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Emirates wins in-flight dining award from Saveur Magazine

Views - 618 Friday, 31 October 2014 02:03

Airline recognised for regionally inspired cuisine, inflight service and Onboard Lounge product Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, announced that it has won Saveur Magazine’s Culinary Travel Award for Best In-Flight Dini


A spooktacular carnival in Colombo

Views - 814 Friday, 31 October 2014 02:03

Come 2 November, the courtyard and restaurant of The Barnesbury will be transformed into a haunted haven for spooky specters from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. when The Barnesbury hosts its first and Colombo’s only family friendly Halloween Carnival this weeke


Halloween Night at Galadari

Views - 705 Friday, 31 October 2014 02:02

The Galadari Hotel is hoping to add the maximum scare factor this month of October by organising the most frightening and entertaining Halloween night ever. All these thrilling happenings are taking place at the Margarita Blue on 31 October from 8 p.


ON14 presents Halloween in the Heavens

Views - 849 Friday, 31 October 2014 02:02

Freak out on the 14th floor of OZO Colombo with the spookiest costume winning an overnight stay for two. Party the night away this Halloween with OZO Colombo, on Friday 31 October 2014 – ON14 is throwing a Halloween bash to die for! For the night


Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts presents ‘Cover Shot Challenge’ for Explore Sri Lanka

Views - 2201 Wednesday, 6 August 2014 00:01

The Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts ‘Cover Shot Challenge’ will be launched this September at Cinnamon Lodge and Chaaya Village Habarana in time to witness the elephant gathering in Minneriya. Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts in partnership with Explo


Exploring Trincomalee with Land Rover and Cinnamon Nature Trails in ‘White Sands’

Views - 7524 Wednesday, 6 August 2014 00:01

Trincomalee and its pristine beaches was the destination of choice for the ‘Explorations’ series in Land Rover and Cinnamon Nature Trails partnership. Six Land Rover vehicles and their owners, set off from Colombo to the sunny shores of Trincomal


Love, and that “top of the world” feeling

Views - 5561 Wednesday, 6 August 2014 00:01

To say that some of life’s greatest moments happen at 35,000 ft. could not ring truer than when Stuart Mackinnon proposed to Victoria Loudon on their Emirates A380 flight to Brisbane. Just after take-off, Stuart sought the help of the Flight Purse


Mount Lavinia Hotel featured in Amazing Race All-Stars 2014 Season

Views - 1267 Wednesday, 6 August 2014 00:01

Mount Lavinia Hotel, once the residence to four British Governors and the country’s iconic colonial heritage hotel, joined forces with the Emmy award-winning reality competition series ‘The Amazing Race’ during its recent race stop in Sri Lanka


Wesley College celebrates 140th anniversary with ‘Fusion 2014’ 

Views - 2901 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 00:01

Wesley College Colombo presents ‘Fusion 2014’, a gala extravaganza of music, song and dance in celebration of the 140th anniversary of the College this year. Based on the theme ‘We are One’ the show unfolds at 7 p.m. on Saturday 24 May at the


Action at the inaugural Bradby Fiesta 2014    

Views - 2634 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 00:01

The first ever ‘Bradby Fiesta’ hosted by Royal College Colombo, Trinity College Kandy and the Royal College Union, got underway last Saturday with HSBC as the main sponsor of the event. Bradby fans got to enjoy the 70th Bradby Shield encounter be


‘Food Revolution Day’ promotion at Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants

Views - 2300 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 00:01

Realising the importance of raising awareness of the impact healthy food has in our lives and to promote it with kids, Harpo’s cafes & Restaurants will be conducting a workshop for kids on simple healthy food recipes, coinciding with English c


Mesmerising Vesak tours on Colombo City Tour

Views - 4943 Tuesday, 13 May 2014 00:01

Ebert Silva Holidays will operate Vesak tours on the Colombo City Tour, the city sightseeing service operated on open deck double deckers to showcase the city as it comes alive with colour and spiritual festivity during the Vesak season. The Colombo


Easter at Mount

Views - 1797 Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

Celebrate Easter with family and friends with a special Jazz celebration to set the mood just right. Dulani of MLH states: “After all the heavy celebrating during this April season, Easter Sunday at MLH is a perfect gateway to relax your mind, bod


Easter at Park Street Mews

Views - 1619 Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

20 April lunch and dinner For those of you who wish to enjoy this Easter in a relaxed atmosphere with emphasis on Easter specials – Park Street Mews will be your best option. Set in an old warehouse concept on a private street, Park Street Mews h


A Grand Easter

Views - 1857 Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

With Easter just around the corner, Cinnamon Grand brings you a range of goodies including chocolate eggs, cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and cookies, all made in intricately creative designs, that make for the ideal family indulgence, a head turner on t


