Monthly Archives: November 2011

Your Speeding Ticket- Delivered!

That’s right! I was getting my nails done this afternoon and my “aesthetician” lady tells me that she received a call today from a police station branch to inform her that she has a 50,000LL  “zabet” for speeding. Better yet, the cop was calling to inquire about her home address. In fact, he sent another cop from the station to deliver the ticket  right to her door. Convenient or downright strange? Either way if you thought you’d be procrastinating on that pending ticket you got because you thought the radars stopped working, think again!

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Yes those are actually 3D aluminum pipe-shaped objects attached to Maya Diab’s dress. I was worried she’d stab herself in the arm as she was dancing at one point.  So what do you say genius or has this lady finally lost it? You decide…

My Best Friend’s Girlfriends

My male best friend loves the ladies. He’s a dog and he knows it. He sees nothing wrong with trying to get with as many girls as he can. Just to be clear, they’re all more than happy to comply.

Of course he’ll meet the “occasional one” which he’ll momentary picture a future with, and then snap right back into reality as soon as she says or makes one move towards that future path. He enjoys calling all of the girls “wifey” or “marteh” and to be fair they love it too- yes even after only two weeks of dating. Then  he’ll proceed to leave them, either by text or phone or by simply fading out of their lives. Charming I tell you.

Here’s where I come into the picture. I’m a girls’ girl. And usually I end up getting along with most of them, except for a few psychos, but we can leave those stories for a different post ;)

It’s so hard for me to let go sometimes. I end up forming strong bonds with these women, we become close and before you know it we’re practically BFFs. When I finally pat myself on the back for ensuring my best man found the perfect girl, he decides to move on to the next one. The worst part, he expects me to drop them as fast as he did.

I try to reason with him, but he says my loyalty should lie with him and only him. Yes my friends, the average Lebanese man is VERY territorial even when he isn’t your boyfriend. So I told him I’m not gonna stop hanging out with her and he  felt betrayed.  I’m putting my foot down, I am no longer gonna meet any of  his girls until he is 100% sure she’s a keeper. He thinks I’m being irrational. I think I’m minimizing drama. What do you think?

The Sweater Kind of Weather

Patterns and knits aren’t always so hot, but let’s face it, winter came early this year and the ski-season is just around the corner so as much as we all dream of  sliding the slopes in something more flattering, chances are you won’t survive. So here are some of my Fav sweaters and leggings Shopbop‘s got in store this  season.  Stay Warm!

Ella Moss Sweater

Thakoon Addition Pullover

Juicy Couture Pullover

Free People Leggings

Club Monaco Leggings

Lebanese Woman Murdered In Jounieh

I’ve been deeply disturbed by the story of the young woman who was found dead in the area of Sahel Alma in Jounieh yesterday. Miriam al-Ashqar, 28, was last seen by her family Monday as she made her way to a monastery she regularly visits. The details are shady but some outlets are reporting that her body was found in the woods Tuesday with inherent evidence of abuse and rape, details of which I would rather not get into. All evidence led back to the foriegn janitor that works at the monastery who is now in custody. Rumors have also been circulating about the possible involvement of two other men in the murder who are still at large. Everyone seems to have something to say about this murder and suddenly many people seem to be distant relatives of the victim. It’s understandable how people are shocked by this horrific murder as incidents like this are really not that regular in Lebanon, I just wish everyone would take it easy on the conspiracy theories and leave it to the investigators on the case. I hope this man is brought to justice and gets what he deserves and I urge all women in the area and others to be extra careful and cautious in all their whereabouts. My deepest condolences go out to the Ashqar family for their big loss.

It’s Raining It’s Pouring

We all need a good sturdy waterproof pair of boots to get us through the mini-floods we have to bare when it rains in our part of the world. But who says you have to sacrifice style just to stay dry? Check out these hot rain boots with some chic matching umbrellas.

1) Python Umbrella- Marc by Marc Jacobs

2) Vintage Dot Umbrella- Felix Rey

3) Rubber Boots–AIGLE

4) Regent boots- Hunter Boots

5) Blaire Riding Boots- Tory Burch