BIRTH OF THE COOL
Beirut native Souheil Al-Awar left Lebanon with his family in 1977. Since then, his life has turned into something of a latter-day odyssey – one that’s led him first to an education in Dubai, then to architecture school in North Carolina, followed by travels to South America, Europe and Canada. He now splits his time between Montreal and Raleigh, North Carolina, where he’s the owner of the city’s newest cutting-edge restaurant and bar. Read his interview with A magazine here.