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We were recently in Goa for the launch of Huawei’s next gen phone HONOR 7 and sharing here with you our first hand experience with the phone. (wondering what fashion bloggers are doing at a tech event, wait till we tell you)

 

Honor 7- Blogger's Meet at Holiday Inn, Goa

Honor 7- Blogger’s Meet at Holiday Inn, Goa

 

Mobar Beach, Goa

Mobar Beach, Goa

 

HONOR 7, the latest offering from Chinese tech giant Huawei, is a combination of host of innovate smart functions and multimedia capabilities operated through its dedicated smart button and gesture-enabled fingerprint reader offering ease and comfort of operation.

 

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Honor 7

 

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Why we feel it’s an ideal phone for fashion bloggers??

Sleek & Suave

The Honor 7’s fully metallic body is air-brushed with a ceramic coating, offering an unmistakably premium finish. The device’s 5.2-inch encasing and carefully positioned buttons and sensors allows for an ergonomic single-handed operation like never before. A perfect fashion accessory!

Selfie and Video Ready

Its 20 MP rear-facing camera, which is powered by a Sony IMX 230 sensor and Honor’s PDAF fast-focusing technology allows its f/2.0-aperture lens to capture strikingly vivid low-light-condition images in as little as 0.1 seconds. The 8MP front-facing camera meanwhile offers a wide-angle f/2.4 aperture lens and built-in LED flash. While its ‘Good Food’ mode makes taking professional-grade meal shots a breeze.  Photographers will have tough competition with your mobile camera now!

 

 

Lemme take a selfie!!

Lemme take a selfie!!

 

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Never Say Die

Coupled with a long-lasting 3,100mAh battery, which offers exceptional standby and use reverse-charging capabilities, the Honor 7 is the ideal companion for the always-on and -active. So no need to be running around with power banks during fashion weeks!

Safety First

First device in India to come embedded with Panic button and SOS feature. It can be activated by pressing the power button and shaking the phone as well as other combination of buttons.

Connectivity on the Go

Built to redefine mobile internet experiences, the Honor 7 offers exceptional smart capabilities aided in part by its smart key, an additional button placed on the left-side of the device that can be used for snappy Google searches on-the-go. The equally well placed fingerprint reader on the back of the device meanwhile also functions as a camera trigger, enabling users to take selfies without having to reorient the Honor 7. So all the social media updates we have to keep doing become much easier!

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Honor 7 will be available at INR 22,999 in Mystery Gray and Fantasy Silver color options  exclusively on Flipkart.

October 15, 2015 1 comment
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Sunday’s the day for you to unwind and what better way to spend it than with Shangri La’s Lazy Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet at Tamra?

When we got an invite for Tamra’s Champagne brunch we were absolutely delighted simply because who says no to a “Champagne Brunch”. Trust us, those who’ve sworn off boozy brunches will have a hard time saying no to Tamra’s Sunday proposition, because brunch here is not as simple and staple as other places, it’s a grand feast INDEED.

Champagne Brunch at Tamra, Shangri La

As always the menu has been meticulously planned featuring familiar tastes with an exotic epicurean curiosity. Equipped with five interactive kitchens; the brunch offers a wide array of fresh seafood, grilled meats, sushi counters, live pasta station, dim sum theatre and to top it all a “Ghar Ka Khanna” counter as well.

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As far as desserts are concerned I can vouch for the fact that their Dessert section is definitely the most visited section. Their range of desserts can win the heart of anyone with a sweet tooth – from a beautiful chocolate fondue, macaroons, cheesecakes, a range of gourmet creamy gelato to Indian delicacies such as such as phirni and ras malai, all are absolutely impeccable.

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Believe it or not Tamra in our opinion has changed the way people perceive their meals; be it the interactive kitchens, food presentation or the ambiance.  So wait no more, pop that bubbly right away and top off your flutes with Moët & Chandon at Tamra’s Sunday Champagne Brunch, because it can’t get better than this.


