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Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, we can help you discover the very best of this cosmopolitan city. Lebanon has much to ofer, as our guide on page 73 reveals. Readers who appreciate both time on the slopes and après-ski will enjoy our feature on the best of Lebanon’s ski scene (page 44). In this issue we also introduce the young Lebanese fashion designers making waves in Beirut and beyond (page 52), and profle Tony Salamé, the charismatic founder of the Aïshti retail empire (page 60). SHOP is part of Global Blue, the Tax Free Shopping market leader that helps you save up to 8% when shopping in Lebanon. We publish guides to over 40 destinations across Europe and Asia. Our international insider knowledge means we are ideally placed to tell you about the top global brands you’ll fnd in Lebanon. For the very latest information, visit globalblue.com. Be sure to sign up for your free SHOP TAX FREE Card for the simplest way to shop tax free without flling in Tax Free Forms by hand, and enjoy exclusive members-only discounts and promotions too: visit globalblue.com/join.

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Giordano Poloni Giordano Poloni created this season’s cover illustration for SHOP Lebanon, inspired by our feature about the country’s exceptional skiing opportunities (see page 44). Lebanon is a great place to visit in the winter, and his mountain scene shows skiiers enjoying themselves on the slopes. Giordano’s other clients include Wired UK, the Sunday Times Magazine and HSBC. Explore our archive of cover illustrations at globalblue.com/covers.

Sally McIlhone As SHOP’s deputy editor, Sally McIlhone is in touch with leading brands, creatives and writers around the world so she can stay on top of the latest styles and designs. Sally has contributed to ShortList, Stylist and Total Film online. globalblue.com

Katie Muxworthy After graduating in fashion communication and promotion, SHOP’s assistant production editor Katie Muxworthy produced her own magazine and music blog. Katie writes for a variety of online and print publications.

Ginger Clark Ginger Clark recently joined the SHOP team as news editor. She has an MA in fashion journalism from the London College of Fashion. Ginger previously worked as a fashion stylist and wrote for a number of publications.


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Check Out SHOP selects a standout piece from Lebanon this season My Favourites Tamara Zantout of Evra jewellery reveals her top tips for autumn/winter 2016/17 Products Key looks for the season, from fashion and footwear to jewellery and accessories

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Shop Window One store not to be missed in Lebanon News Seasonal updates on shops, services and new products

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Cover story: Peak Adventures Lebanon’s skiing region offers a wealth of activities, both on and off the slopes, as Sally McIlhone discovers Names To Know Young Lebanese fashion designers Sandra Mansour, Rami Kadi and Nour Hage are making waves in Beirut and beyond. All three are ardent champions of their home country, as Ginger Clark discovers Life Of Luxury Tony Salamé, chief executive officer of premier Lebanese luxury brand Aïshti, has helped to change the face of fashion in Lebanon. He tells Katie Muxworthy about his passion for art, career highlights and plans for the future

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Stay In Style SHOP’s guide to the world’s most exclusive hotels

Guide 73

Maps and guides to Lebanon’s top shops and destinations

104 How To Shop Tax Free The simple steps to saving money on your shopping

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Souvenir 112 The essential item to bring home

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STAND TALL IN DIOR Whatever the season, statement accessories form an important part of every wardrobe. Footwear is no exception and these black ankle boots in glazed calfskin are a prime example. One of the latest designs from Dior, they initially appear to contrast with the house’s signature feminine look – but despite their rock-chic style and sturdy heel, they have been Save up to 8% by shopping tax free, see page 104

embellished with rhinestone detailing around the welt and a bow just above the heel. Founded in 1947, Dior is known for its sophisticated designs and attention to detail. If you’re seeking accessories to enhance your everyday street style and wish to make a bold statement this season, step out in these striking Dior boots. dw Dior ankle boots, 2,242,500 LBP, Dior, 131 El-Moutrane Street, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 991111 ext 592, dior.com FOR M A P GO TO PAGE 75


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MY FAVOURITES: TAMARA ZANTOUT Tamara Zantout is the designer behind the Evra jewellery brand, which combines traditional craftsmanship with modern, minimalist lines. Her work is infused with both eastern and western culture, drawing on her Lebanese origins, her childhood spent in London and her travels. Her background in architecture also influences the form of her pieces. She is also the creative director of the Edge furniture brand and founder of The Urban Fusion, an online gallery that showcases art and furniture. She tells Ximena Daneri about her favourite items for autumn/winter 2016/17 theurbanfusion.com 2

1. ‘In modern times we can’t live without our phones; they are our access to our social media and music. I am very much an iPhone person and always carry it with me’

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iPhone SE, price on request, iStyle, Hazmieh Road, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 283989, apple.com

2. ‘My signature fragrance is Chanel No 5 L’Eau’ Chanel No 5 L’Eau, 100ml, 281,809 LBP, Wojooh, Beirut Souks, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 989041, chanel.com

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3. ‘I am very into mineral make up and my new handbag addition is the BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lip gloss; it tingles in a very refreshing minty way, plumping your lips’

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BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie lip gloss, price on request, bareescentuals.com

4. ‘Orient 499, my favourite store in Lebanon, is a unique concept store that sells products for the home with a traditional twist’ Orient499, Hammoud Building, 499 Omar Daouk Street, Mina el Hosn, Beirut, +961 (0)1 369499, orient499.com

5. ‘My favourite product from my autumn/winter 2016/17 collection has to be the snake cuff. I love how the snake coils around the wrist as though it is alive; the detailing of the scales and the features are exquisite and truly make it a statement piece’ Evra snake cuff, 420,000 LBP, Cream, Saifi Village, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 987787, evratheartofeve.com

6. ‘I recommend buying Senteurs d’Orient soaps when in Lebanon. They make great guest bathroom additions’ Senteurs d’Orient Hammam soap, 16,500 LBP, Senteurs d’Orient, Gefinor Center, Clemenceau Street, Hamra, +961 (0)1 744762, senteursdorient.com

7. ‘When you think of Lebanese designers, one of the names that comes to mind is definitely Elie Saab. He has always been a favourite of mine when it comes to couture dresses. His intricate detailing and beading are exquisite’ Elie Saab, Elie Saab Building, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 981982, eliesaab.com

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Combine a bold autumnal shade with warm hints of gold to create the ultimate seasonal evening outfit

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1. Mango coat, 129,000 LBP, Mango, Beirut Souks, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 960175, mango.com

3. Cartier watch, 40,633,500 LBP, Cartier, 109 Allenby Street, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 972600, cartier.com

2. Bulgari earrings, 8,400,000 LBP, Bulgari, 140 El-Moutrane Street, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 999159, bulgari.com

4. Jimmy Choo shoes, 1,462,500 LBP, Jimmy Choo, Beirut Souks, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 991111 ext 595, jimmychoo.com

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5. Stella McCartney jumpsuit, 2,092,500 LBP, Stella McCartney, Beirut Souks, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 991111 ext 575, stellamccartney.com

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1. Céline handbag, 3,292,500 LBP, Céline, 141 El-Moutrane Street, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 991111 ext 250, celine.com 2. Loewe handbag, 2,542,500 LBP, Aïshti, 71 El-Moutrane Street, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 991111, loewe.com

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3. Burberry handbag, 2,242,500 LBP, Burberry, Beirut Souks, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 991111 ext 455, burberry.com

4. Gucci handbag, 4,155,000 LBP, Gucci, 141 El-Moutrane Street, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 991111 ext 200, gucci.com


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1. Zara jacket, 129,000 LBP, Zara, Beirut Souks, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 973601, zara.com

3. Massimo Dutti skirt, 169,000 LBP, Massimo Dutti, Beirut Souks, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 960173, massimodutti.com

2. Apple iPad Pro, from 1,080,000 LBP, iStyle, Hazmieh Road, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 283989, apple.com

4. Pomellato ring, price on request, Pomellato, Beirut Souks, Beirut Central District, +962 (0)1 999580, pomellato.com

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5. Christian Louboutin shoes, 1,935,000 LBP, Christian Louboutin, Beirut Souks, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 970625, christianlouboutin.com

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ON THE MOVE From headphones to high-tech luggage, discover the perfect accessories for the seasoned traveller

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1. Montblanc pen, 5,000,000 LBP, Montblanc, Bank Street, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 985350, montblanc.com

3. Rolex watch, 13,177,000 LBP, Chronora Rolex Boutique, 11 Weygand Street, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 984999, rolex.com

2. Porsche Design suitcase, from 1,204,500 LBP, Porsche Design, Beirut Souks, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 985911, porsche-design.com

4. Vertu phone, 14,000,050 LBP, Vertu, Beirut Souks, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 995400, vertu.com

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5. Beoplay H8 headphones, 900,000 LBP, Bang & Olufsen, 51 Gouraud Street, Saifi Village, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 974400, bang-olufsen.com


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BOSS IN BEIRUT In June 2016, German fashion giant Boss opened its new store on Allenby Street in bustling downtown Beirut. The light-filled store’s interior features the brand’s signature clean, angular aesthetic in a play of lines and shapes combined Save up to 8% by shopping tax free, see page 104

with a neutral colour scheme. The split-level ground floor plays host to the Boss men’s sportswear offerings, footwear gallery and extensive accessories collection, while the upper floor is home to the brand’s ever-popular businesswear and eveningwear collections. rp Boss, Allenby Street, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 985131, hugoboss.com FOR M A P GO TO PAGE 75


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MAKING HISTORY When Hussein Bazaza was designing his eponymous label’s autumn/winter 2016/17 collection, he looked to medieval times and a character named Sophia the Alchemist. This inspiration can be traced in the motifs of the collection, which are based on symbols, drawings and equations used by alchemists. Garments are decorated with lace collage, embroidery and other embellishments, not to mention patterns, to rich effect. Intricate prints that tell stories contrast with geometric colour-blocking in metallics and touches of red, yellow and green. This wonderful collection by the prizewinning designer is filled with the magic and mystery of times gone by. gc Hussein Bazaza, Star Tower, Damascus Road, Sodeco Square, Achrafieh, +961 (0)7096 8388, husseinbazaza.com

SUITED AND BOOTED The modern gentleman need look no further than Brunello Cucinelli for a high-quality, distinguished wardrobe, as proven once again by this season’s offering. Discreet patterns run throughout the autumn/winter 2016/17 designs for men. The collection is rounded off with footwear that ranges from sporty sneakers to sophisticated lace-ups, such as those pictured (1,897,500 LBP). Pair your Brunello Cucinelli suit with this pair of shoes for a dapper look. gc Aïshti by the Sea, Antelias, +961 (0)4 717716 ext 220, brunellocucinelli.com FOR M A P GO TO PAGE 85

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A FAMILY AFFAIR manufacturing high-quality timepieces. Against the smart backdrop of the new store, you can discover the company, its heritage and its vision. gc Patek Philippe, 152 Foch Street, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 975333, patek.com FOR M A P GO TO PAGE 75

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In June 2016 Patek Philippe opened its first boutique in Beirut: the new store is located on Foch Street, alongside some of the world’s most prestigious luxury names. The Geneva brand was founded in 1839, and remains a familyowned business to this day. Promoting the values of tradition and craftsmanship as well as innovation, Patek Philippe prides itself on

FINE WEAVES Beirut’s Oumnia boutique celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Nivine Maktabi opened the store in 2006, drawing on her Persian and Lebanese background as well as her studies and career in art and textiles; at Oumnia you’ll find carpets and pashmina scarves designed by the founder, who is keen to uphold artisanal values and globalblue.com

traditions. To mark this milestone year, Nivine Maktabi has created kelim carpets based on her own designs and handmade on looms by female artisans from Arsal, a mountain town known for its skilled carpetmakers. These beautiful products make ideal gifts. gc Oumnia, Said Akl Street, Saifi Village, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 993399, oumniaboutique.com


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CASE STUDY Luggage specialist Tumi has further developed its Tegra-Lite line with the recent introduction of the X Frame in cases such as the Tegra-Lite X Frame Continental Carry-On (pictured, 1,629,000 LBP). Rather than a zip fastening, X Frame bags have a two-point locking system with moulded corners, to ensure higher security, durability and water resistance. Inside, the carry-on has three zipped pockets. Made of Tumi’s super-durable Tegris material, and spacious enough for all your short-break needs, this case is designed to last. gc Aïshti by the Sea, Antelias, +961 (0)4 717716 ext 236, tumi.com FOR M A P GO TO PAGE 85

IN GOOD TIME Baume & Mercier has opened its first boutique in Beirut, expanding its global presence and adding an own-brand store to its roster of stockists in Lebanon. Baume & Mercier was established in 1830 and was one of the first brands to introduce watches for ladies; Save up to 8% by shopping tax free, see page 104

it is now reputed for its high-quality timepieces, made in the Jura mountains in Switzerland. The Swiss watchmaker’s new store is located in the Beirut Souks: visit the elegant boutique to learn from experts in haute horlogerie and to buy a precious timepiece. gc Baume & Mercier, Beirut Souks, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 256655, baume-et-mercier.com FOR M A P GO TO PAGE 75


