Wild stipplings and wonderful abstracts

Published : 12:02 pm  October 10, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  273 views  |  

‘Wild and Wonderful,’ an art exhibition featuring abstract and stippling pieces of art by Teruni Wikramanayake and Anya Ratnayaka, will be held at Lionel Wendt Art Centre, 18 Guilford Cresent, Colombo 7 on 11 and 12 October from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. In the run-up to their exhibition Teruni and Anya spared a moment to share their journey in art.   Teruni Wikramanayake Teruni Wikramanayake was a preschool teacher at Ladies’ College and is now a fulltime mother of her 8-year-old daughter. She started painting at the age of 12 and her first teacher was Latifa Ismail of Cora Abraham’s Art School. At present she is guided by Prof. Sarath Chandrajeewa, Dean of the Faculty of Visual Arts of... 


Barista Lavazza celebrates International Coffee Day

Published : 12:00 am  October 9, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  230 views  |  

It was an evening of celebration at the Barista Lavazza National Museum outlet on 27 September evening, as the Colombo coffeehouse marked International Coffee Day. Barista Lavazza celebrated the occasion with a special promotion at the beginning of August which rewarded loyal customers with special prizes. Customers needed to spend a minimum of Rs. 1,000 to enter the grand draw at any of the Barista Lavazza outlets and multiple entries were given for every Rs. 1,000 spent. Enthusiasm for the promotion was seen throughout the month with over 10,000 entries received for the grand draw. The draw itself was held on 23 October at the Rajagiriya outlet where 12 winners were rewarded with prizes ranging... 


Oktoberfest 2014 kicks off at Mount Lavinia Hotel

Published : 12:00 am  October 9, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  789 views  |  

The festivities for Oktoberfest 2014 kicked off with a ‘tropicalised’ feel on 7 October at the enchanting beachfront of Mount Lavinia Hotel, The Paradise Beach, a first for any Oktoberfest in Sri Lanka. The festivities will continue till 12 October, imparting a world of fun and excitement for the whole family with the best in music, food and beverages. The festivities were ceremonially opened by Bazeer Cassim, Group General Manager of the Mount Lavinia Hotel, Shamal Gunawardena, Country Marketing Manager of Coca Cola, Pradeep Durairaj, Brand & Promotions Manager of SriLankan Airlines, Thimal Perera, DGM Retail & SME Banking, HNB, Sanath Fernando, CEO, Tickets.lk and Sujeev Victoria,... 


HSBC CFW Resort Show unveils four day showcase

Published : 5:01 am  October 3, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  920 views  |  

HSBC CFW Resort Show unveils four day showcase Colombo Fashion Week (CFW), which introduced its Resort edition as a single day event in 2012, is now a four-day showcase from 1 to 4 October. The show will unveil the best of resort wear fashion including fifteen ‘Bright Spark’ shows at the start of the week leading up to twenty main shows by established designers. The ‘Bright Spark’ shows will also unveil the collection from Peronie Nadine Stefel who is the first ‘Bright Spark’ designer to be awarded the fund created by CFW in its ongoing effort to develop and support up-and-coming fashion designers. Commenting the HSBC CFW Resort Show, Colombo Fashion Week President Ajai V. Singh... 


Hair Couture by Ramzi: A spectacular show

Published : 4:57 am  October 3, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  714 views  |  

Ramzi Rahaman, the renowned maestro of hair and fashion yet again set ablaze the Sri Lankan fashion industry with ‘Hair Couture’, a show that revealed his timeless talent through three segments – The Past, The Present and The Future. Held at the Grand Ballroom of the Galadari Hotel on 29 September, the event was graced by many distinguished guests from the fashion industry and all walks of life. Choreographed by celebrated choreographer, Lou Ching Wong, the show featured almost 100 models and was impeccably put together, each piece falling in place to present an extravagant display that weaved through seamlessly, leaving onlookers entertained. The first segment, which showcased the past... 


Dilly & Carlo partners Field Ornithology Group for conservation

Published : 4:54 am  October 3, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  1 Comment  |  658 views  |  

Colombo’s prestigious clothing store, Dilly & Carlo, joined hands with one of Sri Lanka’s foremost nature organisations FOGSL headed by the well known bird specialist Prof. Sarath Kotagama, in a drive to create awareness about the environment under the title ‘Committed for Conservation’. FOGSL started in the year 1976 under the vision of Prof. Kotagama and six others in an attempt to create awareness among people about birds and the environment. Today it is an internationally known body with a membership of 1,500 people both from Sri Lanka and abroad. Over the years the organisation has been involved in pioneer projects such as taking bird watching to the common man, assessing the... 


Published : 12:00 am  October 2, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,027 views  |  

PRO, Sri Lanka’s leading grooming brand, recently concluded an innovative marketing campaign during the TNL Onstage 2014 competition. As the official stylist, PRO was an integral partner during the finals of the competition.    The conclusion of TNL Onstage 2014, a much anticipated annual event showcasing impressive local talent and showmanship held recently at the Viharamahadevi Open Air Amphitheater featured artists performing different genres from R&B, pop, classic, hard rock, slow rock and alternative. PRO set up four grooming stations for concertgoers, to receive creative hair styles, done absolutely free by stylists present at the TNL Onstage finale. PRO also held a draw for 10... 


Festival of Choirs 2014 tomorrow

Published : 12:00 am  October 2, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  690 views  |  

The annual Festival of Choirs organised by the Western Music Society of Royal College will be held on at 6:30 p.m. on Friday 3 October at the Bishop’s College Auditorium. It will feature the choirs of Royal College, Bishop’s College, Wesley College, Ladies’ College, Musaeus College, Visakha Vidyalaya, St. Joseph’s College, Asian International School and Elizabeth Moir School. First staged in 1993, the Festival of Choirs is the first and only such event of its kind to bring together the best of Sri Lankan school choirs in an evening of breathtaking music to a constantly expanding and appreciative audience across all ages. Tickets priced at Rs. 500, Rs. 600, Rs. 800 and Rs. 1,000, are available... 


KOOL becomes Curve Bar’s newest musical offering

Published : 12:00 am  October 2, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  633 views  |  

The band KOOL will be a regular feature of Curve Bar’s entertainment line-up, when they hit the stage of the popular nightspot every Thursday from 10 p.m. onwards starting from 2 October. Led by renowned musician Herschel Rodrigo, the band comprises Shiraz Nooramith, Dulip Gnanakan, Derek Wikramanayake, Shamistha De Silva and Shehan Jayasooriya. The 2 October performance will feature a guest appearance by Aruna Siriwardhana. Curve Bar at the Park Street Mews offers food and a wide selection of live entertainment from Wednesday to Saturday. To make the recommended prior reservation contact Daniel on 2300183.  Read More →


Celebrate a ‘tropicalised’ Bavaria at Mount Lavinia Hotel Oktoberfest 2014

Published : 12:00 am  October 2, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  341 views  |  

Oktoberfest, the biggest peoples fair to hit the shores of Mount Lavinia, is back for the year 2014 with a more ‘tropicalised’ feel, bringing a world of fun and excitement for the whole family. Spread through five whole days of nothing but fun and celebration, the venue will be the enchanting beachfront of Mount Lavinia Hotel (MLH), The Paradise Beach, a first for any Oktoberfest in Sri Lanka. Festivities for this joyful celebration will start on 7 October (excluding 8th) and will continue till the 12th, offering the best in music, food and beverages for fun-loving people. The Beachfront of MLH will be decked out in countless stalls, delicious food, games and entertainment for the entire... 


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