Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Beirut

Souq al Barghout
Souq al Barghout is every bargain hunter's dream; a mix between a giant flea market and car boot sale those willing to sift through the tat can unearth some real buried treasure.
Achrafieh
Tucked away on the picturesque streets of Achrafieh are independent antique stores furniture and design galleries craft stalls jewellers and clothes shops selling everything from locally-made accessories to international designer labels.
Ginette
Opened late in 2010 in the Lebanese capital, Ginette is a concept store that's part restaurant, part shop and part art gallery. Beirut's sartorial set can't get enough.
ABC Shopping Centre
Beirut's main mall houses the ABC department store as well as a range of other shops restaurants and a six-screen cinema. Spread over six levels ABC has everything you could possibly want under one roof - and then some.
Basta
BHV stocks a wide range of home furnishings, appliances, clothing and computers - it's good if you are looking for well-priced items from non-designer brands.
Downtown
Downtown is a beautiful area of pre-war sandstone architecture and wide cobbled streets; have a wander browse the shops or while away time at a streetside café.
Aishti
Saifi Village Arts
Opened in December 2004 this intimate neighbourhood is Beirut's answer to Portobello Road with plenty of design furniture and fashion stores lining the streets.
Verdun
West Beirut's answer to Downtown this small neighbourhood is packed with boutique stores selling everything from clothes to furniture. High society can't get enough of the place.
Sunflowers Boutique
Sisters Paola, Tania and Carla Skaff create lovingly-made, original accessories for this Lebanese treasure trove.
Ginette concept store caters to Beirut scenesters
A welcome addition to Beirut's hip social scene, Ginette is part restaurant, part shop, part art gallery, and caters to the city's discerning fashionistas.

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