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Tis’ The Season To Be Jolly!

Christmas is just around the corner and all the country is already wearing its marvelous decoration. Christmas exhibitions, recitals, book fairs, jingles are everywhere…

On Saturday I got the chance to be present at the grand opening of the festive market at Le Vendome Beirut.

You can choose your perfect Christmas gifts from the amazing collection of silver and crystal ornaments, decorative items, and a delectable selection of Chocodome chocolate!

The Festive Market opens daily till January 6th, 2014 from 10h00 a.m. till 10h00 p.m. at the main lobby.

Then I went for a road trip with my friend and got to admire the enchanting Christmas decoration in Byblos ❤


And on Sunday, I went with my family to the Christmas festival in Dhour El Choueir.

We were seduced by the Christmas grotto, wine festival, and chants…


Where did you find your favorite Christmas decoration this year? 


A Joyous Week-end!

I have bought a deal from Scoopcity for Mir Amin Palace a while ago, and on purpose made the reservation in November, because it’s my birthday and I always wanted to spend my birthday in this magical palace!

And to make my week-end even better, I got the opportunity to have the Renalut Captur for a test drive from Bassoul Hneine! How awesome can it get? 😉

I passed by Bassoul Hneine on Saturday morning, was well received by their team in the new, revamped showroom in Sed El Bauchrieh, had all the instructions about the crossover and was ready to go!

Passed by my friend M. whose birthday was also a while ago, and off we went for the most pleasant, and peaceful ride ever!

We weren’t very sure about the way we need to take, but we weren’t frustrated, because the new Renault‘s satellite navigation system with touch screen was to the rescue! I entered our location and our destination, and we were guided all the way!

There wasn’t much traffic that day and in no time we arrived to the magical palace, just in time to rest a bit and watch the sunset fade away…

Then we enjoyed an exquisite dinner in their Arabic restaurant. We so wanted to enjoy the rest of the night in their Cave, but we were both drained and sleepy, we missed it!

Then woke up early to catch the amazing weather and have a stroll next to the palace, admiring the wonderful nature…

Afterwards, we sat outside, under the sun to get some vitamin D and enjoy the Lebanese breakfast

We got lucky to have the sun shining during this period, the palace was crowded with people and our stay was really relaxing. It was very hard to say goodbye to this amazing palace, that will always keep me dreaming of the next visit…

The way back to Beirut, was also very smooth, the Captur is certainly a distinctive compact SUV.

As the Captur is based on the Renault Clio, there’s plenty in common between the vehicles. The front end is especially impressive, with a gigantic diamond badge dominating the whole front end of the car. The side features the same sort of character lines as the Clio, with the lower door trim creating the impression of an arched back. The back is strikingly similar to that of the Clio Sport Tourer (the new one), but the cut of the rear quarter glass is much more dynamic.

The Captur achieved a 5-star rating at the 2013 EuroNCAP tests. Between its standard safety equipment it has three-point seat belts, two airbags, cruise control, speed limiter, ESC, ABS and audible and visual seat belt reminder warnings

The Renault Captur is a comfortable car, economical and easy to drive. Love the look of it and the two-tone color schemes available are stunning.

How do you like to spend your week-ends?

Do you share the same passion for Mir Amin Palace?

Did you get the chance to check the Renault Captur?


If you’re into diving and snorkeling, you’ll love the place that I’m going to introduce today.


Experience the mesmerizing underwater world with Cheval Blanc Randheli’s five star PADI Dive Centre by Dive Butler International, and its host of new dive experiences for winter 2014. Since opening in November 2013, the Maison’s dive team has been over-awed by the plethora of marine life teeming below the surface of the warm, azure waters of the Noonu Atoll.


Guests can enjoy underwater discovery at every level – from intrepid beginner to experienced diver – whether that is snorkelling amongst the Jackfish swirling in the shallows, spotting small Stingray in the sands under the Water Villas, or taking a journey further afield to the many nearby dive sites.


The Maison’s location offers guests the chance to conveniently dive at multiple atolls – something rare in the Maldives. On Noonu Atoll alone, there are 30 known dive sites, all within a 40-minute boat ride from the beaches of Randheli, including the renowned Orimas Thila site (Shark Point in Dhivehi, the local language), where guests have been lucky enough to see four shark species in just one dive, including the endangered Guitar Shark and the Leopard Shark, rarely spotted in the Maldives.


Snorkelling excursions to Hanifaru Bay in Baa Atoll – a marine protected area which is one of the most reliable places in the world to see endangered species such as Manta Rays and Whale Sharks, between May and November each year – are also available to guests, whilst advanced divers may in turn experience the thrill of drift dives at nearby Lhaviyani Atoll.


Will it be your next travel destination? 

