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WASHINGTON DC

Prestige issue 155, April 2006
Federal Capital of the United States and international center of influence, Washington DC (District of Columbia), named after the first president of the US George Washington, shines with the beauty of its green spaces, its administrative buildings and prestigious historic monuments.

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Najwa Karam: The voice of Love

Prestige issue 153, February 2006
In her home reflecting the warmth of her heart, Najwa Karam, aptly named Princess of Lebanese song, conquered me from the first moment we met, both for her sweetness as for her great culture. During this open interview with this superstar adored by the Lebanese, Prestige discovers a very sensitive woman, loving of her

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Franca Casagli: A painting in a scarf

Prestige issue 256, November 2014
It was a chance meeting. Painter Franca Casagli was seating in her pavilion surrounded by her dancing hand painted silk scarves at the milanese fair WHITE: a unique and poetic vision. Prestige talked to this award-winning Italian painter who expresses herself through her «foulard d’auteur».

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Michèle Souhaid : “Passion and Professionalism of the al Mandaloun family “

Prestige issue 256, November 2014
Strongly present on the Lebanese market for nearly forty years, the Group of restaurants al Mandaloun innovates again and again by its concepts. The latest to date, al Mandaloun pastry, adjacent to Mandaloun Coffee Dbayé. A new concept in the Middle East and a unique setting in the vaults of the old house invite you to discover

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Where does the water that feeds the Jeita Grotto come from?

Prestige issue 256, November 2014
The project of the Lebanese Cave Diving Project began in 2013 with the discovery of underwater cave of 1000m at Nabay arriving at a depth of 43m. The purpose of the Lebanese Cave Diving Project is to explore and build maps of underground caves, and to educate and train future cave divers. The project Jeita66 followed with the

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Lebanese Wine

Prestige issue 256, November 2014
The Phoenicians exported already, for over 4000 years their jars of wine and developed vineyards and wine cellars. Later, in Roman times in the middle of the second century BC, a temple was dedicated to Bacchus, the god of wine, in the region of Baalbeck. It was in the Bekaa Valley that viticulture has developed first. The monks used to produce wine for religious purposes. Today, the culture of vineyards conquered several areas including Mount

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Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge Celebrates ten years of passion

Prestige issue 256, November 2014
Officine Panerai celebrates in 2014 ten-year partnership with the world of classic yachting. Ten years of passion: passion for the sea, the beauty and history of each vessel having made the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge the leading international regatta circuit reserved for vintage yachts. These ten years testify of the long-term commitment of Officine Panerai for the promotion of a tradition and an extraordinary cultural heritage: the Ladies of the

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Fashion Fall – Winter 2014-2015

Prestige issue 256, November 2014
The wind is rising … A sixties air is blowing on the catwalk. Disturbances along the coast … The dark clouds threaten. Torrential rains? Nothing stops the Weather Girl. Anticyclone of colors in perspective: vibrant colorama, timeless gray, Burgundy lees of wine and pacifist khaki. A little pastel softness after the storm is required.

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12 Key Pieces

Prestige issue 256, November 2014
Twelve key pieces at the head of your shopping list for an «up-to-date» winter 2014-2015 wardrobe.

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Yasmine Dabbous: Celebration of Cultures

Prestige issue 256, November 2014
Ethnic Tree is a line of handmade ethnic jewelry. Raw materials such as silver and vintage tribal ethnic fabric from trips I make in the areas from Guatemala to Vietnam. Once assembled, they are transformed into necklaces or brooches, unique pieces difficult to duplicate.

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