Aug 18 2021. views 367
Today on the Buzz I have a face known in Colombo, someone who has been seen in many events and shows and recently took up events as he knew that was his calling. Always being kind is something you will see in him. Today he speaks about his love for events and so much more on the Buzz...
Full Name - Treshan Weerasooriya Pereira
Hometown - Wattala
Status - Single
Birthday -11th April
Passions - Travelling, Art, Interior Design, Wine and Fashion
Favourite Colour - Blue and White
What made you start Haut Monde Event Management at a time when the world is under the COVID spell? This decision I must say was one that never crossed my mind. I am a finance professional and have had a successful career in the finance industry for almost a decade. It’s actually one of my friends who encouraged me that I should pursue this path. I am very attentive to every minute detail; I often host private parties and have always been a bit towards achieving perfection! At Haut Monde Event Management we specialise in providing customised and curated luxury events that suit each brand and its goals.
What would you say is your biggest challenge in this industry? With the ongoing pandemic; I personally think that people do not look into the nitty-gritty and pay enough attention to details.
What would you say are your thoughts about the event regulations? As disheartening as it is; we are currently unable to do anything that we had planned at the moment. As a responsible citizen, I feel it’s the right thing to do, in order to contain the virus.
You are very much at every event in Colombo, what are your thoughts about society? I have always been good with everyone and am thankful for the connections, I have made. There was a time that I was a people’s pleaser; since I was generous and deeply touched by the slightest things. I used to give those who wronged me, sometimes even more than five chances to correct themselves; but I am no longer that person, I must say. I treat you the way you treat me! That’s the golden rule that I abide by. Of course, I notice everything. Every movement, event action and reaction, but I maintain a blind eye and am cautious. I must also add that I have met some of the nicest and most genuine people in this Colombo society! Maybe, I’m one of the fortunate ones.
Do you feel brands are important in fashion? It’s crucial to support local brands, just the way we patronise luxury international brands. I believe if it’s accentuated right, it can elevate your look to the next level!
How do you react to your negative/positive comments? I listen to everyone and am open to constructive criticism; however, I only take what has to be taken. I am not the one to listen and tolerate continuous negativity; though positive vibes are always welcome!
Who has been your biggest support? My mother!
How has your family supported you in this process? They always have and initially, they were a bit sceptical but now they are embracing it! Of course, I must admit that my mother has always been there for me right from the beginning, encouraging me, supporting me and guiding me on to the right path of life and success.
How was your school life and what did you want to be when you were growing up? Not too great; I was the least popular in school. I was basically an introvert and a nerd for which I was bullied. I wanted to be an Actor!
What do you think Sri Lankan youth are missing? Proper guidance!
What has been your favourite travel destination and why? Europe. I love Europe during the fall. To walk on those cobblestoned roads and sip a nice hot chocolate during that time is the best feeling. Europe has a lot of historical significance and that continues to amaze me at all times.
What are your thoughts on friends and friendship? It’s give and take. You reap what you sow. I have been fortunate as mentioned above to be friends with some of the nicest people in Colombo. Sometimes it’s a bit of an effort with certain individuals but that fades off when you weigh the pluses with the minuses. Except for few unfortunate situations, I have been lucky being an only child, after my parents, it’s my friends that are most important to me.
You are also into hospitality and you have been working on a hotel project for a very long time, tell me when you hope to launch? Yes, it’s been long overdue. It’s a 10 bedroomed luxury boutique hotel, equipped with two luxury suites that have hot tubs overlooking the beautiful Hikkaduwa Lake. It also houses a lovely infinity pool and a state of art Dutch colonial style lounging area and a restaurant. It will be launched soon, sooner than you think Danu!
What if you could not make your own decisions, but you had to choose someone else to make them for you? Who would you choose and why? My mother! She would always make the right decision. She is just, fair and impartial.
What if you had to spend 100 days on a desert island all alone? What ten things would you take with you and why?
Phone - Communication
Laptop - Business
Router - Internet
Perfume and deo - to smell good
Cloths - To cloth myself
Champagne - Duh
Food, cold cuts and cheese
I think seven things are enough.
What if you woke up and discovered you were the only person on earth what would you do? Ok, that would be frustrating. I hate not being able to talk to anyone.
In the spot
What are your thoughts on equal opportunities in Sri Lanka? Improvising
What are your thoughts about same-sex marriages? Why not? Everyone deserves to be loved and be happy.
Indi Yapa / Charini / Dharshi - pick one as your favourite designer. Haha Danu, It’s a tricky question. All three of them design different types of clothing, how can you compare them? They are all extremely talented, uniquely gifted and they are my friends, so nice try.
Who do you go out of your way to be nice to? Adhisha, my closest friend. She can be a handful.
What food is delicious but a pain to eat? Crab!
Who were your craziest / most interesting teachers? Mr. Ravi Mahendra has been my biggest supporter and role model; since was 16-years-old and I started CIMA.
What ‘old person’ things do you do? Nothing particularly. Maybe being OCD and listening to country music at times.
What was the last photo you took? Of me, of course.
What’s the spiciest thing you’ve ever eaten? I love spices, so I eat spicy food all the time.
What’s the most expensive thing you’ve broken? Nothing. I don’t break anything. Maybe my heart! I’ve broken it few times.
When was the last time you felt you had a new lease on life? After the tragic Easter Attack incident, I had a morning reservation for brunch at the Cinnamon Hotels. Which was one of the locations that were bombed. Fortunately, we were saved; it felt like we were offered another opportunity to live.