The First Printing Press of the Middle East

As you travel to the northern part of Lebanon, you’ll come across the Quzhaya Area in Zgharta. We heard that an amazing achievement for the Middle East lies within this village, and it was about time we got to the bottom of it. This lead us to discover the 700 year old printing press in the Monastery

The Tale of Beirut’s Historical Gates

You might not have heard of the fabled gates of Beirut that once separated the city from the other parts of the country. Believe it or not, they are not fables to begin with. there was a time where our lovely capital was protected and surrounded by a wall, which takes us on a journey into uncovering the

Cupid’s Plan for your Valentine’s Date

Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, you can’t help but get love-struck when you’ve been shot by one of cupid’s little arrows. Once you do, the entire world turns into roses, hearts, and stars. Soon, you’d be running around a week before Valentine’s trying to plan the perfect date for that special someone. However, there are

Cook with Al Rifai: Hushwee

IT ALWAYS WARMS OUR HEARTS WHEN WE COME HOME TO THE SMELL OF MOM’S COOKING. THIS TIME, WE’VE GOT THE PERFECT DISH DIRECTLY FROM LEBANON TO HELP YOU LEARN THE CRAFT, SATISFY YOUR APPETITES, AND GIVE YOU A WHOLE LOTTA LEBANESE LOVE. SO, GET THOSE HANDS WORKING AND START TAKING NOTES TO MAKE YOUR OWN

Say Cheese: Achrafieh’s Vintage Collection

a picture is what makes the world go round. the lovely urge to save our adventures and create memories is a feeling we all have in common. Yet some of us are more interested in the art than others. we’ve got many photography lovers and enthusiasts, but this time we have to make way for the photography nuts! whether

Khalil Gibran – An Endless Tribute

There is something special that comes with poetry and its many spectacular artistic ways of the written word. A similar note could be said for the talents of Gibran Khalil Gibran, a Lebanese-American artist, poet, & writer. He was a key figure in a literary movement that completely changed Arabic literature in the first half of the twentieth century. As

Snow has fallen: 5 Lebanese Getaways

Oh it’s cold outside! That could only mean one thing, the snow is finally here! It’s the season of skiing, fireplaces, and a whole tub of hot cocoa. If you are looking for a great weekend spot, then you know Lebanon has what you need. Whether you are in the mood for some culture and

Lebanon’s Festive Decorations Go Global

Lebanon has always kept everyone’s expectations high during the merry season of Christmas. With each passing year, the decorations always seem to outdo themselves and the numerous towns put up their yearly trees to give their names a little twinkle. 2016 is definitely living up to the Christmas cheer and festive decorations. Let’s have a look! Byblos

BACK TO THE AGE OF CHOUIEFAT

Traveling down the highway from Beirut towards the south, you will find yourself in a large town called chouiefat. believe me, it wasn’t always such a large city and my childhood summers in the cozy village was always filled with natural scenery, families that knew each other for decades, and heaps of tradition. sit tight and grab a

Fayrouz: The Voice of Lebanon

Even if you weren’t Lebanese, you might have heard the name Fayrouz repeatedly. If you have noticed your friends or family changing their profile pictures on Facebook to include a frame of Lebanon’s beautiful symbol, then you are witnessing a newly appointed celebration of “Fayrouz Month”. Since her birthday falls on November 20, the entire