CFW presents first-ever Design Trunk Show from 29-30 November

Published : 1:30 am  November 28, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  536 views  |  

In just over a decade, Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) has established itself as the backbone of the local fashion design industry. As part of its effort to uplift fashion designers in Sri Lanka, CFW will present the first-ever Design Trunk Show to be held in Sri Lanka at the Galle Face Hotel from 29 to 30 November. The CFW Design Trunk Show is an initiative that will continue throughout the year thus by creating an innovative retail opportunity for Sri Lankan designers. The CFW Design Trunk Show will be held for the duration of 24 hours from 4 p.m. on 29 November to 4 p.m. 30 November showcasing 10 of Sri Lanka’s leading fashion designers who have frequently partnered with CFW. The show provides... 


Sunsilk Ramani Fernando Academy marks 9 years of styling careers in hair and beauty

Published : 1:30 am  November 28, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  635 views  |  

Hair, in all its crowning glory, took centre stage as the graduating class of the Sunsilk Ramani Fernando Hair and Beauty Academy displayed their talent and skill at a glittering graduation ceremony at the Colombo Hilton recently. Spanning across fantasy, intricacy and simplicity, the graduating class pulled out all the stops to put their skills with hair and beauty on display in a stunning tribute to themselves and the institution that helped bring their dreams to fruition. This year marks the ninth graduation of the Sunsilk Ramani Fernando Hair and Beauty Academy – a milestone partnership between Sunsilk and hair and beauty icon Ramani Fernando that has contributed immensely to the development... 


Arpico unveils ‘Win the World’ Christmas shopping bonanza for entire family

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  666 views  |  

As the world prepares to celebrate Christmas, the Arpico retail chain is paving the way for 25 lucky families to win holidays to 15 destinations in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia through its ‘Win the World’ intiative. Shoppers who make their December purchases at Arpico Supercentres or Arpico ‘Daily’ outlets will be eligible to win these holidays, inclusive of visa, food, accommodation, pocket money and air tickets as a reward, the company said. Families that shop for Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 7,500 with three nominated brands will receive a white coupon making them eligible to enter a draw at which 17 lucky families will win tours to an Asian destination – Thailand, Singapore,... 


Singer showcases array of brands at Singer Lifestyle Fiesta 2014

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  582 views  |  

Sri Lanka’s leading consumer durables retailer, Singer, recently capped the country’s largest lifestyle exhibition by announcing record attendance figures for the three-day event at the BMICH. With over 60,000 exhibition-goers checking out over 1,000 products, the event was an opportunity for families to explore all of the world-class brands under Singer’s umbrella. The turnout was evidence of the esteem and brand loyalty enjoyed by Singer in Sri Lanka. The Lifestyle Fiesta was ceremonially declared opened by Singer Asia President/CEO Gavin Walker, Singer (Sri Lanka) Chairman Hemaka Amarasuriya, and Singer (Sri Lanka) CEO Asoka Pieris, each of whom took the opportunity to take in the festivities... 


Colombo Paradise Round Table 5 to host fundraiser party ‘Project X’ at Casa Colombo

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  524 views  |  

‘Project X,’ a charity fundraiser organised by Colombo Paradise Round Table 5 (CPTF5), will take place on 28 November at Casa Colombo. Proceeds from the party will be in aid of The Ceylon School for The Deaf and Blind, Ratmalana. The party will feature Colombo’s hottest DJs such as the legendary DJ Tim Claessen, DJ Demo (Resident DJ Clique), DJ Danushka (Resident DJ at Ameuseum) and DJ Roshan (owner of Ameuseum Events) as well as other special guest DJs. The annual fundraiser follows a fully sold-out party held last year at The Blue Elephant, Hilton Colombo. The previous charity event raised funds for The Refuge Home for Girls, where a Vocational Activities Centre was built, giving the... 


Closeup Fashionista receives raving response from youth

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  223 views  |  

Closeup, Sri Lanka’s No.1 gel toothpaste recently concluded a novel consumer promotion that promised a shopping spree to 16 lucky winners to win upto Rs. 400,000 worth of clothes. Held in partnership with Sri Lanka’s biggest fashion retailer – NOLIMIT, Closeup Fashionista gave 16 lucky young girls and boys and their loved ones, the once in a lifetime opportunity to win clothes to the value of upto Rs. 25,000 in what can be called the shopping spree to beat all shopping sprees. Commenting on the promotion, Jonathan Perera and his friend who were one of the winning pairs said that it was indeed an experience of a lifetime. “It was more than a shopping spree – it was an opportunity to... 


Fairway Holdings presents Kenny G live in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  280 views  |  

Fairway Holdings, the champions of luxury vertical living in Sri Lanka, took great pride and pleasure recently in presenting international music icon Kenny G to a sell-out concert in Colombo. Billed as the biggest selling instrumental musician of the modern era and one of the best-selling artistes of all time, Kenny G was in Sri Lanka for 18 hours, from very early morning to late last Saturday (15 Nov) night, en route from Los Angeles through Colombo to Thailand but wowed a packed-to-capacity Nelum Pokuna Theatre that night. Opening the show by performing right in the middle of the audience, his simplicity and charm preceded him that night as he won fans over and even went out of his way to... 


NOLIMIT promotes ‘Arapaima’ loyalty card with weekend luxury hotel offer

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  200 views  |  

The ‘Arapaima Loyalty Program’ of NOLIMIT, one of the largest loyalty customer bases in Sri Lanka fashion retail, is giving its customers a great opportunity to shop and win a chance to spend a weekend at a luxury hotel this festive season. The ‘WIN with Arapaima’ Christmas promotion is already on at all NOLIMIT, Glitz, Pallu and Y-Pay-more outlets until 7 December. Customers can purchase over Rs. 3000 or redeem not less than 50 points from their loyalty card at any of the aforementioned outlets to get qualified for the grand raffle draw, which will select 60 lucky winners for the weekend spend. As a result, lucky winners, with their families, can have a completely different experience... 


Abans observe Universal Children’s Day tomorrow

Published : 11:45 am  November 21, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  368 views  |  

To coincide with Universal Children’s Day, Abans will conduct a program for kids aged from 6 to 12 at their Kollupitiya Elite Showroom at 10.00 a.m. on Saturday 22 November. As the theme of the program is ‘Go Green with Abans’ all the kids participating in the program and their parents are requested to come dressed in green. The program will start off with a unique game called ‘Name Train’ which is an ice-breaker where the kids will have the opportunity of introducing themselves in a fun way and getting to know the other participants. This will be followed by a short educational video presentation on the environment. The main event will be a handicrafts competition where participants... 


HSBC unveils season of big celebrations

Published : 11:44 am  November 21, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  394 views  |  

Anticipating the upcoming holiday season, HSBC launched the ‘season of big celebrations’ centred on a wealth of festive events and celebrations, and heartfelt hospitality to allow HSBC customers the chance to indulge in an exceptional holiday season, until 31 December 2014. The season of big celebrations will offer HSBC customer’s unbeatable value with an unrivalled array of holiday deals and discounts shaped to afford them of everything imaginable at some of the country’s leading retail stores. Customers will have a wide choice of gift ideas and seasonal complements to choose from, be it lifestyle complements, furniture, fashion, dining, lodging, supermarket shopping and many more. The... 


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