Sep 15, 2014

Instagram + Vogue Fashion Night Out + Life in Pictures

Instagram + Vogue Fashion Night Out + Life in Pictures 

There are days when I don't feel like putting down my thoughts tumbling through my head. It is a Monday night (almost midnight), I went for a good 6.6 km run post work. Early morning, sleep deprivation, monday blues and  traffic snarls have fatigued me out. One of those days when the sheer sights, the crowds and myriad sounds sap all the energy out of you. However with my caffeine shot I mustered up the energy to go workout and get a burst of endorphins (happy hormones). So I finally hunker down to publish my blogpost sitting in drafts. Nothing calms down frayed nerves better than soothing sea breeze and sweat inducing workout. 
Here are snippets of how I spent my previous days in pictures. Vogue Fashion Night Out in Mumbai was super fun. A shopping extravaganza event with oodles of glitz and glamour. There were live mannequins, tattoo artists and chocolate truffles to pamper us at DIESEL. Take a look. 
 A quick post work salad in the night before a movie! I watched If I Stay. It is a cute, simple and romantic flick. 
 Details from one of the outfits from DIESEL 
My new found love - Loose Powder from CLINIQUE (MRP: 2600 INR) that comes with a roll on brush. I so cannot do without it before stepping out. I have a combination skin and it does not make my T-Zone look greasy.
Fun with Blogger friends and work friends at DIESEL during Vogue Fashion Night Out, Mumbai. I am wearing Dress from DIESEL. 

Mandatory Selfie at Vogue Fashion Night Out, Mumbai 
There is nothing like coming home to the goodies and presents. The Baker’s Table, Mumbai surprised me one fine day. 




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Sep 11, 2014

Culinary Delights - Gaylord

Culinary Delights - Gaylord 

One of the oldest places in town needs no introduction but surely needs online presence. Gaylords one of the unique heritage place is known for its bakery and delicacies where every dish has its story. The place has been revamped with a modern twist and it dishes out regular European and Indian fare. 
I was invited to be part of the chef’s table at Gaylord, Church Gate for cocktails and dinner. It used to be a one level restaurant but now it has gone up a notch. New dishes have been introduced with the likes of pastas, spaghettis, etc. The place was packed even on a weekday and the friendly vibe around is perfect to chill after a hectic day. 

I fell in love with fish tikkas and prawn cocktails for the starters. For the mains I stuck to loads of veggies and roasted chicken for a nutrient rich and power packed meal. 
The places and the dishes remind you about Kolkata. They have a well established bakery now with an assorted variety of desserts and breads. Though I am not a dessert person everyone around enjoyed the raspberry mousse and caramel custard. I tried the poached peaches with spiced wine which had a pungent taste and a tingling after taste that lasts in your mouth for long.

Food Grid (ClockWise) > Grilled veggies, poached peaches in spiced wine, yummy spinach (lasauni palak) and grilled veggies
Yummy prawn cocktail with eggs 
Selfie with my favorite blogger Bhakti 
Their exciting bakery hamper 



Verdict: An old classic favorite place of all the Mumbaikars that still lives up to its charm and reputation. The revised menu offers a classic take with a modern twist. 

What I like?
- Impecable service
- Signature dishes: Lahori fish tikkas, roast chicken bacon, pomfret Meuniere

What I didnt like ?
- GayLord is the place that needs no introduction and has been in everyone’s culinary escapade for years. However they could introduce some buffet options.
- In terms of continental cuisine it is still ‘old school’ and some new dishes could be introduced. 

Cuisine: Continental, Indian, Tandoori 
Contact Number: 22044693, 22821259
Where: Mayfair Building, VN Road, Churchgate, Mumbai
Pocket Pinch: Meal for 2 − 2000 INR (without alcohol) 
Rating: 3.5/5



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Sep 9, 2014

How to Choose Best Sunglasses

How to Choose Best Sunglasses


There is nothing like sunglasses to make you feel glamorous and beautiful. However the best sunglass is not necessarily the most expensive or beautiful one but one that highlights your individual features the best way possible. Shopping for sunglasses is not easy and you may need several trials before you get the perfect shades for your lovely peepers. However the good news is that there are fixed guidelines to know what would exactly work well for every face shape. Follow the pointers below to learn the art of sunglass selection.

