Category Archives: CSR

5 Things I learned From The Dressember Challenge!


For all those who were following my pictures on Instagram, saw the dresses I wore during the whole month of December.

For those who missed it, you can check my introductory post about the Dressember 2014 challenge here and the last dress I wore here.

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And this is what I learned from this wonderful challenge:

1 – I love dresses, I find them so easy to wear. And since I was deciding which dress to wear the night before, I managed to sleep 5 minutes more in the morning ūüėõ and it¬†helped me become a more organized person.

2 – Pantyhoses should be created in a way to make the lives of women much easier. It would be great if it can be indicated which is the front side, which is the backside (Only Marie France had a sign). Because sometimes when it goes wrong, it can make your life hell trying to figure out how to wear it the right way…And with all the technologies out there, can’t they make the sheer pantyhoses unbreakable?!?!

3 – I discovered new fans to my blog, and we actually exchanged opinions about my dresses and we agreed that brown doesn’t look so good on me. Black and Red are the colors that suit me best!

4 – By adding accessories, like cardigan, scarves, hats, and different pantyhoses¬†each time, the dress looked completely different. ==> If you get creative with the items you have in your closet, you won’t need to buy a lot of new items each season. Keep your money for the sales period ūüėČ

5 – People are willing to collaborate and especially when it’s for a good cause. I was so happy to meet the creative Sarah Bond and had the pleasure to wear her¬†signature Electric Thoughts dress!

Here’s a quick roundup of all the dresses I wore

I hope you enjoyed my Dressember challenge this year!

Would you join me next year?

CCCL Sunset Rendez-vous at Amethyste!


I’m starting today’s post with a simple and touching¬†quote:

‚ÄúThere is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.‚ÄĚ ‚Äē Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

 

And this how the Children Cancer Center Lebanon (CCCL) organized two days ago an Elite VIP event that was held at the Amethyste Lounge in Phoenicia Intecontinental Beirut for a noble cause

SUNSET RENDEZVOUS”
Where Fashion meets Passion for a Noble Cause

The first Global Party Elite VIP’s event in Lebanon included a Fur Fashion show by G. Nasrallah and a Walk-in Closet by International Lebanese Designer Georges Hobeika,¬†in addition to live entertainment, and live food stations.

 

The fur collection was nice, my favorite was the white one with a bit of grey. But I felt bad for the models, it was too hot and they had to walk a long way, between the people, wearing them :S

The Georges Hobeika collection was interesting too, his dresses are  chic yet simple, with a lot of vibrant colors and different textures.

Attendants had the chance to benefit from a discount when purchasing any item of the collection and at the same time supporting the children of CCCL.

It was nice to attend such an event, and to meet fellow bloggers, PR and friends.

I think it’s a nice initiative and I encourage everyone to support the CCCL center in any way they can.

 

 

The dress I was wearing is from “Ma Petite Boutique” in Achrafieh

Lipstick: MAC fusion Pink

Renault Lebanon Goes Green


 

As one of the aspects of their corporate social responsibility endeavors, Renault Lebanon, in partnership with Live Love Beirut and the NGO Jouzour Loubnan, have launched a campaign dedicated to bettering the environment: #clioplantsleb.

 

To kick-start awareness building for this campaign, Renault Lebanon and Live Love Beirut toured local universities to encourage the students, many of whom are active on social networks, to participate in safeguarding their environment. The idea behind the campaign is simple; Renault Lebanon has committed to planting a tree, with the cooperation of the NGO Jouzour Loubnan, every time the campaign’s branded Clio is spotted, photographed, and published under the hashtag #clioplantsleb.

 

This is not the first time Renault Lebanon has undertaken such an initiative. In fact, CSR is at the very heart of their concerns, committed as the group is to raising awareness in young people with regards to the deterioration of the environment, and the hazards of the road. To that end Renault Lebanon had already launched a preventative road safety campaign, in collaboration with the YASA.

EighteenSixtySix Court & Suites hosts an Iftar ‚ÄėGiving back to the Community‚Äô CSR initiative for 120 Lebanese orphans.


EighteenSixtySix Court & Suites is a new extended stay design hotel that will be opening this summer opposite the American University of Beirut.

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A special ‚ÄėGiving Back to the Community‚Äô CSR initiative Iftar for 120 children orphans between the ages of six to twelve from four Lebanese orphanages was held within the court area of the hotel on July 8th, 2014. The Children were invited from the Dar Al Aytam, Mabarrat Al Sayeda Khadija Al Kobra, Mohamed Khaled and Beit Al Yateem orphanages.

