Misc

All and nothing

...But at least you will die in (pop) style.


My pop esthetics could not but detect those two shoe specimens with towering heels, platform fronts and - what appears to be the most daring pop decorations yet to be seen on shoes.

Amal Alamuddin’s Mother Thinks Georges Clooney Is Not Good Enough For Her Daughter

Update: Georges Clooney has apparently responded personally to these allegations and stated the whole thing is a lie.

Lebanon’s Taxi Driver Killers In The 10 Horrific Middle East Serial Killers List

Brothers George and Michel Tanielian are believed to be Lebanon’s first serial killers. The 9 other criminals who made the list are:
Mohammed Bijeh from Iran.
Adam Omar from Yemen.
Mahin Qadri from Iran.
Ali Kaya from Turkey.
Saeed Hanaei from Iran.
Bilal Musa from Jordan.
Dr. Louay Omar Mohammed Al-Taei from Iraq.
Awdhah from Saudi Arabia.
Ali Reza Kordiyeh from Iran.

World’s Largest Underwater Theme Park Planned in Dubai

A new underwater attraction in Dubai, apparently inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean, aims to attract scuba diving and snorkelling tourists to the emirates. The Pearl of Dubai, set in the shallow waters of The World Islands development off the coast of Dubai, has been modelled after the mythical lost city of Atlantis and inspired »more...

Did Revlon by Marchesa Copy Bassam Fattouh Cosmetics?

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but where do we draw the line between inspiration and a downright rip off?

Crazy Lebanese Football Fan

[YouTube]
This is hilarious!

Beirut Municipality Finally Names Street After Said Akl

The decision to name Beirut streets after notable Lebanese was taken last year and we finally have a street for Said Akl. Too bad he couldn’t attend the ceremony given his old age (he’s already 103!).

Ta2 el 7anak

Ta2 el 7anak is the only thing that has a meaning these days in Lebanon.

Gilt’s Desserts: Fine Pieces of Art on a Plate

Gilt… Come to think of it I am surprised that I still don’t have a review about it on NGNO. Passing by for lunch or dinner has been difficult, but since I am looking for the best pain perdu in town, I have heard a lot of positive things about the one served at Gilt. »more...

Al Rabita Al Marouniya goes uber patriotic


Al Rabita Al Marouniya (the Maronite league) is organizing its first meeting (it took place on the 5th of July already) and has gone in overdrive patriotic mode - not surprising considering what it is and what it represents.

Holidays Part 2

Playing Backgamnmon in Shatila, an old argileh café at the sea shore

Now I Know Why People are In love with Bread Repulic

Bread Republic, this popular bakery is indeed a place to visit and discover… So here I am on a mission to find the best bread in town, along side the best Pain Perdu… Bread Republic is inevitably one of the places on my list to visit… I was here to check out their bread of »more...

Pele: The pen is mightier than the 6 inch


No one can accuse Pele of elitism, you can see his face on the Montegrappa Pen (just rollerball pen retails at 4,770 USD at Harrod's), and also associated with Subway which - let's put it this way, one Montegrappa pen can buy you a lot of meals

New ‘Happiness Blanket’ On Board British Airways

Well this is…innovative. British Airways has come up with a unique way to judge the satisfaction of its customers — the “happiness blanket.” It’s not just any blanket, of course, as its designed to determine the “meditative state” of premium cabin flyers, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. The blanket works by using neuro-sensors to asses levels of »more...

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