Gabriela Tafur Náder: Colombia’s Beauty Queen with Lebanese Origins

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Photos by Courtesy National Beauty Contest Colombia Interviewed by Editor-in-Chief, Patricia Bitar Cherfan Winner of Miss Colombia 2018 is set to compete at the 2019 Miss Universe pageant. Tafur Náder was born in 1995, in Cali, Colombia. The recently crowned queen has been modeling since a young age and playing the violin since age four. […]

Rallye des Grâces: The Race for Economic Empowerment

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Interviewed by Editor-in-Chief, Patricia Bitar Cherfan In an unconventional crossover, a car race doubles as an empowerment network for women to kickstart their own businesses. Chahrazad Rizk, a powerhouse of Swiss and Berber origins, is the driving force behind the Rallye des Grâces, or Women Classic Rally. HOME sat down with the first Arab woman […]

Le Marchand de Rêves

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Photos by Omar Sfeir Omar Sfeir creates unforgettable experiences for people looking to escape the dullness of everyday life through costumes, photography, and fantasy. Le Marchand de Rêves is a platform that combines vintage fashion and uniquely constructed photo booths. Think of each photo booth as an elaborate dressing room or theatrical set that contains […]

À Table in Beirut with 3-Star Michelin Chef Christophe Bacquié

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Interviewed by Editor-in-Chief, Patricia Bitar Cherfan “Winning was like being shot out to a whole other galaxy,” says Christophe Bacquié. Since receiving his third Michelin star, Bacquié joined the elite force of the culinary world. Ranked among the top 30 chefs worldwide, he runs an eponymous restaurant in Hotel du Castellet that attracts food enthusiasts […]

Al Makan: A Spiritual Third Space in Beirut

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By Bilal Ghalib and Joséphine Lesaffre Two lenses on a light shining in Beirut, Bilal and Joséphine share perspectives on Al Makan, a spiritual third space. Bilal I left San Francisco for Beirut and found a common spiritual HOME in both. There is a small, but growing, number of Islamic “third spaces” developing internationally. A […]

A Beautiful Smile is Priceless

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Global Smile Foundation (GSF) is a non-profit foundation that provides pro-bono, multidisciplinary, long-term cleft care for underserved children and adults in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. Cleft lip and palate are two of the most common birth defects in the world and each corrective surgery can cost between $10,000.00 and $35,000 to treat. GSF’s team of volunteers, with […]