Thank you Sima for this pic!
After i saw Treesome’s Elie the other day, i passed by Gemmayze today to see his new bar and i spotted it right next to “Behind the green door”.
The bar has no name yet, it looked like a teaser campaign before launching it, or maybe he still is undecided on the name.
Maybe we can help him pick up a new name by making few suggestions here.
My suggestions are:
- The Pub with No Name (or No Name)
- Elie Inn
As part of promoting tourism in Lebanon, the Tourism Ministry has placed posters of things to see next to the terminals at Beirut airport. Very nice pics showing the history and beauty of some areas.
One of the posters shows the Akkar valley
After a closer look, I noticed that “Vallee” was spelled “Valais”
So i went to see Helene Segara’s concert on Friday at Edde Sands and it turned out to be an enjoyable evening. The place where they hold the concert is very nice, there were chairs for everyone, lounges for VIP people and of course lounges accompanied with a Gala dinner for the VVIP guests.
The concert started around 10:15 and lasted for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Segara was charming and sang songs in different languages, as part of her world tour theme. One of them was “7arramt 2a7ibbak” and she did sing it pretty well. I recorded part of it and uploaded it for whomever wants to watch.
Lebanon will make musical history by setting the new international summer party standard, placing it firmly as the jet set party circuit stop of 2010!
Check out BMC’s website. It sure looks like a cool event.
Guess i am going to watch Helene Segara tonight as i got two tickets for free. I will let you know how it goes.
I wasn’t planning on posting about this but i couldn’t stand looking at poop everytime i open the blog.
On my way back the past Friday around 6 pm, there was a lot of traffic on the way to Dbayyeh. I usually get stuck in traffic but not that much. I reach the Marina area and spot Caritas and Red Cross volunteers setting up checkpoints in the middle of the road and on the maritime road to collect money.
I understand it is for a good cause and all, but do you really think people will donate money after you get them stuck in one extra hour of traffic? Can’t this be done on a Sunday afternoon where everyone is relaxed and not coming back from a stressful working day?
I felt more like running into them to be honest!
Same story every day… Maid walks the dog, dog poops on sidewalk, pedestrian steps in dog poop!
During my walk in Jbeil Souks the other day, i had a nice encounter. It took me time to recognize the guy, but then i asked him “Elie?” and he answered. That was probably the first time i speak to this guy while i am sober lol!
So who is this “Elie” ?
He was a bartender at Treesome pub in Gemmayze and i was a regular there two years ago. I usually don’t like cocktails but Elie’s cocktails were a killer, specially that one Absynth-Vodka drink we always ordered.
It didn’t have a strong taste but when you’ve had 5 or 6 of that drink, the rest of the night would be a story to tell, that is if you remember anything! Maybe i should share some of those stories or maybe i shouldn’t.
Anyway, it turns out he is launching his own pub in the next few weeks, but he didn’t tell me its name yet as he didn’t pick one, but it will be near The Electricity company in Gemmayze, most probably around “Behind the Green Door”.
Guess i will pay him a visit once it’s open.
I went to Batroun the past weekend to drop a friend and decided to pass by Jbeil and have dinner there. I haven’t been to Jbeil souks for a while, so i thought i take a walk and see what’s happening. To my surprise, the streets were fully renovated and packed with restaurants, pubs, shops and lots of people.
Turns out i’ve been missing out since the past summer!
I was advised to go to Ã©cafe and so i did. The place was big and beautiful and was more of a cafe trottoir than a restaurant. The food was also delicious and affordable and most importantly the service was quick and professional.
The only problem i faced were cats, as my gf hates them and i had to interrupt my dinner many times to scare them away lol!
Over all, i will definitly be going there soon to try the pubs and see how’s the nightlife picking up there.
Looks like Miss USA 2010 has more talents than just posing for lingerie.
The Lebanese-born Rima Fakih “won Mojo In The Morning’s “Stripper 101″ contest in 2007″. [mojo]
The judges were strippers, and awarded Fakih first prize. The prizes included jewelry, gift cards, adult toys and a stripper pole for home use, according to the website.
The event was attended by women only, and Rima never removed her clothing at the event, the radio station said in a statement.
HÃ©lÃ¨ne SEGARA au Liban pour sa TournÃ©e 2010, [UN TOUR DE LA TERRE] Friday 21st May starting 9:45 pm at EddÃ© Sands Beach Resort, Jbeil – Lebanon. Tickets available at Virgin Megastores.
Segara is not my favorite french singer but she has many decent songs. I definitely advise people to go watch her if they can, specially that it’s held at Edde Sands, beautiful resort and atmosphere.
International Museum day is organized worldwide around the 18th of May, so it would be a nice idea to visit this museum and others in the upcoming weekend. I just realized i haven’t been to the National Museum since 15 years or more, before it was renovated even.
There are more pictures of the Soap museum at habeeb.com.