Wednesday, February 1, 2017

My Beirut List

Beirut, Lebanon has a always been a second home for me and a has special place in my heart.  Growing up , my family and I spent a couple of months every year. Theres always something interesting and new to see or do every time we fly there! What I love about Beirut the most is, t how locals embrace culture in everything! I know that a lot of you haven't been to Lebanon for ages. So here's a little list I created from my past couple of trips.
 (Most places I've tried out, but there are some that were recommended by locals and friends! )

( Zaytoni Bay Marina) I honestly felt I was a legit photographer .

 ( Harari Mosque in Downtown Beirut,  So beautiful)

Beirut Souks ( Open air mall for high-end and high-street brands, Cinema and cool hip restaurants too)
Solider (  high-end brands like Dior, Gucci, Chanel, Celine, Dolce and Gabbana)
Abc- الاشرفيه ( Stores, department store, restaurants and cafes)
Abc- ظبيه
City Mall ( Closed mall , mostly high street brands)
City Center ( New closed mall, mostly high street brands like Topshop and HM)
Some boutiques in مار مخايل و الجميزه ( local brands)
Aishti - ظبيه ( high-end brands) preferably to go during the day, weather is beautiful theres also a cafe called People and a restaurant called "Meat the Fish", Theres also a Spa and hair salon where I did my ashy-pink hair there.
سوق الطيب- Farmer's market in Beirut Souks every Saturday from early morning to around 3 pm
اشغالنا- Handmade items\ flea market
Saifi Village- Local shops including Cream multi-brand store and other cute local brand shops, make sure to have coffee and waffle at the cafe in the middle

Falmanki - ( its a must go cafe! great vibes and food, open really late!)
قهوة ليلى - Great to get a snack or drink coffee
ام شريفcafe
قهوة عزمي
Eat Sunshine ( organic, healthy)
Bar Tartine
Back Burner ( Speciality coffee)

Lebanese Restaurants:
ام شريف
السلطان ابراهيم
برج الحمام

International Restaurants :
Zaytoni Bay ( Restaurants and Cafe's overlooking the Marina)
The Village ( A couple of Restaurants and Cafe's)
Villa Clara ( French)
Le Avenue du parc ( French)
Memory lane ( International)
Gathering ( French, International)
Gilt ( Mediterranean , European)
Burgundy ( French)
Saks ( International)
Celsius ( International)
Happy Prince ( Burgers)
Kampai ( Japanese )
Metropole ( French)
Society ( French)
La Parrilla ( Steakhouse)
Centrale ( French)

Shows and Entertainment:
ام شريف
Music Hall

Le Gray
Four Seasons
Movenpick Hotel
Saifi Suites ( boutique hotel)

Beach and Pools ( Summer season only) :
Madam Bleu- Beirut ( They also have two cool restaurants there Sea salt (seafood) and Popolo ( Italian)
Orchid Beach Resort- Jiyeh
Iris Beach Club- Damour
Edde Sands Resort- Jbeil
Mandaloun Beach Club- Dbayeh
Rivera Hotel- Beirut
Cyan Beach Resort- Kaslik, Jounieh
Veer Boutique Hotel & Resort  - Kaslik, Jounieh

( Em Shreif Cafe, Falfel Sandwich and Pomegranate Juice to die for) 

( Found this Cafe in Saiffi Village, Super cute spot and super cute barista haha )

( Backburner seating area)

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Outfit Post: Plaid all the Way

I had to share this beautiful shoot with you. It was a little more than a year ago, when I hand blonde long locks and lived in Hollywood. This just shows you how crazy busy my year was! I didn't even have time to share this with you. It was literally outside an old record store around my apartment and everything behind this photo shoot screamed Los Angeles. Speaking of Los Angeles, I really don't know when was the last time I wore those shoes! These my friends are the highest most comfortable shoes I've ever walked in. I miss everything about this shoot!

