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EXCLUSIVE BRIDAL COLLECTION AT BHARATJI

Hey Loves,

Every girl dreams of a fairy-tale wedding in which she is a regal bride, wearing that quintessential bridal gold necklace around her neck, striking the perfect balance between elegance and sophistication. I know the wedding season is round the corner and we all might be busy shopping for a friend’s wedding or our own.

Jewellery always adds to your persona. That is why it’s important to have a piece of versatile jewellery from every category. A dainty bracelet, a pair of gold bangles, a piece of statement jewellery, fancy dangles, a remarkable diamond ring, a pair of daily wear ear studs and traditional jhumkas.

This wedding season, be an exemplary bride by choosing contemporary and graceful necklace designs.

I recently visited a store BHARATJI Since 1975 (1-3, Pariseema Annexe, Lal Bungalow Cross Roads, Samartheshwar Mahadev Rd, Ellisbridge- Ahmedabad)

Bharatji Since 1975 is a young and vibrant brand that carves exclusive jewels inspired by customer’s stories. Golden hues, textured walls, antique crystal chandeliers, and warm lights adorn Bharatji’s newly done-up store, where buyers can feast their eyes ad infinitum on their timeless, classical pieces.

The gems and jewellery experts at Bharatji carefully select each piece for purity and brilliance before it’s handed over to the craftsmen, who painstakingly fashion out a dazzling ornament from a piece of stone.

Each bespoke article that they painstakingly craft is a piece de resistance- hand-cut, inlayed, polished and put together with passionate care and ultimate precision. They are jewellers who provide you with the best of the best in bridal, wedding or designer jewellery.

Their jewellery is crafted with superior materials and inspected for exceptional quality standards. We’re confident that you won’t find a better diamond or a piece of jewellery than what we offer at Bharatji. Every product is designed with a high-quality finish, keeping in mind the taste, style and personal preference of the customer.

Bharatji (Earlier known as Chamunda Jewellers) is synonymous with trust and quality. I was certainly astonished by their warm welcome. The moment I stepped in I was really awestruck with the designs and collection. Their designs are to die for.

I couldn’t control my excitement to try out their latest Bridal Collection which has both the elegance of Gold and Diamond into it.  Let me share some of my Favourite Collections from the store.

THE SHEER ELEGANCE

As beautiful as the name, this necklace is an ornament which can be passed down from generation to generation as a family legacy. Magnificently hand-crafted, this remarkable diamond necklace design stars brilliant cut diamonds in a contemporary indo-western pattern.

Pair it up with any outfit, be it bridal wear or party wear, I am sure its eye- catchy!!

THE VINTAGE KUNDAN NECKLACE

This colossal necklace is a royal masterpiece. The vintage Kundan necklace adds drama and poise to every bride’s jewellery box with intricate uncut diamonds, rubies, and emeralds set in a traditional and timeless Kundan style. The heavy duty necklace immediately transports you to ancient India giving you the feel of being a powerful and fearless regal empress.

THE PETAL NECKLACE

This quintessential jewellery of a traditional bride is inspired by the ornaments used to bedeck gods. Be a south Indian enchantress with the intricate traditional motif, scintillating rubies and splendid emeralds embedded in pure yellow gold, which keeps you devoted to your conservative roots. The colossal nature of this custom made necklace strikes a stunning contrast on the simple and muted south Indian bridal saree. Pair this spectacular piece with our custom-made traditional temple jumkas and relish the spotlight like a monarchical queen.

Hope you all loved the collection. Can’t wait to visit the store again and share more pictures and their new collection with you all.

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Love, XOXO

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KERASTASE EXPERIENCE – FT. ENRICH SALON

Hey Loves,

How have you been? Preparing yourself for the season of Navratri right? I know the hustle of looking good, prepping your hair and skin right and a lot more things going on in your mind.

No more worries-  I have got a perfect solution for this season pre and post both. Salons are our perfect partner right? Recently visited to a newly opened Salon in the town. I am sure a lot of you might have heard about it.

