Blast from the Past

Nostalgia kicks in and you can’t help but smile every time Mickey is printed on just about anything. This popular 90’s trend is not the only one that is making a huge come back but high-waist jeans and mid riff tops are a definite blast from the past. And it is all just Awesome.

Top: H&M

Jeans: Zara

Shoes: H&M

Belt: Ralph Lauren

Bag: Kate Spade

Personalized Scent

We  are living in an era where personalization marketing efforts are found everywhere, from initials engraved on your bag, to golden chains screaming out your name. Yet something as personal as a scent is kept rather generic. And that is why we directly fell in love with IDEO Parfumeurs. While walking in Gemmayzeh street, we came across this beautiful fragrance boutique that gives you the opportunity to discover and create your ideal scent. You can tailor fragrances by taking a quick questionnaire and smelling different aromas. The packaging is just beautiful and scented candles and handmade soaps are also available and can help you personalize your home. Smell is the closest sense linked to memory and now you can make them literally unique!

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Read more about IDEO Parfumeurs on www.ideoparfumeurs.com or their Facebook Page HERE

The Thread Top

A while ago we were introduced to Milia M and we couldn’t help but love their iconic thread top. The approach to wearing it is simple and just like Milia herself puts it: Just wear one item that feels like home and make sure your total look is tuned with the activity of the moment. We love the flow of the maxi skirt and the elegance of the top, both beautifully combined to create a dreamy yet confident look.

Top: Milia M

Skirt: Zara

Sandals: Zara

Headband: Zara

One Year

No we are not twins. We got asked this question a lot this year ….though we do have undistinguishable souls and enjoy the same passion that just one year ago we decided to share on this blog. And just like any defining point in the calendar, you start to reflect on the whats and ifs and hows. We started counting our blessings and setting up resolutions for the year to come. Reminiscing on our first posts we realized that the best part of blogging, besides meeting new people, discovering artists and brands and everything that comes with it, is that we actually get to create something. Every week. We get to create something to inspire others to make something too. We just create to create. We create a lot to learn a bit about ourselves.

To the many or the few that are following and catching up with our blog: Thank You! Your feedback and constant support does make a difference and gives the Create to Create notion a whole lot of sense. And to the many who also wondered why it is called Sunset de Amor, simply put: we love the magic of Sunsets that are never short on beauty, no matter where you are watching them from, and Amor is what we hope every sunset of our lives would be made of.

Look Back

Tops with interesting backs and simple fronts have always been a favorite. There’s a subtle attractiveness in the back of our body that if shown strategically can be very striking. Look out for summer tops that make your exit more memorable than your entrance and you might actually find out that sometimes it’s good to look back!

Top: BCBG Generation

Jeans: Zara

Sandals: Zara

Bag: Carolina Herrera

Shades: Ralph Lauren

The Agenda Beirut

Last month we attended two interesting workshops at The Agenda Beirut. When Tony Abou Ghazaly, founder of this boutique academy, first introduced us to the concept, we were thrilled with the idea!  It took us some time to choose among the variety of topics presented by experts in the field (Interior decoration, fashion, styling, luxury events planning, professional self-make up and many more). After giving it some thought, we enrolled in the Advance Image Consultancy workshop with the amazing Christiane Hajjar and The Luxury Fashion Events Planning with the sweetest Bouchra Boustany. It was a great month of interchanging ideas, sharing experiences, expanding our knowledge and most importantly meeting passionate people that share the same love. Thank you The Agenda Beirut!

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To know more about the diverse course offerings and constant updates you can check their official website www.theagendabeirut.com or follow them on Instagram @TheAgendaBeirut

Pursuit of Effortlessness

And the pursuit of effortlessness continues. Summer is all about a laid-back feel and your outfit is the first verdict. Loose tops, denim shorts and colorful flats definitely make the list every summer. Carrying all essentials on Mansur Gavriel’s tote bag and ready to put some effort into just having fun!

Top: DKNY

Shorts: Pull & Bear

Flats: Zara

Bag: Mansur Gavriel

Hat: H&M

Monte Cassino: A Getaway without Flying Away

Last Friday we were tourists in our own country. We were invited along with a group of bloggers to spend a night at Monte Cassino, a new 5 star boutique hotel located in Tabarja. Our suite had a striking Jacuzzi inside the room so you can imagine the rest! After falling in love with our room, we headed downstairs to the Tulip lounge to enjoy a lovely dinner. The luxury of the hotel extended to include not only the décor and feel but the flavorsome food and friendliness of staff. We then rushed to the rooftop where a magnificent view allowed us to enjoy the amazing choreographed fireworks signaling the beginning of Jounieh’s summer festival (You can check the video we posted on our Instagram ). Maybe it was the fact that we were the first people staying in the hotel, or the inviting pool with an impressive view or just the ability to have a perfect getaway without flying away. But everything fell perfectly into place and Monte Cassino succeeded in the one thing hotels should do best: create a memorable experience.

We are all in for travelling and discovering new places, but there’s no need to get on a plane to get away. Sometimes it’s a state of mind and all you need to do is get a fresh perspective of what you have around.

You can check their Facebook Page HERE for more info!

Habatiq E-Journey

There are things that are born out of a journey and then there are things that take you on one. Habatiq is one of those rare spaces where you can find both. It’s our latest favorite story, a story made up of beautiful stories that originate from the best markets and bazaars in different countries and end up at your doorstep, ready for their next journey. Between the old and the new, Habatiq online boutique manages to take you on an interesting oriental trip. What better ways to discover new cultures than by owning the crafts its people create? During Beirut Design Week, we were able to discover well-traveled jewels from four different places: Beirut, Cairo, Istanbul and India. We were fascinated by the travel stories that its founder, Samar Dani, so passionately shares. She personally browses distant souks and scavenges bazaars to make available an interesting selection of goods that you can get online. The mystifying combination of buying with a click beautiful things you would have never seen on a screen..

You can shop now at www.habatiq.com (Free shipping in Lebanon)

Tanning 101

There is always that time of the year where your tan is still work in progress. If you are lucky, it shouldn’t take more than a couple of weeks, but this year June has been grumpy. Meanwhile, colorful dresses seem the easiest way to get the sought-after color. Striking prints with bits of neon will do the trick. Their brightness will contrast with your skin giving you a slight tan while patiently waiting for that sizzling sunlight!

Dress: Morgan (Available in GS Stores)

Clutch: Vimoda ( Available in GS Stores)

Shoes: Nine West