Winter is here and dreams of days out under the bright sun amidst dried leaves and somewhat green lawns fill everyone’s minds.

Catering to that need and lots more, the Dawn Lifestyle Expo laid an attractive show in the lawns of Convention Centre introducing contemporary and social changes on Saturday.

As many as 75 firms from furniture-making industry, edible oils, housing society such as Middle East-based Emaar, vehicle manufacturer like Suzuki, home appliances sector and cosmetics industry put up their stalls for promotion and sales of goods and services.

Exciting and wonderful, the expo had it all with attractions for adults and the young alike such as the vintage car and German shepherd dog shows to activities for children and a day of lip smacking delicacies in the food court from Chinese Cheng One to Savour Pu law and barbecue and spin and butter to go with cornbread that were a mouthful and lots more.

There was almost something for everyone. Visitors toured the many agricultural and educational displays and sample culinary delights.

“I am more excited about it than my six-year-old son going crazy on the jumping castle,” said Azhar Javed who has been a regular visitor to the Expo and always pulled to the exhibition for discounted electronic products.

“We look forward to enjoying Islamabad’s returning event,” said Rabia Riaz, treating her taste buds to barbecue.

The young world kept the children of all ages busy with a change of face, pottery making, quiz competitions and sessions on confidence building.

Heritage on Wheels that had been touring the country from Karachi to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and were in town honoured the expo by rolling classic cars for show in the lawns of the Convention Centre. Nearly two dozen classic cars, Cadillac, Chevrolet and Mercedes Benz besides other vehicles as old as 1926 shimmered under the November sun.