Monday, 21 April 2014

Celeste Chocolate Boutique {Food Review}

I am a chocoholic. Period! Gimme chocolate anytime of the day and night, in any amounts and any flavor; I will still savor it the same way with gluttony. A few days back I was invited for a ‘Chocolate Tasting’ event. Now when I say chocolate tasting, it means trying out different types and makes of chocolates… and only chocolates.




Nidhi Bhageria, the founder of Celeste Chocolate boutique, had an intense sugar rush event planned up for us. Her passion for chocolates could be seen in her enthusiasm to share her boutique’s wide platter. And not just chocolates, but they have wide variety of salty delights as well.

Expressing in words won't do any justice to what we experienced at this event. Which is why I will let the photographs do all the talking. Take a look!

The Chocolate Heaven









The Decor







The Gift Packaging












Something Gourmet










About Celeste Chocolates


Celeste Chocolates has been at the forefront of the gourmet chocolate business in India specializing in handcrafted chocolates available in premium range for every occasion including Valentine’s Day, Diwali, Christmas, Weddings, Birthdays and any other Occasion. Inspired by the legendary chocolatiers of Belgium, France, Switzerland and the USA, celeste nurtures the long-cherished tradition of excellence – so that the great taste, exotic flavor and beautiful presentation of each Celeste product make it a unique creation and a cut above the rest
 The premium chocolate offering cares the chocoholic’s palate with refined flavor and forge a sweet bond that often lasts a lifetime. The bouquet of superior-quality gourmet chocolates and unique gift boxes are designed to feature the tradition of perfectionism nurtured at Celeste.
Celeste procures the finest quality of ingredients and indulges in exciting combinations flavors such as Chilly chocolates, Lavender truffles, Kaffir Lime chocolates, Raspberry pink pepper truffles and Chai chocolates which add to the succulent experience of chocolate lovers.

Presently Celeste has three retail outlets in New Delhi Including Wazirapur, Ambience Mall and G K 2 and Pallavi Shopping Complex.
They are launching their website soon.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Sammydress International Giveaway

The Summer Wishlist
We just can't get enough of much shopping. I am giving you one more reason to make your 
'shopping wish list'!
WIN SHOPPING WORTH $25
Their will be 1 WINNER (International Giveaway)
The format of choosing the winner will be disclosed 2 days before the giveaway ends.

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How to win?
1. Like SAMMYDRESS KALAPALETTE on Facebook. {Mandatory}
2. Follow SAMMYDRESS & KALAPALETTE on Twitter. {Mandatory}
3. Visit www.sammydress.com and tell us your summer wishlist. Share the links in the comment section below. {Mandatory}
4. Follow us on Instagram {Brownie Points}
5. Subscribe to our Youtube channel. {Brownie Points}
6. Tweet " Win @SammyDress #giveaway #hamper on #Kalapalette --> http://tinyurl.com/ljsclys "

This international is giveaway, and anyone across the globe can participate!
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Mention your name, email id, country and city along with the steps you have followed.
Kindly Note : Complete all mandatory entries to be eligible for the competition. All the entries will be thoroughly checked before announcing the winner.

The Contest will end on 3rd May, 2014.
The winner will be announced on 5th May, 2014.

BEST OF LUCK EVERYONE! ;)

* The prizes will be delivered by Sammydress team. The blog and blog-owner are not liable for delivery discrepancies. 
*Participants must be 18years age or must have parental consent. You need to provide your address in case you win.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Keep Calm and Take a #Selfie

Anybody and everybody who is on the social network knows what a #selfie is! Not just that, but each one of us has been a *victim* of taking selfies. Yeah! Victim. Because now, taking our own pic(s) innumberable times in an hour-day-week-month has been *diagnosed* as a syndrome. Don't believe me? Just google up 'Selfie Syndrome' and learn for yourself. 
But heck! Will we stop taking selfies? What will our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, etc..... feeds update then? A *sheepish* NAAAAAAH!

Recently, this syndrome got bigger and maybe better. In January, Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar selfie with stars like Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep and Jared Leto became famous world wide. It was every-friggin-where on the news and of course our social network. 


This *Group Selfie* bug soon found it's way into Bollywood. Don't believe me? Let's check out some examples, shall we?

