POWER COUPLES SERIES II
Stephanie & Charbel (together for 10 years)
They say red is the warmest colour. When it comes to love, some are skeptical, others are hopeless romantics, and here, we’re letting the latter win.
Cue: some of Lebanon’s very own power couples; successful, beautiful and deeply in love.
Stephanie and Charbel are Sayar (Stephanie) and Garibeh (Charbel), a young design duo.
They both graduated with a Master’s degree in Interior Architecture, and worked on several projects in product, interior, industrial and set design. They actually met in university while they were pursuing the same dreams. Two years ago, they opened their small workshop in Beirut, “Sayar & Garibeh,” with an innovative vision of using new materials and forms. They work together as a team where each one has an imprint and they consider this collaboration as a sign of freedom, something that’s far from being a threat to the relationship. They launched their careers in Europe, particularly Italy and France.
Stephanie and Charbel are also passionate about cooking, traveling, art, film, photography and everything related to art. “Charbel is a very good DJ, anyway,” laughed Stephanie. “No, don’t mention that!” said Charbel. “I like to create music, not mix music!”
How did you meet?
What duo is your couple’s alter ego?
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne
What’s the first thing you noticed when you met?
S: His 80’s haircut
C: Her red Converse sneakers
What’s the trait or habit that you learned to love in the other?
S: Having late-night snacks
C: Having breakfast in the morning
(expected answers from the foodies)
What do you think is your significant other’s best feature?
S: His patience
C: Her willpower
What’s the one thing the other does that annoys you the most?
S: He loses the sense of time
C: Her never-ending to-do lists
If you could describe the other as a garment, what would it be?
S: Multicoloured socks with polka dots
C: High-waisted boyfriend denim jeans, Boho style!
Charbel is wearing a Z Zegna jacket, a Gucci T-shirt, Dsquared2 jeans, and Dolce & Gabbana sneakers.
Stephanie is wearing a DVF jumpsuit, a Victoria Beckham long vest, and Jimmy Choo ballet flats.