Spain: The Rising & Attractive Destination for Lebanese Students

When it comes to gaining new experiences, Lebanese students are always happy to discover new opportunities that would allow them to study abroad, especially when such universities are located in Mediterranean countries, where the unique combination of culture, weather and way of life is similar to Lebanon. In the recent years, Spain has become an…

Andrea Wazen and The Artistry of Bespoke Shoe Design

   As a young child in Beirut, bespoke shoe designer, Andrea Wazen, already knew that her passion lay in the arts. She was constantly sketching and drawing and, being a twin, was less than pleased when her mother used to dress her and her sister alike. “I was very particular about what I wanted to…

Sadeem Alshehail: Where Sustainability Meets Luxury

   Elegance, wearability, and sustainability are the core values of pret-a-couture fashion brand, SADEEM, founded by Saudi designer, Sadeem Alshehail. SADEEM offers ethically tailored clothing for the woman who wishes to look elegant yet feel comfortable; one that is as interested in preserving the environment as she is about sporting visionary designs. This month, ESSENTIAL,…

Hala Moubarak prépare la “Beirut Design Fair” Sept 2017

Architecte d’intérieur, designer, artiste, journaliste et professeur à l’Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Hala Moubarak a fait de sa passion un jardin d’idées. Beirut Design Fair qui se tiendra, dans sa première édition, du 20 au 24 septembre 2017 en constitue aujourd’hui un parfait exemple. Hala s’y est consacrée depuis plusieurs années car tombée très tôt amoureuse du Design.  “Avec…

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…

Timi Hayek lights up Fashion Design with the Sublime confidence of Youth

Talented designer Timi Hayek is a do it all. Her atelier is located above her boutique in Monot, in Beirut and she spends her days working on her sewing machine, playing with delicate fabrics, that she gracefully shapes into beautiful collections. Timi is a designer and an illustrator. She studied Fashion Print at the prestigious…

“Inked Minds” Vivid Photo Expo by Lama Mattar

In her professional life, Lama Mattar Bardawil is a PhD holder and University Professor in Nutrition. Alongside her Academic and Research Career, Lama is also a passionate and soulful Photographer. She’s been immersed in the World of Arts, painting since a very young age. Lama developed a growing interest in Photography five years ago and has been…

Azzi & Osta Famous Fashion duo turns Up the Volume

The dynamic duo George Azzi and Assaad Osta are putting their mark on the fashion world with their couture label Azzi & Osta. They have imposed their signature vintage chic style on the Lebanese fashion scene and are conquering the world one gown at a time.  The first notes The interest in fashion grew for…

Ghaleb Hawila, Arabic Calligraphy Free Spirit

At only 24, Ghaleb Hawila managed to make a solid name for his Art in the field of Arabic calligraphy in Lebanon. He first discovered his passion for this beautiful traditional Craft during his graphic design studies at AUST. Then, he sharpened his skills and developed an impressive personal style through his cat-like curiosity and strong rebel desire to experiment freely….

“Caravan Beirut” Lebanon shines in Washington D.C.

Friendship allows original and innovative ideas to be expressed freely. Still many qualities are needed to transform late night conversations & dreams into reality. That’s how “Caravan Beirut” was born: from the gathering of Nour Khoury Jallad and Mariana Wehbe two great friends and acclaimed Fashion & Communication professionals that wished to share with the…

Karsouny Peintre du Subtil à la Lame incisive

Rares sont les Hommes qui me font penser aux Cèdres, arbres du Liban. Ils poussent malgré toutes les tempêtes et visent toujours le sommet. (English version available below). Ceux qui portent dans leur âme en guise de fruits, une multitude de talents pour mieux nourrir l’immensité de leur jardin intérieur et en leur corps des racines…