Mom’s Birthday at Ramada Central Gurgaon

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Stayed at Ramada Central, Gurgaon for my Mom’s Birthday celebration. This hotel is minutes away from National Highway 8, route to Jaipur as well as MGF Metropolitan Mall, Kingdom of Dreams, Leisure Valley, and Galaxy Mall with proximity to Cyber Park, DLF Phase 1 and corporate hubs like Udyog Vihar and DLF Cyber City.

We stayed in their Club Room and enjoyed our #Staycation thoroughly. This cozy room had a work area and a sitting area. It is well-equipped with amenities like LCD TV, high-speed Wi-Fi, air conditioning and 24-hour room service. The hotel staff is courteous and room service is flawless. They have a vast food menu which offers everything from Continental, Chinese, Italian to Indian including varieties of kebabs. Their restaurant is known as Café Rouge. Though food can also be serve in Bar and Lounge as well. Thanks to the Restaurant Manager, Mr. Vishal Katoch who took care of our culinary needs. Their Tandoori Jheenga (Prawns), Lucknowi Mutton Curry and Spicy Chicken Tikka Pizza cannot be missed!! They have also scrumptious sizzlers fest going on currently. Food is of top quality and will surely satisfy your taste buds.

They have gymnasium, outdoor pool and wellness spa. Spa and pool were closed adhering to Covid-19 precautionary measures. Continuous sanitization and safety measures were taken. They also have conference rooms and banquet halls with a lot of space.

Even though it is a four-star hotel, room rates are very realistic and light on the pocket. I would recommend to book through their website directly as they have good discounts available on their portal.

Special thanks to Mr. Sumit Ghosh who took care of everything throughout our stay leaving us with a memorable experience. Also the complementary cake for my Mom’s Birthday was absolutely delicious 🙂

Watch Hotel #Staycation video here.

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Delhi Makeup Artist – Shruti Kukreja

Makeup Artist Shruti Kukreja Is Taking Beauty World By The Storm And How.

The easiest way to transform yourself is through makeup. It is the best way to express yourself. And with the festive season right around the corner, a new makeup look is just what you need.

Shruti Kukreja is here to guide you to achieve the perfect base for a festive glow and that radiant lit-from-within look. Diwali is the time of the year to have fun with your makeup. Shruti Kukreja with her solid portfolio and boundless creativity is here to teach you how to be your own best MUA. 

Based in Delhi, Shruti Kukreja primarily caters to bridal makeup using the best products from renowned brands like Huda Beauty, Jaclyn Hill, Nars, Tarte, Kevyn Aucoin, Lakme, MAC and more. She is extremely well-known in Delhi and famous for her stunning coral looks, non-cakey base and effortless bridal makeup. Her style is distinctly classy and subtle. She also loves experimenting with monochromatic looks. She considers makeup to be a form of art that doesn’t need to adhere to any trend. She says, “Makeup is like art. An easy canvas to express yourself so use your creativity and experiment new looks. Even when I work with current trends, I never bind myself to those and always try to make something of my own. I want to teach this to everyone. Trends are for the anxious and as long as you know your colours, tones and tints, you’re good to go. I believe it’s time the industry gets an infusion of new blood into it that will shake everything up!”

Therefore, besides weddings, she has also lent her expertise in teaching makeup. She is currently teaching millennials during this pandemic. She started her career in Europe, first by joining Scandinavian Makeup Academy and then by working in Barcelona. She soon emerged as a pioneer in the world of makeup and fashion. Using the best of products and her expert skills, her work is nearly magical. It is no surprise she was popular with European clients and now she is the same with her Indian clients! 

The makeup artist has now decided to share her skills by introducing her European and American techniques that are affordable, convenient and interesting. In order to provide a platform to newcomers, she is looking to teach and advance the skills of other makeup artists. For this purpose, she opened an institution named Shruti Kukreja Makeup Institute (SKMI) in Delhi. Through this initiative, Shruti is offering a wide range of basic courses from beginner courses for novices to advanced courses for professionals. 

Staycation at Courtyard by Marriott | How safe it is to stay at hotels during pandemic

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Celebrated my Birthday at Courtyard by Marriott Downtown located in Gurgaon. This fabulous hotel is located centrally. This hotel offers easy access to Kingdom of Dreams, DLF Cyber City, MG Road, IFFCO Chowk, Udyog Vihar and Epicentre Gurgaon. Hotel is connected to the International/Domestic airports and local Metro Station.Celebrated my Birthday at Courtyard by Marriott Downtown located in Gurgaon. This fabulous hotel is located centrally. This hotel offers easy access to Kingdom of Dreams, DLF Cyber City, MG Road, IFFCO Chowk, Udyog Vihar and Epicentre Gurgaon. Hotel is connected to the International/Domestic airports and local Metro Station.

I stayed in their Executive Guest Room / Club King room and enjoyed their 30 hours #Staycation offer which includes:

  • Breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children under 12
  • Dinner per night
  • Kids meals (12 and under)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Master Chef Classes tickets
  • 1 Complimentary Round of Mocktails tickets for 2
  • Upgrade upon availability at check in to Next Room Type

The room was spacious, classy and had a plush featherbed, work area and a sofa. It is well-equipped with amenities like LCD TV, high-speed Wi-Fi, marble bathroom and 24-hour room service. The hotel staff is polite and room service is flawless. I treated myself with delicious international cuisine at their cozy restaurant called Downtown Kitchen and Bar. Their Chilli Chicken and Lal Maas cannot be missed!! Their dinner buffet is no less and is sumptuous. Also not to forget the wide range of desserts and cakes. These are a must try. They have dining space outside in the garden as well called the Courtyard Grill.

