Sunday, September 17, 2017

Where should one stay in Jordan?

Holidays are special. Roaming hand in hand with your loved one or with your little kids on shoulder, shopping in the famous markets or sipping hot coffee in the quirkiest café of the city. Holidays are meant to enjoy every bit while you are there and create beautiful memories which urge one to go on many more holidays. But the intricate part of a happy, memorable holiday is where you stay.

Whether you stay at a hotel or with a family in their home, a hostel or go for home exchange, it does have a special place in your whole trip.

Jordan, a country of culture, heritage and history offers a great deal when it comes to vacationing with friends and family or if it’s a romantic getaway. Jordan is a whole package with deep blue Red Sea to amazing Dead Sea, natural hot spring, desert, hills, monasteries, beautiful souk and lively cafes. I think apart from snow, I found literally everything in Jordan which can make for a beautiful package.

Crown Plaza, Amman

Pictures taken from hotel website
My journey started from Amman and we stayed at the Crown Plaza. It was a dimly lit, white fabric and wooden furniture based room. A huge glass window with a view to the beautiful lights of the hotel property. A place where you can have a peaceful stay with your family. The room amenities has an addition of an oil based forehead roller for a tired you. It really was a boon after a long flight followed by a whole day out for a good night’s sleep.

Places of interest: Citadel, Jerash, Rainbow Street, Royal Automobile Museum. Eat at Sufra Restaurant & Café. You can read more about what and how I explored Amman here.

Petra Guest house, Petra


My second pit stop was Petra and here we checked in to the Petra Guest House, a property literally next to the gates to Petra, the Treasury. It also had a dark, disco lights based, very Arabic themed bar “The Cave” which I feel is the guest house’s USP. The room was little small in comparison to my stay at Amman but very comfortable and I had a room with a view of “The Siq”. It was all brown; rocks and sand as well as the buildings carved in those rocks and walls.

Places of interest: Little Petra, Petra Kitchen, The Treasury, Monastery. Eat at Al Qantarah Restaurant. Also, did you know “The Treasury” is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Read here to know more about it.

Captains Desert Camp, Wadi Rum


Staying in a desert camp had always been on my wish list. I checked in the Captain’s desert camp in style and tents were a stylish ensemble in the middle of nowhere. Light coloured sand with huge rocks in sight from where we also witnessed a beautiful sunset make one Wadi Rum, the Earth’s own Mars. The stay was perfect, cold breezy night, sky full of stars, the noise of screeching desert foxes and the tent with everything so perfect. The dinner and musical night where Mohammed Ali played Oud made a perfect stay at this beautiful Bedouin Camp.

Places of Interest: Wadi Rum desert where you can go for sand dunes, camel ride and watch sunset at Al Ghuroub; seven pillars of wisdom (Jabal al-Mazmar). Have Jordanian tea at one of the Bedouin camp like restaurants. Read more about it here.

Movenpick Hotels & Resort, Aqaba


A true example of incredible hospitality & luxury. We were welcomed with a bottle of lemon and mint based juice and beautiful smiles on the faces of staff. I was in awe as I entered my room. The beautiful light coloured English interior and was full of light, the room indeed awaited us with a box full of cookies and a lovely gift. The view from my balcony was beautiful, I could also get a glimpse of Red Sea from it. The amenities were perfect. I had a great time in Jacuzzi and spent the next day early morning at their private beach of Red sea. Their staff was the best I have seen so far, and they were mostly from Philippines. When I asked them about how they find living in Jordan and working with Movenpick, they all went gaga over their Employer. When we were leaving they bid adieu with a huge smile and a very special icecream. Who says no to dessert?

Places of Interest: Go cruising in Red Sea, Al Sharif Hussein Bin Ali Mosque, Shopping at famous Aqaba market. Dinner at Royal Yacht Club. Read more about the Oasis of Jordan here.

