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9 Things We Really Miss About Summer

Each summer brings along new memories to be made and cherished forever. Lebanon is in a constant frenzy of beach and parties. Sure, the humidity turns our hair into a bird’s nest and taking multiple showers a day proved to be no cure for excessive sweating. However, we’re not here to gibber about the cons but rather the pros and awesome things that make summer the most awaited season.

Halloween Movie Night

For those of you who treat Halloween like the most important holiday of the year, it’s finally your time to shine. Last year we had a Halloween movie night so we decided to hook you up with a few choices should you want to have your own. 1. Halloween Town A Disney classic! Three siblings who aren’t allowed to celebrate Halloween run away with their grandmother and discover that she’s a witch from a town called Halloweentown. 2. Hocus Pocus This comedy includes black cats, witchcraft and lots of laughs. Three witches are accidentally resurrected and return 300 years after being hung for their spell work. 3. The nightmare before Christmas Jack Skellington becomes bored with the town’s yearly preparation for Halloween and accidentally finds himself in Christmas Town. He decides to take over the holiday and kidnap Santa.  A fun musical film, the story of Jack and Sally is quite endearing. 4. Halloween Michael Myers is seriously scary! You might want to keep the lights on when watching Halloween. Michael killed his sister when he …

5 Food Delivery Applications

You know that feeling when you’re stressed, overloaded and all you want is to binge eat a large pizza with a side of fries and a tank of coke but you don’t want to deal with the judgmental tone of an operator! Or you forgot to withdraw money (Story of my life) and you’re stuck at work with no clue of what you want to eat or if anything around you even delivers! Well that’s all ancient history … In the age of digital everything, where human interaction is just so overrated, these 5 applications are here to make your life that much easier! ZOMATO We are sure you are all familiar with Zomato, an application to browse restaurants all over Lebanon, see their menu and information and leave your feedback and rating. They recently introduced the food delivery service. The process is quick and painless, put your location, choose the restaurant, customize your dish and place your order. They will keep you updated by sending you notifications about your order status! Zomato offers live chat support and …

Our Top 5 Miyazaki Films

5 | Kiki’s delivery service (1989) Kiki’s delivery service will ignite your imagination prompting you to believe things you never thought possible. It is the tale of a young witch who moves to the big city with her very talkative black cat to make a name for herself. Lots of cuteness, beautiful animation, and a very nice soundtrack. 4 | Howl’s moving castle (2004) This beautifully imagined film with magnificent visuals is based on the fantasy novel by author Diana Wynne Jones. It follows the story of the mousy hat maker “Sophie” who is cursed with an old body by a jealous witch and finds herself aboard Howl’s moving castle on a quest, with the mysterious young wizard, to break the spell. This fantastical animation is exquisitely illustrated and will have you swoon. 3 | My Neighbor Totoro (1988) Taking place in the countryside, it’s the story of two little girls becoming friends with a huge forest cat. The most endearing of Miyazaki’s films. This animation is full of amusing animals but Totoro indeed stands out. An extremely …

Our Top 5 Beirut Burgers

Let’s face it, burgers are our ultimate craving.  No matter how high new food trends might rise they will eventually fall but our love of burgers will never die out. Below are Beirut’s Top 5 (in our humble opinion) Burgers: Urban Grill Original CheeseBurger Owned by a burger fanatic, Urban Grill prides itself on using the best quality ingredients yet serves extremely affordable tasty burgers. A hole in the wall kind of place hidden in the narrow streets of Achrafieh close to AUST. The food is prepared right in front of you which builds the anticipation as you watch your burger being crafted from behind the bar. One of the best meat we’ve had in Beirut, with perfect fries (free refill) and cheddar. Our definite go to place when in Achrafieh and craving a quick bite or burger. East Village US Angus Burger A cozy place in Badaro serving food, coffee drinks and cocktails. The design, menu and feel-at-home service is inspired by Manhattan’s hip and vibrant neighborhood. We tried the US Angus Burger and were quite …

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 …

Things to do this weekend (29 – 31 July)

We’ve rounded up a few things happening this weekend, from 29 to 31 July, for you to check out, whether you’re looking to party, pig out or enjoy some time in the great outdoors.   Flashback 2016 in Broumana – July 28 till July 31 FLASHBACK is back for another year! Gathering the finest of Lebanese designers and their latest creations, to the sounds of live performing artists playing fresh summer beats. At FLASHBACK there will be no place for hunger with many delicious bites from different cuisines. Happening in Printania Palace Hotel, Brummana. Bellinis & Barbecue at Indigo on the Roof – July 29 Head up to the top at Indigo on the Roof terrace garden for a delicious Friday eve! Fresh salads to share and a choice of seafood starters Abundant grills including meat, chicken, fish & seafood with potatoes & sides and decadent sauces. Then dessert. Of course. Reservations: 01 972000 Lebanese Cinema Club: Screening of 2 Movies – July 29 The Lebanese Cinema Club and Umam invites you for the screening of 2 movies: Lebanon wins the world cup Directed by: Tony ElKhoury – Anthony Lappé Produced by: OAK (Allen Seif) …

10 Fun Things You Can Do This Weekend

As the weekend approaches we are left pondering on the age old question, what shall we do this weekend and where shall we go?! Here’s a list that might help with all that questioning and planning. Souk El Akel  Join them this weekend in Faraya for a special edition. Decks On The Beach Every weekend decks on the beach brings you an international artist (DJ or LiveAct) to party the night away at Sporting Club. Free entrance before 10 pm and it’s 20$ entrance after that. Open BBQ Night By The Sea Enjoy an open barbecue night with live band by the sea at Al Marsa, Byblos Sur Mer. Learn How To Fish In Batroun Try your hand at fishing in the beautiful and clear, clean waters of Batroun with none other than a local, Michel, in an authentic fishing boat or as they call it, fluka. Horsh Beirut Open Day To The Public After 22 years of closing, Horsh Beirut is finally open to the public every Saturday from 7 am till 7 pm. Souk …

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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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The Top 10 Must Have Lebanese Apps

There are over a million apps out there to satisfy your every need but here is a list of the top ten apps we stumbled upon specifically for the Lebanese. This list doesn’t have everything, but it features some of our favorite and most useful apps!! Zomato A foodie’s must have app! Search and find restaurants based on cuisines, types, location and price for two. Review restaurants based on your experiences or read what other reviewers are saying. If you’re looking for somewhere new to try or somewhere to take your date or a quick bite kinda place this app will help you find it.   Lebanon Movies Guide For movies showing now in all theaters in Lebanon with schedules, durations and trailers. This app is your movie reference and you get notified on new releases.   Beirut Electricity Living in Lebanon, we’re all aware of our unfortunate daily ordeal with electricity cuts. This app calculates and predicts the power outage time and notifies you 10 minutes in advance.   OLX Arabia Got something to …