What to do when H has meetings and most of your closest friends have left Kuwait on vacation? Stay at The Kuwait Hilton Beach and Spa Resort with B where they celebrate Christmas in Kuwait big time.
Last year we had Christmas at the lovely Hotel Missoni but it just didn't feel like Christmas. The Hilton has decorations and celebrations everywhere complete with Poinsettias and festive music.
A gigantic Christmas tree at the Songbird Cafe complete with Filipinos singing Christmas carols and Christmas themed food.
Christmas Cakes <3
It rained or was cloudy most of the time but Boxing Day brought us rays of gorgeous sunshine.
It finally became a little cold and the Arabian Gulf and beach were just stunning.
We had our own rooms with breathtaking views.
H came to the Hilton first thing Christmas morning for exchanging presents and Christmas brunch before his first meeting. He was really sleepy because of our late night Christmas Eve dinner at the Hilton the night before.
Jewelry <3 (most romantic present from my Kuwaiti Santa). I added some sparkle and a splash of Santa Claus for the photograph.
H found the English edition of the Sons of Sinbad at the last book fair in Kuwait. You can find out more on the Australian Sea Captain Alan Velliers if you read our post on Touring Kuwait in Three Days [here].
Hermes finally called H that the Birkin was in and I opened this beauty on Christmas morning. Bama brought hers along to the Hilton so we were matchy matchy. :p (H isn't very happy that I made him take this bag and a few others to his house and store in his enormous walkin closet. I only use them when we go to dinner so he has to bring me my bag of choice for every date. I'm training him already on how to be a good husband. ;)
Because of the Christmas gifts I knew about already, I made him promise no more expensive gifts, only a few tiny, thoughtful presents and my poem. If you know H you find out quickly how unpredictable & crazy on birthdays and holidays he gets. (Hence the bags and wrapped boxes he teased me with.) The more you tell him don't, the more he does...That includes friends, family, co-workers and charities. He spends his life helping others and making people happy yet you will never hear him talk about it. Here I am blogging about all my experiences in Kuwait and telling the world. He's a very private person and I guess I will have to be more like him once we get married. (This bag is also going to H's house. His Mother has a collection of bags to die for and they have massive US Style security around their gigantic house.)
Christmas brunch? Honey please...! We indulged all day long.
Two days of spa treatments with the aquatic pool and it was a very relaxing and wet Christmas.
Just push the "magic" button and you can request almost any wish. (i.e. Hot chocolate with whip cream in the middle of the night.) No hotel in Kuwait treats you better than they do in my opinion. They almost always get your request right.
Hot Chocolate <3
What a romantic late night of strawberries dipped in chocolate and a remote control. Kidding! We watched Santa Claus 3. ;p
Although I am far from home and missing my family and loved ones in America, this Christmas in Kuwait was spectacular thanks to the Kuwait Hilton, my gf Bama and true love and soul mate, H.
For the post on Part 1 click [here].