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FREE SPIRIT This season Chloé’s creative director Clare Waight Keller explores the concept of travelling, taking inspiration from Anne-France Dautheville, a French journalist who travelled from Paris to Afghanistan on a motorbike in the 1970s. Flowing dresses and embellished blouses are accessorised with statement pieces such as the Hudson bag (pictured, 2,617,500 LBP). Suede, studs, a tassel and braided stitching come together to subtly convey an element of the 1970s as well as the nomadic, free nature of the Chloé girl. gc Aïshti by the Sea, Antelias, +961 (0)4 717716 ext 215, chloe.com FOR M A P GO TO PAGE 85

Leading German watchmaker A Lange & Söhne is expanding its worldwide presence with the opening of its first standalone store in Beirut. Founded in 1845 in Saxony, the brand is one of the oldest horology specialists in Germany, and has made waves across the world with its commitment to innovation and quality. The new store will offer the latest releases from A Lange & Söhne as well as beautiful exclusive pieces. Decorated in cool greys, creams and browns, the sleek yet welcoming boutique is precisely designed, much like the label’s timepieces. Careful touches, such as beautifully stocked bookshelves and artworks depicting the brand’s history, give the space a homely feel. This is a must-visit boutique for any watch connoisseur, and the perfect place to get to know a brand that has helped to put German watchmaking on the map. hl Save up to 8% by shopping tax free, see page 104

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MAGIC MOMENTS Spirituality is a key theme for Sarah’s Bag this season. Mystical and psychedelic motifs recur in the new Spiritualized collection; symbols such as the third eye can be seen among the designs, while mandalas make for vibrant patterns on bags including the Mandala Radiant black clutch (1,800,000 LBP, pictured). Beirut-born Sarah Beydoun established her brand in 2000 with the aim of helping underprivileged women as well as celebrating her country’s artisanal traditions; it is now a highly respected social initiative. Her latest collection fulfils both her intentions: beading, embroidery and fabric manipulation techniques have been painstakingly executed by the brand’s artisans. gc Sarah’s Bag, Mhanna Building, 100 Liban Street, Achrafieh, +961 (0)1 575586, sarahsbag.com FOR M A P GO TO PAGE 75

TRUE BLUE First launched in Los Angeles, California, 7 For All Mankind has become known across the world for its premium denim and is a firm favourite of male and female celebrities alike. The brand prides itself on its innovative approach, experimenting with fabric and fit to deliver

top-quality jeans. This autumn, secure yourself a pair of 7 For All Mankind jeans such as the ones seen here (510,000 LBP): these denim pieces are a key wardrobe staple that are as versatile as they are stylish. gc 7 For All Mankind, Beirut Souks, Beirut Central District, +961 (0)1 991111 ext 560, 7forallmankind.com FOR M A P GO TO PAGE 75

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PEAK ADVENTURES Above: sunset from Mount Lebanon

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ebanon is renowned for superb shopping options, particularly in Beirut’s worldclass malls and in the Beirut Souks district; for impressive dining establishments and stunning bars; and for hotels that will make you never want to leave. Yet readers may be surprised to learn that the country is also known for its exceptional skiing opportunities. The ski resorts in the snow-covered peaks of the Mount Lebanon range offer 49 lifts and pistes totalling 300km in length. For a winter sports fix this season, Lebanon offers a truly original experience.

In 1913 Lebanese engineer Ramez Ghazzoui returned to his home country after studying in Switzerland, bringing with him skiing expertise. Just over 20 years later Lebanon’s first ski club, Le Club Libanais, opened. A year later, in 1935, the country’s first ski school was set up at the Le Grand Cèdre hotel. By the 1940s Lebanon had established itself on the international ski scene, competing internationally and sending a team to the Winter Olympics in Switzerland in 1948. The country has since become known as the Switzerland of the East. Several of its peaks

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are more than 3,000m high and the Lebanese ski season is similar to that of the Alps (midDecember to April, snowfall permitting), so those who have had their fill of Verbier and St Moritz need look no further. Cedars ski resort is one of the oldest in the country and it was here that Lebanon’s first ski lift was built in 1953. Cedars has a slightly longer season than the other resorts as a result of its 2,000m altitude, and it is favoured by beginners due to its array of gentle slopes. Just two hours’ drive from Beirut, the resort is located near the town of Bcharré, which is itself worth visiting for the Gibran Museum, dedicated to the treasured Lebanese writer and artist Khalil Gibran. Take a break from the

slopes and discover his sketches, paintings and other works before checking out the culinary options in the area ‒ Le Pichet restaurant at Le Cedrus boutique hotel offers salads, grilled meats and crêpes among other enticing dishes. Mzaar Kfardebian, just an hour’s drive from the capital, is the largest ski resort in the country, as well as being the biggest in Middle East, and it caters for both beginners and intermediate skiers. The peaks here offer views of the stunning Bekaa valley and Mount Hermon in the Anti-Lebanon mountain range. On a clear day you can even see Beirut itself. The resort organises an array of events over the course of the winter season; look out for information on the Mzaar Winter Festival and the Fire Dragon show during your stay. Above (clockwise from top right): skiing at the Faqra Club; the sauna at the InterContinental Mzaar spa; the InterContinental Mzaar hotel’s striking lobby


To balance your skiing trip with some relaxation, be sure to visit Les Thermes du Mzaar spa at the InterContinental Mzaar Lebanon Mountain Resort & Spa, where you can indulge in a shiatsu massage or a facial after a day on the slopes. Book a room, too: accommodation at the hotel is first class, as befits a recent winner of a World Luxury Hotels award. The InterContinental Mzaar also offers a selection of shops, a cinema and an indoor heated pool as well as a sauna and steam rooms, so your après-ski options are almost endless. When it comes to dining in the Mzaar area, Le Montagnou offers a mix of French and alpine-style dishes, from cassoulet to steaks and fondue, served in a traditional-looking chalet. For a dose of culture on your winter break, seek out Faqra and visit its exceptionally wellpreserved temple ruins. Nearby, the boutique hotel L’Auberge de Faqra is part of the Faqra Club, which also offers private ski slopes, a swimming pool and a wide range of activities year round. The Laklouk area offers impressive crosscountry skiing. Visitors can also explore the

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beautiful Balou area nearby, with its waterfall and natural arches, as well as the grotto at Afqa. The Qanat Bakish resort is recommended for those who want to avoid crowds and is certainly a quieter option than the likes of Mzaar and Cedars. If you want to stay close to Beirut, Zaarour resort is the place for you. Its northfacing slopes offer spellbinding views of Mount Sannine and the Valley of the Skulls. For a varied trip, filled with culture, great food and relaxation as well as exhilarating skiing opportunities, Lebanon will amaze and delight in equal measure

Above (clockwise from top): the Shangri-La hotel and chalets in Laklouk; the nearby Afqa grotto; cross-country skiers can enjoy wintry views of Laklouk lake; winter sports at Faqra Club


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NAMES TO KNOW Young Lebanese fashion designers Sandra Mansour, Rami Kadi and Nour Hage are making waves in Beirut and beyond. All three are ardent champions of their home country, as Ginger Clark discovers


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andra Mansour, Rami Kadi and Nour Hage belong to a generation of Lebanese fashion designers who have founded their labels within the past decade. Mansour established her Beirut atelier in 2010. Kadi followed suit about 12 months after that. Two years later, in 2013, Hage also founded her own label. It has been a remarkable time for all of them. ‘In May 2011, at the age of 25 years old, I launched my own studio and opened my first boutique in the heart of Beirut,’ Kadi says. ‘It was surreal, like a dream coming true.’ Crucially, these designers chose Lebanon as the place to establish themselves despite their overseas connections. Sandra Mansour spent her childhood in Switzerland, studying in Geneva at Webster University and at the École des Beaux Arts (now the Haute École

d’Art et de Design) before moving to France to gain her master’s degree at Istituto Marangoni in Paris. Nour Hage also studied in France, at the prestigious Parsons Paris School of Design. Rami Kadi, born in New Jersey in the US, grew up mainly in Lebanon. ‘It was obvious to me that my first atelier and showroom had to be opened in my country, in Beirut,’ he says. The appeal is evident. Beirut is home to a creative scene bursting with energy – and characterised by a great sense of solidarity among designers. ‘We don’t have government support or a thriving ecosystem that helps us grow. We have to do it all together as friends and peers, through advice and collaboration,’ explains Hage. Hage, for example, has 110

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collaborated with socially conscious Lebanese brand Second St on a collection for L’Artisan du Liban that is being launched this autumn. Lebanon has been on the fashion map for some time, and Mansour, Hage and Kadi all began their careers with established Lebanese designers, learning from masters of fashion. Kadi joined Maison Rabih Kayrouz, which he describes as an enriching experience. ‘I learned how to create a collection from A to Z and the rigour that is required to be a successful designer,’ he says. Mansour and Hage both worked for Elie Saab. Hage gained much from her time with Saab, and also from stints with Oscar de la Renta and Damir Doma. ‘In many ways I learnt how to apply what I’d been taught at Parsons in

There’s a shared sense of drive and ambition among these three young designers – and also a quest for broader horizons a real-world environment,’ she says, adding that from team dynamics to the changing impact an investor can have on the ethos of a brand, it was a learning curve that would have a profound impact on the identity of her own label. ‘I guess you could say that working for big names taught me what I didn’t want to become,’ she acknowledges. While these three young designers have similar trajectories and a shared passion for craftsmanship, their aesthetics remain distinct. Hage has started to shy away from the classic model of creating seasonal collections, and sees herself as a clothing designer rather than a fashion designer. ‘I want to make clothes that feel like an extension of the wearer,’ she explains. ‘They need to be comfortable and

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useful.’ Mansour has described her work as ‘a world where contemporary elegance meets simplicity.’ Kadi, in contrast, prefers intricate bespoke creations, with a focus on the handmade. His pieces are imbued with a strong sense of luxury. ‘There are no limits to creativity and drama in couture, from the fabrics to embroidery to the mise-en-scène,’ he says. Yet there’s a shared sense of drive and ambition that becomes immediately obvious when talking to these designers – and a quest for broad horizons, too. Hage recently moved to London and plans to create her collections across the British capital and Beirut. Kadi has taken his label to Paris and participated in Couture Week. As he explains, ‘Paris was the natural progression. It is the ultimate capital of luxury and haute couture. We are continuously developing our label and a fashion show is definitely part of our plans in the mid-term.’ Despite growing, these designers retain a clear sense of identity. Hage explains that ‘there’s an expanding Lebanese design community both inside the country and abroad, and it’s amazing to be a part of it.’ While their sights are resolutely set on making their mark further afield, the hearts and souls of these designers lie firmly in Lebanon, making them worthy ambassadors for the country’s creative scene

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Tony SalamĂŠ, chief executive ofcer of premier Lebanese luxury brand AĂŻshti, has helped to change the face of fashion in Lebanon. The charismatic businessman talks to Katie Muxworthy about his passion for art, career highlights and plans for the future


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or the best luxury fashion in Lebanon, look no further than Aïshti, a market leader in the Middle Eastern fashion world. Founded in 1989, the label has become a powerhouse in the industry, with two major multibrand stores in Beirut and Jal el Dib, as well as over 100 standalone stores and monobrand boutiques. Aïshti covers all aspects of luxury living. While fashion is one of its key foundations, it also boasts a furniture and home accessories collection. The three Aïshti restaurants are among the most popular in Lebanon. Aïshti People, a favourite lunch spot with locals and visitors alike, can be found in downtown Beirut; tables are coveted year-round in the exclusive Aïshti People branch in the mountain resort of Faqra; the Art People restaurant in the recently opened Aïshti by the Sea is similarly stylish. Aïshti by the Sea is a lifestyle destination for fashion, wellness, food and art which houses the Urban Retreat day spa. The brand even publishes its own glossy magazine. What began as a single high-end clothing store has grown into an undisputed market leader for fashion and much more in Lebanon.

You could be forgiven for thinking that, given the success of the brand, chief executive officer Tony Salamé would rarely have time for anything other than work. Salamé, however, enjoys reading, skiing, cycling and collecting art – influenced by an early introduction to Arte Povera, an Italian art movement that started in the late 1960s and used unconventional materials to produce artworks. ‘I’ve always loved collecting,’ he explains. ‘As a teenager, I collected stamps, then I turned to carpets and paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries. It was my friend Dino Facchini who introduced me to Arte Povera and Arte Povera led me to contemporary art. I am attached to all the works that I have acquired but especially to a canvas by Manzoni that is always in my line of vision, in my office.’ From this office, Salamé oversees the day-to-day management of the Aïshti group, as well as developing and improving current and new business ventures. The brand was created from his vision of a lifestyle brand for the new millennium, and combines his love of travel and fashion with his knowledge of the country around him.

