The Dream of Coming HOME

a book with a picture of people and the word America

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 […]

Raghida Dergham: The Courage to Come HOME

Photos by: Zakaria Rakha International correspondent returns to Beirut and tells it like it is! Feisty Raghida Dergham, a respected journalist and political analyst, is back in Lebanon after an impressive international career. HOME interviewed Dergham in her 10th floor high-rise overlooking Beirut’s harbor – modern, in black and white with a zebra-skin rug and […]

Bou Samih’s Memory: Back to the ’20s

  Grandparents are always nostalgic about the old days; they share past stories with pride; they talk about friendship, unity, generosity, and prowess. I was always intrigued by this passion; what is it that makes them attached to old memories? Have you ever wondered as well what life was like 93 years ago? What were […]

Waw! An Encounter with Arabesque Design

  WAW portrays an artistic image of Lebanon with its scrupulous designs. Influences from Lebanon and other Arabian countries are weaved into beautiful collections revealing the soul of Lebanon. Article by: Maryam Ghaddar On a well-known, yet quiet, street in Beirut known as Clemenceau rests a small boutique, brimming with eye-catching paraphernalia. Several vibrantly stitched […]

Bed and Breakfast: Showcasing the Authentic Lebanon

  The provision of Bed & Breakfast is a rising trend in Lebanon. It offers tourists, or even locals, a glimpse of the country’s exceptional culinary, historical and social heritage. Photos by: Natheer Halawani, Diaa Arfan, Rene Schulthoff, Leia Gorra and Paul Gorra, One of the most unique things about Lebanon is its distinct human […]

Looking Back for the Future with Filmmaker Philippe Aractingi

Philippe Aractingi is one of Lebanon’s most prominent filmmakers working today. His films have touched on a wide range of themes and have attempted to shape the way thatLebanese people, both at HOME and abroad view their country and its history.  HOME sat down with him to discuss his heritage through the timeless ‘Heritages’ and how he […]