Art i Arquitectura


No.10 September 2019 - March 2020

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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home magazine lebanon

EDITORIAL TEAM Founder & Editor in Chief Patricia Bitar Cherfan Director Pierre Atallah Senior Editorial Consultant Sandra Whitehead Assistant Editor Tanya Abou-Ghazaly Proofreader Lauren Holtmeier Editorial Coordinator Jessica Samara Antoun Tracy Seif CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Ammar Abd Rabbo Farah Abu Assli Marian Adreani Maya Alameddine Ala’ al-Sukhni Geoff Oliver Bugbee Meredith Cavaleri Mohamad Chehimi Peter Cobbin Celine Dagher Aia Dakdouk Ibrahim Ezzat Alain Francis Safin Hamid Elie Harb Oussama Kallab Laura Karam Laurent Koffel Roger Moukarzel (cover photo) Jordan Kubat Photography Josephine Lesaffre Ayman Lotfi Ruth Moucharafieh Zakaria Rakha Special Assignment Photographer Charbel Saade George Sahyoun Karim Sakr Omar Sfeir Adib Shaaban Pete Sousa Charalampos Tsirmpas Akl Yazbeck STAFF WRITERS Tanya Abou-Ghazaly Celine Aljamil Carole Atallah Carelle Bassil Jacob Boswall Vanessa Breeding Christina Fakhry Alia Fawaz Maryam Ghaddar Houda Houbeish Ayman Makarem Vivecca Chatila Malkoun Bob Mattar Lara El Mekkawi Patricia Mihaly Nabti, Ph.D. Louis Prosser Maria Sakr Sandra Whitehead Yara Zgheib, Ph.D. CONTRIBUTORS / CITIZEN JOURNALISTS Ibrahim Akoum, Ph.D. -HOME's Adviser on Business and Economics Hana Alamuddin Frida Anbar Frederick von Aspern Brian Boyle Mireille Corbani Ana Cecilia Juri Feghali Bilal Ghalib Rudy Kamel Fadi Kanaan Dr. George Karam Paul Katsivelis, Ph.D. Josephine Lesaffre Ruth Moucharafieh Alex Ray Muriel Anghelopoulo Shaya CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATORS Meredith Cavaleri Josephine Lesaffre ART DIRECTION &…

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letter to my daughter

Like countless who came before me and others yet to come, I am a Lebanese parent who sends her children away as gifts to the world. More than parents of any other nation, we find ourselves hugging our almost-grown children in airports, wishing them well as they leave us to pursue higher education or career opportunities. Is it too much to ask to grow old with our children? Are we doomed as a nation to live forever entrapped in this spiral of separation and agony? I am sharing the letter I left behind when I accompanied my daughter to settle in the United States. I believe the words will resonate with many of you. I left my Laeticia this letter with a small gift, a necklace, for her to wear as she begins…

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en beige

Muriel Anghelopoulo Shaya is a Greek-Lebanese fashion designer. She studied fashion design and patternmaking at l'Ecole de 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 commercials.…

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sandra mansour, a sartorial tour de force

With hard work, dedication, and a strong vision, the Beirut-based designer rose through the ranks of the competitive world of the fashion industry. Today, Sandra Mansour’s fairytale creations are highly coveted in the Middle East and beyond. Sandra Mansour candidly shares her inspiring story with HOME. It has been 10 years since Sandra Mansour launched her eponymous prêt à porter [ready-to-wear] label in Beirut which also provides sur mesure items. Today, she has become the goto designer for outfits with a distinct artistic flair. Elegant but by no means ostentatious, Mansour describes her creations as “luxurious ready-to-wear not haute couture.” In her delightful spacious, pastel-hued showroom, elegant maxi gowns embellished with intricate embroidery and beadwork hang alongside playful fringed mini cocktail dresses and flowing floral print dresses. Prolific, the designer unveils no…

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le marchand de rêves

Omar Sfeir creates unforgettable experiences for people looking to escape the dullness of everyday life through costumes, photography, and fantasy. Le Marchand de Rêves is a platform that combines vintage fashion and uniquely constructed photo booths. Think of each photo booth as an elaborate dressing room or theatrical set that contains an extensive range of costumes. Clients enter this booth and select the outfit they desire — either on their own or with the guidance of a stylist. After the outfit, accessories, and props have been chosen, the client also gets their hair and make-up done to complete the look. Once there, one can channel their inner Marie Antoinette, pirate, ballerina, or perhaps even the Marquis de Sade! Visitors just have to wish for whatever personage they want to become, and their…

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rallye des grâces

In an unconventional crossover, a car race doubles as an empowerment network for women to kickstart their own businesses. Chahrazad Rizk, a powerhouse of Swiss and Berber origins, is the driving force behind the Rallye des Grâces, or Women Classic Rally. HOME sat down with the first Arab woman to organize a rally in an Arab country to find out more about the event itself — one that rallies behind women’s freedom while underscoring the importance of femininity. The women who attend are not just women but women with global impact, such as NASA astronaut Mary Ellen Weber, high-profile entrepreneurs Sha-Chelle Manning and Sharon Amezcua, and princesses Tania de Bourbon Parme and Helen de Yougoslavie. How did the Rallye des Grâces start? I am a woman who loves the rally. While growing up…