Factors To Consider Before Choosing A New Hairstyle

A good hairstyle plays a major part in enhancing the facial features. A properly done haircut will ensure to highlight your best facial features and enhance your appeal. Selecting a proper stylist is the first step to get a good hairstyle that suits your face. The two important points to keep in mind before you choose a hairstyle are the shape of your face and the texture of your hair.

A trusted salon will always recommend a haircut depending on the hair texture of the client. A haircut that suits your friend with straight hair may not suit you if you have wavy or curly hair. Always consider the suggestions of your Bondi hair salon before deciding on a new haircut or hairstyle. There are number of hair textures like fine, curly, wavy, coarse, straight, silky and oily. A good hair stylist will have a better idea on how to treat hair with different textures and the best styles that will enhance the looks. For example, curly hair requires long hairstyles to keep the frizz down while limp and flat hair needs short cuts to appear full and fluffy.

The face shape also plays an important role in selecting a hairstyle. Your trusted Bondi hair salon will recommend the hairstyle depending on your face shape. For example, long hair is not suitable for women with oval faces as it will make the face appear longer, a short haircut is not suitable for women with round face and long hair is not recommended for short heighted women.

A lot of other factors like your lifestyle, hair care routine and skin tone. Some high maintenance styles require regular maintenance and trimmings and are not suitable for people with busy routines. The experienced stylists at Bondi hair salon will have an open communication with the client and discuss all the factors before recommending a haircut.

Maintenance and upkeep of haircut is also essential to keep it looking beautiful. If you do not want to visit the salon often for regular trimming and maintenance, ask your stylist at Bondi hair salon to suggest a haircut that will grow out slowly and does not require regular upkeep.


Singapore Develop Becomes Part Of Bt579M Project In Phuket

Those looking to enjoy Similan Island Diving via Phuket should be expecting a new marina in the city, as Singapore’s SUTL Enterprise Limited, known as the owner of the ONE°15 Marina at Sentosa Cove, has recently just bought a majority stake amounting to 60% of a local Thai company that is set to build a new marina at Ao Makham’s Deep Sea Port, in Southeast Phuket.

The new project will be  a 171-marina, built alongside a complimentary 66-room hotel, to be built on the 24-rai plot across it. According to SUTL’s announcement made on the 22nd of February, the company had entered a deal; a conditional sale, plus a purchase agreement for 60% stake holdings for the Bangkok-based Makham Bay Marina Co. Ltd. (MBM), for a total transaction cost of S$5.6M(Bt133.5M).

The announcement also says that MBM already the construction permits, as well as the development rights, for the proposed marina construction at Makham Bay, Phuket, Thailand. SUTL says that, thanks to the deal made, it holds ownership of the land and water area in leasehold for 3 decades. The terms of the deal states that SUTL will be a major contributor to the marina project, participating throughout its construction, from the design to the development, and its operation, including maintenance.

The project is expected to cost approximately S$24.3M(Bt579,296,120.80), and will bear the ONE°15 brand, as confirmed in the statement detailing the deal.

The marina club will function as a new lifestyle resort in the area, complete with yacht chartering, a spa and wellness for R&R, plus hotel facilities for members and the general public alike. The 171-berth marina will be designed to handle yachts up to 200 feet in size, with complimentary 25-hard-stand spaces. Other facilities include boat brokers’ offices, dive operators for those interested in Similan Island Diving, retail stores, and other nautical lifestyle outlets.

SUTL says that the new project, upon completion, will be the first integrated marina club located in the southern reaches of Phuket, located alongside the island’s luxury resorts. The company says that this new project follows their vision of promoting the marina and yachting industry.


Vegan Food For Weddings Becoming A Norm In Maine

One of the reasons why many couple opts for wedding catering in Sydney is the way that food is presented and served. The catering staffs make sure that the presentation is lovely with the cake displayed beautifully. Depending on the arrangements, most catering services have trained staff to provide professional service so that guests will enjoy the event.

Maine’s wedding season won’t be here for months but many couples are already planning and preparing for nuptials and parties for the coming summer and fall. One of the most requested foods in pre-wedding meetings is vegan food.

