I like

Waking up earlier than the alarm
Neck hugging (have you tried it?)
Plants that don’t die
To write letters
Bare trees
Kissing babies’ feet
That time heals
To sing when I am in pain
To be in a Woody Allen movie
Seeing in color
Flowing rivers
My grandmother’s smell
Hand-picked fruits
To smile at strangers

Mate Infusion

I’ve had mate before but never at a mate cafe! The Mate Factory cafe in Aley, Lebanon is a small local place ideal for a warm gourd of mate when you want to take a break from the cold weather outside and want to warm your¬†body with something herbal and unique. The menu for mate has a long list of different mate flavors that you can choose from. We chose the regular one, which came accompanied by nuts and salty sticks, but you can choose passion fruit mate, mango mate, citrus mate, etc…

All photos by Confettina