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Orient Electric, is a name that has been a part of our household since the days of our grandparents. It’s been omnipresent in our lives. We do remember those days of noisy fans and only their absence would make us realise that something is missing (of course we have come a long way since then!). So much so that we got really excited when they asked us to visit their manufacturing factory in Faridabad.

In today’s time & age, it’s rare to find a brand that would go this length to gain customer trust & confidence. Guess that is what it takes to be a SUPERBRAND.

 

Fans have always been a part our lifestyle, more of an unsung hero actually considering millennials are all about air conditioners. But it was rather impressive to see Orient Electric’s high-tech manufacturing facility (it was more of an Alice in the Wonderland moment!) and the kind of R&D that goes behind. No wonder they are the market-leaders!

Let’s accept, we are spoilt for choices. And the only way for a brand to engage with the right audience is to be transparent. This is where ORIENT scores over competition.

We saw their wide range of product portfolio including–Ceiling fans, Pedestal fans, Wall fans, Table fans, Multi-utility fans, Exhaust fans, and more. The winner for us was certainly the AEROSERIES fans. With evolution of consumers and changing interior preferences, fans have come a long way as an important design piece. Through focus on- Technology, Silence, Quality, Aesthetics, Reliability, Easy to Clean feature, this is one brand we can really vouch for.

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Log onto- https://www.orientelectric.com/ to check the full range

 

August 5, 2018 0 comment
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There is nothing like throwing your bestie AKA bride to be a wonderful hen’s night celebration by pampering her with a staycation and some fun stuff amidst all the madness.

After all being a bridesmaid includes duties like planning a bachelorette party, staycation or as a matter of fact even a spa day – spending the entire day lazying around in bath robes.

 

Andaz by Hyatt actually gave us an opportunity to do all of that wherein; we hijacked the apartment to do all things goofy as a pre cursor to our best friends wedding day!

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Andaz by Hyatt is more than just a hotel, it’s truly an experience – A concept by Hyatt where there are no barriers- only fluid, friendly and accommodating spaces that invite you to move seamlessly from one new experience to the next. The residencies are a perfect venue for a destination wedding.

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June 11, 2018 0 comment
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A setting that every bride aspires for, the pool at Andaz Delhi Residency is a wonderful option for those seeking a tropical, outdoor venue. Lush gardens with the glow of the Strip lights and soaring architecture of the modern buildings at Aerocity makes for an enchanting feeling.


This one time when we used an ideal mehendi ceremony venue to strut pose and smize!

In Ayushi Bhasin by the Pool Side at Andaz

Spotted wearing Sue Mue by the Stairway to the Pool Area at Andaz

Shoot Shenanigans

Photographed by Faizan Patel

Setting by Andaz


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Andaz by Hyatt is more than just a hotel, it’s truly an experience – A concept by Hyatt where there are no barriers- only fluid, friendly and accommodating spaces that invite you to move seamlessly from one new experience to the next. The residencies are a perfect venue for a destination wedding.

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May 6, 2018 0 comment
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The ‘jhoola table’ at Lavaash is their headquarter. They go to Bangkok to eat burgers at McDonald’s. ‘Mota dog’ and ‘patla dog’ are their favourite hashtags. They gossip about boys. They can’t do without seeing each other every day. They recently celebrated their one-year friendversary! Well, meet Kohli Saab and Radzie, popularly known as Chef Megha and Chef Radhika.

 

Our #BossLadies- Radhika Khandelwal of Fig & Maple/Ivy & Bean and Megha Kohli of Lavaash by Saby are breaking breads as well as the glass ceiling! Their PDA on Instagram will make any couple jealous. It is rather difficult to believe that both of them met a year ago at a chef’s table. And even more difficult to imagine what they did before that! Because now both of them are inseparable. From shopping to eating to travelling, there is nothing they don’t do together.

But one question which comes to everyone’s mind is how do they manage to be friends within such a competitive F&B industry? “It’s a total misconception that two female chefs can’t be friends. We have mutual admiration for each other’s work and celebrate each other’s achievements. Beyond that we love each other”, says Megha. Radhika adds, “Infact Megha saved me from a major embarrassment one time by pointing out the excess salt in a batch of cookies I was baking”.

Born and brought up in Delhi, Radhika moved to Canada in 2005 to pursue her higher education (English & Phycology) and subsequently to Australia. It’s in Melbourne that her love affair with food started. She learnt tricks of the trade will doing an apprenticeship at a restaurant during her student days (while she was training to be a hairstylist. no wonder her food aesthetics are always on point!). And she even managed to run a little business in Melbourne- a Deli.

Her return to India was a rather hasty decision. But her career choice had been made. She would later spend all her savings to open Ivy & Bean in Shahpur Jat in 2013 and subsequently Fig & Maple, Greater Kailash in 2017.

Moving onto a more pertinent question. The culinary business is no more a male stronghold. But was it easy for them to don the chef hat? “Ofcourse not. People think female chefs can just make for a pretty face and are there for social media amplification while somebody else is doing the cooking. Infact its most surprising to see male chefs think that way. They can be quite cocky too. But I give it off to them”, asserts Radhika. Both of them are sweetest to their staff during off service hours but can be quite the tough taskmasters otherwise. “Female chefs have to put double the effort for people to take them seriously especially so the male staff”, adds Megha.

