We love "Behind the green door", but...

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2010-08-25

Behind the Green Door, a club in Mar Mkhael, is famous even outside Lebanon. Olivier Gasnier Duparc and Youssef Harati, the managers of the club, got a quote in the trendy French magazine Grazia (photo) and their club was quoted in several other publications. And indeed, this place rocks.

Behind the Green Door is a great place, but it's not a reason to get pretentious...

Joyful atmosphere at Sassine Square on the 15th of August

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2010-08-16

From Wednesday 11th till Sunday 15th of August between 5pm and 11pm, the Orthodox Church of the Presentation of Our Lady (also known under the name of Saidé Church) celebrated the Dormition of the Virgin Mary. The parish organized on this occasion a fair that invigorated Sassine Square during these few days.

From the 11th till the 15th of August, on the occasion of the Feast of the Assumption, the atmosphere in the parking lot facing Saidé Church next to Sassine Square became bright and noisy by nightfall, with confectionery stands and various games for kids. Table football, mini golf and agility games… The youth of Saidé Parish were full of ideas to attract audience. There were many prizes to win at the end: soaps, dolls, shirts, pillows etc..
 

Gemmayze-Saifi: let us guide you!

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2010-07-29

Where to locate chic and trendy people in Beirut? At the crossroads of Saifi and Gemmayze, the boundary between the traditional and charming labyrinth, and the hyper-modernism. So put on your shoes and go for a very pleasant walk ...

First step: a breakfast at Kitsch! The eggs are organic, the menu is healthy, and even the cupcakes (at least) look light. This concept store is a cozy little coffee shop and a very girly accessory boutique at the same time. From candy pink Moleskine to satin panties showing your astrological sign and very stylish and eccentric clothes, no essential is missing. In 2006, two best friends opened this shop said to be “Your home away from home”, and it’s true that it feels like home. The breakfast is absolutely divine.

Interview with Karine Sarouphim, the cupcake fairy

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2010-07-26

Not far from the parc Saint Nicolas in Achrafieh, there’s a strange shop with a fascinating shop window that looks like one of a fairy tale. Cup and Cake offers a wide selection of funny and custom cupcake. Who’s the artist behind these magnificent pieces of work with the appetizing and original toppings? Interview with Karine Sarouphim, the furnaces fairy.

It was 10 o’clock when Karine arrived at the shop carrying cardboared boxes stamped “ Cup and Cake”. Like a mother duck, her three little kids were following her, and no sooner had they come than they burst into laughters and shouts. She had just arrived from Adma. She made this journey almost every day to bring the orders and supply her shop with her colorful wonders. Cup and Cake opened its doors a year and a half ago. It was a conversion since Karine used to sell children’s furniture in 2002.

Keep Gemmayzeh quiet!

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2010-07-21

« When I was a young man -like in my early twenties, my hobby was to walk among the old houses and the old shops. Now I don't feel like it's the same area anymore » Rabih Nasr, said. He's the creator of the « Open Gemmayzeh pubs somewhere else!!! » page on Facebook and he doesn't mince his words. He's not the only one. Gemmayzeh residents just can't take it anymore. Gemmayzeh streets are full of pubs. According to Rabih Nasr, it all started five years ago. Pubs « blossomed » all around, and decibels climbed up.

First come families. Of course most of them complain because they can't sleep, their children can't sleep either and the whole family is getting grumpy.