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Mango Festival at Pullman Aerocity

June 27, 2017
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PLUCK-ed freshly from the season’s greatest regional farms and brought to the palette in a 4-course meal, the Mango Festival by Pullman Aerocity Delhi has turned out to be a big hit among mango-lovers and fine-diners alike. PLUCK, being the Modern Eurpean and Contemporary fine-diner offers a variety of delicacies prepared fresh from their garden produce. Beating the heat of Delhi summers and celebrating the ‘King of Fruits’ in its full glory, PLUCK is giving an experience that one cannot simply deny. Other than the regular basic delicacy elements that Mango is used for in the kitchens, the team lead by Chef Ashish, has mastered the art of presenting ‘the king of summer fruits’ in ways you can’t even imagine! Here’s a glimpse of what their specially curated menu has to offer : Assorted breads accompanied by a dish of assorted butter was something I have never experienced before. While me and my food-loving writer friends munched on the breads, we were asked for our drinks preference as the bartender was more than delighted to serve us some instantly mixed concoctions. Speaking about myself, I am quite picky when it comes to adding fruity elements to my food courses. Being skeptical about the sweetness and strong flavour of a Mango, I was under an impression that a 4 course meal might turn out to be too much of mango on my taste buds. But I was proven wrong as such amazingly crafted delicacies were presented to me. A state-of-the-art presentation anted up the culinary experience and I can vouch for the fact that it’ll continue to be a big hit amongst family and food-loving diners of Delhi NCR. The festival is still on if you wish on experiencing the variant flavours of a Mango and should I suggest visiting it …

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VAMI Launches Web Series

May 24, 2017
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I’m gonna be honest here! I love the denims trend, but their is so much that one can take during this summer heat. And the same goes for our clandestine affair with the blue distressed denims, that takes a break-up mode every time the temperature rises. So what exactly is the alternate of lowers, that is versatile enough to go as a daily wear and can pretty much be stretched out to the after-hours for some chugging wars and food-meets with friends? The answer is – VAMI! What’s Vami? It’s a lifestyle brand started in 2012, by the Bonjour Group. The brand deals in an array of churidar, ankle length leggings, capri and blouses. It has 15 exclusive brand outlets plus the entire product range is also available on e-commerce giants like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, etc. Speaking about the versatility of the products as far as styling them for different occasions is concerned, then the leggings work up as a great lower that can be worn with a formal shirt, a kurti, a chilled out top and a variety of other style experiments. What makes this line of leggings unique is its product quality that stretches out to give a comfortable fit to the wearer, without degrading the finesse of the fabric or making it look too stretched on the body. The double seaming gives a perfect finish to the product, making the wearer feel carefree all day. To bring quirk to their brand VAMI, Bonjour Group recently launched a web series which circles around ‘Yoga Postures’ and the fine quality of VAMI products. Vami encourages every woman who is a multi-tasker and frisking from home to office and back to steal a moment and indulge in asanans. The quirky version of yoga asanas that this web series focuses on are …

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Jom Jom Malay Delhi

April 19, 2017
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Saturated your taste buds trying the same Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Korean cuisines in Delhi? How about trying out the flavours of Malaysia now?! Yep, Delhi now has its very own authentic Malaysian restaurant, serving the finest Southern Asia platters. Set amidst the re-launched Ansal Plaza, the restaurant has been done with beautiful Malaysian style decors and artefacts. So while you dine overlooking the space, the vibrant decor scheme keeps the ambience happy and entertaining for everyone alike. Jom Jom Malay means ‘come on let’s (try) this Malay’, which as per me is a very intriguingly articulated name for a one of its kind dining experience! Speaking about the food, the menu is exhaustive with detailed Malaysian dishes that have been well researched on. The ingredients being put to use are sourced from the best resources and the preparation is done from scratch to preserve the authenticity of flavours. So no imported canned pastes and other shallow ingredients at all, which definitely reflects on the finished product as what they serve is absolutely fresh in terms of quality. Satay lovers can rejoice over a generous serving of Chicken, Mutton and Fish satay that is garnished with grounded peanut and is served with Malay sauce and curry. The satays are grilled to perfection, preserving the juices of the meat while offering a crunchy outer layer for added texture. I absolutely loved having the Chicken satay with the peanut paste. Definitely a great way to start your Malaysian journey at Jom Jom Malay. One definite dish that everyone looks forward to trying from the menu is the ‘Murtabak’. They cater to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian style of this stuffed pancake dish which comes with the Malay Curry for added juicy flavours. It’s quite a filling dish in itself, so you can share …