According to Cathie Fairbanks-Cliffe of Destination Maine Weddings in Cape Elizabeth, a change was very noticeable from clients that planned and executed Maine events last year. In most of the bigger weddings, the popular choice was vegan. In a couple of instances, either the bride or groom or both is a vegan or they have friends that are vegans.

Most couples today are health conscious that is why they opt for vegetarian food. Many couples have specific requests that include creamy tofu Napoleon with grilled vegetables or charcoal-blackened peppers. Maine wedding professionals who have worked with a handful of exclusive vegan weddings have noticed that the biggest change is the plant-based menu even at non-vegan weddings.

In 2017, Vogue announced that vegan food is becoming a top trend in weddings because of the increasing demand for vegetable-based menus. In Maine, it looks like vegan is not only a trend but a norm for most weddings. Amy Alward of Love Kupcakes bakery noticed that 90% of brides have requested for vegan and gluten-free options last year.

Love Kupcakes is offering vegan wedding cake choices like lemon-blueberry, strawberry-basil and double chocolate including mini blueberry pies and cupcakes. At Ahimsa Custom Cakes in Auburn, exclusive vegan couture wedding cakes are also offered.

A straightforward and stress-free service is offered by wedding catering in Sydney to make sure that wedding events are successful and fun. The company is prepared to handle dietary requirements appropriately and safely. Vegan food can be prepared as well as gluten-free, vegetarian and halal meals including Kosher catering on request.


Pink Promise To Be Auctioned At Christie’s HK For US$42 Million

Nothing best expresses love and commitment than diamond engagement rings in Melbourne that embody uniqueness in every aspect. Any women will be immensely pleased to receive a diamond ring of supreme quality. For the male out there, make sure though to take into account the type, cut and quality of the diamond ring you are going to use to make the marriage proposal.

However, there are diamonds that are beyond the powers of an ordinary human to own. For example, the “Pink Promise” which is scheduled for auction at Christie’s in Hong Kong is worth a staggering US$42 million price tag. The Pink Promise is an enormous oval-shaped 14.93 carat pink diamond that forms the centrepiece of a diamond-studded ring.

According to a spokesman from Christie’s the Pink Promise is one of the most important diamonds to be sold because of its colour and clarity. Fung Chiang of Christie’s jewellery department told AFP that a pink diamond is very rare making it extremely valuable. No other piece in their diamond production shares the same unique beauty as the Pink Promise.

Researchers do not understand “exact structural defect” which causes the appealing pink colour. Less than 2% of the diamond production every year produces coloured diamonds. According to Christie’s auction house in Hong Kong, the Pink Promise will go under the hammer on November 8 this year.

Feverish bidding in Hong Kong auction houses was not dented by the ongoing anti-corruption drive in Mainland China. Auction house Sotheby was able to sell an antique 1,000-year old bowl from China’s Song Dynasty for US$7.7 million to an anonymous bidder. It broke the record for Chinese ceramics.

Early this year, “Pink Star” a giant diamond broke the record for gemstones that are sold at auction when it fetched US$71.2 million at Sotheby’s auction house. Chow Tai Fookjewellery chain won the bid for the 59.60 carat diamond.

Love can be expressed through diamond engagement rings in Melbourne that do not cost millions of dollars. An impressive selection of high quality diamond rings is available for affordable price tags. The engagement rings are created from exceptional craftsmanship to make it different from the rings available in the jewellery market.


Is Captive Insurance Worth It?

For an accountant, you may be hired by a person or a company to handle their accounting and taxes while others will be hiring you because of the things you can do for them. If it is the second one, then they will most likely be curious about what you can suggest they do in order for them to grow their finances. These businesses are mostly trying to find ways in order to get through the yearly audit without hassle through a skilled accountant that is covered with CRA audit protection.

As an accountant, you may have a client that is covered by a large insurance policy. Good examples are malpractice insurance for doctors and medical personnel or construction contractors that has liability concerns. They may inquire about the possibility of creating a captive insurance company.

For an expert, it is known that captives are considered as something that can either get you risks or reap you rewards. The reward one will be getting ones the taxpayers practice have ended will be through premium payments in the captive insurance. This is in comparison to the usual premium payments that are easily lost. These are legit and can be deducted as an expense by the business but are not as good as an investment vehicle. All the money that is paid into the captive insurance will only be claimed ones the company is dissolved.