#GroupSelfie the #BOLLYWOOD style

Kunal Kohli | Mandira Bedi | Shahrukh Khan 
Shahrukh was quick enough to arrange a selfie next. Although this one was not that big a 'celebrity' selfie, but oh well SRK covered it all. I wonder what's with his catty eyes? 

Kalki Koechlin | Koel Purie | Deepika Padukone
The pouts never suffice. Sigh!

Sonakshi Sinha | Tanisha Mukherjee | Kajol | Jaya Bachchan 
Now this one came in as a surprise. Never seen these four ladies together ever, and look how happy they look in this photo. Selfie a friendship bond-er eh?

VJ Andy | Karan Johar | Kirron Kher | Malaika Arora Khan | Bharti  Singh | Amitabh Bachchan
If Jaya Bachchan can do it, why will Amitabh Bachchan stay behind? Even if it means posing at the finale of a reality tv program. 

Preity Zinta | Rani Mukherjee | Manish Arora | Urmila Matondkar
The old (accept it now!) beauties of Bollywood. Sigh!

Nargis Fakhri | Ileana D'cruz | Varun Dhawan
Car selfies anyone? Varun seems like an expert on this one.

Sonam Kapoor | Rhea Kapoor | Shehla Khan
Thank god for no pouts and only smiles selfie.

Sidharth Malhotra | Alia Bhatt | Varun Dhawan
Why is Varun trying to imitate a pout? Eew!

Karan Johar | Gauri Khan
Karan Johar and girls? Lol. Btw, epic duck face fail for Gauri! Agree?

Kareena Kapoor
Tryna copy Ms. Gauri Khan, Kareena?

So people, this *syndrome* is surely catching up on the B-Town circuit. Next time you plan to update your social media feed, try out a Group Selfie. It's in trend! ;)

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Heads Up For Tails - Fashion for Dogs/Cats {Lifestyle}

Are you a pet lover? What do you usually shop for your dog/cat? Pedigree, a cosy bed, silky harness, some toys and maybe a warm jacket for those winters; right? What if you could get a tuxedo made for your spaniel. Or maybe get a raincoat custom made for your pooch's rainy days? Well, this is actually possible. And that too, from the comfort of your homes!

Heads Up For Tails
About : We are India's exclusive luxury brand for 'pawsh' and fun doggie couture. Our products range from comfy and customized dog beds, chic collars and leashes, fashionable dog apparel, to an awesome range of accessories for pets and pet lovers!
We also source yummy treats, fragrant dog spa products and other goodies from other international brands.

Shop HERE
Lovely Sakshi from the HUFT team introduced me to this amazing store. If you are a dog lover like me, you're surely in for a treat. Among their awesome luxury options, I got very keen on trying this hamper called 'The Wag Box'. Trust me, I was more excited about what's inside the box when it arrived than my Casper.


The procedure is quite simple and impressive. All you got to do is fill up a form with the likes, dislikes and measurement of your dog. You can suggest the type of products you would like to receive in the hamper.
The creative team of HUFT then gets working, and creates custom made boxes on order. And trust me on this one, they do the job pretty well!

(The cover paper was wrinkle free on arrival. My excitement is to be blamed for the mess, ehm!)

How very sweet of them to customize almost everything. 


A custom made rain coat, toy ball, collar, key chain, choostix, scarf and popcorn. I remember mentioning in my form that Casper is super bored of having chicken flavored pedigree. And boy! These people sent across some strawberry flavored popcorn, that he absolutely loves eating.

It is very difficult to click a still dog. Phew!

The super shy dog, Casper.


Busy finishing the popcorns. Bow - Wow!

Even after his hearty meal, these *puppy eyes* want some more.

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HEADS UP FOR TAILS STORE
Shop HERE

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Shop HERE

I am definetly bookmarking this e-commerce store for my dog's monthly purchases. If you too are keen on pampering your pet, then visit their website TODAY! Give them a shout out for opening such a wonderful store for the fur babies.

