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Friday, March 30, 2012

A Winning Smile

crest (3) You’ll be smiling even bigger if you win the trip to NYC or an iPad :)  Hurry… only a few days left to enter to win!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hair Replacement

seif (13)   Your hair can be replaced but what will we do with this attitude? 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lebanese Fast Food

Burger King                                     Fast food fast…. nippon (2)                                 and fishy for the fast.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Power Of Suggestion

advanced car rental (3)               May we also suggest stopping at red lights?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Yes We Can!

Women's Initiative (10)Lebanese women have mobilized recently to stop domestic violence and to demand tougher rape laws. As women around the world have discovered, economic power paves the road for better treatment and more opportunities. On Tuesday, March 20th at the Hilton Grand Habtoor, BLC Bank and IFC teamed up to present the Women Empowerment Initiative. Among the topics presented were Gender Diversity, the Challenges of SME’s and Women in Business. Ms. Cherie Blair was scheduled to attend but was unable due to a medical situation, her message was delivered by Ms. Henriette Kolb on behalf of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. Mr. Maurice Sehnaoui gave the closing remarks on behalf of BLC Bank. An audience member expressed relief that BLC had not created a “plastic surgery loan” which brought applause. This was indeed about empowering women financially. Ms. Hanan Saab spoke about the many challenges she faced in starting her company but offered solid encouragement to women who wanted to follow in her footsteps. So ladies, if you have a passion or a dream, this might just be the help you need.WE 002 WE 032WE 139 WE 183WE 155  WE 192(Top Left)Ms. Rana Ghandour Salhab, Regional Talent and Communications Partner, Deloitte Middle East. (Top Right)  Mr. Najib Anwar Choucair, Executive Director and Head of the Banking Department at Banque Du Liban. (Middle Left L-R)  Ms. Mona Chemali Khalaf, Economist and Independent Consultant on Gender and Development Issues. Ms. Hanan Saab, Founder of Pharmamed. Ms. Randa Abousleiman, Managing Partner in Abousleiman and Partners. Ms. Marcela Navarro, Executive Business Manager to CEO Corporate Banking Division at Royal Bank of Scotland. (Middle Right) Front row VIP’s (Bottom Left) Ms.Henriette Kolb, Chief Executive, Cherie Blair Foundation For Women. (Bottom Right) Mr. Maurice Sehnaoui, Chairman, General Manager, BLC Bank.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Arab Spring-time

City Mall (3) Throughout the Middle East, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the first day of Spring, celebrating the mother of all mother’s; Mother Nature.
                     Happy Mother’s Day!
     Beirut/NTSC says this ladybug looks like an Anne Geddes knock-off. Do you agree?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Consolation Prize

kallas (3) Don’t be fooled by fancy gifts, the Cycle of Abuse doesn’t end. If he did it once, he’ll do it again. Stop Domestic Violence Now.

Monday, March 19, 2012

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Consumer Feedback

addicto (2) In case Adicto was wondering what people thought of the latest ad campaign that has infested every corner of the country…..addicto (4)                                     Here’s a clue.

             *Thanks to Alfred Haddad for your reminder about this billboard!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pi Day

March 14thHere in Lebanon, we just call it March 14th. Pi is an irrational number that continues infinitely with no solution…….hmmmm.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Romance In Black And White

the artist (2)                         Sometimes the absence of color charbel fadel (2)                          the contrast of black and white cate in style (3)                            takes us back to simpler times
                juliano asmar
                                   in black and white.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mom’s Little Secret

exotica (11)                             Her favorite one is all of you.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Natalie Portman Faces Beirut

natalie (4)Last year, Natalie Portman was featured in this Dior Ad. Meanwhile, Armin Van Buren and Lara Fabian were both threatened with boycotts by Anti-Zionists. Gino at Gino's Blog posted this reply. It seems that the Anti-Zionists are also very Pro-Palestinian. At the moment, most Lebanese are too consumed with things like making a living, avoiding potholes, managing through horrific traffic, dealing with electricity shortages and inflation to care about all things Palestinian. Most don’t even own a Keffiyeh and most Lebanese are wondering where the Pro-Lebanese groups are in the absence of an effective and honest government. So this newest billboard by Dior has gotten international attention-Yahoo! News. Regardless of the controversy, the billboard stays. Not to mention, Natalie’s pretty face is nice to see on the drive in and out of Beirut.

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Phoenicians

home city (3)The Lebanese ability to revise and edit history along confessional lines is matched perfectly to another Lebanese talent of creating controversy and division in almost any case, nevertheless, this ad gently reminds us of Lebanon’s history of shipping, shipbuilding and the ancient Port of Beirut during Phoenician times.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Point Of No Return

aishti (5)Ok, Aishti. You win.You have succeeded in producing more ugly billboards in total than all others combined. Mabrouk. Please stop.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Good To The Last Drop

lebaravinIt’s easy to get a little nostalgic when a good thing comes to an end.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Trash Talk

hyundai (3)                Lebanon is trashy enough, don’t make it worse.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dark Lebanon

electricity (14)  “It’s a mess” perfectly describes Lebanon’s electricity nightmare.redlight (5) The sophisticated red light system from the generator thief provider helps the neighborhood know when company power is off and the generator is on. Exceeding your 5 or 10 amps trips the switch.sakr (4)                 Don’t worry Lebanon! Help is on the way! 
             City Daily Photo March Theme Day- Electricity
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