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.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

AFRIKA BURN 2017 : Part 2


Here is the second part of my epic AFRIKA BURN experience. Please read the first part (previous post) to get my flow.

The remaining days went by in a blur of bliss. There was much to do, much to witness, much to experience. Visiting neighbouring camps, where the people of the camp would host communal meals, drinks & desserts and other fun group activities. The days were vibrant under the blue skies and at night this arid desert turned into a playground of lights. It is exquisitely breathtaking! The artworks lit up and everyone is in crazy costumes adorned with lights. The music gets louder!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

AFRIKA BURN 2017 : Part 1


I went to Afrika Burn this year. It was my first time and i would proudly say that i happily survived it and enjoyed every moment of it. Here’s my story about how i got there and what went on for the 5 days i was there. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

JAGUAR - The Art Of Performance Tour



I was beyond thrilled when I first heard that I was chosen to cover the launch of Jaguar’s The Art of Performance Tour in India. I would consider myself a driving enthusiast, as I blindly get excited to get behind the wheel at any chance I get. Now, getting behind a Jaguar’s wheel? Well, just let the story roll.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Beach Bum - Ko Pha Ngan


I know this post was long overdue, as many of you wanted to know about my stay in Ko Phangan.
I stayed on this beautiful island for 10 days so i am sure i can give you guys a lot of tips for this destination. 

Here goes... 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

ONLYXGarfield - So Not Amused


Springing into action to get to my summer body goals! I have promised myself to hit the gym everyday, eat healthy and stay active. But there are times i get super busy with work and shoots, and yes lazy most times to get off my ass and hit it. At those times i do believe you need something to motivate yourself somehow. For me a cool new workout outfit, new shoes or new music on my iPod also helps me look forward to hit that workout. So i grabbed some new workout wear, like this super cute ONLYXGarfield crop top from KOOVS and now i am so excited to wear it out for my workouts. Hehe! 

Monday, February 27, 2017

STRIPES ON : OOTD


They never really go out of style, but this season stripes were everywhere, in multicolors that conjured moods preppy, sporty, even elegant. It goes without saying that stripes are a classic when it comes to patterns, but recently we've noticed a complete makeover in the stripe world, and it's really good. Instead of garments with just one stripe color in just one width, the pattern has taken on colors that are way brighter, as well as variations of widths that are more eye-catching.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Abstract Indo Western


Dressing up has become probably one of the strongest expression for women today. They wear their mind. Experimenting with cuts, drapes, silhouettes forms and different styles comes easy to her. The concept of INDO WESTERN has been a fashion norm for a real long time now. We all love the EAST MEETS WEST philosophy in our clothing as it definitely makes for a more trendy and comfortable style statement.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

OOTD - Fishnet Obsession


Crushing on fishnets a little too much and you can clearly see it in my recent INSTAGRAM outfits. Apart from just fishnet leggings i wanted a top as well and to my delight i found the perfect one during my recent shopping spree. This outfit totally reflects my style hands down. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Vigour Kart : Food For The Soul by Fedora Fernandes


Eating healthy has always been one of my top priorities. However, its easier said than done. Many people avoid eating more than one meal a day in order to maintain a constant weight. I guess it'd be safe to say that a lot of my blog readers feel the same. Got to have the right figure, for that right outfit! People look to innumerable diet plans in order to maintain a healthy body and lifestyle. But, truth be told its chaos when it comes to actually following a strict dietary regimen. 
It is rather more important to eat healthy and add various nutrients into our body for nourished skin and hair and also better functioning of your body in the long run.  

And what about that 'sweet tooth’? 
Does dieting and eating healthy means to completely eliminate sweets from your diet?
NOPE!

That’s where 'Vigour Kart’ comes to the rescue!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Savannah by OCM - Indo-Western For The Modern Woman


At a time that the western hemisphere was infusing elements of Indian clothing - fashion pioneers in India were doing just the same incorporating classic silhouettes from European & American Fashion. This amalgamation of trends carried through the 1980s, 1990s and in the 2000s.

Among all the items for Indian ethnicity, the 'kurta' and/or 'kurti', and the 'salwar kameez' have adapted to this fusion of cultures with a welcome embrace. Designers and patrons alike, love the 'mash-up', exhibiting an array of prints, patterns, embroidery and embellishments.

OCM, one of India’s largest fabric manufacturers, has transformed to cater to the needs of the modern Indian woman. 
And now, they're unraveling a new women's wear line - 'Savannah'.