Enrich Salon – In a decade and a half, they have emerged as Mumbai’s largest unisex salon chain with branches in Ahmedabad, Baroda, Bangalore, Pune and now in Surat.

 

I couldn’t stop my excitement when I heard its finally opening in my city at Shop no L-5/6, Anjan Shalaka Apartments, Opp Jain Mandir, La Bungalow, Athwalines, Surat. They are known for our focus on training, customer focus, service consistency and quality standards.

Surat recently became the sixth city in the country and the third in Gujarat (after Ahmedabad and Vadodara) to have an Enrich Salon. And in a couple of weeks, it will have a second salon as well!

Discerning customers of Surat will now have the whole range of hair, skin and body services from the chain that’s been awarded the Best Salon Chain Award in the West, for years in a row!  

Monsoon has trolled over the condition of my hair. So, after the consultation with the hair expert at enrich salon, I opted for ‘KERASTASE EXPERIENCE RITUAL’.

KERASTASE EXPERINCE RITUALS

Kérastase reveals its Hair Beauty Rituals for in-depth & sublime hair transformation. This tailor-made programmed starts with a hair beauty consultation with a Kérastase Stylist. Following your consultation, a personalized 3 step ritual will be recommended to meet your hair care needs & desires. Each gesture is designed to offer a unique beauty experience in 3 steps: Bathe, Treat, Texturise.

I was advised for this service by the Salon expert Mr. Jay Surti as my hair have become totally dry and damaged.

  1. Bathe

The Diagnosis starts with a questionnaire followed by an analysis of your hair and scalp with a magnifier. My perennial problem is of dry hair and an occasional dandruff resulting from this dryness. I was advised the “Smoothing Ritual”, a nourishing ritual, meant for dry, frizzy hair.

The “Bathing” is the shampooing, which thankfully did not turn out to be a nightmare as it often does for me, with water trickling down my back. Comfortable seats, water at optimum temperature and all is neatly done – hair wrapped and you are ready to start

  1. Treat

Then comes the primary component of the Ritual – “Treatment” of the hair. A small fancy looking glass bottle, consisting of a concentrated dose of what your hair needs is taken, cap is replaced with a spritzer cap and the dose applied to your hair from root to tips. In my case it was the orange colored cap again meant for dry, frizzy hair. Once the dose is applied, it is followed by a deep conditioning masque. Once that is applied comes the luxurious, relaxing massage lasting about 10-15 minutes…

  1. Texturise

Finally the “Texturise” part. The masque is rinsed off and thankfully no water dripping down the back again. Then comes the blow-dry. While after other hair spas you are advised not to get a blow-dry, with a Kerastase Hair Ritual a blow-dry is an integral part of the process as the Kerastase products are activated by heat.

The results, needless to say, depend to a great extent on the original condition of your hair. If you have totally fried, damaged and ruined hair, don’t expect a miracle in one sitting. When they assess your hair at the beginning, they will advise you a certain number of sittings to achieve the result you desire. Thereafter, probably a hair ritual once a month is what you will be advised along with a home care regimen.

EXPERINCE WITH ENRICH SALON

The overall experience was amazing. Stunned by their space services and products.

So, after the above service, you can clearly see the picture of my happy and volumnised hair. The Staff was super friendly, well trained and quick in their services. All the staff was trained and humble.

The salon also offers other services with a membership card as well. The Kerastase has 20 % off on all its services only at enrich salon.

Can’t wait to be their prime member and avail all amazing services. Do drop a visit soon loves and pamper yourself.

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Stay connected, XOXO.

 

 

 

Cream ‘N’ Crust Cafe – An Abode for a Sweet Tooth

Hola Loves !!!

Cakes and Pastries (read – the evergreen heavenly Desserts!!!) have always been close to my heart even since I was a little girl 😛 

My cravings during my student life were often satisfied by the little outlet of Cream N Crust at Parle Point, and years after when I heard they now have a Cafe too, I couldn’t stop myself to check it out.

