Friends of us married in this beautiful place: Istirahat Saida (here). Istirahat means a place where you can relax and have a break. Unfortunately I missed their marriage but it must have been wonderful, with the amazing view at the historic castle of Saida and the Mediterranean sea… Some people think Saida is too far away for a weekend brunch, but it isn’t! With the panoramic view from almost every angle, the super delicious Baba sweets and the tempting new shopping mall (yes, with a Zara shop), it’s absolutely worth the ride! Which reminds me: My friend the former bride, Hiba, and I wanted to go there soon, for breakfast and shopping and maybe for a short visit to the Debbané Palace (stay tuned!).