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India Design ID 2017 – Decor Inspiration Special

February 28, 2017
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Art is everywhere. Be it in fashion, in make up, at a place, architecture or even architectural design. I have often come across fashion ‘mood boards’ and have read many articles on the ‘Trends Of The Season’. That’s what pretty much sums up my feed annually. But this time, I decided to venture into an area which boasts about art in the way we live. If you happen to be a fan of floral prints on your midi skirt, then you’ll equally fall in love with a particular set of Floral Sofa Chair Cum Ottoman. India Design ID has been celebrating living artistically since half a decade now, which is why their 5th edition of the annual exhibition had to be a bigger and better expression of the whole concept. Right from collaborating with ELLE DECOR India and Sunil Sethi Design Alliance to hosting ID Symposium for the inspiring artists, this year’s 5th edition of India Design ID 2017 was a grandeur of excellence indeed. Soaking up some inspiration to re-style my home and work space and of course, grabbing a few trends that I can adapt in my sphere of style, here’s a glimpse of design marvels that I came across at India Design ID 2017. Take a look! The trends that caught my attention? Color blocking, Aztecs, Kitch, Metallic, Wild Flora and Oriental Patterns. The idea behind ID Exhibit is to bring forward best decor brands and eminent speakers from across the globe on one platform to celebrate design, creativity and aesthetics through installations and discussions. Commenting on the initiative, Gaurav Mashruwala, CEO, Ogaan Media Pvt. Ltd.  says, “This year we celebrate 5 years of India Design ID and over this time period, it has not only become the country’s premier design celebration but has very effectively changed the definition …

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Pacific Mall Tagore Garden Celebrates Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2017
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Love is eternal, which stands true to the fact because certain epitomes of love often resurface with time on days like Valentine’s Day. Taj Mahal is one such legendary example of love, which stands tall in the city of Agra and is a pride of India. Considered as one of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal receives millions of visitors on a monthly basis, leaving them spellbound with its magnificent architecture and mesmerising folklore. Bringing forth this legendary symbol of love to Delhi, Pacific Mall Tagore Garden Delhi recreated the architecture on its premises as their Valentine’s Day theme of 2017. The 18 feet high Taj Mahal replica has been constructed keeping in mind the fine Meenakari details that the original architecture consists of. Giving an opportunity to the customers, Pacific Mall Tagore Garden is inviting couples to bring their better half for a trip to the world of Taj Mahal. Get clicked, make memories and express love right in front of the Mughal historic symbol of love. Speaking on the occasion of Valentine’s Day, Mr. Salim Roopani (Centre Director – Pacific Mall) said, “We want to create the magic and epitome of love and the expression of beauty that would make your Valentine’s Day celebrations really meaningful. Valentine’s Day is a day of love and warmth and it’s a good time to show your love to important people of your lives. So, we at Pacific Mall are creating the magic to give a chance to our customers to make their day unforgettable day of their lives.” And while you’re at it, explore the many fashion stores offering massive discounts to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Plus size brands like Mustard are offering upto 60% discounts, while international sellouts like Aéropostale are offering varied discounts to give you a reason to …

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Why Vivo V5 Plus Is For The Women Of Power?

