Interview with H.E Hester Somsen former Netherlands Ambassador to Lebanon

The Netherlands is one of the twenty largest Economies in the World and is a leading global knowledge economy. Holland has a longstanding history of invention, moving around the oceans of the world, trading with other countries. In times of global, social and economic challenges, the Dutch are keen to find creative ways to keep…

La Communication de Crise à l’Epreuve du Monde de l’Info en Continu

Dans notre monde ultra-connecté, divers acteurs communiquent fréquemment et de manière stratégique. Ainsi, ils mettent en avant leur culture, produits et innovations occupant alors le devant de la scène médiatique, sociale et digitale avec les messages qu’ils disséminent. Or il arrive qu’un acteur (un gouvernement, une multinationale, des PME, startup, Stars ou Politiciens) se retrouve…

Blessing & Blessing Foundation avec Rima Husseini

“Pour moi, la femme a un rôle crucial à jouer pour les générations à venir. Elle doit être un exemple. Pour cela, elle doit avoir un impact dans la vie des autres aussi infime soit-il.” Rima Husseini est co-créatrice de l’entreprise Blessing qui produit des souvenirs pour événements. Elle compte aujourd’hui une dizaine de points…

Redefining Sexy: The Bare Necessities

  The word sexy, a derivative of sex, describes an individual, a behaviour or an item that is seductive and alluring to the eye. What is considered “sexy” is subjective, changing across regions, countries, and subcultures. A number of factors have influenced what is viewed as appealing including regional temperature, i.e. hot or cold climates, history,…

These 30 Shots will Take You to Beirut Now !

Beirut is the city of contrasts: beauty, grit, shadows & lights. Travellers have frequently listed the Lebanese Capital as one of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities in the World. To precisely define Beirut is nearly impossible: like a mid-summer day’s dream it remains elusive and free; which means it can sometimes also turn into a nightmare. Still, Historians and Poets throughout the Ages…

Jean Van Hamme, l’Inlassable Créateur

Connu pour ses scénarios de Bandes dessinées, dont les célèbres  Largo Winch  (adapté au cinéma) et  Thorgal, le romancier et scénariste belge Jean Van Hamme était présent cette année au Salon du livre Francophone du Biel à Beyrouth. Kamsyn est ainsi allé à sa rencontre pour un Entretien Exclusif. A près de 78 ans, il abandonne donc la BD afin de…

Retrieving Beirut : Meet The Retrievers Dec 2016

Often praised for its resilience and  lively energy, Beirut has been the stage for a unique mix of cultures and religions. But in the beautiful chaos generated by such diversity, lays the distinctive identity of the Lebanese capital. Carlo Massoud is a renown Lebanese Interior & Product Designer who finds inspiration in such a context: « It is the constant change and evolution of the…

Hala Hanna: Economist, Entrepreneur & Woman on the Lead

Hala Hanna is one of the actual inspiring top leading women from the Levant who made it big on the International scene. A leader by nature and an Economist, Consultant and Entrepreneur by choice; Hala’s commitment to making a change in the world started with the values she learnt at home: « to help our fellow…

Dress Up Lebanon : The Story Begins

Cozied up in Le Telegraphe de Belle-Vue’s  finely decorated Hotel or enjoying the blossoming rose garden while sipping a glass of red wine, we reminisced on the days when Bhamdoun was a prized summer destination. First a village reliant on the cultivation of vineyards, from the 1940s until the civil war Bhamdoun bustled as a…

Kamsyn’s Special Holiday Gift Guide: 11 Locally Made Ideas you can find in Beirut

      Holiday shopping is just around the corner, and what’s better than a gift that is thoughtful and crafted with passion. At Kamsyn we decided to go local this year and compile a list of 11 small brewed businesses that energize the country with their creative ideas, craftsmanship, and forward-looking visions. In Exclusive Collaboration with A Muse…

Singer Mike Massy, ABAAD NGO & UN Women launch « Kermali » Song to give back their Voice to Victims of Abuse

ABAAD is a non-profit, non-politically affiliated, non-religious civil association that aims to achieve gender equality as an essential condition to sustainable social and economic development in the MENA region. It seeks to promote women’s equality and participation through policy development, legal reform, gender mainstreaming, engaging men, eliminating discrimination, and empowering women to participate effectively and fully…