Aviators for heart shaped faces

Pull your hair back from your face and trace the outline of your face against the mirror. If the shape which emerges is heart shaped then you must have a wide brow and a narrow pointy chin. Aviator sunglasses look glamorous on heart shaped faces. You can find a terrific collection of aviator sunglasses on koovs. The best aviator sunglasses will come with U.V protection features and will be enhanced with a comfortable grip. There are lots of exciting colors of aviators you can choose from, right from sea green to icy blue to unusual shades like hot pink and silver!
Remember to pick aviators with a more rounded shape as they make the face look more feminine. Another great pick would be the cat eye shades that are not too very pointy in shape.
Oval faces and sunglass shapes
There is no definite advice for women who are lucky enough to have a perfect oval shaped face. If you are fortunate to have this great face shape then choose whatever sunglass shape you want. But still you need to be a little careful about the frame width as it is something that will make a difference to your look. Each side of your temple should have a gap with sunglass and yet sunglass should not be loose enough to slide down the nose. Look for colors that flatter your skin tone and stick to them for making a great impact.
Square shapes and Cats Eye
If you have a square shaped face then it’s evident that you have a strong pronounced jaw line with a small forehead. Your features will be a little broad so you should look for sunglass shapes that draw attention to your feminity. Square, rectangular shaped sunglasses are a strict no-no for you. Shades with softer shades and more flirty shapes like an oversized cat’s eye or a round style sunglass will look great on you. Again, pay attention to the suitable color schemes which flatter your complexion. You can get your perfect pick from the sunglass collection at koovs. You can also consider leading website jabong and myntra to buy the sunglasses. They also provide provide exclusive coupon code and offers on sunglasses or use jabong or myntra shopping coupons to get the discount. For more offer and deal on sunglasses visit CouponzGuru.com.
Round Faces and Square frames
Women with round faces naturally look feminine and charming. Round faces can look great if attention is detracted from their naturally fuller features and a weak jaw line. Just like a square faced shape looks good with round shades, similarly a round shaped face looks awesome with angled shades. Sunglasses with square or rectangular shapes suit round faces as these shapes add character and definition to the face.
Long faces and oversized frames
If you have a long face, then try to balance the length of your face with oversized glares that draw attention to the upper portion of your face. Go for oversized glares that have a rounded shape especially on the top side of the frame.
So now you know how to choose the best sunglasses.





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Sep 4, 2014

TIGI Bed Head at Lakme Fashion Week

TIGI Bed Head at Lakme Fashion Week 

Just a few weeks back Mumbai was hit by a storm of fashion with raining bloggers, fashionistas, socialites, designers, models and paparazzi showering all glitz and glamour in Lakme Fashion Week. 

Suddenly there is a lull in the world of fashion after Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive has got over. However there are always pictures to get the daily dose of fashion and rev up your senses. More details in my previous posts.   

I was pretty impressed with the new concept at Lakme Fashion Week in Palladium hotel, Mumbai. LFW apartment,  an exclusive space was introduced for the fashionistas and bloggers. The LFW apartment had it all from spa treatments, hair and make up services to wine and cheese. You could lounge around, get dolled up and pamper yourself in between the shows. 
Since I was representing Reliance Brands at LFW and juggling full time job at Diesel (Reliance Brands) I could not fix up a hair appointment with TIGI Bed Head hair stylists. 
However I went for the bloggers meet to know about the fabulous TIGI Bed Head products and how effortlessly one could style their hair and take it up a notch in 5 minutes. The hair stylists at TIGI Bed head style suite recommeded some great products for my hair. It was fun posing for their Bed Head This Is Me contest. 

I am wearing nude skater dress by ZARA







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Aug 31, 2014

Culinary Delights - Serafina

Culinary Delights - Serafina

It was about time I try the "New York" Italian joint I heard so much about in the mall I visit so often. Serafina at palladium mall, Mumbai is  a classy, upscale, delicious Italian joint on the third floor. 
From the time I entered the place I was impressed with sleek interiors. A look through the menu reveals regular fare — soups, salads, appetizers and mains that comprise mostly pizza, pasta and risotto and desserts. Though as any nice Italian joint worth mentioning, their wine list was impressive, but instead I opted for plain water and my friend went for a mocktail — the cucumber cooler. According to my friend it lived up to it's name (order it without the sugar syrup thus avoiding the calories )
Next in line, the grilled chicken salad was perfect with a little pesto dressing. They didnt skimp on the ingredients and this was as yummy as a healthy salad can get. I couldn't ask for more.
The server highly recommended their signature pizza (Rabiola cheese, fontina, truffle cheese, truffle oil and sliced black truffle, 1500 INR) with oodles of cheese, so with a heavy heart my friend had the yummiest half a slice of pizza. I had a bite to make sense of their most expensive pizza which will melt in your mouth and entice your taste buds. A slice of life! 
I rather went in for our own customized penne pesto pasta which was as great as the server had said although nothing extraordinary. However, my heart goes to the simple red snapper served with sauteed spinach and veggies which was the star of the evening. It had substance, balance and flavor. We got the veggies instead of mashed potatoes. 
Sometimes it is all about simple food executed to perfection that is good enough to soothe your grumpy olfactory nerves. 

