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Shake Shack Takes Over ABC Achrafieh

I remember the first time I visited Shake Shack in New York City; it was a freezing day in November and I waited for a full hour nearly 2 blocks away from the eatery to get in with my friends. At the time, I thought to myself: this wait definitely means that there must be some really good food in there! You see, for New Yorkers, Shake Shack is a phenomenal burger experience that gets you every time and keeps you coming back!

 

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Luckily for us here in Lebanon, Shake Shack debuted late last year in Beirut City Center to more than positive reviews. A few months later, there I was at the restaurant’s second opening in ABC Achrafieh on a busy Thursday afternoon. The place was literally packed; everyone was enjoying their favorite item from the menu, from sumptuous burgers and hot dogs to fresh milk shakes (their strawberry milkshake is absolute heaven) to the signature concretes (the red velvet concrete is my new obsession)!

 

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I was also lucky to meet Marc Rosati, who is Shake Shack’s Culinary Director. Marc is an absolute food genius who – in my opinion- makes the brand an absolute joy and inspiration to those coming to experience it. You can learn more about Marc Rosati by reading his interview with Blog of the Boss here!

 

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Shake Shack is open in Beirut City Center and ABC Achrafieh L3. The eatery is planning several new branches in the coming months so stay tuned!

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Cristiano Ronaldo Poses Naked with Irina Shayk on Cover of Vogue España

One of the world’s hottest couples is giving the world an eyeful!

Vogue España hired none other than famed photographer Mario Testino to capture the stunning Irina Shayk and her man, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo in a majorly sexy spread for the publication’s June issue.

 

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Entitled “Amor & Futbol” Ronaldo poses completely nude as Irina strategically covers him while looking absolutely gorgeous in a white strapless dress.

Inside, the Russian model and the football star playfully pose in several items from Ronaldo’s CR7 underwear line in a house setting.

 

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The shoot – styled by Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele- is already garnering so much attention from the international media as well as the social media world, turning it into a headline in all major online publications.

 

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In recent months, Vogue featured several high profile couples on its covers, including Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in US Vogue and David and Victoria Beckham in Vogue France.

 

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What do you think of Cristiano and Irina’s shoot?

 

 

All Images are from the Daily Mail UK

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Best Dressed at the 2014 MET Gala

The MET Gala took place last night in New York City. This year’s theme was Charles James: Beyond Fashion.

In case you’re not aware, Charles James was a technologically advanced couturier who rose to fame in the 1950s. Originally British, James was known as the architect of fashion; some of his designs were so structured that they could stand on their own. All these attributes led Charles James to become extremely popular to the extent that he was dubbed “America’s first Couturier”.

But enough history for now! Let’s get to the Best Dressed at last night’s gala!

Blake Lively 

She’s backkk! Ever since Blake Lively said “I Do” to Ryan Reynolds, she’s shown a more mature style on the red carpet, wearing understated outfits and covering up her assets. But last night, Blake brought the glamour back to the red carpet and stunned in a sparkly Gucci Première gown. From her soft waves to her jewels, Blake was absolutely flawless!

 

Blake Lively- Gucci

 

 

Gisele Bundchen

No surprise here! Gisele continues her winning streak at the MET for yet another year by wearing a breath taking black gown by Balenciaga. The Brazilian model kept everything else simple and simply accessorized with a pair of Fred Leighton emerald earrings.

 

Gisele Bundchen - Balenciaga

 

 

Victoria Beckham

Both Mr. and Mrs. Beckham wowed New York City last night! Posh wore a beautiful white column dress from her own Victoria Beckham collection while David matched his wife’s ensemble perfectly in a black and white Ralph Lauren Black Label suit.

 

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Naomi Watts

We all know that this Australian beauty can do no wrong on the red carpet! Watts waltzed onto the red carpet in this Givenchy partly sheer stunner. The actress made sure to let the dress make a statement by keeping her accessories and hairstyle fairly simple.