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It hasn’t always been an easy road for the brand. Lebanon was, for a long time, a very unstable country for businesses to thrive in. This, however, has never hampered Salamé’s drive or that of his team, who ‘never stopped building, creating new shops and moving forward. The difficulty is this: to keep moving forward despite the obstacles – to go forward when everything is going backwards.’ Today, the Aïshti empire is paving the way for luxury fashion in Lebanon. Its multibrand stores bring together designer favourites under one roof, including Dior, Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Miu Miu, Saint Laurent and Fendi. Prestigious international names are also represented in the label’s numerous monobrand boutiques, including Gucci, Ermenegildo Zegna, Cartier, Céline and Diesel. In 2015, the brand opened both the Aïshti Foundation and grand lifestyle department store Aïshti by the Sea in Beirut. The Aïshti Foundation, which took three years to build, showcases items from Salamé’s own 2,000-strong personal artwork collection.

These spectacular pieces sit alongside retail areas from some of Aïshti’s best-known highend names, in an extravagantly designed space by architect David Adjaye. This unique building marries two of Salamé’s great interests: ‘first, my passion for contemporary art and, second, the increasing proximity between the worlds of fashion and art.’ Stunning department store Aïshti by the Sea is a luxury lifestyle destination. Situated in Antelias, the store features five floors of carefully selected fashion and jewellery brands. The exterior, designed by renowned architectural practice Adjaye Associates, is just as spectacular. Understandably, Salamé cites both of these store openings among his personal career highlights. ‘Each new event we create is an exciting time. But if I had to choose my highlights, they would be the opening of the first store in Jal el Dib, and the inauguration of the Aïshti Foundation and Aïshti by the Sea, in the presence of the international press and the biggest names in the world of contemporary art.’ Aïshti continues to grow, as do Lebanon’s

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‘Lebanon is a country like no other ... I find it inspiring’ – Tony Salamé cosmopolitan credentials. With its east-meetswest feel, the ever-changing city of Beirut is becoming a hub for luxury fashion. ‘Lebanon is a country like no other. Working here is a permanent challenge. Positive and negative energies collide. I find it inspiring,’ says Salamé. ‘In the next six months, we look forward to the development of Aïshti by the Sea, including new activities at the Urban Retreat spa and the opening of the rooftop pool. There will also be a new exhibition at the Aïshti Foundation in October and, in the next six years, the opening of a large new Aïshti shop, designed by Zaha Hadid, in downtown Beirut, facing the sea.’ With an already impressive heritage, Aïshti is definitely a brand to watch

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The world’s fnest hotels boast locations in the most desirable city districts, interiors that demonstrate meticulous attention to detail and amenities that range from Michelin-starred restaurants to luxury spas ofering state-of-the-art treatments. SHOP shares its pick of some of the very best

ATLANTIS BY GIARDINO Located on the edge of a forest at the foot of the Üetliberg mountain, but within easy reach of the heart of Zürich, the five-star Atlantis by Giardino is a unique urban retreat. It recently reopened following an extensive renovation, and the glamorous interior décor complements its superb 1960s modernist architecture. It has globalblue.com

95 rooms and suites, some with balconies, decorated in a restrained contemporary style. Amenities include two restaurants: Ecco Zürich is a showcase for Rolf Fliegauf’s exceptional cuisine, while Hide & Seek offers refined fusion food. There are also indoor and outdoor pools, plus a spa that offers modern and Ayurvedic treatments. Atlantis by Giardino, Döltschiweg 234, 8055 Zürich, +41 (0)44 456 5555, atlantisbygiardino.ch


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RENAISSANCE BARCELONA HOTEL Situated within walking distance of the famous Sagrada FamĂ­lia basilica, the Renaissance Barcelona Hotel offers a relaxed, contemporary place to stay on your trip to this vibrant city. As well as offering beautifully designed rooms with high-tech features, the hotel also boasts the highly recommended Mayan Luxury Spa and

the Cuit Restaurant & Lounge. Unwind with a treatment at the spa before heading to the restaurant to indulge in a delicious meal of local specialities. Guests can work out at any time of the day or night at the 24-hour fitness centre, while the roof terrace is the perfect location for a late-night cocktail. Renaissance Barcelona Hotel, Carrer de Pau Claris 122, 08009 Barcelona, +34 93 272 3810, marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel


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URSO HOTEL & SPA Perfectly placed for exploring Madrid’s Chamberi, Tribunal and Chueca areas, Urso Hotel & Spa occupies an imposing early 20th-century neoclassical building which has been restored to its original splendour. The five-star establishment has 78 light and spacious rooms and suites, featuring a stylish mix of original features and custom-made furniture in a calming, muted colour palette; globalblue.com

two of the suites also have a private terrace. Amenities include a luxurious basement spa from Spanish skincare brand Natura Bissé; an indoor plunge pool; and a fitness and yoga area. Start the day with homemade breakfast in The Conservatory, with its vertical garden, botanical-themed wallpaper and potted bamboos; finish with cocktails and seasonal dishes in the Urso Bar. Urso Hotel & Spa, Calle de Mejía Lequerica 8, 28004 Madrid, +34 91 444 4458, hotelurso.com


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THE HOXTON AMSTERDAM Following on from the success of The Hoxton Shoreditch and The Hoxton Holborn comes the group’s first hotel outside London, on Amsterdam’s Herengracht. Converted from five canal houses, one of which was the home of the city’s mayor in the 17th century, the hip hotel has 111 rooms. Each one is different, with a stylish, neutral décor, and familiar Hoxton

touches such as free Wi-Fi and a light breakfast bag containing fresh orange juice, granola, yogurt and a banana; many also have canal views and original features such as wood beams. The restaurant, Lotti’s, is a buzzing spot that dishes up an all-day menu of Italian-style dishes, and the Up Top mezzanine bar is as suitable for mid-morning coffee as it is for after-dark cocktails. The Hoxton, Herengracht 255, 1016 BJ Amsterdam, +31 (0)20 888 5555, thehoxton.com

The recently renovated Kensington gives travellers a chance to experience elegant London living in a peaceful location close to some of the city’s finest cultural attractions, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park. Occupying four attractive white stucco houses, the hotel has a total of 126 rooms and 24 suites. Each room is individually decorated in a style that seamlessly combines contemporary design elements with the building’s period features. As for food and drink, the hotel’s refined Town House restaurant offers modern English cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal local produce, while K Bar is the ideal spot in which to savour a cocktail or late-night drink. globalblue.com

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THE KENSINGTON

The Kensington, 109-113 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5LR, +44 (0)20 7589 6300, doylecollection.com


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VALVERDE HOTEL

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The Valverde Hotel on Lisbon’s Avenida da Liberdade was inspired by the chic townhouses of London and New York, but is also a tribute to the history of its prestigious address and the city of Lisbon itself. The 25 individually furnished rooms are decorated in a range of colours and textiles, with a quirky yet elegant mix of retro furniture, antique prints and contemporary art.

On fine days, drinks and afternoon tea are served on the patio in the attractive tree-lined garden; there is also a cosy screening room, which is stocked with an impressive selection of films. Sítio de Valverde, the in-house restaurant and bar, is worth visiting for both great cocktails and the indulgent signature hamburger, topped with foie gras, grated cheese and homemade chutney. Valverde Hotel, Avenida da Liberdade 164, 1250-146 Lisbon, +351 21 094 0300, valverdehotel.com

With only five guestrooms – or suites, in fact – and a secluded location in one of Paris’s best-known areas, Hôtel Particulier Montmartre is strictly for those in the know. The graceful residence was once home to the Hermès family and has a remarkable private garden, designed by the architect of the Jardin des Tuileries and spanning 900 square metres. Each suite boasts its own distinct style and atmosphere, from the contemporary monochrome of Poems & Hats to the baroque-cum-oriental fairy-tale style of Trees with Ears. Escoffier competition winner Thibaut Spiwack oversees the restaurant, which makes use of produce from the hotel’s own vegetable plot, hens and beehives.

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HÔTEL PARTICULIER MONTMARTRE

Hôtel Particulier Montmartre, 23 avenue Junot, 75018 Paris, +33 (0)1 5341 8140, hotel-particulier-montmartre.com


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GUIDE Global Blue’s guide ensures you make the most of your trip to Lebanon with a look at some must-visit destinations, from an art-inspired eatery to a state-of-the-art spa. For further helpful hints and detailed city guides, check out globalblue.com/lebanon.

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TOP 3…LOCAL DELICACIES TO TRY Kibbeh One of Lebanon’s most popular dishes, kibbeh is made of bulgur wheat, minced meat (beef, lamb, goat or camel) and Middle Eastern spices.

ART PEOPLE Art People is a recent addition to Aïshti’s hugely successful People restaurant series. Located in Aïshti by the Sea, the restaurant has been thoughtfully conceived and the result is sleek and stylish. A chic, minimal white and beige interior is complemented by exposed cement walls decorated with artwork by Doug Aitken, who has also created a delicious installation where the word ‘art’ forms a very tempting chocolate fountain. Food and drink is available from 10am until 7pm every day and hungry visitors can expect a fresh, tasty menu which includes wood-fired pizzas. Art People, Aïshti by the Sea, Antelias, +961 (0)4 725725, aishti.com FOR M A P GO TO PAGE 85

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Urban Retreat, one of the most exclusive spas in London, has found a second home at Aïshti by the Sea. The day spa staff are committed to exceeding expectations of quality and luxury, so visitors can expect a world-class beauty experience. This includes the Haute Parfumerie, which offers the latest fragrances from some of the world’s most prestigious perfume houses. The spa also includes beauty therapy rooms, a MediSpa room equipped with up-to-theminute laser technology and a glamorous hair salon. Don’t leave without stocking up in the boutique, which showcases cult beauty brands from around the globe.

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Women’s Fashion American Vintage 123 Armani Jeans Ba&Sh BCBG Berenice Caroll Carven Charina Sarte Claudie Pierlot Eleven Paris Gelco Gerard Darel Ikks Iro Joseph Kenzo Lui Jo Maje Missoni Pinko Sandro Suncoo Talco Ted Baker Zadig & Voltaire Women’s Shoes & Bags Leo Studio Design Ash Adidas Aerosoles Albano Andre BCBG Bruno Magli Calvin Klein Chiara Ferragni Coach Cosmo Paris Crime London Dolce Vita French Sole Gadea Guilhermina Kate Spade Kurt Geiger Les Tropeziennes Linea Azzura LK Bennet Lodi Mario Valentino Micheal Kors Minelli Miss Milly

Rachel Zoe Moschino Ralph Lauren Repetto Sam Edelman Stonefly Tamaris Ted Baker Tommy Hifliger Ugg 2 Stars Vince Camuto A-Bags Calvin Klein Coach Coccinelle DKNY Hogan Kate Spade La Bagagerie Olga Berg Sarah's Bag Tosca Blu Versace Jeans Zadid Et Voltaire Accessories Women’s Underwear Oro Calze Women’s Swimwear Batucada Blue Point Doro Thee Eres Esprit Malin Havaiannas Heidy Klein Le Contoir De La Plage Lume Maaji Melissa Odabash Mojo Sac De Plage Sea Folly Sun Of A Beach Tommy Hifliger Luggage Porsche Design Rimowa's Samsonite Men’s Fashion Aïshti Men Boggi Calvin Klein Jeans Eden Park Florentino


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Hackett Harmont & Blaine Hilfiger Denim Hugo Boss Mcgregor Micheal Kors Paul & Shark Polo Ralph Lauren Porsche Design Rodeo Drive Sandro Scotch And Soda Strellson Tiger Of Sweden The New Designers Vilebrequin

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Men’s Shoes Calvin Klein Jeans Crime London Doucal's Harmont And Blaine Magnanni Sandro Stonefly Adidas Nike Kenzo Shoes Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Underwear Calvin Klein Doucal's Eminence Eskimo Hanes

Hugo Boss Jockey La Martina Tommy Hilfiger Accessories Agatha Inedit Joanna Dahdah Kiara Si Nad De Paris Swarovski Thomas Sabo Zadig Et Voltaire Beauty Cosmetics & Fragrances

Electronics & Books Librairie Antoine

Restaurants Urbanista

Eyewear L’optique Otic Studio

Services Autoshine Car Wash Birth List

Jewellery & Watches Boucheron Hermes Damas Hagopian Moukarzel Romance Time WSPR By Sylvie Saliba Zougheib

Customer Service Lost And Found Phil&Joe Barber Shop Prayer Room Tax Refund Valet Parking Wedding List


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ABC DBAYEH DEPARTMENT STORE ABC Dbayeh Dbayeh Antelias Jal El Dib

Jdeideh

Beirut

Furn El Chebbak

Sin El Fil

Mkalles Chiyah

STORE DIRECTORY Accessories The Corner By Joanna Dahdah L’empreinte Kiara Si Mac Design Nana B Lola And Grace Pandora Nomination Gifts By Claudia Sk Bijoux Evita Peroni Libellule Parfois Swarovski Moms & Babies Small Print Beauty Akira Dali Art Deco Giorgio Armani Bassam Fattouh Bobbi Brown Bourjois Clarisonic Chanel Christian Dior Clarins Clinique Estee Lauder Essie Romance Perfume Givenchy

