This Place Serves The Best Mediterranean Food In Seattle!

September 19, 2016

Who says you got to survive on fish & chips or a burger trail in Seattle to be alive? When the Mediterranean sea winds gush through your hair and makes you crave for some Baba Ganoush & Pita Bread love affair, head on to Petra Bistro on the 4th Avenue. This place serves the best Mediterranean food in Seattle! And that’s exactly what our globe trotter Akanksha Saxena did, on her vacay-mode with husband; in Seattle. Petra Mediterranean Bistro at Downtown Seattle will take you on a food journey that stretches from Jordan and Lebanon, to Greece, to the Northern shores of Africa, with an extensive variety of authentic dishes and house specialities. While visiting, Akanksha was transported back to the Middle East and enjoyed the enriching personal elements that tie this vast global area together, creating one of Seattle’s loveliest dining experiences. To begin with, she ordered Baba Ganoush – The eggplant was perfectly grilled giving it a very nice smoky flavor. Garlic and lemon juice took it to another level and taste buds were definitely satisfied. Hummus was a blend of chickpeas, garlic, sesame oil, salt and lemon juice. The preparation was pretty standard, not that great, as it was tad bit more tangy for her liking. Next came the entrée which is generally served with a choice of soup or salad. She ordered the Red Lentil Soup which was the perfect marriage between pulses vegetables and spices. The soup was soothing and comforting and definitely helped in preparing the diners for an awesome main course experience. The mains consisted of a Veggie Royale – Fried Cauliflower Served with charbroiled vegetables topped with sautéed garlic, onions and tomatoes in their original house Seafood spices. It was served over a bed of rice, topped with sautéed almonds, pine nuts and garlic sauce. Akanksha relished the bold secret spices, loved crispy cauliflowers over …

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July 20, 2012

19th July, 2012 was marked on my calendar as the “special day”. The day I received the invite for the International Woolmark Prize Indian Regional Awards Announcement, I could not stop but discuss about the uniqueness of this award function. Very few might know about Woolmark in India, but they have a very special place to hold in the global fashion industry. International Woolmark Prize instituted by The Woolmark Company, the global authority on Merino wool. The award has always aimed to encourage and recognize a generation of young designers who work with wool – fiber and fabric. 50 years ago, this competition helped launch the careers of two fashion icons – Yves Saint Laurent & Karl Lagerfeld. Yves Saint Laurent won this award for dress design, while his fellow designer Karl Lagerfeld was the winner of the coat category as part of the Australian competition judged by a panel including Hubert de Givenchy and Pierre Balmain. The global competition is being reintroduced this year and includes India as one of the five regions – Australia, China, Europe, US and India for the first time. The regional awards require designers to present sketches of a Merino wool capsule collection comprising of 6 outfits with one full outfit to be produced. These collections were judged by a panel of local and international experts. The India judging panel comprised some of the country’s most respected industry representatives including : Priya Tanna – Editor Vogue India Simon P Lock – Founder of Australian Fashion Week Sunil Sethi – President of Fashion Design Council of India Pradeep Hirani – CMD of Kimaya Fashion Pvt Ltd. When I reached the venue, The Leela Palace, Delhi , all I could see was the air of panache flowing through the premises, the rich and famous clinking their wine and champagne glasses, fashion forward posing for a click, handsome men …

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Shopping from JABONG.COM

June 20, 2012

Who doesn’t like shopping? Well we all do. And in current times, it has become more merrier, as you can shop almost anything sitting in the comfort of your home. Gone are the days when you had to slave yourself up to go visit a shopping hub and “Search” for what you want. This comfortable shopping experience has just got better with JABONG.COM They have a huge variety of Shoes, Clothing, Sports, Bags, Jewellery, Accessories, Fragrances and Home & Living. They deal with major brands and have an ongoing Sale as well. Can anyone ask for a better option? Brands, Varieties and SALE all under JABONG.COM As buzz is all around ,I thought of doing a little COMFORT SHOPPING myself 😀 There are so many options to chose from. Well I was looking for a good face wash for myself, as Delhi dust and humidity keeps my facial skin dirty, greasy and acne prone. Grrr Ofcourse there are many good face wash options to chose from. But I settled with something I didnt expect to find and buy either :p (You see the power of online shopping?) Live Cell Cleanser Complete by Living Proof! For the record, I ordered this product around 10:30 in the morning, before stepping out for my meetings. In the eve around 6 when I returned back home, my mom told me you have received a parcel. And I was like 😮 OMG!! Their service is so super duper fast. Well maybe because they reside in the NCR, but still. I was absolutely impressed. Although I did receive around 4 calls throughout the day from various customer care executives of Jabong inquiring about my product, confirming my product, taking a survey and what not. Phew! But oh well, the delivery was super fast 😀 The product says : Beautiful skin begins with healthy …

