Saturday, July 22, 2017

LODHA BELMONDO


A home for every weekend.

Wouldn’t it be great to get out of the city, escape over the weekend and rejuvenate yourself?
After a stressful week, all you want to do is to relax and unwind. What better place to do it than in a serene pool, with a cup of coffee, surrounded by greenery and enjoying a conversation with the one who is closest to you. It may seem like a dream but it could be a reality. If you agree with me then it’s time for you to go and get yourself a weekend home.

Only a short drive from Pune, Lodha Belmondo is 100 acres of a beautiful property, to which my feeble words probably won’t do justice.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Signal Hill Cape Town

Photo by Mikhail

Cape Town has been on my travel bucket list since a very long time and why not? Cape Town has it all : beaches, mountains, harbours and a laid back yet vibrant city life. The city is spread out from the foot of the magnificent ‘Table Mountain’ to the beautiful pristine beaches. A city you will be talking about for months to everyone you meet as you take back so much visual beauty in your memory. This was Surf's and my first time in Cape Town and we just couldn't get enough. 

Meeting Mikhail was truly one of the great things that happened on my visit to Afrika Burn 2017. Not only is he an amazing photographer, but also a most gracious host. Keeping to his words, he showed us around Cape Town and all its sights & splendours. Continuing our shoot from Bo-Kapp we drove up to Signal Hill.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Le blanc c'est chic


Le Blanc c'est chic!
I spent a day at the luxurious property of JW Marriott Hotel in Pune the other day and nothing matches luxury than an elegant all white minimalist look. The hotel property is very picturesque, especially the poolside with lined palm trees and breezy open spaces. I could definitely spend the whole day lounging here. Also the luxe rooms on the executive floor has a stunning view of the city from the huge glass window. J'adore! Does make for a perfect luxurious stay to relax and unwind. 

Shoes can make or break your outfit, and with so many options to choose from, the styling possibilities are endless. The unique footwear trend has been dubbed by Vogue as the "nothing shoes," and it has quickly become the It style of the season. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

BO-KAAP by Mikhail Motala


Tucked away under the slopes of Signal Hill, formerly known as the Malay Quarter, this bright and colourful neighbourhood has a rich Cape Malay culture with roots as old as Cape Town itself. The Brightly colored homes and romantic cobble stoned streets of Bo-Kaap are just fascinating and so dramatically different from the rest of Cape Town.

I met Mikhail for the first time at Afrika Burn and we instantly hit it off. As he is a photographer based in Cape Town, he promised to show us around the city and a photoshoot was inevitable. 
Bo-Kaap was our first stop. 
Just the bright colors of Bo-Kaap put us all in a good mood and we spent about an hour walking though the lovely lanes of this neighbourhood. Here i am sharing some of the amazing captures by Mikhail.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Gadget Talk : The OPPO F3 Black Version


I am sure you already know that OPPO is the official sponsor of Team India and the big news is that OPPO is cheering for Team India, this cricketing season with the all new ‘Black Version’ of OPPO F3.

OPPO has been my favorite mid range smartphone for a long time now and now the Black Version has just added another star to the fame.

The camera phone brand OPPO, has launched a new version of the OPPO F3 - a new Black look. I personally love the matte black finish as it exudes a classic and elegant look. Keeping fashion in perspective black is always considered the most aristocratic color. Black goes well along with everything, it is an essential 'Must Have' color from the palette for anybody's closet. I believe that the OPPO F3 in black is more than a phone, it is the perfect fashion accessory to complete one's look. And the fact that it has matte finish only further proves what I say, because there's nothing more classy and sophisticated than subtlety.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Little Hair Salon, Pune


Tucked away in the cute and quaint neighbourhood of Viman Nagar, Pune, is a cozy salon, perfect for all the beauty needs.
The Little Hair Salon.

Founded by the awesome duo of sisters, Shweta Goyal and Shilpi Verma, their salon provides the perfect de-stress setup in Pune. 

The 'Sister-hood' is a duo of independent, smart, strong, fun and beauty. Shweta received her training at the the L'Oreal Professional International Hairdressing Academy (Mumbai) and holds the Winner's title at Tigi Hair Heroes 2016 (Category - Glamour). Shilpi comes with an in-depth understanding of the corporate world and today she is a professional make-up artist. She has trained under the brilliance of Cory Walia and Samer Khouzami and her portfolios amounts to 200+ happy brides, not counting her regular clients and daily walk-ins.