Hi there! Thank you for visiting my site. I am Hanan, a Lebanese turned German, an engineer turned blogger and a wife turned mama. I love Beirut’s modern cafés & restaurants, its stylish hotels, creative shops and heart-warming museums. Here are some tips for you, freshly picked. Please let me know what you think! Danke for reading.

You own a restaurant, a hotel or even a city and want me to write about it? I’d love to! Just drop me a line at: mycharmedplaces@hotmail.com

All photography on My Charmed Places is taken by me. Please always cite back to this blog when using my photos or content.



  1. I hear you met Everitte at his art class – what a small world Beirut is! Well done for recognising him. Maybe we’ll get to meet each other sometime!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your life sounds similar…a mix of this culture and that culture, with a love of stumbling upon cute places!

  3. Hi there, thanks for subscribing to my Blog, I have been reading some of your articles, your blog looks pretty cool.

    I hope you enjoyed my articles??
    Stay in touch! you can as well like “innoleh” facebook page and stay constantly updated.

    PS: how did you reach my blog; just curious to know how people are reaching …


  4. Thank you for liking my blog. Your life looks so interesting. Love your fashion picks. Maybe I’ll have time to care about fashion again once I raise these four kids! All the best to you!

  5. I lived in Beirut in 1968 while it was known as the “Paris of the Middle East” and still have fond memories. I can relive them through your website. I even wrote a novel about Beirut. The Beirut Conspiracy. Available on Kindle for download from Amazon. I will follow your blog. thanks.

  6. hi, just found your blog and Your works really are impressive and attention grabbing. I am so glad I came inside. Wonderful blog. Happy to follow you!!

  7. I wish you the best of everything that you so well deserve and wish you Health so you may enjoy each day in comfort. HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIEND!

  8. Hello there, your blog is amazing. Beirut will definitely be a place I would love to visit one day. My deep passion for Gibran has brought me to learn to love Lebanon and it seems that it is a very interesting country to visit. And I have some students from Lebanon and they’re great people. Now meeting you here I surely am glad that my impression on the country has even more become more positive.

    Keep the amazing job you’ve been doing and I’m looking forward for our encounter in the blogosphere! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

    • Yes, I know. I will! There’s a statue of him in Minas Gerais, as well, so when I visit Brazil in 2014 for the World Cup, that’s a statue not to miss! 🙂

      Subhan Zein

  9. Your blog is lovely–I am also a big foodie (expat and engineer, too!), always on the prowl for cozy cafes and ravishing restaurants. Please check out my blog: beirutista.blogspot.com. Thanks!

  10. Jerry

    You are one of the many reasons I love the internet. It brings people from all over the world to my home. I get to meet others and see bits and pieces of other countries and life styles. All my country likes to do is spew hatred and disinformation about other countries and the worlds peoples. Thank you for being here and showing me a part of your world.

  11. vow you are a awonderfu;l blogger and you have explore things , places and everything about Berut wonderfully..I wd love to check it all…hope you like PICZLoad too…..keep sharing the wonderful post….

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