THIS WEEKEND IN: LOS ANGELES

November 22, 2014  |  Los Angeles
THIS WEEKEND IN: LOS ANGELES

LA is one of those cities where everyone drives, so you can bet they know a thing or two about cars. If you happen to be in the city of angels this weekend, check out the Los Angeles Auto Show, where luxury carmakers showcase their best in class. Runs until November 30.

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If you want to change gears, check out R&B singer FKA Twigs, one of the most talked-about talents coming out of the U.K. Known for her amazing sense of style as much as her singing chops, she is performing at The Regent Theater on Saturday November 22.

CELEBRATING OUR OWN

November 21, 2014  |  Design, Fashion
CELEBRATING OUR OWN

You may have noticed that downtown Beirut has been particularly electric this past week. The reason? L’Officiel-Levant and A magazine hosted 12 emerging designers during Nouvelle Vague.  Held under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and with the support of Global Blue, Nouvelle Vague kicked off with an electric night of cocktails, music and extraordinary design on November 14. You can get your hands on the designers’ key pieces at Aïshti’s People Restaurant in downtown Beirut, all proceeds will go directly to the labels.

FRONT ROW

November 21, 2014  |  Fashion
FRONT ROW

On Friday, November 14, the city’s glitterati descended on Downtown Beirut, where the cobblestone street outside Aïshti’s stunning flagship store was transformed into an open-air runway showcasing the latest looks from global fashion capitals. Aïshti owner and CEO Tony Salamé later appeared on the runway to announce winners of raffle prizes from Aïshti, MasterCard, Bank Audi, Global Blue and Samsung.

CANDLES FOR CHRISTMAS

November 21, 2014
CANDLES FOR CHRISTMAS

The lush candles of Dyptique prove the ability of scent to transport us to our most cherished memories. Create new memories that will last a lifetime with a holiday collection created with Qubo Gas, a collective of French artists.

Available at Aïshti stores.

DESIGNER DESSERTS

November 20, 2014
DESIGNER DESSERTS

Karl Lagerfeld may have started a new trend of designer desserts with his lipstick-shaped Christmas cake created in honor of the 10th anniversary of Chef Alain Ducasse’s Tokyo-based eatery Beige. Only 100 cakes will be sold, so you have to hurry if you want to have your cake and eat it too.

PIRELLI CALENDAR 2015

November 20, 2014
PIRELLI CALENDAR 2015

Photographer Steven Meisel’s 2015 Pirelli calendar features a fetish-themed shoot, with women like Adriana Lima, Natalia Vodianova and Joan Smalls clad in sexy latex and PVC. With a calendar this hot, you’ll never miss an important date again.

PRESTIGE AND PERFORMANCE

November 20, 2014  |  Design
PRESTIGE AND PERFORMANCE

Luxury carmaker Bentley has revealed its Continental GT V8 S Convertible, a two-door luxury performance automobile. With an impressive handcrafted leather interior, the car goes from 0-100 kmh in 4.5 seconds – perfect for those with a need for speed.

LEE BROWN’S LATEST DESIGN

November 19, 2014  |  Design
LEE BROWN’S LATEST DESIGN

Next time you are in London’s Soho be sure to check out Old Tom & Englisha bar whose interior is designed by the renowned Lee Broom. Step into the underground restaurant and cocktail lounge and you’ll think you’ve been transported into a glamorous ’60s living room. Design buffs will find it groovy.  

LAST TANGO IN FRENCH POLYNESIA

November 19, 2014  |  Lifestyle
LAST TANGO IN FRENCH POLYNESIA

The Brando Resort, located on an island in French Polynesia, was once the private residence of legendary actor Marlon Brando and his wife Tarita Terripaia. The ultra-luxe resort has now been opened to cater to the most exclusive of the jet set. Its main pool was nicknamed the “The Billionaire’s Pool” by Leonardo DiCaprio after he spent time at the resort.

TREND ALERT: BELOW THE PELT

November 19, 2014  |  Fashion, For Her
TREND ALERT: BELOW THE PELT

The one trend that is everywhere this season? Fur statement coats. Don’t be afraid to venture in the deep end of the style pool – oversized and multicolored.

Helmut Lang, Etro, Pucci, Bottega Veneta, Chloé, Bottega Veneta vest