Penelope Cruz named ‘sexiest woman alive’ by Esquire magazine

Published : 12:05 am  October 15, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  809 views  |  

Reuters: Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has been named this year’s ‘sexiest woman alive’ by Esquire, the men’s lifestyle magazine said on Monday. The 40-year-old follows last year’s winner, American actress Scarlett Johansson, to earn the honour chosen by Esquire editors. Cruz, whose last film was director Ridley Scott’s 2013 thriller ‘The Counselor’, alongside husband Javier Bardem, will star in the upcoming Spanish-language drama ‘Ma Ma’, and is currently in production on the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy ‘Grimsby’. The Madrid-born actress, who won a supporting actress Oscar for her performance as an emotionally volatile artist in Woody Allen’s ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’,... 


Grand Hotel ties up with The Café Gallery

Published : 12:28 pm  October 10, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  891 views  |  

To spice up your coffee  with Asia’s finest coffee from Thailand The Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya has entered into a strategic partnership with The Café Gallery Ltd, a Thailand based company to provide their guests an exclusive luxurious experience of premium specialty Nacha Coffee in the salubrious cool climes of Nuwara Eliya. Nacha Coffee is a 100% premium Arabica shade-grown, in the Nacha Estate Private Reserve in Chiangmai the northern part of Thailand, approx. 3,500 feet above sea level. The coffee is an incredibly smooth well balanced body with an intense bold aroma and delicate bright notes that are characteristics of the pure shade- grown high altitude Arabica. The ‘Grand Hotel Coffee... 


Weekend movies on Hiru TV

Published : 12:11 pm  October 10, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  813 views  |  

10 Friday at 10 p.m.: ‘Paaramitha’ – Sinhala movie The film stars Vijaya Kumaranathunga, Raveendra Randeniya, Sriyani Amarasena, Sabeetha Perera, Kamal Addaraarachchci, Clitus Mendis, Manik Kurukulasuriya, Leena De Silva, D.R. Nanayakkara, Neel Alus, directed by Anton Gregory. 11 Saturday at 10 p.m.: ‘Humshakals’ – Hindi blockbuster movie First and an Exclusive TV Telecast from Hiru Tv. Humshakals (English: Look alikes or doppelgängers) is a Bollywood comedy film directed by Sajid Khan and produced by Vashu Bhagnani.  A comedy centered around three people who each have a lookalike of a lookalike, all with the same name. Saif Ali Khan, Ram Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh are in triple... 


‘SLAAPS Musical Fiesta’ tomorrow at Galadari Hotel

Published : 12:09 pm  October 10, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  292 views  |  

The Sri Lanka Association of Administrative and Professional Secretaries (SLAAPS), which is affiliated to the Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professionals in Asia Pacific (ASA), has embarked on a fundraising project this year in order to continue its objective of contributing greatly towards a permanent secretariat for the association. It is the only registered association for secretaries in Sri Lanka and has members from the private, public and banking sectors. The Musical Fiesta, an evening of music, dance and enjoyment, will be held on Saturday, 11 October at the Galadari Hotel from 7.00 p.m. onwards. For more details please contact Kumudhu on 0714800198.  Read More →


TGI Fridays ushers in world’s largest funfair ‘Oktoberfest’ to Colombo Fort

Published : 12:09 pm  October 10, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  338 views  |  

TGI Fridays is painting Colombo Fort, blue and white as it welcomes the ‘Oktoberfest’, the world’s largest funfair. A 16-day carnival of authentic Bavarian food, beverages and games, Oktoberfest is now on at TGI Fridays till 11 October. Guests can dig into authentic Oktoberfest cuisine prepared by Chef Stefan while taking part in fun competitions such as Stein Hoisting, The Brat Toss, Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest, drinking competitions, Spelling Bees and the Litre Stein Bucket race. “Guests are having a very real glimpse of the Oktoberfest here at TGI Fridays. They can share a platter along with Brew from Rs. 1,500 onwards and take part in some exciting competitions that we have put together.... 


Dinner Theatre at the Mount Lavinia Hotel

Published : 12:06 pm  October 10, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  365 views  |  

Murder is on the menu at the Mount Lavinia Hotel as it partners with the Annix Group to present the fourth in a series of VIP events. The event will take place on 29 November at the Empire Ballroom, Mount Lavinia Hotel. The colonial style hotel with its old world charm makes it the perfect setting for this 1920s based dinner theatre – Murder on the Orient Express. Colombo VIP Night Producer Latika Alok said: “This is a dinner theatre with a difference as it is interactive. The evening offers a unique form of entertainment where the guests are invited to solve the murder by piecing together evidence from a clue pack provided and also by interrogating the suspects as they visit their tables... 


Wild stipplings and wonderful abstracts

Published : 12:02 pm  October 10, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  276 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  |  232 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  |  799 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  |  929 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... 


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