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LE BLOG DE CHANTY HAS A NEW DOMAIN NAME


Hello Readers,

 

It is with great pleasure to inform you that LE BLOG DE CHANTY  has a new domain name http://www.leblogdechanty.com/, kindly follow my latest updates there.

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Bisous…

 

Collaboration With Nisrette From Smarter Life Tips And Tricks


I have been blogging for more than 5 years now, and sometimes blogging alone could be a bit boring.

I met an old friend of mine, Nisrette, a while ago. We were together in university, she had her 1st blog in 2013 under the LazyNiss, she used to blog about fitness and Beauty in Arabic. I featured here in one of my #MeetTheBlogger series, you can check it here.

Recently she created a new blog, where she will be blogging about Tips and Tricks for a Smarter Life!

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While we were enjoying our afternoon tea, we realized that we have a lot of common.

We  both have a passion for beauty products, at it happened that we both have a combination skin and interested to find products that suit our type of skin. We’re active and energetic and enjoy the simple things in life.

And it hit us… Why not start a series of collaborations together!

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We asked for a paper and pen and checked what is interesting for both of us. We will be covering different topics from beauty tips, psychological tips, financial tips and anything we find interesting…

We’ll be featuring our post every Friday morning… Stay tuned for our post tomorrow!!

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Indoor Activities for Stormy Weather!


I had a call yesterday from an old friend Imad Bazzi asking me to go on his radio show فيا و ما فيا on Al Jadeed FM (90.3 FM) suggesting activities to be done indoors during the stormy weather.

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These are the activities I suggested:

– Go to the Mall:

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For the shopping addicts out there, the stormy weather won’t stand behind you and your favorite shops. You can choose the closest mall to your location and wander for a long time… you won’t even feel the wind nor the rain 😉

– Go the Movies:

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For the movies geeks out there, you can always enjoy the latest movies in cinemas! Movie theaters are well heated, and you can enjoy your movie with your cheese and caramel popcorn 😉

– Go for a Coffee/ Tea:

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If you’re just in the mood for sitting back, doing nothing, hanging around with your besties, the best thing you can do is head to your favorite cafe and chill out. You can also bring your favorite book or laptop.

– Go to the Gym:

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Yup, I can hear you saying, Nooo it’s too cold!

But No, i’m a gym freak and I also enjoy the gym in winter. Believe me, lifting weights will heat your body up making you forget all about the wind and hail outside!

– Just stay at Home!

If you’re too lazy, and don’t feel like getting out of your pajamas, you can always stay at home, watch your favorite DVD, enjoy your favorite wine and roast some chestnuts.

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I can’t get enough of chestnuts? Do you?

 

Do you have any other activities in mind?

I would love to hear how you’re spending your time during this stormy weather!

Let The Bidding Begin!


Have you set your mind on that Valentino heels, Chanel Bag or the iPhone 6?

With BIDAFFAIRS you can now place your bids in an online auction, and who knows you might win your dream item!

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“BID AFFAIRS” is an exclusive auction experience that offers its members a variety of the latest items in women and men fashion, electronics, travel, leisure, and entertainment. Members will be able to get their hands on brand new, exclusive, limited edition, designer brands and state of the art electronics for prices up to 95% less than their retail value.

All items on the site are new current season items from the world’s leading fashion brands for both women and men. “BID AFFAIRS” is different from your traditional auction routine as bids are purchased beforehand and up front while bidding occurs in fixed increments.

“BID AFFAIRS” takes members on a fun and memorable experience based on lifestyle and fashion trends that members will enjoy indulging in.

Every week, new items will be up for auction. And to catch up this week’s items, I’m offering 10 of my lucky readers 20 free bids to experience the site and enjoy bidding!

All you have to do is include the following code: LeBlogDeChanty and 10 of my readers will be granted 20 free bids upon subscribing on bidaffairs.com/account.php

First Come, First Served! So Hurry Up!

November Birthstone: CITRINE


I am born in November and since I started admiring the world of gemstones, I started searching for my birthstone.

