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Weekend retreat: C’est la vie! Recharge your batteries every weekend, get away from it all and entertain in style

By Aarzoo Naeem Chaudhry

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ummers are exotic in the Tropics, magical on the Mediterranean and wild fun on the West Coast, USA, but for us here in Lahore summer has a whole new meaning. It can range from being torturous to absolutely frustrating because summers seem to last forever; the days become longer and temperature soars to record-breaking figures.

So, we thought there must be a way to escape the heat and get away from it all. The people we asked had regular answers like going away for a week to the cooler Northern Areas or the regular boring activity of staying indoors. In our search for a better way to chill out other than staying indoors, we found our story in good old farmhouses.

There are a lot of people who prefer making homes out of the hubbub of the city. Organic farming, healthy and green living has become the lifestyle theme across the world. Here’s a look at Farris Sultan’s farmhouse on the Kasur Road which serves as a weekend getaway for his large family. ■

Weekend Retreat - magazine Layout: M Asif, Photos by GM Shah

This arti­cle was orig­i­nally pub­lished in the print edi­tion of Val­uemag, July 2008, Issue 3

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Fareeha Qayoom
Fareeha Qayoom
Publisher and editor-in-chief of Tkfr.com and former print editions of The Knit-Xtyle Fashion Review (tkfr), a trade newsletter for the textile and apparel industry of Pakistan. In short, Publisher, editor, and a blogger. In addition, she has served as Managing Editor of MIT Technology Review Pakistan, print and web editions (2015-16). Total of 7 editions were published under her leadership by ITU, Punjab's first public technology university under the license of MIT Technology Review (USA). She has also managed Value Mag in the same capacity, a real estate and lifestyle magazine for Value TV - 2008-9. Published freelancer for The News on Sunday 1994-96. Fareeha has over 21 years of solid management experience – of managing brands (like Harley Davidson, Munsingwear, Chaps, Chaps Ralph Lauren etc.,), Retailers (like Target, Mervyns, Kohl's, Marks and Spencer etc.,), customers (VPs, Product Managers, Unit Managers, and Buyers), and products (apparel - woven, knits, men's, women's, children's, Print and online publishing units), projects, teams, and processes, information, content, and data, staff, vendors, and time. Versatile and adaptable with international exposure, communication and language skills (oral and written), and a consistent track record of achieving company targets and objectives, plus a MA in Political Science from Punjab University, a MSc in Economics from La Salle University, Louisiana, USA, and a BA in Economics from Kinnaird College for Women.

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