From Tyre to Europe: The Europa Series of Banknotes

Colored money bills

Banknotes — those bills that we use on a daily basis. When accustomed to their use, we don’t need to read their value, we recognize them from their size and color at a glance. We therefore rarely take the time to really look at them and try to figure out their symbolism through what is […]

La Vita è Bella

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A Lebanese in Italy A long time ago during my mid 20s, I had the chance to live and work in Rome. Unbeknownst to me at the time, those few years spent in the eternal city were some of the happiest years of my life. My time there, which also allowed me to explore many […]

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 […]

OFFRE JOIE The Joy of Giving

sheikh and priests standing next to each others while holding the a paper with ebanese flag and the lebanese flag all around

Founded in 1985 by lawyer Dr. Melhem Emile Khalaf, Offre Joie is an independent Lebanese non-governmental humanitarian organization. Q & A with Offre Joie What is the vision of Offre Joie? Offre Joie started during the Civil War, when some of us realized we had to do something to counter the conflict. The best way […]

BIPOD a Contemporary Art Form

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The 12th edition of BIPOD gathered artists from around the world who gave spectacular performances at the Madina Theatre. Dance as Robert Frost would say is the vertical expression of a horizontal desire. It is a moment of creativity where music acts as the catalyst for bodily liberation in which you can express feelings and […]

Bringing Alsace to Lebanon

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  Besides their gorgeous mountainous landscapes, renowned wine routes and rich cultural heritage, Lebanon and France’s historical northeastern region of Alsace share the same convivial spirit and unquenchable love for life. Article by: Christina Fakhry With 80,000 Alsatian expats scattered across the world today, those residing in Lebanon have come to establish their own association, […]