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Bargain Deals Online

I’m enjoying the growing list of bargain websites that bring you 50 – 90% discount deals off products and services such as hotels, beauty, relaxation, sports, dining and drinks.

There may be more but these are the ones I am currently aware of.  Join on their mailing list or join their FB groups to keep up to date with their offers.




One of my favorite websites for activities across Lebanon throughout the year is  It’s easy to use, pretty comprehensive and has activities split by categories of interest such as conferences, art, kids, food and drinks, nightlife, etc.

Delicious Desserts from Secrets

We had a lovely family gathering tonight and one of the fam brought a huge colorful box with Secrets written on the top.  I couldn’t help but sneak a peak when noone was looking.  I almost had a heart attack when I did because I found 12 Creme brulees (each in their own containers) that looked crisp, creamy and just the right amount of sweet.  I decided to skip dinner and go straight to dessert!  I’m not really a sweet lover but OMG, those creme brulees were pure heaven.  They tasted even better than they looked.   The bakery that creates these delicious treats is called Hazem Arayssi Secrets in Koraytem.  I’m not sure about their other desserts but I can definitely vouch for the creme brulees 🙂

L’Ancre Seafood Restaurant – The most beautiful view in Jounieh

One of my favorite spots in Jounieh has to be L’Ancre.  This restaurant is ideal for both lunch and dinner with a stunning view of the bay of Jounieh all the way to Beirut.  If you look down to the rocks below, you’ll see fishermen collecting their catch of the day.

We spent the day today enjoying the view at L’Ancre but with such a stunning view and plenty of family pictures to take, I completely forgot to take a picture of the view alone.  But I found this beautiful pic of the view at night on the net. 

This spot is a must if you are a seafood fan.  Call ahead for reservations on 09855529. for Expats

Calling all Expats in Beirut!  I recently joined a community of expats all over the world that really make an effort to network and close the gap in distance.  So far I’ve been to one of their gatherings and I was happy to see that there is a quite large expat community of people in Lebanon from all over the world.  Many are originally Lebanese that have been living outside, many are foreigners who have moved over for a job and there are also many Lebanese who travel frequently that like to meet new people.  The website has a forum for each city in which members can gather, post and meet other expats.  Internations is originally German yet is available to most cities around the world.   You can apply to be a part of or visit them on their facebook group.

Links to Love: Marc & Angel Hack Life – Practical Tips for Productive Living

I love this site!  It’s a breath of fresh air to receive such inspirational words, lists and guidelines on a daily or weekly basis.  Check out some of the most popular posts according to their readers.

Kimantra Spa – Dbayeh

I’ve been out of action for the last year although I have come across alot of treasures in Lebanon.  One of which is my ultimate relaxation haven called Kimantra Spa.  It initially started for women but recently opened up for men as well.  I’ve tried everything from Balinese to Thai to Ayervedic massage but I always come back to the Balinese as its my favorite. 

 This cosy little spa has a very rustic look set in burgundy and purple colors and dark brown wood.  The atmosphere is filled with calming scents and enchanting music.  Massages can range from $60 to $120 depending on time and detail required.

For more information, visit their website  or call them on 04-546654.

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