Nougatini, Fine Chocolate Since 1968

I received a box last week from Nougatini with a variety of their products as well as their brand new Nougatella jar. It took me a second to recognize the brand but as soon as I did, it brought me back to my Hamra & AUB years when I had first discovered Nougatini. I grew up in Jounieh and work around Achrafieh, so I wasn’t as familiar with Hamra as I would have liked it…

FINALLY! A Nice Christmas Tree & Decoration On Beirut’s Martyrs Square

I passed by this morning and spotted what looked like a nice Christmas tree on Martyrs Square. I went to get my coffee and drove back to make sure I wasn't dreaming. The tree is not done yet but it already looks nice and the decoration around it looks promising as well! Let's hope we won't be seeing trees and decoration like the ones they put up in the past three years. I will share…
Art

#IndeedBetterTogether: Tripoli Kicks Off its Christmas Festivities

2 months ago
#TripoliLB unveiled yesterday its stunning Christmas tree at the Rachid Karameh expo under the #IndeedBetterTogether slogan to send out a message of unity and hope to all the Tripolitans and Lebanese. The tree was set ...
Art

Beirut Chants: 29 Free Concerts Celebrating Diversity & Promoting A Culture of Peace

2 months ago
This year marks the 9th edition of Beirut Chants, a festival that has become one of the Christmas season’s most anticipated events. Every year during Christmas, concerts are organized in all of Beirut’s historical churches ...
Baladi

Prestigious “2017 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences” Awarded to Lebanese Dr. Huda Yahya Zoghbi

2 months ago
The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences is a $3 million award, the largest award in the sciences, that is given to researchers who have made discoveries that extend human life and is funded by “internet ...
Baladi

HuffPost Features Byblos & Zgharta Christmas Trees As The Most Breathtaking Trees Of 2016

2 months ago
HuffingtonPost featured in a recent article the Byblos and Zgharta (Bnachii) Christmas tree as some of 2016’s most over-the-top Christmas trees. I have to admit the Byblos Christmas tree did not make the buzz it ...
Art

Four Reasons To Attend Christmas In Action Next Week [December 14-18]

2 months ago
I was introduced to Christmas in Action last year by a friend and had the honor to meet Cynthia Bou Khater few weeks back, the woman behind this year’s biggest Christmas event and IN Action, ...
Baladi

ASHEKMAN’s Nominations for The New Government

2 months ago
Ashekman is nominating fictional characters, celebrities and superheroes for our new government and some of the choices are spot on! Imagine Yoda as our new Education Minister, Daenerys Targaryen for the Interior Ministry, Batman our ...
Animals & Wildlife

Dolphins Encounter off Tabarja Coast

2 months ago
My friend Christine shared these beautiful pictures of dolphins spotted off Tabarja’s coast. They were the only beat in the water and had at least five dolphins swimming around them for almost 2 hours. Enjoy ...
Baladi

I Just Received The Best Gift Ever From The North Pole

2 months ago
I received yesterday a beautiful gift from the North Pole, a box that had two boxes of cookies,four milkshakes and two letters, one addressed to me and another “To a friend”. In that letter, I ...
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