Monday, 29 November 2010

Shine @ Hard Rock, Beirut!

I went to Hard Rock Cafe last night because everyone knows that Mondays mean open beer and buffalo wings over there. Apparently everyone also knew that there would be a live band playing there, leaving me absolutely clueless. I found out that this band was named Shine, and that they were so good that they played at Hard rock through all of November.

They finally came on, and I was impressed. They could possibly be the best unsigned band I've heard here in Lebanon. Although the female singer is extremely lively, jumping around on tables and chairs, I would describe her voice as close to Celine Dion's, she can hit all her notes beautifully. The male singer was overly energetic, I think the only time he stayed still was during the song Chasing Cars, where he decided to lie down on the floor.

They knew how to engage their audience, and I was really upset that I hadn't heard about them earlier. November is pretty much over, which means so is their performance. At least that's what I thought, until they came on stage and announced that they were staying for another month!

So this is all that I have to say to you all. If you haven't gotten the chance to see them perform, you have to. It is so worth it. They are lively, they make the crowd move, and they are insanely talented. They play Saturday to Thursdays from 9 p.m.

Go book a table at Hard Rock now!!!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Shi Tayyeb w Shi 7elo - Review

The event took place in EM Chill on Mar Mekhayel Street. I got a little lost at the beginning, but finally managed to make it there. The setting was very laid back, which I really liked. The first thing you see is a buffet brought to you by Garden on a Plate. The food looked great! I couldn't have any myself because being a journalism student leaves you with very little time to enjoy certain things, and so I didn't have much time to spend there. But I did enjoy the black and white Egyptian movie they were showing, with some relaxing Arabic instrumentals playing in the background.

Then came the jewelry. The pieces were presented on stands and tables, and the designer (Zinab Chahine) was sitting behind one of the tables, busy working on a necklace for one of her customers.

Again, I was really impressed with the jewelry, and also with the designer. I got to meet Zinab, and I thought she was really sweet. She told me that her now successful business started off as a hobby, where she took a picture that interested her, put it on a chain, added some wire glasses to the man in the picture and wore it out that night. Now, she's always busy making or altering jewelry for her many customers.

She also showed me an endless number of charms and explained that she also does custom designs, so you can choose whatever charms you want and put them on a bracelet or necklace. I'm definitely going to be doing that once I have some time to pick out the charms I want. I really do suggest that you all check it out, I'm going to post the link to her Facebook page again. There are some great ready-made pieces, and the best part is that you can choose your own designs to make it one of a kind.

I forgot my camera, once again, so here's the best I could do!

Old movie projected on the wall
 Stands holding jewelry
 Jewelry I now own :)

That's all for today!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Sandra J: From Beirut to Kuwait

Usually my blog posts would target readers in Kuwait when I'm back in Kuwait, and readers in Lebanon while I'm here in Beirut. Well today's an exception, this one is for all the readers in Kuwait!

Sandra J. offers a variety of handbags, luggage, flats, laptop bags, wallets, bracelets, etc. and is usually found in Kulte, Verdun and Cream, Saifi Village. You can also find their products in Paris and Geneva.

For those living in Kuwait who are interested in these products, good news! Sandra J. is now available in Kuwait!

You can find them at Galleria 2000, boutique N.11 in Salmiya!

Check it out!

Things Worth Going To

Hello everyone! Before anything I have a reminder for you all,

tomorrow is the "Shi 7elo w Shi Tayyeb" event, where Zinab Chahine will be presenting her very unique jewelry (Ctrl+Z Designs), and Aline Khokaz Ian will be presenting her very appetizing home-made dishes (Garden on a Plate)! It is taking place at Electro Mechanique on Mar Mekhayel Street and starts at 6:00 p.m. See you there!

There's another thing going on that's gotten me all excited! The Beirut Dance Company is performing from the 4th to the 14th of November at the Monnot Theater. It's titled "The Dress" and starts at 8:30 p.m.

I haven't been to a ballet in a very long time, so I'm really excited about this. I'm going to try and get myself some tickets! For those who are also interested, here's the number that you can call for reservations and more information: 01/20 24 22

That's all for today!