Lost in Lebanon

After ten years, my sister and I finally headed out on our next adventure - Lebanon. I packed pretty light for two weeks, went without wifi, explored a city/country I never thought I'd travel to.


I have to apologize for the lack of updating on my social channels when halfway around the world, but whenever I tried pulling out a camera - we were asked to put it away. I did manage to take some great snapchats (find me: thestyleboro), teach my sister the art of #ootds, and have her take a few great photos on my phone.

Our great hosts took us to Beït Ed Dîne in Mont-Liban to check out a palace built in 1788. AKA the perfect chance for my sister and I to have an impromptu photo shoot without looking scandalous.


For our trip, I did some research on the climate and the nightclub scene (it is the party capital of the Middle East after all). After checking our itinerary, I packed printed cotton dresses, a few slacks, breathable tops along, sneakers for our walking tours and my favorite go-with-anything Swedish Hasbeens.

In case you were wondering, my sister tends to overpack so I just wore her things for our boozy nights out and went shopping in her suitcase for a dress to wear to the wedding.

What I wasn't prepared for was the humidity that lingered after a sandstorm. Holy cow - I've never sweated so much within moments of stepping outside.


Where We Went:
Beit Al Ezz - we got lost, gave up, and drank mocktails here
Leila - amazing Lebanese food
Beirut Souks - shopping center
Balthazar - amazing desserts
Seven Sisters - Outdoor nightclub for those who can hang
Music Hall - Live music and a definite must-do experience
Pigeon Rocks @ Raouche - You can spot these from your plane when arriving
Hamra Street - for the downtown experience
Abu Elie - a communist themed bar where we found a few expats
Zaitouna Bay - there were a few rooftop bars in this area that were awesome
Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque - right next to our hotel and where most protests were being held
The Jeita Grotto - not sure if this is a wonder of the world but it should be


Sunglasses: The Row  DressJ. Crew  Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens  Necklace: Atelier Yumi (similar here)  Purse: French Connection (similar style)  LipglossMegan via Buxom

There were so many places my sis and I wanted to scope out, but there wasn't enough time or we were dealt a bad hangover.

A few key takeaways from my experience: the people are incredibly nice, the food is delicious, the traffic is insane, Lebanese ladies are gorgeous, I can't hang when it comes to their nightlife,  there is SO MUCH HISTORY everywhere you look. And if you're curious - I felt completely safe walking around with my sister and without.

Lebanon, we will be back!

Photos by Tanya Olmedo.

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Sears Big Memorial Day Sale

What's better than a #TGIF? Oh, a little sale action on the side + a long weekend. That's right you guys, this weekend we're hitting up the beaches, getting toasty at a BBQ, and asking dad for a drive to Sears for their major Memorial Day Sale

Yep, this weekend the sales are ON. I saved up some funds to help spruce up my tiny apartment with some of Sear's best offerings and getting dad to help drive me (i.e. help with purchases). Plus, my dad is the pickiest shopper so I rather he be there to pick out his Father's Day gift early.

Here's my plan of attack:

- Window treatments for my living room (and keep that hot heat out)
- A sturdy carry-on for my summer travels (extra 15% with TRAVEL15)
- Fierce one-piece for pool parties (and hopefully Miami)
- An air purifier because I never want to deal with this pollen ever again. 

I'm not in the market for a mattress but do know how expensive it can be. So if you or anyone you know are looking to upgrade their "hay" so to speak make sure you point them in the direction of Sears. They're slashing prices here (60% off + another 10%) which is pretty amazing.

After all that much needed home maintenance you better believe I'm going to help myself to even more hamburgers and hot dogs.

Oh, and if there isn't a Sears around you - don't forget the sale is happening online right now.

Today's post is sponsored by ShopAtHome.com + Sears - thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible! And as always, all opinions are my own.

Triangl in the Sun

With snowstorm Juno headed directly for NE, why not post up a few photos from last weekend's trip to Orlando. UGH. I was lucky enough to escape the NE for a bit and bust out a few warm-weather favorites. Generally, I'm not one to flaunt a full-on bikini but this PilyQ kimono had me feeling a little ballsy.

There's something to be said about an amazing cover-up that makes you want to bare it all. Well, almost. But, this PilyQ kimono certainly comes close to doing the trick. All that fringe and a cut that drapes the body, it had me wishing for a few extra days in sunny Orlando. 

Sunglasses: Asos (similar here)  Kimono: PilyQ (borrowed)  Bikini: c/o Triangl  ShortsOld Navy  Shoes: Funkis  SPF: Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen via Neutrogena

Now here's the story on the Miami Mint bikini from Triangl. It's such an awesome color and brand but I've been waiting since August to flaunt it on the blog. Reason being I didn't feel completely comfortable wearing such little material on the interwebs. 

After a few months of sweating it out with Classpass, I finally felt fit and ready - so here it is. I know, I know, it's not the entire bikini but it's a start :). For those of you curious on the sizing, definitely order up. I'm normally a small (and pretty flat-chested lol) but still had to order up - the neoprene material doesn't stretch. If you have a little bit more junk in the trunk consider ordering up two sizes.

If you're curious as to which classes on Classpass I've been taking, stay tuned for tomorrow's post.

Photos by Anna Rosh.

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