Dead Sea Marriott Resort and Spa, Dead Sea


A name which is very famous. The chain of Marriott hotels, who doesn’t know about them. As we reached the hotel, the very first sign board was of Dead Sea and that we were 373 m below sea level. The room was beautiful and huge. Again a balcony with amazing view and private beach to Dead Sea. The way to Dead Sea was beautifully maintained, a boulevard with shrubs and bougainvillea running along. The property is amazing and a small restaurant where we had our lunch had a beautiful interior, do try Il Terrazzo if you happen to stay in Marriott.

Places of Interest: Dead Sea. Read about my experience of a lifetime here.

Ma’in Hot Springs Resort & Spa, Ma’in Hot Springs (somewhere between Dead Sea & Madaba)


Well this resort was literally in the middle of nowhere. Surrounded by huge hills and rocks and water gushing nearby. It felt that I have entered the woods. The furniture was only in wood and natural brown with hues of red and yellow color when it came to fabric and yellow lights in the room gave an impression as if I was staying in a tree house. The view from my balcony was so amazing, I could see waterfall / hot spring. The swimming pool in the resort also had hot water which was coming from the natural hot spring. At night, when we sat for our meal, to our surprise, buffet this time included a few Indian dishes as well and gajar halwa in dessert. We soon came to know that there was one Indian chef as well who had included some Indian recipes for us. I had a long chat with him and during the conversation he revealed that he hailed from Bihar and had been living in Jordan for quite some time with his family in India whom he visit only twice a year. It was our last night in Jordan and so many things Indian definitely made me feel more home sick. The stay was again perfect.

Places of Interest: On the way from Dead Sea you can see Baptism site, Bethany beyond the Jordan, Jordan River, Mt Nebo. At the resort you can enjoy Ma’in Hot Spring. Dine at the resort itself.

I am sure you will enjoy your vacation in Jordan, what are you waiting for? Go for a holiday like never before.

P.S. 
- This travelogue was originally posted on The Brown Scooter.
- All pictures are taken by me accept otherwise mentioned.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Essense&Co. Lemon & Verbena Combo Kit: Review

Essense&Co. Lemon & Verbena Combo Kit


This range of Essense&Co. Lemon & Verbena by Oriflame has 3 products in its kitty viz. Body wash, Hand wash and Body & Hand Lotion.
I have been using Body wash and Lotion for some time now and believe me it's just so amazing. Not only the fragrance even the feel of it so soft and refreshing.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

What Kitty Did: Book Review



Set in Delhi winters, it is the story of Kitty and her adventures or rather say misadventures in life till she get that jolt for a future so beautiful after that. 

Kitty is synonymous to all the troubles she walks with, inviting them in wherever she goes. Her love life is trouble so is her paycheck, well peanuts. Her hair is struggle so is her drinking problem. She says she ain't alcoholic but seem so. To top it off, her pushy mother has set her up with a gorgeous but stuck-up guy who is sending her mixed signals. 

When a diplomat’s celebrity wife, Roxy Merchant, falls dead during dinner at their posh central Delhi bungalow, Kitty’s boss gives her a chance to write a profile piece (fashion piece) with a hint of promotion. As she works on her article, Kitty realizes there’s more to Roxy Merchant’s death. She’s on to something big, and it can, perhaps, change her current life forever. But Kitty also has a knack for bungling things up majorly.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Love Potion Body Spray: Review

Love Potion Body Spray



Cast your spell and leave him intoxicated. The Love Potion range by Oriflame speak seduction. The said range has three products viz. Love Potion Body Spray, Love Potion Eau de Parfum and Love Potion Perfumed Body Cream. 

I started using Love Potion Body Spray just a week back. It has that matte like feel with sweet, spicy and woody notes. On taking notice one may get confused with chocolaty feel in terms of fragrance.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Memories chasing butterflies Eau de Toilette: Review



A 30 ml travel friendly bottle which you can easily carry in your hand baggage while traveling in air, you need not check it in the luggage. Such a Relief!

It is a cute little bottle and comes in 3 fragrances under the brand Memories by Oriflame viz. Memories daydreaming in a hammock, Memories chasing butterflies and Memories flirting under fireworks.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

An offbeat trail to Phaltan

Have you ever fancied taking off to a place which you never knew had ever existed? An offbeat trail, somewhere near to the nature yet in the middle of nowhere? If not, this is the time you should try that out. Offbeat places have a sense of mystery around them, which make them appealing and yes exotic. Phaltan is one such place. Ever heard about it? No? Even I had not until last year when my friend told me about his adventurous getaway to Phaltan. I wanted to visit this place since then till I got the chance very recently. 