Department Store

Antoine Hakim Hagopian Roma By Azar Voyageur Mouzannar Mauboussin Nada G Whisper By Sylvie Saliba Rosso Nero Sundial Time Zone Swatch Atamian Boucheron Romance Time

Guerlain Gulf Beauty Perfume Hermes Perfume Pamco Perfume Kiehl's Kenzo Kanebo La Prairie Lancome Maybelline L'oreal L'occitane Mac Make Up Forever Benefit Lush Guerlain Exclusives Max Factor Natura Bisse Parashop Samoa Shiseido Contro Corente Sisley Dolce & Gabbana Socodile Thierry Mugler Yves St Laurent Color Box Brush By Tony Mendelek Rimel China Glaze-SlaMaria Galland Bulgari Armani Perfume Piixelz

Electronics & Books Actyv Elite M2 Virgin Librairie Antoine Eyewear Grand Optical YA.RA L'optique Hallak Optical Beyond Brands Optik Sudio Gifts & Souvenirs Hallmark Milord Campo Marzio Phillipi Lingerie Joy K Lynn Socks La Senza Diamony Massoud Sonia’z Oro Calze Marie France Womens Secret Zahar Lingerie Agent Provocateur Romance Intimi Jewellery & Watches Zougheib Moukarzel

Sports Nike Puma Adidas Reebok Converse Homewares Alessi Siom Le Massif Au Petit Point Point A La Ligne Chilewich Maison De Blanc Tabet Kusmi Nespresso Bugatti Cosy &Trendy Da Vinci Denizli Guzzini Kare Image D’orient Home By Asa Joseph Joseph LCC Leonardo Lsa Luigi Bormioli Mascagni Nachtmann R2S Rosenthal Salt & Pepper Sambonet Schott Zwiesel Peugeot Pols Potten Thomas Tognana Staub Umbra

WMF Zak Alfi Artcristal Au Gant Rouge Bormioli Rocco Dalal Bakhos Dean Flowers Deetjen & Meyer Deniveva Ego Alter Eva Solo Kaheku Mof Notre Monde Open Items Point De Vue Riedel Rosana Royal Saliba Tibas Sovrani Voyage Shoes & Bags 2 Stars Maria Pino Nine West Leo Studio Design CK Shoes Carissima Furla Adidas Tom's Bensimon Birkenstock Bruno Magli Chiara Ferragni Coccinelle Moschino Micheal Kors Coach Andre Cosmoparis Eden Minelli Tropeziennes Bagagerie Albano Stoneflu Valdadige Tosca Blu Mario Valentino Versace Jeans Aerosoles BCBG Dolce Vita Kate Spade Sam Edelman Ugg


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DKNY Tommy Hilfiger L By Ralph Lauren Calvin Klein Vince Camuto Castaner Gadea Lodi Crime London French Sole French Connection Kurt Geiger Lk Benet Ted Baker Tamaris Olga Verg Guillermina M By Melissa Miss Milly Boho Sara's Bags Women Aizone Guess By Marciano Reiss H&M BCBG Karen Millen Depeche Mode Tara Jarmon Zadig & Voltaire GGI Weekend Loft Sinequanone Vero Moda French Connection Manoush Betty Barcley Fifth Avenue Luisa Spagnoli Antonelle Bebe Roberta Biagi Flo Persona Gerry Weber Pamela Talco RG Espace S Sandro Iro Maje Berenice Charina Sarte Kookai Claudie Pierlot Tommy Hilfiger BA&SH

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Gelco Caroll Ted Baker Missoni Ikks Suncoo Arzu Kaprol Mudo Tommy Denim Men Hacket Paul & Shark Porsh Design Ralph Lauren Armani Jeans Roy Robson Hugo Boss Eden Park Rectangle Jaune GS Vilbrequin Burlington Calvin Klein Crime London Shoes Eminence Eskimo Florentino Ducal's Hackett Harmont And Blaine Havaianas ( Summer Season ) Jockey Tiger Of Sweden (Ikks Men ) Magnanni Mc Gregor Micheal Kors Stonefly Strellson Tommy Hilfiger Kids Aïshti Mini (B) Theophie Et Patachou Petit Bentton (B) Boss Hacket (B) Catimini (B) Crime London Chicco (B) Fabula Junior (B) Eid Junior (B) Bonnet A Ponpon (B) Jacadi (B) Petit Bateau (B) Monsoon Kids (B) Mothercare (B) Okaidi (B)

Oshkosh B’gosh (B) Original Marines (B) Pabloski (B) Pre-Maman (B) Sidekik (B) Sketchers (B) Ralph Lauren (B) Tape A L'oeil (B) Tartine Et Chocolat (B) Zahar Kids Absorba Addidas Anne Kurris Ash (Seosonal) Azue (Seasonal) Biomodex Carters Ciao Bimbi Conguitos Converse Derhy Kids Desigual Diggers/Nichols And Brown Eskimo Frenchy Yummy Swin Wear Garvalin Gaudi Hackett Havainas (Seosonal) Histoire De Plage Igor Ikks Le Temps Des Cerises Little Mark Karl John Micheal Kors Monnalisa Naturino Nike Pate De Sable (Seasonal) Patrizia Pepe Red Skins Sergent Major Superga Tommy Hilfiger Tutto Ideas Unisa Vans Ugg Victoria 2 Stars Gioseppo Happiness Denny Rose Japan Rags Lilly Blue Melissa Miss Grant

Caco Design Free Style Jadea Marie France Elsatex Paté De Sable Toys ELC 4M Alex Androni Asmodee B. Battat Bayer Bead Bazaar Bruder Buki France Burago Canedi Carera Cife Cloud B Corpa Crayola Cazart Cyber Giant Daesung Digital Blue Disney Infinity Dragon Entertoyment Limited Eolo Famoa Fanyang Fashion Angels Five Star Flicker Floppets Fuji Geomag Geoworld Giant Giochi Preziosi Goliath Halsall Hape Head Imc Toys Intek Intex (Summer Season) Jakks Pacific Japanese Erasers Joustra Jumbo Kiddieland K’s Kids Leapfrog Lego Construction

Maisto Majorette Marvin’s Magic Match Star Mattel Megablue Meijiaxini Melissa & Doug Mga Mondo Motorama My Friend Hoggles New Boy New Bright Nickelodeon Nikko Nintendo Outdoor-Play Play Go Play Station Playmobil Pop Rainbow Rainbow Power Rastar Ravensburger Razor Rubies Silverlit Skylanders Soccerstarz Spin Spinmaster Toy Triangle V Cube Viva Vivid Vtech Waboba ( Summer Season) Winfun Wooky Wow Wee WWF Xbox Yaki Zapf Creation Zoggs Luggage Delsey Rimowa Kipling United Colors Of Benetton Calvin Klein Ferrari


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AÏSHTI DEPARTMENT STORE STORE DIRECTORY

Dbayeh Antelias

1. Canali 2. Corneliani 3. Diesel 4. Dior 5. Gucci 6. Céline 7. Ermenegildo Zegna 8. Valentino 9. Emilio Pucci 10. Cartier 11. Marc Jacobs 12. Roberto Cavalli 13. Fendi 14. Dolce & Gabbana 15. Burberry 16. Bottega Veneta 17. Jimmy Choo

Jal El Dib

Aïshti Jdeideh

Beirut

Furn El Chebbak

Sin El Fil

Mkalles Ghobeiry

Chiyah

18. Etro 19. Stella McCartney 20. Balenciaga 21. Saint Laurent 22. Chloé 23. Camper 24. 7 For All Mankind 25. Aïzone 26. True Religion 27. The Kooples 28. Façonnable 29. Tory Burch

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AÏSHTI BY THE SEA STORE DIRECTORY Aïshti Foundation Contemporary Exhibition

Basement Armani Junior Asics Seven True Religion Timberland Armani Jeans La Martina Napapijri Diesel Diesel Kids Camper Geox Aeronautica Militare Melissa New Balance Aïshti Minis Restaurants Art People P.75 Meat the Fish Urban Retreat Café Jewellery Buccellati Bulgari George Hakim Tabbah Level 1 Men’s Fashion Burberry Corneliani Shopping Centre/Mall

Dbayeh

Jal El Dib

Aïshti By The Sea

Jdeidah Beirut

Furn El Chebbak

Sin El Fil

Mkalles

Chiyah

Ermenegildo Zegna Dolce & Gabbana Brunello Cucinelli Valentino Gucci Dior Prada Brooks Brothers Canali Pal Zileri Tumi P.38 Dsquared Façonnable

Stella McCartney Alexander McQueen Sonia Rykiel Level 3 Contemporary Stores Equipment Home By The Sea

Level 2 Women’s Fashion Burberry Roberto Cavalli Moschino Emilio Pucci Brunello Cucinelli P.36 Alberta Ferretti Dsquared Tory Burch Alexander Wang Marc Jacobs Proenza Schouler Alaïa Featured In This Issue

Joie The Kooples Vince Theory Sonia By Sonia Rykiel Red Valentino Kenzo Helmut Lang Rag & Bone

Alice & Olivia DVF Flexform Level 4 Urban Retreat Spa P.76 Gym Café

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Ground Floor Cosmetics Burberry Moncler Dolce & Gabbana Céline Fendi Prada Gucci Balenciaga Loewe Bulgari Bottega Veneta Saint Laurent Valentino Miu Miu Chloé P.40 George Hakim Bucellati Eyewear

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BEIRUT MALL

Women’s Fashion Sport et Loisir Vero Moda

Beirut Mall

ROAD

Beauty, Perfumes & Cosmetics Beauty Concept

IDA OLD SA

Banks & Financial Services ATM Audi BLF

Watches & Jewellery Atamian Watches Citizen Damas Michel Zoughaib Swatch Time Zone Zoughaib

STORE DIRECTORY

Books, Electronics & Multimedia Maliks Dbayeh

Cafés & Restaurants Bliss House Cinnzeo Comsi Comsaj Dunkin Donuts KFC McDonald’s Moka & More Children’s Fashion Carters Obaby Okaïdi Original Marines Pumpkin Patch Gifts & Accessories Accessorize Aldo Accessories Kid’s Entertainment Adventure World Lingerie La Senza La Vie en Rose Men’s Fashion Jack & Jones Titanos Services Liban Post Supermarket Rammal Shoes & Bags Aldo Nine West Shoe Avenue Sport et Loisir

Shopping Centre/Mall

Antelias Jal El Dib

Jdeideh

Beirut

Furn El Chebbak

Beirut Mall Chiyah

Sin El Fil

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BEIRUT SOUKS STORE DIRECTORY

Dbayeh Antelias Jal El Dib

Beirut Souks

Jdeideh

Beirut

Mkalles

Cafés & Restaurants Al Sultan Brahim BRGR.CO Butcher shop & Grill Casper & Gambini’s DELI.CO Dunkin’ Donuts Grid Kababji Pzza Co Roadster Starbucks Met Café The Corner Y by Yabani Zaatar W Zeit

Chiyah Ghobeiry

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Beauty, Perfume & Cosmetics L’Occitane en Provence Jihan Lush MAC Salon Express Wojooh Books, Electronics & Multimedia Librairie Antoine Virgin Megastore

Sin El Fil

Furn El Chebbak

Banks & Financial Services ATM BankMed BankMed SAL

Children’s Fashion CH Carolina Herrera Gap H&M Kids Kenzo Kids Kids Around Little Room one Massimo Dutti Monsoon Pom D’Api Rodeo Drive Zahar Kids Zara

Confectionery, Chocolate & Ice Cream Crazy Candy Cocoa & Co Häagen Dazs Patchi Pinkberry Yeh Eyewear Hallak Opticians Magrabi Optical Sunglass Hut Gifts & Accessories Accessorize CK Watches & Tissot JLC Accessories I AM Louis Vuitton Mango Touch Patchi Porsche Design Samsonite Swatch Homeware Galerie Vanlian Mini Maison Zara Home Hypermarket TSC Signature Lingerie Calzedonia EA7 K-Lynn La Senza Oysho Socks Men’s Fashion Aïzone Armani Jeans Bershka Boggi Burberry CH Carolina Herrera Cortefiel Eden Park Emporio Armani Gap H&M Men Jack & Jones Louis Vuitton Massimo Dutti Porsche Design Pull & Bear Rodeo Drive


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Salsa Timberland Tommy Hilfiger Zara

Mike Sport Nike Puma Reebok

Services & Speciality Shops LibanPost Planet Discovery

Toys Joue Club Lego Land

Shoes & Bags DKNY Geox Jimmy Choo Linea Max Louis Vuitton Maria Pino ShoeAvenue Timberland Uterqüe Sports Apparel & Equipment Adidas Adidas Original Fitness Zone

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Watches & Jewellery Alain Philippe Antoine Wadih Salamoun Armanor Jewellery Atamian Exclusives Azar Jewelry Boucheron Chopard Chronora Damiani by Azar Diademe Diamond Creations Farah Shanal George Hakim Hublot Imad Baadarani

