DI opens refurbished showroom

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  844 views  |  

The refurbished showroom of shoe retailer DI which is located within the YMBA building in Colombo 01 was opened by Ceylon Leather Products PLC. Chairman Neville Peiris. The Genuine Leather Products range was also launched at the Fort DI Leather Boutique. The above picture shows Peiris and Ceylon Leather Products PLC Managing Director / CEO Sithendra Senaratne admiring a product on display.  Read More →

Ranbir Kapoor joins TAG Heuer

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  826 views  |  

India’s leading actor joins Swiss pioneering watch brand’s star team of sports and celebrity ambassadors TAG Heuer, the world leader in prestigious and high-end chronographs, is proud to announce the signing of Bollywood Superstar Ranbir Kapoor for a long-term partnership as a TAG Heuer Brand Ambassador. With this association, TAG Heuer reinforces its leadership position by becoming the only brand in the industry endorsed by two of the biggest names in Bollywood – Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor. The versatile actor and today’s youth icon, Kapoor joins a renowned roster of International sports stars and celebrities that includes Football Superstar and two time winner of the Ballon d’Or... 

LVMH’s TAG Heuer has plans for smartwatch

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  679 views  |  

Reuters: French luxury group LVMH’s watch brand TAG Heuer has plans to launch its own smartwatch, the head of its watch business told a Swiss newspaper. “We want to launch a smartwatch at TAG Heuer, but it must not copy the Apple Watch,” Jean-Claude Biver told Sunday newspaper NZZ am Sonntag. Switzerland’s watch industry is facing competition from smartwatches that allow its wearers to make calls, receive messages or monitor their fitness by connecting to their smartphone. “We cannot afford to just follow in sombody else’s footsteps,” Biver said, adding the Swiss watch industry would present smartwatches at the latest at the Basel watch fair next spring. He did not give further... 

Laksala gets another award

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  615 views  |  

Laksala has been presented with an Award of Excellence as the best marketer of handicrafts in South Asia on a recommendation made by the Indian Federation of Working Journalists (IFWJ) for giving priority to customer needs and requirements of both local and foreign tourists. The IFWJ which was formed in 1950 today has a membership of 30,000 representing 35 States in India.   The IFWJ representatives who attended the CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting) in Sri Lanka, last year, were highly appreciative of the customer services Laksala provided. Although at one time Laksala was running at a loss, after Anil Koswatte took over as Chairman it became the pioneer in the field of local... 

The Parfumerie: ‘Proudly Sri Lankan’

Published : 1:30 am  September 5, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,190 views  |  

Catering to a growing market of luxury goods in Sri Lanka Shoppers at many of Colombo’s most prominent malls will be familiar with The Parfumerie stores, reputed for their collection of high-end fragrances and cosmetic products. The Parfumerie, a subsidiary of Victory Impex Ltd., runs with Niki Hundlani at the helm, carrying on her family’s tradition of business excellence. Niki Hundlani was in Sri Lanka recently to continue the company’s habit of constant innovation in launching ‘212 VIP ROSÉ’ by Carolina Herrera. She met with the Daily FT during this time to discuss future plans for the company along with her high expectations of the industry. Following are the excerpts of the interview: By... 

Pallu gifts gold to women shoppers during wedding season promo

Published : 1:25 am  September 5, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  829 views  |  

Pallu, the exclusive ethnic-wear boutique in Wellawatte, concluded a successful wedding season promotion which offered its valuable women patrons prizes in gold worth Rs. 250,000. Shoppers at Pallu were treated to free gifts and live Mehendi application while they shopped during all the six weekends commencing 1 May. Pallu has become the most desirable destination for women seeking unique ethnic wear in Sri Lanka. The boutique offers a wide range of scintillating ethnic wear, which is both intricately designed and exquisitely embellished for any and every occasion. Shoppers can find the outfit of their dreams – be it for their own dream wedding or other formal occasions – rendering the event... 

Rotary partner Miss China finalists on Rs.100 m Hearing Project

Published : 1:56 am  September 2, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  895 views  |  
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Rotary District Sri Lanka has partnered the beauties from Miss China in lighting up Sri Lanka with a Rs. 100 million hearing aid project that was launched at Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel amidst a distinguished audience last evening. Rotary Governor Gowri Rajan outlined how an assessment done in Sri Lanka had revealed that almost 1.6 million people are affected with hearing problems and the Rotary having identified this issue located a donor to make a difference to the fast growing Sri Lankan economy that needs a healthy labour force to support the strong economic growth agenda of the country.                         The project is valued... 

Hameedia hosts opening event for International Film Festival of Colombo

Published : 1:54 am  September 2, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  746 views  |  

Hameedia will be hosting the opening dinner for the International Film Festival of Colombo on 2 September 2014. The film festival which will take place from 2 to 7 September and is a first of its kind to be held in Sri Lanka.  The opening event will bring together the Film Directors’ Guild, festival participants and audience members in an effort to celebrate a new era of Sri Lankan and international cinema. The International Film Festival of Colombo, was launched in association with the Okinawa International Movie Festival of Japan, to further promote the development of the film and cinema industry in Sri Lanka.  Although Sri Lankan cinema has gained recognition at various independent festivals,... 

Miss Universe China 2014 finalists savour Ceylon Tea

Published : 1:52 am  September 2, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,162 views  |  

The world-renowned Miss Universe China 2014 beauties visiting Sri Lanka travelled around the country and witnessed its scenic beauty thanks to Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, the organiser of their pre-pageant tour. These beauty pageant participants hailing from the country which discovered this miracle beverage experienced the world’s finest Ceylon Tea during their stay in Sri Lanka. A Ceylon Tea ceremony was held for them at Cinnamon Bay on 30 August. The Sri Lanka Tea Board launched a brand new concept, namely a unique tea ‘ceremony’ for Ceylon Tea. While it is true that ancient cultures such as China and Japan have within their traditions a near-sacred ceremonial event with especial... 

Odel celebrates 25 years of fashion retail

Published : 1:51 am  September 2, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,003 views  |  

Odel, Sri Lanka’s home-grown fashion retail brand, reached another milestone in its stated journey of vision, creativity and entrepreneurship when it celebrated 25 years of being in the business. The only local fashion retail brand to gain traction on the international stage,  Odel’s growth from unassuming, albeit colourful, beginnings to brand icon status encompasses several firsts that represent landmarks in the evolution of Sri Lanka’s fashion retail industry. The business, which began with the sale of export surplus clothing from the boot of founder Otara Gunewardene’s station wagon when she was in her early twenties, is now a chain of 20 fashion forward stores with annual sales... 

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