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My Luxury Outlet Special Sale Week

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with My Luxury Outlet, but I know a lot of girls (and very few guys) who wait for this special sale week to go and buy stuff there. The only reason why I know about this shop is because it’s located on the Mar Nicolas stairs and every time I go to Gemmayze I see it. MLO is part of the Holdal Abou Adal group and is a multi-brand outlet store that sells luxury brands such as Lancel, Longchamp, Fratelli Rossetti, Kipling, S.T.Dupont and others. A friend was telling me yesterday how people go crazy over these sales and that once she saw a couple of ladies fighting over a bag.

What You Need To Know About Digital Drugs In Lebanon

The last time I heard about “digital drugs” was a couple of years ago when they decided to ban them in Dubai If I am not mistaken. I don’t know why the phenomenon just got to Lebanon, or at least the Lebanese media just found out about it, but I second Gino that you have to be stupid to buy this stuff. Moreover, I am not sure how the Lebanese authorities are planning to ban this thing as it’s impossible to do.

Shawarmanji’s Halloween Campaign

That’s a hilarious campaign and I like the fact that CBJ and Crepaway replied positively. Nevertheless, that’s not enough and one of them should come with a really smart reply.

What Really Happened With Sukleen’s Sleiman?

We are all glad that Sleiman is better now but I believe this report was needed to clarify what really happened and Sukleen should issue a clear statement to explain who really assaulted Sleiman and whether he was arrested or not.
PS: Last two seconds of the report should have been omitted.
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USJ Suspends Student Elections: All Universities Should Do The Same In Lebanon

Saint Joseph University issued a statement earlier today and stated student elections will be suspended for the current academic year. The decision came after NDU suspended its elections following the quarrel that took place between Lebanese Forces and Free Patriotic Movement students on Wednesday.

Ayia Napa’s Senior Frog’s Coming To Beirut

I am sure every Lebanese who traveled to Ayia Napa has been to Senior Frog’s. It’s the best place to kick off the party there as it’s always crowded and there’s always live entertainment. Well guess what? Senior Frog’s is coming to Concrete 1994 in Sin el Fil, Beirut for two nights on November 21 and 22.
Regular entrance tickets are at 45$ and 55$ (65$ at the door) and VIP tickets are at 100$.

Halloween Events & Parties Happening This Weekend In Beirut

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Here are some of the Halloween events and parties happening in Beirut this weekend. If there are other events that I have missed out, let me know and I will add them. Too bad no one has organized a Zombie walk in Beirut yet but there’s the Halloween night ride which is close enough.

Update: Walid Joumblatt Is Tweeting Himself

For those of you still doubting if it’s really Joumblatt tweeting, His Excellency Tom Fletcher, among others, “confirmed” in a tweet the authenticity of Joumblatt’s Twitter account. If you think about it, his tweets do sound like him.

Ghadi The Movie To Represent Lebanon At The Oscars

This is great news for Lebanon as Ghadi is the 11th Lebanese movie to make it to the Oscars since 1978 and will be competing against 80 other entries in the foreign language category.
Check out my review of Ghadi [Here].

Lebanese Bushra El-Turk, Hind Hobeika And Bahia Shehab Among BBC’s Top 100 Women Of 2014

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Three Lebanese women made it to BBC’s 100 Women Of 2014 list. The list is aimed at highlighting inspiring figures from around the world and part of the BBC’s pledge to better represent women in its international coverage.

World Cup 2018 Logo Unveiled

The 2018 World Cup will take place in Russia and the logo is supposed to represent Russia’s heart & soul. I think it looks great specially when compared to the previous two World Cups logos. Now let’s wait and see what Qatar comes up with in few years time, assuming FIFA will allow them to still host the World Cup.

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Sukleen Treated Sleiman And Will Be Taking The Necessary Actions

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I am very glad to hear Sleiman is in good health and I hope they arrest the person who assaulted him soon. In case you missed the original story, Sleiman is a Sukleen worker who got assaulted and humiliated in Dekwaneh two days and it didn’t take long before the story went viral.

Bellboys are not just for hotels: Gandour gets a new logo.


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And the saga continues, during the last 18 months so many Lebanese institutions have rebranded, Crepaway changed its selling line, whereas Matta,

7ki Jelis Does The Bra Cam Experiment With Myriam Klink

7ki Jelis reproduced the Nestlé FITNESS bra camera initiative and fitted Myriam Klink with a pink bra embedded with a hidden camera and asked her to walk inside a mall and see how many times her breasts are checked out. I liked the original experiment as it’s a smart way to raise awareness on Breast Cancer but I think Myriam Klink is a bad choice. Also, I don’t understand why the video says that she’s stripping or “tzallatit” which means getting naked which she’s not.