The cucumber cooler mock-tail 
Red snapper served with sauteed spinach and veggies 
Rabiola cheese, fontina, truffle cheese, truffle oil and sliced black truffle 
Serafina chicken salad - grilled chicken breast and mesclun, sun dried tomatoes, raisin and pine nuts
Customized whole wheat pasta with chicken and pesto

What I like? 
My healthy picks (Guilt free indulgences) 
- Red snapper served with sauteed spinach and veggies 
- Serafina chicken salad — grilled chicken breast and mesclun, sun dried tomatoes, raisin and pine nuts. 
The portions were decent and they didn't skimp on the ingredients 

What I didnt like? 
- The place is nicely located in a mall but it looked little deserted on a weekday. 
- Since one could not order too many items there could be brunch buffet options for more footfalls.


Where:  3rd Floor, Palladium Mall, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Contact Number: 022-40237711, 022-40237712
Pocket Pinch: Meal for 2 without alcohol − 2500 INR

Rating: 3/5



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Aug 28, 2014

Lakme Fashion Week Highlights

Lakme Fashion Week Highlights 

Last week was super hectic with so much buzz happening in the fashion circuit. Suddenly there is a lull in the world of fashion after Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive has got over. However there are always pictures to get the daily dose of fashion and rev up your senses.  

I was pretty impressed with the new concept at Lakme Fashion Week in Palladium hotel, Mumbai. LFW apartment, an exclusive space was introduced for the fashionistas and bloggers. The LFW apartment had it all from spa treatments, hair and make up services to wine and cheese. You could lounge around, get dolled up and pamper yourself in between the shows. 
Cupcakes and all that jazz! 
All the international brands under one roof
The view from the LFW Apartment on 27th floor of Palladium Hotel 
It is beautiful how Lakme Fashion Week celebrates Indian textiles day every season. There were designers showcasing rich textile heritage.
1. River Island introduced by Jabong 2. Pakistani designer Rizwan Beyg’s collection empowered women with a contemporary touch. 3. Theorem by Nitin Chawla (L > R)
Cant stop ogling over the drool-worthy collection by Papa Dont Preach
When ‘Fashion’ meets ‘Food'
Selfie time with some touch-up done by Lakme Absolute 
I am wearing Dress - Mango, Shoes - ZARA, Blazer - Boutique (Custom Made), Neckpiece - Splash
Cheers to Raw Pressery for making fashion week healthy. One of the best things that kept me going. It is my healthy energy booster and morning elixir. And lately it has become a 'must-have' in my bag





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Aug 21, 2014

Ask Me "ANYTHING"??

Ask Me "ANYTHING??" 





ASKME, the big giant is already taking your social media feed by storm. Been meaning to try it since I saw its ads burst over every television channel I flipped. It seems to be omnipresent. Wait let me get straight to the point. 

The new 'baap' of all apps?? (That's what they claim). Lets get into the nitty gritty of this. 
It is your one stop destination for best deals, listings, merchants, classified ads and buying platform. The new 'baap' of all apps?? (That's what they claim). Been meaning to try it since I saw its ads burst over every television channel I flipped. Wait let me get straight to the point. 
From fine dining, new outlets, retail stores, spa deals and places to break free this android app has got it all. You can read reviews, be a critic and take decisions accordingly. ASKME will provide you all the local information needs for everything under the sun. 

★ Search for businesses near you.
★ Get great deals offered by your favorite local businesses 
★Latest classifieds on mobile, jobs, cars, real estate and more
★ Look up addresses and phone numbers for thousands of businesses, and call them instantly from ASKME app
★Additional Business information, such as ratings, payment methods and opening hours, to help make your choice easier


About ASKME
It is an initiative of GetIt Infoservices Pvt. who have launched an e-commerce android based application. 
You can have a look at the app details on Google Playstore link below:




What I like? 
1) As it rightly claims to be , its like everything under one roof. 
2) Its as responsive as Just Dial, which until now was the only go to option for many options. But finally did we just get a better option ? I guess the initial answer maybe yes, but we got to wait and watch who wins the eventual battle

3) If am lazy to navigate I end up dialing its easily remembered No. of . 0444-444-4444 ( Ten times 4 ) very convenient.

4) Top of mind, I guess the huge advertising budgets help right.

5) I personally think the web site is much better than the app. Definitely a better UI.

6) There are a lot of free deals. 




What I didnt like? 
- It is at a nascent stage and one can add more functionality. 

- It is only Android friendly application.  