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May 23, 2012

After having a successful store cover of TOMMY HILFIGER, and receiving such a great response, I was so excited to go on and cover another amazing store for you. (Well I hope the coverage grows with time ^_^) So this time I got the opportunity to cover FRENCH CONNECTION store in Saket. The moment I was inside the store, I could feel the cooling effect of the color palette, the texture and the designs, specially crafted for hot Delhi Summers. First I checked out the MEN’S SECTION! They have a good color palette to offer when it comes to Polo Shirts. The texture was perfect for summer dress ups.  Well if you are a serious kind of a person, who stays in the office more than casual hang outs, then fret not.Because FCUK has a great formal “summer special” collection for you businessmen out there. You get variety of sleeves to choose from, along with some sober patterns especially for formal look. But if you have a date and want a semi formal look, they have great shirts + tees combination teamed with cool half pants. Ultra fashionable and comfortable are the words to describe this collection. You can experiment by adding belts, scarves and sunglasses. And when I focused on the WOMEN’S SECTION, I was just so happy to see the “TANGERINE FEVER” taking toll on FCUK as well. There were different types of tangerine tops, dresses and even blouses. There was a wide variety of formal, semi formal and casual collection to choose from.The best part being, the majority of the collection was in cool colors, with a very small percentage focusing on the warm colors.In casual tees I could find great variety of nautical patterns. There were variety of dresses in the collection as well. From Summer Cotton dresses, …

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Visit to TOMMY HILFIGER, Connaught Place!

May 11, 2012

Yesterday when I woke up, I had a huge smile on my face, because I was going to check out the fabulous collection of TOMMY HILFIGER, Connaught Place, Delhi. Had heard pretty much about their Summer/Spring Collection, and recently got the privilege of visiting their store.Thanks to Glam Gang. After hot Delhi travelling,  as I entered the premises, I just could not hold up my grin, as I had entered paradise of fine fabrics and make. I was delighted to meet the store manager Ms. Jasmine. She is not just a great manager, but also a great companion to shop with.She helped me do some shopping as well.She showed me around the store. The ground floor is all about Men!!  From fabulous watches, to stunning Sunglasses, men’s section was really oozing FASHION FOR MEN!And I am sure men who have visited the store will surely agree with me. 😉 What really caught my eye was the full fledged rack(s) containing Polo Shirts in diverse colors. Felt like a rainbow in itself. *_* Gosh I am jealous they have so many color options to chose from!! P.s. Jasmine is so photogenic, I asked her to pose in every other photograph of mine. ^_^ For summer special, they have lots of check patterns in various color combinations. I also caught Tangerine Love in the collection. Jasmine also told me that they have added dash of PURPLE to their collection this time.And this collection is the Hot Favorite right now. Enough of Men’s wear..phew!! Coming to the WOMEN’S WEAR I found great variety of Summer Special Pastel shades. Shades of baby pink, blue, yellow and red give cool, elegant and perfect Summer/Spring feel.  On a matte level, they had Exquisite Emerald , Hues of Blue and Paper White color collection giving a Sailor’s Paradise. AHOY! Along with this look I …

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May 1, 2012

As Barney from How I Met Your Mother says to SUIT UP, I thought why not turn a boring Suit into something of a fashion statement? 😉 With a mix of grey, mint, fuchsia and emerald….I created this look : Sometimes breaking the monochrome and the obvious is fun….right? 😉 What all I added? A Grey Plain Blazer (color suggested by Anika) Angelina Jolie’s famous Raw Cut Emerald Earrings Classic Diane Von Furstanberg Nude Pumps My favorite Bottega Veneta Fuchsia Clutch I created custom made mint trousers with a darker waist region to make it stand out from the white shirt. So this is my way of SUITING UP!! What is yours? 😉 P.s. your comments are precious to me…do not fret to say what’s on your mind 😀

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Monochrome Ensemble made Quirky!!

