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Villa Sielen Diva

“I had the good opportunity to spend 24 hrs at this property, owing to my work. And I must admit it’s one of the most idyllic places I’ve been to. Whether it’s the sea view rooms (each room here is designed in a way to maximise sea view), the amazing sea food, the absolutely hospitable staff, if you’re looking for a quick getaway that brings you closer to nature and experience a slice of peace, Villa Sielen Diva comes highly recommended.”

by zanita careem

Bejewelled with swaying palms, carpeted in white sand, Villa Sielen Diva, is located on the scenic coastline of Sri Lanka, Thalpe, a short drive from the tourist hotspot Galle Fort. The name ‘Sielen’ is derived from Serendivis as Romans called it and by Arabs as Serendib and the Greeks called it Sielen Diva or Seilddiba.

This spacious and luxurious villa has a tasteful artistic décor, a tranquil atmosphere and a stunning seaview, Sielen Diva is a seven-bedroom hotel offering travellers an idyllic beach escape, spenting time on whale watching in Mirissa to sightseeing in Galle. Apart from the splendid view, the statue of Lord Ganesh at the entrance is impressive and leaves one entranced, enveloped in positive vibes.

Sleek architecture, contemporary furnishing and Asian art collection adorning the walls, invite guests to experience total transformation. The serenity, the myriad colours of the sea, with nature around the hotel, above all the tremendous hospitality of the staff, all make up for a truly unforgettable and delightful stay.

This is an ideal getaway from your busy life and to reconnect with nature. Villa Sielen Diva embodies the very essence of Lankan hospitality and the concept of a home feeling can be felt and seen throughout.

What makes it so special

? A sense of space and connection to nature were key elements in the design concept. This was the vision of the owner V. Kumar and his family, each of them played a major role in designing–from the soft furnishings to the unique décor dotted around the villa. This rectangular shaped Villa Sielen Diva has seven bedrooms of which two are suites.

Each named after various Sri Lankan animals, the rooms are spacious and com fortable.. The large bathrooms are equipped with luxury amenities. In each room, the beds are positioned to get a full view of the splendid ocean. The two suites Eli Kunji and Aluya are positioned in such a way to secure maximum privacy. The suites are very spacious and their interior blends very well with the ocean around. Monara, Mora, Mayil, Musikaya and Yanai are all stylishs bedrooms, located on the first floor.

There is an infinity pool, games room, sunset terrace, large lawns and direct access to Mihiripana beach. There is a spa for the weary traveller.

“In our bid to deliver authentic undiluted experiences we’ve introduced unique home style dining experience said the chef”

Always prepaid with a local touch, thier menu ensures both eastern and western cuisine, They pride themselves in using fresh ingredients and vegetables sourced locally. “We pluck our vegetables from our garden whenever possible,” said the GM. “We use the freshest of fish, buying straight off the boats. The cuisine on offer can be also catered to the client’s taste. Visit their website www.sielendiva.com and check out for more details. I simply want to emphasize the fact that the management and staff of this property are bound to treat their guests like royalty and ensure that they enjoy an unforgettable experience. Villa Sielen Diva is truly a magical feeling that evokes your innermost emotions!

Weddings

With its open spaces, luxurious decor and spectacular location right on the beach, Sielen Diva is the ideal location for a wedding, large or intimate, traditional or contemporary event. Our staff have the expertise and knowledge to help create the wedding of your dreams. ,Weddings are special day for everybody you would feel honoured if you made Sielen Diva your wedding venue.

What others have to say

Executive retreats

Given its convenient location but “away from it all” feel, professionals can step out of the board room and into a space where privacy, luxury and personalised service are all parts of the Sielen Diva experience. With a number of meeting spaces, breakout areas, and inspiring views, Executives will be able to regroup and recharge with the staff on hand to cater to their needs.

Excellence at the highest level

“You need to stay here! We’ve had the privilege of staying at some of the top resorts in the world voted by conde nast. This 7-bedroom villa is absolutely at the top of our list for excellence in all categories. The room aesthetic, cleanliness, friendly staff, incredible food, perfect ocean views all make this villa world class.” Courtesy– Hotel Sielen Diva



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Chic ways to style a scarf

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Scarves are simple yet highly versatile accessories that can change your look entirely.If you didn’t know how to style them, it’s time you learn to.Are you just familiar with the good old simple loop? Well, move ahead and acquaint yourself with these five amazing scarf styles.All you need is a scarf and your million-dollar smile to go with you.

Cowl neck

First, take the scarf around your neck, and then loop one end around the neck again.Even out the ends and tie a half knot, so you have two loops around your neck.Now bring forth the smooth loop to cover up the knot.Adjust the loops to create a desirable volume for the scarf.You can wear this style on an everyday basis.

Neck tie

This perky look will surely turn many heads!

Take a scarf around your neck in such a manner that one end is longer than the other.Loop the longer end twice around your neck.Then with the ends create a half knot on the side and lay it out loose and breezy.This style is perfect for a date.

Head wrap

This is a very stylish way to cover your head, protect it from the sun and look fabulous.To create this look, fold an oblong scarf in half.Place it over your head in a way that the center part is at your forehead.Tie a half knot at the back.With a longer scarf, you can also tie the ends over the forehead.

Choker

Fold a silk scarf into a triangle and give it a gentle roll-up.Now wrap this around your neck, and secure it with a knot on the side.Make sure to leave some breathing space.For a longer scarf, try the necklace effect by wrapping the longer end twice around the neck, leaving the other end on the side.

The kimono

If your scarf is a square one then try this for sure.Take two adjacent corners of the scarf and tie them in small tight knots.Tie the same knot with the other corners and you will have a rectangle.Now wrap the scarf around your shoulders, by using the loops created by the knots as armholes and wear it like a jacket!

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Everlasting Confidence leaves lasting impression on future brides and grooms

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Everlasting confidence by Chrystell luxury bridal is an interactive, dynamic and exciting event. With expert ambassadors, celebrating designers and a plethora of brands, this was the only event where visitors could access their aspirations.

Christell Luxury Bridal (Luxury Wellness) namely ’Everlasting Confidence.’was one of-a-kind wedding event which was held recently at One Galle Face, with the intention to instill in brides and grooms-to-be lasting confidence for a healthy and blissful married life.

The prestigious two-day event saw the participation of some of the wedding and beauty industry’s most reputed players, who helped engaged couples with not just planning their special day, but also securing their ‘happily ever afters.’

At this event couples were able to meet with –and even book- florists, event planners, photographers, stylists, nutritionists, jewellers and skincare experts, and also attend pre-marital mental health and wellness programs, fitness planning sessions, vitamin check-ups, cosmetic dentistry consultations, and many more.

Most anticipated on the impressive agenda were the skin and hair care consultations by Prof. Ramani and Dr. Shanika Arsecularatne, hair and makeup advice by industry veteran Ramani Fernando, and grooming and etiquette workshops by Fowzul Hameed.

The participating vendors included The Cutting Station, Ramani Fernando Salons, Jetwing Colombo, Dhanushka Senadeera Photography, One’Dulani Photography, Dammika De Alwis Studio, Tilesh, Raja Jewellers, Buddhi Batiks, Hameedia, OLIVE Couture, Dr. Shaamil Navaratnaraja, Lassana Flora, Hehsantha Fernando, Weddings by Suranga Fernando and LOVI Ceylon.Following their success of inaugural wedding expo, now hopes to make this a permanent feature on their event calendar.

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An Evening of Conversation and Tea with Jetwing Hotels

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In line with the pioneering hospitality company’s spirit of celebrating the best of Sri Lanka, Jetwing Hotels, in partnership with the Ceylon Artisanal Tea Association (CATA) launched a range of unique artisanal teas at its hotels and resorts across the island with an evening of brewing demonstrations, tea-infused cocktails, and conversation at the brand’s Colombo hotel, Jetwing Colombo Seven on the 5th of September 2022.

 Speaking at the event Hiran Cooray, Chairman of Jetwing Symphony PLC stated that although Sri Lanka produces some of the finest teas in the world, the country has failed to capitalize on the potential of its golden export and the growing demand for single-estate, hand-crafted products. He continued further saying that having experienced the flavour and quality of the hand-crafted teas and tisanes produced by the members of the Ceylon Artisanal Tea Association, Jetwing Hotels would be rolling out the product to guests across its portfolio.

 Udena Wickramasooriya, founder of Kaley Tea presenting at the launch said the Ceylon Artisanal Tea Association is a group of like-minded, independent tea estates across the island, growing tea in a variety of climates, environments, and terroirs which imbues the tea leaves with distinct flavours and fragrances, highly sought after by discerning tea drinkers across the world. Jetwing Hotels has partnered with three of the Association’s estates – Kaley, Forest Hill, and Amba.

 A live brewing and tea-tasting experience followed the presentations where four artisanal teas were served to invitees with carefully paired canapes, with an expert curation by Simon Bell, president of the Ceylon Artisanal Tea Association. The event concluded with an evening of tea-infused cocktails with a creative twist such as Sunshine Sour which used Kaley Tea’s Orange Sunshine and “Kurunduwatta”, featuring Forest Hill Tea’s iconic Wild Cinnamon mixed with vodka and a homemade cinnamon syrup.

Family owned and in the tourism industry for nearly 50 years, Jetwing Hotels has surpassed expectation at every aspect. Building on their foundation of being passionate, as well as the experience of true, traditional Sri Lankan hospitality, constantly pioneering discoveries captures the essence of the brand. Such a strong statement and direction have enabled Jetwing Hotels to imagine, create and manage marvels and masterpieces, where distinctive design and elegant comfort complement each other and the environment. In line with the Jetwing Hotels Sustainable Strategy, across all properties sustainable and responsible practices are given precedence with resource efficiency, community upliftment and education, and awareness being some of our key focus areas.

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