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Monthly Archives: April 2015

  • Restaurant Review: Urbanista

    Restaurant Review: Urbanista

    My visit to Urbanista was long overdue, I can’t believe I have been postponing this gem of a cozy space for this long! I went to the Gemmayze branch a couple of months ago, at first glance the restaurant facade is a narrow almost 2 meter wide glass and door that leads into an elongated ...

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  • A Bookworm's World

    A Bookworm’s World

    I’m an avid reader and have been so since my early childhood. Reading takes me to another dimension and I’m sure many will agree with me. I do encourage you all to pick up a book of your style every once in a while, your imagination will grow and you get to have a temporary […]

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  • Effortless Formal Style

    Effortless Formal Style

    We all have social or religious obligations that require a formal dress code, and when we can’t figure out what to wear, we can attend without going out of our style comfort zone, by being as simple as possible. That was the case for me this past Palm Sunday, where most ladies will be ...

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  • Androgyny

    Androgyny

    This is a story about a shirt I almost didn’t buy. I was recently shopping at one of my favorite casual stores in the States when I saw this pinstripe blouse. It struck me as a bit masculine, and the fact that I have numerous blouses already that I don’t wear, made me put it […]

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  • Restaurant Review: The Gathering

    Restaurant Review: The Gathering

    The Gathering in Gemmayze is a restaurant concept of a trio of old houses in Beirut, central to a garden. You have the choice of the Italian restaurant, the Grill, and the gastronomy bar to enjoy. For this visit I chose the Italian kitchen. The ambiance is cozy and private despite of the close ...

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  • My 1 Year Blog Anniversary

    My 1 Year Blog Anniversary

    April marks 1 year of blogging for me. When I created Style Me Maria, I allowed the online community to peer into my world. Whether it is through my blog, Facebook page, Pinterest, Snapchat, and my already in use Instagram and Twitter. My online persona is me, not hiding behind a mask of ...

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