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. […]

Lebanon’s First National Ice Hockey Team May Soon Be At The Olympics

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An interview with Charles El-Mir, Lebanese Ice Hockey Federation president based in Montreal, Canada. Ice hockey — one of the most popular sports — is played at the Olympic Games. Today hockey is a major sport, especially in North America where it is a multi-billion-dollar industry. When we think of hockey, Canada immediately comes to […]

Representing HOME in the Big Apple: Majdi Ramadan

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With HOME etched into their hearts and souls, Lebanese diplomats represent Lebanon everywhere in the world. Majdi Ramadan is one such example of an individual. As Consul General of Lebanon in New York, Ramadan’s diplomatic role brings pride and recognition to his country. In his earlier years, Ramadan majored in political studies at the American […]

The Road of the Lebanese Immigrant Walter Muller Moujir

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South America is an established hotspot for the Lebanese diaspora; Argentina alone boasts 1.5 million of them. Immigration to the country began in the 19th century and has continued, fostering a bona fide bond between the Middle Eastern country and its South American counterpart. As Walter Muller Moujir, an Argentinian of Lebanese descent says, “All […]

A Conversation with India’s Ambassador to Lebanon: His Excellency Sanjiv Arora

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Interviewed by: Patricia Bitar Cherfan, Editor-in-Chief Before he takes his next post in February of 2019 as India’s Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs, HOME Magazine sat down with H.E Sanjiv Arora who shed light on various topics, ranging from Mahatma Gandhi’s enduring legacy to his faith in the diaspora population and why bilateral trade between Lebanon and […]

Le Mount Stephen Hotel: Blending Montreal’s Past & Present

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Nothing says luxury and leisure or materializes Montreal urban heritage quite like an old home transformed into a five-star hotel! Le Mount Stephen Hotel exudes all these characteristics and more. In May 2017, this treasure trove of history, beauty and heritage was reborn. The foundational building of Le Mount Stephen Hotel was erected in 1880 […]