IWC Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie Moukarzel Mauboussin Mouawad N. Mouzannar Nada G Officine Panerai Or La Loi Piaget Poé Tahiti Pomellato Rami Abboud Shada Jewelry Swatch Tabbah Tag Heuer Toy Watch U Boat Vartan VHP Jewelry Voyageur Yeprem Jewelry Yessayan Jewellery

Zorab Creation Zoughaib Design Jewelry Wine Cellar The Wine Library (La Cave de Joel Robuchon) Women’s Fashion 7 For All Mankind Aïzone Armani Jeans Bershka Bottega Veneta Burberry CH Carolina Herrera Chloé Cortefiel Depeche Mode DKNY Emporio Armani Etro Gap Giovane H&M Women

Jennyfer Jeans Couture Little Room Loft By Aspuces Louis Vuitton Mango Marella Massimo Dutti Monsoon Parfois Petals & Pearls Promod Pull & Bear Punt O Roma Rodeo Drive Room One Saint Laurent Salsa Stella McCartney Stradivarius Timberland Tommy Hilfiger True Religion Uterqüe Vero Moda Zara


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CITYMALL STORE DIRECTORY

Dbayeh Antelias Jal El Dib

CITYMALL Jdeideh

Beirut

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Sin El Fil

Mkalles Chiyah

Ghobeiry

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Cinemas & Entertainment Cinemacity Cuddle Cart Funny Ride Treasure Island

Shopping Centre/Mall

Coffee Shops Cinnabon Dunkin’ Donuts Lina’s Moka & More Nestle Toll House Starbucks Confectionery, Chocolate & Ice Cream Candy Pirates Candy Cool Chocolate & Chocolate Magic Corn Munchies House Passion Juice Waffle Shack Department Stores BHV Centrepoint Dine In Restaurants Crepaway Deek Duke Ichiban Le Croque House Lord of the Wings Roadster Schnitzels Semsom Eyewear 2020 vision L’Optique Magrabi Optical Ojo Sunglasses Rayban Sunglass Hut Fast Food Restaurants Bliss House Chopsticks Franks Wurst KFC Lekmet Gibran Malak al Taouk McDonald’s Tonino Crepe Gifts, Toys & Accessories Bader Ghanem Bomb Artisanat Camelia’s


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Funny Balloons Hallmark JouéClub Mouftah al Sharq Household, Books & Electronics Multimedia BHV DECO Khoury Home Class Khoury Cell M2 Maliks Vanlian Virgin Megastore Jewellery & Watches Armanor Atamian Citizen Punctuel Himo Jouaillerie Moukarzel

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Kronos Michel Zoughaib Perfect Timing Romance Time Rossonero Rovina Sundial Time Zone Zoughaib Jewelry

Lingerie Calzedonia Etam La Senza La Vie en Rose Marie France Nai Lingerie Socks Women'secret

Children’s Fashion Carter’s Mamas & Papas Mothercare Okaidi Original Marines Osh Kosh Pablosky Petit Bateau Pumpkin Patch Shoe Avenue Kids Tenten

Men’s Fashion Houdoum Jack & Jones Jaune Modish Pellini Roy Robson Services 5 Minutes Enjoy Lebanon Golden Vacation Hair Lounge

Instyle Petmart Siyaha Invest Smoking Lounge Woosh Sports Fashion Skechers Sports Experts Tchooz Shoes-Puma Unisex Fashion Aizone Alcott Armani Xchange Big Star Bossini Cortefiel LC Waikiki Lee Wrangler Pepe Jeans Shana / Double Agent Springfield

Timberland Tommy Hilfiger US Polo Assn. Women’s Fashion Bebe Bershka Gerry Webber Glamorous Jus d’Orange Lanidor Motivi Sinequanone Sogo Sport et Loisir Stradivarius Tally Weijl Vero Moda Hypermarket


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CITYMALL BHV DEPARTMENT STORE

Dbayeh Antelias Jal El Dib

CITYMALL BHV Department Store Jdeideh

Beirut

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Sin El Fil

Mkalles Chiyah Ghobeiry

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Shoes Albano Aedo Betula Bical Birkenstock Butterfly Twists Castell Chipie Converse Fabio Morrosi Fantasy Sandal Fly Heels Jeffrey Campbell La Maison de l’Espadrille Lauren by Ralph Lauren Les Tropeziennes Maria Pino New Balance Pacco Herrero Patrizia Rigotti Pretty Ballerinas Ria Massimo Santini Scarbina Soludos Stella Luna Tosca Blu Valencia Victoria Vidoretta

Watches Adidas Armani Exchange Calvin Klein Diesel DKNY Emporio Armani Fossil J LO By Jennifer Lopez Just Cavalli Kenneth Cole Lacoste Marc By Marc Jacobs Michael Kors Nautica Oliver Ross Skagen Swatch Timberland Timex Tissot Tommy Hilfiger Westar

Bags Alex Max Christian Lacroix Galeries Lafayette Guy Laroche Paris Juicy Couture Kipling Lancaster Paris Lauren By Ralph Lauren Longchamp Michael Kors Pomikaki Sergio Tacchini Street Level Ted Lapidus Tosca Blu Versace Jeans

Jewellery Agatha Buckley DKNY DK Tattos Diesel Emporio Armani Fossil Lulu DK Tattos

Scarves Fendi Missoni Kusan Galaries Lafayette Paris Marc Rozier Moschino Roberto Cavalli

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Umbrellas Clima Fulton Neyrat Autun Victorinox Luxurious Stationery Parker Sheaffer Luggage American Tourister


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Delsey Eastpak Rimowa Samsonite Victorinox Make-up / Skincare / Perfume Armani Bassam Fattouh Bourjois Chanel Clarins Clinique Dior Estée Giorgio Lancôme Estée Lauder L’Oréal Paris Max Factor Maybelline Provoc Shiseido Yves Saint Laurent Perfume Antonio Banderas Azzaro Balenciaga Bentley Bottega Veneta Boucheron Burberry Bvlgari Cacharel Cadillac Calvin Klein Carolina Herrera Cartier Carven Chanel Chloé Chopard Clinique Creed Davidoff Designer Diesel Dior Dolce and Gabbana Dunhill Elie Saab Ermenegildo Zegna Escada Estée Lauder Ferragamo Ferrari Giorgio Armani Givenchy Gucci Guess

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Hermes Hugo Boss Jaguar Jean Paul Gautier Jimmy Choo Karl Lagerfeld Kenzo Lacoste Lancôme Lanvin Loewe Marc Jacobs Mercedes-Benz Missoni MiuMiu Issey Miyake Molinard Mont Blanc Narcisso Rodriguez Nina Ricci Paco Rabanne Police Prada Ralph Lauren Reminiscence Rihana Roberto Cavalli S.T. Dupont Serge Lutens Thierry Mugler Tom Ford Valentino Van Cleef & Arpels Versace Viktor and Rolf Yves Saint Laurent Zadig & Voltaire Kids Perfumes Hello Kitty Jacadi Kaloo Tartine et Chocolat Nail Polish Jessica Opi Sally Hansen Coming Soon: Essie Children’s Fashion Amelie Antony Morato Jr Aston Martin Baracuda Billieblush Bout’Chou Byblos Cadet Rousselle Castell

Catimini Chicco Country for Kids Crazy Farm De fonseca for Kids Desigual Hero Seven Juicy Couture Kickers Kid’s Graffiti Les Tropéziennes Lili Gaufrette Meduse Petit Bateau Pinko Up Ria Sylvian Heach Trussardi Jr. Twin-Set Girls Vingino Underwear Calvin Klein Chantelle DIM Etam Fashion Forms Jadea Liz Passionata Pérèle Princessa René Rofé Simone Spanx Wacoal Nightwear Bridal by Claire D Calvin Klein Etam Galaries Lafayette Linclalor Miss Bisbigli Miss D Pip Legwear De Fonseca DIM Levante Marie France Philippe Matignon Swimwear Banana Moon Blue 4 U Blue Point Casa Del Fouta Etam Lala Rose

Maryan Mehlhorn Solano Watercult Men’s Fashion Boss Green Brax Daniel Hechter EA7 Fred Perry Galeries Lafayette Harmont & Blaine Hartford Lacoste Lagerfeld Lanvin (ties) La Squadra Pierre Cardin Tailors Choice Trussardi Jeans Valencia (Shoes) Underwear & Swimwear Burlington Calvin Klein De Fonseca (shoes) Eminence Falke Fruit of the Loom Jockey Linclalor Ralph Lauren Women’s Fashion Access BCBGeneration Cop Copine Deby Debo Desigual FRNCH Galeries Lafayette Paris Pinko Gerard Darel Jodhpur Juicy Couture Karen Millen Lauren by Ralph Leo & Ugo Meteo by Yves Salomon M Missoni Mystic Nikkie Rene Derhy See U Soon Tara Jarmon Twin Set


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LEMALL - DBAYEH

LeMall - Dbayeh Dbayeh

DBAY EH H IGHW AY

Antelias Jal El Dib

LeMall - Dbayeh

Jdeideh

Beirut

Furn El Chebbak

Sin El Fil

Mkalles Chiyah Ghobeiry

STORE DIRECTORY Accessories I am Coline Design Fiora Inori My Walit Beauty Care Beauty Express Bookshops & Electronics Class Malik’s Cafés & Restaurants Ahwak Cinnabon Classic Burger Crepaway Cup & Roll Deek Duke Dip’n Dip Dunkin Donuts Jouri Magnolia

Shopping Centre/Mall

McDonalds Moka & More Olio/Soto Paul Shtrumpf Zaatar w Zeit Confectionery & Chocolate Candy Cool Nutty Bavarian Passion Juice Yogurt Spoon Cosmetics La Cremerie Wojooh Entertainment Cinemall Up&Away Eyewear Shades Sunglass Hut The Eye Market Fashion Aldo & Aldo accessories Accessorize

Bershka Big Star Boggi Calzedonia Capelli GAP LTB Mango Marella Massimo Dutti Monsoon Moustache Oxygene Pop Cult Promod Pull & Bear S-Oliver Stradivarius Tally Weijl Unlimited Upim Zara Homeware & Gifts ESSE He24 O’ Lit Zara Home

Kids’ Fashion Gymboree Pumpkin Patch Lingerie Intimissimi La Senza La Vie En Rose Marie France Miorre Oysho Socks Services LibanPost Shoes & Bags Charles & Keith Petit Yo Sneakerbox Spring Steve Madden Superga Ten Ten shoes Sportswear Decathlon Mike Sport

Toys Joue Club Watches & Jewellery City Time Hanna Jewelry Himo Jewelry Kanza Jewelry Michel Zgheib Perfect Timing Tocante


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LEMALL - SIN EL FIL

Dbayeh

D IM IT

STR EE T

Antelias

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STORE DIRECTORY Accessories Accessorize I am Inori Fiora Accessories Viccoria Bookshops & Electronics Class Maliks Cafés & Restaurants Burger King Dip’n Dip Dunkin’ Donuts Ichiban Lina’s Moka & More Roadster Diner Confectionery & Chocolate Mascorn

Shopping Centre/Mall

Cosmetics Gloss La Cremerie Samoa Children’s Fashion Noa Noa Okaidi Original Marines Pablosky Petit Yo Piixelz Pumpkin Patch Ten Ten Children’s Zone Kidz Nation Eyewear Sunglass Hut Electronics Panthera Gadgets Homeware Natural Life

Lingerie La Senza La Vie en Rose Oysho Socks Fashion Alcott Bershka Big Star Boggi Milano Calzedonia Colin’s Designers Market Outlet LTB Mango Massimo Dutti Monsoon Kids & Monsoon Ladies Moustache Pellini Upim Promod Pull & Bear Punt Roma Salsa Jeans

Sport et Loisirs Stradivarius Tally Weijl United Colors of Benetton Veromoda Jack & Jones Zara Services LibanPost Shoes & Bags Aldo & Aldo Accessories Charles & Keith Fiora Shoes Geox Nautica Nine West Spring Steve Madden Sportswear Mike Sport Toys Joue Club

Watches & Jewellery Time Zone Tocante Swarovski Swatch Zoughaib


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CITY CENTRE BEIRUT STORE DIRECTORY

Dbayeh Antelias Jal El Dib

Cosmetics / Perfumes Abdul Samad Al Qurashi Bath & Body Works Beauty Concept Clarins MAC Parashop The Body Shop Victoria's Secret Beauty Accessories Wojooh

Jdeideh

Beirut

Sin El Fil

Furn El Chebbak

Mkalles

Chiyah

City Centre Beirut

Ghobeiry

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City Centre Beirut

Banks / Financial Services Audi Audi BLF BLF Blom Byblos Credit Bank Fransabank HSBC

Department Stores / Hypermarket Carrefour © Carrefour © Centrepoint Marks & Spencer © Dining – Cafés / Speciality Foods Castania Nut Boutique Dunkin Donuts GNC Häagen Dazs Lina’s Moka & More Patchi Pinkberry Starbucks Starbucks Teavana © Dining – Food Court Burger King Chopsticks Cinnabon Foodstyle Hardees Kababji KFC

