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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Jul 31, 2014

Look Of The Day - Statement Necklace

Look Of The Day - Statement Necklace

She is dynamic and soft. She is a happy girl who loves to spread happiness through the clothes that she wears. She is happy in her cocoon. Her clothes capture her mood. They are a weapon of empowerment. She can transform her self at various stages of life and understands the depravities of life. She craves for the rawness. She stands with the bare soul and lets down her guard. She finds solace in her tea. Her lipstick is an expression of power. 
Love has a way of creeping into the soul, making you forget time and forgive life and wish that things would just stay like this forever. And she takes a leap of faith and lives in her own deluded world. 

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Photograph Courtesy: Rhythmic Focus



I am wearing
Bag - Michael Kors
Wedges - Steve Madden
Neckpiece - Forever 21





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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.




Jul 18, 2014

India Couture Week 2014 - Day 3 Highlights

The India Couture week 2014 – Day 3
 
India Couture Week presented by Shree Raj Mahal Jewelers has started with a bang and left us spellbound with the drama, glamour and glitz.
Day 3 caught us under the alluring spell of beautiful creations and intricate detailing presented by three Fashion sensations Monisha Jaising, Varun Bahl and Rohit Bal.
Monisha Jaising’s showcased her “World bride” collection where the ramp was set up like a Paris street. The clothing line was inspired by the 18th Century Rococo style. Her collections varied from sequined chiffon gowns to floral sarees. The showstopper Lisa Haydon glided down the ramp in a leather lehenga and white knotted top teamed with a "maharani haar" from Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers.
Varun Bahl's collection transcended from monochromatic hues to pastels with intricate embroideries.
Rohit Bal lit the ramp with an array of white wedding outfits. The bridegrooms graced the ramp in Maharaja outfits with neckpieces designed by Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers. The stunning brides were dressed in white & ornamented with the designer bridal jewellery – “Svara & Sondarya.” The look channels a whimsical and versatile vibe.
 
Stay tuned for more updates! Cant wait to share the Manish Arora & Gaurav Gupta’s collection. XOXO.
 
 Varun Bahl's Couture Collection exemplifies elegance and poise
Monochromatic hues - All black ensemble in flowing silhouette by Varun Bahl
 Rohit Bal's Wedding Collection exudes elegance and panache
 
 Diana Hayden steals the show in Monisha Jaisingh's ensemble

 The dreamlike "Paris Street" set up at Monisha Jaisingh's show

 
 
 
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