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It is one of the oldest pastry shops in Surat and was established in 1991. Cafe serves a variety of delectable divine delicacies, like cakes, pastries, natural ice creams, cupcakes and other fancy savouries and desserts

Ambience

For me, nothing appeals more in a cafe or restaurant than its ambience. A nice ambience is a must for setting up your mood, to get you all excited and get you rolling with even more hunger !!! And this place scores bang on with a perfect 10 for Ambience.

The cafe interiors are a perfect combination of Classy and Glossy – with its vibrant colours spreading an Aura of ‘Happiness’ to sooth your eyes and soul. Design and cafe staff’s outfit imitates a traditional French bakery, and feels realistic.

 

The Food

Oh don’t get me started on this. I started drooling the moment I saw the Menu and the items on display!!!

 

The Cafe Menu mainly focuses on Desserts, but also offers yummy Snacks and Platters to fill your tummy to fullest. The Menu will surely induce a sense of battle of choices across your mind – where we have Cakes, Pastries, Desserts, Mini Desserts, Ice Creams and Beverages on offer; on the other hand, we have a list of delicious Savouries and Hot Snacks listed, to which even the strongest of minds can’t say No to !!!

So I decided to have a little bit from each of the sections, and started with the Farmhouse Fresh Pizza, to which I must admit, was one of the best Pizzas I had in a while. The bread was fresh and very soft, which was the best thing about it. To top it off, the toppings were ‘generous’ too, which made it look more tempting to eat with freshly melted mozzarella cheese oozing out – amazing feeling, isn’t it?

The taste was good, and was at par with my expectations. The pizza base and all the veggies in it were perfectly baked and the combination of authentic Italian flavours could be felt strongly, the moment you eat your first slice. Kudos to the cafe chef.

The next item I tried from the menu was Cheesy Volcano Burger, and boy did it live up to its name !!!  The patty was perfectly seasoned, and there was a volcanic river of cheese splashing out from all across. I’ll keep it on ‘top of my list’, the next time I visit this amazing cafe again.

Tried few sides as well, like the Napolean Slice and the Calzone, which are totally worth your attention. Great set of munchies when you are out there with your friends waiting for your main food items to arrive.

Ordered the ‘Fries and Dips’ from the Savouries, and was astonished to see 6 delicious dips being offered at just 100 rupees. A Definite ‘Value for Money’ food item.

Finally I decided to check out my favorite section – the Desserts!!! I ordered their signature Rainbow Pie along with a Red Velvet Pie, and I can assure you the taste, the creaminess and the smoothness of the desserts will definitely put you soaring on cloud 9. The two pies really awoke the little girl inside me, as I went down the memory lanes of my childhood remembering the times when I used to eat their Pastries after school.

My cravings were not satisfied yet, and decided to order a Black Forest Bumper Cake as well – a hasty decision which turned out to be one of the best cake-eating experience of my life. The cake was a treat to watch as well and the cherries on top were so tempting! The cream layers were not too fat or not too skimmed – and melted right away when it touched base with my mouth.

Final Words…

Though the food and desserts offered are best in class, it is not a place which would burn a hole in your pocket. Whether you are a group of office friends or college students wanting to hang out, or you are a loner wanting to finish-off your favorite book while enjoying your favorite cupcake – this place is perfect for you. No doubt, Cafe ‘Cream N Crust’ is touted as one of the Best Cafes in Surat in present times and is definitely on my ‘Visit Again’ list.

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BOOK TRAIN TICKETS – HASSLE FREE- VIA PAYTM

Hey all,

Hope you all are doing well.

Train travel in India is an essential Indian bucket list experience in itself. The best way to travel India is by the vast and great value, Indian Railways network.

Train travel in India is very popular because the roads in India are often poor; traffic can be chaotic and buses rickety so the best way to get around the huge and diverse country of India is by train.