 

The event, organized by Phoenix Hospitality Management Limited the management company of EighteenSixtySix Court & Suites, aimed to provide the children with an unforgettable evening of entertainment and caring hospitality.

 

Omar Mamlouk the Managing Partner said, ‚ÄúThe aim of the Iftar with entertaining activities and pleasurable hospitality was to bring joy and happiness to the orphans. The children enjoyed activities such as a movie with popcorn from our cinema outlet Prime on Bliss, a gymnastics show by Kamel (Club des deux Clowns), candies from Mr. Amer Arayssi; as well as a delicious Iftar provided by Roadsters Diner, Paul Caf√©, Urbanista Caf√©, and iSoup.‚ÄĚ

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The directors of the orphanages Dar Al Aytam, Mabarrat Al Sayeda Khadija Al Kobra, Mohamed Khaled and Beit Al Yateem appreciated the initiative and the wonderful hospitality provided by EighteenSixtySix Court & Suites and Phoenix Hospitality Management Limited during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

 

‚ÄúWe plan to hold this event on an annual basis to ensure that Lebanese children from our orphanages can experience our community within the court, and benefit from the loving environment from our hospitality, that makes Ramadan such a special time,‚ÄĚ said Naomi Sargeant, Communications and Marketing Manager for Phoenix Hospitality Management Limited.

 

ELECTROFIT WITH TRAINSTATION


 

A while ago, I was invited to attend the #electrofit full body workout session with Trainstation, that was held at White Beirut.

If you didn’t see my previous post about¬†Trainstation, the uniquely designed wellness and fitness studio, go here.

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The event was in collaboration with Juice up and part of the proceeds went to Meeda.

For the first time in Lebanon, the Trainstation trainers provided a full body workout session to the sounds of the best house tunes with DJ Stamina.

I loved the idea of the session, wearing sports wear to White!

 

 

About MEEDA

MEEDA is the first non-profit association dedicated to raising awareness, providing support and guidance to all people in the community that are suffering from any kind of eating disorder in Lebanon and the region.

Tamanna & MINI join hands to bring a smile to Hammoudi


 

Watched by hundreds of spectators, Tamanna and MINI last Sunday (June 15th) turned Beirut Souks into a ‚ÄúHappy‚ÄĚ flash mob to turn tears into laughter for Hammoudi, an 11-year-old boy suffering from an autoimmune disorder.

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MINI team behind the wheel and friends in the passenger seat, the MINI doors were wide open to the ‚ÄúHappy‚ÄĚ song by Pharell Williams. Two of the six MINI cars were dressed as Hammoudi‚Äôs favorite superhero characters: Superman and Spiderman and the remaining MINI‚Äôs were branded with happy faces to help bring some excitement, strength and hope to Hammoudi life.¬† Bubble machines were also used to extend the happy mood in addition to smiley face masks all around the set.

 

Also participating in this magical moment were the dancers from Stun and their choreographer Lyne Ghandour, Live Love Beirut, Solidere and Red Bull.

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Commenting on MINI‚Äôs involvement in Hammoudi‚Äôs surprise flashmob; Natalie Khalife, Marketing Manager for BMW Group at Bassoul Heneine said: ‚ÄúWe were very pleased to partner with Tamanna to make a special contribution to projects dedicated to turning tears into laughter. Tamanna‘s aim is equally important for MINI, the small iconic car has a big heart, fun and caring character, so the partnership with Tamanna is appropriate for the brand. From all our team at Bassoul-Heneine we wish Hammoudi a happier and healthier life.‚ÄĚ

 

As an active member of the Lebanese society and an avid supporter of local charities, Bassoul-Heneine regularly works with organizations to raise awareness for worthy social causes. In this instance MINI yet again revealed that it is not only a fun car that makes people smile, but it is also committed to being an active member of the community who can be counted on to support good causes.

 

Witnessing the tears of joy from Hammoudi’s parents, Soraya Barbir, Executive Director of Tamanna Lebanon added: “Partnering with MINI was an extremely positive step towards turning this experience into a memorable one. I can’t describe the happiness expressed by Hammoudi and his parents. Tamanna grants the wishes of children suffering from critical illness.  A wish granted brings a little sunshine into lives dominated by pain, providing an escape from reality, lifting the spirits of the child and his family.

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