- It is good to post ads. There need to update the database and make it more exhaustive.

- A user friendly interface although it could have been more convenient


Dont forget to check out this app here: 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.GetIt&hl=en




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Aug 18, 2014

Instagram + Blogger Life + Life in Pictures

Instagram + Blogger Life + Life in Pictures 

In other news, Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 is all set to kickstart from this week. Last season I was in the social media team officially for IMG Reliance. This season I will be covering it for my blog as well as representing it officially for Reliance Brands which has brands like Diesel Black Gold, GAS, Hamleys, etc for Lakme Fashion Week. I am excited for the maddening week ahead loaded with drama, fashion extravaganza and glamour. Stay tuned for all the updates on my social media platforms. 

I might not have all the time to blog everyday but here is the snippet of my life on Instagram. Let the pictures do the talking.


My new found love from Raw Pressery. It tastes so real and so amazing! 
Sunday Brunch at Salt Water Cafe, Mumbai 
Grilled Zucchini, Apple, Chicken, Veggies and Beans Salad at Eat Around The Corner, Bandra, Mumbai. 
Selfie Love! Yellow crop top with pearls and Relentlessly Red MAC lipstick on my lips. 
Hummus chicken salad, whole wheat lavash, Grilled veggies salad and sandwich at Moshe’s, Mumbai
All cute and quirky things by IndiaCircus by Krsna Mehta to beat the monsoon blues! 
Getting there…10K soon! I use this Nike app for running. It is so motivating and exciting. Which one do you use? 
Messy hair for TRAVEL at Swarovski, Style Your Way To Paris Event
Hair in the making for Party Theme at Swarovski, Style Your Way To Paris Event
The final look - All glammed up! 
Selfie on a Girls Night Out..MAC Morange on my lips




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DISCLAIMER 
For those who are viewing this page. I ought to tell you this that it is my opinion and my blog. I am a dictator of taste but I don't inflict myself on you, Period. It is okay to have your own opinion. It is okay to dislike and even criticize. It is okay to think others are jobless and not worth it. It is okay to be jealous of others and mock at them, grimace and continue brooding over it. But you are nobody to inflict yourself and your beliefs on others. You might harbor resentment but the problems spring up when you raise your voice publicly and when your comments will be a slur on others. Because in the process you will be hurting someone and such actions will demean the person. 
I tell you, everyone has their own beliefs and faith in something, even our own opinions and ideas change. But you cant meddle in or snoop into someone's affairs and look  down on them when nobody came up to you personally.
I would just say lead your own life in a good way. I had read these beautiful lines somewhere, “Work on self improvement so that you don’t have time for criticizing others.”
It is your choice and it is my choice. What choices I make, it defines me. I have all the love for the people who visit my blog and appreciate my efforts and my interests. I would humbly bow down. XOXO.






Aug 7, 2014

The Deltin Life in Daman

The Deltin Life in Daman

There is nothing like getting away from mundane Mumbai rains, break free from the idiosyncrasies of this city and calm down the frayed nerves. A magnificent room with a picturesque view and being soothed by a cool breeze by the pool is all I could ask for. The weekend had it all from gourmet cuisine, culinary escapades, bar-tending session, rejuvenating spa, splendid gym, great people, unique poolside to lavish hospitality. 
Culinary Marvels
Sushi making session by Masterchef
Spick and span bar and flavour infused alcohol 
The magnificent pool area in the night
Girls just wanna have fun!
I am dying to go back here! 
Selfie Time 
A convivial evening spent with awesome people 
And I cannot do without my workout wherever I go. It completes my day! 



All of us would have heard about the Deltin property in Goa. Daman which is about 4 hours from Mumbai has come up with the largest luxury hotel. It comes with all the facilities that you could ask for. 

About Deltin Hotel
Deltin Group is India’s first gaming and hospitality brand. The Deltin property in Daman is 176-suite hotel across 2 floors which are equipped with all the top notch facilities. It is a perfect getaway for vacationers and gamers. It is one of the integrated resorts between Mumbai and Delhi and is also an ideal destination for big fat Indian weddings. 
The interiors sport a casino theme everywhere including the chandleries and even the room key.

What I like? 
- Great rooms with picturesque view and all sorts of complementary amenities. 
- The impeccable hospitality and immaculate service
- All sorts of recreational facilities including outdoor pool, fitness center and full service spa. 
- The bartending session was splendid with innovative cocktails overflowing throughout the evening. 

What I didn’t like? 
- They had only few local brands of alcohol and wine was not that great. 
- They are not licensed as a five start property and Casino is not yet open to the guests. It is still in process. 




My Verdict: Every moment is an enriching experience. Every nook has been designed to stimulate and enlighten your day.



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