WHAT: POTLUCK LUNCH AND BOOK SWAP
WHEN: May 10, 2014
WHERE: Private apartment, Sassine Square, Achrafieh
HOW: A dozen ladies gathered to taste-test each other’s favorite recipes – from broad bean salad to red pepper dip – and indulge in white wine sparklers (the summer drink of choice for those of us from the American suburbs). Everyone left a previously read book and picked up a friend’s old favorite.
WHAT: VINTAGE BELLY DANCING SHOW
WHEN: April 2, 2014
WHERE: Villa Clara, Mar Mikhael
HOW: Once the sun went down, we took over Villa Clara’s cozy terrace to catch up over cocktails and fall under the spell of traditional belly dancer Suha Deeb.