13th March – 19th March
Aries: (March 21- April 19)
A full moon in your work sector is a norm at this time; minor financial issues may cause some trouble this week! Keep an eye around, as someone from your team may try to bring you losses. Middle of the week is good to apply for loans. Expected monetary gains from abroad, you have a reason to be happy.
Taurus: (April 20 – May 20)
A great, exciting week it is! Best time to have business partnerships. A new unthought-of offer may come your way. This week is the perfect time to invest in the stock market. If applying for a loan it would be approved sooner than usual. All financial issues will be resolved by the end of this week.
Gemini: (May 21- June 20)
For all those students who want to apply for a study loan now is the time. You might plan to buy a new vehicle or a home this week which completely be in your favor. Deals are going to bring you good returns. However, business professionals must avoid getting into partnerships.
Cancer: (June 21- July 22)
Good news for all those who are waiting to get back their money given on loan. In the middle of the week you may gain from some projects which will be great financially. Not in favor of the new investors at the share market, no good returns.
Leo: (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Your expenditures are likely to increase causing unexpected problems. It would be beneficial for investing in mutual funds. A great time for those who are involved in the business of vehicle sale, finance or property as all problems will be solved this week and you can breathe a sigh of relief.
Virgo: (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Pending arrears or dues will bring relief to many in this week which would improve financial problems. Monetary help by parents would enable you to complete long-blocked projects. It would be better to invest money in safe funds.
Libra: (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Thanks to the influence of the Sun, it is a great week for all! For all those involved in the business of property or import/export a lot of gains are expected. Beneficial partnerships for marketing professionals are making their way. All the working women who are facing obstacles it is a great time to look for partnerships.
Scorpio: (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Postpone all your investments in this week, or hire a financial expert before making any kind of investments. Avoid making any decision regarding sale/purchase of your property. Do not plan to buy anything as an asset at the moment as you find a better price after sometime.
Sagittarius: (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Not a great week to make investments in the stock market. You need to take some steps to ensure better management of your hard-earned money. Any investment or partnership in this week will fail to bring you the profits that you expect.
Capricorn: (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
This week is not in your favor if you are thinking ok making any investment. It won’t be a good time to make any decision regarding the sale/purchase of your assets. A good advice from a financial expert is highly recommended.
Aquarius: (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
A financially sound week is coming up for people in chemical and metal industry. Builders need to get an advice before investing in new projects. Project plans need to be postponed for a good amount of success.
Pisces: (Feb. 19 – March 20)
A prosperous financial week it is. You will be successful in getting monetary gains from your transactions or any major contract. Good time to invest in some secure funds in order to earn more financial gains.
The third edition of the Lahore Music Meet (LMM) was held in Alhamra Arts Council from March 11th to March 12th 2017. It was attended by the public in large, especially the young crowd. The LMM provides a platform and opportunity to budding musicians and new names in the music industry from all across Pakistan to showcase their talent. The event was well-organized with various sessions held in different halls. A variety of topics were discussed such as the technicalities behind musical instruments, interactive sessions related to music as well as live singing, etc. Keeping the pleasant weather in mind, colourful deewans with gao takkias were arranged outdoors for the masses to sit, socialize and enjoy. It was an exciting, vibrant and flamboyant event greatly enjoyed by those in attendance. The LMM was sponsored by Careem, F.M.89, F.M.91, Pepsi, Generation, Urdu 1 and Lays. The management also offered a unique and innovative promotional technique in the form of colourful match boxes. The management team was efficient, hence making the event pleasant and enjoyable for the people.
Faysal Bank in collaboration with Tourism and Culture Department, Govt. of Sindh has announced the dates for Karachi Art Summit, to be held from 21st March till 8th April in Karachi. The inaugural brunch for the summit was held on 5th March 2017 at Flemish Restaurant by founder of the Karachi Art Summit, Ms Zainab Jafri, for which PR and Media was handled by Take-II. The opening ceremony will be held at National Museum on 21st March featuring artisans and performers across country.
The main aim of the Karachi Art Summit is to bring visual art into public spaces to invite, encourage, and even impose public engagement on the audience. Projects will be created to interact with the viewers to create a stage that is autonomous and reachable.
In a fun-filled and lively event Atiqa Odho introduced her range of Atiqa Odho Cosmetics to the local beauty and makeup bloggers. Held at the Mona J Salon, the Atiqa Odho Cosmetics Bloggers Meet up and Live makeup demo was attended by some of the biggest bloggers in Pakistan.
The Atiqa Odho Cosmetics Meet up and Live makeup demo was organized in the spirit of Women’s Day festivities. On the occasion, the beauty maven Atiqa Odho who champions women empowerment on all forums, also talked about how Atiqa Odho Cosmetics help women feel more confident in their own skin, helping them feel more beautiful.
