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HOME MAGAZINE LEBANON No.6 July-December 2017

HOME is an online and print magazine that illuminates the positive parts of Lebanon. This global community is an inclusive space for Lebanese of the world and lovers of Lebanon to explore the bridges that bind them together. Dive into our pages to discover: ❖ Beauty & Fashion ❖ Homeland & Heritage ❖ Design & Gastronomy ❖ Family, Sports & Health ❖ Giving Back & Inspiration ❖ Business, Vocation & Entrepreneurship ❖ The Voice of the Diaspora

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4 min
letter from the editor

Let us do a digital detox this season. The good thing about the digital era is that people are expressing more than at any time before; people are writing, reading and reaching out more than ever. The advantages of digital media are tremendous, especially its exponential effect. Each story has the potential to go viral. Every new idea, product, or trend can reach millions. We can search and find information on anything and everything. The entire globe is simply one click away. On the other hand, digital media bombards us. It makes our lives go much faster, while it eats up our time. You just click to see the news or see your friends, read something, scroll down. Then some other topics catch your attention; you surf from one site to another. Suddenly, you…

5 min
sarah’s bag: a fashionable social mission

Step into the flagship store of Sarah’s Bag in Ashrafieh and you will find a treasure trove of exquisite one-of-a-kind bags. A dizzying array of products is spread across several rooms of a Lebanese heritage-style apartment, featuring high ceilings and arched windows that welcome plenty of natural light. Bags with intricate colorful beadwork and embroidery sit alongside bags made with carved wood; marquetry techniques and shimmering plexi glass in a harmonious blend of modern and classical. The namesake brand of Sarah Beydoun has become iconic, not just for its handcrafted distinctive designs but for its honorable social cause. Founded in 2000 as part of Beydoun’s university graduate degree project in sociology, she initially set out to help women prison inmates in Lebanon earn some money by having them handcraft bags for…

3 min
at home with carla haddad

What is your definition of happiness? Family What is your greatest fear? Death What is the trait you most admire in others? Humility. When you are humble and unpretentious, you are most likely to be a good person in every aspect. What is your greatest extravagance? My car. I got a Mercedes, which was the best present I ever got for myself. What do you most value in friends? Honesty. Well, they say you pick your friends, not family. Family sometimes hides the truth to be polite to you but with good friends they tell you what you need to hear. Which talent would you most like to have? To have an amazing voice and be an equally amazing stage performer, like Beyoncé. The full package! If you could change one thing about your appearance what would it be? My eyelashes. I wish…

5 min
reem acra new york: a global fashion powerhouse

Reem Acra, the internationally renowned fashion designer, has styled some of the most famous and influential people, from royalty and heads of state to celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift and Halle Berry. Her exquisite collections are carried by luxury retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue in the United States, with an international presence in over two dozen countries at exclusive retail outlets. She was named seventh in the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women in the World list by Forbes magazine and is a recipient of the Building Bridges Award from the Bridges of Understanding Foundation, which seeks to improve relations between the United States and the Middle East. Reem Acra launched her eponymous label in 1997 from New York and has…

1 min
reem acra

For the Resort 2018 collection, Reem Acra takes us to a magical world of playful color-blocking, saccharine hues, and effortless styles. She is widely known for her bridal wear and evening wear styles, and the Resort collection whimsically showcases the designer’s mastery of versatile separates. Casual elegance permeates the collection as it offers a modern lens on special event wear. Acra’s masterfully tailored silhouettes are accentuated with bold flourishes, adding a dose of graphic chic to solid crepe styles. The full collection is a jet-set dream complete with saturated shift dresses embellished with black bows, elegantly carefree jumpsuits, and chiffon kaftans that work the minimalist side of poolside glamour. Always staying true to the brand’s romantic essence, Acra made sure the collection was suitably injected with a myriad of lace…

1 min
candy girl

Get set for your most romantic summer yet. Muriel Anghelopoulo Shaya is a Greek-Lebanese fashion designer. She studied fashion design and pattern making at "La Chambre Syndicale de La Couture Parisienne" in Paris and trained at La Maison Dior (Ready to Wear), Emanuel Ungaro (Haute Couture) and Georges Rech studio. She has been a fashion consultant and designer for many TV programs and TV commercials.…