The risk that comes with captive insurance companies is that the IRS is quite skeptical with these types of companies because individuals and companies are able to abuse the usage of such company. It has been listed by the IRS, for three consecutive years, as Dirty Dozen that can be abused when it comes to taxes. Taking this route is risky for you and your client.

When you create a captive insurance company, you might be facing risk since the IRS recently announced the list of strategies that are commonly used for tax avoidance. If you choose to do captive and process it correctly then you might be able to save yourself from the audit and earn your rewards in the end if the client is true to their words.Nevertheless, for an accountant, it is important to have CRA audit protection to protect their profession and clients at the same time.


MPG Building A Strong Position In The Tasman

Metro Performance Glass (MPG) is the biggest glass manufacturer in New Zealand. After one-off costs and tax adjustments to offset higher revenue, the glass manufacturer declared a slightly lower profit. Profits dropped by 6% to $19.4 million in the year to March from the $20.5 million profits that it earned last year.

On the other hand, group revenue increased by 30% to $244.3 million. This includes the contribution from Australian Glass Group, a newly acquired company. MPG bought Australian Glass Group for more than $43 million is order to pursue its plans for expansion of the processing business across the Tasman.

If you will set aside the one-off costs, operating earnings were up by nearly 20% because of the construction boom in New Zealand. Sales of glass products increased because of the construction of new houses and renovations in Australia.

According to Nigel Rigby, a chief executive of Metro Performance Glass, the company is building a strong position on both sides of the Tasman. Their competitive advantage remains because of the company’s ability to deliver a wide range of high specification products for short lead times. They also provide a strategic defence throughout the building cycle.

MPG said that while New Zealand is their primary focus, there is long term growth opportunity and growth in Australia. Low interest rates, strong immigration and an improving economy are sustaining the momentum in residential and commercial constructions.  A strong position is being built by MPG in Australia’s glass markets after it has processed a record volume of glass products.

The company has also diversified its operations on the South Island and is focusing on automation, processes and costs. Since the building boom is now shifting to the Upper North Island, MPG is now shifting its focus in meeting demands and expansion into the commercial and retrofit markets.

Meanwhile, the focus of economy Glass is to exceed its customer’s expectations and to provide the highest quality products that will match with customer budget and requirements. Some of the glass products offered to consumers include balustrades, showers and pool fencing that is made with the expert workmanship.


Thailand Hotels At Its Best

It has been said that Thailand’s offerings of hotels and accommodations are one of the best in the world. Some travel and booking websites have conducted surveys to determine the opinions and recommendations of people who are fond of travelling and going on adventures all over the world. Hotel.com is one of these websites that has conducted this survey and has provided awards to the places that are worth recognising.

This year, Thailand has ranked 10th globally in the Gold Award-winning properties Hotels.com survey that has been conducted. This is for the “Loved by Guests Awards 2017” which are based on real guest reviews. This year, with the rise of a number of hotels around like some modern hotel in Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai are on the top of the list of having the most Gold hotels in Thailand. Hanoi, Siem Reap, and Tokyo are also the top three regional destinations for prize-winning properties.

These hotels are being judged according to these categories and the guests themselves do these:

  • Luxury
  • Business
  • Boutique
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Spa, and
  • New

It was not easy in choosing the different winners for the awards as this is based on an analysis of more than 25 million reviews from guests for around 2500 hotels all over the world across around 87countries. All of which are recognised as outstanding hotels.

The recipients of the gold award in Thailand are the big hotels like the Mandarin Oriental, Siam Kempinski, and The Peninsula. However, Pimalai Resort and Spa on KohLantra earned the highest score of 4.9 nationwide. There are also other hotels that brought home gold awards including the following Ariyasom Villa, Sala Ayutthaya and Rachamankha.

Given the popularity of Thailand and its great accommodations and hotels, there are a number of hotels rising around the area and in the country. There are a lot of luxury hotels rising around Bangkok, modern hotel in Sukhumvit are rising in numbers and quality, and there are more options to choose from when visiting Thailand.