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BVLGARI now open in Beirut


After closing down its branch on Charles Malek’s Avenue, Bulgari opened its first boutique in Beirut around two weeks ago. The newly open boutique is on 140 El Moutrane Street Downtown Beirut and sells Bulgari watches, fragances, eyewear, jewelry and sunglasses.

I once visited Bulgari’s boutique in Achrafieh to get a handbag for my gf but I changed my mind after I was told it costed some 1300$.

Lana from L’armoire de Lana and Beiruting were at the opening.

Santa’s Park at St.Nicolas garden Achrafieh


The first ever Santa’s Park is coming to Achrafieh this year and bringing with it a week full of fun-filled activities for kids. The event will take place at the St. Nicolas garden on Charles Malek’s avenue in Achrafieh. Everyone is invited to join and make this Christmas a Merry one!

Here’s the full program as posted on Santa’s Park official Facebook page.

Every day:
Meet Santa in his house, craft workshops, face painting, hair styling, cupcakes decoration, Santa Theater with cartoons, radio-controlled boats, kindergarten with slides and swings, 5D simulator, paintball, tir à l’arc, climbing Christmas tree, scientific show every hour, a parade at 5pm and a kermesse!

Friday 21
Opening Day

Saturday 22:
- Christmas Karaoke
- Cooking workshop
- Marching Band

Sunday 23:
- Elf Dancers (Hip Hop)
- Martial Arts Show

Wednesday 26:
- 10m “Bûche de Noêl” to be cut in pieces and distributed among kids at 6pm

Saturday 29:
- Christmas Karaoke and balloon twisting

Sunday 30:
- Extreme Day: Rappel, Tyrolienne, Climbing Wall
- Story Telling

The event is organized by URBAN ART for FONDATION BACHIR GEMAYEL with the collaboration of Joué Club.


Miss Lebanon hot favourite for Miss Universe 2012

Miss Universe 2012 is taking place on the 19th of December at 8pm at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino and Miss Lebanon Rina Chibani seems to be one of the hot favorites to win the title. The Preliminaries took place two days ago and from what I’ve read on several websites and blogs, Rina should easily make it into the last 15 (The 16th Semi-Finalist will be selected by “Fan Vote”).

I have to say she’s the most beautiful Miss Lebanon we’ve had in years, but she doesn’t look well prepared and is very hesitant in her interviews. I hope she’s preparing herself well for the final round because she’s truly gorgeous.

Here are links to some of the articles I found on Miss Universe 2012 talking about Rina Chibani and/or showing pictures of her.

Beauty Pageant Minute–Miss Universe 2012 Preliminary Competition–Evening Gowns–My Top 15 Best List!

Vote for your favourite in the Miss Universe Swimsuit Competition

Miss Lebanon at Miss Universe 2012 Pictures

Analyzing Ms. Universe with Alvin Sebetero

Miss Universe 2012 Hot Top Favorites

A 100% Lebanese alcohol product night at EM Chill

EM Chill is organizing a 100% Lebanese alcohol night on November 28th, to support our local brands while listening to local tunes all night. All drinks will be priced at 4,000 LL only.

I think they should offer discounts on food items as well, because if there’s Arak at only 4000 Lebanese Liras the drink, people will get wasted before the party kicks in!

Check EM Chill’s Facebook Page [Here] for more info.


Jennifer Lopez raises the Lebanese flag during her Dubai Concert

Picture by Carmen Chammas

Jennifer Lopez surprised her fans today by holding the Lebanese flag at her Dubai Concert in celebration of Lebanon’s Independence day. I don’t know why she would do such a thing but it’s pretty cool of her, at least for the Lebanese watching the show.

Picture from Tinia Nassif taken from Gino’s Blog

Via Gino

$240,000 raised at Beirut’s Marathon for Achrafieh victims

Roland Saade, Faysal El Khalil, Dory Hitti, Edward Maalouf, Mary El Aam, Maha El Shaer and Mickey Chibli participated in this year’s edition of the Beirut Marathon in order to raise money for the victims of the bombing that shook Achrafieh few weeks back, killing General Wissam Al Hassan, Ahmad Sahyouni and Georgette Sarkissian. [RunForAchrafieh]

They were able to collected an impressive 240,000$, which will be donated to reviving Achrafieh and helping the families.

A great initiative from all 7 runners and the Beirut Marathon association.