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Ferdinand, A place for Good Food and Music!


A while ago I got the chance to visit the newly renovated Ferdinand Gastro-pub located in Mahatma Ghandi street right in the heart of Hamra.

The same spirit as before is still dominating the interior of the place, but with simple adjustments making even more enjoyable. The place is marked with leather couches, wooden tables and bar, candles and low lights.

We were greeted warmly, as we started discovering the diversified drinks menu and choosing what to eat. The menu is full of tasty items, from starters, mains, salads and dessert!

We tried the Devils on Horseback, cheese blossoms, and the burgers!

 

I enjoyed the place a lot, the music was amazing for a Saturday night and the food was so indulging. So if you’re passing by Hamra, you should definitely visit Ferdinand!

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Cheers!

 

Goodbye Summer Party on the top of Square Lounge!


I am a summer person and it’s really hard for me to say goodbye to the season that is full of life, activities, parties and fun.

I should have posted this post a while ago, because the party took place at the end of September, but I still don’t want to let go…

Movenpick Hotel’s goodbye summer party was on top of the heap! We were well welcomed at the door of the hotel, with a special setting of the living fountain romanesque statue to take pictures, then we were accompanied to the Square Lounge.

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The Square Lounge was full of good vibes, amazing beats and delicious bites.

Enjoying the breathtaking sea view, we were also entertained with acrobatic art and cute memes.

It was a splendid evening, wishing Movenpick Hotel a great winter season!

CCCL Sunset Rendez-vous at Amethyste!


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

“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” ― 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

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!

“Shwayit Souwar” : Tania Saleh’s 4th album


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After a long period of reflection and research, Tania Saleh has decided to go for a crowdfunding campaign with Zoomaal, the fundraising platform for Arab talents in arts and

sciences.

“There is no other way to find a proper production support when the political situation in

the region is in its worst times, and all the production companies are busy with other money-making dolls. So either I continue making music or I stop, I decided to take a chance on this

crowdfunding campaign because there is no other way…”

“Shwayit Souwar” (A Few Images) is Tania Saleh‘s 4th album, co-produced by Norwegian

producer Erik Hillestad. It is a romantic trip describing a Lebanese Arab woman’s intimate

story riding through this insane world. The album is a musical search for love in the middle

of hatred, blood and infinite divisions. It raises questions about the meaning of life, the

inequality between sexes and the fragility of our existence on this planet.

“Arab men might be at war but Arab women are at peace. A woman in this part of the world

is hard-working, full of hope and positive energy. Rain or shine, she has always been there for

her father, brother, husband and son, spreading her endless love and showing them where the beauty is, hoping they would listen. This album is dedicated to her.” explains Tania.

“For ‘love is like war, easy to begin but very hard to stop’, as one great philosopher once said”.

This album comes with a totally new sound arrangement, unlike anything Tania Saleh has

done before. She is grounded in her roots, she idealizes the Arabic melodies and rhythms and

marries them to international vibes of classical, jazz and Bossa Nova because, when it comes

to music, she believes in a borderless planet.

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Since 1997, Tania has independently released 2 studio albums and one live album and wrote

songs for films like Nadine Labaki’s “Where Do We Go Now?” and “Caramel” and Philippe

Araktinji’s “Heritages”.

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She has previously collaborated with many Lebanese and international musicians: Ziad

Rahbany, Issam Hajali, Charbel Rouhana, Khaled Mouzanar, Toufik Farroukh, Toni Hanna,

Rayess Bek, Natasha Atlas, RZA, Charlotte Caffey, Nile Rodgers, Steven Last and many more.

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For this new album, “Shwayit Souwar”, she has collaborated with some of the best musicians based in Lebanon. Lebanese composers Issam Hajali, Charbel Rouhana and Claude Chalhoub also appeared as very precious special guests on the album.

There were also outstanding special guest appearances by Norwegian artists Kjetil Bjerkestrand (composer and arranger for artists like Ray Charles, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ute Lemper), Mathias Eick (jazz musician who has collaborated with Manu Katché, Chick Corea and Pat Metheny) and musicians from the Norwegian Radio String Orchestra who played beautiful string arrangements written by Edouard Torikian.

While many forces around us try to eliminate our heritage, ridicule our culture and annihilate

our identity, Tania, like a few other independent artists from the region, is on a noble mission

to make a fresh statement with her original words, eclectic music and unique illustrations and

travel with it to the world to portray a positive image of who we really are.

“After all, I believe that this is my duty as long as I may live”. Tania Saleh

Introducing: La Folie Rouge at Rikky’z


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“La Folie Rouge” is a yearly winter show created by “Francofolie” in 2010 and featuring top quality international artistic performances. 

Inspired from Valentine’s spirit, “La Folie Rouge” is the only concept in Lebanon to combine the classy sensual ambiance with artistic and acrobatic shows including:

 
  • World-Standards acrobats and artists

  • Exceptional International French Cancan performers

  • Sensual professional scenes based on Valentine’s spirit

  • Francofolie famous Parade with extravagant shows.

  • DJ MARC performing the 80’s and French music.

  • Several other animation and dedicated performances.

 

My friend and I really enjoyed the show, the acrobats and dancers were amazing, especially the duo sensual part, Viktor is so hot, and the usual band had a cool surprise too 😉

 

Don’t forget to check La Folie Rouge Facebook Page for more pictures and information 🙂

Cherry on the rooftop!


About two weeks ago, I went for a girls night out to The “Cherry On The Rooftop”, which is the lounge of Le Gray Hotel, Downtown facing Al Nahar Newspaper.

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The place is nice and cosi, just by the relaxing pool. The music starts smoothly and with time getting late, it gets groovy 😉

We started tasting their exotic drinks

 

Then we tried their yummy finger food platters

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The weather was perfect that night, it wasn’t windy and not very hot.

There was next to us a group of girls celebrating a bachelorette, enjoying their time, dancing and having fun, then the men came after midnight.

 

We had really good time!

If you’re searching for a lounge, quiet, classy and fun, then it’s the place to be!

CHEERS!

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