Jewellery has been associated with wealth, fashion and power since the beginning of mankind’s history. Today we love to own and flaunt immaculately crafted jewellery pieces made by some very talented people in the business. Here we bring a treat for our readers in our 15th Anniversary Issue: in the pages that follow you will find photos of stunning jewellery pieces hand picked by team Brides & You from the top jewellers of town. Here are some designs which are not to be missed if you truly want to own a beautiful piece that will last you a lifetime and you can pass it on proudly to your future generations.
Concept & Coordination: Mehreen Khan
Romanian fashion brand Chotronette impressed at Paris Fashion Week this season as supermodel Jessica Minh Anh wore a series of their designs in the fashion capital.
Jessica attended Valentin Yudashkin show in Chotronette’s unique print jacket with a white fur neck. Jessica also wore Chotronette’s stunning green embroidered dress at the famous Parisian restaurant Café de l’Homme, and the brand’s signature black and white dress made of tulles and lace while visiting the Opera in Paris.
‘Gaia’, a fine dining Japenese Fusion restaurant recently opened up at Phase 5, DHA at the back of Jalal Sons. It is the first restaurant to offer Japanese Fusion cuisine. Others such as Wasabi, Sakura (P.C), Fujiyama (Avari) offer only Japanese food, not a fusion.
‘Gaia’ a word taken from the Greek mythology means ‘earth.’ The interior takes its inspiration from its name. The walls are mud-coloured with the white crockery complementing the subtle earthy hues. The ambience is pleasant and comfortable. Food in served in the finest of crockery. The table is laid in the most beautiful manner-crisp white dishes and napkins and crystal stem glasses give it a neat and sleek look.
The restaurant opens for lunch at 12:30 pm and dinner between 7-12 for the entire week. It has a limited menu, but the dishes are amazing. The food is a fusion of several cuisines, namely Peruvian, Thai, Chinese, Italian and of course Japanese. The ingredients are imported which is the reason for the high quality of taste. The food is carefully prepared and well-presented. Amongst the hottest selling dishes is ‘Miso Black Cod’, “Ceviches” and “Tataki” all of which are a form of fish. ‘Gaia’ imports its fish from Dubai on a daily basis, so it is completely fresh. ‘Tataki’ is a method of preparing fish or meat. There are 2 types of ‘tataki’- cooked and uncooked. ‘Tataki’ is a form of modern Japanese cuisine whilst ‘Ceviches’ is of Peruvian origin.
Gaia takes its concept from international Japanese Fusion restaurants such as Coya, Nobu, Zuma and Novikov. It is the first such restaurant in Lahore that offers a unique, creative and innovative menu. In terms of price, ambience, quality and variety of food it is perhaps rated at the top. These are the major factors setting it apart from its competitors. It has gained utmost popularity since its inception. Not a day goes by when it does not see customers.
Japanese cuisine is a delicacy and requires utmost finesse and skill to prepare it. Hence, it is expensive. Only food lovers would know the worth behind its price. The menu has salads and starters, main course meals with desserts and cocktails. The prices range from as low as Rs 300 to as high as Rs 2200, depending upon the kind of dish ordered. Although it seems costly yet when compared to its competitors such as Fujiyama and Sakura, Gaia offers prices which are slashed by at least 50%.
Gaia offers delicious cocktails. They are made using fresh fruit, especially with a variety of berries which are imported. The best cocktails are “Blueberry fresca” and “Yuzu Capri.” The deserts are exquisite and mouth-watering as well, such as the Yuzu Meringue Tart and Wasabi Panna Cotta. The desserts are a perfect way to end the meal.
On its opening ‘Gaia’ held a food tasting session where it offered free food to its visitors. It was attended by the cream of the society who found the experience absolutely fabulous and delightful.
At least one visit to ‘Gaia’ is a must for everyone. Even if you don’t like Japanese cuisine this reatsurant might just be the thing that changes your taste about that and you may go home feeling satisfied and happy.
Scentsation launched Scentsation at Emporium Mall in Lahore. The event was well attended by the who is who of Fashion World. Scentsation prides itself as the leading luxury retailer in the fragrance industry providing latest and top of the line fragrances, cosmetics and skincare. having world-class fragrances, captivating ambiance and mesmerizing experience to leave you spellbound as soon as you step into any of its 11 nationwide concept stores.
Nadia & Saad Rana of Coronation launched the Spring Summer lawn at a preview at PFDC in Mall 1, Gulberg Lahore which was attended by lawn lovers and it was a sold out event.