This season, as part of our Valentine's Day contest, we've asked you to share your special story with us. Here's a glimpse of what we have in store for the winners, and a little bit on the awesome people and institutions involved.
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Farzana Shakil’s Makeover Salon
Farzana Shakil’s Makeover Salon needs no introduction. Since its establishment in 2003 by Farzana Shakil, one of Bangladesh’s most celebrated beauty experts with an unrivaled reputation in bridal makeup, the salon has continued to cater to the diverse beauty and lifestyle needs of women in Dhaka with an ever-evolving range of facials, hair treatments, manicure, pedicure, hairstyling and all other salon services.
Farzana Shakil’s Makeover Salon also offers a wide range of ayurvedic massages, facials and hair treatments with specific benefits and outcomes relating to personal well-being, performed by staff with extensive training from foreign experts and many years of salon experience. Ayurvedic treatments, developed in India more than 3,000 years ago, are an ideal choice for women who prefer more organic and natural alternatives to chemical-based treatments. These, and numerous other services are available in the Spa at Farzana Shakil’s Makeover Salon for clients to experience in relaxed and indulgent surroundings.
The newest addition to the salon’s portfolio are gel manicures, which involve manicure followed by gel nail polish that does not chip and ensures a rich shine and fresh look for at least two weeks.
Farzana Shakil’s Makeover Salon outlets are located in Gulshan (01926-153010), Dhanmondi (01713-451776) and Uttara (01776-194215).
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Adolf Khan is a trusted name as a choreographer and an innovative designer in Bangladesh. His career began as a model in 2007. He has done a lot of work in drama, fashion photography and the ramp. He has also worked in collaboration with many renowned fashion houses. Moreover, he has an upcoming exhibition, which will be a solo exhibition showcasing his design, styling, choreography, concept, and art direction. 56 models – starting from well known celebrities to new faces in the industry, will be working with him in this venture. He is exceptionally proficient, extremely dedicated and serious about his work.
His grooming school, Adolf Khan’s Creations, has played a major role in building confidence in many talented models who have entered the fashion industry over the past few years. Adolf has some big plans ahead for his students, as well as his school. His fashion house, Autograph, is now a famous brand as well. In the future, Adolf wants to take the fashion industry to a much higher level through his dedication and work. One of his notable works, which was much appreciated, was The beautiful bride fashion exhibition by Shahrukh Amin and Afroza Parveen. He has also worked with Jazz Multimedia. Recently, Adolf is concentrating on choreography, grooming and styling for movies.
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Show Motion Limited, which came into existence on December 19, 2002, spearheaded the modern Multiplex Movie Theatre industry with Star Cineplex brand in Bangladesh.
With a clear vision for entertainment development in the nation, the local and foreign promoters of Show Motion Ltd begun the first international quality state-of-the-art multiplex cinema theatre on October 8, 2004 in Bangladesh, at Bashundhara City Mall, Panthapath, Dhaka.
Star Cineplex now has four completely advanced, fully digital cinema screens with the best 3D Projection Technology, Silver Screens, Dolby-Digital Sound and stadium seating. With 1,286 seats the theatre has an extensive entryway with full snack bars serving pop-corns, soda pops, frozen yoghurt and numerous food items. In addition to scheduled shows, Star Cineplex also caters to special corporate bookings, red-carpet premiers and private events.
Star Cineplex is located at Bashundhara City, Panthapath, Dhaka (01747-138071).
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Hotel The Cox Today
The best five star standard luxury hotel at Cox’s Bazar, Hotel The Cox Today, commenced its operation on December 9, 2011 with a vision to provide the highest benchmark for hotels in Cox’s Bazar, combining magnificent and unique resort living solutions. To ensure maximum comfort and hospitality, seamless service and fittings help to enhance the hotel's beauty.
Centrally air conditioned with individually controlled 276 well-designed rooms, Hotel The Cox Today consists of 54 suites. Their restaurant comes with distinctive dining facilities and provides a wide array of local delicacies, delightful seafood, Indian, Thai, Chinese and western dishes to suit even the most discerning palate. We have both in-house and rooftop arrangement of seating for your convenience along with Room Service.
