Barrel and Drum Event Invitation

It’s finally happening! We are super excited to share with you all this great news about our first brand lunch!

Barrel and drum invites you to celebrate it’s lunch party on the 28th of January 2015 at Ezmeel in Riyadat Mall Bahrain at 7:00 pm!

Join us for a night of grub, fun and music by the local band ‘The Relocators’ Don’t miss out!



Pure Adrenaline: Al Haddad Motors holds Mercedes-Benz Off Track Drive Day


MANAMA (ISA TOWN): Al Haddad Motors gave members of the Bahraini Media an opportunity to experience the performance of the dynamic Mercedes-Benz SUV range during an exhilirating all-day drive event held on Saturday the 13th of December at the off track course at the Bahrain International Circuit. Among the vehicles tested were the ML 63, ML 400, ML 500, GLK 250 as well as the the GL 500.

Graeme Newport, General Manager of Al Haddad Motors said: “Within the Mercedes-Benz Driving Events, this new initiative of the off-track drive day will expose the media to the performance of our powerful and versatile SUV vehicles. It takes a circuit like this one to experience the full capability and agility of a car like the all new ML 400 or the GLK 250, for example. ”

The Off Track Drive Day event which lasted from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM was one to remember above previous test drives because Al Haddad Motors provided 6 cars for the media, making it a major test drive of contemporary luxury SUV vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Bahrain.

Particpating members of the media were able to witness first hand the optimized and upgraded features that the range is equipped with, including AVS, a computer-controlled system that continuously adjusts shock absorber damping rates to inmprove ride comfort and handling on steep declines. The V6 GL-Class has options like the AIRMATIC package for better ride control which helps in getting over the toughest of roads and worst terrains.


Among the obstacles that the media hand to maneouver around were 70, 75 and 85 degree slopes, ditches as well as a seesaw on the water.

In addition, the test venue at the Bahrain International Circuit, is certified by FIA as a Grade A obstacle course, so participating media became fhte first group of general individuals to test this world-class racing circuit, with driving instructors from Mercedes-Benz as their mentors.

The launch this iniative highlights Al Haddad Motors unfaltering commitment to showcasing the passion and performance in their automobiles.




Behind the Brush: Make-up Extravaganza Event at Salad Boutique


Mai Al Moayyed – The Make-Up Manual

Azhar Hubail – AH Make-Up

Marwa AlJaber – Mad Cosmetics


You are cordially invited to join us for this exciting event alongside the launch of Salad Boutique’s Afternoon High Tea.


Date: Wednesday December 10th, 2014 at 7pm.

Location: Salad Boutique restaurant, 338 district, Adliya


The panel discussion will be followed by a live make-up demonstration by the panelists as well as two exciting pop up shops.


Join us for a fantastic evening of festive fun and glamour!


Spaces are limited, please RSVP to or call 17536092 to book your spot.

The Design District Group Announces The Opening of Missoni Home in Bahrain

SEPTEMBER 18TH 2014 – Manama, Bahrain:

The Design District group in collaboration with T&J Vestor announce the launch of the esteemed Missoni Home concept into Bahrain after a grand opening launch event that took place on the 18th of September.

The space, located in on the Ground Floor, new extension of the prestigious Al Aali Shopping complex, offers a view of the multicolored world of Missoni Home extending over 160 square meters of lifestyle, furnishing and outdoor products displayed alongside the world- famous brand’s classic panorama of home textiles and linen. This is a full-immersion experience of Missoni Home’s kaleidoscopic colors and designs, packed with ideas and décor proposals and the chance to experience textures and materials. The space promises to be a point of reference for design professionals and brand lovers with discerning taste in the Kingdom.

Carrying the unmistakable geometric pattern and ethnic élan of the over-arching brand, Missoni Home holds true to the very same values on which the Italian company was built. Sporting the effortless combination of patterns and bold colors, it is a true delight for the visual senses.

Designed by Rosita Missoni, and in production since 1983, the home collection is produced and distributed by T&J Vestor. This flawless collaboration between two family-owned businesses steeped in tradition and regarded as some of the best in their fields has translated into some of the finest and distinguishable pieces of furnishing available on the market.

Now producing everything from carpets, bathrobes and linen to throws and poufs, the home collection is large yet each item is perceptibly Missoni.

Taking inspiration from North Africa, Central Asia and South America, the collection on show at the Bahrain showroom truly embraces a fusion between east and west.

