I must be obsessed with olive trees. I see them everywhere at the moment! At ancient monasteries like Lady Stanhope’s, in hotels like yesterday in the Bekaa, in cafés like Casa del Gelato and in restaurants like this one in Gemmayzeh (here). Salamlak is new and is located in a hidden place behind Gouraud Street. It has a very Mediterranean and cute interior design, full of colors and paintings from the “art naïf”. I totally fell in love with them and asked the manager where he found them. It happened that the painter Yolande Nawal, a psychology (!) professor, lives next door. He took me to her magical wonder world that really left me speechless! Have a look here.