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Coconut: Benefits & Uses!

  My love for all things coconut started about a year ago when I was dabbling with a few healthy diets; yes I know our Instagram account doesn’t exactly inspire health but I do try to keep a balance. How are they produced?? Coconut water comes from the coconut when it is still green, the water is colorless, slightly cloudy and sweet. In the more mature brown coconut you can also find water but in a smaller quantity and although it is very nutritious it is not as nutritious as the water from the young green coconut. Coconut milk is a creamy liquid extracted from the grated fatty white meat of a mature coconut like the brown ones we find in supermarkets. Now unlike the water this is not easily done at home, it takes some time and a little effort! Coconut oil is made using the milk extracted from the grated flesh of the matured brown coconut. There are many ways to separate the coconut oil, it can be filtered and kept in a jar in a cool room until it separates, …

Halloween Events in Beirut 2017

Looking for some fun and spooky Halloween events? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up 5 Halloween events happening in Lebanon this year. Boo! Decadeath: LeboWeen This season, Decadeath promises you a highly entertaining mix of scary and funny with the most thrilling Halloween soundtrack, signed Rodge! Lebo-Ween, Saturday October 28 at St. Georges. Regular: 40$ – 2 drinks from 9:30 pm to 10:00 pm Regular: 45$ – 2 drinks after 10:00 pm Table: 75$ – 3 drinks Funked Up Halloween Friday 27 it starts with 60’s – 70’s groovy tunes with Frensawi and Mahmoud behind the decks. On Saturday 28 they hit the 80’s with Michel and Elie-Nicolas. Free Entrance Halloween Party: BOO! at Coral Beach Hotel Official DJ Guest: Jack Sleiman, open virgin drinks and cocktails Ticket: 23$ – At the door: 28$ Halloween Party at Colonel For this event, a special craft beer will be brewed: The Pumpkin Ale. Entrance: 10$ including one beer. HalloVen Night! Latin Party This is not Halloween, this is HalloVen! Spend an unforgettable Venezuelan night (Latinos) this 28th of October …

Iran Defeats Germany in FIFA U-17 World Cup

As a die hard Germany supporter in anything football related, last night’s game vs. Iran was pretty sad to watch. I must admit the Iranians played a really good game and it pains me to say they deserved to win. Their victory over Germany booked them a seat in the round of 16. Iran’s next match will be against Costa Rica while Germany will be taking on Guinea. Let’s hope for a better performance from the German team in the upcoming matches.

Skin & Bath Care Favorites

Being a total sucker for skin and bath care products, I have taken it upon myself to find some quality products that deliver on their promise and offer a little something extra! So here are a few of my recent favs!   I fell in love guys.. and I fell hard !! Although I have only been using this brand for a short while I can honestly say that I love what L:A Bruket offers and stands for. Their products are almost entirely based on ECOCERT certified oils and waxes; so yes! All natural, organic and handmade! This brand is health, luxury and pleasure all rolled into one. let me give you a bit of background, it’s a Swedish SPA brand co-founded by Mats Johansson and Monica Kylén who very simply decided to create their own organic hand soap when they couldn’t find a satisfactory one. This soap got many compliments and encouraged them to continue creating these simple, organic products. They have everything from candles to bath salts & body lotions. Boys rejoice they have quiet the few products for you too!  I also …

10 Movies We Will Be Watching This Year

There’s something so comforting about watching a new release in theaters, we love everything from the big comfy seats to the irresistible smell of popcorn filling up the air. With 2017 starting off with high expectations, we look forward to some of the film industry highlights of the coming year.. & this is what we will be watching in cinemas this year! 1. The Great Wall When a mercenary warrior (Matt Damon) is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. As wave after wave of marauding beasts besiege the massive structure, his quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront the unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force. [Trailer] 2. A Monster Calls 12-year-old Conor, dealing with his mother’s illness, a less-than-sympathetic grandmother, and bullying classmates, finds a most unlikely ally when a Monster appears at his bedroom window. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth. [Trailer] 3. Kong: Skull Island Explorers …

