Cartier boutique

The new Cartier boutique was inaugurated last December, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Louis Ferla, managing director of Cartier Middle East, and Tony Salamé, CEO and owner of Aïshti

Allenby St., Downtown Beirut, tel. 01.972.600

People at Faqra

The elegant highlight of Faqra’s social scene, People restaurant is open once again for the winter season. Sample thin-crust pizzas, gourmet hamburgers and organic salmon while looking over endless expanses of snow.

Open for dinner on Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. For reservations, tel. 09.301.777

GH by Georges Hobeika

Lebanese fashion designer Georges Hobeika unveiled GH, his first prêt-a-porter line, for spring/summer 2012. The women’s collection features stylish separates, ensembles and accessories.


Houda Kassatly

Lebanese artist Houda Kassatly exhibits her dramatic photographs of ruined old Beirut homes in a captivating show entitled “Fastes et Dévastations.”

On view from February 21-March 17 at Galerie Alice Mogabgab, Karam Bldg., Sassine, Ashrafieh, tel. 01.204.984,

Le Petit Gris

Housed inside one of Gemmayze’s charming old buildings, Le Petit Gris is a French bistro specializing in escargots (croquilles). Other bistro specials, like steak-frites, are also on offer.

Petit Collège St., Gemmayze, tel. 01.443.737.


New concept store 6:05 by dépêchemode bills itself as a “meeting place, an exhibition area and a fashion playground.” Niche clothing brands available here include Alexander Wang, The Row, Surface to Air and Iro.

Palladium Bldg, Minet el Hosn, tel. 01.974.199,