First Visit To The Cheesecake Factory In Beirut

The Cheesecake Factory opens officially today in Verdun, Beirut right across Starbucks but the media were all invited yesterday to try out the new outlet. I got there around 7 pm and the place was already packed but we were seated quickly. The place looks really nice from the inside and is very spacious. There's a bar area on one side and the traditional cheesecake stand on the entrance. The staff were all very friendly…

Meeting Ken Block + My Favorite Cars From The 2015 Dubai Motor Show

With Ken Block and Abdo Feghali Meeting Ken Block and the unveiling of Ford's all-new GT supercar at the Dubai Motor Show were the highlight of my trip to Dubai earlier this month. It was my first time at the Dubai Motor Show and I would definitely come back a second time. The whole experience with Ford & Lincoln was great, the events were pretty awesome and well-organized, the team was very helpful and the…

Europe’s Refugee Crisis In Comparison To Lebanon

We have 1.5 million refugees in a country of 4 million people. That's the equivalent of: - Germany hosting 20 million refugees. - America hosting 80 million refugees. We are all aware of the situation but it's very hard to compare the situation in Europe vs Lebanon. When Germany plans to welcome refugees, they allocate the needed resources to integrate them and naturalize them on the long run, while in Lebanon refugees came in because…

Did You Like YouStink’s Furn el Chebbak FlashMob?

A young pregnant woman was shopping in Furn el Chebbak, her water broke, people rush to help her out and she ends up giving birth to a .... garbage bag. The act was well executed and performed by #Tol3etRi7etkoun and they were able to shock and awe the bystanders but I didn't quite understand the idea to begin with. Giving birth to garbage bags? What does that even mean and how is it related to…
Humor

Joumblatt’s Post Won The Internet Yesterday

1 year ago
I laughed so hard at Joumblatt’s “Jean-Blat Van Damme” tweet yesterday and at his tweets last week following Russia’s drills in the Mediterranean that took Lebanon by surprise. Nevertheless, I keep asking myself every time ...
Advertising

Men-Only Parking In Lebanon

1 year ago
A spot-on ad by Lowe Pimo for ABAAD NGO. Lebanon has 0 female ministers in the current government and four out of the 128 MPs are women only. We need to see more Lebanese women ...
Events

Jbeil (Byblos) Unveils Its Christmas Tree And It’s Even Better Than Last Year!

1 year ago
Lighting Up The Christmas Tree – By Michel Kosseifi Last year’s 97-foot-high Jbeil Christmas tree was featured in the Wall Street Journal and the Guardian and was truly one of the most beautiful trees we’ve ...
Beirut

Virgin Megastore Offering Free Rides To Christmas Shoppers

1 year ago
Traffic is a huge problem during December in Lebanon and more specifically inside Beirut, and it’s almost impossible to find a parking spot inside malls like ABC Achrafieh & Dbayyeh, Citymall, Beirut Souks or even ...
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