City Sightseeing Is Finally Debuting in Beirut: Lebanon's Tourism Sector is Flourishing!

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April 25, 2019

News

City Sightseeing Is Finally Debuting in Beirut: Lebanon's Tourism Sector is Flourishing!

It has been a habit for me to start my travel discoveries by taking a city tour in one of these red buses. World famous City-Sightseeing tour buses have always satisfied my curiosity and…

April 25, 2019 | Travel & Tourism

Cheers... And Connect the Dots

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

March 27, 2018

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Cheers... And Connect the Dots

There's a trend lately with interactive packaging, and I think this is going to be something that's going to develop further in the future, taking design to the next level. Here's a fun one to check…

March 27, 2018 | Spotted Stories

FELICE VARINI, Panoramas exhibition at Beaugrenelle Paris

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France

September 28, 2017

News

FELICE VARINI, Panoramas exhibition at Beaugrenelle Paris

Both an entrance to the 15th arrondissement and a window onto the Seine, Beaugrenelle is above all a vibrant and exciting venue. An architectural work of art and a new attraction in this…

September 28, 2017 | Paris

Will Your Next Glass of Wine Be Blue?

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June 24, 2016

News

Will Your Next Glass of Wine Be Blue?

Try to forget everything you know about wine. Try to unlearn the hundreds of protected wine designations of origin, the complex and demanding service standards and everything that…

June 24, 2016

A New Kind of Apple: Meet the Red Prince

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June 03, 2016

News

A New Kind of Apple: Meet the Red Prince

A new English apple variety that ‘matures in taste like a fine wine’ is set to transform the UK apple industry this year and the world maybe soon, after all Granny Smith apples…

June 03, 2016

A New Look for the Golden Arches

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January 08, 2016

News

A New Look for the Golden Arches

The last time McDonald's redesigned its global packaging was in 2013 featuring a collage of QR codes, slogans, illustrations, and symbols - the idea then was to express storytelling using graphics.…

January 08, 2016

It's Hot... Keep the Sangrias Coming

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

May 01, 2015

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

It's Hot... Keep the Sangrias Coming

It's getting warmer and warmer and that means sangria is on the menu. This combination of wine and fruit aims for refreshment and fun; but know that sangria is a serious drink and even now has its…

May 01, 2015 | Spotted Stories

Listen to the Red Label 'Boldest Glass'

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

April 16, 2015

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Listen to the Red Label 'Boldest Glass'

Johnnie Walker might be one of the oldest whisky brands, but that hasn't stopped it from trying to reinvent the way we drink the good stuff. Its latest endeavor is almost certainly its weirdest. The…

April 16, 2015 | News

There is no Love Sincerer than the Love of Food... Happy Valentine's

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February 14, 2015

News

There is no Love Sincerer than the Love of Food... Happy Valentine's

Valentine's, in my opinion, is a day we celebrate everything we love, everyone we love and all the little things that make our hearts jump... So if you're in a relationship or not,  single and…

February 14, 2015

Some Love Snack: Wine Ice Cream Anyone?

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

February 13, 2015

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Some Love Snack: Wine Ice Cream Anyone?

I know it's cold... but some sharing of what's out there is essential... A typical scene from most movies: If you are going through a breakup, had a rough day or just generally were feeling down,…

February 13, 2015 | Ice Cream & Gelato

A Taste of Goodness Christmas Buche... Proceeds will Help Libami

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December 21, 2014

News

A Taste of Goodness Christmas Buche... Proceeds will Help Libami

"A Buche can help a family in need" A feast for the eyes! The designer buche imagined by Tony Ward, renowned couturier, for Fleur de Lys, gourmet caterer, will steal your attention this…

December 21, 2014

Keep Your Tea Bag Firmly in Place

Food Gadgets

July 31, 2014

Food Gadgets

Keep Your Tea Bag Firmly in Place

Now you can keep your tea bag firmly in place with these fun and useful Tea Buttons! They're as cute as... a button and very useful!  Reusable tea buttons to keep your tea bag secure …

July 31, 2014

Going Back in Time with Domaine des Tourelles

Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Bekaa Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

