Dilly and Carlo celebrates 25 years in fashion business with flagship store

Published : 12:00 am  June 27, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,746 views  |  

Dilly and Carlo celebrated 25 years in the fashion business by opening its flag ship store in Flower Road on 19 June. The event was one of a kind, with a fashion show choreographed by Brian Kerkovan to a novel idea from the Dilly’s creative team. It turned out to be fresh, innovative as well as classy – the true Dilly’s signature. The closing sequence of the midnight blue Voyages Batik collection ‘reflections on water’ took everyone’s breath away. It also became the launching pad for the much needed Dilly’s Maternity Range. The ‘Dilly’s Maternity Range’ a signature sub brand at Dilly and Carlo has merchandise from comfy lounge wear, day wear, work wear to adorable evening... 


A fabulous Fathers’ Day celebration at The Kingsbury

Published : 12:00 am  June 20, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  673 views  |  

It is indeed lovely to have a day dedicated to celebrate the people we love the most. Fathers’ Day is one such occasion that presents the opportunity to commemorate the love and heroism of the personal supermen in our lives. The earliest history of Fathers’ Day dates back to the ruins of Babylon. So from the times of carving our greetings on clay cards, to the more elaborate Fathers’ day greetings we see today, the core of the message has been appreciation. The Kingsbury celebrated Fathers’ Day with a grand buffet spread on 15 June. Three restaurants were full with guests who treated their dads to this feast, resulting in a cheerful buzz at the hotel right throughout the afternoon. The... 


Hameedia, pioneering the fashion industry with launch of ‘Grooming Consultants’

Published : 12:00 am  June 20, 2014  |  Category: Fashion/Lifestyle, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,496 views  |  

Continuously setting the benchmark in the fashion industry, Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist strives to further enhance the brand’s service standards with its latest innovative customer care solution, ‘Grooming Consultants’. Staying in-line with the evolving needs of its clientele, the launch of ‘Grooming Consultants’ ensures that all Hameedia customers are guaranteed an exceptional service as well as a positive and personalised client experience. Commenting on Hameedia’s personalised grooming consultancy services, Hameedia Managing Director Fouzul Hameed stated, “At Hameedia we are passionate about fashion. This is reflected in every minor detail undertaken by... 


A glimpse of Richard Gabriel’s galaxy

Published : 12:00 am  June 20, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,168 views  |  

The Alliance française de Kandy will hold an exhibition of paintings of Richard Don Gabriel from 27 June to 7 July on its premises, located on 240/2 Peradeniya Rd, Kandy. The exhibition will be declared open by Michel Treutenaere, Counsellor on Cooperation and Cultural Action of the Embassy of France, on the 27 June at 6:30 p.m. Payyagala Baduge Richard Mansuetus Don Gabriel, known as Richard Don Gabriel, is the only member of the famous ‘43 Group’ who is still alive. He celebrated his 90th birthday on 19 February 2014 at Melbourne, Australia, where he lives with his daughter and son-in-law. He joined the ‘43 Group’ when he was 19 years old and was very close to Ivan Pieris and Harry... 


LIFT graduate selected once again to showcase at London GFW

Published : 12:00 am  June 20, 2014  |  Category: Fashion/Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  686 views  |  

Yet again, a graduate of the Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology (LIFT) has brought pride to the country by being a participant at the prestigious London Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) 2014, one of the world’s most prominent events for fashion graduates. Proving the prowess of Sri Lankan students, Ridma Samaranayake was selected for the group of 17 finalists – out of 55 students – who showcased their work at GFW representing the Northampton University. This is the second time where a LIFT graduate was able to score such a remarkable achievement, since 2009 when the designs of Nilupul Malinga, also a graduate of LIFT, were featured in GFW. The London Graduate Fashion Week brings together... 


July Breeze 2014: Old boys of St. Benedicts’ College meet

Published : 12:00 am  June 20, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  840 views  |  

A vintage social for the oldie Bens this Sunday An annual forum for the ‘three score plus ten’ old Bens including the old Bens in their ‘60s supported by their partner/caregiver to renew friendships in the last lap of their long tenure and association with college will be held on Sunday 13 July from 10:30 a.m. to 03:30 p.m. at The Palm Village Hotel, Uswetikeiyawa. “In a spirit of enthusiastic renewal of old and forgotten friendships… What we have in mind will also serve to bring about similar feelings and assist all those who have lost their friendships over the past 50 odd years to renew their association all over again and at the same time bring some happiness to all,” said Franklyn... 


The California Grill to celebrate 20th anniversary

Published : 12:00 am  June 20, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  391 views  |  

The California Grill, the premier fine dining restaurant of the Galadari Hotel, is readying to celebrate its 20th anniversary in grand style. The restaurant, which has a golden reputation of being one of the most elegant and romantic locations in the city, has from its inception maintained a loyal guest repertoire. Synonymous for its breathtaking view of the city skyline, table No. 5 has always been the most requested, especially for couple dining. The restaurant for the past 20 years has retained its grandeur appeal and today has become a highly popular lunch location due to its Power Lunch. The restaurant will be dedicating a special week of fabulous celebrations to commemorate its anniversary... 


Fresh design for referee’s board at 2014 FIFA World Cup

Published : 12:00 am  June 20, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,346 views  |  

Hublot is proud to unveil an updated design for the referee board for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The board, which is used by the fourth official to show the additional time periods and signal player substitutions, has been redesigned to align with Hublot’s distinctive watch design. The new optimised design, keeps the former technical specifications, while boasting a more ergonomic grip and polished aesthetics to make it not only practical but also attractive. The board maintains a weight that was strictly controlled throughout its technical development to avoid unnecessary sustained effort. An iconic object Originally a utilitarian object with a practical design, the board has now become an iconic... 


Tasty technology: Order Harpo’s Pizza via the YAMU App

Published : 12:00 am  June 20, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,572 views  |  

Harpo’s Pizza – now in its eighth year of operation – has tied up with YAMU, the popular city guide, to promote an app developed by YAMU, which delivers pizza to your doorstep (in Colombo 1-15 and suburbs). Now you can easily use the app to select a pizza, share your location and get it delivered straight to your home or office. YAMU is a Colombo city guide with a popular website, magazine and app (over 15,000 downloads). Harpo’s Pizza offers fresh, wood fired, thin-crust pizzas with a variety of creative toppings backed by responsible delivery. Together, these two companies offer you the ease of a smartphone app plus the taste and reliability of an established pizza company. Until 30... 


Indonesian food promotion at Hilton Colombo Residences

Published : 12:00 am  June 20, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  649 views  |  

HSBC cardholders enjoy 25% savings during promo, from 18-28 June Hilton Colombo Residences announced its next culinary promotion ‘Journey to the Spice Islands’, an Indonesian food promotion with Chef Kiagoos from Hilton Bandung, Indonesia. The promotion commenced on 18 June and will be on until 28 June, open for dinner from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. A buffet will be offered from Wednesday until Saturday, in conjunction with a 25% savings on total bill with all HSBC credit cards. An A La Carte menu will be made available daily. The promotion will be held at the poolside restaurant, Verandah Bistro; the restaurant has been revamped with new interior, and boasts of both indoor and alfresco dining... 


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