© Exclusive For City Centre

Malak Al Tawouk Mcdonald's Shawarmanji Steak & Cheese Factory © Zaatar W Zeit Dining – Restaurants Ahwak Crepaway Gigi© Med By Duo * Moka Lounge © Nasma PF Chang's Roadster Diner Scoozi Shake Shack Sushi Ko Electronics / Book Stores Bose I Style © Mobiles Tech Virgin Megastore Entertainment Planet 51© Magic Planet © Vox Cinemas © Fashion – Kids / Maternity Babyshop (Centrepoint) Carters Mamas & Papas Mothercare Original Marines Sidekicks Tape À L'oeil Zahar Kids Zippy Fashion – Women Bebe Betty Barclay Coast © Desigual Dorothy Perkins © Double Agent © Express Women© Gerry Webber Hoss Intropia © Jennyfer K Lynn Karen Millen Les Amis Liu Jo


PHOTO: SHOOTERS PRODUCTION

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Luisa Spagnoli Marie France Max & Co Miss Selfridge © Motivi Sport Et Loisir Subdued Tally Weijl* Top Shop © Un deux trois Vero Moda Wallis © Warehouse © Zahar Lingerie Fashion – Men Beverly Hills Polo Club © Cacharel Devred©* Express Men © Jack & Jones Jaune Paul & Shark Tom Tailor Top Man © Fashion – Unisex Aïzone American Eagle Outfitters

Bossini Big Star* Converse Cotton On © Diesel Fabula Forever 21 © Franklin And Marshall © Guess H&M Intimi Jack Wills © Lacoste Max River Woods © Splash (Centrepoint) Springfield Socks Ted Baker Timberland Tommy Hilfiger True Religion United Colors Of Benetton US Polo Assn 7 For All Mankind Fashion Accessories / Handbags / Footwear Bata

Camper Carpisa Claire’s Florsheim Gs Shoes Guess Accessories Kipling Maria Pino Milano © Moa Pablosky Palladium Parfois Payless Shoes Pieces Shoemart (Centrepoint) Skechers Home Furnishing H&M Home (H&M)© Lifestyle (Centrepoint) Pottery Barn Kids © Think Kitchen* Villeroy And Boch West Elm ©

Jewellery / Watches Armanor Assi Jewelry Atamian Citizen Himo Kronos Moukarzel Perfect Timing * © Romance Time Rossonero Rovina Swarovski Swatch* Zoughaib Jewelry Optical / Sunglasses Hallak Optics Magrabi Services / Speciality Stores / Kiosks Baré Salon & Spa © Contro Corrente G Factory / Casio Liban Post Maybelline Murex Optima © Salame Services Sk Bijoux

Sporting Goods Adidas Adidas Originals * Foot Locker Nike Puma Sports 4Ever Toys / Children’s Interests Early Learning Centre Joué Club


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LEMALL - SAIDA STORE DIRECTORY Accessories Lime Paparazzi Bookshops & Electronics Cheaib Electronics Class Maliks Dbayeh Antelias Jal El Dib

Chidren’s Fashion Khabbaz Mamas & Papas

Jdeideh

Beirut

Cafés & Restaurants 3oud Comsi Comsaj Dunkin’ Donuts Le Café McDonalds

Children’s Zone Fundo Mondo Sin El Fil

Furn El Chebbak

Confectionery & Chocolate Cotton Candy Mascorn Nitrogen Ice Cream Nutty Bavarian

Mkalles

Chiyah

Le Mall - Saida (40km) Ghobeiry

Cosmetics Aroma Cosmetics

EL

BA

HE

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Fashion Bershka Big Star Kyla Moustache Pellini Promod Pull & Bear Tally Weijl Vertico Vitrin Zara

C O UR

NI C

HE

Le Mall - Saida

SA

Healthcare GNC IN E R

A F IK E

L HA RIRI

Shopping Centre/Mall

Lingerie Marie France Shoes & Bags Bata Sportswear Mike Sport

AL JA YES H

AL SIT NA FIS

HUS AME DD

Toys Mazen World Watches & Jewellery Perfect Timing Zoughaib


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THE SPOT SAIDA

STORE DIRECTORY Beauty C&F The Body Shop Cafés & Restaurants Ahwak Burger King Chocolake Crepaway Leil Nhar Pinkberry Starbucks Jewellery & Accessories Accessorize Claire’s Everythink Moukarzel Jewelry Michel Zougheib Freezia Accessories Optica General Point Rossonero Sundial

Shopping Centre/Mall

Clothing & Shoes Aldo Freezia Fashion GS H&M Jack & Jones Joudi Nine West Payless Pazio Shoe Avenue Vero Moda

Palmira

Pain De Mie

Baguette Diner

Lingerie La Sensa La Vie En Rose Kiosks Cotton Candy Factory Mascorn Kidswear & Toys Brand Mothercare Oshkosh B’Gosh Petit Entertainment Grand Cinemas 360 Fun Centre

Restaurant

The Spot Saida


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THE SPOT NABATIEH STORE DIRECTORY

Michel Zoughaib Time Avenue

Supermarket Redy Supermarket

Beauty & Health Cherri Optic Fragranza GNC The Body Shop

Fashion & Accessories Claire’s Freezia H&M Jack&Jones Orange Studio Pazio Pellini Sport et Loisir Vero Moda Shoes & Bags Basics Trends K.U.K.L.A Payless

Restaurants & Coffee Shops Burger King KFC Leil Nhar Pinkberry Starbucks

Lingerie La Senza La Vie En Rose

Sportswear Puma Sportstown

Gifts & Electronics Mobile Expert Patchi

Entertainment Astro Laser Games/ Arcades Circuit Empire

Jewellery & Watches Jaber Jewellery Malak Jewellery

globalblue.com

Sultan - Pastry

Kidswear & Toys Brand Carter’s Kidzo Mothercare The Spot Nabatieh

Al Zawada Al Asrieh


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WHEN YOU SHOP THE WORLD, SHOP TAX FREE

Global Blue Tax Free Shopping brings you savings on the purchases you make at over 300,000 stores across the world’s best shopping districts. So why not join the 26 million travellers who shop tax free with Global Blue every year? Simply look for the blue star or ask for Global Blue, and follow our easy process.

1. Shop

2. Claim

Wherever you shop, ask for a Global Blue Tax Free Form and remember to keep your receipts.

When you’re heading home, at your point of departure visit customs to get your receipts approved, before collecting your refund at one of our Refund Offices.

Spend a minimum of 150,000 LBP and save up to 8% of the purchase price. Please note that the fnal refund you receive will consist of the VAT total, minus an administration fee. At some airports a cash handling fee per Tax Free Form will be charged should you require an immediate refund in cash.

Refund Office Details

Contact taxfree@globalblue.com +421 232 111 111

Global Blue Refund Offices 1. Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport 2. General Aviation Terminal 3. Masnaa Land Border Mailboxes 4. Beirut Sea Port 5. La Marina JK 6. Jounieh Sea Port 7. Abboudieh Land Border 8. Arida Land Border

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PARTNERS AND DISTRIBUTORS Car Rental Companies Budget Rent A Car: +961 1 629 891 Formula Rent A Car: +961 3 501 155 Department Stores ABC Achrafieh: +961 1 212 888 ABC Dbayeh: +961 4 416 000 Beirut City Center: +961 1 283 666 Beirut Mall: +961 1 385 888 Beirut Souks: +961 1 989 040 CITYMALL: +961 1 905 555 LeMall - Dbayeh: +961 4 402 933 Le Mall - Saida: +961 7 732 999 LeMall - Sin El Fil: +961 1 485 685 The Spot - Saida, +961 7 754 854 The Spot - Nabatieh: +961 7 530 089 Global Blue Customer Services Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport: +961 1 200 380 General Aviation Terminal: +961 1 200 380 Masnaa Land Border: +961 1 200 380 Hotels & Resorts Al Bustan Hotel: +961 4 972 980 Bayview Hotel: +961 1 373 090 Coral Beach Hotel & Resort - Beirut: +961 1 859 000 Crowne Plaza Beirut: +961 1 754 755 Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun: +961 1 803 804 Gefinor Rotana Beirut: +961 1 371 888 Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand: +961 1 500 666 Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace: +961 1 496 666 Hôtel Le Bristol: +961 1 351 400 InterContinental Mzaar Lebanon Mountain Resort & Spa: +961 9 340 100 Le Commodore: +961 1 734 734 Le Gray, Beirut: +961 1 971 111 Le Royal Hotels & Resorts - Beirut: +961 4 555 555

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Markazia Monroe Suites: +961 1 991 200 Monroe Hotel: +961 1 371 122 Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Beirut: +961 1 869 666 Phoenicia Hotel, Beirut: +961 1 369 100 Portemilio Hotel & Resort: +961 9 933 300 Printania Palace Hotel: +961 4 862 000 Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel: +961 1 368 111 Ramada Downtown: +961 1 990 299 Ramada Plaza Beirut: +961 1 810 555 Raouché Arjaan by Rotana: +961 1 781 111 Regency Palace Hotel: +961 9 854 854 Riviera Hotel: +961 1 373 210 Sofitel Beirut Le Gabriel: +961 1 203 700 Lancaster Tamar Hotel: +961 5 458 000 Lebanon Ministry of Tourism Ministry of Tourism - Main Bureau: 1735 Ministry of Tourism - Tripoli: 1735 Travel Agencies Kurban Tours: +961 1 371 013 Tania Travel: +961 1 616 555 Wild Discovery Travel & Tourism: +961 1 565 646


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‫‪PHOTO: © GUILLAUME ZICCARELLI/AÏSHTI FOUNDATION‬‬

‫و‪ Ermenegildo Zegna‬و‪ Cartier‬و‪ Céline‬و‪.Diesel‬‬ ‫سنة ‪ ،2015‬افتتحت العلمة ‪Aïshti Foundation‬‬ ‫والمتجر الكبير الفاخر ‪ Aïshti by the Sea‬في بيروت‪ .‬يعرض‬ ‫‪ Aïshti Foundation‬الذي استغرق بناؤه ثلث سنوات‪ ،‬قطعاً‬ ‫الخاصة التي تقارب اللفي عمل ف ّني‪.‬‬ ‫من مجموعة ‪Salamé‬‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫المخصصة لبعض‬ ‫تجد هذه التُحف الفنيّة بمحاذاة مناطق البيع‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫أشهر وأفخر السماء لدى ‪ Aïshti‬وذلك ضمن مساحة مص ّممة‬ ‫بروعة على يد ‪ .David Adjaye‬يجمع هذا المبنى الفريد‬ ‫الحب إلى قلب ‪“ :Salamé‬ال ّول هو‬ ‫من نوعه بين العنصرين‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫شغفي بالف ّن المعاصر‪ ،‬والثاني هو الحتكاك الوثيق بين عالمي‬ ‫الزياء والف ّن‪”.‬‬ ‫يشكّل متجر ‪ Aïshti by the Sea‬الرائع وجه ًة لسلوب‬ ‫الحياة الفاخر‪ .‬يقع في أنطلياس ويتألّف من خمسة طوابق مليئة‬ ‫المختصة بالزياء والمجوهرات المختارة‬ ‫بالعلمات التجاريّة‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫بعناية‪ ،‬بالضافة إلى مطاعم ومقاهي وحانة على السطح ل ب ّد‬ ‫من زيارتها للستمتاع بمناظر المدينة والشاطئ الخاطفة للنفاس‪.‬‬ ‫وليس التصميم الخارجي الذي ابتكرته شركة الهندسة الذائعة‬ ‫قل روع ًة من الداخل‪ .‬من‬ ‫الصيت ‪ Adjaye Associates‬أٌ ّ‬ ‫الطبيعي أن يعتبر ‪ Salamé‬افتتاح هذين المتجرين من أبرز‬ ‫كل حدث جديد ننظّمه‪.‬‬ ‫إنجازاته المهنيّة‪“ .‬أشعر بالحماس في ّ‬ ‫وإن كان ل ب ّد أن أحدّد أبرز إنجازاتي‪ ،‬لكانت افتتاح أ ّول متجر‬ ‫جل الديب وتأسيس ‪ Aïshti Foundation‬و‪Aïshti by‬‬ ‫في ّ‬ ‫‪ the Sea‬بحضور الصحافة العالميّة وألمع السماء في عالم الف ّن‬ ‫المعاصر‪”.‬‬ ‫‪ Aïshti‬ماضية بالزدهار وكذلك هويّة لبنان المتعدّدة‬ ‫الثقافات‪ .‬بفضل دمجها الشرق بالغرب‪ ،‬تستحيل مدينة بيروت‬ ‫المتغيّرة أبدا ً مرتعاً للزياء الفاخرة‪ .‬يقول ‪“ :Salamé‬لبنان بل ٌد‬ ‫كل البلدان‪ .‬إنّه خارج عن المألوف والعمل فيه تح ّد دائم‪.‬‬ ‫غير ّ‬ ‫تصطدم فيه الطاقات اليجابيّة والسلبيّة‪ ،‬المر الذي أجده ملهماً‪.‬‬ ‫في الشهر الستّة القادمة‪ ،‬ننوي تطوير ‪،Aïshti by the Sea‬‬ ‫بما في ذلك إطلق نشاطات جديدة في مركز السترخاء ‪Urban‬‬ ‫‪ Retreat‬وافتتاح حوض السباحة على السطح‪ .‬كما سيجري‬ ‫تنظيم معرض جديد في ‪ Aïshti Foundation‬في تشرين‬