July 11, 2014

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Going Back in Time with Domaine des Tourelles

Domain des Tourelles, the oldest commercial winery in Lebanon, is better known around town as the brand behind Arak Brun; the firm has been producing alcohol for the last 150 years. After my…

July 11, 2014 | Spotted Stories | Bekaa

Tabasco Spicy Chocolate: A Treat with Heat

Chocolate

May 27, 2014

Chocolate

Tabasco Spicy Chocolate: A Treat with Heat

Sugar, spice and all things nice – that’s what Tabasco Spicy Chocolate is made of. Not for little girls, this delectable treat has been created with a few drops of Tabasco’s fiery…

May 27, 2014 | Desserts & Sweets

What's the Difference Between Brown and White Eggs?

Spotted Stories

May 15, 2014

Spotted Stories

What's the Difference Between Brown and White Eggs?

Do you know the difference between white and brown eggs? Here's a unique video created by the Buzzfeed team will help explain the difference between similar foods like yams and sweet potatoes,…

May 15, 2014

Edible Instagram and Social Media Icons

Spotted Stories

May 12, 2014

Spotted Stories

Edible Instagram and Social Media Icons

Beautiful and creative edible artworks made out of delicious food by talented Ukrainian artist Daryna Kossar.

May 12, 2014

Ronald McDonald Gets a New Look

Spotted Stories

April 28, 2014

Spotted Stories

Ronald McDonald Gets a New Look

Ronald McDonald has been having his fair share of bashing from people who accuse McDonald's of  using him to market unhealthy fast food to kids. But starting in June, he'll take a bigger role in…

April 28, 2014

Chef'n Hullster: Remove Core Tomatoes Quickly

Food Gadgets

April 07, 2014

Food Gadgets

Chef'n Hullster: Remove Core Tomatoes Quickly

You are going to want the Chef'n Hullster tomato corer and huller -The Hullster which has been specifically designed to core tomatoes quickly. The cute hullster couldn't be easier to use: Push…

April 07, 2014

Meet Little Doug: Your Little Helper in the Kitchen

Food Gadgets

March 28, 2014

Food Gadgets

Meet Little Doug: Your Little Helper in the Kitchen

Douglas is very protective of kitchen utensils, always on the look out to ensure they don't disappear into the soup or make a mess while lying around. He is a helpful companion around the kitchen,…

March 28, 2014

Ixsir: The Lebanese Winery of the Future

Coffee, Wine & Drinks | North Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Lebanon

March 26, 2014

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Ixsir: The Lebanese Winery of the Future

Ixsir is a Lebanese wine established in 2008 with a beautiful winery located just outside Batroun, North of Lebanon. The name is derived from the Arabic word for…

March 26, 2014 | Spotted Stories | North Lebanon

Your Instant Wine Cooler

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

March 15, 2014

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Your Instant Wine Cooler

Friends coming over unexpectedly? The Ravi Instant Wine Chiller is a cool new wine accessory that lets you chill wine instantly as you pour. Simply keep it in your freezer and when you need it,…

March 15, 2014 | Food Gadgets

L'ÉCLAIR DE GÉNIE: Back for More Exquisite Flavors

Tasty Discoveries | Paris France Europe

France

February 24, 2014

Tasty Discoveries

L'ÉCLAIR DE GÉNIE: Back for More Exquisite Flavors

Looking for tasty discoveries, I recently came across L'Eclair de Genie in Paris and of course I had to pass by this favorite spot again during my latest trip to Paris with my wife and some friends.…

February 24, 2014 | Paris

Batchig: I Still Love this Place...

Armenian Food | Antelias Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

February 04, 2014

Armenian Food

Batchig: I Still Love this Place...

The last time I tried Batchig was just a few weeks ago, and since then I have been counting the minutes to come back to this place again. I have been reliving the flavors and tastes of their various…

February 04, 2014 | Recommended | Antelias

Slicing Cherry Tomatoes in Half is Easier than You Think

Spotted Stories

February 03, 2014

Spotted Stories

Slicing Cherry Tomatoes in Half is Easier than You Think

Slicing cherry tomatoes individually can be kind of time consuming. While we're never opposed to just eating them whole, sometimes you've got to slice into them. Here's a quick tip for halving…

February 03, 2014

Condoms for your Wine Bottles - Interesting!

