Doors of Malta: Colorful, Creative and Picture Worthy

Travel | Malta Europe

Europe

April 15, 2019

Travel

Doors of Malta: Colorful, Creative and Picture Worthy

I fell in love... the more I walked, the more I wanted to take photos and continue my explorations around Malta's streets to discover more doors. Several colors, endless shapes, doors of Malta are…

April 15, 2019 | Malta

Discover "La Residence des Pins" in Details: Home of the French Ambassador to Lebanon

News | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2019

News

Discover "La Residence des Pins" in Details: Home of the French Ambassador to Lebanon

The Pine Residence (Arabic: قصر الصنوبر‎, Qasr al-snawbar, literally "the palace of the Pines"), located in the Horsh district of Beirut, is the official residence of the French ambassador…

March 26, 2019 | Beirut

A Web of Light: Nyx Nightclub in Shanghai

Spotted Stories

March 22, 2019

Spotted Stories

A Web of Light: Nyx Nightclub in Shanghai

It's the weekend and we're thinking about where to go hangout. Many clubs in Lebanon, but I just had to shed light (literally) on a unique club called Nyx, a rooftop bar in central Shanghai. Named…

March 22, 2019

Apple Opens an Iconic Store on Champs-Elysées, Paris

News | Paris France Europe

France

February 22, 2019

News

Apple Opens an Iconic Store on Champs-Elysées, Paris

Housed in a Haussmann-era apartment building, the inner courtyard has been transformed into Apple’s grandest Forum, dedicated to free Apple sessions. A careful blend of historic and modern…

February 22, 2019 | Popular | Paris

Inauguration of the New Istanbul Airport that will Host the ATC Tower Designed by Pininfarina and AECOM

Airports | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

October 28, 2018

Airports

Inauguration of the New Istanbul Airport that will Host the ATC Tower Designed by Pininfarina and AECOM

The New Istanbul Airport (INA), designed to become the largest new airport in terms of annual passenger capacity, will be inaugurated on the 29thof October. The structure will initially be able to…

October 28, 2018 | News | Istanbul

Assaha Village: A Luxuriously Detailed Hotel Minutes Away from Beirut Airport

Hotels | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 30, 2018

Hotels

Assaha Village: A Luxuriously Detailed Hotel Minutes Away from Beirut Airport

More than 70 rooms, each room is different than the other but all built with great attention to design, finesse and luxury. The hotel is somehow a hidden treasure in Beirut as not many of us know or…

April 30, 2018 | Reviews | Beirut

The Beautiful "Khan el Askar" in Colors

News | Tripoli North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

North Lebanon

June 12, 2017

News

The Beautiful "Khan el Askar" in Colors

Khan al Askar, Caravanserai of Soldiers, also known as Khan al Asra, Caravanserai of Hostages and Khan al Hareer, Caravanserai of Silk, was built in Tripoli in the 13th Century to serve as a garrison…

June 12, 2017 | Tripoli

Roadster vs. Divvy: Same, Same But Different...

Comparative Review

June 02, 2016

Comparative Review

Roadster vs. Divvy: Same, Same But Different...

Yesterday night, Roadster Diner revealed its new identity. A beautiful space, taking the Diner's experience to another level. No more orange and old American signboards, today's trend is about metal,…

June 02, 2016 | News

Al Sultan Brahim Beirut: An Impressive Space

News | Beirut Central District Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

February 18, 2016

News

Al Sultan Brahim Beirut: An Impressive Space

Impressive is the least that can be said here. Al Sultan Brahim’s new location is a must see for architecture and food aficionados. An individual entrance takes you in to enjoy a superb…

February 18, 2016 | Beirut Central District

Moët & Chandon Cellars, a Symbol of History and Savoir-faire, Reopens

News

October 12, 2015

News

Moët & Chandon Cellars, a Symbol of History and Savoir-faire, Reopens

After one year renovation, Moët & Chandon tour comes back to life. The Cour d’Honneur, the historic Imperial and Jean-Remy salons, and the boutique were remodelled to offer…

October 12, 2015

101 Boutique Hotel Reykjavik, Iceland: Loved the Rooms

Hotels | Iceland Europe

Europe

January 21, 2015

Hotels

101 Boutique Hotel Reykjavik, Iceland: Loved the Rooms

Two days were surely not enough to fully discover Iceland, but the two hotels we experienced were a taste of this amazing country's service, food and hotels. Located in downtown, a few meters from…

January 21, 2015 | Reviews | Iceland

The Extravagant Junkyard Has Seen the Light...

Spotted Stories | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

August 22, 2014

Spotted Stories

The Extravagant Junkyard Has Seen the Light...