‫ال ّول‪/‬أكتوبر وسيُفتتح متجر جديد لـ ‪ Aïshti‬من تصميم ‪Zaha‬‬ ‫‪ Hadid‬في وسط بيروت التجاري‪ ،‬قبالة البحر‪ ”.‬بالتالي‪ ،‬تمثّل‬ ‫‪ Aïshti‬بإرثها العريق الملفت علم ًة جديرة بالمراقبة‪.‬‬ ‫‪When You Shop The World,‬‬ ‫‪Shop Tax Free: 104‬‬

‫عندما تتس ّوق حول العالم‪ ،‬تس ّوق من دون دفع الضريبة‬ ‫تقدّم لك غلوبل بلو ‪ Global Blue‬خدمة التس ّوق من دون‬ ‫دفع الضريبة ‪ Tax Free‬لتدّخر المال لدى تس ّوقك في أكثر من‬ ‫‪ 300,000‬متجر في أبرز مناطق التس ّوق حول العالم‪.‬‬ ‫فل َم ل تنض ّم إلى الـ ‪ 26‬مليون مسافر الذين يتس ّوقون من دون‬ ‫كل سنة؟ ما‬ ‫دفع الضريبة من خلل غلوبل بلو ‪ّ Global Blue‬‬ ‫عليك إل أن تبح” عن النجمة الزرقاء أو تسأل عن غلوبل بلو‬ ‫‪ Global Blue‬وتتبع خطواتنا السهلة‪.‬‬ ‫‪ .1‬تس ّوق‬ ‫الخا“‬ ‫أينما تس ّوقت‪ ،‬أطلب الحصول على طلب استرداد الضريبة‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫بغلوبل بلو ‪ Global Blue‬وتذكّر أن تحتفظ باليصالت‪.‬‬ ‫‪ .2‬أطلب‬ ‫في طريق العودة إلى وطنك‪ ،‬أقصد مكتب الجمارك عند نقطة‬ ‫المغادرة لتتم المصادقة على إيصالتك قبل قبض السترداد من‬ ‫الخاصة بنا‪.‬‬ ‫أحد مكاتب السترداد‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫للت ّصال‪:‬‬

‫‪taxfree@globalblue.com‬‬ ‫‪+421 232 111 111‬‬ ‫أنفق ح ّدا ً أدنى قدره ‪ LBP 150,000‬وادّخر حتّى ‪ 8%‬من‬

‫ثمن مشترياتك‪ .‬يشمل مبلغ السترداد النهائي الذي ستحصل عليه‬ ‫مجموع الضريبة على القيمة المضافة ناقص رسم إداري‪ .‬في بعض‬ ‫المطارات‪ ،‬يُفرض رسم خدمة نقدي على كل طلب استرداد ضريبة‬ ‫في حال رغبت بالحصول على استرداد فوري نقدي‪.‬‬ ‫‪globalblue.com‬‬


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‫حياة رفاه‬

‫ساهم ‪ ،Tony Salamé‬المدير التنفيذي لبرز علمة تجاريّة‬ ‫فاخرة في لبنان ‪ ،Aïshti‬في تغيير حلّة الموضة في لبنان‪.‬‬ ‫يتحدّث رجل العمال المبدع إلى ‪ Katie Muxworthy‬عن‬ ‫شغفه بالف ّن وإنجازاته المهنيّة وخططه المستقبليّة‬

‫استفادت ‪ Hage‬كثيرا ً من وقتها مع ‪ Saab‬كما ومن‬ ‫مهامها مع ‪ Oscar de la Renta‬و‪ .Damir Doma‬تقول‬ ‫عن تجربتها‪“ :‬تعلّمت بطرقٍ شتّى كيفيّة تطبيق ما اكتسبته‬ ‫في ‪ Parsons‬في مجال العمل الفعلي”‪ .‬وتضيف أنّه من‬ ‫ديناميكيّات فريق العمل إلى الثر الذي قد يحدثه مستثم ٌر على‬ ‫روحيّة العلمة ويغيّرها‪ ،‬شكّلت هذه التجربة مسيرة تعليميّة‬ ‫ستترك أثرا ً كبيرا ً على هويّة علمتها‪ .‬تعترف قائلة‪“ :‬يمكن القول‬ ‫إ ّن العمل لدى أسماء كبيرة علّمني ما ل أريد أن أصبح”‪ .‬في‬ ‫حين يتمتّع هؤلء المص ّممون الثلثة بمسارات متشابهة ويجمعها‬ ‫الشغف بالحرفيّة‪ ،‬تختلف أساليبهما عن بعضها البعض‪ .‬شرعت‬ ‫‪ Hage‬تبتعد عن النمط الكلسيكي المتمثّل بابتكار مجموعات‬ ‫موسميّة وترى نفسها مص ّممة ملبس وليست مص ّممة أزياء‪.‬‬ ‫تشرح قائلة‪“ :‬أهوى تصميم الملبس التي تُ َك ّمل مرتديها‪ .‬عليها‬ ‫أن تكون مريحة وعمليّة‪ ”.‬تصف ‪ Mansour‬عملها بـ “العالم‬ ‫الذي تلتقي فيه الناقة العصريّة بالبساطة”‪ .‬أ ّما ‪ ،Kadi‬فيفضّ ل‬ ‫البتكارات ال ُمتقنة بحسب الطلب‪ ،‬مع التركيز على العمل اليدوي‪.‬‬ ‫بحس قوي من الفخامة‪ .‬يعلّق قائل‪“ :‬ما من‬ ‫تضطلع قطعه ّ‬ ‫حدود للبتكار والدراما في عالم الزياء‪ ،‬من القمشة إلى التطريز‬ ‫فالتنفيذ”‪.‬‬ ‫ما إن تتكلّم مع هؤلء المص ّممين حتّى تشعر بالحماسة‬ ‫والطموح المشترك بينهما وبالسعي إلى الفضل‪ .‬انتقلت ‪Hage‬‬ ‫مؤ ّخرا ً إلى لندن وتنوي ابتكار مجموعاتها في العاصمة البريطانيّة‬ ‫وبيروت‪ .‬أ ّما ‪ Kadi‬فحمل علمته إلى باريس وشارك في أسبوع‬ ‫الزياء‪ .‬يشرح قائلً‪“ :‬تشكّل باريس الدرب الطبيعي للتقدّم‪.‬‬ ‫إنّها العاصمة الكبرى للفخامة والزياء الفاخرة‪ .‬نعمل باستمرار‬ ‫على تطوير علمتنا ونخطّط من دون أدنى شك ِ‬ ‫لعرض أزيا ٍء في‬ ‫المتوسط‪ ”.‬تجدر الشارة إلى أنّه بالرغم من ازدهار هؤلء‬ ‫المدى‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫المص ّممين‪ ،‬يحافظون على هويّتهم‪ .‬تشرح ‪ Hage‬فتقول‪“ :‬ينمو‬ ‫مجتمع التصميم اللّبناني داخل البلد وخارجها‪ ،‬ومن المذهل أن‬ ‫تكون جزءا ً منها”‪.‬‬ ‫تنصب رؤى هؤلء المص ّممين على ترك بصمة أكثر‬ ‫في حين‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫انتشارا ً‪ ،‬تبقى قلوبهم وأرواحهم راسخة في لبنان‪ ،‬فيستحيلون‬ ‫حق للمجال البتكاري في هذا البلد‪.‬‬ ‫سفراء عن ّ‬

‫لشراء أفضل الزياء الفاخرة في لبنان عنوا ٌن واحد‪Aïshti ،‬‬ ‫تأسست العلمة سنة‬ ‫المتصدّرة عالم الموضة الشرق أوسطيّة‪ّ .‬‬ ‫‪ 1989‬واستحالت إسماً لمعاً في المجال‪ ،‬لديها اليوم متجران‬ ‫وجل الديب بالضافة إلى‬ ‫أساسيّان متعدّدا العلمات في بيروت ّ‬ ‫ومحل لعلم ٍة واحدة‪ .‬تشمل‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫مستقل‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫ما يزيد عن ‪ 100‬متجر‬ ‫كل نواحي العيش برفاه ولديها ثلثة مطاعم ومقهى في‬ ‫‪ّ Aïshti‬‬ ‫منتجع ‪ Faqra‬الجبلي‪ ،‬إضاف ًة إلى مجموعة أثاث وأكسسوارات‬ ‫منزليّة ومركز استرخاء وتجميل‪ ،‬ول ننسى طبعا ً متجر ‪Aïshti‬‬ ‫‪ by the Sea‬الذي افتُتح مؤ ّخرا ً ويشكّل ُوجه ًة أساسيّة للزياء‬ ‫والرفاه والطعام والف ّن‪ .‬فما بدأ على هيئة متجر ملبس فاخرة‬ ‫ازدهر ليصبح الرائد ال ُمسلّم به لسوق الزياء في لبنان‪ .‬نظرا ً‬ ‫لنجاح العلمة‪ ،‬من غير المستغرب أن تظ ّن أ ّن ل وقت لمديرها‬ ‫يحب القراءة‬ ‫التنفيذي ‪ Tony Salamé‬لغير العمل‪ .‬إل أنّه ّ‬ ‫والتزلّج والد ّراجات الهوائيّة وجمع العمال الفنيّة‪ ،‬وقد تأث ّر بحركة‬ ‫الف ّن اليطاليّة ‪ Arte Povera‬التي بدأت في أواخر الستّينات‬ ‫واستخدمت المواد غير التقليديّة لبتكار التحف الفنيّة‪.‬‬ ‫يشرح قائلً‪“ :‬لطالما أحببت التجميع‪ .‬كنت كمراهق أجمع‬ ‫الطوابع ومن ث ّم انتقلت إلى س ّجاد ورسومات من القرنين ‪18‬‬ ‫و‪ .19‬صديقي ‪ Dino Facchini‬هو من ع ّرفني إلى ‪Povera‬‬ ‫وهذا ما دفعني إلى الف ّن المعاصر‪ .‬تربطني صلة وثيقة بكافّة‬ ‫وبخاصة لوحة كانفا للف ّنان ‪،Manzoni‬‬ ‫العمال التي جمعتها‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫عيني‪”.‬‬ ‫وضعتها في مكتبي لتبقى أمام ّ‬ ‫ومن هذا المكتب‪ ،‬يشرف ‪ Salamé‬على إدارة مجموعة‬ ‫ويحسن العمال الخرى الراهنة‬ ‫يومي ويط ّور‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫‪ Aïshti‬بشكلٍ ّ‬ ‫والجديدة‪ .‬ابتُ ِكرت العلمة بنا ًء على رؤيته لعلم ٍة مميّزة لللفيّة‬ ‫الجديدة وقد جمع فيها حبّه للسفر والزياء بمعرفته للبلد من‬ ‫حوله‪ .‬يقول في هذا الصدد‪“ :‬بما أنّني ترعرعت في ٍ‬ ‫بلد يشهد‬ ‫الحرب‪ ،‬شعرت أ ّن الشيء الوحيد الذي يمكننا أن نغيّره‪ ،‬والدمار‬ ‫يحيط بنا‪ ،‬هو مظهرنا الشخصي‪ .‬كلّما سافرت‪ ،‬حملت معي ملبس‬ ‫وأكسسوارات للبيع‪ ،‬انتظرها الناس بشوق‪ .‬ومن ث ّم تح ّول هذا‬ ‫النجاح إلى عمل‪”.‬‬ ‫لك ّن درب العلمة لم يكن بالسهل دوماً‪ .‬فمنذ فترة طويلة‬ ‫ولبنان ليس بالبلد المستق ّر لتزدهر فيه العمال‪ .‬غير أ ّن ذلك لم‬ ‫يعرقل أبدا ً اندفاع ‪ Salamé‬أو فريقه الذين “لم يتوقّفوا يوماً‬ ‫عن إنشاء المحلت الجديدة والمضي قدماً‪ .‬وتمثّلت الصعوبة‬ ‫بالستمرار في التقدّم رغم العراقيل والتقدّم في زمنٍ يرجع فيه‬ ‫كل شيء إلى الوراء‪ ”.‬اليوم‪ ،‬تم ّهد مملكة ‪ Aïshti‬الطريق للزياء‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫الفاخرة في لبنان‪ .‬تجمع متاجرها المتعدّدة العلمات تحت ٍ‬ ‫سقف‬ ‫واحد أشهر ابتكارات المص ّممين ومن بينهم ‪Dior‬‬ ‫و‪ Valentino‬و‪ Marc Jacobs‬و‪ Burberry‬و‪Miu Miu‬‬ ‫و‪ Saint Laurent‬و‪ .Fendi‬كما تجد السماء العالميّة الراقية‬ ‫في محلت ‪ Aïshti‬الحاديّة العلمة ومنها ‪Gucci‬‬


