Cherry on the Rooftop


Downtown Beirut’s Le Gray hotel re-opened its stylish rooftop lounge for the summer season. Cherry on the Rooftop is an open-air nighttime watering hole with dazzling views of the mountains, sea and city skyline.

Le Gray, Downtown Beirut, tel. 01.972.000,

Dior Homme


Inspired by street wear, Dior Homme’s Black Tie sneakers combine casual design elements with couture details. Available in Petrol Blue and Havana Brown, the fabric and leather high tops feature a heel engraved with CD.

Available at Dior and Aïshti stores


After a six-year hiatus, Italian brand Genny has re-emerged with a new head designer, Gabriele Colangelo, and a provocative comeback collection for spring/summer 2012.
Available at Aïshti stores.

Baalbeck Festival

The Baalbeck International Festival returns this year with a stellar lineup that includes Chico & Gypsies (June 29), Zucchero (July 5), Saber Rebaï (July 7), Jessye Norman (July 13) and Mashrou’ Leila (July 15).
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House of Today

An “artisanal platform” created by Cherine Magrabi, House of Today sells fashion, funiture and objects by Lebanese designers. The pop-up store lasts for a month and will recur every year with a different theme.
Open until June 29, Villa Zein, Omar Daouk St., Downtown Beirut, tel. 03.600.172.


Newly reopened for summer, the Mövenpick hotel’s outdoor Square lounge is the perfect place to unwind while enjoying music, signature cocktails and the glorious Mediterranean.
Mövenpick, Raouche, tel. 01.869.666,