A fortnight back I was in Phaltan and was hosted by Jakson Inns, India’s first three star LEED GREEN platinum rated hotel. As they say looks can be deceptive and Jakson Inns which sends vibe of being a Business Hotel is in fact much more then that. It also promotes environmental and cultural friendly tourism.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The Demon Hunter of Chottanikkara: Book Review


Chottanikkara, a small village in Kerala was a Land of hardworking villagers, their Amme “Devi”, Ugra, Garuda and demons. Every time the demons came out to disturb the peace of the village, Devi would charge out on her lion, Ugra to free the villagers from those creeps by slaying those demons ruthlessly. She was a warrior and invincible till the beast which was so different and strong, merciless who wouldn't leave a trail came to Chottanikkara, a Brahma Rakshasa. Devi should find another way because this Brahma Rakshasa is not easy to defeat and not in the same way she used to slay other demons. But how shall she get her village and the mankind rid of that new demon?

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

The Unspoken Village at LoC



Merely a km away from Pakistan, I saw a mosque with green dome there

It stayed by the River Shingu upright, 

Left me wondering how life would be on the other side.


It was an early morning in the breezy Kargil, only 6 when we started towards the unspoken village "Hunderman". 

11 km from Kargil, the curvaceous roads to the mountains with River Suru (Suru in India originating from Noor Kund glacier, Shingu in Pakistan) at its feet flowing free and unbound with heavy crests and troughs took me by surprise at every turn of road. It was quite a delightful morning for me and I was stuck by a feel of Dejavu. Way back in 2006 I had visited Wagah border and now once again I was going to be so near border, it was surreal and so dream like.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Oriflame Pure Colour Nail Polish Mini: Review

Oriflame Pure Colour Nail Polish Mini


Oriflame Pure Colour Nail Polish Mini is a collection of 15 Pure Colour nail polishes by Oriflame viz Trendy Nude - 30795, Pink Crush - 30796, Hot Fuschia - 30797, Classic Red - 30798, Mauve Mirage - 30799, Bronzed Brown - 30801, Burgundy Wine - 30802, Midnight Blue - 30803, Serene Green - 30804, Marine Blue - 30805, Coral Red - 33072, Intense Pink - 33073, Ruby Pink - 33074, Coral Orange - 33075 and Peach Pink - 33078, colours for every mood. I have 10 from the whole collection and they are vivid, pure finish, shiny and no fuss.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Himalaya #4FabulousHair Range: A Review


I have long hairs and sometimes I get the urge to get them cut and get some style done but then I remember my mum's non approval of the same and I don't do it and then after two days I thank myself for remembering her words at the right time and not getting my hair shorter at whim because I love my tresses.

But with time, change of places, water, weather, pollution and stress the hair strength has reduced leading to hair fall and I get really worried, the volume has gone. In today's world when food (which give nutrition) is adulterated, there is so much stress about every damn thing and so much pollution, it is difficult to maintain hair and keep them healthy as well.

Friday, July 21, 2017

A dream which will never see the light of day

A dream which will never see the light of day


I am not sure if i can call myself a real fan of Linkin Park because I don't know all their songs by heart nor I know all their albums, but my favorites include songs by them; be it Numb, In the End, What I've done, Leave out all the rest and a few more.

It was my college days when I heard "In the End" for the first time and there was no looking back. They are the reason I started loving English music and then started to listen it profoundly, so much, that my playlist is now 90% English.

Seeing them to perform #Live was on my wishlist, a "dream"; I am heartbroken but guess In The End it Doesn't Even Matter!

RIP Chester Bennington


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Why Ladakh?


Jullay!

Ask any true traveler and Ladakh will be on the top of their list. 