But in the world’s most densely populated country seats on Indian trains sell out fast, especially for popular routes in the peak tourist season you can find trains booked up weeks or even months ahead which could delay your travel plans! Which means arranging your train tickets should be on your ‘to do’ list as you prepare for your trip.

So, today I am going to share the most amazing hassle free way to Book train tickets online. Translate your need to travel into an easier & hassle free one. With that in mind, Train Bookings on PAYTM that helps you plan your booking, find most favorable train timings and book your ticket in a few simple taps. Sounds too good to be true!!

How about you try this out on the App, in the travel channel and check for yourself. (URL)

For those who don’t know what PAYTM is?

Paytm wallet is a RBI governed wallet. Paytm Wallet is issued by Paytm Payment Bank; hence all legal terms and conditions mention PPBL. Paytm Payments Bank is India’s only mobile-first bank with zero balance — zero digital transaction charge. Paytm offers Paytm wallet and Savings bank account from Paytm Payment bank.

Today, months away from the launch, PAYTM has already become India’s leading platform for train tickets booking (after IRCTC), booking more than a million train tickets every month.

We all want that Instant service in this busy lifestyle and of course, it’s easier when it comes to PAYTM services.

PAYTM offers wide array of services for booking train tickets, following are the perks of booking train tickets via PAYTM:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book train tickets within a few seconds – Time is precious hence you can book train tickets in just few seconds. It ensures smooth payment experience for the users by making payment from the wallet secure and smooth. To book your tickets without any hassles, ensure that you have enough balance in your Paytm Wallet, as it helps you in smooth checkouts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24×7 Support – PAYTM ensure that your queries are answered at any given time. For any assistance regarding train ticket booking or cancellation, you can reach out to their customer care executives on 24/7 helpline number 9555395553 for any queries or assistance regarding your refund or cancellation.

So, download the PAYTM app and give yourself a hassle free experience to travel and book train tickets

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INDULGE INTO SWEETNESS- CAKE DIOR

Hey Loves, back with some sweetness this time.  So, as you all know how much I love desserts. Maybe, we all just love desserts right?

Recently, I visited Pune for The Stylecracker Event hosted by Colors Infinity. Also, had a shoot over there and was in Pune for 2 days.

Let me tell you my yummiest dessert experience. I spotted this tiny little bakery knows as ‘CAKE DIOR’ while passing through the street and the plush white decor from the outside caught my eye. The petite place has a very French charm to it, with all the French windows and all white shelves. Cake Dior is an elegant patisserie offering ‘signature and custom’ cakes / desserts.

Harshita Shorewala, the creative mind and founder started Cake Dior as a home based patisserie in 2014. They opened doors in 2017 with their first store located in Koregaon Park, Pune that offers visitors to walk in and spoil themselves to a confectionary masterpiece

On one side there was a display of the prototype cakes that one can choose from and on the up front there’s display of pastries, cheesecakes, macrons and cupcakes. Needless to say the bakery is treat to the eye and the taste buds. I ordered New York cheesecake, a cookie and Chocolate Cupcake. The New York cheesecake was like Christmas in my mouth.

I was stumbled upon the space and the interiors. This one bakery shop caught my eye since I visited Pune. The water melting experience with the pastries and cupcake was amazing.My eyes are stuck upon that chandelier and corner with cakes.

Also, the most amazing thing is they have a website name www.cakedior.in where you can get all customised cakes and orders.

Address: Road No. 1, North Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra 411001

Have a look into their page and order yours. Sharing some of the moments while I was at Cake Dior.

Stay Connected until next time.  Also, don’t forget to visit more on @thedreamctchr

 

 

 

 

PARTY WITH STYLE- CHANDON

Hey Sweethearts!! How’re you all doing?  I know it’s been a month since I’ve posted anything, but guess what, I’m gonna make up for the absence with a BANG-ON announcement!!!