April 25, 2012

I gave a basic monochrome ensemble to my Kalapalette Facebook girls and asked them to suggest…HOW TO COMPLETE THIS BASIC OUTFIT!! While Amrita Balaji suggested to add Yellow Color to this outfit, Pallavi Pande suggested “WIGS” I had a deep thought about it and  VOILA We had a QUIRKY TWIST OF MONOCHROME ENSEMBLE!! Wanna know what all I chose? Yellow Bib Necklace by KATE SPADE This statement piece is alone good enough to hold up an neutral outfit.It brings contrast to an ensemble, and I thought why not use it to make the monochrome dress more SPRING PERFECT? 😀 Purple Wig This electric addition to more crazy style statement is something which will really make many heads turn. 😉 If you fear getting your hair colored, why not try one of these amazing wigs, to look fashionable, with something unique and a new hairstyle to try on 😉 Yellow Studs The key to wearing a statement piece is adding minimalism accessories or no accessories, so I have added a very basic stud earrings pair, to be a part of the look and not steal the limelight of the statement neck piece. 😀 Dark Blue Multifacet Ring by Lucas Jack London Totally loving this asymmetrical ring, quite artistic and elegant at the same time.Although to suit my outfit I changed the color of the glass from Blue to Purple. Jimmy Choo Yellow Wedges Well don’t need to say anything about the Jimmy Choo footwear, as they speak volumes about STYLE!! These wedges will help the long dress get some surface above floor,letting the person to walk freely!! Thought for a cause eh! Christian Louboutin Purple Suede Cube Wristlet Clutch If someone says FASHION HAS NO BOUNDARIES WHEN IT COMES TO CREATIVITY….I indeed agree!! This clutch is a bundle of joy and style statement in itself.This …

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Happy St. Patrick’s “Green” Day

March 17, 2012

After Such a long time…..Hello everyone!!I have been so busy and lazy (both “giggles”) lately that I am not getting time to invest my love “BLOG”. But not to fret…I am back again 😉 This time with lots of stuff for you guys in store (A Giveaway too maybe) But for now I am here to wish you all a VERY HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! Although it is not famous here in my country (INDIA) but for my blogger friends across the globe mwah. Saint Patrick’s Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig (The Festival of Patrick Day)) is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It commemoratesSaint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. – source : Wikipedia Since it is the day to wear and feel GREEN. I thought why not do a post look made only of color GREEN? 😉 I have custom corrected every thing in hues of green…to make the look custom made for St. Patrick’s Day only! You can team up a VINTAGE POLKA DOT BLOUSE…along with high waisted ULTRA DARK GREEN PANTS……you can wear PASTEL BROGUES and contrast it with NEON SATCHEL BAG! And to complete the look you can wear an ASOS PASTEL GREEN AND GOLDEN WATCH. Bring out the green in you this St. Patrick’s Day and go ECO-DIVA!! Once again HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY TO YOU ALL. Pst…. Special Post coming up tomorrow for Hair Care and More Psst…Something grand is brewing up lately in my cauldron for you guys…Will be out by the end of this month. So…WHAT OUT! ^_^

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Acids And Bases!!

December 28, 2011

Earlier only sophisticated color tones like Pastels used to be preferred when it came to fashion or dressing up.But now Fashion is a wild art, which can be in any shape, form and of course COLOR!!The hottest trend running presently is NEON! While I come across atleast one piece of Neon merchandise, I thought why not create a fusion the scientific way? What happens when ACIDIC NEON fuses with BASIC PASTEL? For you lovely peeps I have created 2 sets of ACID AND BASE = NEON AND PASTEL outfits…. 1.The tangy Electric Sunset Orange with Hint of Neon Green and the soothing element of JADE. 2.Hues of Acidic Neon Pink along with balancing and cooling effects of Fuchsia. So which one will you be going for? 😉

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Ho Ho Ho Kalapalette is here!!

December 24, 2011

Merriest Christmas to everyone and anyone across the globe. Have loads of cookies and milk, hope you all get loads and loads of gifts. Well, to make it all even merrier I am also having 1…3 giveaway on my blog. ^_^ Yes you heard it right….  3 FRIGGING GIVEAWAYS!! For all those fashionable divas I am bringing this Hand made STRAND OF PEARLS Necklace…That to in your desired color ^_^ Just fill up the Rafflecopter and I hope you win. ^_^ In addition to this Pearl Necklace I am also going to send a hand written note.Yay 😀 And the biggest thing….THIS GIVEAWAY IS INTERNATIONAL. YAY!!! /*{literal}{/literal}*/ a Rafflecopter giveaway <a href=””>You need javascript enabled to see this giveaway</a>.

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