Click here: For details about the “Champagne Brunch” at Tamra

 Sunday Brunch at Tamra, Shangri La

12:30pm to 3:30pm

Cocktail Package : Rs. 2750 + Taxes – Includes free flowing cocktails, beers and mocktails | Complimentary pool access.
Champagne Package : Rs 3500 + Taxes – Includes free flowing Moet & Chandon Champagne |  Complimentary pool access.
Special Kids Package : Rs 1500 + Taxes – Activities in the play area | Complimentary pool access.
October 8, 2015 0 comment
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I am sure you all would agree with me that every now and again you need to escape from your every day life to break free from the daily rut because if you don’t have some proper downtime you’re going to burnout.

Well to be honest that’s exactly what happened to me and that’s when I decided to hit the road with my girls straight from Mumbai to Lavasa for my #BirthdayGetaway.

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LAVASA- “The City of Dreams”

For those of you who must be wondering where is Lavasa; let me tell you that this beautiful city is situated at a distance of just 40 miles, or 90 minutes from the heart of Pune.

Lavasa is free India’s first Hill city being developed by HCC. Based on principles of New Urbanism Designed under the concept of Life in Full i.e. ‘Live , Work , Learn and Play’ in harmony with nature.
This beautiful place brings together all the components essential to daily life in a more organized fashion giving it a feel of a contemporary city.

Dream Destination

Dream Destination

Believe it or not this city is truly magical and transports you into a different world altogether.

It is not just an ideal holiday destination but also an apt wedding destination 🙂

Have a look at all the highlights of my stay at Mercure Lavasa and see it for yourself :

WHERE TO STAY

Mercure, Lavasa

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Mercure Lavasa by Accor Group

One of the most beautiful resorts that I have been to in recent times. The resort is located in a scenic valley at Warasgoan, surrounded by mountains.  This peaceful getaway destination is easily accessible and positioned 2km from the Lavasa International Convention Centre.

Mercure, Lavasa (Tel : (+91)20/67929000 www.Lavasa.com)

The ambience and the location is beyond amazing, as well as the food. But by far the best part about the hotel is the service they give you, it is truly value for money.  It will exceed every expectation you have; from an in – house Ladies Night , a grand spread of the buffet to water sports to a state of the art convention centre; this hill station, so to speak is one such place  you surely wouldn’t mind being stranded on.

> From Basic necessities to the most luxurious elements – LAVASA has it all.

Our Humble Abode at Mercure Lavasa

Our Humble Abode at Mercure Lavasa

As far as the splendour is concerned, I can’t deny that Accor Group had a big part to play in it.  Especially the marketing head Khushbu and Mr Sachin the manager on board; they made sure that we have the best rooms with the most spectacular views.

WHERE TO EAT

Celebration | Mecure Lavasa

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Ladies Night with my Favorites <3

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Celebration restaurant at Mercure Lavasa

Considering I was staying at Mercure I loved every bit of the special treatment that was extended to us at their in house restaurant/coffee shop, “Celebrations”.  From their à la carte menu to the special features such as themed buffet spread, live cooking counters to lavish  breakfast at  their al fresco dining area, it was truly worth it!

Live Stations at Celebration in Mercure Lavasa

Live Stations at Celebration in Mercure Lavasa

Quaint Popular Cafes

Granma's Homemade

Granma’s Homemade

Much to my surprise I came across some really popular and quaint eateries such as All American Diners, which in my opinion is one of the best places for breakfast. On the other hand we ate at places like Chor Bizarre that served typical mughlai cusine and a quaint bakery called Granma’s Homemade patisserie; which is a must visit for those with a sweet tooth.

WHERE TO CELEBRATE

Lavasa International Convention Centre

LICC all decked up for the Grand Event

LICC all decked up for the Grand Event

This convention centre is one of the largest convention centre in India and by far the only one with such a spectacular view.

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LICC is a unique conference venue Surrounded by rolling parklands and the lake. Trust me once you’re here you feel as though you have been transported to another world – even though it’s only 90 minutes away from the city of Pune.

Business events – Cocktail Parties – Conference
At LICC, a special occasion for your business won’t be like any other convention, exhibition, business event, business/corporate meetings or corporate cocktails. They make sure the space is more than just a venue to gather business professionals, giving them a break in a more natural setting.

Lavasa International Convention Centre

Lavasa International Convention Centre

Grandeur Weddings

Last but not the least for all you people out there who are looking for the perfect destination for your wedding; LICC is the place to be!

