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Even if the sun and heat have restricted you to a lighter coloured wardrobe during the day, there's no reason why you shouldn't go all out for darker colours for the night. Black is still as popular an after hours choice as it always was, so for a dinner with friends a sequined ebony sari with a sleeveless blouse and accessories to match for visual interest. Team this up with smoky eyes and hair gelled back and done up in an elegant twist.

A sleeveless black pencil dress looks great for a corporate lunch the day after. Pair it with a different coloured, relatively large clutch bag and red lipstick to throw in some colour and variety to the ensemble.

Cream coloured pants slightly flared at the bottom, with a fitted waist length tee and a short jacket can easily create an urbane, cosmopolitan look if you're not one for the hassle of saris. Chunky jewellery and a semi-large beaded necklace will lend a fun element to this look and you can bring in some colour with a flaming crimson lipstick.

On the other end of the spectrum, white is just as eternal a classic as black so you could choose an ivory coloured jamdani or muslin and accessorise with strings of pearls or a slightly heavier gold necklace. Hair can be worn in a medium length feathered cut or straight with a fringe.

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Holiday escape

EID is knocking at our doors -- new clothes, mouthwatering dishes and spending quality time with friends and family. For those who want to spend some quality time with their close ones in a destination outside the country, there are quite a number of options for you to choose from. Travel agents are always ready to help you make travel plans, get visas or book tickets.

If you are looking for some adventure, 'Mountain Club Tours' is providing excellent package offers to Kathmandu, Pokra, etc. featuring 5-star hotel accommodation within Tk32,966 per person for four nights and five days. It includes site seeing, food, accommodation and other activities. Visa is on arrival for Bangladeshi citizens, so one is saved from the hassle of getting one here.

For details, log onto www.mountainclubtours.com or www.theeveresthotel.com.

Now those who want to pamper themselves during the holidays in luxury, there is 'Travel House Ltd', tied with Taj Hotels as its GSA. This Eid, ' Travel House Ltd.' is offering a 3-nights stay in Kolkata at the Taj Bengal Hotel for $352 per person. The package includes: return air tickets DAC-CCU-DAC, all travel taxes, airport-hotel-airport transfer, 3 nights in Superior Room on Twin Sharing, all hotel taxes, daily buffet breakfast at the "Hub", free access to sauna, gym and the swimming pool.

Also with the close tie up with the Embassy of Vietnam and promotion of Vietnam Tourisms, Travel House Ltd. has the authority to act as a visa processing authority for Vietnam.

For details, contact: Travel House Ltd., ABC house (Ground floor and 1st floor), Banani, Dhaka-1213. # 8821726, 8821825, 9861203, E-mail: salesthl@accesstel.net, vietbhai@gmail.com.

If you are looking for customised package deals according to your requirements, ' Versatile Travel & Tours Ltd.' is there to make your trip to Bangkok, KL, Indonesia, Nepal and so on memorable. They act as personal agents who will ensure the required service is provided within the stipulated time.

Hurry to get in touch with them to have your holiday trip customised to your liking, rather than taking the whole package.

Contact: (Main Office) 107 Khan Manson, Motijheel, Dhaka. (Branch office) Banani 15, Bashati Condominium. # 9567155, 9561456, 9565166.
E- mail: vttlnca@citechco.com.

So there you are, pick up the phone and start making plans with your close ones to any destination of your choice. Take your backpack or stylish suitcase, start packing and be safe. Happy holidays and have a wonderful Eid!

By Tanziral Dilshad Ditan






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