Meet Lebanon’s First International Top Model

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 featured on several fashion & lifestyle magazines, and has walked the runway shows for Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci, Jean Patou, Maggy Rouff and more. I tried looking for more information or some videos but I didn't find any.…

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

"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 the port explosion took place and injured her severely. She was rushed to the hospital but unfortunately passed away from internal bleeding. Gaïa's mother refused to let go of her daughter's legacy with AD Leb , and launched in early…
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A Virtual Travel Through Time To Bring Baalbek Back to Life

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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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The Goethe Institute Offers Support To The Sursock Museum

2 months ago
The Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock Museum is one of Lebanon’s most important and most visited museums. It first opened in 1961 with a mission to collect, preserve, and exhibit local and international art, and played key ...
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Rare Shots From Inside the Jeita Grotto

3 months ago
Photographer Florian Kriechbaumer shared on his instagram yesterday rare shots from inside the Jeita Grotto. Tourists are forbidden from taking pictures inside the grotto but Kriechbaumer was exceptionally allowed to snap few shots hours after ...
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Pope Francis Will Visit Lebanon After Iraq

3 months ago
Pope Francis told reporters after completing his historic trip to Iraq that his next destination will be Lebanon, but he did not specify the date. The 83-year old head of the Catholic Church plans to ...
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The Lebanon Outsourcing Initiative by B.O.T

3 months ago
A new and exciting initiative was launched this week aimed at linking global companies to Lebanese professionals in the digital, technology, creative, finance and other fields. The [Lebanon Outsourcing Initiative], launched by Bridge. Outsource. Transform ...
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Toni Breidinger is NASCAR’s first Arab-American Driver

4 months ago
Toni Breidinger, an American of Lebanese descent, is the first-ever Arab-American female driver to take part in a NASCAR national series, after racing in the 2021 ARCA season-opener at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida. ...
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