I've been waiting for so long... So long for this unidentified project to see the light. More than six months ago, I had the chance to take a sneak peek into what was to become one of the most daring…

August 22, 2014 | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Make Tea in an Architectural Piece of Art

Food Gadgets

July 24, 2014

Food Gadgets

Make Tea in an Architectural Piece of Art

Sorapot is a simple, modern teapot made from stainless steel and glass. Designed to brew loose-leaf teas, Sorapot’s entire volume is available for the leaves to unfurl as they steep.…

July 24, 2014

Scylax: A Futuristic Beach Escape in the South of Lebanon

Popular

July 17, 2014

Popular

Scylax: A Futuristic Beach Escape in the South of Lebanon

Scylax Escape is expected to be one the Lebanon's most fascinating beach resorts  in the southern shores of Lebanon. Created by architect Jean Bou Doumit, the project looks like a secret…

July 17, 2014 | Travel

Turning a Normal Bowl Into an Architectural Piece

Food Gadgets

April 27, 2014

Food Gadgets

Turning a Normal Bowl Into an Architectural Piece

By taking simple everyday objects such as bowls and serving trays the design reinterprets them in a more contemporary form by morphing them together to create a sculptural piece. Alessandro…

April 27, 2014

The World Will Soon Have A New "Biggest" Terminal

Travel

April 22, 2014

Travel

The World Will Soon Have A New "Biggest" Terminal

Soon enough there will be a new "world's biggest terminal". Today, Dubai holds this title with Grand Terminal 3 but not for long. Turkey is working on a new one million square meters terminal…

April 22, 2014 | Airports

Cinemacity Beirut Souks, Now Open

News

February 21, 2014

News

Cinemacity Beirut Souks, Now Open

Solidere is proud to have accomplished the cinema complex, Beirut Souks Cinemacity, which will play a major role in the renovation project of the Beirut Central District. The complex was inaugurated…

February 21, 2014 | Popular

Boubouffe: Brasserie Libanaise... I Loved the French Fries

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

December 17, 2013

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Boubouffe: Brasserie Libanaise... I Loved the French Fries

Before writing this review, I was trying to find some history about Boubouffe on the net, with not much luck. I found a few reviews on the food, but nothing about the place itself and its ambiance.…

December 17, 2013 | Restaurants | Achrafieh

Jamie’s Italian Restaurant, Angel, UK

Spotted Stories

October 23, 2013

Spotted Stories

Jamie’s Italian Restaurant, Angel, UK

This is a place to visit on my next trip to London. Situated in the recently redeveloped Angel building (shortlisted for a RIBA Stirling prize in 2011) this Jamie's Italian is on the edge of…

October 23, 2013

Mykonos's Cocoon Suits

Spotted Stories

October 17, 2013

Spotted Stories

Mykonos's Cocoon Suits

Mykonos is one of most famous Greek islands with a population of 10000 people that rises to 50000 people during summertime. Mykonos has a unique natural environment full with amazing beaches, rocky…

October 17, 2013

SHED 5 Restaurant, Australia

Spotted Stories

August 28, 2013

Spotted Stories

SHED 5 Restaurant, Australia

SHED 5 is a new industrial aesthetic 120 seat restaurant and bar at melbourne’s south wharf development. SHED 5 is located within the refurbished 19th century heritage listed dock and…

August 28, 2013

The Pulitzer Hotel: A Place I'll Recommend to all my Friends

Hotels | Paris France Europe

France

July 27, 2013

Hotels

The Pulitzer Hotel: A Place I'll Recommend to all my Friends

Planning my trip to the French capital, I was looking for a hotel in the 9th district. I need a place close to my where my courses are held and at the same time with easy access by metro or taxi.…

July 27, 2013 | Recommended | Paris

Batchig: Sealed with a Kiss of Flavours and Colours

Armenian | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

July 10, 2013

Armenian

Batchig: Sealed with a Kiss of Flavours and Colours

Batchig means a kiss in the Armenian language – a kiss which at this new restaurant comes with a thousand colors, flavors and aromas. Batchig by Mayrig is a new concept serving regional…

July 10, 2013 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Antelias

Let's Head South... SUD, Mar Mikhael

French | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

June 27, 2013

French

Let's Head South... SUD, Mar Mikhael

You've been reading my reviews about La Cour Saint Michel, an idea I have found to be extraordinary on so many levels. One of today's hot spots, houses a bakery, three restaurants and a great…

June 27, 2013 | Pizza | Gemmayze & Mar Mikhael

Hotel Saint George, El Djazair: A Vivid Idea of Algeria's History

Hotels | Algeria Africa

Africa

May 26, 2013

Hotels

Hotel Saint George, El Djazair: A Vivid Idea of Algeria's History

Opened in 1889, the Saint George hotel gives you a vivid impression of the history of Algeria, its culture and art. built on a site of a former Arab-Ottoman palace and surrounded by a luxuriant…