Having a grown up in a typical Delhi Punjabi household with a lot of good food around, cooking was a natural progression for Megha. The dilemma was either to study English literature at the prestigious Jesus & Marry College or opt for the STEP programme at Oberoi’s post her schooling. Encouraged by her mother, she chose the latter and rest is history! She trained in several Oberoi kitchens for years before making the switch to Olive which was the turning point in her career.

Being mentored by Chef Sabyasachi Gorai was nothing less than a dream for Megha. She became one of the youngest Head Chef’s of the country at the age of 22 when she took charge of Olive Beach. Hence the move from Olive to Lavaash was only natural.

They finish off the conversation by adding that the industry isn’t as glamorous as it looks and spending endless hours in a cramped hot kitchen can be mentally and physically exhausting. But the two are happiest during busy kitchen hours. “It gives me a high when orders are flowing in. It’s an adrenaline rush!”, says Megha. Their passion has surely taken them places.

Quick fix

1. Who are you stalking on Instagram?

R: Chef Dominique Crenn

M: Chef Dominique Crenn

2. Your comfort food

R: Khow suey

M: Rajma chawal

3. Your favourite dish cooked by the other

R: Tandoor fish

M: Chicken sandwich

4. How do you deal with bad days?

R: Clean my room

M: Eat momos

5. Describe the other person in three words

R for M: Funny, grumpy, cheesy

M for R: Granny, psycho, great friend

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We have to say that they have such a fun and happy vibe. This is one interview we loved doing. You will surely see us hanging out with them more often!

April 20, 2018 0 comment
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While it’s common knowledge that agreeing to become a bridesmaid can be daunting however it can also be a lot fun – from wedding dress hunting to cake tastings to color scheme discussions, to choosing the right venue for all the ceremonies, everything becomes its own mini celebration. See what happens when Bridesmaid Takeover ANDAZ DELHI.

Here’s a sneak peek into what the bridesmaids are upto while the bride is busy exchanging pleasantries with the world!

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Andaz by Hyatt is more than just a hotel, it’s truly an experience – A concept by Hyatt where there are no barriers- only fluid, friendly and accommodating spaces that invite you to move seamlessly from one new experience to the next. The residencies are a perfect venue for a destination wedding.

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April 18, 2018 0 comment
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Life is not easy. Never has been. But all you need is a companion who

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KEEPS YOU GOING
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For me it’s been my family, friends & Honor 9 Lite.
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Take a look!

This video comprises over 1300 images, each photographed painstakingly. Do tell us what you think about the concept.

April 2, 2018 0 comment
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It was a bit of a somber mood this time around at Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2018. Call it the low turnout, missing big names or star power, the usual buzz was missing at AIFWAW18. Guess the only thing making our day brighter were the outfits from Abraham and Thakore.

We attended two days of the fashion extravaganza (gone are the days of attending all five days) and spent time watching shows, exploring the exhibition area, hobnobbing and ofcourse get photographed!

Matching the venue’s monochromatic aesthetics were our all Black and White outfits from Abraham & Thakore. While Amanda decided to go out of her comfort zone with this sari (doesn’t she carry it off with elan?) , I got back to basics with a kurta tunic and pants. We definitely had to give it a twist (see the belts)!

Here, check these out.

 

 

 

Also don’t forget to read our other post- 5 DESIGNERS WHO NAILED AIFWAW18

March 29, 2018 0 comment
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We were rather disappointed to see the regulars missing this time around at the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2018. But we did a little scouting to bring the best from AIFWAW18.

Here is our pick of the top 5 designers from the recently concluded fashion extravaganza.

Pero

Now this is one show we always look forward to. And to our surprise, we were transported to a candy land! Moving away from her staple colours- indigo, black and white, designer Aneeth Arora chose a vibrant colour palette this time around. Pink and corals brightened a rather gloomy winter. Printed florals complemented the checks.

Siddartha Tytler

Taking inspiration from Japanese rockstar warriors, Siddartha Tytler put together a sports-luxe collection- ‘Fuss’. It was a blend of street style and high street. Jogger pants, bomber jackets and boyfriend suits embroidered with metal hardware stood out.

 

Shyamal Bhumika

Shyamal and Bhumika Shodhan paid a tribute to the mood that is- Paris. The intricately designed collection consisted of dainty lace and silk saris, cocktail dresses, lehengas and more. The designers played with velvet and organza fabrics.

Sahil Kochhar

Sahil Kochhar’s Autumn Winter 2018 collection ‘Chitr’ was high on craftsmanship. Dark colour palette was contrasted with striking florals in mustard, bright red, beige and olive. There was use of applique. Semi sheer shirts and cape jackets stole the show. You know we love you Sahil!

 

Abraham and Thakore

Abraham and Thakore’s collection #SadakSmart was inspired by the streets of Delhi. There was an abundance of the duo’s signature monochromatic pieces. Though brown, beige and navy blues broke the monotony. There were loose-fitted pants, saris, trench coats, jumpsuits and the humble gamchha. Being AT muses this season, we have to confess our bias towards the designers.

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March 21, 2018 0 comment
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The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you that you love, well, that’s just fabulous. Follow me while I indulge in some self love with Huawei’s Honor 9 Lite.



REFLECT YOUR STYLE

February 14, 2018 0 comment
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