Halloween Events in Beirut 2016

You’re never too old for trick or treating when there’s a lot of fun to be had on and around Halloween in Beirut. If lying in bed watching a marathon of horror slasher movies while stuffing your face with popcorn isn’t your cup of tea head down to one of the Halloween events we’ve rounded up below. Souk El Akel’s Halloween Street Party ———————————— The Haunting Of Bayt Em Nazih: Oriental Halloween Dance Party ———————————— Halloween at Junkyard Beirut ———————————— Monster Mash Halloween Costume Party ———————————— Halloween at Rikky’z ———————————— Halloween’s Arcade Apocalypse 2 at CosmoCity ———————————— Freaky Fridays: Halloween Funkster ———————————— The Spooky Roof at Coop D’état Rooftop ———————————— Factory 3001: Halloween Of The Future ———————————— A Tinder Horror Story ———————————— Le Marché Saifi – Halloween Edition ———————————— Halloween Nights at BistroBar Live Hamra ———————————— Halloween Party at Colonel Beer Brewery ———————————— Decadeath: The Haunted Manor     The images used in this post are found from different sources all over the Internet, and are assumed to be in public domain.

The Gardens Naccache

A garden has blossomed in Naccache, with over 10 eateries The Gardens opening was magical,  TBSP transformed the venue into a tropical forest that was brought to life by choreographer Pierre Khadra‘s beautifully painted dancers. Owned by the Founder of Enab Restaurant Zahi Rizkallah, The gardens opens from 8:00 am to 1:00 am with restaurants, cafés, and bars serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. The venue is comprised of: Enab Beit Salwa Assafir Yoshi Japanese Restaurant Smoking Bun Sud Caribou Coffee La PizzAria La Petite Table Heights Classic Bar Bandidos   Enab is one of our favorite Lebanese restaurants we’re glad we don’t have to go all the way down to Mar Mikhael anymore. We also can’t wait to try the new places that opened, we’ve heard great reviews regarding La Petite Table and Heights beautiful views.   Location and map  

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Yoga & Breakfast at Casper & Gambini’s

Casper & Gambini’s have introduced the Yoga & Breakfast event to their AUBMC branch and we absolutely love it! Yoga is a simple and highly effective workout that can keep you fit by jump starting your metabolism and it also helps reduce stress. We had the pleasure to attend the first event in July and it was wonderful, we could feel the good vibes and positive energy coursing through the class. Afterwards we were treated to a healthy, delicious breakfast buffet that included different kinds of fresh juices, granola and oats with yogurt, grilled Halloum, eggs and avocado salad on toast and much more. They will be holding another event this Saturday and here is what you can expect out of the experience: Date: August 6 Location: Casper & Gambini’s AUBMC Branch 9:00AM to 10:30AM Yoga class by Paul H. Abou Eid 10:45AM Breakfast Buffet. Price: 25$/person For reservations 01250888  

Dogs, Motorcycles & Arguileh To Be Banned in Beirut

A regulation was proposed Wednesday by the Beirut Municipal Council asking for the banning of dogs, motorcycles and arguileh in Beirut’s public spaces. If it passes the prevention will be enforced in Achrafieh’s Sassine Square, Horsh Beirut and The corniche waterfront. So far it is still unknown as to how they will apply the new law, but municipal police will be in charge of enforcing the procedures after setting up banners and ads in order to inform the residents and visitors. The most popular among the areas mentioned in this new regulation is the corniche, dog owners favored place to walk their pets and people wishing to relax and enjoy their arguileh. Dog owners will have to find an alternative to be able to walk their four legged friends. Instead of banning dog walking maybe they could have tried to raise awareness regarding picking up after the dog or simply fining people who fail to do so. We can imagine the amount of fines that will be handed as nobody in Lebanon cares to do …

Casper & Gambini’s – Aperitivo

On Thursday June 2nd Casper & Gambini’s launched their new, oh so chic, aperitivo concept. The cozy, warm ambiance sets the mood for a light early evening meet up with friends or co-workers. You can indulge yourself with a bountiful spread of delectable small bites while sipping on swanky drinks like the Aperol Spritz cocktail and classic Negroni cocktail. The ultimate Italian pastime has made it’s way to our doorstep and it will surely be a hit this summer.      

