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Ruptures with guests Loopstache (7 July 2014)

Lebanese electro-pop duo LOOPSTACHE (Carl Ferneiné & Salim Naffah) were the guests of Ruptures, a few days prior to the launch of their first album, for an interview covering different aspects of their career and musical influences. Listen to Part 1: ruptures loopstache (part 1) (Loopstache / Loopstache / Scissor Sisters / Chromeo / The Beatles / […]

Aux larmes citoyens: One-sided love from Lebanon to France.


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Lebanon still celebrates an annual mass for France every Easter Monday, such is our affection for our former colonialist power. But is the love shared? Well, maybe the simplest way to know is trying to visit back "al oum al hanoun" (the tender mother) as France is still called.

Daimler Henegelo spotted in Beirut


A Daimler Henegelo was spotted in Beirut! Despite the absence of any branding to identify the car, with a little help from online resources, I managed to find the identity of the car.

Holidays Part 3

Playing Backgammon in Caracas , between the manakish vendor and the suitcase salesman I have gone on my annual Trek to the Motherland: I have to replenish my body and soul with energy in order to be able to deal with another year of Lebanon. It is a country of incredible beauty and wonderful people, but the place is a paradox. What you experience in Lebanon in one year, you experience in another country in a life time. The pace of living is so fast, yet so relaxed at the same time, that it drains your energy like no other place.

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.

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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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