HOME’s VIP Lounge: A Statement in Digital Art

At the center of the Beirut Art and Design Fairs, HOME’s VIP Lounge was itself a statement of art. Cars lined up bumper to bumper, some waiting more than an hour on the drive into the Beirut International Exhibition and Leisure Center, the huge modern hall between Beirut’s Downtown and the seafront. It was September […]

Levantine Culinary Delights by Lara Ariss

  Author, food entrepreneur and chef Lara Ariss was destined to follow the culinary path. Photos by: Natalie Naccache From a young age chef Lara Ariss began helping her parents grow vegetables at the family’s farm in Sarafand, near the city of Saida, and was exposed to the process of preparing food; from learning how […]

KEEP IT SIMPLE AND TASTY, VERY MUCH LIKE ALL GREEK FOOD

Lebanon and Greece play a major role in Effi Shammas’s cuisine. According to her, both countries have many similarities. It starts with their “joie de vivre”, their common deep family roots and ends with their love for sharing food. Family and friends gathering would be incomplete without a big table filled with different mezzés. However, […]