Month: April 2015

THE BIG TINY WORLD OF HANDCRAFTING

It’s no secret that we are currently living in the era known as the micro period. Whether it’s your handbag, phone, or starters at a restaurant (which to be honest we aren’t huge fans of) everything seems to be only getting smaller. You can now basically fit everything you need in your pocket. But have

The Beirut Café That Will Outlive Us All

It seems that every week in Beirut there’s a new café or restaurant and every other week, we see some of them close down. It’s not easy to keep up in such a small city and even harder when the clientele is as picky as the Lebanese. Some choose a place based on the vibe,

The “Bassara”: Can coffee really reveal your fate?

Don’t walk on a crack or you’ll break your mother’s back. If you break a mirror you get 7 years of bad luck. If a black cat crosses your path you are cursed. If you walk under a ladder, you’ll have bad luck for all eternity and let’s not forget Friday the 13th!   Superstitions are

Manoosheh: The Breakfast of Champions

No matter how old you are, you will never outgrow the little voice in your head that sounds exactly like grandma, telling you to eat your Zaatar. Sworn in the book of all things “Teta”, zaatar apparently can make you into the next Albert Einstein. However, lucky for us, it comes in the form of

Mais Oui, Oui love Paris: An escapade in the city of lights

They say “Paris is always a good idea”, but we’d actually like to disagree with that: Paris is always a great idea. What could be better than to spend the weekend in the City of Lights? We had just four days to discover this beautiful, iconic capital – and we planned on filling our itinerary with