READY FOR IT?!?

 Manish  Malhotra (YES!! The super-cool fashion designer who makes us all go awwww with his amazing designs) has designed two limited edition bottles for Chandon Brut (Chandon Rosé and Chandon Délice are the older variants) in his signature style, just  in time for the upcoming festive season !!

Amazing isn’t it ? Keep your fingers crossed, because there’s much more about this champagne, that can make any ordinary evening, special <3

Not only has the sparkling wine market in India been growing at a faster pace since the arrival of Chandon in 2013, it has added colours and fashion to the bottle labels in order to attract consumers with Chandon introducing couple of new bottle labels designed by the fashion designer, Manish Malhotra who is known for designing clothes for Bollywood stars and celebrities and brings further sparkle to this segment.

 

Manish’s unique fashion sense can be seen in the way he fuses the traditional Indian Sherwani design into the contemporary, vibrant, global brand- Chandon India. The design includes Gold motifs on a midnight sky background, ideal for celebrations round the year.

Looking for a gift for your loved one? Pop a bottle of this rich, classy champagne and give him/her the best evening of their life!!

Chandon Brut, the one I’m carrying in my hand,  is made with chardonnay, pinot noir and chenin blanc , and the flavour is so enriching that you wouldn’t resist getting up for another glass 😉  This is by far the best champagne I’ve ever tasted, and I think all of you should also try it- it’s an experience in itself!!

I personally had a great time tasting one of the finest sparklers in the country, made with the finest of ingredients, hand-picked for special people and special occasions!

The ambience was great, with mild music in the background, and the hero of the event- the specially designed limited edition Chandon Brut stole the show with it’s beauty and elegance!!

Made with chardonnay, pinot noir and chenin blanc , and the flavour is so enriching that you wouldn’t resist getting up for another glass 😉  This is by far the best champagne I’ve ever tasted, and I think all of you should also try it- it’s an experience in itself!!

​The champagne was smooth, with a pleasant aroma.  It tasted just as ecstatic as it looked, and the sparkler had a flavor that would go well with almost all dishes- be it barbecue or bacon. The taste and flavor stands out, and the texture couldn’t have been better.

Whether you’re going for Indian food, continental or western, Chandon Brut will pair up well, and give you an enhanced flavor.

And with the extremely affordable price, this sparkler is a MUST for any kind of celebration- be it a birthday party, or a wedding!!

So what are you waiting for?? Hurry! Grab the limited edition bottle of ecstasy, and celebrate New Year in style!! : )

Happy New year 2018 loves.

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CONCEPT-CREATE-DESIRE — THE INTERIORS OF THE HOUSE

Hey loves, How have you been ?All in vaccy mode? House as a platform has been used to investigate two issues central to design today !! So Something exciting for you all this time. Working on interiors recently and I am all fascinated by their works. They literally give us a defined home structures and a reason to live in it.

Home is the happiest place to be. No doubt it has to be beautiful Sharing with you all thebest interiors I have come across recently.

ALL ABOUT THE INTERIOR 

The house as a platform has been used to investigate two issues central to design today: the family as a social unit and the environment. The lifestyle of the Indian family has changed in the age of global travel and internet media with new spatial needs and notions of comfort. Often, local resources are at odds with shifts in lifestyle. The designers demonstrate that it is possible to meet challenges of lifestyle and the environment with creative panache.

The house sets about to create its own terrain, a veritable oasis, within its inscribed territory. The forecourt is landscaped with gracious steps and pools. Crisp clear planes are articulated with materials: stone, wood, concrete which are simply striated or set in interlocking patterns.

They come alive when light hits the different horizontal surfaces. Transparency is achieved by not only by glass, but a combination of water, reflection, and modulated lighting. At night the house appears magical, glowing like a lantern and allowing glimpses of activity within.