EighteenSixtySix Court & Suites hosts an Iftar ‘Giving back to the Community’ 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 ‘Giving Back to the Community’ 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, “The 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 Café, Urbanista Café, and iSoup.”

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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.


“We 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,” said Naomi Sargeant, Communications and Marketing Manager for Phoenix Hospitality Management Limited.


J2 Vodka

I was invited a while ago to the pre-launching of Lebanon’s newest premium vodka “J2 Vodka“.

The event took place at the Lancaster Plaza Hotel Rooftop, Raouche, Beirut.

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J2 Vodka is a one-of-a-kind vodka that combines the experience of the finest producers and distilleries in Poland with the purity of Lebanon’s natural snowmelt spring water. Capturing an eclectic joie de vivre spirit and the taste of excellence in a bottle. 

The wheat and rye for which Poland is famed, combined with Lebanon’s crisp natural snowmelt spring water gives J2 its unique, clean taste with a light, smooth finish that is truly the best in the market.

The essence of J2 stems from its unquenchable party gene; the need to always live life to the fullest, constantly reminding you to never forget how to have fun.

J2 is more than a beverage. It’s the embodiment of a thriving club culture unique to the rest of the world. Simultaneously exceptional in quality, stylishly marketable, and culturally relevant; we invite you to embrace the party gene. Love life and live J2.
This distinctive blend creates an exclusive spirit and inimitable flavor: a gratifying celebration in every sip.

The venue was chosen very well, the view from the rooftop was incredibly amazing!

The set up was well done also, bottles of J2 vodka were placed in the fountain, nice band with amazing music and songs.

The J2 Vodka is really good, you have to try it!

Exploring Terrebrune Hotel!

Part of the Live Love Lebanon campaign, I’ll be discovering and sharing with you, nice new places in the different regions of Lebanon.

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I decided one day, with my friend M, to go visit a peaceful and charming place in Lebanon, Fakra.

You might say that the way is long, and it’s too far, but the road trip is totally worth it!

We were heading to one of the most fascinating, attractive and relaxing hotels: Terrebrune Hotel!

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Terrebrune Hotel is located near the Roman ruins of Fakra; it is no wonder that this hotel offers some of the most spectacular views of the area.

Common spaces and almost every room of this hotel benefit from this privileged location, making the stay at Terrebrune simply captivating.

Constructed in the 2004; the use of stone in construction does give the hotel an alpine look. Extensive wood, marble and stone merge in shades of warm and earthly colors, giving the hotel a strikingly distinctive look. 

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We were received very warmly and had a tour in all the parts of the hotel. It has anything that you might need from restaurant, to gym and spa, swimming pool and a lovely garden.

I was in love with the place, it’s so cozy, comfy, friendly and welcoming.

If you’re searching for a quite and relaxing place in the mountains to run away from all the city noises, it’s definitely the place to be!


Have you been to Terrebrune?

Which is your favorite place in Fakra? 

Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, its EBACE at InterContinental Geneve


Enjoy all the comforts of the 5 Star InterContinental Geneve with the hotel’s very special rates during The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community, held in Geneva between May 20th  – May 22nd .

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Considered the most prestigious hotel in the city, InterContinental Geneve is ideally positioned in the heart of Geneva, only minutes away from the airport and a short distance from the magnificent Palexpo Exhibition Centre at which EBACE will be located.  Bringing together business leaders, government officials and aviation experts, EBACE sees a large influx of visitors seeking accommodation in the city.

With unsurpassed facilities including a spa, fitness & relaxation center, highly regarded cigar lounge, vintage cocktail bar and superb dining options, InterContinental Geneve is the place to stay during EBACE.

InterContinental Geneve is delighted to offer guests the perfect base from which to attend the event with the following special rates:

Diplomatic Residence, (CHF 4,500) per night 
Offering sweeping views of Lake Geneva and the Mont-Blanc mountains, the Diplomatic Residence couples the privacy and innovation of a home, with the exclusive and friendly services expected at a worldwide luxury hotel.

Panoramic Suite, (CHF 2,500) per night 
Unique in design and décor, the Panoramic Suites are spread over an expanse of 100 square metres.
The brainchild of Tony Chi, they feature a separate living room and dining area.

Executive Lake Geneva Suite, (CHF 1,500) per night 
The elegantly appointed Executive Lake Geneva Suite features well designed spaces with a separate living room and executive office designed by Toni Chi. All comforts offered within the suite are enhanced by a 180° view of Lake Geneva, the Mont-Blanc range and the city.

Special Added Value to the EBACE offer includes:

  • Early check-in facilities
  • Guaranteed late check-out at 4pm
  • Credit of $ 100 dollars per room per stay at the hotel’s dining venues and bars
  • Executive in-room amenities
  • VIP pick up from the airport


Enjoy your stay 🙂

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