“It is such a wonderful experience to be absorbed in such a extraordinary palette of colors that inject an elegant and refreshing vibe of happiness into our daily lifestyle. Life is definitely a lot more interesting with color!” – said Basma Nass Creative Director of the Design District Group.

Located in the most elegant and sophisticated cities worldwide, a truly considered and intelligent approach to textiles color and to pattern pervades every Missoni Home collection. The team behind the brand approaches home wares in the same exacting, bespoke way it does fashion, by continuously adding, subtracting, tweaking, reinventing and developing tactile new weaves and new color combinations. Missoni Home develops pieces that are as dramatic in isolation as they are layered and grouped together.


“I am especially pleased to announce the opening of Missoni Home in Bahrain, as I believe this will be a true crowning jewel in the interior scene here in Bahrain. Missoni Home is a dynamic and exciting concept that I am honored to be able to help bring to the Kingdom of Bahrain”– said Feryal Nass, CEO of the Design District Group.


Located in the Seef district, the Al-Aali Shopping Complex, with its plush vicinities, sophisticated atmosphere and abundance of luxury labels, beckons the crème de la crème of the Kingdom’s shoppers. Those looking to visit the Missoni Home store in Al A’ali Shopping Complex should head to the Ground Floor, new extension and should expect nothing less than the utmost elegance and style in line with the world-famous fashion’s brand’s illustrious status. Missoni Home also relaunched it’s showroom in the KSA, which was inaugurated by his excellency the mayor of Jeddah Dr Hani Aborass On Tuesday September 16th.



Tied to the aesthetic innovation and technical invention that have always changed the identity of knitwear, Missoni is one of the best known, loved and recognized fashion and design brands in the world. Missoni style is the result of a partnership between two people. Tai and Rosita decided to set up a knitwear business in the sixties, and were soon at the cutting edge of Italian fashion. Missoni inaugurated and affirmed an unmistakable way of dressing and living: with a colorful “put-together” of zigzag motifs, stripes, waves and slub yarns in a patchwork of geometric and floral jacquard. The couple started a family and their children Vittorio, Luca and Angela, the brand’s creative director since 1996, grew up in direct contact with their parents’ work. Closely involved with the business, they took on increasingly responsible roles, becoming co-creators in a project that continues to seduce and excite today. Missoni is now one of the best representatives of Italian fashion and design excellence around the world. With its pioneering multicolored aesthetic vision, it continues to influence the contemporary lifestyle, thanks also to the success of the Missoni Home line.

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VYU Studios – Shaking up the photography experience in Bahrain!

VYU Studios – Shaking up the photography experience in Bahrain!

RIFFA – June 2014: Vyu Studios is a high-end professional photography and videography studio, founded based on a mission to revolutionize the photography experience in Bahrain. A far cry from the average 15-minute photography studio, Vyu Studios boasts a fully outfitted studio in the heart of Riffa. They first opened their doors in 2011 and have been dedicated to providing exemplary service and truly elevating the local standards of photography ever since.



The founders drew their inspiration from an unsatisfactory experience with international, as well as local, photographers, and wanted to provide a service that was reliable, trustworthy and high quality. Hence, the types of equipment used are a wide variety of advance technologies that encompasses full HD video cameras, HDSLR cameras, in house printing facilities, and a blue ray option for its videos.

“Our vision is to enhance the photography business in the Kingdom through usage of advanced technology, a staff that enjoys a high quality of service and an eye for capturing the good times in a special occasion, to keep as a visual memory for years to come” Said one of the founders during a visit to their studio.



Vyu Studios specializes in weddings, engagement, as well as Henna parties. It’s qualified staff is trained to start coverage as soon as wedding preparations begin, covering every minor detail, reflecting the luxury and thinking out of the box for creative angles. However, this does not stop the ambitious founders from widening the range of expertise to cover other events such as launching events, birthdays and collaborate with local initiatives, such as fashion designer Reem Buqais, for The Bow Tie Project, as well as local designer by Farah and international food chain Vapiano.

Vyu Studios embodies the leadership in Bahraini citizens to take initiative and work by values such as experience, efficiency, perfection in service and most importantly protection of client interests through embracing their privacy.

To see some of the studio’s work, follow them on instagram @vyustudios, or Facebook: VYU Studios. For further details on the services they provide, call +973 1777 0323 or visit Villa 973, Block 915, 1516 Road No 1516, Riffa, during the hours between 10:00 am – 6:30 pm Monday to Thursday, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Saturday, and 10:00 am – 6:30 pm on Sunday, where their friendly staff would be more than delighted to assist you.




