Sustainable fashion in Beirut

We just came across this article in Vogue Arabia about DEPOT-VENTE BEIRUT, Beirut’s coolest vintage store! Keeping vintage and conscious fashion alive. Words by the talented New York based Lebanese UX designer, founder of Slow Factory, activist, teacher Celine Semaan. Photography by @prodantzoulis, in collaboration with Pam Nasr for art direction/styling. “Nawal is all about using her store as a platform …

James Locksmith in Beirut, looking for talent!

James Locksmith, UAE-based DJ, producer, curator, promoter and festival programmer has just announced that he’s teamed up with the Australian Electronic Music Conference (November 2019) and has been invited to be one of the main curators. He’ll be taking several acts to the conference, cherry-picking his favorite MENA talent to join in on panels, workshops, collaboration projects …

A unique coffee shop!

Meet Wassim El Hage and his team. Wassim is the owner of Lebanon’s first coffee shop that employs people with special needs. As a passionate physical therapist, Wassim enjoyed working with people with disabilities. In collaboration with the Lebanese Down Syndrome Association الجمعية اللبنانية لتثلث الصبغية 21 he decided to create an environment where they could work, interact and …

Alzheimer day-care centers

Studies show that there are around 40 000 Alzheimer’s disease cases in Lebanon.   Last year, the Alzheimer’s Association opened two day-care centers, first of their kind in the country!   Most of the time people with dementia stay at home and are socially isolated. These centers are a safe place where people living with …

Street art in Beirut

Have you spotted these around town? The talented graffiti artist Jinks Kunst was here and left his mark on the streets of Beirut ! Check out his awesome graffiti in Ouzville and his customized road signs around Beirut. They will surely make you smile 😉 More about the artists www.jinkskunst.com © Jinks Kunst #beirut #streeart #jinkskunst #ouzville #graffiti    

Beer, gin and vodka.. made in Lebanon!

Meet Jamil Haddad. In 2013, he decided to quit his job and move back to Batroun to start his own microbrewery. Colonel Beer The windsurfer turned entrepreneur tapped into a difficult market full force, with passion and perseverance. Today, in an eco-friendly environment made of upcycled wood pallets and green walls, his project consists of a microbrewery, …

Turning disability into distinctive ability

Meet Michael Haddad. Michael is a professional athlete, inspirational speaker, adventurer and environmentalist. 75% of his body has been completely paralyzed since the age of 6 due to a spinal cord injury, yet he amazingly endures obstacles and holds world records in walking and climbing. On October 24, 2013 he carried a cedar tree from the …

Yoga for everyone

We strongly believe that the practice of yoga has the potential to improve physical and mental wellbeing, help people cultivate compassion, and experience deep healing. We came across this organization whose mission is to connect yoga teachers to underprivileged communities in Lebanon. “Koun believes that psychological well-being is a condition that every individual should have …

Hike it, Protect it

It’s that time of the year again! Hikers from all over the world are getting ready to hike the epic Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT) which extends from the North to the South of the country. A unique trail that runs straight through the heart of Lebanon. The annual end-to-end trek starts on March 29 and …

Reaching the summit

#tb to last week when our very own Rami O. spent an epic sunny week end with @33north and hiked to the summit of Mount Hermon (Jabal el Sheikh).  We should all make it a priority to visit our own country before we travel. It  helps us see Lebanon in a new light. Our country is …