Sharing the joy of the season

Published : 12:00 am  December 25, 2013  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  211 views  |  

HSBC’s annual Christmas project got underway over last week at five deserving children’s homes around Colombo. The project brought together over 200 children to celebrate the season, which proved to be a humbling experience for staff volunteers and senior management who attended. Children from the Salvation Army Girls School, Dehiwala, Meth Mihira Special Education Centre, Moratuwa, Clarandon Children’s Home, Mt. Lavinia, Community Concern Centre, Dehiwala and Sri Sangamiththaa Balika Niwasaya, Dehiwala participated in many fun activities including magic shows, face painting, musical chairs, pillow passing, dancing and singing Christmas carols. Kids were overjoyed by the surprise visit... 


Pamper yourself at The Nail Anatomy this festive season

Published : 12:00 am  December 25, 2013  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1 views  |  

The Nail Anatomy situated at No: 14 Reid Avenue, Colombo 7 is the perfect getaway to pamper yourself with a mani-pedi that is all about refinement and luxury. Armed with a plethora of choices to indulge in and to beautify your skin and nails, the latest additions to their coddling include a range of add-ons focusing on wellness as well as beauty. At The Nail Anatomy, it is not just about beauty but about the well being of your mind as well as the body – their pampering takes a holistic approach where clients can revel in a unique experience that is highly personalised. The wellness add-ons include milk and honey soak for hands and feet, ultra detox soak, oxygen detox soak that clears congestion... 


EGB partners Ministry of Crab, adding more Sri Lankan flavour

Published : 12:00 am  December 25, 2013  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  547 views  |  

Popular Sri Lankan restaurant Ministry of Crab has teamed up with Elephant House Ginger Beer, more popularly known as EGB, to feature the beverage’s original Sri Lankan taste on its menu. This tie-up has been welcomed by Ministry of Crab fans as it allows them to add a whole new dimension to the restaurant’s delicious specialties, by including the unique taste of EGB into the mix. A critically acclaimed restaurant located at the eclectic Dutch Hospital shopping precinct, Ministry of Crab is co-owned by Celebrity Chef Dharshan Munidasa. The restaurant has dedicated itself to offering only the best when it comes to lagoon crab and seafood, serving only the highest quality catches of the day;... 


‘Share with a Child’ for 6th consecutive year by Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants

Published : 12:00 am  December 25, 2013  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  137 views  |  

Accepting the fact that education will pave the way for a better future, 85 children (6 years-16 years) of the Community Concern Centre education program were rewarded for their effort and were hosted to a gift presentation and a Festive Tea party on 12 December 2013 at the Community Concern Centre, 15/A Aponsu Road, Dehiwala. “Out of all the events held for the year the annual charity project has so much meaning to me since my team and I share the joy of the season with these kids who have achieved great heights in their education against all odds in life, knowing their efforts are rewarded. It’s heart warming to see the smiling faces of the children when they enjoy the event to their... 


Casa Colombo inaugurates Casa Club

Published : 12:16 am  December 24, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  609 views  |  

Casa Colombo recently inaugurated Casa Club, the next generation of Members Club in Sri Lanka.  An exclusive Club, within a grand boutique hotel, Casa Club offers its members exceptional privileges that transcend present day hospitality services in Sri Lanka. Handpicked, unique and expertly curated, whether it’s an evening of relaxed entertainment or a night of beverage appreciation that you’re seeking, Casa Club will meet all expectations and more. In a bold new direction, Casa Club has presented 50 honorary memberships to a very carefully selected clientele, entirely complimentary, so that these individuals and their guests may experience the benefits of Casa Club. Following the launch,... 


Christmas isn’t Christmas, without Odel

Published : 12:40 am  December 23, 2013  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  293 views  |  
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Whether you are grabbing a last minute Christmas bargain or just taking a ‘crazy pic’ on Santa’s knee, there’s something for everyone this Christmas at Odel When the lights start twinkling in Odel’s flagship store in Alexandra Place, it’s a sure sign that Christmas has come to Colombo. From the very beginning the shopping experience at Odel’s has been synonymous with innovative style, fashion and trend, and in this year’s “Season of Giving” shoppers will experience just that and so much more. “Shopping at Odel has never been more exciting and rewarding,” says founder and CEO Otara Gunawardene. “We believe that it must be made in to a memorable experience. With that... 


DSI Premier showroom opens at Kandy City Centre

Published : 12:09 am  December 23, 2013  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  947 views  |  

The fourth DSI Premier Showroom opened on 19 December at L2-14 at the Kandy City Centre – the largest shopping mall in Sri Lanka. The showroom caters to the upmarket segment of consumers and holds a variety of local and imported brands ensuring a total brand mix of footwear, apparel and accessories under one roof.   Along with prominent local brands, a host of international brands are also available. These include the well known Reebok, Puma, Fila, Liberty and Clarks. DSI Premier also offers a wide range of up market women’s footwear and handbags under the Sylviar and Jessica brands. The well trained sales team ensures that all who step in to the store are provided with excellent customer... 


Wall Art appointed as distributor for new global wallpaper ranges

Published : 12:08 am  December 23, 2013  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  936 views  |  

Sri Lanka’s first-ever exclusive wall paper and 3D wall tiles company Sri Lanka’s first-ever exclusive Wall Paper and 3D Wall Tiles Company was appointed as a distributor for wallpaper collections by Zambaiti, Cordonne Spain, P+S International, Hooked on Walls, York Wallcoverings and WallsOne USA during the 4th quarter of 2013. Wall Art Ltd Managing Director Kishani Weerasekera said, “We started this venture to introduce a new concept to the decorative landscape in Sri Lanka. Today the concept has been adopted by many architects, interior design companies, corporates and households. We believe in always updating our offerings in terms of designs to satisfy changing needs and trends. Whilst... 


Icon Brands holds raffle draw for COOL&COOL customers

Published : 12:06 am  December 23, 2013  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  164 views  |  

The company was set up about two years ago to import and market FMCG from overseas markets to customers in Sri Lanka. Icon Brands is the exclusive agent for COOL&COOL personal care, baby care and hygiene products from UAE. The products are available in all major supermarkets, modern retailers and class A & B outlets. The company organised a raffle draw for the customers who purchased products for more than Rs. 300 within the period of 1-30 November 2013. Five winners are entitled for a three-day trip to Dubai with accommodation + visa and a ticket to watch an ODI match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The ODI and the test series is sponsored by COOL&COOL – Dubai.  Read More →


George Steuart Solutions introduces Maxim wall coverings

Published : 12:05 am  December 23, 2013  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  586 views  |  

George Steuart Solutions (GSS) announced today its partnership with Maxim Homes, Malaysia as the sole agents in Sri Lanka for Maxim wall coverings (Wallpapers).  Maxim coverings will be available at the new concept store at Colombo 3. Wall coverings are the ideal solution for home, office and hotel interiors that require an instant face lift at a fraction of the cost and time consumed for repainting. It is also durable and adds character to the surface with extra dimensions and various textures. Maxim Homes, which is a part of Maxim Group, has a global presence in countries such as Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Finland, London, Cyprus and Saudi Arabia. The wallpapers... 


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