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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Let’s Make-up

samer (4)                    Did you miss your make-up appointment?zoughaib (5)                  It’s New Year’s Eve, try something different… we (3)                                        Like a mask.

Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year’s Resolutions

senses (2) Our well intended resolutions are in place just waiting for the reality of the New Year. Will we quit smoking? Lose weight? Get those six-pack abs? Let’s forget about our own resolutions and make some for Lebanon’s politicians since they are having some trouble making them alone.
Lebanon’s Top 10 Resolutions for 2012- 1) 24/24 Electricity without generators. 2) Preserve Lebanon’s water resources. 3) Repair roads. 4) Revamp public transportation. 5) Prioritize waste management. 6) Protect workers, both foreign and domestic. 7) Provide all Lebanese with a quality education. 8) Pay the bills, don’t let Lebanon’s debt ruin our future. 9) Telecommunications: decrease cost and increase quality. 10) Paralyzing traffic costs Lebanese citizens time and money.
       Maybe it would be easier to just go for the six-pack abs.

New Year’s Eve Beirut

williams lawson's (2) Wondering what to wear for the big night? Most places have a dress code, the code being you must be dressed.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hey Mister (2)                       For the finer things in life…… (3)                          For taouk and batata…….Malak 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Surprise

abc (5)It’s surprising that ABC mall’s facade is still not finished. It’s also disappointing that Santa didn’t surprise Lebanon with a solution to the electricity catastrophe that plagues the small nation. Santa seemed to be our best hope.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Lebanon Ski Report

almaza (9) Lebanon’s ski season is off to a good start. Check @skileb for current conditions.castania (5)This ski report is brought to you by Almaza and Castania. If only there was a billboard for carrots.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

boulos (5)                                    Peace and Joy

Simple Pleasures

cafe abi nasr (4)                                Warm Season’s Greetings

A Charlie Brown Christmas

reva (10) Thanks Reva for reminding  us about the true meaning of Christmas.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Color Your Christmas

byblos (12)Elvis said he’d have a Blue Christmas without you. Burl Ives said everyone wishes for Silver and Gold. taanayel (4)     Whatever color your Christmas might be, hopefully it’s Merry.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gift Ideas

diamony (6)               Just a few shopping days left ‘til Christmas… hakim (4)                                            Still thinking? raffoul (2)                          Does she want something “snaily”?rossonero (16)                     Something that Miss Italy would wear?voyageur               Does she want a diamond the size of her head?mercedes (10)But wait. You’ve worked hard this year and that Mercedes is nice too hardees (4)   Gift shopping is exhausting. All I really want for Christmas is lunch.thierry's Every day is a gift and it is the thought that counts …  but don’t forget that little box wrapped in pretty paper.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Wishes

citymall                              Post, Share, Like, Click … (2)                       Don’t you wish you will win?

Do You Believe?

le mall (2) Maybe your parents stopped believing in Santa but sadly too many parents still believe in Lebanon’s politicians.khoury home Shhhhhh….don’t tell anyone but some very loyal followers of many politicians have stopped believing. Maybe it’s because the ones who were nice got a lump of coal and the naughty ones got the nice stuff. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Color Your Christmas

heineken (26) golden star (16)   
Was the Heineken ad in Dbayeh “inspired” by this other giant green bottle in Jounieh? There’s no online voting for Golden Star but in an informal survey, virtually all Lebanese homes have a bottle of olive oil in the kitchen. The beer of choice on Facebook appears to be Heineken but the overwhelming beer of choice in Lebanon is…… here’s a hint. It starts with an “A” and ends with an “A”.

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Language Of Love

CF (6)                It’s known that French is the language of love….boutique du monde (3)               and it seems to also be the language of Christmas….love club                                 We wait for Papa Noël             
mondo                                   Enjoy chocolat….keyrouz (4)          We stop at the boulangerie, charcutier and patisserie.moulin d'or (7)                         Don’t forget the Bûche de Noël sleep comfort            Oh Là Là! You could win a trip to Paris! Bonne Chance! 
                              Bons Baisers du Liban!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Magic Of Christmas

exotica (10)The fern leaf arrangement featured above is currently sold out but check out Exotica's website for other magical and slightly more pricey options.        *Bright shining stars are available in some areas at no charge.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Sushi

ichiban (3)                                  Just a reminder……….                            nippon (2)         Your sushi tree ornaments can’t be stored for next year. O-C (2)                              “Sea”son’s Greetings

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Modern Caveman

riedel (5)   The wine glass may have evolved but after sufficient amounts of  wine, it’s easy to watch the classy well-dressed man revert back to his former caveman self as indicated above.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Decorating

heineken       Nothing quite says Christmas like a giant lighted beer bottle.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Beirut Traffic

dora (2) This bridge leading in and out of Beirut is always congested with……  billboards.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Pet Project

woof (4) As more people are becoming pet owners, it’s nice to know where you can take your pup. One place you can forget about taking your four-legged friend is to Sin El Fil Municipality Park and in case you forget, there’s a guy at the gate to remind you.

Friday, December 9, 2011

How To

oreo             Who knew Oreo cookies came with instructions.