Preceding a hedonistic December, we at EKARUNA, welcome you to our year-end issue in which we show you how to splash your cash in style. Some buys are wiser than others, though – in this case, I’m talking real estate and property people. So think of us for when you next dole out your hard earned dollars in the lap of luxury. In this issue, we bring you the finest commentary and reports on the local and regional real estate markets, with exclusive interviews, features, and special reports. And if that’s not enough, check out our jam-packed treasure pages filled with style, beauty, grooming, lifestyle, and travel stories and advice.
This edition of EKARUNA is very special and vies to attract your pre-Christmas attention. Oops, I muttered the C-word. Still, it’s undeniable that the festive season is upon us, and this only means one thing: trouble for the pocket. But surely we can be pardoned for dishing out a little, right?
To that end, not only have we revamped the whole magazine – yes, you read that right, the whole entirety of it – but we’ve also compiled the best content to feed your festive appetite, all the while keeping you informed with detailed avant-garde reports and entertained with cheery stories.
So brace yourself (or must I say your purse-strings?) to put your best foot forward when it comes to making investment decisions come New Year. We’ve got insight on the commercial and retail real estate market in 2015 (p. 24), in addition to an exclusive interview with senior development director of Waterfront City, Samer Bsat (p. 18), and a special legal report on the new rental law taking effect by year end (p. 32).
Also on the line up, is a special feature on the brilliant and rousing Beirut-based architect, Youssef Haidar (p. 40), and a sneak peak at the insides of one of Lebanon’s most coveted highland chalets – a very bold and majestic abode, I must admit (p. 48).
Add to that a mesmerizing trip to Cape Town through the lens of the one and only Lumia (p. 68), and the most fabulous edit of festive fashion and style – we like to call it “the chic list” (p. 56). Now you’ve got all you need to plough your money into those interesting ventures, all along dressing, dining, and discoursing like a pro in the months ahead.