January 23, 2017
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No matter taking selfies is tagged as the millennial disorder SELFITIS or cause of many debates worldwide, people just can’t get enough of stretching their ‘selfie sticks’ and getting self captured against the glory of a fancy backdrop (or crowd). The obsession has caught up like the highlight of tech world which is why every other upcoming mobile handset in the market is taking into account advanced modification to make our selfies look crisp and appealing in any given point of time and occasion. With the Bajirao of Bollywood, Ranveer Singh, winning the XX Chromosome crowd’s attention anyway, Vivo takes a step ahead with the launch of Vivo V5 Plus, which is classier and much more in the photography section for the ardent selfie takers of today! We are talking about 20MP DUAL Front Camera. No, really! Keeping up with the specifications of the new mobile camera sensation in the market, here are 5 defined points why Vivo V5 Plus is the ideal mobile phone for women on the go! 1. Ditch DSLR, Take Moonlight Selfies This feature has been extensively promoted with Vivo V5 as well, but their are certain add-ons that make Vivo V5 Plus stand out as a match for a DSLR, worthy of taking photographs in moonlight as well. If the front Moonlight Glow Flash wasn’t enough, the 20MP DUAL Camera comes with a 8 Megapixel Sensor which results in bokeh effect with depth -of-field information as well. So for the women who love taking selfies or creating photo journals of their travelogues, this one comes aboard as a quite reliable gadget for capturing detailed imagery on the go. Also, Moonlight Front Flash for glowing photographs. Why not? #Kawai 2. Rose Gold Colour, The Pantone of Tech World Not too much of gold, nor too much of pink either. …

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Locker Style Diaries Ft. Meher Gupta

June 17, 2016
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Who says that being a #GirlBoss leaves no room for fashion and everything pretty? Running one heck of an established company does require suiting up, but not everyone likes being Mark Zuckerberg; wearing the 50 shades of grey T-Shirts to work. Dismissing the myths attached and bringing up the #BeingMe challenge of looking effortlessly stylish in a plus size, we present to you ‘Meher Gupta‘ for our Locker Style Diaries; the beauty with brains behind Contemporary Connect Luxury Brand Agency. Having spent her study years in London, Meher loves everything colourful and doesn’t shy away from experimenting with her own personal style. With a sophisticated flair, she believes in happy clothing and brings about the concept with tailored silhouettes. Me & Faizan were on a lookout to feature one diva who doesn’t shy away from facing the shutterbugs with her eccentric taste in accessories and an attitude that shout outs ‘Run the world, Girls!’. Read all about Meher Gupta and about her designer wardrobe that seems endless from end to end. 1. What is Contemporary Connect all about? How did this agency come into being? Contemporary Connect is a 360 degree luxury brand agency which aims to be a one-stop solution for International and Indian brands in India. We handle everything from fashion, lifestyle, f&b, aviation and real-estate. The idea behind it started as soon as I finished my masters with a zeal to create my own dream job! 2. What was your career choice while studying five years in England? 5 years in England completely flew by and to be honest, career choices back then were very different. I was working with Coca-Cola and that’s when I realised that I wanted to do something more niche and up market; hence, the idea of luxury and an up-market agency came into play. …

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Pearl Portfolio 2016 | FDCI India

