The Dream of Coming HOME

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Marta Haddad’s dream of coming HOME remained unfulfilled. With only a bag full of courage, hope and love Marta Haddad boarded a boat in Beirut , making a long and perilous voyage to France and then onwards to her final destination, New York. The trip to America was a complicated aspiration for a young woman […]

From New York to Lebanon with Love: Jamhour Alumni U.S. Raises Funds for Lebanon

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Pierre Issa (Jamhour ’75), cofounder of Arcenciel, served as guest speaker for Jamhour Alumni U.S. 14th annual charity dinner. Arcenciel is an active player in finding sustainable solutions for a variety of issues in Lebanon, including the garbage crisis, medical waste management, ecotourism and the integration of persons with disabilities. Issa inspired the 200 attendees, who enjoyed hearing about his aspirations and achievements. The Jamhour Alumni U.S. dinner, held […]

Nada Debs: Shaping Modern Arab Identity

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Lebanese designer Nada Debs’ exploration of her Arab identity shapes her modern Arabesque design. Lebanese designer Nada Debs has become synonymous with modern Arabesque design, as seen in her prolific range of impeccably made furniture items and HOME accessories. Her astute eye for design, love of craft and strong vision celebrate the best of Arabic style with […]

Marlo Thomas: The Lebanese-American Megastar Behind St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Photos from the private collection of Marlo Thomas Lebanese-American, father-daughter TV stars Danny and Marlo Thomas are among the most famous Americans of all time. Yet, they are perhaps most remembered for their leading roles at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Actress, author, feminist, humanitarian and philanthropist Marlo Thomas has received numerous awards, including a […]

Lydia Moawad: Contemporary Artist and Painter

Pursuing her passion around the world. Sailing from the coast of Byblos, where she has painted the sea from her balcony since childhood, both Lydia Moawad and her paintings have crossed oceans and anchored themselves in major cities across the world – New York and Milan, Dubai and Paris, Hong Kong and Tokyo. She has […]