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ARAAISH LIFESTYLE EXHIBITION IN AID OF THE SAVE THE CHILDREN INDIA FOUNDATION,Spring Summer 2010 Showcase By Leading Lifestyle Designers. Araaish in aid of the Save the Children India Foundation - a Spring Summer 2010 shopping extravaganza  by leading lifestyle designers was presented by Samira Habitats,  hosted by siblings Mana Shetty, Rahul Kadri and Isha Mehra as a tribute to their mother the late Mrs Vipula Kadri, on February 8th 2010 at Blue Sea, Worli Seaface all day long. Event organizer Sharmilla Khanna coordinated Araaish this season as usual.

The Araaish morning started with ladies crowding to shop at Blue Sea by 10 a.m. A short live band performance by kids Aditya Srinivasan, Amar, Anshul Ambani ( son of Tina & Anil Ambani at drums ) and Ahan Shetty (son of Mana & Suneil Shetty on guitar and vocals), was met with loud applause from the shoppers. Some of the guests present at Araaish were Lara Dutta, Suneil Shetty, Bobby Deol, Twinkle Khanna, Prateik Babbar, Rhea  Pillai, Sonia Mehra, Anu Deewan, Pinky Reddy, Sophie Choudhary Queenie Dhody, Madhoo Shah, Mini Mathur, Maria Gorretti Warsi, Malini Agarwalla, Elina Meswani, Priya Kishore, Maheep Kapoor, Deanne Panday, Shalini Shahani, Priya Alahwadi, Shaan Khanna. Prerna Goel, Shenaaz Treasurywala, Lata Patel, Ramona Narang and Bruno, Shaheen Abbas, Kekashan Patel, Akanksha Aggarwal, Sabira Merchant, Bonita Bulchandani, Bhavana Pandey, Neelam Kothari, Kadambari Lakhani, Paulomi Sanghavi, Renu Chainani, Shazia Gowarikar, Suchitra Pillai, etc.

The Khan Family Salma Khan, Malaika Arora Khan, Arpita Khan, Alvira Agnihotri were there for designer Seema Khan, Prateik Babbar came for friend Kunal Rawal,  Anu Deewan and Twinkle for  Laila Motwane and Tania Deol as well as Bobby Deol who came to support wife Tania only to find her sold out . Surily Goel's clothes flew off the rack so did Stoffa shoes by Priyanka, Malini and Hersh and it was blissful shopping mayhem at its best . The participants thanked Mana Shetty and Isha Mehra who in turn thanked Sameer Nerurker of Samira Habitats .

Some of the big names who stepped up this time to support Araaish were Surily Goel, Seema Khan, Amishi London, Arca Home, Arnaz and Gopi for Gopi Vaid,  Bea Accessories by Twisha and Alisha Chinai,  Cappuccino by Nipa Badiani, Neeta Lulla, Covet by Priyanka Udani and Shaheen Davar, Designs by Tanya Deol,  Ensemble, Flambè,  J's Studio by Jarna Doshi,  Kokomo, Kunal Rawal,  Laila Motwane, Mana and Isha,  Moksh, Myoho by Kiran and Meghna, Namrata C,  Neomy Khatau for KAN,  Pria Kataaria Puri , Seema Khan, Sharad and Anshu Jain, Sheetal Sharma, Sillver Strreak by Tina Sajdeh,  Silver Art Jewellery by Rohita, Stoffa by Priyanka, Malini and Harsh, Tikaaya by Madhu Shah and Neeru Roowala,  Time-n-Again, Trupsel, ZOYA. Save the Children India also put up a stall with decorative products such as gift bags, batuas, festive stationery, wine bottle holders made by the adolescent girls.

Says Mana Shetty, "Araaish has gone from strength to strength and emerged as a fundraiser with something for everyone, which women look forward to every season. What we really want to say is a heartfelt thank you to all connected, the participants, Samira Habitats and most of all to the amazing women who come each time and shop. It's a sentimental journey for us to work towards a cause which our mother founded. The funds have gone a long way to secure our children's future."

Adds Isha Mehra, "We hope Araaish can be a one-stop destination for spring summer shopping. Funds raised by Araaish are used for vocational training for the mentally challenged and the hearing impaired adolescents."

Samira Habitats has supported the last few seasons of Araaish and it is heartening to know that there are conscientious corporates in this market scenario who take their responsibilities to society seriously and act by example.

Says Sameer Nerurkar, Managing Director Samira Habitats "We are pleased to support the cause of Save The Children India, as it is close to our heart and also Mana & Suniel are like family to us. The funds collected by Araaish help educate, support and empower the most vulnerable children providing them with education and life skills to sustain themselves. "
Lara Dutta & Surily Goel
Bobby Deol at Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Mana Shetty & Sunil Shetty
Sophie Choudry at Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Shenaz Treasurywala at Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Pria Kataria Puri at Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Lara Dutta at Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Sharmila Khanna, Mini Mathur & Maria Gorretti
Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Prateik Babbar
Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Neelam at Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Queenie Dhody & Madhoo Shah
Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Surily Goel at Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Sonia Mehra at Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Neeta Lulla & Sharmila Khanna
Surily Goel, Arpita Khan & Alvira Agnihotri
Siddharth Lulla & Neeta Lulla
Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Malaika Arora Khan & Seema Khan
Vrinda Rai at Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Anu Dewan at Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
Araaish Lifestyle Exhibition
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