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‫الشتوي وعرض “ت ّنين النار” في خلل إقامتك‪.‬‬ ‫لحلل التوازن بين رحلة التزلّج والستجمام‪ ،‬قُم بزيارة‬ ‫مركز السترخاء ‪ Les Thermes du Mzaar‬في فندق‬ ‫‪Intercontinental Mzaar Lebanon Mountain‬‬

‫‪ ،Resort & Spa‬حيث يمكنك الستمتاع بجلسة تدليك شياتسو‬ ‫أو بعلج للبشرة بعد يومٍ طويل على المنحدرات‪ .‬احجز غرفة في‬ ‫الفندق أيضاً‪ :‬فالقامة في هذا الفندق هي من الدرجة الولى‪ ،‬إل‬ ‫أ ّن ذلك ليس بالمستغرب في فندق فاز مؤخرا ً بجائزة ‪World‬‬ ‫‪ .Luxury Hotels‬يض ّم ‪ International Mzaar‬أيضاً‬ ‫مجموعة من المحلت وسينما وحوض سباحة داخليّاً بالضافة إلى‬ ‫غرف ساونا وبخار‪ ،‬بالتالي خيارات ما بعد التزلّج لمتناهية هنا‪.‬‬ ‫في ما يتعلّق بمطاعم منطقة ‪ ،Mzaar‬يقدّم مطعم ‪Le‬‬ ‫‪ Montagnou‬مزيجاً من الطباق الفرنسيّة وتلك من منطقة‬ ‫اللب‪ ،‬من كاسوليه الفاصوليا البيضاء باللّحم إلى شرائح اللّحم‬ ‫والفوندو‪ ،‬كلّها مقدّمة في شاليه قديم الطراز‪ .‬ولضفاء نفحة‬ ‫ثقافيّة إلى عطلتك الشتويّة‪ ،‬أٌقصد منطقة ‪ Faqra‬وقُم بزيارة‬ ‫المعبد الثري‪ .‬تجد على مسافة قريبة منه فندق ‪L’Auberge‬‬ ‫خاصة‬ ‫‪ de Faqra‬ضمن ‪ Faqra Club‬ويض ّم منحدرات تزلّج ّ‬ ‫وحوض سباحة ومجموعة من النشاطات على مدار السنة‪.‬‬ ‫تجدر الشارة إلى منطقة ‪ Laklouk‬التي توفّر تجربة‬ ‫التزلّج الريفي‪ .‬يمكن الز ّوار استكشاف منطقة ‪ Balou‬الجميلة‬ ‫القريبة‪ ،‬بشللتها وقناطرها الطبيعيّة‪ ،‬وكذلك مغارة ‪ .Afqa‬ننصح‬ ‫الذين يريدون تفادي الحشود بمنتج ‪ Qanat Bakish‬الكثر‬ ‫هدوءا ً من ‪ Mzaar‬والرز‪ .‬أ ّما إن كنت تريد البقاء بالقرب من‬ ‫بيروت‪ ،‬فما لك إل منتجع ‪ .Zaarour‬تشرف منحدراته المقابلة‬ ‫للشمال على مناظر آسرة لجبل ص ّنين ووادي الجماجم‪.‬‬ ‫للستمتاع برحل ٍة متن ّوعة‪ ،‬تجمع بين الثقافة والطعام اللّذيذ‬ ‫والسترخاء بالضافة إلى فرص التزلّج الممتعة‪ ،‬لبنان هو البلد‬ ‫الذي سيُذهلك ويُسعدك في آنٍ واحد‪.‬‬ ‫‪Names To Know: 52‬‬

‫أسماء جديرة بالمعرفة‬

‫مص ّممو الزياء اللّبنانيّون الشباب‪Sandra Mansour ،‬‬ ‫و‪ ،Nour Hage‬يحقّقون نجاحات باهرة في‬ ‫متمسكون ببلدهم بق ّوة‪ ،‬تقرير‬ ‫بيروت وعواصم أخرى‪ .‬كلّهم ّ‬

‫‪Ginger Clark‬‬

‫كل من ‪ Sandra Mansour‬و‪Rami Kadi‬‬ ‫ينتمي ّ‬ ‫و‪ Nour Hage‬إلى جيلٍ من المص ّممين اللّبنانيّين الذين أٍ ّسسوا‬ ‫أسست ‪Mansour‬‬ ‫علماتهم التجاريّة في العقد المنصرم‪ّ .‬‬ ‫مشغلها في بيروت سنة ‪ .2010‬وتلها ‪ Kadi‬بعد ما يقارب‬ ‫السنة‪ ،‬فكانت فترة مه ّمة لهما‪ .‬يقول ‪“ :Kadi‬في أيّار ‪،2011‬‬ ‫وفي س ّن الـ ‪ ،25‬أطلقت مشغلي الخاص وافتتحت أ ّول متج ٍر لي‬ ‫في قلب بيروت‪ .‬كان أشبه بحلمٍ يتح ّول إلى حقيقة‪ ”.‬أص ّر هؤلء‬ ‫المص ّممون على تأسيس أعمالهم في لبنان بالرغم من ارتباطهم‬ ‫بالخارج‪ .‬عاشت ‪ Sandra Mansour‬طفولتها في سويسرا‬ ‫ودرست في جنيف في جامعة ‪ Webster‬وكليّة الفنون الجميلة‬ ‫(اسمها اليوم ‪ )Haute École d’Art et de Design‬قبل أن‬ ‫تنتقل إلى فرنسا لتحصل على شهادة الماجستير من ‪Istituto‬‬

‫‪ Marangoni‬في باريس‪ .‬كما درست ‪ Nour Hage‬في‬ ‫باريس أيضا ً في كليّة ‪Parsons Paris School of Design‬‬ ‫الراقية‪ .‬أ ّما ‪ ،Rami Kadi‬فولد في ‪ New Jersey‬في الوليات‬

‫المتّحدة الميركيّة لك ّنه عا” معظم حياته في لبنان‪ .‬يقول في‬ ‫هذا الصدد‪“ :‬كنت مقتنعاً تماماً بوجوب افتتا“ أ ّول مشغلٍ وصالة‬ ‫ٍ‬ ‫عرض لي في بلدي‪ ،‬في بيروت‪”.‬‬ ‫واضح في بيروت‪ .‬فهي مه ٌد لج ّو ابتكاري‬ ‫عنصر الجذب‬ ‫ٌ‬ ‫قوي من التضامن بين المص ّممين‪.‬‬ ‫بحس ّ‬ ‫يزخر بالطاقة ويتميّز ّ‬ ‫تشر“ ‪ Hage‬قائلة‪“ :‬ل نح َ’ بدعم الدولة وليس من شبكة‬ ‫تساعدنا على النم ّو‪ .‬بالتالي علينا أن نعمل كأصدقا ٍء وزملء من‬ ‫خلل تبادل النصائح والتعاون‪ .‬تعاونت ‪ Hage‬على سبيل المثال‬ ‫مع العلمة اللّبنانيّة المدركة للمصالح الجتماعيّة ‪Second St‬‬ ‫في مجموعة ستطلقها هذا الخريف من خلل ‪L’Artisan du‬‬ ‫‪.Liban‬‬ ‫كل‬ ‫حظي لبنان بموقعٍ له على خارطة الزياء منذ فتر ٍة وبدأ ّ‬ ‫من ‪ Mansour‬و‪ Hage‬و‪ Kadi‬مسيرته مع أحد المص ّممين‬ ‫اللّبنانّين المرموقين‪ ،‬فتعلّموا من أعيان الموضة‪ .‬التحق ‪Kadi‬‬ ‫بدار ‪ Maison Rabih Kayrouz‬ويصف تجربته فيه‬ ‫بال ُمثرِية‪ ،‬فيقول‪“ :‬تعلّمت كيفيّة ابتكار مجموعة من اللف‬ ‫إلى الياء واكتسبت الصرامة اللزمة لكون مص ّمماً ناجحاً”‪ .‬أ ّما‬ ‫‪ Mansour‬و‪ Hage‬فكلهما عمل لدى ‪.Elie Saab‬‬ ‫‪globalblue.com‬‬


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‫‪TRANSLATIONS‬‬ ‫ترجمة باللغة العربيّة‬ ‫‪Peak Adventures: 44‬‬

‫مغامرات القمم‬

‫تزخر مناطق التزلّج في لبنان ٍ‬ ‫بفيض من النشاطات‪ ،‬على‬ ‫المنحدرات وخارجها‪ ،‬تقرير ‪Sally McIlhone‬‬ ‫وبخاصة في المتاجر الكبرى‬ ‫يشتهر لبنان بخيارات التس ّوق الرائعة‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫التي ترتقي إلى المستوى العالمي في بيروت كما وفي منطقة‬ ‫أسواق بيروت حيث المطاعم ال ُملفتة والحانات المذهلة والفنادق‬ ‫التي تح ّرك فيك رغبة البقاء‪ .‬لكن قد تتفاجأ لمعرفة شهرة لبنان‬ ‫أيضاً بخيارات التزلّج الستثنائيّة‪ .‬تض ّم منتجعات التزلّج في قمم‬ ‫سلسلة جبال لبنان المكس ّوة بالثلوج ‪ 49‬مصعدا ً وساحة تزلّج‬ ‫بطول ‪ 300‬كلم مجتمعة‪ .‬ولشباع رغبتك بممارسة الرياضات‬ ‫الشتويّة هذا الموسم‪ ،‬يقدّم لبنان تجربة مميّزة عن حق‪.‬‬ ‫سنة ‪ ،1913‬عاد المهندس اللّبناني ‪Ramez Ghazzoui‬‬ ‫إلى وطنه من سويسرا حيث كان يتابع دراسته حاملً معه خبرة‬ ‫التزلّج‪ .‬وبعد ما يقارب العشرين سنة‪ ،‬افتتح أ ّول نادي تزلّج في‬ ‫لبنان ‪ .Le Club Libanais‬وسنة ‪ ،1935‬أي بعد سنة واحدة‪،‬‬ ‫أنشئت أ ّول مدرسة تزلّج في البلد في فندق ‪Le Grand‬‬ ‫‪ .Cèdre‬بحلول الربعينات‪ ،‬كان لبنان قد أثبت مكانته على‬ ‫ساحة التزلّج العالميّة وشرع يُنافس على مستوى عالمي وأرسل‬

‫فريقاً إلى اللعاب الولمبيّة الشتويّة في سويسرا سنة ‪.1948‬‬ ‫مذّاك‪ُ ،‬عرف لبنان بسويسرا الشرق‪ .‬تزيد الكثير من قممه‬ ‫عن ارتفاع ‪ 3000‬متر ويتزامن موسم التزلّج فيه مع ذلك في‬ ‫اللب (أي من منتصف كانون ال ّول‪/‬ديسمبر حتّى نيسان‪/‬أبريل‪،‬‬ ‫بحسب الثلوج المتراكمة)‪ .‬لذا ليس على الذين سئموا منطقتي‬ ‫‪ Verbier‬و‪ St Moritz‬أن يحتاروا بعد اليوم‪ .‬منتجع الرز‬ ‫للتزلّج هو من القدم في البلد وفيه بُ ِن َي أ ّول مصعد تزلّج سنة‬ ‫‪ .1953‬يتمتّع بموسم تزلّج أطول بقليل من منتجعات أخرى‬ ‫بحكم موقعه على ارتفاع ‪ 2,000‬متر‪ ،‬كما يفضّ له المبتدئون‬ ‫لما يض ّم من منحدرات غير قويّة‪ .‬يقع على بُعد ساعتين من‬ ‫تستحق الزيارة بح ّد ذاتها‪،‬‬ ‫بيروت بالقرب من منطقة بش ّري التي‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫وبخاصة “متحف جبران” وهو متحف الديب والف ّنان اللّبناني‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫‪ .Khalil Gibran‬عندما تريد أخذ استراحة من التزلّج‪ ،‬ننصحك‬ ‫باستكشاف رسومات ‪ Gibran‬ولوحاته وأعماله الخرى ث ّم‬ ‫التو ّجه إلى أحد المطاعم في المنطقة؛ مطعم ‪ Le Pichet‬في‬ ‫فندق ‪ Le Cedrus‬الذي يقدّم السلطات والمشاوي والكريب‬ ‫وغيرها من الطباق الشهيّة‪.‬‬ ‫أ ّما منتجع ‪ ،Mzaar Kfardebian‬فيبعد عن العاصمة‬ ‫ساعة واحدة ل غير وهو من أكبر منتجعات التزلّج في البلد‬ ‫والشرق الوسط ويض ّم منحدرات ملئمة للمتزلّجين المبتدئين‬ ‫والمتوسطي الخبرة‪ .‬تشرف قممه على وادي البقاع الخلب‬ ‫ّ‬ ‫وجبل حرمون في سلسلة جبال لبنان الشرقيّة‪ .‬ينظّم سلسلة‬ ‫من النشاطات في خلل موسم الشتاء؛ اسأل عن مهرجان المزار‬

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