Journal

Spotlight on Frida Kahlo

Spotlight on Frida Kahlo

  Frida Kahlo is a Mexican artist known for the pain and passion that she portrayed in her iconic paintings. Kahlo is celebrated in Mexico for her...
The Way to the Underworld - an essay by Jimena Borboa

The Way to the Underworld - an essay by Jimena Borboa

My country has a very interesting relationship with death. My Mesoamerican ancestors saw it as part of life; existence did not end when the body died. There was an underworld separated by levels and each level corresponded to a certain kind of death. For example, if someone died by drowning, they went to Tlaloc’s place
The Chef: Of Flavor and Sound

The Chef: Of Flavor and Sound

Gabriela Ruiz was named Mexico’s best chef by the Mexican Gastronomical Council in January 2019. She is most known for her gift of synesthesia, in her case the rare ability to taste music. We sat down with her to learn more about her story.
The Distillery: In Pursuit of Perfection

The Distillery: In Pursuit of Perfection

Two summers ago, we tasted the smoothest tequila we had ever tasted, a caramel-colored libation so smooth you could hardly tell it was tequila. Fast-forward to 2018 and we’re three hours outside Guadalajara in Jesus y Maria in the distillery of El Pandillo. We’re sitting with Felipe Camarena, the tequila maestro himself.
Oaxacan Craftspeople: A Family Affair

Oaxacan Craftspeople: A Family Affair

You have to take advantage of what life gives you and continue your work. Don't get stuck in a place of sadness or brokenness. So long as we breathe, we are alive; and so long as we are alive, we will create, and we will share and we will smile.
Interview with NGO Founder Asma Rasamny

Interview with NGO Founder Asma Rasamny

We sat down with the Founder of the Malaak Organization, Asma Abou Ezzeddine Rasamny, to learn more about the Syrian refugee crisis and educating Syrian children in northern Lebanon.
A Guide to Solana's Favorite Places in Lebanon

A Guide to Solana's Favorite Places in Lebanon

We've highlighted just a few of our favorite places to eat and drink in Beirut, and a few of our favorite things to do.
SOLANA... THE BIRTH

SOLANA... THE BIRTH

As part of our vision to design shoes that reflect the culture of our featured country, we used one of our shoes as a blank canvas and gave the filmmakers the liberty to bring their own vision to life. "SOLANA... THE BIRTH" explores some of Lebanon's more unchartered territories.
In the Shoes of Dima Haidar

In the Shoes of Dima Haidar

Dima Haidar, a French-Lebanese multidisciplinary designer shares with us her favorite spots around Beirut.
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