Their conference hall, The Hall of Star, can accommodate 900 people for seminars and workshops. Moreover, Banquet Style can accommodate around 350 people and Andromeda can accommodate 400 people for any event, AGM or parties. All the halls contain modern audio visual equipment, with related logistic support, in order to make it a memorable experience for the guests. Guests can also pamper themselves at their soothing spa, unwind and invigorate themselves with a swim, or even sit back with a book by the pool with light snacks and drinks. The recreation complex gives the guests an unmatched opportunity to enjoy themselves. They also have a fully equipped gymnasium and billiard board to entertain their guests.
Hotel The Cox Today is located at Plot-7, Road-02, Hotel Motel Zone, Kolatoly Road, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh (01755-598449).
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Overlooking the Gulshan Lake and park on one side, and glamorous panoramic views of Dhaka all around, Six Seasons Hotel stands tall saluting the city. The magnificent hotel is full of architectural splendour, complete with mechanical genius and opulence never seen in Dhaka before. Destined to be a landmark, their exquisitely furnished hotel offers lavish décor, both inside and outside the building. Guests can adore the breathtaking views from the hanging and partially transparent rooftop pool, sitting 15 stories high.
Bunka restaurant, located on the 13th floor, offers a delightful menu of Chinese Hunan, Japanese, Thai and Korean cuisines. In addition to the conventional kitchens for Hunan and Korean cuisines, Bunka’s highly skilled chefs present and prepare selected entrées on a teppanyaki grill. Bunka also features its renowned All-You-Can-Order system in which guests can order from a menu of over 100 items, with a live sushi bar, live teppanyaki, teriyaki, tempura items, an international section and delicious desserts. During lunch, Bunka also offers a Bento Box, perfect for corporate lunches and set menu lovers.
Private dining rooms are available for business meetings. Balcony seating presents a very calm and romantic atmosphere with optional candle light dining.
Contact Information: 24 Hours Room Service Telephone: +88 01987009810 Email: [email protected]
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Set in the midst of the luxurious Gulshan area, StyleSell is a fashion house that specialises in wedding couture in Bangladesh. It showcases the most recent trends for ladies, men, teens and children with a wide choice of fashion apparels, jewellery, shoes, bags and accessories.
StyleSell offers plenty of in-store services to improve their clients' shopping experience, like wardrobe consulting, colour analysis, personal shopping and so on. All items are unique statement pieces, that recount stories of legacy, extravagance and status when worn. Call it stand-out or hard to find - each of StyleSell's items has a quality of uniqueness about them, as though they were made for the individual wearing them.
Known for its great degree of competitiveness and updated knowledge of worldwide trends, StyleSell has made a special place for itself as a fashion and lifestyle outlet in Bangladesh with its specialisation in haute couture.
Contact information: 01731-362292, e-mail: [email protected]
, website: http://www.stylesellbd.com.
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Shohoz.com, the largest and premium online ticketing platform in Bangladesh, aims to make travel and ticketing easy and hassle free. Besides making the ticket booking process digital in the long distance bus and launch services, Shohoz.com sells bus, launch, live events, movies and cricket tickets online through its website www.shohoz.com, android apps as well as a hotline number 16374. Once the customers pay for their tickets using bKash/Credit or Debit Cards or cash on delivery, the e-ticket is emailed to them automatically.
With the classical ticket purchase process where customers usually have to take the hassle of spending more time, money and energy on buying bus, launch, events and movie tickets, things are completely different for customers at Shohoz.com. A Shohoz.com user can easily overcome the mentioned hassles; moreover availing huge discounts of up to Tk300 per seat when buying tickets from the 'Shohoz – Buy Bus Tickets' android App. Users buying tickets from the website or hotline number will also be eligible for discounts of up to Tk150 on bus tickets. Lately, Shohoz.com Bus Tickets App has crossed more than 2 lakh downloads. The success story continues with the recent launch of Shohoz.com Launch Tickets app on the android platform.