© Beirut Re-Store – Portrait of chef and author Anissa Helou

The two major blasts in Beirut last August have devastated a large part of the city while many lost their lives or were hurt along the way. However, it has also once again shown the great resilience of its inhabitants who are now diligently rebuilding their lives and their city. The Lebanese capital is home to a sizeable creative community, and they too pitch in with various initiatives. Founded by French-Lebanese sisters Laura and Sophie Tabet, alongside Ulysse Sabbagh, and in partnership with fellow creatives Flavie Audi and Emilie Kareh, the Beirut Re–Store platform launched early October, selling limited edition photographs, paintings, sculptures, apparel, jewellery, publications, objects from some of the world’s most exciting emerging and established artists and creators to raise money for NGOs working on the ground in Beirut. Today, Beirut Re–Store launches Lucky Dip, a number of items and experiences you’re able to win via the online marketplace which started last October to help raise money through Life Generation USA, working for immediate aid in the wake of the aforementioned explosions. So, what’s Lucky Dip? It’s a fun raffle which offers similar coveted items and unique experiences: a chance to sit for a photo portrait with British artist Jack Davison, a virtual cooking class taught by London-based chef and author Anissa Helou, a pair of special edition Rimowa camouflage suitcases, a virtual serenade by rock band Mashrou Leila‘s lead singer Hamed Sinno, a signed vinyl record of Jamie xx‘s latest release Idontknow, and last but not least, a live one-hour virtual set with up ten friends by French DJ and producer Breakbot. So, every day from today until Dec 7 a new Lucky Dip raffle will be available to enter via the purchase of tickets on sale between USD 15-30.

© Beirut Re-Store / Rimowa suitcases and portrait of Mashrou Leila’s lead singer Hamed Sinno