Publish: December 17, 2013
get quirky with PRINTS!
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get quirky with PRINTS!

Prints, of any shape or form, have always been a favourite amongst Bangladeshis. They are a part of our culture, they complement our outfits and most importantly, prints make any object more interesting. The Western world seems to have realised

A HOME-MADE CHRISTMAS

A HOME-MADE CHRISTMAS

I love celebrations – of any kind, on any occasion. There should just be enough colours, food and laughter. And I love December too. For obvious reasons December is the month of festivities and celebrations. And I celebrate December especially for Christmas. To add to my love list, I love to cook and bake. I could all day, if I was given the chance. Thus I bake whenever I can. This year I think I have improved my baking skills; hence Christmas has got to be more fun.

I intend to invite my friends over for a Christmas Eve celebration and a sleep over movie night. I want to keep it very traditional. So, the conventional Christmas fruit cake is on my must list. Along with that, of

12 days of CHRISTMAS
Shop Talk

12 days of CHRISTMAS

With Christmas around the corner, its time to strategise about gift-giving. As the carol urging increasingly grand gifts on the 12 days before Christmas, we come up with our own 12 gifts. This week, Star Life Style brings to you some out-of-the-box Christmas gift ideas. Take your pick from our pick and we guarantee you won't go wrong.

Candlelight Carols What says Christmas better than candles? Aromatic candles, of course! With their soft glows and relaxing whiffs of different fragrances, scented candles make great Christmas presents. Even normal candles styled to Christmas’ themes are another great choice. With

Natural remedies to skin problems
TIPS

Natural remedies to skin problems

With Dhaka ranking 31st in the list of the most polluted cities in the world and with the situation not getting any better, even the most youthful skin develops pigmentation, premature aging, rashes, and dryness. It is recommended that we

Baked Goodies
Recipe

Baked Goodies

Ginger cookies Ingredients: Makes 6 125g Butter 125g sugar Yolk of one egg 200g flour 1 tsp baking powder 3 tsp ginger powder 25g honey Method: Beat and stir butter, sugar then egg yolk inside a bowl. Put flour, baking

Polishing your Tastebud
EATING OUT

Polishing your Tastebud

Every few months, Dhaka sees the opening of yet another café. While most of these never fail to serve up the ambience, all too often they fail in delivering quality food. So engrossed in their architectural splendour and statement-making décor,

French Gala Evening at The Westin
EVENT

French Gala Evening at The Westin

The France-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry held their annual French Gala Evening at the Westin on Saturday, 7 December. Established in Bangladesh in 1996, the Chamber aims to promote trade between France and Bangladesh by providing assistance to the

CARBS
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CARBS

Not just rice

There is more to carbs than just rice. The humble potato made into our ‘carb’ scene a few years ago, albeit for political reasons, but our passion for rice remains as strong as ever. The fact that escapes our mindset

Aadi’s jewellery making workshop

Aadi’s jewellery making workshop

Recently, Aadi completed its first jewellery workshop for adults. Participants came from a variety of countries including Bangladesh, Singapore, Bolivia, USA and Jamaica. The workshop specialised in how participants could create handmade and custom made jewellery that expressed their own

Brunei: An abode of PEACE
TRAVELOGUE

Brunei: An abode of PEACE

I think it is safe to claim that in this lifetime, my partner and I have successfully managed to reach new heights of insanity with every passing year. However, deciding to get dropped off at a never-been-before location, absolutely instigated

THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY

THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY

Auction of wearable art Date: Tuesday, 17 December Time: Day long Venue: Alliance Française de Dhaka, La Galerie and Cafe la Veranda, 26 Mirpur Road To celebrate 50 years of Franco-German friendship, a workshop was conducted for a group of

Plan your Christmas party
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Plan your Christmas party

Christmas is just around the corner, and we all want to celebrate this special day with our friends and family. To make this Christmas a little extra special, here are some simple ideas that can make your Christmas party memorable.

SPOTLIGHT

Buy Bangladeshi

There is this common mentality amongst many of us that the grass is greener on the other side; that is, anything that’s not grown, manufactured and packaged here in our own homeland must be better in every way than our

Exhibition

Kazi Barin’s first solo exhibition

A first solo exhibition for any young and aspiring artist is a hard venture to undertake. There’s ample trepidation, with questions of whether the works will be accepted and how well it will be taken. Young painter Kazi Barin’s first

TIPS

Dust bunnies be gone!

Keep your home dust free this winter The dry season is upon us. As the temperature drops, the lush green trees get dull and droopy as well due to the lack of rain. Coupled with the above average levels of

CHECK IT OUT

Fresh and Slim’s attractive offers

Fresh and Slim have announced a special arrangement of Beauty Fairness and Slimming in this winter at their Mirpur parlour and slimming point. Their services include rebonding, hair straightening and fair polish, manicure pedicure etc.. Fresh and Slim also have

The art in architecture

On 13 December, 2013 Bengal Art Lounge has inaugurated an architectural exhibition, called To Live is to be Slowly Born. This month-long exhibition at the gallery of Bengal Art Lounge (located in 60 Gulshan Avenue, Road # 131, Gulshan-1) will

TIPS

Pondering over sleep

The magic number How many hours do you need to sleep? It’s a tricky question, with answers ranging from seven hours to ten. Many experts have concluded that for an average person, the duration is seven and half. Powernaps gone

NEWS FLASH

Sound of Music

What is better than the gift of music? It is the ultimate chicken soup for the soul; it surpasses all languages, religions, borders and unites people of the world with love and harmony. Music knows no boundaries and has the

POP UP

The art of displaying art

You may have a mind-blowing collection of paintings, but unless you know how to properly display them, the best artwork you own may seem uninteresting and dull, if noticeable at all. Some of the factors you need to take into

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Dhaka’s food joints: A retrospective

Ask anyone who lived in Dhaka in the 1980s and early 90s and they will gladly tell you how different the food scene was back then. Back in the days when every street corner in the city did not have