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Go Green Lebanon: Send it by Bike

Roger Le Boulanger tells me about Deghri: “You know that you can ask for your bread to be delivered all over Beirut with Deghri?“. I was curious to know what is Deghri until I watched their video. I immediately believed in their idea and think we should all give them a bit of support. DeghriMessengers provide Beirut’s »more...

Celebrating Brazilian Gastronomy at Le Gray with Chefs Paolo and Erik

On the occasion of the Brazilian Gastronomy Festival organized at Hotel Le Gray, Chef Paulo Machado and chef Erik Nakonechnyj were invited to Lebanon to share three nights of Brazilian culinary wonders. Before dinner I had the chance to meet with the chefs and ask some questions about the Brazilian cuisine and its origins. Of »more...

Chef Alain Ducasse Brings Rivea to London

Legendary French chef Alain Ducasse has extended the Rivea restaurant name (his other one is at Hôtel Byblos in St Tropez) to London, at the Bulgari Hotel & Residences.  Inspired by the vibrant food markets in Italy and Provence, the Mediterranean restaurant serves a mixture of French and Italian cuisine in a chic, convivial and relaxed setting. »more...

A Chilling Solution with these Coolsticks

It is so hot outside…these cool new Blomus Mesco Coolsticks fuse stirrers with ice cubes into a single drink are the chilling solution. Just place the stainless steel stir sticks into the silicone freezing tray, fill with water and pop in your freezer. Then whenever you have a drink that needs to be chilled and »more...

Décalages (6 July 2014) -full show-

Sunday 6 July 2014, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (10am-12pm) 1. Nicolas Jaar (Son House remake) 2. Darkside 3. James Blake 4. Wild Beasts 5. Damien Jurado 6. Half Moon Run 7. John Grant > Listen to Part 1: decalages 6 july (part 1)  8. Feist 9. Bill Callahan 10. Bonnie Prince Billy (live) 11. Tom Jones (Leonard Cohen cover) 12. Leonard […]

Roger le Boulanger: The Excellence of an Artisan Baker

Waking up every day at 6am to prepare the dough, mix it, carve and bake it… Roger spends all his day creating fine pieces of bread for the connoisseurs. Two years ago, Roger Nasr a photographer and cinematographer who worked all his life producing documentaries decided to start a new chapter in his life, a new »more...

Wolf at the door?

I know I’m not the only parent in families with several languages to obsess over how much exposure our progeny get to each language. When I read other blogs or forums there’s often a sense of the struggle for survival. Parents racing to stay ahead of the majority language, an unstoppable wave. If we hesitate for but a moment, we’ll see the minority language(s) engulfed by it.
Just to update on our situation, Beirut Baby is nearly three, and Paris Baby is now ten months. I speak English to the kids, my husband speaks French (one of his three family languages) to them and together we two speak English and French. We have been living in Spain for a few months. We spend a lot of time with English friends and there aren’t many French living in the area.

Lebanese MMA Fighters Impress At The 2014 IMMAF World Championship

Six MMA fighters from Lebanon went to participate for the first time in the IMMAF tournament in Last Vegas which is sponsored by the UFC. The fighters were Joeshwa Mortada at 70 KGs, Richard Saliba at 77 KGs, Imad Hoayek at 84 KGs, Ricardo Bachir at 94 KGs, Mohamed Yakzan at 120 KGs in addition to Rachel Abou Abdullah at 52 KGs and they produced impressive and encouraging results.

#Selfieholic

This is a really good funny video.
We all know these people... Right?  ;)

Maya Diab Gets Pranked By Ramez Qersh El Baher

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These pranks are not funny and shouldn’t be allowed in my opinion.
Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe and Lebanese actress Cyrine Abdelnour got pranked as well once but on a different show by Ramez Galal.
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Lebanon Water Festival 2014 Edition

The Lebanon Water Festival for the year 2014 will take place between August and September and is open to everyone. You can join in as a participants, spectator or volunteer and take part in activities like Underwater Diving, water skiing, sailing, surfing, stand up paddle and kite boarding.
Check out the full calendar [here] and go have some fun!

Uber: A New Approach to Taxiing… Now in Beirut

Ubers have been roaming around the Middle East since September 2013 and it wasn’t long until the shout out to bring Uber to Beirut City was heard! Yes that’s true…Uber just rolled right into its 6th city in the Middle East to set the coolest trend! Use promo code “uberNGNO” and we both get a free $10 »more...

Maya Diab on Ramez Qersh El Baher

As every year, Ramez Galal always manages to pull the scariest pranks on celebrities! It’s good no one has fainted on the show yet.
Another Lebanese celebrity who also got pranked on Ramez Qersh El Baher is Nawal El Zoghbi.

Lebanese Don’t Like To Admit Defeat, Even In The World Cup

I’ve been asked by at least 5 people today about the stupid rumor circulating that Brazilian players got paid to lose the game to Germany. Apparently there’s an article in Arabic claiming that its source is AFP and that Brazilians lost the game on purpose. Needless to say, the story is fake and no one mentioned it except few lousy blogs and websites and it’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Why the hell would the Brazilian team, who’s playing on home soil, want to get humiliated by the Germany team 7 to 1?