May 12, 2016
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“Pearl Academy to come out with the best pearls in the fashion industry!” – Sunil Sethi (at the Fashion week) The annual exhibition – cum – graduation celebrations of Pearl Academy presented Pearl Portfolio 2016 wherein fresh new graduates of Pearl Academy displayed a resplendent collection portraying a diverse range of themes. The young designers did their utmost in making the show a memorable one. We loved the geometric patterns and jaali-work in Artful Lines, the ravishing ‘Brandished Gold’ collection, the quirky and hooded collection of Elysium, the beautiful ‘Mystical’, and the flowy, colorful “OVER THE RAINBOW” collection. It must have meant so much to the students as the show was attended by bigwigs like Sunil Sethi, President of the FDCI, Manish Malhotra, while Amit Aggarwal came as the chief guest for the Pearl Folio. The show marked the signing of the breakthrough collaboration of Pearl Academy and FDCI in imparting quality fashion education. The stage has now been set for a transformation of future of design in India. The Indian fashion industry has reached new heights not only in economy but also in quality. And what better way to sustain this growth than by revolutionizing the contours of fashion education. The collaborative program called #FolioLive will have FDCI designers mentoring Pearl Academy Students, FDCI to host masterclass for Pearl Academy Faculty, The academy Alumni and students will also get to showcase their collections at FDCI Amazon India Fashion Week every season. India’s Pearl Academy, with a legacy of 22 years of shaping creative minds, has taken one step forward in this endeavour. With a mission to match the world class education in fashion and design, the Pearl Academy has come in a contract with the 400-member strong Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI). The FDCI is the quintessential flag bearer …

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Valentines Day Treats To Himself

February 11, 2016
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Articles getting churned out this week gotta be all about love. And by love I mean the mushy mushy couple love, because it is the time of the Valentine! But my agenda is slightly different from the general norm. I am celebrating, and giving reasons to celebrate, this week of love with not a partner; but yourself! Having already covered ‘Valentines Day Treats To Herself‘ in my previous feature, this one is dedicated to all the handsome dudes who have befriended solitude as their current hotness. Feel loved, lover boy! 1. Hit The Road Prolly something that every guy dreams of doing 24/7, is taking their automobile out for a drive. Either hit the highway to your nearest destination, or simply map out the country side for some sightseeing. Take it up with your group of friends, or go solo with your music list in check. Breathe in some fresh air and remember, YOU LIVE ONLY ONCE! 2. Attend A City Gig And do some ‘air head bangin’ moves while you’re at it. For the love of music and some alcohol on the side, google up the hot n’ happenin gigs this week in your city and book yourself an exclusive reservation. While committed men will be sipping soup over a romantic candlelit dinner, you’ll be letting yourself lose over some soul music and a bowl of cheese dripping nachos. 3. Get a Tattoo! Not the ones wherein your express the depressing solitude, or speaks about the memoirs of your ex’s history; but the ones that define your personality. Get inspired from Adam Levine or go David Beckham all the way, but get an ink to celebrate life! Note: You can try one of those temporary designs in case a tattoo still seems doubtful to you. This way you will realise if you …

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Valentines Day Treats To Herself

February 9, 2016
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The first half of February every year, is all about feeling loved or giving your unconditional love expressions to the one who matters. Social Network goes berserk with couples posting their most mushy mushy memories together, while singles cribbing about the love flood and debating about their #foreveralone lifestyle. But why is it that only the couples get to take the sweet cake away, leaving singles feeling love-less and low on esteem? This post is not dedicated to those who are celebrating the V-Day with their partners, but rather focuses on giving fabulous options to the singletons on how to rock the occasion with some self pampering parade. 1. Spa Goals Be it the tedious working hours that have kept you away from the dating scene, or the long overdue salon trip that needs to be checked off the list, go ahead and indulge in some therapeutic pampering at your nearest spa centres. Trust me, nothing is more orgasmic than soaking in a hot jacuzzi, sipping some Japanese tea and getting your facial done by a professional. Tattva Spa in Delhi offers an array of spa rituals that one can choose from. Also, they have this kickass home service, if you don’t want to get out of your house for a spa service. Their professionals drop by your house, with all the required equipments and provide the exact spa experience that you can experience at their official centres. Check out http://www.tooyoo.in/ 2. Pack A Gift Who doesn’t like unwrapping a gift, eh? Walk up to your favourite cosmetics counter, buy the out-of-budget EDT and some other skin care products, get them all wrapped and take several selfies expressing your happiness; while you’re at it. Nothing bigger than showing your love for self. I recommend Faces Canada for their amazing colour palette …

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