I found that there are two gems appropriate for November: The Topaz and The Citrine. But since my favorite color is yellow, I was attracted more to the Citrine stone, also known as the “healing quartz”.

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Citrine is the traditional birthstone for November, and is an alternate Zodiac stone for Scorpio.

The name Citrine comes from an old French word, “citrin”, meaning lemon.

This golden gemstone is said to support vitality and health while encouraging and guiding hope, energy and warmth within the wearer.

This gemstone ranges in color from the palest yellow to a dark amber named Madeira because of its resemblance to the red wine.

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The Romans were thought to be the first to wear the yellow quartz, crafting it into cabochon, or highly polished but unfaceted cuts of stone set into jewelry.

Citrine became more popular during the Romantic Period, when artisans often favored these warm colored gems to enhance gold jewelry.

Citrine, like all forms of quartz, was believed to have magical powers and was worn as a talisman against evil thoughts and snake venom.  It was also considered to have medicinal properties and was commonly used as a remedy for urinary and kidney ailments.

 

It is one of the most affordable of gemstones and plentiful in nature. Citrine is found most frequently in Brazil, Bolivia, and Spain. Citrine jewelry is given as the gemstone gift for the 13th and 17th anniversaries.

My favorite items with the Citrine Stone

 

  • The “Citrine Drop Earrings” by Tiffany’s
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Earrings in 18k gold with octagonal citrines and round brilliant diamonds.

 

  • The “Golden Tears” earrings by Zoughaib
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From the stylish “Tears” collection, the golden Tears earrings in 18 kt yellow gold, with pearls and citrines

 

  • The “Mome Je T’aime” by Mauboussin
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Yellow gold, citrine, paved diamonds

 

  •  The “Limelight Cocktail Inspiration” ring by Piaget
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Limelight Mojito cocktail inspiration ring in 18k white gold, set with a cushion-cut tourmaline, a round citrine, 8 marquise-cut emeralds, 16 brilliant-cut tsavorites, 120 brilliant-cut emeralds and 182 brilliant-cut diamonds.

  • The Gold and Citrine ring by Bulgari 
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Bulgari Gold & Citrine Rectangle Ring

 

Are you born in November?

Which are your favorite jewelry with the Citrine Stone? 

 

 

ELECTROFIT WITH TRAINSTATION – ROUND 2


I was invited last week to the second round of #Electrofit full body workout session with Trainstation, that was also held at White Beirut.

If you haven’t seen my oldest post, you can check it out here.

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The full body workout session was presented by Hiba, Nahy,Thomas and Georges on the beats of 3lias (Dj. Stamina). All proceeds of the event went to Meeda (NGO that supports and raises awareness around eating disorders).

The event was crowded as last time, the one hour and a half of workout was so intense but people were enjoying and pushing themselves further.

It’s a great initiative by Trainstation, and I hope there will be more of these sessions to raise more awareness about healthy lifestyle 🙂

Stay Fit everyone!

Splendid dinner at Mayrig!


I have been planning to visit Mayrig for a while now, until I went last week, to celebrate the birthday of my dear Armenian friend P.

Mayrig is a beautiful stone house located in the middle of Gemmayze. It is an Armenian restaurant that adapts the popular classics of Armenian cuisine, while generously borrowing from Lebanese and other Mediterranean influences.

In their menu, their chef uses spicy ingredients and dewy-fresh harvests from the entire region, to deliver their clients delicately hand-crafted creations

My friends and I tried a combination of the appetizers and main dishes. We had the Armenian tabboule, Itch, the famous Lahm Bi Ajin, Divine Su Beurek, Mouhammara, Manteh and Fishne Kebab. And of course we ended it up with different flavors of their delicious ice cream.

 

The interior setting is so charming and relaxing, it will make you wanna come back for more…

 

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My outfit for the evening // Dress: Promod // Cross Body Bag: Mango

 

Until next time…

 

Have you been to Mayrig? Do you like Armenian food? 

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