Monthly Archives: October 2014

Push Over Silver Spoon, the Silly Spoon is Here

The Silly Spoon is a contemporary tableware and home accessories store in Achrafieh. Based on the knowledge that the ‘new home’ is more focused than ever on the table and what happens around it, sisters Lea Majdalani Ayoub and Jessica Majdalani go on to explain that “We’ve seen it at international design fairs, trendy restaurants abroad, and in our homes…” “There’s a trend dominating the tableware industry on a global level at the moment, where the table is redefined as more of a ‘living space’ rather than a place-where-you-just-eat. We call it the ‘fashion of the table’, where more accessible, yet high-end modern design is king. And so, accessorizing the home and the table is no longer such a strict, rigid and formal affair. Today, we tend to mix and match sets and styles to always create different moods for our different gatherings. There are...

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Adding an Artist’s Touch to Lebanon’s Wine Culture

Château Kefraya has teamed up with Lebanese artist Mazen Kerbaj, to create a limited edition label to celebrate the launch of the 2012 Les Bretèches, one of Lebanon’s much-loved red wines this year at Vinifest! “This year, we felt like celebrating a mythical wine with Mazen Kerbaj, an authentic, innovating and modern Lebanese artist” said Château Kefraya’s founder and chairman, Michel de Bustros. “For over 20 years we’ve had a tradition of personalizing each vintage of our Château Kefraya labels with a new painting created by a Lebanese woman artist, but this is the first time we have commissioned the entire creation of a limited edition label, namely for Les Bretèches’’. “It’s an honor to contribute to the development of Lebanese wine culture” Kerbaj said, revealing he wanted to capture Lebanon’s energy and sense of Epicureanism within the spirit of the Roman God of vine,...

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J’adore Dior: The Future in Gold Starring Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron stars in the new Dior J’adore Advert. The story… This elegant, provocative striptease rid women of the superfluous, liberated them from blinding excess. Back to essentials, baring your all and exploring your inner self. “Gold is cold.” The film made its mark and literally became part of a collective imagination. The 2000s saw J’adore conquer women’s hearts. Again, Dior chose to surprise. It returned to sumptuous opulence. Versailles became the setting for an ideal catwalk extravaganza. Charlize Theron mingled with Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and Marlene Dietrich. The Hollywood stars who stayed truest to Dior were brought together in a wild dream by Jean-Jacques Annaud. A landmark film that underlined the House of Dior’s aesthetic roots and foundations. 2014, J’adore is women’s favourite fragrance. Jean-Baptiste Mondino picks up the story where it last left off. Charlize Theron strides down the Hall of Mirrors…...

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Lanvin Men’s New Cross-Trainers: An Essential for an Adventurer

Christmas is coming… better start on some Christmas shopping ahead of time. An idea for you would be the Lanvin Men’s new cross-trainers. It’s IT accessory this FW14 season. From bright colors to neutral monotones, the new cross-trainers are an essential. The “Lanvin Homme Cross-training Sneakers” are a key feature. Playing with noble fabrics, they have become a cult object. Their modern look is created using a patchwork of luxurious materials with a couture finish: using nine differently treated varieties, the leather combines both discreet and overtly bright colors. Grained and smooth calf, calf with metallic cubes, rubberized calf, grained goat, mesh, technical fabrics, plastic inserts… Allowing a first taste of the Lanvin universe, they can  be equally suited to a semi-bespoke shirt or a bespoke suit....

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Lanvin’s Sugar Pearl Bag: A New Classic

We’re loving Lanvin’s Sugar Pearl bag. This new classic comes in a black leather decorated with hand-stitched metal pearls, a tribute to Jeanne Lanvin’s pearl necklace. Its discreet shape wraps around 3 pleats, the Lanvin Sugar is punctuated with the range’s signature graphic quilted overstitching and a leather zipped pochette. The ultimate detail: the gold-embossed Lanvin Paris signature. A must this fall....

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Montblanc Great Characters: John F. Kennedy Edition

Every Montblanc Great Characters Edition commemorates individuals who have broken new ground in the fields of culture, politics, science or the arts, and the impact of the legacy they have left behind. John F. Kennedy, one of the best known presidents in American history, inspired the world with his dynamism, optimism and ambition. During his short time as the 35th President of the United States, he was responsible for extraordinary accomplishments – enabling the first ever flight to land a man on the moon, paving the way to end segregation through civil rights advocacy and inspiring the young with the Peace Corps. The Montblanc Great Characters John F. Kennedy Edition pays tribute to the many facets of JFK: the statesman, the charismatic leader, the intellectual, but also the personal side of this figure as a devoted family man. The design of each edition reveals one...

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