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Wedding Mandap Setup in the lake.

You can have the dream wedding you’ve always wanted right here at LICC, Lavasa, giving you a treasure trove of memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Dreams do come true at Lavasa 🙂

Contact – LICC 

[ T  ] : +91 20 6792 8000
[ F  ] : +91 20 6792 8001
[ E  ] : clientservices@licc.in
September 19, 2015 0 comment
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While most of the girls were sitting at home and crying over Shahid Kapoor’s wedding we chose to gate crash his wedding and witness all the shaadi shenanigans 😀

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July 8, 2015 3 comments
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For all those people who are passionate about food and travel, here is your chance to something fantastic!

#BloggerDreamTeam presents to you the ‘Food & Travel Carnival’. All you need to do is log on to Blogmint and submit a post related to the theme and get to be a part of Vir Sanghvi’s Dream Team. Yes ain’t that simple? Plus there are some really cool prices to be won as well.

So get a taste of stardom and go places!


Last date: June 30, 2015

10 Weekly winners to be announced for every week the contest runs

Top 11 Bloggers will get a Vir-Certified Badge of Honor and Top 3 Bloggers will win Kindle reader

 

June 25, 2015 0 comment
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Since time immemorial, Delhi has been a favoured place for green lovers and a haven for solitude lovers. Even today, when the whole city pulsates with the rhythms of modernity, you can easily find some serene sectors nestling under the amiable shades of trees. Delhi with its gardens flaunts of being one of the greenest places of tourist interest. Considering greenery seems to be the life line of our city, what better than a gastronomical delight among nature.

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Well, we are talking about the most talked about restaurant in Delhi – The Project; with spectator sleek interiors tucked from the hustle bustle – The Project – is surely a divine restaurant to look out for.

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Formerly known as Park Balluchi, this contemporary bar is situated inside the Deer Park at Haus Khas. The glass house concept recreated by Mr,Priyank Sukhija is an ideal place for a soirée.

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Ambience 

Looking onto an abundance of greenery is truly a delightful sight, even at night. With families having a good time gorging themselves on scrumptious food to youngsters swaying away to the beats of the in-house DJ while sipping onto their signature cocktails and mocktails.  – it’s definitely worth a visit!

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Food

The menu was meticulously planned featuring familiar tastes with an exotic epicurean curiosity.

From Pan Asian – Continental to our very own desi Indian cuisine; the menu was impeccable.

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OUR TAKE: Flavourful yet refined how we would rate our experience at The Project.

Don’t miss their Wood Fired Gourmet Pizza, Mozzarella Bombs, Lazeez Karela and of course the juicy Chicken Burger which was ultimate.  Dessert menu could be more elaborate but having said that nonetheless we had a great time; hence would  recommend this place to every Dilliwallah.


 

For a complete insight into the Fine dining experience at The Project click here:

The Park Balluchi  
Inside Deer Park, Hauz Khas Village,
New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone:011 2685 9369

June 22, 2015 0 comment
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Smartphones today have literally transformed our lifestyle, especially when it comes to bloggers like us because as you may know we are always on the go; hence it’s important for us to have a phone that is fab and fuss free in every aspect.

From a high res camera with an amazing battery life to some high tech features to help us  post images and articles in unique fashion.

A unique smart phone is what makes our world go round and in our opinion Phicomm’s Passion 660 is one such phone in the market which is unique in every possible way.

Have a look at the top 5 reasons which sets this phone apart from the rest:

 

1) Look

No Kidding!! This phone is definitely one of the lightest  (110 gms) device ever. Despite its large size, the phone is easy to carry around. It Looks sleek, trendy and expensive, which mind you is a plus point given that the phone is priced at  Rs 10,999/- only.

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2) Gesture Control

The Air gestures feature is one of the coolest features on this device as it  uses the front camera to detect the wave gestures. Basically one needs to put their hand in 3cm to 15cm range and use the wave gesture to operate the phone. From unlocking the device to changing songs to viewing pictures in the phone gallery – all can be controlled via gestures. Isn’t that unique?