Easter celebrations at Hilton Colombo

Views - 6054 Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

Easter celebrations are around the corner. The resurrection of Christ is celebrated magnificently all over the world. Hilton Colombo has always celebrated this special day by dishing out one of the best Easter brunches in Colombo.  This year too an


What better way to celebrate Easter than at The Kingsbury

Views - 1849 Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

After forty days of cutting back on your favourite treats, Easter Sunday is the perfect excuse to indulge. Celebrate Easter at the Sunday Caviar and Oyster Brunch, including a succulent selection of Easter delicacies, appetisers, salads, soups, main


Celebrate Easter at Taj Samudra

Views - 1469 Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

This Easter come to Taj Samudra to celebrate with your family. There will be a special brunch at the all day dining restaurant, Latitude, in commemoration of Easter as well as yummy Easter goodies available for sale at Pebbles. Easter is the complet


A great deal on Aussie Day at the Paradise Beach

Views - 2921 Tuesday, 21 January 2014 00:01

Get the most out of the coast this Australian National Day when MLH celebrates it Aussie style. On 26 January from 4 to 7 p.m. the Paradise Beach will a live BBQ buffet for Rs. 1,900 nett with beverage deals. All you can eat buffet with the favourit


Amore, amore at The Kingsbury

Views - 3280 Tuesday, 21 January 2014 00:01

Express your love with fine cuisine and luxury living This Valentines’ you don’t have to journey to Verona to leave a letter to Juliet at Juliet’s balcony, head to Trevi fountain in Rome to throw a coin asking for true love, or even catch


From organic wines to calorie conscious dining: Anantaya to set trend

Views - 3267 Tuesday, 21 January 2014 00:01

A vast, isolated beach, the magnificent Indian Ocean and the Chilaw lagoon filled with large stretches of mangroves make up the breathtaking surroundings of Anantaya Chilaw, the soon to be unveiled luxury beach resort of LAUGFS Leisure (LL). The ser


Three Burger King restaurants opened in Sri Lanka

Views - 6911 Tuesday, 21 January 2014 00:01

Burger King Worldwide, Inc. diversifies global restaurant portfolio with master franchise Burger King Worldwide, Inc. announced the opening of three Burger King Restaurants in Sri Lanka by the brand’s new master franchisee, Softlogic Restaura


Celebrate Chinese New Year 2014 at The Kingsbury’s Yue Chuan

Views - 3327 Friday, 17 January 2014 00:00

The Chinese New Year celebrations, also known as the Spring Festival, originated on the day when one of China’s mythological emperors Shun ascended the throne more than 4,000 years ago. On this day the Chinese decorate their homes with red lanterns


Celebrity chef endorses ‘Mercedes-Benz of kitchens’

Views - 8831 Friday, 13 December 2013 00:30

Nihonbashi and Ministry of Crab maestro Dharshan signs brand ambassador agreement with Häcker kitchens and German-made, Miele and Bosch home appliances Dedicated gastronomes, know Dharshan Munidasa for his two gourmet restaurants, Nihonbashi a


Seasonal calendar at The Commons – your cosy hangout

Views - 2517 Friday, 13 December 2013 00:25

The Commons, ‘your cosy hang out’ – is truly cosy this festive season with a month packed with delectable food, seasonal coffees that it’s famous for, kids activities, special Christmas menu and a blast through – to New Year 2014. From the


A magical Christmas at Galadari

Views - 3963 Friday, 13 December 2013 00:23

Christmas is a family affair. It is about holidays, the art of giving and receiving and of course tradition. Want a homely atmosphere to celebrate the spirit of an unforgettable Christmas? Then your choice should definitely be the Galadari Hotel. Th


Abans Family Christmas Funday

Views - 2668 Friday, 13 December 2013 00:22

 Sunday 15 December at Abans Elite Showroom Abans believe that a happy family is a family that gets together, relaxes and has fun together. It is appropriate that during the Christmas Season, which is a time for family reunions, Abans has orga


Celebrate Christmas with the delectable Norfolk Xmas range

Views - 4861 Friday, 13 December 2013 00:20

Norfolk range has once again launched a delightful array of Christmas specials for customers including a delicious Christmas menu, discounts on some items as well as Christmas hampers. Customer can enjoy a flavoursome Christmas and gift loved ones th


Celebrate Christmas with KFC

Views - 2305 Friday, 13 December 2013 00:19

A Christmas gift every time you dig into a KFC Christmas Family Combo KFC is putting together all of the season’s joy and excitement into their menu with delicious Christmas feasts and exciting seasonal activities planned for the entire month


Let your children discover the magic inside Santa’s Workshop, at Cinnamon Grand

Views - 1303 Friday, 13 December 2013 00:18

Give your kids a chance to have some old fashioned Christmas fun sans gadgets and addictive technologies. Cinnamon Grand, this year, attempts to recreate the story of Santa and his helper elves, and the magic behind Santa’s busy workshop. Blending


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