 

Naomi Watts

 

 

Beyoncé

Beyoncé sure knows how to bring glamour to the MET. Mrs. Carter made a fashion statement in her Givenchy Couture gown that was measured to fit her body perfectly! Queen B accessorized with a matching beaded black head piece and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

 

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Reese Witherspoon

With so many pink hued gowns on the red carpet, it was hard to pick a favorite! There’s no denying that Reese Witherspoon looked like a winner in this Stella McCartney fushia gown. It’s also so refreshing to see Reese look this stunning, especially after her train wreck ensemble at the Golden Globes earlier this year.

 

Reese Witherspoon - Stella McCartney

 

Kim Kardashian 

Hate her or love her, this must be said: Kim Kardashian looked amazing at last night’s event. The reality star ditched her much loved skin tight- curve hugging- over plunging outfits in favor of this navy Lanvin creation. For once in a really really long time, Kim looks classy and understated! Kim also gets bonus points for changing her strappy sandals at the last minute in favor of these black stunners! Here’s hoping she keeps this up for her wedding, rumored to be taking place next week in Paris.

 

Kim K - Lanvin

 

What do you think of my best dressed list? Who was your favorite?

 

 

All images are courtesy of Eonline, Vogue, and the Daily Mail

Whether she's in Versace or Givenchy, Giselle is hands down the queen of the MET Gala Red Carpet time and time again. I cannot wait to see what she wears tomorrow!

Memorable Looks from the MET Gala

Following last year’s Punk: Chaos to Couture themed MET Gala, New York City is putting the final preparations in place for 2014’s Charles James: Beyond Fashion theme that will take place tomorrow night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane and check out the most memorable looks from the past few years!

 

Whether she's in Versace or Givenchy, Giselle is hands down the queen of the MET Gala Red Carpet time and time again. I cannot wait to see what she wears tomorrow!
Whether she’s in Versace or Givenchy, Giselle is hands down the queen of the MET Gala Red Carpet time and time again. I cannot wait to see what she wears tomorrow!

 

Blake Lively knows how to show off her amazing body! Here she is in 2009 in a stunning blue Versace gown showing off all her best assets!
Blake Lively knows how to show off her amazing body! Here she is in 2009 in a stunning blue Versace gown showing off all her best assets!

 

Simply a piece of art! Doutzen Kroes wore this powder blue Zac Posen elaborate gown to the ball in 2010. Stunning!
Simply a piece of art! Doutzen Kroes wore this powder blue Zac Posen elaborate gown to the ball in 2010. Stunning!

 

When Queen B stepped onto the red carpet in 2012, she took everyone's breath away! Who other than Beyoncé can pull this Givenchy sheer black lace look together!
When Queen B stepped onto the red carpet in 2012, she took everyone’s breath away! Who other than Beyoncé can pull this Givenchy sheer black lace look together!

 

 

Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren is absolute perfection. A stunning gown and blood wine lips made the young actress all the rage back in 2012!
Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren is absolute perfection. A stunning gown and red wine lips made the young actress all the rage back in 2012!

 

This German fashionista can do no wrong! Diane Kruger is gorgeous in purple Prada at the 2012 Met Gala!
This German fashionista can do no wrong! Diane Kruger is gorgeous in purple Prada at the 2012 Met Gala!

 

Sara Jessica Parker walked 2006's red carpet with Alexander McQueen wearing one of his creations. The two surely made Scotland proud!
Sara Jessica Parker walked 2006’s red carpet with Alexander McQueen wearing one of his creations. The two surely made Scotland proud!

 

Wearing one of her go-to designers, Jennifer Lopez looked like an ethereal princess in Zuhair Murad at the gala in 2010!
Wearing one of her go-to designers, Jennifer Lopez looked like an ethereal princess in Zuhair Murad at the gala in 2010!

 

Ladies of Hollywood, listen up! You have endless choices when picking your outfit for tomorrow night. In case you cannot make up your mind for one reason or another, I’d really rather you show up naked, than turn the first couch you see into a dress!

 

"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala