Deputy Prime Minister Chaturon Chaisaeng (3rd from left) graciously presided over the opening ceremony of a workshop on Mental Health and Psychiatry, particularly for those who look after drug addicts. The workshop was held at Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel, Chiang Mai. The hotel’s reception staff gave him a warm welcome and a flower wreath.

French National Day, called Bastille Day, commemorates the storming of Paris’ Bastille prison by angry crowds in 1789, sparking off the French Revolution that rid France of its monarchy - but last week when the Amari Rincome Hotel celebrated the occasion, it was their lunch buffet that was stormed. French items dominated and the decoration was fitting. But, contrary to the revolution, there were no angry crowds – in fact the French residents that came were pleasantly surprised. Samples of many French items, as well as Asian items, plus the La Gritta ambience and the friendliness of junior and senior staff seem to be a sure recipe for success. From left – Anan Hochindarat, executive assistant manager, Adrian W. O’Herlihy, and 3 of the Amari kitchen team.

Sitting outside under the full moon with friends, enjoying good food, sharing stories and nice company, that’s what brought these folks to ‘To Nobody’. From left: Christian Velder, Wolfgang Roese (Lanna Antique House Mae Rim), Chef Joerg ‘Nobody’, Lek Roese and Hanna Velder

It was once again another very entertaining Saturday late night at Darling Wine Bar and Pub with interesting and international guests. From left: Lucas Villiger, Alexander Soulsby (high school art teacher in Ankara, Turkey), Dr. Iain Corness (executive editor CMM), Daeng and Wanpen Thiangtrong from P & N Hair Design.

Kovit Boonma, owner of Hair Pro Saloon on Huay Kaew Street recently received another diploma. He is not only a perfect hair color and cutting specialist, he even took part in a management course at the Sidney Academy in Australia for salon management. From left: Mrs Mary, the technical trainings manager of Australia, Kovit receiving his diploma from Mr. Paul Wasse, the Salon Management Australian national manager and on the very right, Phisit, the general manager of Schwarzkopf Thailand. Needless to say that Kovit’s English language ability is faultless and he uses only the best Schwarzkopf materials in his new salon.

Miss Nathiya Prasertmanukitch organized a farewell dinner at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel for friends that received the American Field Service (AFS)
grant to study in America. Pictured from left: (first row) Miss Passara Itsathitpaisarn and Miss Lapawan Chawengsaksongkram; (second row) Miss Nathiya Prasertmanukitch and Miss Patcharamon Insuwanno.

HHK Intertrade Co., Ltd. held their most successful painting seminar and contest so far, this time at the Amari Rincome Hotel. Left to right, back row, starting second from left - Vanessa Bouquety, one of the French organizers from Bangkok, Thomas Baude, honorary consul of France and Prapat Chirasiritham, HHK Intertrade Co., Ltd president, standing in the middle of the 5 winners of the Franco Thai painting contest. Names of the successful young Chiang Mai artists, seen here with the winning works of art, are Atipun Dachdountta, Apichat Panuwong, Nati Pikraw, Tanongak Tala and Komsan Pumpanya.