May 26, 2013 | Reviews | Algeria

Zaatar W Zeit: Nice But Not Cheap

Breakfast & Coffee | Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

April 02, 2013

Breakfast & Coffee

Zaatar W Zeit: Nice But Not Cheap

No, this is not part of my venture to find the best man'oushe. It's Easter Monday and I wanted to grab a quick brunch with a friend, so I headed down to Le Mall. Zaatar W Zeit was my choice - I…

April 02, 2013 | International Cuisine | Mount Lebanon

The World of Designers Hotels: The ME Hotel, London

Spotted Stories

March 05, 2013

Spotted Stories

The World of Designers Hotels: The ME Hotel, London

The ME Hotel – the first flagship hotel in which everything, from the shell of the building to the bathroom fittings has been designed by Foster + Partners – has opened in London. An…

March 05, 2013

Restaurant Meets Design: Paris NewYork, Paris

Spotted Stories

March 03, 2013

Spotted Stories

Restaurant Meets Design: Paris NewYork, Paris

Designed by  CUT architectures, Paris New York is the latest establishment in Paris’s flourishing hamburger restaurant scene. The interior aesthetic is a careful blend of…

March 03, 2013

Restaurant Meets Design: Chembur Gymkhana, Mumbai

Spotted Stories

December 11, 2012

Spotted Stories

Restaurant Meets Design: Chembur Gymkhana, Mumbai

This multi-cuisine restaurant is in Chembur, Mumbai and is part of The Chembur Gymkhana. It spreads over 2 floors with an overall area of 2400 sq ft approx. excluding the kitchen. The client’s…

December 11, 2012

Paris Charles de Gaulle, Terminal 2E, Hall L, Business Lounge

Airports | Paris France Europe

France

November 15, 2012

Airports

Paris Charles de Gaulle, Terminal 2E, Hall L, Business Lounge

I often research about the lounge I will be stopping at before getting there. It's always good to have an idea of what to expect before reaching my destination. I tried to do the same for Terminal 2E…

November 15, 2012 | Contributors | Paris

A Culinary Journey Around Europe’s Greatest Cities: London 2012: Day3

Travel

October 07, 2012

Travel

A Culinary Journey Around Europe’s Greatest Cities: London 2012: Day3

It's 07:30am on a fresh sunny Saturday morning on a calm and serene street, as my wife and I grabbed a cab to visit The Borough Market. After visiting the Real Food Market Borough was the…

October 07, 2012

The Luxurious Sofitel St.James Hotel, London

Hotels | London UK Europe

UK

September 29, 2012

Hotels

The Luxurious Sofitel St.James Hotel, London

In the heart of the capital, and just a few blocks away from all major touristic attractions is this trip's wonderful choice: The Sofitel St. James. It all starts with the first impression, a…

September 29, 2012 | Recommended | London

Lebanon's Cocteau Wins Best Design Award: Go Lebanon!

News

September 11, 2012

News

Lebanon's Cocteau Wins Best Design Award: Go Lebanon!

A while ago, I mentioned in a post about Lebanon's Cocteau Restaurant entering the UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2012. We are proud to mention that Cocteau has…

September 11, 2012

Centrale: Dinner and Drinks in a 1930's Building

French | Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

August 12, 2012

French

Centrale: Dinner and Drinks in a 1930's Building

Centrale has been offering a unique experience to its loyal customers for years. It was and is still a unique architectural structure designed by the famous Bernard Khoury who also conceived the one…

August 12, 2012 | Recommended | Beirut

Le Ciel de Paris Restaurant

Spotted Stories

July 14, 2012

Spotted Stories

Le Ciel de Paris Restaurant

This stylish modern restaurant, Le Ciel de Paris, is located on the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower in Paris. Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance has designed this restaurant which offers an incredible view…

July 14, 2012

Airbus A380-Themed Restaurant in China

Spotted Stories

June 30, 2012

Spotted Stories

Airbus A380-Themed Restaurant in China

Many restaurants today are beautifully designed . Owners are going the extra mile to give it's customers an overall journey that will trigger all your senses. Design adds value to your culinary…

June 30, 2012

February 30: One Of The Funkiest Pubs In Hamra

International Cuisine | Hamra & Verdun Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

April 14, 2012

International Cuisine

February 30: One Of The Funkiest Pubs In Hamra

Located in Hamra at the entrance of the new Alleyway, February 30 is the funkiest pub-restaurant around the city. If you think you have seen it all... At February 30 there is even more.…

April 14, 2012 | Restaurants | Hamra & Verdun

Trattoria Garga, Florence

Italian | Florence Italy Europe

Italy

February 14, 2012

Italian

Trattoria Garga, Florence

I’ve been here before, and I’m very happy to say that not much has changed. Trattoria Garga is not just a feast for your belly but for your eyes as well. Surrounded by traditional art…

February 14, 2012 | Recommended | Florence

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