Disconnect. Detox. Unwind. Refuel. Even the most urbanized creature needs a break from Beirut’s hustle and bustle! A few weeks ago I was introduced to a new place to kick back and relax in Jrebta up North: Tawlet Biomass. Everything tastes as good as it looks. You can enjoy the flavorsome food prepared by local cooks and take a tour around the farm from where all the organic produce is sourced. Continue reading “Tawlet Biomass”
Is it in Lebanon?
Is it in Lebanon? That’s the question you get asked every time you share a picture of a green space or stunning scenery. Our skeptical selves are not to blame since day after day we are experiencing how our beautiful country ages, and unfortunately, not very gracefully. We are constantly witnessing how developers are threatening Beirut and other cities’ architectural heritage by replacing corners that hold so much history with modern skyscrapers. Unfortunately, we don’t feel there is much we can do but pay close attention to our surroundings and enjoy what now seems like an ephemeral place. Continue reading “Is it in Lebanon?”
Coloring Inside the Lines
Childhoods vary immensely. Different cultures, countries, parents, schools, but no matter where you grew up, at some point someone must’ve asked you to keep inside the lines. But where do our crayons and markers go? At what age do we stop coloring? The answer might be Never.
The trend of adult coloring books has been going on for some time now. Continue reading “Coloring Inside the Lines”
Liza on a Tray
Gaining appreciation for Lebanese food served outside home can be a very hard task, especially if your mom happens to be a great, if not the greatest, cook. So you know you are in an exceptional place when you find yourself eating Hindbé and Moutabbal and the only thing reminding you that you are not home is the restaurant’s beautiful arabesque modern design. Continue reading “Liza on a Tray”
LBD: Little Black Dots
There is beauty in subtlety. Discovering strong patterns like Polka dots smoothly hidden in what might seem your typical little black dress is refreshing. An all-black look felt natural and even though we are ready to give up boots and slip into sandals, the weather keeps on whispering not yet…
Dress: Clémence Poésy pour Pablo
HeadBand: Forever 21
Clutch: Sarah’s Bag
Black or Grey
It is either black or grey. No matter how much we love colors, winter does that to our wardrobe. And we do love it, especially when the texture is what makes the items pop. Wearing the iconic Adidas Stan Smith’s while throwing in some dash of color makes us feel like we are taking the tennis courts to the streets!
Skirt: Asos Premium
Shoes: Adidas Stan Smith
Bag: Carolina Herrera
Growing up in South America is something. Tropical weather, Caribbean tides, and the infinite days of sunshine that make people smile, instantly. But some places are actually cold, so cold that they were home to winter garments like the Poncho. Since last fall, it has been invading the runways and people have adopted this typical Hispanic large sheet of fabric to keep themselves warm without risking comfort or movement. Just the perfect layering potential. Sun or no sun, we couldn’t be happier!
Tights have the beauty of turning almost any item into a winter wardrobe. Some shorts, skirts and even dresses are kept at hand in our closets because we simply know that they can be transformed as colder days approach. Colors are no exception and how refreshing it is to find that popping top that keeps out the cold while reminding us of the sunnier summer days.
Sweater: Noisy May
Shoes: Bimba y Lola
Ear cuff: Forever21
Tomorrow is the last day of this year. We’ve had our share of beautiful moments and some others that did not make it to our page of love, where we only talk about what heightens our spirits. For everything, we are thankful. We will not make resolutions. We have discovered that the best things we have accomplished, we didn’t even know we were accomplishing. We won’t set goals and judge our selves upon completion. The world is already busy doing that on our behalf. We will only hope that like this outfit, we get to experience a year of harmony between the good and the not so good that is prone to happen. The dark instants and the pink moments, we will embrace it all and make it look like it perfectly works. Happy New Year!
Shoes: Michael Kors
Bag: Mansur Gavriel
The Junk Gem
As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and Junkyard surely puts this into perspective. Junkyard is Beirut’s latest Junkyard. It is quite difficult to come up with a definition since it is the first place of its kind. Continue reading “The Junk Gem”