The Present Perfect


Beirut, City of Contrasts: Painted cubes in the window of the chic (and outrageously expensive Orient 499) with the old, bombed-out Holiday Inn across the street reflecting back on them.

I was walking down Abdel Aziz with my friend Samantha on the way home from the new Younes and noticed there was an art opening at a gallery. We popped in and had a glass of wine and checked out the paintings of Omar Fakhoury. We enjoyed it a lot.