While the majority of drinking holes that open in Beirut tend to do so on Mar Mikhael’s main street, we’ve found that the more appealing ones – and the ones with the best pick-me-ups – are always a little bit farther down the road.
For the past seven years, Syrian artist Elias Izoli has been living in his home country, quietly observing the people around him, most notably in the way they’re reacting to the seemingly endless war that has destroyed large swathes of their land.
Shopping is wonderful, but sometimes you just crave a bit peace and quiet during your shopping excursion. To this end, London’s Selfridges just unveiled the Silence Room, a place to relax and unwind during your shopping spree. The Silence Room is open until the end of February. www.slefridges.co.uk
Tom Ford has just released the limited edition Jasmin Rouge Lip Color Collection, designed to complement his fragrance of the same name. The four cherry and crimson shades are sure to fire up your lips and make them ripe for kissing. Available at Aïshti stores.
Revenge is the fuel driving the drama in Django Unchained, writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s take on the spaghetti western film. Tarantino described his inspiration: “The germ of an idea was a slave who becomes a bounty hunter and goes after the white men [who tortured him].” The movie stars Oscar winners Jamie Foxx (as Django) and Christoph Waltz,...
Five women dancers embody the Lebanese Civil War, boldly expressing their fears and anxiety, in That Part of Heaven, a dance performance staged by Maqamat and choreographed by Omar Rajeh. The dance performance opens on January 19 at Masrah al Madina in Beirut. T. 00 961 1 75 30 10. Pictures by Melissa J.
Artist Jack Pierson casts himself as The Badass Motherfucker in a Blockbuster in his solo exhibit “The End of the World.” In the artist’s own words: “The recently remodeled Pierson will star AND direct himself in this sure to be crowd pleaser.” The show runs until February 16 at Regen Projects in Los Angeles. www.regenprojects.com
A magazine’s summer 2006 fashion shoot celebrated Beirut’s natural and manmade landmarks, all places that make our home city so very special. Titled “Lady of the World” (Sitt al Dounia), the spread shone the spotlight on the Manara lighthouse, the Golf Club, the Raouche pigeon rocks, the Hippodrome and more.