THINGS TO know
AVOID THIS COLOUR AT ALL COSTS
The colour to avoid over the coming year is one called Neon Slime Lime, according to a global panel of designers asked to identify 2016’s single “most unfashionable and ‘off-trend’ colour.” The garish, “retina-searing” shade of fluorescent green is the landslide choice of a panel of 270 fabric designers, drawn from the custom fabric and wallpaper site of Spoonflower (www.spoonflower.com). The designers, from over 15 countries, say Neon Slime Lime is this year’s colour to shun for décor, design, fashion and ... anything else.
LAST DAYS FOR LOUNGE
VICTORIA (CP) — The Bengal Lounge at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, which takes its inspiration from the late 1800s when Queen Victoria reigned as the Empress of India, closes for good April 30. Renovations have been underway at the 108-year-old Empress for months. Officials say while the future of the room is still undecided, it will continue to be an integral space within the hotel.