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,…

Visual Artist Elias Abkar: Passion meets Photographic Excellence

  Born in the Mythic city of Byblos, Lebanon, Visual Artist Elias Abkar grew up holding on to his dream of pursuing Art & Audiovisual Studies. After successfully graduating from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik in 2015 (USEK), he quickly became more than just another dynamic Fashion and Lifestyle Photographer, but also a much sought-after…

Sweet Ride in Marbella

ESSENTIAL Marbella Magazine just launched it’s new luxury digital spotlight in collaboration with KAMSYN.  Essential Marbella Magazine, the longest established Marbella Magazine brings VIPs in the Costa Del Sol the latest News and Features on Marbella Luxury, Health and Beauty, Golf, Hotels, Celebrities, International Business and Events. Spearheading the digital trend, ESSENTIAL launched the new online platform Essential Spotlight, to share…

Marbella Luxury Weekend 2017: the New VIP Rendez-vous in the Mediterranean

      The Marbella Luxury Weekend is an unprecedented event in the south of  Spain, a natural luxury showcase where most Accessories, Jewelry, Watches, Yachts, Supercars, Luxury and Fashion brands are concentrated attracting prestigious VIPS & refined guests. This year the #MLW17 took place on the 1st & 2nd of June in Puerto Banus…

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…

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…

Karoline Lang Designer Extraordinaire

Karine Tawil dresses elegant modern women with a fondness for fine fabrics and beautiful daring cuts. From working at home on a small couture collection six years ago, her brand Karoline Lang grew into a full-fledged fashion house showcasing internationally a refined style made in Lebanon. The Atelier sets the Stage A step into Karoline…