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 Professional…

Beirut Footsteps: Les Secrets du Beyrouth de Marie-Noelle Fattal

Sur Instagram et Facebook, les internautes découvrent au quotidien les pas de Marie-Noëlle Fattal sur sa plate-forme Beirut Footsteps depuis près d’un an. Via quatre à cinq posts par semaine (texte et photos inclus), cette photographe autodidacte libanaise grave pas à pas avec son style frais et urbain, les mémoires de la ville de Beyrouth, capitale bouillonnante de…

Acclaimed Film Director Philippe Aractingi launches “Listen” his latest Masterpiece

Philippe Aractingi, famous French-Lebanese filmmaker & director of “Bosta”, “Under the Bombs” and “Héritages” organized a private projection of his latest movie ‘Listen/Ismaii’ at Grand Cinemas ABC Achrafieh on January 21st 2017. ‘Listen/Ismaii’  was fully shot in Lebanon and is already on it’s road to success. The movie unfolds gracefully through the captivating world of sound, along with the love story of…

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…

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…

Healthy Made Easy: A Talk with Mira Tueny Founder of The HealthQuarters

In 2014, Mira Tueny launched The HealthQuarters, a Polyclinic based in Beirut,Sodeco composed of a Team of twelve Health professionals. Mira’s objective is to promote Physical & Mental Health as well as an easier access to a Healthy lifestyle.   After studying Nutrition at USJ University in Beirut, Mira Tueny travelled to London where she achieved her Masters in Preventive Cardiology at…

Relationships: Healthier Work and Intimate Life

Interpersonal relationships constitute a large part of human development on a personal and professional level. Consequently, the success of any business organization or family household is directly linked to how healthy those relationships are. A relationship is formed by the different dynamics that two people put on the table. It can be romantic, professional, social,…

Giampiero Bodino Maestro of High Jewellery & Italian Design

Born in Turin, Giampiero Bodino was still an Architecture student when he first experienced the world of design, thanks to an exceptional teacher, Giorgetto Giugiaro. Giampiero discovered his deep passion for three-dimensional volumes and a long lasting interest in the beauty and function of shapes whilst designing cars for Italdesign; an experience that caught Gianni…