Savas Rattakunjara (first on the left), executive assistant manager of the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, recently welcomed a Russian familiarization group who visited Chiang Mai in order to promote this fascinating destination to the top market in Russia.

Prawit Janyasittikul, senior vice president marketing of Central Pattana Co Ltd, Orachorn Janwiwatthana, GM of the Central Airport Plaza, Siri Udomrittikul, group and editorial director of ELLE & ELLE Decoration, Naruemon Panthong, the wife of Chiang Mai’s vice governor, joined Dr. Chao Duang Temduang. presiding over the recent ELLE & ELLE Decoration Chiang Mai festivities.

US Consul General Bea Camp couldn’t skate through another birthday without lots of sweets and best wishes from her colleagues at the American Consulate and had a well deserved birthday break before the next floods hit the area.

The Glass Onion Restaurant and Bar on Nimmanhaeminda Road is about to become one of the hottest venues in town, catering for the distinguished customers by providing delicious food, excellent wines, and superior service. Seen here are (from left) proprietor Chris Lee and Joe from Panna Traditional Health Massage, as well as Mot and Naen surrounding ELITE Model Daisy.

IC-ACE officers Sutthichok Linprasert (left) and Mike Hock (right) met new RELO George Wilcox and assistant CAO Laura Cansicio at a US Embassy reception in the Conrad Hotel, Bangkok.

Col. Pairat Wiruhayan, deputy commissioner of Pha Muang Task Force, and his team presented medicine and supplies to Waat Srijandorn, president of Jitpakdee School which is located in the Islamic community at Tambon Wat Ket in Muang, Chiang Mai. The school was affected heavily by the recent floods.

Showing friends and first time visitors from Bali where residents get their share of fresh smoked salmon, pork knuckles and various other goodies at To Nobody. Seated - left to right: John Morgan, John Batterbee (visiting from Bali, but originally from Australia), John Cooley, Amnoy. Standing - left to right: Tom Sexton, John Wright, Kadek (visiting from Bali), chef Joerg Eisenschmidt, Steve Yarnold and Wan. The guests from Bali were very impressed with the warm hospitality of what they called “the small community” of Chiang Mai, and promised to be back very soon.

(Left) Scott and Maggie Hansen got to welcome their baby boy into the world on September 26 at 3:28 p.m. weighing in at 7 pounds. Lucas Alexander Flynn Hansen made his opening remarks at Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok. After being stopped by a policeman on the way to the hospital, the taxi driver got them there with plenty of time to spare —so Scott and Maggie had all day at the hospital before Lucas arrived. The little guy reportedly doesn’t cry very much, has brown hair and blue eyes, big hands and big feet — and is the most beautiful thing his parents have ever seen. Mother and father are ecstatic.