The Present Perfect

I wasn’t planning on blogging about Beirut Design Week, but I was asked by a fellow Tweeter who saw my tweets from the Design and Urban Space talk and asked if...

Saturday morning Samantha and I hopped in a cab with new friends Bethany and Ted and left the hot, muggy climate of Beirut for the cool, fresh mountain air of Baabdat....

Although we’ve passed the mid-June mark, temperatures have finally made it into the 90s on a regular basis, and I’ve been to the beach on more than one occasion, it’s not...

A little over a year ago I fell in love with Tawlet and their Lebanese-style weekend brunch. Since then, I’ve been there quite a few times and it never disappoints. The...

My friend Jodi hosted a lovely Sunday lunch for her friends who are passing through Beirut on their round-the-world journey. It was a lovely afternoon of friends, good food, good conversation,...

The lazy days of summer are just around the corner (just have to make it through three more weeks of school/work first). In the meantime I’ve been trying to hit up...

Yesterday I was enjoying the warm weather on my balcony when a horrible chemical smell wafted up to the seventh floor accompanied by the sound of an obnoxiously loud motor. I...

Last night I returned to Beirut after a lovely and relaxing triathlon weekend in Batroun to some frantic tweets from my students wanting to know if we had school the next...

There are so many things to love about this country and yet an equal amount of things to drive you completely insane. Yesterday I went skiing up at Faraya and it...

The old French Mandate and Ottoman-era architecture of Beirut is one of my favorite things about the city. I love the balconies held up by strong yet intricate corbels, the triple-arched...