Careem – Another cab app launched in Beirut!

Seems like it’s the cab apps day on the blog today! I was searching for similar services to Uber in the region and came across this article on the launching of Careem in Beirut.
Careem is yet another cab app that connects passengers to drivers and works exactly the same way as Uber, except that I felt like the booking process is smoother in Uber. What remains now though is knowing which one has the best fares and service.

Elissa on VOGUE!


 She Never cease to amaze me with her inspired album covers, this one is inspired from many beauty ads and from fashion magazines!
Note: This is a teaser campaign, the real cover might be inspired by Angelina Jolie's latest movie!

Uber launches in Beirut

Uber-Logo
Uber is a on-demand car service based in San Francisco, California that connects passengers with drivers in over 140 cities through a mobile app allowing customers to order a ride, track their driver’s location, and finally pay using their credit card.
They have already been operating in several cities across the middle east, and they just announced today on their blog expanding to Beirut with Pierre Rabbat and Daniella Rahme being the first two to try their service.

Uber Now Available In Beirut

I’ve always heard about Uber but never tried it to be honest. Uber is a transportation app that you can use to request a ride by pinning your location and get picked up within minutes. Uber is available in more than 130 cities and 30 countries.
If you are a new user, here how it works:
1- Download Uber via the App Store on iOs & Android.
2- No need for cash. Register your account with a credit card (Visa/MasterCard).
3- Drop the pin on a pick up location & track the car in real-time.

UBER Launched in Beirut!


WOOOOOOW! I can’t believe Uber is now in Beirut! Uber is the awesome app I use to get around when I’m in a hurry and don’t feel like taking public transportation abroad.

Middle East’s Largest Karting Circuit Opening in Lebanon


It’s gonna be 1.3 kilometers long, the longest kart circuit in the Middle East, and it’s set to open this month! It’s located in Mtein, the hometown of the man behind this project, Walid Bou Sleiman.

Beirut To Nowhere

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This is a documentary on the Fouad Boutros highway, a motorway connecting Hekmeh in Achrafieh to Mar Mikhail and piercing through one of the city’s old neighborhoods. There are a lot of people working against the project, but I don’t think it’s as bad as they are making it look. In fact, I got a presentation a while back on the project that I will share soon with you.

Smell of victory - Hamas is benefitting from the latest clash between Israel and Palestine

The Israeli campaign in Gaza is ongoing, so it may be premature to designate winners and losers just yet. However, from the perspective of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the fighting until now has allowed both to attain a number of political and military objectives at a crucial time in inter-Palestinian relations.

The latest Gaza war has been very different from previous ones by virtue of the weapons the Palestinian groups have deployed. Whereas Hamas and Islamic Jihad mainly bombed Israeli localities near the Strip in the past (because their weapons didn’t allow otherwise), today they have the capability of targeting Israeli cities such as Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

How The Lebanese Conquered Brazil

Photo of Beirut Port with ships used for migration (Credit: LERC Archives)

Lebanese Amhaz Electronics Hit By U.S. Sanctions

As far as I know, Ahmaz people were not really hiding their political allegiance, so they must have seen it coming. For those of you who don’t know Stars Group, they basically mobile phones to the majority of shops in Lebanon and always get the new phones ahead of others somehow.

Of all these things is made my summer wine (round up)

It could be the calmness of the summer, or the bad economic situation, or the languishness of Ramadan, whatever it is, there's precious little material rolling in. Still, I managed to gather those.

Newly Discovered Ruins Being Plundered in Downtown Beirut


It looks like the series of outright destruction and theft of Lebanon’s archeological treasures continues. Today, while walking by, a close friend noticed ruins being excavated on a new lot prepped for construction between the Bank Audi HQ and the Elie Saab HQ, just a stone’s throw away from the Prime Minister’s HQ (quite a fancy neighborhood, huh?).

How To Ramadan

What? A non-Muslim telling Muslims how to fast? The nerve!

Lebanon To Import Water From Turkey To Fight Shortage

Lebanon is in the extremely high water stress level [Map]
The previous government had plans to sell water to Cyprus less than a year ago and now we are planning to buy water from Turkey through Spragg bags due to the shortage we’re facing.
This is both sad and hilarious!
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How To Find Your Soul Mate


Although my Facebook timeline has been flooded with puffy white wedding gowns and cute chubby newborns lately, a portion of my dearest friends (both ladies and gents) are a long way from settling down anytime soon. I say this with confidence because they’re either single and really fed up with mingling or they’re dating someone casually who they would never dream of introducing to the parents.

Batroun Khallia A7la: Beach Clean Up Campaign

A group of young Lebanese have started an initiative “Batroun Khalia A7la” aimed at keeping beaches in Batroun clean. They’ve already cleaned with the help of volunteers the Ghleyghile beach and gathered over 40 trash bags that included a TV, some car wheels, used baby diapers among other things. I uploaded before and after pictures from their Facebook page.

Hallab tastes much better than their bland campaign.


I am glad Hallab 1881 tastes much better than its campaign, because the campaign it launched is bland - "incolore inodore".

"Separation of Church and State"


It seems the Middle East is not the only place where God and guns go together. This alternating digital display was running constantly on screens throughout New York's LaGuardia Airport.