What’s Happening to Beirut’s Rose House (La Maison Rose)?

La Maison Rose is one of the oldest mansions in Ras Beirut that was built in the 19th century overlooking the lighthouse in Manara. Back in 2014, British artist Tom Young, who fell in love with the house, was offered a studio space over the summer by the owner and later on decided to turn the mansion into an exhibition venue and open it to the public. "La Maison Rose" opened last year from November…

Barcelona Defeats Real Madrid 3-2 Once Again in Beirut’s El Clásico

A friendly El Clásico was organized last Friday at at the Camille Chamoun stadium between ex-Barcelona and Real Madrid players. The teams should have included legends such as Ronaldinho, Gianluca Zambrotta, Francesco Coco, Eric Abidal and Edgar Davids and Roberto Carlos, Fernando Moriente and Christian Karembeu but I'm told some of them did not show up. Barcelona won the game and Ronaldinho stole the show by producing three assists for all three goals, including a…
Baladi

First Bike Lane Prototype Introduced in #Beirut

7 months ago
After getting its first bike sharing station, Beirut just got its first official bike lane. The assembly of the first bike lane prototype was completed two days ago and the first bike tour will take ...
Beirut

Two Reminders That We’re still Living in a Jungle

8 months ago
Some guy got into a fight on Friday night with a bouncer at a night club in Beirut so he decided to pull out his gun and fire into the air before he was stopped. ...
Beirut

AUB Pays $700,000 to Settle Lawsuit

8 months ago
Now that’s a first! The American University of Beirut has agreed to pay a financial penalty of $700,000 to settle a lawsuit after being accused of assisting three organizations linked to Hezbollah. One example was ...
Beirut

10 Funny Signs from Today’s Protest

8 months ago
Whether you’re with or against the protests today, one thing is for sure: Lebanese always know how to come up with the funniest and wittiest posters. Enjoy 🙂 Photo Credits to Bernadette & Anis ...
Beirut

Fiasco at the Lebanese-Canadian Hospital

9 months ago
A young man wrecked the Lebanese Canadian hospital in Sin el fil after his 36 year old brother passed away unexpectedly. Based on what I’ve read, his brother had a severe stomach pain and was ...
Beirut

Meet “Festou2 Bae”: Barbar’s Own “Salt Bae”

9 months ago
I’m sure you all know by now Nusret Gökçe: the Turkish chef who broke the internet with his fancy sprinkling salt move. Well Barbar just introduced its own “Salt Bae” or “M3allem”. I just wish ...
Architecture

An Exclusive Sneak Peek into ABC Verdun, Beirut’s Newest Mall

9 months ago
Last week, I was able to get into the new ABC in Verdun. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek into what’s in store in the 50,000 SQM complex. I was astonished to ...
Art

La Plume de Pierre (Pierre Sadek Foundation) Caricatures on Display at The Sursock Museum

9 months ago
Pierre Sadek was Lebanon’s leading political caricaturist and a genius. During my AUB years, I spent countless hours looking through old archives and checking his brilliant newspapers caricatures from the 70s and 80s. Following his ...
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