Outfit details:
Sweater: LF Stores
Pants: American Apparel
Shoes: Jeffery Campbell 
Sunglasses: Prada
Ring: Chanel
Necklace: Local Lebanese designer  

Photos taken by: 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

My Los Angeles Shopping List

Melrose Trading Post Flea Market

Melrose Trading Post Flea Market

 Nasty Gal ( Melrose)

 Larchmont Village Farmer's Market 

 Larchmont Village Farmer Market

Hello again! 
Thank for all the amazing feedback on my LA food list. Solets shoot the next batch! Yes! its my favorite batch for sure. As all of you might know that I love mixing clothes. My outfits usually consist of pieces from all of the following categories. Don't be afraid to experiment and try new styles! I discovered my real style when I moved to Los Angeles and took away all of the voices that told me not to! It's your turn to go wild in style and discover your inner fashionista! Please share your experience with me through my Instagram and Snapchat on@ stylemesausan
Love you loads,

High-end Designer Shopping Areas:
Rodeo Drive from (Wilshire Blvd. to Santa Monica Blvd.)
Robertson Blvd. (3rd Street to Beverly Blvd.)
Melrose (Fairfax to Robertson Blvd.)
Melrose Place

High-street Designer Shopping Areas:
Melrose (La Brea to Fairfax)
Fairfax (Beverly Blvd. to Melrose)
Abbot Kenny
3rd St (Fairfax to La Cienega) 
Manhattan Beach (Main street)
Santa Monica (Main Street)

Shopping Malls:
The Grove
Westfield Century City
The Beverly Center
The Glendale Galleria 
Hollywood x Highland
3rd street promenade, Santa Monica 

High-street Boutiques:
Nasty Gal (Melrose / 3rd street promenade, Santa Monica)
LF stores (Robertson Blvd.)
LF stores (Abbot Kenny)
LF stores (Larchmont)
Hardware (Larchmont)
Hardware (Century City)
Eden Sky (Melrose)
Seven (Melrose)
American Rag (La Brea Ave.)
Wild style (Melrose)
Fashion BNKR (Downtown LA)

High-end Designer Multi-brands:
Intermix (Beverly Dr.)
Satine  (3rd Street/ Abbot Kenny)
Elodie K (Melrose place)
Dash Boutique (Melrose)
Oak (Beverly Blvd.)
Open Ceremony (La Cienega)
Madison (Melrose/ 3rd Street)

High-end Designer Boutiques:
Assembly (Melrose)
Alice and Olivia (Melrose/ Beverly Dr.)
Anine Bing (3rd Street)
Acne Studios (Downtown LA)
Rag and Bone (Melrose)
Reformation (Melrose)
The Row (Melrose place)

Vintage Stores:
Decades (Melrose)
Squaresville (Los feliz)
What goes around comes around (La Brea Ave.)
American Rag (La Brea Ave.)
Wasteland (Melrose)
SLOW (Melrose)
Polka dots and moon beams (3rd Street)

Concept Stores:
Poketo (Downtown LA)
The Well (Downtown LA)
Fred Segal (Melrose )

Farmer Markets and Flea Markets:
Melrose Trading post flea market (every Sunday until 5)
Rose bowl flea market (First Sunday of every month until 3)
Hollywood farmers market (every Sunday until 1)
Larchmont village farmers market (every Sunday until 2)
Melrose place farmers market (every Sunday until 2)

Abbot Kenny Food Truck (First Friday of every month)

Monday, March 21, 2016

My Los Angeles Food List

Alfred Coffee ( Melrose place) 

 Stir Market ( Beverly Blvd.)

 Alfred Coffee ( Melrose place)

 Mama's Secret ( 3rd Street)

Malibu Farm ( Malibu) 

Hey everyone! 
I'm so excited to share with you my own personal Los Angeles food list. I've been meaning to write this for a while but I never really found the time to. So since half of the Saudi population is planning to spend the summer there, I guess its time to reveal what I've got for you! I'll start creating my 2nd list , which is more of a shopping and fun things to do in Los Angeles. I would really appreciate it if you would share your experiences with me by snapping photos or telling me your thoughts through my snapchat or Instagaram @stylemesausan 
Love you guys and hope to see you all this summer! Come say hi if you see me anywhere, I don't bite  ( I give hugs)  I promise!