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3) Camera

The 13-megapixel rear camera on the back of the phone and 5-megapixel on the front is certainly  a good deal for the price you paying. From wide angle selfie option to zero shutter, burst mode, sunset mode to  Anti-shake feature and a few color effects; the camera offers various options.

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4) Motion Shot

Now that we are mentioning the camera let me tell you that the phone captures great shots even while you are in motion without any disruption and that’s one of the reasons why we loved the phone.

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5) Pedometer

Last but not the least the pedometer is a feature which enables one to track how much you walk in a day and also counts the calories burnt! Set a goal and record your growth towards good health with Phicomm.

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AVAILABLE NOW EXCLUSIVELY ON AMAZON.IN 

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VERDICT:  PHICOMM truly offers a good set of specifications at an aggressive price, making it a value for money proposition.


Phicomm – Passion 660 Review with Style Coquettes

June 12, 2015 0 comment
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Ever gone to a spa and come back craving for those peculiar fragrances that make each treatment a refreshing joy? Irrespective of the fragrances or the sources of the fragrances, the smell of freshness lingers onto you long after you walk out of the spa. It calms the mind, soothes the nerves and makes us very curious about aromatherapy.

What if it could be recreated at home? Wouldn’t a whiff of rose add a touch of romance to your life? If you are doubtful, read on for our collection of tips.

 

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– The most basic step in our experience in creating a lifestyle of freshness – and a home that reflects it – is ventilation. Yes, yes, it sounds like a pain in the summer, and the dust isn’t very inviting. But it is the only way to clear out the smells that tell what masalas you used in your last meal.

– Keeping your books and clothes moth-free is another important point of note. If the walls are musty during monsoon, all the more reason to circulate air and keep things dry and odour-free.

– Adding plants to your house would also help adding freshness to the indoor environment, as they remove toxins from the air and lower temperatures.

– Finally, the tip that clinches the deal, that introduces a fresh new fragrance to an already clean house, is a good air freshener. In this matter, we like AirWick Freshmatic Automatic Spray. This incredibly convenient freshener – automatic, battery-powered with time settings to control the intensity – is a fragrance solution in a stylish bottle that looks pretty sleek in any decor. Each fragrance creates a different mood, so you can try from Mystic Sandal and Jasmine, Lavender Dew, Lemon Garden and Velvet Rose. Another noteworthy feature of the spray is that it is long-lasting, around 55 days at low intensity, so you can enjoy each fragrance at leisure.

 

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Go on, freshen it up. After all, your first impression on entering an unfamiliar house depends as much on smell as on looks!

May 24, 2015 0 comment
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No matter how old we grow, we will always be kids to our mothers. They will pamper us no end. With Mother’s Day round the corner (May 10), it’s actually time to show our mothers that we care.

Here is a guide to what you can do.

EAT | SHOP | PAMPER | LOVE

1. PAMPER– Blossom Kochhar Earth to Bottle, SHOP and SPALON 

Do not miss out on the specially created bath salts: a surprise giveaway from Blossom Kochhar Earth to Bottle! Make her day even more special by enhancing her aura with Passion, Prosperity, Intuition, Love and Vitality!

At Shop No. 1, Part 1, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi- 16

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Blossom Kochhar

 

2. EAT– Monkey Bar’s MoBox

Use this time to catch up with mum, just like old times, let the conversation flow over a meal shared, with giggles and gossip, just like you did, back in the old days! Monkey Bar joins in with you to pamper mum with some great food, with the amazing MoBox at special rates for all the moms in the house.

At Vasant Kunj and Connaught Place

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Monkey Bar

 

3. SHOP – Rena Love

Fun Fabulous Fashion for women!! Ready to Wear…XS – 3XL !!!

At 8,Main Defence Colony Market (below Amici cafe), New Delhi-24

 

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Rena Love

 

4. BEAUTY with Kama Ayurveda

Give your mom a special home facial with Kama Ayurveda’s Ayurvedic Facial Box which contains everything you need to perform your own facial with pure Ayurvedic products. Start the regime with Mridul – soap free face cleanser, a combination of herbs, cereals and pulses that gently cleanses and exfoliates.

At Kama Ayurveda store, Khan Market & DLF Place Saket or Online at www.kamaayurveda.com

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Kama Ayurveda

May 8, 2015 0 comment
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