Haze-where smart jewellery beckons you
we think of gift shops, the two names that first strike our minds are
Hallmark and Archies; they have been around for quite a long time, and
attract hundreds of avid buyers each day. But those who live around
Gulshan or Banani, for them Purple Haze too is a great place to go for
some gift shopping. Purple Haze is an outlet that has gradually built
a pool of very loyal customers; it's a place that has successfully survived
the competition from big franchises. With its smart products, Purple
Haze has already managed to win the hearts of a large number of local
Located in Gulshan
II, this is a shop characterised by an amazingly large collection of
gift items. This is a perfect place for those who want to buy quality
gifts for their loved ones. Their shelves display a wide range of decorative
items brought from different parts of the world; starting from ornamental
items made from glass and crystal to mugs, wind chimes, jewellery, stationery
and toys of diverse sorts. But it's their jewellery collection that
would impress the consumers most. For any fashionable woman, Purple
Haze is a great place to purchase high quality, eye-grabbing 'in' jewellery.
Their earring collection would mesmerize any woman; the store has hundreds
of earrings of various colours, sizes and designs. While some are small
and cute, others are long and gorgeous. From this wide collection, you
would find at least one pair complementing your favourite outfit. The
salespeople stated that these earrings are mostly imported from South
Korea. Besides earrings, PH also has toe rings of different kinds. From
my shopping experience in Dhaka, I can state that they have the largest
toe-ring collection. If you are a person who is crazy about adorning
your toes with chic rings then do check out Purple Haze; each ring will
usually cost you between tk.65 and tk.75.
The place also has
stylish bangles and finger rings made from glass and plastic. Each square
plastic bangle will cost you about tk.45. They also have a good collection
of chains accompanied by pendants, jewellery sets, wristlets made from
beads and metal, stone-studded flashy hair clips and so much more.
We would especially
recommend this store if you opt for in vogue jewellery as a gift item
for your friends and relatives. Do step inside Purple Haze and be enthralled
by their trendy collection of goods.
Address: Taher Mansion,
House-36, Gulshan 2, Dhaka.
Through hartals our politicians are making sure that we spend a lot
of time at home! Today is no exception either! Speculation is rife that
there will be more hartals in this month, and so you've got to come
up with plans of how to kill time on a hartal day! One of the things
that you can do is watch television. If you put your television on a
TV trolley, your viewing experience will be more pleasurable, as they
are built to a height of your eye level. The other advantage of a TV
trolley is that you can keep your DVD player in its lower compartment.
At the branches of Otobi, the prices of TV trolleys start from Tk 2,600
Have you ever smudged your lipstick while applying it? If you apply
your lipstick in front of a dressing table, the chances of that happening
will be significantly reduced. Besides helping you to apply lipstick,
a dressing table will also help you to decide whether the clothes that
you've decided to wear for the day, look good on you or not. In order
words, in order to ensure that you look ravishing, it is always advisable
to dress in front of a dressing table. At the branches of Otobi, dressing
tables are sold from Tk 4,450.
A good shirt can help you to look fashionable, as well as feel comfortable.
Whether you've got to attend a formal occasion like a dreaded job interview
or an informal occasion like a friend's birthday party, you can always
wear a shirt. Therefore, you'll be doing yourselves a huge favour by
keeping a few shirts in your wardrobe. If you go to any outlet of Cats
Eye, you'll find some excellent shirts are being sold. The prices of
their shirts usually start from Tk 600 onwards.
If you're a woman, you'll probably like to wear trendy and fashionable
footwear, right? Well, it's for this reason that sandals come into the
equation. Besides being trendy and fashionable, sandals are also comfortable
and so by wearing them you'll be able to avoid getting blisters. Although
there are many places where you can buy sandals, at the showrooms of
Apex some splendid sandals are being sold. The prices of Apex sandals
begin from about Tk 350 onwards.
Do you own a car? If yes, do you regularly check the condition of your
tyres? If you don't, then you're just waiting for an accident to happen,
as if the tread of your tyres gets worn out then your car can skid.
Here at Lifestyle we suggest that you check your tyres regularly and
if you notice too much wear and tear, you should simply replace your
tyres. If you go to any tyre shop of Dhaka city, you'll be able to buy
tubeless tyres of various brands like Dunlop, Bridgestone etc. Depending
on size, a tyre will cost in the range of Tk 1,500 to Tk 3,500.
Do you tend to forget where exactly you kept your keys? In case you
do, we recommend that you buy a wooden key stand, as you'll be able
to keep all your key rings on it, and thus ensure that you won't have
to worry about losing any keys. At the branches of Aarong, you'll find
some aesthetically designed wooden key stands, and they're sold for
Sayeed Mahmud Nizam
happiness, who can live without it?" While few can doubt the
wisdom of this nursery song, how many people can actually claim to
be happy? How many times have you been asked this question and found
yourself answering it with a "Well…"?
doesn't have to be this way, you know. You can be happy, today, now.
It all boils down to an attitude makeover, which you can achieve by
following a few simple steps.
It's good to have a goal, but why does happiness have to wait till
the attainment of that goal? If you keep telling "I'll be happy
when I get a raise/ get married/get a face like Charlize Theron"
you're putting your happiness in the future tense. Enjoy the ride
while it happens; enjoy the struggle of the climb, the challenges
and process of overcoming them, and you'll find yourself happier than
you expected to be.
a deep breath
Any yoga instructor will ask you to do this when you start a meditation
session. Taking long, deep breaths through your nose will send a stream
of oxygen through your system, cooling your blood down as it reaches
your brain, and giving you a sense of serenity. At the same time,
production rate of the brain's pleasure potion serotonin increases,
giving you a natural buzz.
Never underestimate the power of positive self-talk. If you see yourself
using phrases like 'I can't' or "It's impossible' stop right
there. Remember how Eddie Murphy defeated his fat depression in the
movie Nutty Professor with his 'Yes I can!' dialogue? Keep telling
yourself. "I can try" or "It's possible". Adopt
an assertive attitude and beat your defeatist blues today!
that's a lot of tips for one week. I'll be back next week with more
feel-good formulas, but till then, don't let the blues get you down.
Sabrina F Ahmad
perhaps looks more elegant and beautiful than traditional wear on
a Bengali woman. The plethora of bright and soft colours, lavish textures
and subtle patterns characterise our ethnic wear. Mayasir features
on our cover this week with some trendy, ethnic clothes.