The best day in your life is supposed to be the wedding day, and this was experienced by Praphaporn Praisopha and Eberhard Kurz (in middle) from Chiang Mai. Friends and family had gathered at Baan Suan Restaurant for the ‘two in one’ party, Eberhard’s 50th birthday and his wedding to the lovely bride ‘Pla’, flanked by Mama Kurz (left) and Tante Kurtz (right).

HE Vivek Katju, the Indian Ambassador to Thailand and his spouse visited Chiang Mai. A welcome party hosted by Anil Varma (2nd left), Indian Consul to Chiang Mai, at The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, where they were warmly welcomed by Sineenart Somrat (left), Reservation Manager.

The Mandarin Oriental’s Kad Dhara Shopping area is developong into a meeting point for local connoisseurs. (From left) Kerstin Schwan and Kerstin Heide, nieces of the Hon. German Consul Hagen Dirksen, next to his wife Wanphen, Lilli Saxer (Impulse Tourism), and Sabine and Thomas Zimpfer (Bluechip Microhouse).

Y’s Men Club presented 150,000 baht for boat repair and construction at Koh Mook in Trang province, received by Wiparat (3rd from right), Trang tsunami victims’ representative.

The kiln is ready! 10 students of Rongrian Suksaa Songkro Maechan came to build a kiln at Insii Thai House, Chiang Rai, for Paris based artist Paul Beckrich to fire the enameled sculptures at more than 1000 degrees C. On February 19 the sculptures will be sold and auctioned for charity to be disbursed by Rotary.

Just Khao Soi was the meeting venue for an international group on inspection in Chiang Mai. Sripan Beary from Track of the Tiger Tours introduced the ladies to Chiang Mai’s famous curry dish Khao Soi. (Clockwise from left) Sripan Beary, Theresa Soong, Account Manager Carlson Marketing Group from Singapore; together with Joyce and Jennifer.

Following Chiangmai Mail’s Dining Out suggestion, (from left) Philip Bader, sub-editor The Irrawaddy, Steven and Rodney Tasker, Deputy Editor of The Irrawaddy were seen at the Primavera Mediterranean Restaurant.

Chitra Klanprayoon from Ban Sabai Spa Village hosted a Lady Lunch at her Wild Orchid Restaurant. Among the guests were Jettli White, the President of Theo Meier Art Gallery and Museum, and Acha Sripaurya, Vice President Kids Ark Foundation.