Visit :

They also have a store in Delhi. Check it out :
HEADS UP FOR TAILS
Select Citywalk
First Floor (Across Mothercare)
A3 District Centre, Saket
New Delhi-110017

Phone: +91-11-41016444, +91-9717175707

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Saree Makeover at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014

Indian fashion weeks are incomplete without the trace of 'Indian Tadka' init! Which is why, most of our desi designers make sure that they keep on experimenting with that 6 yard stretch.

Examining Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014's recently commenced shows, I was quiet amused by the makeover these ethnic Sarees have got.
 Let's take a look (and get inspired) as to how one can absolutely indulge in some desi way of wearing n stylin the 6 yards drape!

AARTI VIJAY GUPTA
Inspiration : "Indian Miniatures" - Inspired by the paintings from 16-19th centuries; depicting potraits, court scenes, flora and fauna.
Makeover : Digital Prints like Haridas & Akbar | Flat collar cholis | Halter peplum blouses
Colors : Brown | Sun Yellow | Emerald | Orange

DIGVIJAY SINGH
Inspiration : "Ludo and Ladders" - Inspired by the childhood games of Ludo as well as Snakes and Ladders
Makeover : Long Sleeved Jersey Cholis | Fluid Kurtas | Belted Waist | Wrap Around Palla
Colors : Red | Blue | Green | Yellow


HUEMN
Inspiration : Sportswear - breezy fresh energetic young upscale look.
Makeover : Color blocked Sarees | Jersey blouses | Giant numerical motifs
Colors : Bright Yellow | Red | Black | Silk Beige


MANDIRA BEDI
Inspiration : Tribute to the Indian women achievers. Celebrating Mandira Bedi's trade mark sarees.
Makeover : Dual tones | Sensual Cholis | Minimalism | Fun to wear Sarees
Colors : Series of solid colors to match the rising mercury


PAYAL SINGHAL
Inspiration : "Lady Sahara" - A homage to Marrakech and the beauty of Islamic culture.
Makeover : Moroccan Filigree work | Salmon 'kora' prints | Raised Hem | Cut-out Shoulders | Elbow length sleeves | Print on Print
Colors : Sand | Grey | Rose | Cerulean blue


QUIRK BOX
Inspiration : "Quirk-e-Sultanant" taking forward the *quirkiness* the inspiration has been driven from Mughal influence in India
Makeover : Chanderi work | Quirky Prints | Neon | Matha Patti | Bandh Gala
Colors : Ink Blue | Saffron Orange | Sky Blue | Voilet

SAILEX
Inspiration : Shibori - Inspired from the subtle transition of the undercurrents of the inner tectonic shifts appearing as light ripples on the surface.
Makeover : Mother-of-pearl embellishments | Shibori Pallav | Stretch Satin Blouse | Graphite Crepe Saree | Snap Button Decor
Colors : Cream | Grey Orange | Salmon Orange


ILK BY SHIKHA AND VINITA
Inspiration : "Beehive Yourself" - Taking inspiration from the hexagonal shape of beehive.
Makeover : Bee print | Midriff revealing blouse | Two-tone Saree | Black net and Dusty Pink Mesh | Floral Motifs | Ornate Raglan Sleeves
Colors : Salmon Pink | White Organza | Dusty Pink | Black


SOUP BY SOUGAT
Inspiration : "Vintage Sewing Box" inspired from Sougat's grandmother's sewing box like buttons, hooks, threads and needles.
Makeover : Beaded Tassles | Compactly swirled pallav | Color Block | Dramatic Pleating
Colors : Cerise | Red | Bronze | Bluish Emerald

SOURABH KANT SRIVASTAVA
Inspiration : "Rebirth in Kaliyug" focused on blending Avant Garde with international classic style elements for a charming global appeal.
Makeover : Jacket blouse | Sheer fabric | floral Fabric Accents | Leather Trimmings
Colors : Pearl White | Rich Gold | Smoky Black | Dusky Grey


TARUN TAHILIANI
Inspiration : "Le Kurta Nouveau" celebrating summer resort amidst the freshness and stylish comfort for the season.
Makeover : Dhoti Sari | Kasab Version Filigree | Lame cutwork gilet | Handloom Sarees | Jamavaar | Bidri Work | Chikan Work
Colors : Ombre Orange | Sombre Black | Ivory | Beige

Stay tuned, as I bring to you some more madness, all the way from
Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2014