Stunning Beirut: Christmas 2011

Christmas is a celebration embedded in most cultures, despite its initial religious connotation. In Lebanon, these couple of days are particularly important and we spend the entire month of december preparing them; regardless of our religion. Beirut looks gorgeous this year and I can’t but feel positive about the future.

Al Nahar old building, all shining in Beirut Souks

Christmas is such that every year at that same date, we look back at the previous year’s celebration. For this occasion, I want to share a quote by M.Gandhi “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” In Lebanon, we tend to forget very quickly. We forget our past pains, we forget the misery of the wars we got into and we forget about our real ennemies but all without really forgiving each others.

Tonight, the focus is on forgiving. Yes and I will start by forgiving myself for the hurt I could have caused to others and my own self. I also want to truly forgive the untruthful persons I’ve ran into. Be grateful and value who you’ve become. Let’s just love the Christmas’ feel tonight and stay with the ones who matter the most.

This season, Beirut screams it to the world with all the songs, the love and the lights that invaded the city. Special focus on Downtown Beirut in this post.

Cartier boutique on Allenby Street decorated with red spotlights, red ribbons and a cascade of red boxes.

Merry Christmas from fashionably decorated Beirut to the rest of the world 🙂

Pictures’ courtesy: Cartier’s decoration by Aishti and the rest of the pictures were taken by @JanaHuss and myself.

Fashionably yours,

                                 Lana xx

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