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Bickfaya Flower Market

Last weekend I passed by Bickfaya to check one of their events that locals became used to “Marché aux fleurs” (Flower Market). For people who don’t know, Bickfaya a town in Metn area, is well known for – beside politics – it’s beautiful nature & yummy peaches!

The flower market is not just a place for people to meet & catch up but also for locals to display their products from flowers, home appliances & accessories, which is needed in a town that’s barely active during the weekdays.

So take a tour on what you’ve missed & have a nice day!

To check all the events & news related to Bickfaya, visit their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BiBickfaya/

Featured handmade accessories from SHINE: https://www.facebook.com/shinebypamelazeinati/?fref=ts

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Can you resist those little ones?

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Dreamy entrance

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Handmade necklaces by SHINE

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Celebrating flowers in accessories

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LOVE Photo Booth

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Loved the lemonade/orange station!

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Food section & kids 🙂

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The main road with Bickfaya famous trees in the background

Back with a Flashback!

This summer I kind of let go on blogging. I had many things to do & many emotions to deal with so I had all my energy focused on how to finish my daily tasks, enjoy my time & stay healthy.

But summer is about to end, and I hope that September will hold positive changes to the blog. So in this post I will share some of my summer moments.

Shot of the Bekaa surroundings taken from Zahleh.

Shot of the Bekaa surroundings taken from Zahleh.

Summer is made for road trips and the best thing a person can do is to drive away from the city & enjoy the beauty of our beautiful country that never fades despite all the bad things happening.

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Beiteddine Palace – Aley

I’m a night person and there’s nothing more I love than staying up all night! Picture of Jounieh Festival from the sea.

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A night is not complete without good food.

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Souk El Akel & Flashback Exhibition Broumana

Music, dancing & colors: energy boosters!

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Holy Festival of Colors – Praia

“Tosphou Go Live” event. Topshou is the first fashion App in the Mena Region & it is founded by Lebanese Loubna Ibrahim. The App allows you to create a virtual closet, ask your friends about your outfit choices as well as some fashion experts! Can you imagine how much time you will save, and how many problems will you solve when using this App?!

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Topshou Go live event – Beirut Digital District.

The app is available for Apple users, it will soon be available on Android.

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Topshou Go live event – The funniest giveaways with a Lebanese signature ” Not funded yet”

Into the storm

This blog is about following your inspiration wherever it takes you, and this time i found mine in the middle of the Windy storm!
I went for a walk with my equally crazy boyfriend to snap some pictures and enjoy the natural beauty, as i wasn’t able to go to work. It is the most unexpected start of the weekend with snow all over Lebanon so seize the moment & stay safe!

Location: Cornet Chehwan – Metn Area

P.S: No filters or editing were applied to the pictures & it is STILL snowing!

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The Collection by Miss Selfridge

Though Lebanon is getting ready for a storm, last week Miss Selfridge presented “The collection” their capsule collection for Spring 2015. The designs are made for the Dubai World Cup and presented exclusively to the Middle Eastern clientele. The pieces included details and embellishments we are used to see from the brand, as well as pastel colors & sheer fabrics.

You can shop the collection at Beirut City Center and check the brand’s social media accounts (Facebook & Instagram) to know more about their competitions for a chance to win an all expanses paid trip to Dubai for two & free outfits!

Meanwhile check the pictures I took on the launch day. Stay warm & Enjoy 🙂

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The sheer top paired with the well structured blazer are perfect for spring nights, both in pastel!

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No caption needed for those clutches!!

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10 Promotional items & gifts from the launch date

Simple stroll

With the heavy schedules we are living in we tend to forget the beauty of simple things, like the beauty of a simple walk & a simple outfit.

I’m a mountain kind of girl so I tend to go and discover natural places whenever I can, like I did on this photo shoot.The outfit is about simplicity, a lot of girls tend to overdo their outfits trying to follow trends, and they forget that sometimes less is more. I am pairing black leggings with a long-sleeve plaid shirt, and I added a quilted gilet to complete the look. I didn’t accessorize at all except for good sunglasses and a pair of glittery shoes. I was in a hurry and as I was going to the mountains I wanted to go light and enjoy the trip.

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Designers Market Opening

Last Thursday was the opening of the Designers Market, a Danish multibrand clothing store. Their slogan is “Understanding women” and they sure do, gathering several brands with different styles under the same roof, with a chic and modern decoration, so you won’t leave disappointed!

I talked to the owner & event organizers and knew that the shop will be hosting new Lebanese Designers every weekend to show their collections, which seems to be a great idea!

I loved the diversity of the collections as well as the event, where u could watch the collection/models and play with Gavin Ford & Olga Haber for a chance to win a 100$ voucher (I regret not playing 😦 )

Brands displayed: Cream, Kaffe, Gestuz, From Lou, Occupied, Syrup and Denim Hunter.

Branches Location: Zouk Highway & Tripoli.

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25% off everything for the first 3 days

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Beautiful decoration & display!

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The lovely Mirna Sayegh wearing a full outfit from the collection. Shoes: AlexanderWang X H&M

Myself - On the right trying a pink coat i fell in love with!

Myself: On the left just posing for the cameras 🙂 On the right trying a pink coat i fell in love with!

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Team Wang

The much anticipated Alexander Wang collection in collaboration with H&M launched on November 6 at 8:00 AM. We all know how crazy things get when a collection gets launched, so i was lucky to be invited to the collection press preview a day earlier. It was a great chance to see the models and feel the fabrics used. The collection is a casual sportswear collection for men & women with a touch of Wang! All in black, some grey and white, no colors at all, with the designer’s name all over. H&M never fails to amaze us with those yearly collaborations, I was ready to hit the gym and join team Wang!wang1wang4wang6 wang2 wang5

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Beirut Art Fair

Beirut Art Fair was held last week at Biel. For those who missed it here’s a small recap about some of the exhibited work. There was a big variety of artwork from artist around the world. It was inspiring to see all those colors and ideas. I just wish that all the Lebanese society starts visiting art fairs, and schools pay more attention to art in their educational programs. Because art is really a window to the soul, where you can replace all the negative feelings with colors.

P.S: If i didn’t mention the name of the artists for some pictures please don’t hesitate to mention them!

Benjamin Carbonne

Benjamin Carbonne

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Elena Monzo

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Leila Shawa (Plastine) – ” Where Souls Dwell V “

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September dream

I loved vintage before knowing what the word vintage meant, and i wanted to write this article as soon as I stepped into “Madame Rêve” showroom. I entered the building not knowing what to expect. But when I saw the impressive circular showroom with high mirrored ceiling and the black mannequin torso displayed, I knew I found a treasure!

The Showroom

The Showroom

“Madame Rêve” was founded in 2004 by designers Lina Chamma and Hala Mzannar, introducing the vintage concept to the Lebanese market. Their designs are unique as they merge between the old and the new. Collecting authentic vintage pieces from around the world and adding them to their pieces, making them part of a dream.

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I wanted to stay hours in the showroom! And I’m displaying just some of the pictures I took because every girl should personally visit the place; discover the collection one item at a time, living the dream of going back in time. And you can always visit their website http://www.madamereve.net/

One of the designers favorite piece

One of the designers favorite piece

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