Misc

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Lost in the Olive Gro(o)ve

Smoke in the olive grove 
 Got lost in an olive grove this past Sunday. You see, something in the country side attracted our attention; a little white church, it looked a little like a Spanish mission. We weren’t sure how to get there, but there was this one little road that seemed to lead in its directions. Only, it didn’t. The road stopped, but there were olive trees everywhere, and so we figured that if we’d just walk through the olive grove, we’d get there.

Le Bristol’s Sunday Buffet At Achrafieh’s Splendid Villa Linda Sursock

Le Bristol‘s Sunday buffet has been known for years as one of the best buffets in Beirut and is recently being held at Villa Linda Sursock in Achrafieh as the hotel is closed down since 2012 for renovation. The only other Sunday buffet I’ve tried in Beirut so far was the Phoenicia hotel one so I was interested to see how different and special this one is.

Nasri Khattar book launch at Dawaween on February 28th.

After an unfortunate false alarm earlier due to logistic reasons the "Nasri Khattar: Fighting illiteracy with type design" book will be launching on February 28 at Dawaween starting 6 PM.
The official launch invite also includes this intro: "Nasri Khattar is the inventor of Unified Arabic type. He is an architect and a type designer who has dedicated his whole life for the proliferation of Arabic script through the use of Unified Arabic letters that do not change shape according to their position in the word. A visionary work of 30 letter forms that fought their way through the corridors of diplomacy, international business and the minds of Arabs".

Oscars 2015 Red Carpet Best And Worst Dressed

There’s no strut down the red carpet like Oscars walk and you can count on the A-listers to pull out all the fashion stops. Designers from every major couture house all over the world sent in their best gowns but it’s up to the celebrities and their stylists to choose and pair the right gown with the right look that works for them.
So like I do every year, I stayed up and kept a watchful eye for you on the carpet and here is my list of the big hits and misses.

Nezil Ski 3al Cheghel

We all joke about skiing to work or to Beirut specially during storms but this guy did it for real on the Beirut-Damascus road.
Check out the [crazy video].

Week16: LiveLoveBeirut’s Best Pictures Of The Week

Zaitunay bay covered in white – Pic by MohammedAjlabi
I think we can all agree that we’ve had enough of storms this year. I can’t wait for summer to come at last! You can follow LiveLoveBeirut on Instagram [Here]. I’m also on Instagram and you can follow me [Here] if you like.

I’m Flying To Barcelona For Samsung’s #Unpacked Event & MWC 2015

I am traveling next Saturday to Barcelona to attend Samsung’s #Unpacked event where the much anticipated new Galaxy S6 will be released. The event will take place right before the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015) which is happening between March 2 and March 5.

Blanc Mais Faisable


 “How’s the road up to Feraya?”

Anthony Hamawi (AKA Overly Confident Man) Explains Saudi Sheikh’s Revolutionary Planetary Theory

It totally makes sense lol!
For those of you who missed it, check out how this Saudi cleric is trying to prove that the Earth does not rotate and how Anthony proves him right.
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There’s An Israeli With Hiba Tawaji On Mika’s Team

An Israeli singer called Sharon Laloum has recently joined Mika’s team on the Voice France just like Hiba Tawaji did a week before. We’ve all seen how people made a fuss out of Miss Lebanon’s picture so let’s hope Hiba won’t face such problems during the competition.

Good Snow Year

Some years are good wine years. Others are ‘long summer’ years.

Rare Footage From 1941 Of Lebanon’s Ski School In The Cedars

Old Picture of British Troops in the Cedars Back In the 1940s – via Old Beirut
Check out this pretty cool footage from 1941 that was shot by the Australian Imperial Forces in the Cedars. There was a storm probably similar to the one we’re having this week and Becharre residents helped dig out the snow to clear the road for the trucks as the supplies were running low.
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It’s (Almost) Snowing In Beirut

Biel – via Sara Assaf
It’s freezing outside and all of Lebanon is covered in white even Beirut. Check out these amazing pictures from Beirut and its surrounding. That’s one heck of a storm!
Achrafieh Sassine – via Achrafieh Stairs

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