What We Are Eating Today: Pink Camel

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Updated 25 July 2020

What We Are Eating Today: Pink Camel

  • Pink Camel is located on Ibrahim Al-Jaffali Road in Al-Andalus district, Jeddah

The Pink Camel cafe has elevated the art of pastry cooking in the Kingdom. Everything from the cafe’s exquisite interior to its superb range of produce tells a tale of class and authenticity.
The cafe provides more than high-quality desserts. The entire experience is bound to delight customers, starting at the entrance with a rose pink wall. The rest of the boutique store is adorned with greenery and color-coordinated furniture.
Staff are friendly and helpful. As someone with a sweet tooth and a picky taste, I was surprised by the flavor of most of the things a friend and I tried.
The cafe offers a variety of macaroons, ranging from local options like the Halawa Tahinia macaroon, to international-inspired flavors such as salted caramel and pistachio.
Pink Camel has also upped its pastry game by offering macaroon ice creams, with gluten-free options for those watching their diet.
Another thing I enjoyed from their bakery was the Nutella loaf cake, a soft-chocolate sponge decorated with swirls of Nutella. Coffee is freshly brewed by professionals, who serve an unbeatable brew.
Pink Camel is located on Ibrahim Al-Jaffali Road in Al-Andalus district, Jeddah.


‘Once it’s gone, it’s gone’: Edgy new abaya label sparks demand with limited drops

Updated 19 September 2020

‘Once it’s gone, it’s gone’: Edgy new abaya label sparks demand with limited drops

DUBAI: If one were to describe The Cap Project’s designs in a few words, “a mix of couture and streetwear” would be most fitting. Equal parts luxurious and edgy, the Dubai-based label is not your average abaya brand.

Founded in 2017 by an anonymous local design duo hailing from the UAE, the rising brand is coveted for its modern take on the Emirati woman’s sartorial staple by way of deconstructed tailoring, oversized silhouettes and a vibrant color palette, making it anything but the traditional black abaya.  

The womenswear brand was born after the designer’s couldn’t find what they were looking for in the market. Supplied

Like many fashion lines,  the contemporary womenswear brand was born after the designer’s couldn’t find what they were looking for in the market. So, they decided to make it. “Our designs are basically pieces that we would want to be seen in,” explained one half of the design duo, who choose to remain anonymous, to Arab News. 

This translates into comfortable, day-friendly abayas and luxurious chiffon overlays with matching shaylas that are perfect for nighttime with a little jewelry and the right pair of heels. 

Meanwhile, the brand’s newest collection for September 2020 has more of a utilitarian feel to it. Think buckles, oversized pockets, military green colorways and magnetic closures. “We like to push the envelope in terms of our designs,” stated the reclusive designer.

The Cap Project draws its name from its unique “capping” business model. Supplied

However, not everyone can get their hands on the brand’s highly-sought-after pieces.  

In fact, The Cap Project draws its name from its unique “capping” business model, which is a retail concept that entails producing limited pieces for purchase. The brand, which takes orders through Whatsapp, has an Instagram Stories highlights dedicated solely to the items that have been “capped” so that their clients know what’s out of stock. 

The drops are limited to pieces of three, six and eleven. Supplied

The idea, the designer explains, is that they “just want girls to feel like they have something exclusive and that’s just for them.”

It’s also an ethical component of the brand. The drops are limited to pieces of three, six and eleven, reducing waste and increasing personalization.  

And once an item is out of stock, even if there’s a demand, the designers will not produce more. Or, in the creative designer’s words: “Once it’s gone, it’s gone.”