Lebanon’s Hottest Influencers of 2019
Tucked along the Mediterranean coastline of Western Asia, Lebanon might not be your first thought when seeking out up and coming social media influencers. But we're here to let you in on a little secret... Lebanon is brimming with talented influencers that are quickly making their mark.
Check out Lebanon's hottest influncers below, and follow your favorites today!
Born and raised in Beirut, Joumana Accad left Lebanon to complete her secondary education, raise her children and work as a school teacher, and she now splits her time between Lebanon and Texas, USA. But her passion has always been for cooking, food writing, and photography with a spotlight on Lebanese cuisine, so in 2009, she founded her blog, TasteofBeirut.com to showcase the traditions and regional cuisines of her native Lebanon. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with her latest projects and beautiful photography.
Anthony Rahayel is the founder of NoGarlicNoOnions.com (NGNO), a Lebanese hospitality and travel portal that provides honest, clear reviews and unbiased advice on restaurants, bars, cafes and more. Check out his YouTube channel for mouthwatering culinary and travel videos from Lebanon and the world, and be in the know about his latest tips and recommendations by following him on Facebook and Instagram.
Gino Raidy is a biologist, reporter, and copywriter that created Gino's Blog, a place for "everything you love and hate about Beirut." He covers politics, current affairs, opinions, and entertainment with refreshing honesty and his unique perspective, making it a favorite blog in Beirut and across the country. Subscribe to his blog, and follow him on Instagram for a peek into his life and travels.
Lana El Sahely
Lana El Sahely is a fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger as well as the founder of @ldlshop and L’Armoire De Lana a fashion and lifestyle platform with both a magazine and an E-Shop section that presents very exclusive limited edition pieces curated by Lana in collaboration with some of her favorite regional and international brands and designers. Follow her personal Instagram page and Facebook page for insight on her daily life and style, and subscribe to her YouTube channel for the latest on fashion, beauty, lifestyle, well-being and traveling.
Nour Arida is a fashion enthusiast, Vogue collector, ex-fashion buyer, and blogger that shares whatever inspires her on her popular blog, N For Nour. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook for daily looks, a dose of humor, and charming clips of her daughter and homelife. For straight-up fashion inspiration, be sure to follow her on Instagram as well.
Based in Beirut, Lebanon, Danielle Issa food and lifestyle blogger that addresses the cultural and lifestyle nuances in Lebanon on Beirutista, her internationally renowned and award-winning blog. She covers a wide range of topics from humor pieces and travel guides to restaurant reviews, foodie discoveries, and general news, and is active in Facebook and Instagram as well, sharing news and reviews from around Beirut as well as her family life and travels.
Dana Khairallah is the creator of the first lifestyle blog in Lebanon called Ivy Says. When she started the blog in 2009, she did so anonymously, giving her the freedom to discuss her dating adventures and write satirical pieces on the social dynamics in Lebanon that everyone related to but a very few talked about. Last August, she revealed her true identity, and her popularity skyrocketed. She has lots to say about anything and everything going on in Lebanon and loves sharing fashion and beauty tips and advice as well as product reviews, so be sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram so you don't miss a thing!
Christina is a freelance blogger, fitness enthusiast and culinary traveler with a passion for all things food. She created her blog, Traveling with Thyme to document and share her passion with the world. Subscribe to her blog for her reviews and recommendations on restaurants, cafes, brunch, travel destinations, and things to do, and be sure to follow her on Instagram and Facebook for mouthwatering photos of culinary delights that might not make it on the blog.
Christine Maalouf is a social media and fitness enthusiast that launched her blog, Beirut Fitness, to inspire others on their path to improved health and fitness and create a unique community of like-minded people. Subscribe to her blog, and follow her on Facebook and Instagram for quick and easy recipes, motivation, workout routines, and fashion and wellness tips.
Dana Hourani is a Lebanese singer, songwriter, creative director, and influential public figure that has appeared in Elle Arabia, and has graced the covers of Arabia Bazaar and Emirates Woman. Bridging the gap between eastern and western music, she launched her debut single ELLA ENTA in April 2019. Subscribe to her website for press releases and updates on her music and check out her music videos on her YouTube channel. And if you love edgy fashion. don't miss her daily looks on Instagram!
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Rabih Salloum is a fiction writer and philosophy teacher that has done a little bit of everything, from the lead singer of the band Slutterhouse to modeling, and working as a stylist and art director. Currently, he's publishing several short stories and his debut novel was released in 2016. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up with his latest releases, and head over to his blog to read some of his short stories, check out his music, and read his latest press releases.
Joelle Mardinian is a mother, entrepreneur, and host of the popular TV show, Joelle Show. As if that isn't enough, this busy lady is also a brand ambassador for Maxfactor, Pantene, and Fresh Look, and has her own line of beauty care products on her retail website JoelleParis.com. Follow her Instagram and Facebook pages for an inside look at her personal life, career, and not-so-ordinary everyday adventures.
Karen Wazen Bakhazi
Born in London but raised in Lebanon, Karen Wazen Bakhazi is an eyewear designer and style guru that sees herself not as an influencer, but as more of a storyteller that shares her personal experiences through images and the written word. Shop her unique eyewear on her website and follow her super popular Instagram page for an honest, authentic look into her life, her style, and her engaging personality.
Raised in Los Angeles, California with strong Lebanese influences, Layal Ghosn spent her teen years and Beirut, but for the last couple years, she's called Dubai home. She has a deep-rooted passion for the fashion industry, and her PR career has led her to work with some of the biggest names in the business, including Givenchy, Aishti, Elemis, and Lululemon. She created her self-titled blog to share her darkest fashion secrets and speak her mind about being a 20 something-year-old living in Dubai, and her colorful Instagram page, filled with style, fashion, and her joy for travel, is definitely worth following.
Karter Zaher is a Canadian rapper that writes and sings Halal hip-hop, including "Hijabi Queen,” a song that received worldwide recognition and inspired Muslim girls from all over the world to wear their Hijabs with pride. A member of Deen Squad, he's active on Facebook and Instagram, and regularly uploads new videos and music to his YouTube channel.
Alain Abou Jaoude
Based in Beirut, Lebanon, Alain Abou Jaoude a freelancer and shots collector that enjoys traveling the world and documenting his travels and culinary discoveries on his Instagram and Twitter accounts. Follow him for photos of exotic destinations, delicious eats, and life as a brand new uncle.
Want a peek into life in Lebanon? Amar is documenting every step of her stylish journey on Instagram, so whether you're planning a vacation to Lebanon, relocating, or simply enjoy learning about other countries and cultures, her page is a must-follow that you'll enjoy seeing in your Instagram feed.
Who are your favorite influencers from Lebanon?
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