Beirut Designers’ Week

The Beirut Designers’ Week that is taking place in Zaitunay Bay from May 9 to May 12 2014, is the 2nd edition in this installment. I went there on Saturday, and seeing so many exhibitors and attendees, I was beaming with pride for my country’s talents and those who support them. Countless stands were lined up at the boardwalk, and the usually busy hot-spot was even busier. I visited each and every stand, and the handmade items on display were mind blowing. Such big collections, its really inspiring. From clothing to handbags, lingerie to accessories, home deco to jewelry and much more. Take a look at a few snapshots. read more

Restaurant Review: Cozmo Cafe

Since I am re-visiting the restaurants I have had the pleasure to dine in before I started blogging, I am particularly choosing the ones that were of a disappointment to me the 1st (or 2nd) time around, to give them another chance. Cozmo Cafe is one of those places, where I swore I would never return due to the seriously cold temperature of the main dishes, burgers, pizza and pasta I have eaten there before. So last Sunday, my husband and I decided to go there.

For starters, we ordered the Mozzarella Sticks for 13,500 L.L. read more

Restaurant Review: Bar Tartine

I had recently been to Bar Tartine in Mar Mikhael Gemmayze for a girl’s night out dinner. I wish I had clear photos to share with you, but this review isn’t about that visit. Anyhow, on my way out I noticed a little enticing bakery owned by the restaurant, I promised myself I would return to have my fix of bread some other time. Soon later I was delightfully surprised when I stumbled upon the bakery open in ABC Ashrafieh. The display counter was full of bread, pastries, desserts and sandwiches. My hubby and I sat down and the waiter handed out the menus; it was the same menu from the Gemmayze branch with salads, ┬ámain courses etc, so I asked if I could order from the displayed selection since they weren’t mentioned in the menu. He told me sure but I had to go order and come back and pay at my table. I figured he said so for the tip, so I agreed. I went and chose 3 items, the man at the counter handed them to me in a paper bag so I mentioned I was dining in and the waiter told me so and so. He then placed each of the pastries in a plate and sent them our way. Unfortunately, it looked as if they were randomly thrown on the plate especially in the first picture below. read more

Restaurant Review: Pizzeria Margherita

I love good food just as I love to evaluate it.

My husband and I are big foodies and you’ll find us trying out every new restaurant. I have only started blogging for a month, so I cannot review the food I have eaten over the course of many years, varying from street carts to fine dining, so I’m gonna have to start all over again (youppie!)

For my first humble review, I chose Pizzeria Margherita in Blueberry Square Dbayeh. I first tried Margherita when it opened a few years ago in Gemayze, I wanted to see what all the hype was about. I remember ordering a chicken platter and my husband a pizza, and we both wondered what the fuss was about because we HATED the food, it was bland and tasteless. So we decided to give it another chance. read more

Decorate to Donate

Message De Paix is an NGO that works with mentally challenged adults, allowing them to become responsible contributors to society by helping them develop manual skills and craftsmanship. The result of their work is exhibited for sale and is especially highlighted during the holiday seasons. The adults in this organization have currently on display, a wide range of Easter decoration for the home, Palm Sunday candles made of various material, all colorful and each unique. By buying an item, you would be helping the members feel empowered, have faith in themselves and continue to be productive. read more