The breathtaking landscape, cold breeze, unadulterated blue sky, whitewashed stupas, colorful fluttering prayer flags, picturesque gompas (Tibetan monasteries), the humming sound of praying wheels & bells, rustic mountains, green patches in between, beautiful lakes, snow capped peaks, cold desert and warmth of Ladakhis in this land of two seasons, cold and extreme cold; Ladakh is full of contrasts. It is nestled between the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram mountain ranges (does these words ring a bell? School days? Geography?). 

I had been planning to go and experience this untouched, undisputed beautiful destination with my buddies since I graduated but guess the time was never right, until I visited it last month with 23 beautiful strangers. Strangers or friends, alone or as a couple; one should visit Ladakh at least once in their lifetime. Here are a few reasons which will sure sweep your feet off!


Sunday, July 09, 2017

Altitude Sickness: Tips, Tricks and Hacks


Julley!
It's been almost a week that I am back from the trip of my dreams i.e. "Road trip to Ladakh" but can't get over it yet. So much so that, even yesterday in my dream I saw myself somewhere in the mountains enjoying the "hailstorm". In fact when I open social media, I see people either posting pictures of their Ladakh trip or planning one. June to September being peak season for this trip, this year it's been most touristy. During my trip, I even heard that the tourists during this year (till now) have almost matched the population of the region Ladakh.

With anyone and everyone wanting to go to Ladakh, my stance is that one should not visit a place under any kind of peer pressure. The first and foremost step in wanting to go to Ladakh is to make sure that your body is ready for it as much as your heart and mind.

Friday, July 07, 2017

A memoir by Ruskin Bond

LOOKING FOR THE RAINBOW  my years with Daddy

RUSKIN  BOND

On his 83rd birthday, its a memoir by Ruskin Bond of the two years he spent with his father and it is an emotional read. 


As he said in his book, When we are small we need someone to hold our hand in the dark.
So true. As kids we are so dependent & we do look upon our parents to hold us, to save us from dark.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Vivacity Body Lotion: Review

Vivacity Body Lotion


An amazing product by Oriflame. It not only live up to its name and smells heavenly but also keep your skin moisturized the whole day.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

How about a trip to Treasure Island

Monsoon has just arrived and Mumbaikars who have been waiting for the first drop of the year are now planning their monsoon getaways. It is well-known that when it comes to a short yet beautiful holiday we look towards Lonavala - Khandala. No wonder these two places are most crowded during monsoon. They are nearby Mumbai and scenic but with ever increasing crowd it is necessary that the holiday is still memorable and full of fun.

Human beings always look forward to something new and there are certain places which offers everything on their menu from new to adventurous, fun to classy. There are so many hotels in Lonavala which you can book suiting your taste. During one such research on hotels in lonavala, I was struck upon by Treasure Island Resort, the name spike my interest further and I wanted to know only more about it.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Alive in Dead

As I lie down on my back, eyes closed
There ain't any worry or chaos, no more.

I was high on this beauty of Nature
Went in trance as I laid in wonder.

Felt contained, attained solace & everything rhymed
I had not felt Alive in Dead, before this time.



P.S. To read more about my stint in Jordan. click here.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Postcards from Dead Sea

Dead Sea, the sea where you can float  
...& my journey continued from the beautiful Red Sea.




A sea which isn’t Sea, where one cannot drown and is nature’s living miracle which is actually dead, it’s Dead Sea. I have always wanted to visit this beautiful creation on Earth. Being a non-swimmer it was a dream because I had read that one cannot drown in this and nothing can beat relaxing on the water bed.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

House of Cards, A political Drama - Season 5 Episode 1: Review


I am a big fan of American sitcoms and always on the lookout for the one. From past few days House of Cards have been doing rounds on social media and that's when I remembered that last year my colleague had suggested me about it. House of Cards is an American Political Drama web television series.

Politics is something I had never been a fan of but this reason it self got me interested and I put House of Cards on my watch list. 

Yesterday when I downloaded Netflix, as you can say destiny, House of Cards came as one of the first in the list wherein you have to pick your interest areas. I then watched the first episode of much talked about the season 5 of the TV series. I know I should have started from the first season but then I played by chance. I wanted to know what is all the fuss about.

