Mums in Colombo launches Christmas goodie selection online

Published : 12:00 am  December 22, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  859 views  |  

 The popular social community is committed to giving small local catering businesses a boost this season Mums in Colombo is the online social community phenomenon that, just four years since its inception, has a solid and rapidly growing membership of over 25,000 and reaches 65,000 people on average via Facebook every week. Featuring high on the forum’s agenda is the promotion of female entrepreneurs with small businesses. as part of this effort, Mums in Colombo (MIC) currently has a line of delicious homemade Christmas goodies for sale on its website. “This all began at the Food Fiesta that we held in November sponsored by Paan Paan and Crescent Fine Foods,” explains MIC Co-founder... 


Alliance Francaise celebrates 60th birthday in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  December 22, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  651 views  |  

The history of the Alliance Française network in Sri Lanka with branches in Colombo – today known as the Alliance Française de Kotte in Colombo – Jaffna, Kandy, Matara and Galle – dates back to the 30 January 1954 when a group of Sri Lankan francophiles decided to lay the foundation for an Alliance Française in Colombo which was consequently set up as a non-profit making institution with premises in Pettah. The new premises of the Alliance Francaise de Kotte (AFKO) at Keppetipola Mawatha in Colombo being inaugurated by Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena. Also present are the French Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Jean Paul Monchau, President of AFKO, Chandra Wickremasinghe,... 


Barefoot celebrates golden jubilee

Published : 12:00 am  December 22, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  355 views  |  

Barefoot Ltd. is celebrating 50 years of successful operation this year. Today it is a design house that produces beautiful handloom fabric which is sold by the metre or made into a wide range of cleverly created practical products. At present these are sold in three shops in Sri Lanka and exported around the world. Barbara Sansoni   Barefoot was founded by Barbara Sansoni, an artist, writer and designer. Barbara created a brand that is synonymous with dazzling colour and quirky creativity with a truly Sri Lankan flavor. It all began fifty years ago, when Barbara was asked to design handloom textiles for women learning to weave at a convent workshop north of Colombo. Barbara decided to... 


Spa Ceylon strengthens international market presence

Published : 12:30 pm  December 19, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  442 views  |  

 Plans to expand brand footprint to 50 outlets worldwide Spa Ceylon Director Shalin Balasuriya with Paradise Isle Luxe Pte Director Puja Surtani     Spa Ceylon, Sri Lanka’s premier spa and lifestyle brand is now expanding its operations to reach new international markets around the world. By the end of December 2014, Spa Ceylon will offer its range of products and services in over 25 branded stores in 10 countries around the world. A total of 18 boutiques, along with seven combined boutiques and spas will be operational in Europe, the Indian subcontinent and South-East Asia. With its rich heritage, a wealth of expertise and strong Ceylonese identity, Spa Ceylon has become... 


Oriflame Sri Lanka launches ‘The ONE’

Published : 12:27 pm  December 19, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  420 views  |  

By Inshira Shainaz Oriflame Sri Lanka launched The ONE, an addition to the Oriflame product range, yesterday at the JAIC Hilton Hotel in Colombo. Bollywood diva Huma Qureshi will be the face of the brand’s colour cosmetic range The ONE. Oriflame is a direct selling company dealing mainly with cosmetics. Founded in 1967 and listed on the NASDAQ OMX, it has a wide portfolio of products and sells more than 900 products in different countries with different categories and segments. Oriflame’s brand has a unique identity in people’s minds and is working towards maintaining that positive perception. Oriflame’s annual sales total € 1.4 billion and there are 3.5 million Oriflame consultants... 


Fashion Bug offers top deals this festive season

Published : 12:26 pm  December 19, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  346 views  |  

Fashion Bug, one of Sri Lanka’s leading retail fashion stores with over 17 outlets island-wide, offers a range of exceptional deals for the entire family this festive season. Rolling out its theme for this year ‘You better watch out’, shoppers can enjoy offers, deals and discounts of up to 20% on their favourite selections of both vintage and contemporary styles. Keeping up with changing lifestyles, Fashion Bug houses its own brands such as Jobbs, Bigg Boss, Amazing Lanka, Givo, Amani and Hush amongst various others including renowned local wear brands such as LICC, Emerald, Focus, Ekko. It is also known as a shopping destination for international brands such as Levis, Crocodile, Amante,... 


The big Revlon reveal: Look beautiful, stay healthy

Published : 12:26 pm  December 19, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  292 views  |  

Healthcart.lk, Sri Lanka’s first health-centric website, is partnering with Revlon this Christmas season to offer free cleanups and makeovers whilst availing every participant a chance to be a lucky winner of a Revlon hamper worth Rs. 20,000. “You don’t need to spend fortunes to look good or stay healthy,” said Healthcart.lk Managing Director Manish Giridhar. “We’re trying to convey that message through this unique and exclusive offer that will probably never be repeated.” Participants are requested to drop by the Healthcart.lk store located on 450, Thimbrigasyaya Road and avail themselves a free complete and total makeover. This will include a clean-up, make up, nail art and even... 


450 chefs gear up for a ‘Cinnamon Christmas in the City’

Published : 12:23 pm  December 19, 2014  |  Category: Leisure, Lifestyle, Other Sectors  |  1 Comment  |  1,332 views  |  

This year, Cinnamon hotels in the city – Cinnamon Grand, Cinnamon Lakeside and Cinnamon red – are debuting a joint Cinnamon Season for festive feasting, with unique entertainment options and a touch of legendary Cinnamon hospitality to celebrate the season of goodwill and cheer. A significant feature this year, is the amazing feat undertaken by the 450 Cinnamon City chefs who have come together to offer patrons the best of festive fare, in over 21 dining destinations within the three hotels. The Cinnamon chefs culinary prowess proves true to the words of Bernard Shaw: ‘There is no love sincerer than the love of food’. Every dish they prepare will be a work of art, made with a passion... 


A sumptuous feast on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at OZO Colombo

Published : 12:22 pm  December 19, 2014  |  Category: Leisure, Lifestyle, Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,069 views  |  

To kick-start the festive season, OZO Colombo is hosting special Christmas feasts at EAT Restaurant to help bring guests some holiday cheer! Hailing from Switzerland, Stefan Beutler – Executive Chef at OZO Colombo, together with his team are sleighing in a host of seasonal treats with two festive dinner events: the Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner featuring all the holiday favourites and the Christmas Day Gala Dinner with a specially created four-course menu. Offering guests a truly magical Christmas experience, the Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner will be filled with scrumptious dishes comprising of Norwegian smoked salmon, sesame seared tuna, poached prawns, sea crabs, clams and an extra special live... 


Exciting Christmas celebrations at HCR

Published : 12:21 pm  December 19, 2014  |  Category: Leisure, Lifestyle, Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  935 views  |  

Hilton Colombo Residences announced exciting promotions commencing from Christmas through New Year. The Bar Lounge will feature favourite Christmas goodies such as ‘Love cake’, ‘Stollen’, ‘Breudher’, and festive chocolate boxes, perfect for gifting colleagues or family. Christmas roasts for take-away will also be available from 15-31 December 2014 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Christmas Eve will be launched with a stylish A La Carte menu at the Verandah Bistro (Level 03) from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Christmas Day celebration will include a festive brunch by the poolside from 12 noon until 3 p.m. for Rs. 3,500 nett per person. Speaking of the celebrations and festivities planned at Hilton... 


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