Celebrate Parents’ Day with a thanksgiving brunch at The Kingsbury

Published : 12:00 am  July 24, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  405 views  |  

Years of love and dedication, how can we ever repay our parents? We probably never can in finality, but little things go a long way in showing our appreciation for their sacrifices and their unconditional love. This year on Parents Day, The Kingsbury gives us an opportunity to celebrate our love for mom and dad. A sumptuous Sunday brunch dedicated to giving thanks, filled with little indulgences and happy moments will go a long way in saying thank you. Enjoy an exceptional, multi-cuisine brunch menu, a glass of sparkly or brew and live entertainment. Spend a few uninterrupted hours of laughter and love with your mom and dad as your own kids enjoy the distractions of the kiddies club under supervision. The... 


Panasonic unveils new range of beauty and grooming products

Published : 1:23 am  July 23, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,373 views  |  
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Panasonic Consumer Marketing Asia Pacific on Friday unveiled its latest range of innovative Panasonic Beauty products for the Sri Lanka market, at the Hilton Colombo Residences. The range of beauty and grooming products will be distributed via Softlogic, the sole distributor for Panasonic consumer electronics and home appliances, here in the country. True to its tagline ‘Beauty of Empowerment,’ Panasonic Beauty products are designed and developed to meet the aspirations of Asian women, in line with their modern lifestyles. Aside from Sri Lanka, the Nanocare hairdryer, Nanocare facial ionic steamer, eyelash curler and pocket Doltz toothbrush, are currently available in Thailand, Vietnam,... 


4rever Skin Naturals signs MoU with Institute of Indigenous Medicine

Published : 1:22 am  July 23, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  896 views  |  

By Paranagamage Waruni and Gunamala Sajeewani A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between 4rever Skin Naturals Ltd. and the Institute of Indigenous Medicine (IIM) of the University of Colombo was signed last week to promote the development of herbal products. Outlining the purpose and benefits of signing the MoU, 4rever Skin Naturals Chairperson Chandani Bandara said: “It will provide mutual support to the establishments and subsequent development of joint academic/research activities will benefit both parties and aid the manufacture of innovative and quality Ayurvedic applications to suit our valuable customers.” “Developing Ayurvedic products, engaging in research on natural herbal ingredients... 


Glitz expands at KCC to create a better shopping experience

Published : 1:21 am  July 23, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  630 views  |  

Sri Lanka’s ultimate fashion destination, Glitz announced the expansion of its outlet at the Kandy City Centre (KCC) by a further 2,000 square feet, bringing the total retail area to a massive 6000 square feet showroom. Launched in December 2012, the Glitz store at the Kandy City Centre serves an exclusive clientele with the objective of bringing in the latest trends to the fashion conscious citizens in the country’s hill capital. With the expanded floor space, the new store will offer a wider choice of fashion items and accessories for women, men and children including dresses, jeans, leggings, trousers, shirts, t-shirts, shoes, accessories, bags, innerwear, shalwar material amongst a host... 


Tailored to suit: The Tailor Shop

Published : 1:21 am  July 23, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,556 views  |  

Since opening this January, the aptly named ‘The Tailor Shop’ has been winning many a patron through their attention to detail and finesse of design and finish. Owned and managed by a husband and wife team – Managing Director Thabit Samad and Nayomi Mahaegodage – The Tailor Shop is one of a kind in town. Specialising only in gents and ladies suits for now, the shop prides itself in being fully customer oriented. “Our exclusivity comes from customisation. It is 100% according to the customer’s requirements. Everything from the fabric, to the lining and buttons are selected by the customer and most of the stitching is done by hand. The equipment used, like button hole, fusing, bar tag... 


CavinKare re-launches improved Nyle Naturals Body Lotion

Published : 1:20 am  July 23, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,097 views  |  

avinKare, a leading personal care manufacturer from India, has announced the re-launch of its range of Nyle Naturals Lotion in Sri Lanka. The new and improved formula provides moisturisation for 24 hours. The new range of products will now be available at all grocery, cosmetics and supermarket stores in a range of convenient sizes. Three variants of Nyle Naturals Body Lotion will be available in Sri Lanka, each equipped to perform a different function. The rose and aqua pure milk lotion is designed to hydrate and rejuvenate skin making it soft and supple. The carrot seed oil and pure milk lotion has been developed to protect skin from daily exposure to the sun while nourishing skin from within. The... 


Unwinding at ‘Pebbles’

Published : 12:33 am  July 20, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  746 views  |  
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By Cassandra Mascarenhas Taj Samudra’s latest addition to its culinary line-up at first sounds rather ambiguous – named ‘Pebbles,’ it’s hard to picture what exactly it must be. Curiously, I made my way past the massive construction site that the Taj lobby has currently been transformed into, down a white tunnel and ended up at an oasis of sorts – a luxurious, airy coffee shop/bar – boasting a range of delicious pastries and cakes, many varieties of tea and a friendly bartender ready to whip up any drink available on the fairly extensive menu. Pebbles has been in operation for over a month and has already established itself as a firm favourite amongst Colombo’s working crowd who... 


The Kingsbury: The choice of celebrities!

Published : 12:23 am  July 20, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  506 views  |  

Extends warm welcome to Al and Isla GrantThe Kingsbury, the popular choice of celebrities from around the world, has just welcomed the biggest celebrities to arrive in Sri Lanka, within a short span of one week. The Kingsbury has had the privilege of welcoming two most celebrated country music artistes Al and Isla Grant. Isla Grant is a Scottish contemporary country singer whose popularity extends from the United Kingdom and Ireland to New Zealand and Australia. Grant found international success as a Scottish country singer, releasing numerous albums, generally one or more per year. Al Grant, her equally talented husband, is well renowned for his sensitive lyrics and affectionate duets with his... 


Lebanese delicacies at the Cinnamon Lakeside

Published : 12:23 am  July 20, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  719 views  |  

As part of its monthly themed buffets, the Cinnamon Lakeside has introduced the best of Lebanese cuisine at The Dining Room, inviting diners to take a culinary voyage to the Middle East during the holy period of Ramadan. Launched earlier this week, it includes a vast variety of scrumptious fare such as shish tawook, the traditional succulent chicken skewers, delicious lamb kofta kebabs, creamy moutabel and hummus and fresh tabbouleh salad amongst many other flavourful dishes. Greeting guests on the opening night of the buffet were General Manager Denis Gruhier, Director – Sales and Marketing Adrian Jansz, Marketing and Communications Manager Nadiyah Akram, Marketing and Communications Executive... 


Some like it hot!

Published : 12:22 am  July 20, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  299 views  |  

Study shows direct link between outgoing personalities and a love of spicy foodsDaily Mail: An American scientist claims that your personality might determine whether you like spicy food. Pennsylvania State University’s research examined the link between peoples’ personality types and whether they were fans of food packed full of hot spices such as chilli. It found that people who seek adventure and intense sensations like spicy food more than those who avoid risky situations. Nadia Byrnes, a doctoral candidate at the university, conducted a study of 184 non-smoking participants between the ages of 18 and 45 without any known issues that would compromise their ability to taste. The group... 


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