Sausan xx    

Breakfast / Brunch
Toast (American) 3rd Street
Square one dining (American) Silver Lake
Sqirl (New American) Silver lake
Joan’s on 3rd (American) 3rd Street
Mama’s Secret (Turkish) 3rd Street
Urth Café (American) Melrose/ Beverly Drive / Santa Monica/ Downtown LA
Bottega Louie (French/ American) Downtown LA
Blue Jam (American) Melrose
Gjelina (New American) Abbot Kenny
Taste  (New American) Melrose
Larchmont bungalow (American) Larchmont
Zinque (French) Melrose/ Abbot Kenny
Malibu Café (American) Malibu
Shutters on the Beach (American) Santa Monica
Mauro’s Café Fred Segal (American/ Italian) Melrose
Simple Things (American) 3rd Street
Republique (French) La Brea
BLD (American) Beverly Blvd. 

 Alfred Coffee in Melrose place
Alfred Coffee in the Alley
Alfred in Silver Lake
Verve Coffee on 3rd Street
Verve Coffee on Melrose
Verve Coffee in Downtown LA
Il Café Downtown LA
Blue bottle on Beverly
Blue bottle Abbot Kenny
Urth Café Melrose
Urth Café Downtown LA
Urth Café Santa Monica
Urth Café Beverly Drive
The Classic Coffee Downtown LA
Document Korea town
Nespresso Beverly Hills
Intelligensia Coffee Abbot Kenny/ Silver Lake
Toms shoes Coffee Abbot Kenny
Dinosaur Coffee Silver Lake  

Healthy and Organic 
Sweet green (salads) 3rd Street
Tender greens (salads and sandwiches) Hollywood/ Santa Monica Blvd.
Joan’s on 3rd (salads and sandwiches) 3rd street
Urth café (salads and sandwiches) all locations
Coral Café (salads and sandwiches) Brentwood
Stir Market (salads and sandwiches) Beverly Blvd.
Daily Dose Café (salads and sandwiches) Downtown LA
Commissary at the Line Hotel  (New American) Korea town
Food Lab (salads and sandwiches) Santa Monica Blvd.
Lemonade (salads and sandwiches) Larchmont/ Beverly Blvd./Abbot Kenny/ Manhattan Beach
Kreation (salads, sandwiches, juices) 3rd street/ Abbot Kenny/ Beverly Hills
Pressed Juicery ( green juices ) scattered all over LA

Lunch/ Dinner
Boa (Steak) Sunset/ Santa Monica
Mastro’s (Steak) Beverly Hills
Ceccionis  (Italian) Melrose
Gracias Madre (Mexican Vegan) Melrose
Cleo (Greek) Hollywood
Katsuya (Japanese) Hollywood and Brentwood
Sunset Plaza restaurants (La petite four- Italian), (Chin Chin- Chinese),  ( Sushiya- Japanese ) Sunset Blvd. 
Nobu (Japanese) Malibu
Fig and Olive (International, Italian) Melrose Place
Laurel hardware (New American) Santa Monica Blvd.
Ysabel (New American) Fairfax
Home Restaurant (Traditional American) Los Feliz
Moon Shadows (American) Malibu
Malibu Café (American) Malibu
Mr. Chow (Chinese) Beverly Hills/  Malibu
Zinc (International) Downtown LA
800 Degrees (fast pizza) Hollywood/ Westwood
Pink Taco (Mexican) Sunset Blvd.
Toca Madera (Mexican) 3rd Street
Angelini (Italian) Beverly Blvd.
Geoffrey’s (International) Malibu
Taverna Tony (Greek) Malibu  
Katana Robata (Japanese) Sunset Blvd.
Open Sesame (Middle Eastern) Beverly Blvd.

Stout (Burgers) Hollywood/ Santa Monica

* Tip : Download "Yelp" application on your phone, to find the location, opening hours, photos, tips and parking options.  

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Outfit Post : Still Dreaming

I sometimes think that some intimate moments should be kept private but then again I feel like I want to share these special moments with my followers. August 14th, 2014 was not just a major life milestone it was simply a dream come true. I didn't only graduate with a Master's degree in Management and Leadership, I graduated with a degree called " Life". When I say life, I really mean it. I never really indulged in life's ups and downs until I moved to Los Angeles in 2012. It was not only a completion of a degree , it was more of gaining my complete independence and learning things about myself that I would never learn elsewhere. Flash back to the happiest day of my life and can't wait to attend my graduation event from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising this upcoming June.  

Outfit details:
Dress: BCBG Max Azaria 
Shoes: Valentino / Topshop Medi Heels 
Jewelry : Stolen from mom 

Photographed by: 
and some are by my cousin and some by me!