It was gripping without doubt. Started with Claire speaking in to the camera and ended with Frank doing the same with the same intention but oozing out different emotion. Man! He is a killer.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The One Lip sensation Matte Mousse: Review

The One Lip sensation Matte Mousse - Satin Rose


As the name goes, it is sensational and does remind me of the poem:
Chubby cheeks, ... Rosy lips...

I love "The One" collection by Oriflame and this product is the new one in my collection. Lasts for almost a day, it gives a smooth and matte like finish. 

This Light-as-air liquid lipstick with a smooth, velvety finish comes in 10 stunning full-coverage shades that go the distance. I too dig for matte & velvety finish and had never been a fan of too much shine. This one is for you if you too like the look of class. Infused with comforting and conditioning ingredients so lips stay quenched. The collection is guaranteed to cause lip envy. 

I got Satin rose which is a beautiful colour and also adds to the mystery of beautiful face if one has a dusky color skin.

Ingredients
RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, TALC, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, NYLON-12, SILICA, MICA, STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE, PARAFFIN, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ISOCETETH-10, PARFUM, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA, PROPYLPARABEN, BHT, POLYETHYLENE, TOCOPHEROL, CI 15850, CI 77891, CI 45410, CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 45380, CI 19140, CI 42090

Rating
4.5 / 5

Go for it!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

50 cups of coffee

The woes and throes of finding Mr. Right.

The book talks about how in real life arranged dating works and in India. Dating is an undeniably daunting task, especially when you are looking for the real deal to settle down with.

When Dia, a 30-something woman, signs up on a dating website for people looking to get married, she realizes just how delightful, vexing, amusing and befuddling looking for the perfect husband can be. Based on her real-life experiences, this book is not a guide to dating, but rather a delightful collection of meeting potential partners, epiphanies about them and soul-searching questions that will make you see relationships without your rose-tinted glasses of love.

Highlight of the book.

For me there were there moments or you may say arguments put by the other when book truly took my heart away and them yeah any one can relate to easily and are so hilarious as well.

One, when the Author said, "First, The indignity of searching of a man and secondly, on the internet. Obviously, the universe is getting some cheap, cheap thrills."
It did remind me of Cheap Thrills by Sia and I immediately put that on my playlist.

Two, when she said, "You could sue me in a feminist court for saying this, but more often than not, unless the man is really keen on having the relationship, it simply won't happen. ... The simple truth hasn't changed in a million years.
Man no come out of cave =  Man no like girl."
Well, I totally agree. Its still a man's world no matter. A pity yet real deal we ain't able to ward off.

There and I guess the one happening every single one is facing at their home, "Come good ole thirty five and its the reverse. 'Damn happiness, just get a man', seems to be the common refrain from all quarters."
But why is what I fail to understand.

Nonetheless, the book gives you some interesting anecdotes.

Enjoy reading this 197 pages book by Khushnuma Daruwala and is worth INR 250.

Rating.

3 / 5. Its good but gets little boring in between but is full of real life anecdotes.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

My Manicure Kit: a Review


This product is kind of great deal to me. I am an avid traveler and love to explore new places and indulge in some adventure. Sometimes a trip is full of luxuries while in some cases its dust, dirt but still lot of fun. 

I can't really deal with dirty hands or fingers and nails. I need them clean and clear all the time but traveling makes it difficult specially when I am on the road. 

This little bundle of joy helps me attain neat, clean and clear hands. I am loving this "The ONE Manicure Kit". Its mere Rs.599 and is a keeper. The packaging is cool light purple colour which gives a royal touch to it.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Say No To Child Marriage

Credit: Indian Legal System
World today is full of hypocrites, be it India or any other country, be it a small issue or as big as child marriage. We are the age of Gen Y still so behind the time. 


In India according to Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) 2006, the legal age of marriage is 18 years for girls and 21 for boys but as per statistics 49% of the girls get married before the age of 18 years and the states which have maximum such cases are Bihar and Rajasthan. It’s shameful that in a progressive and democratic country like India, this is still happening and more disgraceful is that the day like Akshay Tritiya is mostly the chosen date to commit such crime. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Oasis of Jordan

“Not only the thirsty seek the water, the water as well seeks the thirsty.” 
― Jalaluddin Rumi





The significance of Red and Dead Sea is incomplete without the people who admire it and the tourist circuit in Jordan is incomplete without watching the waves at these two beautiful creations of mother earth. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Matheran At A Glance: What to see and where to stay

Hi Friends!

