Sandra Mansour: A Sartorial Tour de Force

Portrait of a young woman with short black hair

Interviewed by: Patricia Bitar Cherfan, Editor-in-Chief With hard work, dedication, and a strong vision, the Beirut-based designer rose through the ranks of the competitive world of the fashion industry. Today, Sandra Mansour’s fairytale creations are highly coveted in the Middle East and beyond. Sandra Mansour candidly shares her inspiring story with HOME. It has been […]

Roads for Life

Smiling woman and young boy

Photo by: Khaled Harb Interviewed by: Patricia Bitar Cherfan, Editor-in-Chief In the hierarchy of bereavement, nothing exceeds a mother’s grief. So what happens when a mourning mother steps out of the shadow of loss to shift gears and save lives? Photographs of a bright-eyed teenage boy fill Zeina Kassem’s office. In 2010, 17-year-old Talal Kassem was killed […]

Are We the World’s Most Successful Diaspora? Maybe!

Paper Ships for Lebanese flag on a map

The Lebanese diaspora shows up on many observers’ short lists of the most successful diaspora in the world. Why? I was driving HOME from work, listening to public radio, when Stephen Dubner, host of “Freakonomics,” a weekly podcast, asked, “Who are the most successful immigrant groups in the world?” Certainly, the Lebanese diaspora will be one of them, […]

Elsa Yazbek Charabati: Passionate about her Profession

Elsa Yazbek Charabati blended a love of languages and travel into a successful career as a journalist and educator. Photo by: Colette Tabet Lebanese journalist Elsa Yazbek Charabati started her TV career at the young age of 20 and has forged a distinguished path in the field with passion and dedication ever since. In a […]