Le Bristol Hotel Has Offered All Its Furniture to Beit El Baraka

The legendary Le Bristol hotel had to shut down last year due to the economic crisis. The 70-year old five-star hotel is an iconic establishment that hosted various prominent figures across the decades such as Prince Albert of Monaco, Princess Soraya of Iran and famous Syrian poet Nizar Kabbani. A year after its closure, Beit El Baraka, a non-profit organization helping Lebanese families in need, announced that the owners of Le Bristol have offered all…

Al Wadi Al Akhdar: A Proud Ambassador for Lebanese Specialties Since 1979

Al Wadi Al Akhdar is easily the Lebanese diaspora’s most recognizable brand around the world. In 2021, Al Wadi Al Akhdar celebrates four decades of love and pride in our Lebanese culinary heritage. That’s 40 years of making sure authentic, delicious Lebanese food is in every Lebanese home across the globe. Al Wadi Al Akhdar was born when Bechara Obegi and Frank Farage decided they needed to do something to address a food shortage Lebanon…
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Visit Our Lady of Lebanon (Harissa) Virtually

1 week ago
The month of May is a time of honor and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary for Catholics around the world. In Lebanon, the most visited shrine is Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa whereas ...
Architecture

Henry Loussian’s Museum is Now Open!

1 week ago
Known as the keeper of Beirut’s past, Lebanese collector Henry Loussian has finally opened his Batroun house, his own Sistine Chapel, to the public. The announcement was made on Instagram where he invited people to ...
Architecture

Drone Footage of The Mokhtara palace

2 weeks ago
The Mokhtara Palace is one of the most prestigious and well preserved palaces in Lebanon. The 17th century mansion, which was destroyed in 1825 during struggles between the Druze sheikhs and Emir Bachir Shihab II, ...
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Meet Lebanon’s First International Top Model

3 weeks ago
OldBeirut shared an interesting post last week on Lebanon’s first international top model Andrée Acouri. Andree, also known as Câline/Andréa, according to the same source, is a model from the 1960s and 1970s who was ...
Art

“Everyone is The Creator of One’s Own Faith”: An Exhibition In Memory of Gaïa Fodoulian

3 weeks ago
“Everyone is the creator of one’s own faith”, these were the last words written by Gaïa Fodoulian on Instagram after spending the day out with her mother. That same day, Gaïa had returned home when ...
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A Virtual Travel Through Time To Bring Baalbek Back to Life

4 weeks ago
The Directorate General of Antiquities in Lebanon launched, in collaboration with the German Archaeological Institute and Flyover Zone, an application called “Baalbek Reborn: Temples” that provides a digital reconstruction of Baalbek temples and explains the ...
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Heritage and Roots: An Amazing Page on Lebanese History & Heritage

1 month ago
I recently found out about Charles al-Hayek’s YouTube channel [Heritage and Roots] after he appeared on one of Sarde After Dinner’s podcasts. Charles is a historian and researcher working on bringing Lebanese and Arabic cultural ...
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Make a Virtual Visit To Seven Lebanese Churches This Year

1 month ago
Last year, I shared a blogpost on churches you can visit virtually around the world for the The Seven Churches Visitation tradition. This year, XYZ Lebanon setup a website to give all Lebanese Christians the ...
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