While doing my research on Matheran, I had made two sheets viz. "At a Glance" for the places / spots to cover and on various hotels' location as well. 

I am sure you have already read about my stint at Matheran. If not, click here to know more about the suitcase I brought from Matheran filled with beautiful memories and spooky experiences. Least to mention lot of shopping stuff as well.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

बना परिंदा (Bana parinda)



एक था राही, एक थी उसकी कहानी
एक रास्ता और एक ही मंज़िल


उसे मिला एक परिंदा राह में,
उड़ चला जो खुले आसमां में

Sunday, April 09, 2017

My first experience with IGP.com

Gifts don't need any particular occasion instead when you share your love and happiness, show the gesture of love & respect and exchange gifts, that becomes an occasion. Like love has no language, gifts don't need any reason to be exchanged.



I recently came to know about an online gifts store "IGP.com" and when I started browsing it, I became more and more ecstatic. I totally loved the collection. But its the site it self which captivated me. A huge collection which is categorized so beautifully. They have gifts by recipients and occasion, gifts by product category, personalized gifts and then flowers & Cakes. They also have age categories, which is brilliant. 


About IGP.com
As per the IGP.com, it is one of India’s largest online gifts store specializing in gifts for all ages and occasions. It was established in 2001 and thus counts as one of the oldest gifts' portal as well. As the site claims and even as per my experience it did feel like one of the largest and most experienced online gifting company in India.

What to buy in Matheran

Coming Soon!

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Love in the Pink City: the book review


A month back I got this book, "Love in the Pink City", written by a mere 19 year old girl, Gautami Shankar but I just couldn't read it then as I had other books in line to finish with first. I kept telling "Love in the Pink City", aap katar mein hain, please wait. But, I should have read it sooner. 

Its like those nice and simple Romantic Movies' story with a twist which keeps you hanging on to it and enjoy the whole plot. Beautifully told by the author that I can give a go by to a few editorial mistakes. I think it can be used as screenplay of a Bollywood Movie as well with some more twists and little improvement. Loved reading "Love in the Pink City".

The story background:

Stella Lawrence is a classic workaholic - she is the head of one of the top business consulting firms in New York, she spends long hours in the company of her projects, and she loves every minute of it. But being a workaholic has its own difficulties - she has no time for family or friends, and she definitely doesn't have time for love, especially since she had her heart broken in the worst way possible. Little did she know that her life was going to go through a complete transformation when a project brings her to Jaipur to work with the royal family, no less. 

Prince Raghav Singh Rathore is the definition of tall, dark, and handsome - with a dash of brooding intensity and disarming charm. He finally has the chance to prove himself worthy of his family's legacy and he had to hire the best of the business - Stella Lawrence - for things to be absolutely perfect. However, someone is determined to sabotage Prince Raghav's plans, and in the process the royal family as well. Amidst family politics, betrayal, blackmail, and conspiracies, Stella and Raghav are about to find out that love finds one in the unlikeliest of places indeed.

Fact file:

Title: Love In The Pink City
Author: Gautami Shankar
Publisher: The Write Place
ISBN: 819326679X
EAN: 9788193266793
Binding: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 243
Language: English
Price: Rs.299

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Go for it!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Tata Tigor: An experiential Review


Last weekend I along with a group of bloggers were invited to be a part of the "Unveiling of Tata Tigor" at Hyatt Andaz, Delhi. 

A Stylish Afternoon



In the two days event, day 1 started in a very stylish way at 1AQ where all bloggers gathered and connected over food and drinks. Highlight of the afternoon was the session with Mr. Amey who depending on our personalities was gifting perfumes to all the participants and also gave us a little insight into the history of them. We were also given our personality dependent styles at the Tata Tigor Style Studio e.g. Retro, Classic etc.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A weekend in Matheran: My first trip of 2017

11.03.2017
It was a new morning, the birds had not started to chirp but the morning made sense. It was going to be my first trip of 2017. I started early morning from my house at 5.30 am and reached Neral around 08:30 hrs. Looking forward to my first toy train journey, my two pals and I reached the station but to our dismay the trains were not running due to technical issues. Nonetheless, we clicked some pictures with the train which was standing still on the tracks without engine. 

