Last week, I got to be part of Bahrain’s first and biggest Influencer meet up at Enma mall Bahrain, where a selected group of bloggers and influencers were given a VIP tour of the Mall, located in Riffa.
The influencers , apart from myself , included Makeup artist/ blogger and fitness instructor Najla Bastaki, Ali Fareed- Food and Lifestyle blogger, Azhar Hubail – Makeup Artist and founder of makeup brand AH, Hamsa Sayeed- Lifestyle Coach, Mahmood Janahi – Winner of Chopped at Nino, Bahrain’s most loved baker and founder of Mahmood Janahi Cakes, Mohammed Saad - Sports Nutritionist, Mohammed Sadeq- Founder of WEDO Bahrain ,Khaled Janahi – comedian , Omar Farooq - photographer, Ameera Al Kooheji –TV presenter and 96.5 FM’s Imran Al Aradi- Comedian and RJ.
The tour started off with breakfast and a welcome note by Wafa Obaidat of Obai & Hill at Le Chocolat, where we dove into a delicious spread of traditional Arabic breakfast, complete with Mahiawa, Balateet and some amazing stuff (part of the new menu) which I can’t pronounce or spell. We got an insight to what Le chocolat offers, a taste of the new items on the menu and as always, excellent service.
Our first stop of the tour was Grands Medical, a tiny pharmacy that stocked mainly beauty- related products, including Bioderma’s micellar water, that made an appearance on my favorite’s video, Vichy, and a few new brands that I got to learn about- I tried the Vichy Dercos hair mask, a part of the goody bag from Grands and ended up loving it!
The second stop on the tour map was Bazelt Gallery and after swooning over a pair of amazing Fendi Glasses and making a mental note of the make(to pick it up later in the month), we visited Lifestyle Jewelry , that stocked some amazing watches and diamond jewelry. Obviously Najla and I were too attached to the diamonds to say goodbye, but hold on, we get more attached to another store.
Latif Shoes was next on the list- a local brand that stocks quality footwear, handbags and accessories. We got a quick update on the brand’s history, before moving on to value brand F&F and Twenty Four, where you don’t need to burn a hole in your wallet to stock on some on-trend pieces. The store offers trendy clothing for men, women and children- complete with accessories and footwear.
Here’s when there were some collective “oohs” and “aahs” from the ladies- our next stop was Grimas, professional makeup products and supplies. Grimas is a well known brand of stage make up , which is why their makeup is of top quality and lasts long. They even stock Halloween makeup supplies, everything you need to disguise you with a new nose or even some fake blood. Here’s where Najla and I got even more caught up. Especially Najla, because she was in her zone- swatching shadows and all!
All the walking around wore us out a little so we got to chill for a bit at Segafredo, pit stop for some quality and much- needed coffee! A quick group photo followed and we were headed to Moods, a Bahraini home wear brand that stocks some seriously creative stuff. The store was huge and the range they offer, even more. From oversized bean bags to cutlery and bed linen, this store has it all under one roof. I highly recommend a visit to Moods if you’re moving houses or simply redecorating.
Moving on, we also visited Baraka sports where along with a full range of sports gear, you also get to check out the different foosball tables for sale! Our final stop before moving on to food outlets was ‘My Little World’- a creative play space for toddlers where kids can play in the various areas designed to fit every child’s ambition.
With the tour almost to an end, we got to check out Shawaytnah and Dig’in Pizza before finally stopping at Mado. If you follow me on Snapchat, you guys would already know that I love the eatery. We feasted on delicious, freshly made kunafa and Turkish tea to end the tour.
So the next time you’re in Enma mall, make sure you visit a few of these places and don’t forget to pick up Vichy Dercos hair mask from Grands Medical and have a taste of the food at Mado, Which I personally love!
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