Giveaway: 10 Avant-Premiere Tickets To Watch INTERSTELLAR: The Movie Event Of The Year

I am pretty sure a lot of movie fans are eagerly waiting to watch Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, so here’s your chance to win avant-premiere tickets and watch it before anyone else. This $165M movie, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, is set to be a front runner in this year’s Oscar race and has been rated 9.5 on IMDb so far.
The Avant-Premiere is taking place on November 3 at VOX Cinemas BCC starting 7:30pm. In order to get in the competition, you have to answer the below:

Gandour’s New Logo

Gandour is changing its old logo and switching to the new one above. The bell-boy was also present in the 1940s’ logo along with the flag but he is becoming the primary focus now.
I’ve never really paid that much attention to Gandour’s logos but I like the new one.
PS: The new logo was designed Mash Creative and SocioDesign.

From Beirut to Dubai by MamaRowana


So here I am 1 month after writing my last piece about Lebanon not being my ‘happily ever after’ story. Since then, I left Beirut to the states to visit my family and to be a bridesmaid at my best friend’s wedding. Shortly after, my family and I took the big step to relocate to a new country, to a new city we could call home. This place is drum roll….Dubai (cue ‘eyes rolling’).

Lebanese Pot Farmers Vs. Da3esh

Who would have thought? Da3esh is actually uniting Lebanese factions in certain areas. I’d love to see pot farmers smoking weed and fighting alongside the Lebanese Army against terrorist groups in the Bekaa.

Lebanon Ranked Among The Worst Countries In Terms Of Gender Inequality

The Annual Gender Gap Index is out and Lebanon has dropped from last year to the 135th spot (out of 142) and suffers from severe gender inequality. Moreover, Lebanon ranked really bad in terms of female political participation, given the low number of women holding public office. Lebanon is the second worst ranked country in the Arab world after Syria only in the 139th spot. Kuwait is the best ranked in 113th spot, followed by UAE (115), Bahrain (124), Egypt (129), Saudi Arabia (130) and Jordan (134).

Sukleen Worker Assaulted And Humiliated In Dekwaneh

Assuming the story is true, Sukleen must investigate this incident and report it to the Lebanese Police in order to arrest whomever assaulted this poor old man. If anyone was there this morning and took pictures or a video of what happened, please call and share all the details you have with the Lebanese Police.

Lebanon, Colombia And India Have The Most Public Holidays In The World

According to a survey of 64 major economies by human resources consulting firm Mercer LLC, Lebanon, Colombia And India have the most public holidays out of the countries studied, while Mexico has the least. I am pretty sure Lebanon should be on top of that list since we always get more days on certain holidays like Easter and Adha for example.
Check out the full infographic [here].

Yves Saint Laurent Makeup Step-By-Step Review

A month back, Yves Saint Laurent invited me to their beauty counter at ABC Ashrafieh for a makeover and to test out some of their makeup collection. I was already obsessing over their Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation which I reviewed here back in July so I knew I was in for a treat. Here is the final look. You can follow the steps below to achieve it

The Beirut Book | Jour J-6 avant la signature

The Beirut Book,liban,typographie arabe,chiffre 6,beirut prints,beyrouth,david hury,tamyrasJour J-6 avant la séance de signature de The Beirut Book au Salon du livre de Beyrouth, le dimanche 2 novembre à 18h. Plus que 6 jours avant le grand jour donc! Toutes les infos sont ici, suivez le lien...

I am the son of a terrorist

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If you’re raised on dogma and hate, can you choose a different path? Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His story is shocking, powerful and, ultimately, inspiring. Link to video on ted.com

The Beirut Book | J-7 avant la signature

the beirut book,liban,typographie arabe,chiffre 10,beirutprints,beyrouth,david hury,tamyrasJour J-7 avant la séance de signature de The Beirut Book au Salon du livre de Beyrouth, le dimanche 2 novembre à 18h. Plus que 7 jours avant le grand jour donc! Toutes les infos sont ici, suivez le lien...

Run For Sarah el Khatib At The Beirut Marathon

The Beirut Marathon Association has opened two extra days for registration for an exceptionally awesome lady, Sarah el Khatib. Sarah was at TEDxLAU this year and delivered an inspiring talk on her fight with cancer, before she died two weeks later. I will be at the Beirut Marathon this year just like every year, and I will be running for Sarah.
For those who missed the deadline and still want to register, here’s a [link] to do so.
For those who missed Sarah’s talk, check it out:

Of change

The one constant you can always rely on.
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Last Beach Day

 Not much happening these days. After the rain of last weekend, we’re back in sunshine mode. A friend and I decided to enjoy one of the (probably) last beach days. It’s not that the weather isn’t good enough to be on the beach after today, but the beach resorts pack up their furniture, close the bar, and turn off the water. That means that from now on we’ve got to go to the beach Dutch style; on a towel in the sand, bring your own food and go home all salty, sticky and sandy. We’ve become too Lebanese to deal with that.

Sky-Fall Proposal In Jbeil

The drone is a nice idea but what’s up with the dancers?
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The Beirut Book | J-8 avant la signature

the beirut book,liban,typographie arabe,chiffre 10,beirutprints,beyrouth,david hury,tamyrasJour J-8 avant la séance de signature de The Beirut Book au Salon du livre de Beyrouth, le dimanche 2 novembre à 18h. Plus que 8 jours avant le grand jour donc! Toutes les infos sont ici, suivez le lien...