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The Backyard – A new venue in Hazmieh

From the same people that brought The Village to Dbayeh comes The backyard, it is a vast open air project executed by Bernard Mallat Architects in collaboration with Walid Zeidan Architects and landscape design by Imad Gemayel and softscaping Rana Hamzeh from Exotica. We loved this new venue in Hazmieh, lots of space to roam around, a nice fountain lots of greenery and the whole thing is surrounded with water passages; the complex is made up of 17 eateries, pubs and a gym. Here’s a list of the places you will find at the backyard: Abd El Wahab – Lebanese Cuisine Backstage – Fusion Cuisine / Pub BarTartine – French, Italian & American Cuisine Brick Lane H – Pub Classic Burger Joint – Burgers Dip N Dip – Desserts Divvy – American, Italian, Chinese & Asian Cuisine Kitchen Yard Le Bon Vivant Lina’s Paris – French Cuisine / Café Pablo Escobar – Mexican Cuisine / Bar Olio – Italian Cuisine Roadster Diner – American Cuisine Starbucks – Coffee Shop Trumpet – American Cuisine / Pub Tsunami – Japanese Cuisine Zaatar …

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The Garden Show & Spring Festival 2016

In it’s 13th edition, The garden show & spring festival opened to the public last night. For 5 days from 5 pm till 11 pm more than 220 exhibitors will be showcasing their products ranging from flowers, plants, outdoor furniture and cooking tools, gardening equipment and landscaping. Some of the exhibitors; Arbusta for landscaping, BHV for outdoor furniture and equipment, BOECKER for pesticides and the newly opened in kaslik Nature by Marc Beyrouthy among many other established names.   Foodies rejoice as the food court contains over 25 stands and diverse options to choose from. Some of which are; Classic Burger Joint, CRP Factory where we recommend you try the Bailey’s burst crêpe, Falafel Sahyoun, Haagen Dazs, Jai and many more.. If there’s something we did not like is the fact that most of the food stands had no pricing and some even had no menu or sign. Only a few had done it perfectly by putting up signs of their items and the prices. During the show the ministry of agriculture will be distributing …

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Top 10 Favorite Series Of The 90’s

As a TV fanatic, i spent a big chunk of my life watching movies and series, and although my addiction hit high notes in my teens, and against all my attempts, i was not able to watch every show that aired, but i did come pretty close. I think the 90’s dished out some of the best shows TV had ever seen, and the 10 series listed here are only a few of many favorites, that i am sure everyone knows, and if not then you should definitely watch .. Friends Friends has got to be one of the best sitcoms ever. It had everything from the sweet romantic moments, delightful quarrels, muddled desperation to the hilarious and witty humor. Daria Daria Morgendorffer got her own show after being featured on Beavis and Butthead. This MTV series was one of my favorites, Daria’s sarcastic outlook made the show what it was. The humor can be dry and might need some getting used to, but if you actually get it you’ll be cracking up. Xena Everyone knows Xena the worrier princess, a  spin off from Hercules that turned …

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Book Review: One Day by David Nicholls

Ever since I was a kid I found refuge in the pages of a good book, whether funny, romantic or emotional I’ve always embarked on whatever journey it took me on and felt attached to the characters and saddened when the story ends or when one of the characters dies. One of my favorite reads was One Day, which was turned into a movie in 2011 starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. The book is so beautifully written it was hard putting it down for just one minute, I was drawn by Emma and Dexter’s story. The book speaks of their friendship over a period of 15 years on each anniversary of the day they met. It starts on their graduation, the day they became friends and for the next 15 years on that same day we follow their life and witness their ups and downs and the enduring power of love and friendship. “Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I’ll always remember it”.  — David Nicholls