Whilst wondering what to give the friends we are staying with in Canada as a thank you/Christmas gift, we knew we wanted to find something both original and local. Paying the last visit to our favourite Shisha shop to stock up on the flavours (we bought ALOT of boxes to ship!) we came across these wonderful sets that would make the perfect present for shisha smokers and non shisha smokers alike.
I’ve been so excited to show it off! Now unwrapped and with the happy owner I can do so…
Smoking Shisha goes hand in hand with the Middle Eastern way of life; it has been around for hundreds of years and is part of Arab culture and traditions. Instead of going out for a pint of beer to a pub, locals meet friends at a nearby Shisha cafe, smoke for about an hour and nibble on Meze (cold dishes including humous, flat bread, fattoush salad, falafel etc) and drink juices or the famous Pepsi (pronounced ‘bebsi’). There is a range of various cafes from the fancy, down to the most basic; usually set up by a local and his friends outside in the sand with high wooden benches and tables.
with beautiful decoration..
and glass base
Now before someone wags the finger, I am not a Shisha smoker myself! Mr S loves it and I became fascinated watching him setting it up, buying the right supplies, the wonderful smell! and of course these beautiful pipes and sets. I even talked Mr S into buying me my own pipe last time we were in the shop (just because it’s pretty really) and I heard in Canada you can buy Tobacco free Shisha, so I will be looking into that!
My new pipe
I am playing catch up right now as I have been ill in bed for the past few days so tomorrow I will post the second exciting thing I couldn’t wait to show!
Have a creative evening!