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

January 23, 2014

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Condoms for your Wine Bottles - Interesting!

We’re not sure where to even start with this one. A new product for wine has everyone talking. Created by mother and son duo the product is called Wine Condom. Yes you heard right. If, in…

January 23, 2014 | Food Gadgets

Le Camion Qui Fume: Not Worth the Wait

Burgers | Paris France Europe

France

January 19, 2014

Burgers

Le Camion Qui Fume: Not Worth the Wait

Le Camion Qui Fume... What else. My search for the best burger in Paris wouldn't have been complete without trying the one and only burger truck, a place many have recommended I try. As the taxi…

January 19, 2014 | Street Food | Paris

Fountain Aerating Wine Glasses

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

December 29, 2013

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Fountain Aerating Wine Glasses

Time and space is what's important today. The less clutter on the table the better... These Fountain Aerating Wine Glasses are perfect. When Dillon Burroughs was enjoying a vintage wine with his…

December 29, 2013 | Food Gadgets

Stay Jolly: Put Your Caps On!

Food Gadgets

December 28, 2013

Food Gadgets

Stay Jolly: Put Your Caps On!

Christmas is not over yet... Make your bottled wine jolly this holiday season with Wispy Beard Santa Wine Topper. See how cute your bottles will be with these bearded Old Saint Nick, decked out in…

December 28, 2013

Mum & I: Burgers, Pizzas, Music... A Special Dinner Ambiance

American | Badaro Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

October 24, 2013

American

Mum & I: Burgers, Pizzas, Music... A Special Dinner Ambiance

Mum&I is a unique restaurant that opened in March 2012 offering Beirut’s culinary connoisseurs with the finest homemade food. The owner, Samia Massoud, who learned a handful of recipes…

October 24, 2013 | Burgers | Badaro

How Sexy is This? Fifty Shades of Grey Wines

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

September 28, 2013

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

How Sexy is This? Fifty Shades of Grey Wines

Who hasn't heard of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy... if you haven't read it, I'm sure someone you know has... But the story here is that E.L. James, the author of Fifty Shades of Grey has launched…

September 28, 2013 | Spotted Stories

Meet the New Platinum Label from Johnnie Walker

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

August 26, 2013

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Meet the New Platinum Label from Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker welcomes the new Platinum Label to its family. The Platinum Label, priced at about $110 a bottle, is designed to fit into the Johnnie Walker line of blended scotches, between the Black…

August 26, 2013 | News

Self-Chilling Wine Glasses

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

August 10, 2013

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Self-Chilling Wine Glasses

Having a perfectly chilled glass of wine often means a lot of pre-planning and making sure to put the wine bottle in the fridge or freezer. Here's where the Host Freeze Cooling Wine Glass Set comes…

August 10, 2013 | Food Gadgets

Coca Cola Flavored Wine. Thoughts?

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

July 25, 2013

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Coca Cola Flavored Wine. Thoughts?

French wine maker Hausmann Famille has created a cola-flavored red wine. They called it Rouge Sucette 'Red Lollipop. According to the Telegraph, Rouge Sucette cola (red lollipop cola) is made from…

July 25, 2013 | News

Chateau Nakad: Wine, Culture and Taste Since 1923

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

May 10, 2013

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Chateau Nakad: Wine, Culture and Taste Since 1923

Located in the Bekaa is a small village called Jdita, known for its fertile land, stands an old house built on the remains of a wine cellar. The house dates back to the Bronze Age and carries…

May 10, 2013 | Spotted Stories

Lebanon's Chateau Belle-Vue Launches La Renaissance and Le Chateau 2007

Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

April 18, 2013

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Lebanon's Chateau Belle-Vue Launches La Renaissance and Le Chateau 2007

Chateau Belle-Vue, a boutique producer of luxury wines in Bhamdoun, Mount Lebanon, launched La Renaissance and Le Chateau 2007 at Le Telegraphe, Chateau Belle-Vue’s new mountain bistro, located…