About Vyu Studios

Bahrain’s premier high-end professional photography and videography studio, that specializes in weddings, events coverage, and lifestyle photography. They first opened their doors in 2011 and have been dedicated to providing exemplary service and truly elevating the local standards of photography ever since.


For press inquiries please contact:



Exciting Upcoming Mosaic Workshop

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Faiza AlSaeed, is the first artist in Bahrain to focus on the craft of mosaic design. Her love for mosaic deepened when she met and learned from legendary British mosaic artist Emma Biggs in London. Finding her passion in mosaic made her realize that a person doesn’t have to be an excellent painter or illustrator to be an artist.

Faiza is the first local designer to have her designs displayed in the furniture store ‘Mood’ in Enma Mall. The launch event of her collection at Moods was a success with everyone from art lovers to press curious to know more about mosaic. In light of this success and much interest in the art of mosaic Faiza will be giving a two day mosaic workshop at Riyadat mall on the 12th and 13th of September.


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Hurry up and book your seat! It will be an enjoyable and productive weekend spent with Faiza herself. Email to book your space.




Salad Boutique: New plans on their way to execution!


Salad Boutique is originally a Kuwaiti franchise founded in 2009, it opened in Bahrain in 2011. It is a family owned business owned by six sisters who share the passion of offering good fresh food to their customers. Salad Boutique is the result of the owners’ bold imagination and creative concept of food and service.The restaurant is differentiated by its extensive “salad as main course” menu. They offer all kind of appetizers, and soups.  They serve all day western and eastern breakfast, and for lunch, they proud themselves by serving a wide range of salads, sandwiches, mini burgers and risottos. Party platters and deserts are also available as Salad Boutique aims to be an all-purpose restaurant. For drinks, they offer fresh juices and innovative energy drinks that are made from fresh fruits.


At Salad Boutique , they love creating food that appeals to all. Their quality and passion is what intrigued us the most. We consider Salad Boutique ‘a piece of art’, and art is boundless and universal. Conceived and established in a tiny country, we pursue a dream – to take Salad Boutique beyond the borders of Kuwait and into the global arena.


We are glad to say that they are now one of our clients. We look forward to working with them as we can sense their creativity and innovation. We also highly regard their values of giving back to the community, inspiring others and serving healthy yet luxurious food. 


Faiza Saeed, Bahrain’s First Mosaic Artist


Faiza Saeed is the first artist in Bahrain to focus on the craft of mosaic design. When she was younger, Faiza was constantly experimenting with various art forms until she discovered mosaic art while visiting museums in Britain, Italy and Spain. Her love for mosaic deepened when she met and learned from legendary British mosaic artist Emma Biggs in London. Finding her passion in mosaic made her realize that a person doesn’t have to be an excellent painter or illustrator to be an artist.



On Thursday the 17th of July the beauty and authenticity of Faiza’s work was celebrated at Enma mall for her launch at Moods, being the first local designer to be stocked there. Selected aesthetic pieces were presented with a twist as they will be mixed and matched with the furniture at the store. The beauty of this collaboration is highlighted as Moods itself is a local enterprise that has taken the initiative to embrace other local businesses.



Faiza’s mission is to spread the art of mosaics in Bahrain. She wants to beautify her native Bahrain by adding pops of color with mosaics everywhere. In addition, mosaics are the most durable art form because they can withstand Bahrain’s hot summer months, as well as wind and rain in the winter months. Faiza continues to experiment with mosaics, first on tables and wall pieces, as well as coffee tables and pots. Faiza continues to sell her work in markets, at exhibitions, and conducts weekly classes for beginners.

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Obai and Hill is proud to represent Faiza Saeed Mosaics as one of our clients. For more information on classes and to make orders / any high res images of work / organize interview contact us or on 39937669



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21 For 21 – Vapiano Press Event

Vapiano Bahrain hosted and exclusive press event at its Bahrain City Center branch to celebrate the launch of its new menu which includes 21 fabulous new recipes.

21 members of the press were invited to experience the fresh flavors and ingredients of the 21 new recipes. Attendees also had the chance to get the inside scoop on how the live cooking stations and kitchen are run. Lunch was served promptly thereafter and the festivities ran from 12:00 – 1:30.Screen Shot 2014-06-01 at 10.40.23 AM

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Mosaic Summer Workshop


Begin you mosiac journey at the beginners workshop at Faiza’s Mosaic Studio.

For more information, please contact or call +97316536097/ +97336399236