His residence multitasks as a house for three generations of a family and their many visitors, a busy workspace, and on occasion a cultural hub. The house can be identified by overlapping spatial categories split into three levels: the private domain of the nuclear family (bedrooms and breakfast room), the shared inter-generational spaces such as the family room, kitchen and dining areas, and the fluid public domain of the lobby and living spaces.

The public domain is activated each time the house opens its doors for “Manthan,” a cultural event that promotes an energetic exchange of ideas between various creative disciplines.

One navigates the complex program of the house through a series of spatial episodes that are expressed via volumes. These episodes are distributed across the house, revealed at chosen moments: when descending steps cascade to subterranean offices or rooms and furniture framed by large picture windows.

Moving through the house, it is immediately clear that the central space is the fulcrum of the project. The ceiling is dotted by circular skylights with an interior garden below, a green sanctuary within the house. A lap pool fed by harvested rain water runs the length of the terrace on the second floor.

Environmental design plays an integral role in achieving a network of green and open spaces. The house is imagined as a porous object whereby air movement and visual connectivity permeate into the built form. The planning, orientation, structure and materiality of the house respond to the essential passive energy efficient techniques suitable to the Delhi climate.

It incorporates high thermal mass in the west, earth damping for the basement studios, landscape buffers on the south, and high performance surfaces on the east and a large cavity on the barrel roof as well as the lap pool which helps with heat absorption on the top terraces.

The courtyard concept has been radically re-interpreted and along with landscape, earth, daylight simulators and carbon-dioxide sensors. There is an entire eco-system living and growing in the heart of the house.

Architectural Group: Morphogenesis, New Delhi
Project Location: New Delhi – India
Project Year (Completion): 2007

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Love,

Siddhi

ADDING SPARKLE TO LIFE – DIWALI 2016

‘DIWALI ‘- From the dawn of January to the dusk of December, India remains immersed in a number of festivals celebrated in every part of the country. Needless to mention, every Indian festival has its importance and is beautiful in its own way. But the festive bells that ring in October are as grand as it gets.

Across cultures and around the globe, October is the month that includes themes of light, color, and food. Here is a quick list of what October has in store.

One of the most prominent festivals in Hindu culture – DIWALI is celebrated with much fanfare throughout various communities in the Indian diaspora. Colloquially known as the “festival of lights”, it is generally a five-day celebration wherein families get together, friends indulge in merry-making, light lamps and diyas as well as gorge on sweet delicacies.

This festival is celebrated on Amavasya or ‘no moon’ day and heralds the dawn of a New Year according to the Hindu calendar.

It also foretells of fresh beginnings as we open new books and diaries as well as cleans our home. Whoever said that after every dark night, comes a new dawn was surely right on the money!

Diwali is a Hindu festival celebrated every year as a festival of lights. It is very significant festival for the people of Hindu religion.

Everyone becomes very happy on the occurrence of this festival and celebrates with lots of preparations.

Diwali is a five days long festival begins from Dhanteras and ends at Bhai dooj. It falls every year on fifteenth day of the Kartik month. People start cleaning their houses few days before the main date of Diwali such as white washing, dusting, painting, etc. Houses get decorated using real or artificial flowers and other decorative materials.

Everywhere looks very dazzling because of the lighting small earthen lamps and electric bulbs. It is considered that Goddess Lakshmi makes a visit to each houses in the night.

Diwali that’s why everyone lights their houses to welcome the Goddess. In return, Goddess gives her blessings to her devotees for healthy and prosperous life.

At this day, everyone performs puja of Goddess Lakshmi and God Ganesha and then distributes gifts and sweets to their friends, neighbors and relatives.

However, Diwali is not just about burning candles, fireworks and gambling but also rediscovering your inner peace. Hang lanterns this Diwali keeping in mind that they signify God’s grace and bathe your home in such luminescence that there is no place for any darkness.

Make this holiday truly momentous and savour the differing tastes and cultures of India.

May this festival of lights bring you peace, prosperity, success, health and great happiness!

Happy Diwali loves 🙂

 

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