Lebanese-British Farah Dakhlallah is The New NATO Spokeswoman

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has appointed this week Farah Dakhlallah as the new NATO spokesperson. Farah had worked before as a communications manager at the WHO and an Arabic spokeswoman for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth office between 2014 and 2016. She will succeed Oana Lungescu, who served as spokeswoman from 2010 to 2023. Farah went to school at IC in Beirut and then majored in Audiovisual Arts at USJ. She then moved to…

Kalei Coffee Co. Featured Among The Most Beautiful Coffee Shops in The World

Beirut has several beautiful coffee shops, maybe some of the most beautiful worldwide according to this CNN article. In fact, Beirut-based Kalei Coffee Co. was featured in “Designing Coffee: New Coffee Places and Branding", a book by coffee expert Lani Kingston who also happens to teach a course titled “The Anthropology of Coffee” at Portland State University. Kalei Coffee Co. has two shops in Beirut, its flagship shop in Mar Mikhael and another in Ras…

IAA Lebanon Celebrates Vintage Advertising Jingles With Musicals

1 week ago
The IAA Lebanon Chapter held its first IAA Half of Fame at Casino du Liban on January 27th and “honoured 17 railblazing individuals whose remarkable contributions have left an indelible mark on our advertising landscape”, ...

Three Lebanese Restaurants on MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 List

2 weeks ago
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants is an annual publication highlighting the best 50 restaurants in the MENA region. In this year’s list, three Beiruti restaurants were featured: Em Sherif, Baron and Tawlet Mar Mikhail while ...

Judge Nawaf Salam Elected President of the International Court of Justice

3 weeks ago
The International Court of Justice issued a press release today announcing that Judge Nawaf Salam was elected President for a term of three years. Salam had become a member of the Court in 2018 after ...

Four Lebanese Whiskies Featured in Whisky Advocate’s 2023 Fall Issue

1 month ago
Four Lebanese whiskies were featured in the buying guide of Whisky Advocate magazine fall 2023 issue. Whisky Advocate magazine is America’s leading spirits publication and one of the world’s leading whisky magazines. Ever since its ...

Darb Mar Charbel, Lebanon’s First Long-Distance Pilgrimage Route Set To Open in 2026

1 month ago
After completing their pilgrimage to Spain’s Santiago de Compostela in 2018, a group of Lebanese decided to put in place Lebanon’s first long-distance pilgrimage route, a 130km route crossing 40 villages and covering significant places ...

Meet Nabil Salameh: The Lebanese Ski Champion & Designer of Mzaar Ski Slopes

1 month ago
I had shared a post earlier last week about “Piste Nabil” at Mzaar and the reason behind its naming, and one of the blog’s readers (Thank you Lesly!) was kind enough to send me the ...

Mar Charbel Mosaic To Be Displayed in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican

1 month ago
A mosaic representing Saint Charbel will be put on display in St Peter’s Basilica today at 7pm. Saint Charbel is a Lebanese Maronite monk and priest who was beatified in 1965 and venerated as a ...

Zaatar W Zeit Opens a Second Branch in Vancouver, Canada

1 month ago
Zaatar W Zeit appears to be doing quite well in Canada as they just opened their second branch in Vancouver on Park Royal, with the first open back in 2019 in Downtown Vancouver. I was ...