April 18, 2013 | News | Lebanon

Pairing Wine&Food, Must Have Chart

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February 26, 2013

News

Pairing Wine&Food, Must Have Chart

It's okay to admit sometimes that we are lost when it comes to pairing the right wine with the right meal. All is ready and prepared to enjoy a nice meal with friends, which wine should you serve.…

February 26, 2013

Raven: Wine Cooler in an Instant

Food Gadgets

November 18, 2012

Food Gadgets

Raven: Wine Cooler in an Instant

There are a lot of wines out there, some like it at room temperature while others prefer their wines a bit chilled. Why not... Some of us who know and understand wine, know that the temperature of…

November 18, 2012 | Spotted Stories

Three Days in the Russian Capital: MOSCOW

Travel & Tourism | Moscow Russia

Russia

September 16, 2012

Travel & Tourism

Three Days in the Russian Capital: MOSCOW

My trip to Moscow was long overdue. Not Moscow as a place, but the idea of discovering a whole new city and sharing it with you. The feeling of anticipation is nice. It was 2am and…

September 16, 2012 | Moscow

Can the Shape of Your Glass Enhance the Taste of the Wine?

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September 15, 2012

News

Can the Shape of Your Glass Enhance the Taste of the Wine?

I read this great article today on the Guardian, thought I should share. Its fascinating the things you learn daily... Can the shape of your glass really affect or enhance the taste of the wine your…

September 15, 2012

Wines in Unique Packaging. Great for the Outdoors!

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May 26, 2012

News

Wines in Unique Packaging. Great for the Outdoors!

It's summer and we want to be in outdoors, maybe going on a picnic with friends. I realised that there's a new trend with the way wine is packaged - perfect for a day out! I don't know how good they…

May 26, 2012

ZAWAQ: The 100 Best Lebanese Wines

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

May 03, 2012

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

ZAWAQ: The 100 Best Lebanese Wines

I have been talking a lot about wine these days... especially Lebanese wines and its boom locally and abroad. It makes me happy to hear people talk about us in a positive way... But to know more…

May 03, 2012 | News

Lebanese: The Best Wine You’ve Probably Never Drunk

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

May 01, 2012

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Lebanese: The Best Wine You’ve Probably Never Drunk

I got the chance to talk to Michael Karam who shared the below with us. Those of you who don't know Michael, he notably the author of the award-winning Wines of Lebanon and the two locally famous…

May 01, 2012 | News

Five Wines Reviewed by Award Winning Sommelier

News

April 24, 2012

News

Five Wines Reviewed by Award Winning Sommelier

It's always interesting to read about wines, its history, the latest, the finest, the sweetest and so... I read an article last night, I thought would be nice to share... I like learning about new…

April 24, 2012

Wine by the Glass Goes to Another Level

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

April 23, 2012

Coffee, Wine & Drinks

Wine by the Glass Goes to Another Level

Do you enjoy ordering a glass of wine when you go out to eat? It's so convenient to get a single serving of the wine you want, without ordering an entire bottle--and it's less expensive. You get the…

April 23, 2012 | News

Wine Breathing Carafe: Release the Beautiful Aroma

Food Gadgets

April 01, 2012

Food Gadgets

Wine Breathing Carafe: Release the Beautiful Aroma

Letting wine breathe is something we all know... or should know! The way it's done varies... Menu, a Scandenevian design house designed this wine breather decanter that adds a whole new theatrical…

April 01, 2012 | Spotted Stories

Warm Weather, Lighter Wines

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April 01, 2012

News

Warm Weather, Lighter Wines

Happy Palm Sunday! I just read this amazing report by the Independent newspaper in UK about the top wines to sip during the warm weather: red, white, rose, sparkling or dessert wines... It's all…

April 01, 2012

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Paris

French Food | Paris France Europe

France

February 25, 2012

French Food

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Paris

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon takes you on a wonderful culinary experience, this French restaurant won’t disappoint; it was a fantastic meal that I would love to have again and again and…

February 25, 2012 | Guide Michelin | Paris

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