My spirits were already high as I could make the first trip of 2017 happen after 3 cancelled trips. 

We took a taxi from Neral to Matheran and reached the Matheran parking by around 10:00 hrs. Since Matheran is a non-vehicle zone, you have to move on your foot or hire a horse to venture ahead inside the beautiful hill station.

Monday, March 13, 2017

A ‘Trip’ You Don’t Want to Miss

I have lived in Goa which is famous for its Sun, Sand & Sea for 5 years and have visited twice after leaving it for job in Mumbai but never had visited Morjim Beach which is famous for being a nesting and hatching habitat of the Olive ridley sea turtle, an endangered species. 

Recently when I heard about the "Trip", a resto-bar situated in the Morjim Beach, I couldn't stop myself from researching more on it and the beach, which makes me want to visit Goa pretty soon and Trip is on my foodie wish list too. 



Why do I wanna visit Trip? 

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

So fever Her Eau de Parfum: A review


Smell's quite overwhelming and is provocative like some sweet spices from a long lost city. Its actually a seductive blend of crisp blackcurrant, sultry sweet sandalwood and untamed Ginger Flower, enveloping the wearer in a fiery warmth. That's true. I applied a little behind my ears and the warmth was first surprising but then felt amazing. 

The amazing lady like bottle took my heart away when I first saw it. The liquid is very light brown gives an impression of diluted whisky. I loved the bottle and the compact design which is handy and best for on the go bag. It is a 50 ml bottle and since it doesn't wear off easily, So Fever is here to play long innings.

Its tantalizing smell don't let you forget to have a good time. An aura is created, you may feel like you are in a bubble the whole time. I liked the smell and other features of it but I am a lover of something soft and soothing and considering that "So fever" as I said was quite overwhelming for me. 

Ingredients
ALCOHOL DENAT., AQUA, PARFUM, BENZYL SALICYLATE, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, LIMONENE, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, GERANIOL, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, LINALOOL, COUMARIN, ISOEUGENOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, CITRONELLOL, CITRAL, PHENOXYETHANOL, CI 19140, CI 16035

Pros
1. Beautiful bottle
2. Seductive tone of fragrance
3. Sweet spices like feel all day

Cons 
1. If you ain't a fan of sweet spice like fragrance which embraces you with warmth then you may probably won't want to try it but still I would say try it once.
2. Little pricey.

Price
INR 2699 for 50ml bottle

Final Verdict
4 / 5

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Kalaghoda Arts Festival: A Photo Essay

2017
Why is it called so?

The Kala Ghoda festival, organised by Kala Ghoda Association (a non-profit organization formed on 30th October 1998 with the objective of maintaining and preserving the heritage and art district of South Mumbai) is named after the blackish equestrian statue of Edward VII. 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

A page from a girl's life


Life is a journey as they say, first station being the place where we are born or it starts may be much before that. We don't know where we are born or what we are born into till we reach up to a certain age. Also, it lot depends upon the kind of environment we are living in that decides on the kind of journey we are going to lead before reaching the final destination.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Child in Me: A fun-filled Indiblogger event

It was that time again when Indiblogger was having a Bloggers Meet in Mumbai. It was happening after a long time and I was excited, more for the fact that it was in collaboration with Berger Paints India.


Paints, colours, imagination and creativity

Life is boring without colours so is a house. Without right colours and energy a house can look empty and dull. 
When we hear about colours and painting, we get excited, the kid in us comes back kicking and the creativity streak already starts painting the town red. But to paint a house, as interesting as it sounds, is no easy business. It involves a lot of time, energy and pain. Today, no one has that time and want their things to be done pretty fast and without any hassles. This indiblogger meet was all about that, getting the child in us back; let us imagine & paint and change the way we paint our home.