Month: October 2015

5 Reasons to Get Your Hands on the Lonely Planet’s Best In Travel 2016

On a sunny (okay, very sunny) afternoon, I was invited to the Lonely Planet launch of the Best In Travel 2016 guide. This was at Marine Plaza so I left early- by 5:30am. And got there in time for high tea. Anyway, once there, I realised the event was literally for like half an hour and they had finished most of the formalities so basically I got there when people were packing up and getting ready to leave. So I did what a good blogger would do. Ate. *burp* Okay, not really. I sat down for a quick chat with the Director of Lonely Planet India, Sesh Seshadri. Also, I got a copy of the Best in Travel 2016 guide, albeit a slightly beaten up version because they ran out of the books – which is funny because it’s the launch of the THAT guide. Anyway, here are 5 reasons this guide makes sense. Curated content Content online comes from many sources. From people who have visited the place, owners of the place trying to …

Body Service Review: Iosis Salon and Spa, Chembur

I had a particularly tough workout and I obviously thought I deserved some pampering. When I say difficult workout I mean my butt was  hurting and I was walking like a duck. Another thing is , Shilpa Shetty seems to be always looking radiant and I am going to assume she goes to her own spa to look that way. Anyway, I decided to head to Iosis. Iosis is a spa, salon, slimming and skin (?!) place in Chembur and other places. It’s a venture by Kiran Bawa and Shilpa Shetty. I chose Chembur because the one in Ghatkopar doesn’t look very pampering or inviting. The Chembur one was all pretty with lights and a verandah but when I went there it was covered in blue tarapaulin and looked quite staid. Anyway, I headed in. The Space As discussed, I had never been inside the Iosis centre in Chembur but this time it was all blue. The inside has Buddha statues. I think the minute you say pampering or spa, Buddha statues are dispatched your …

In News: Tata Literature Live is coming (Yay!). Asics is in Mumbai.

The festival season is here and there’s so much happening around the city. But these two events that I was invited to have been rather interesting. Tata Literature Live: The Mumbai LitFest 2015 I was invited for a blogger’s meet to kick off this event which was a fabulous affair at Cafe Zoe. Anil Dharkar, the person behind this festival, Deepa Gahlot and Ravi Subramanian were on a panel discussing everything from politics to religion to even Twitter trolls. It got very interesting when the way to deal with trolls was discussed. It was a fabulous event as book lover, writers and publishers were all there, talking about well, books. The atmosphere for a person like me felt alive and electric. The festival is happening on the 29th of October at NCPA so make sure you clear up your day to make it there. We all got Ravi’s latest book – The Bestseller She Wrote – which I am reading with zealous passion right now. Check out their website www.litlive.in for details on the schedule and timings. …

7 Bra Buying Hacks Every Girl Needs to Know

There’s lots of things that give you relief. Like a glass of water when you are thirsty, or cold shower on a hot day. Or getting flirted with when you are feeling particularly ugly or have had a nasty fight with your partner. What? It’s a relief you are pretty, right? But nothing, and I mean nothing provides more relief that unhooking a bra at night. When the boobs are free to go where they please and jiggle any way they want. That’s real relief. And that’s not a problem. However, a lot of us are wearing the wrong bra or just a bra not doing it for us. And we don’t even know it. Sometimes, women just don’t care or they think it’s too expensive but they are your boobs and you have to love them.And you can only show them love by investing in good bras. Here are a few bra mistakes you are probably making. Which I made as well. Then, I learned my lesson. Buy try Every brand and even every …

Nail Service Review: Myyra, A Taskbob Doorstep Beauty Service

There are a lot of salons out there. You know, your neighbourhood salon, the fancy salon and a salon that’s around the corner and basically where your mum goes. Now, with the many apps, there are many salons in here as well. By in here, I mean, in your house. There are many apps willing for you to click on their service and they will send their ladies along to clean you up good. And this can go many ways but experimenting isn’t always fun. You already know how I am not a big fan of home services. (?) Recently, I was invited to an event where I got a hand massage and because I was greedy, I went for round two and got some polish as well. At the event, the Powai-based startup introduced us to their latest service – Myyra – a beauty on call service. I invited them over for a review and here’s how that went. Space My home – amazing if you must know but I am not going to …

5 Things to do this Weekend to Fall in Love With Your Partner All Over Again

When you have been in a relationship or have been married for long and haven’t gone completely nuts, you are a nice, kind and insane person, so congrats. But truth is, the movie dinner routine can get boring very quickly. And while sometimes vegging it out on the couch chomping on something unhealthy works, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes you just want to get out of the house and do something fun. Here are 5 things to do with your partner over the weekend that will rock your world.Okay, it might not rock your world, maybe just shake it a little bit. Like a nudge. It will change, okay? Okay. Play hard to get This weekend, pull out a board game – scrabble, twister or anything that can be played by two people and challenge your partner to a round. While they may seem like they don’t want to do it, trust me, 1 round of them losing will change everything. I am yet to see someone who doesn’t feel competitive when challenged in a game. …

The Perfect Concealer for Indian Skin: A Face Off between 4 brands

So I only use concealer when I am looking like a racoon which is a lot of the time. I also use concealer only under my eyes (Yes, I don’t have many blemishes or pimples to hide. Don’t hate me) so this review is written from that point of view. Spend wisely friends. Concealer 1: Clinique All About Eyes Concealer Shade: 03 Light Petal Feel: This concealer sits on pretty heavy on the first go. While you can go dab-a-dab on it, I don’t tend to like extremely thick concealers Does it do the job? No. While there is a strong possibility that I may have gone too light with the shade, the concealer doesn’t glide on easily and settles into my lines- a feature I absolutely hate. I have also noticed this with Clinique – it’s shades are extremely biased towards its white skin users so the shades aren’t warm enough for Indian skin and have an undertone that doesn’t sit well with us. Coverage: Ho hum to light. But because this isn’t my …