The gymnasium, outdoor pool and wellness spa were closed adhering to Covid-19 precautionary measures. Continuous sanitization and safety measures were taken. The stay was extremely safe.

Even though it is a four-star hotel, room rates are very reasonable and light on the pocket. Also would recommend to make use of their Staycation package.

Thanks to the Hotel Staff for being so thoughtful 🙂

Also watch Hotel Tour and my #Staycation video here.

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Make Desi Egg Pav Sandwich | Burger Recipe | Healthy Breakfast Ideas at Home

Egg and Chicken Pav Burger is a very easy and delicious snack to prepare when you want to cook something quick yet healthy. This Pav is same as the one we have as Pav Bhaji. You can also cook this as breakfast. In order to make this on the heavier side; you can add potato, corns, etc. For fillings, I have added potato, cabbage, capsicum; you may add as per your choice and depending on the ingredients available in your kitchen. If you are vegetarian then follow the same procedure, just skip salami and egg or add Paneer instead.

Ingredients : 2x Pav, potato, cabbage, capsicum, black pepper, red chilli powder, salt, cooking oil, cheese spread, chilli sauce, ketchup, onion, tomato, chicken salami, egg, grated cheese and oregano (optional)

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Maca Villas & Spa, Bali

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One of the most luxurious private villas that I have stayed in Bali is Maca Villas and Spa in Seminyak. Villa is approximately 25 minutes away from Bali Internation Airport, also known as Ngurah Rai International Airport. It consisted of a spacious living and dining area with a restful master bedroom and luxurious en-suite bathroom, a private pool, outdoor sun bed. The living room opens onto a spacious timber sundeck and pool can also be accessed through the bedroom. The villa is equipped with latest gadgets including the Bose Sound Dock Digital Music System.

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They have their own restaurant called Mase Kitchen and bar which serves delectable food and spirits. The resort also features a communal swimming pool. Best thing for tourists is that they provide a free shuttle service based on their schedule in the Seminyak area.

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The stay was an experience in itself. They also have Soham Wellness Center which consists of spa, gym, yoga, healthy café, boutique and public swimming pool.

I stayed in both their properties in Seminyak i.e. Maca Villas and Spa & Maca Villas Umalas. Upon entering the villa there was flower and towel decoration done on the bed. I also took advantage of their awesome services like Floating Breakfast which is food presented in a large, sturdy tray which floats on water and you can enjoy the same in your private pool. Also I ordered water floats which come at an additional cost.

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The staff is very courteous and efficient. Room service was spot on! If you love luxury, I highly recommend you to stay at this resort.

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1 minute Eggless Mug Cake Microwave Recipe | No Egg No Oven | Bake Soft Sponge Chocolate Cup Cake

In this video, we are making one minute mug cake. This is a very easy, yummy and spongy eggless cake recipe, made in microwave. It is a quick recipe, hardly takes less than 5 minutes for preparation and 1 minute for cooking. You can also make a healthier version by adding banana, wheat flour, and yogurt.

Ingredients:

Flour / Maida – 3 tbsp, Chocolate Flavour Protein Powder / Cocoa Powder – 2 tbsp, Sugar – 1 1/2 tbsp, Baking Powder – 1.5 pinch, Milk – 1 cup, Ghee / Clarified Butter – 2 tbsp, Salt – 1 pinch, Vanilla essence – 2 drop, Dry Fruits – Cranberry and Almonds

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Food to keep yourself cool and Beat the Heat

With the blistering days practically around the bend, it’s an ideal opportunity to prepare for the singing sun, heat consumes, sun strokes, drying out and some more. It doesn’t implies that summers are the long stretches of difficulty and medical problems, there is parcel that you can in any case appreciate on the summers, similar to the sea shore time, or pool time, or lake time, evening excursions and substantially more.

As the start of the new season could be very dubious, it requires an adjustment in schedule, and off base a patched up diet and nourishment that prepares you for the forthcoming climate. The beginning of the warm season makes the body more powerless against specific ailments and consequently certain dietary rules must be followed to guarantee a solid approaching summer.

Here are sure nourishments that you should begin eating to forestall or decrease the dangers of becoming sick, before summers as well as all through the season.

Watermelon: Getting some of it is an incredible method to rehydrate. Watermelon contains practically 90% water, and is the best wellspring of malignant growth battling lycopene. Its high water content keeps you hydrated and cool in the warmth. The lycopene is an incredible component to shield your skin from sun harms.

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Oranges: This citrus organic product is profoundly wealthy in potassium, an essential supplement for the summers. We lose a ton of potassium through our sweats in the hot months, causing muscle cramps. Eating oranges recharge the potassium misfortune and guards us from these spasms. It likewise contains 80% water that encourages us keep hydrated in the summers.

Freshly brewed iced tea: Zero calories and wealthy in cell reinforcements, teas likewise assists lessening with weighting and what could be a superior method to drink it than frosted in the sweltering climate.

Mixed fruit salad: Summers are the season for beautiful berries and other watery natural products. It is accepted that organic product eaters weigh not as much as individuals who don’t eat natural products. Plentiful in cancer prevention agents and nutrients, and a few, particularly berries, are stuffed with high strands.

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Zucchini: It is an ideal summer veggie. It has zero fat and cholesterol, and 35% of your everyday suggested admission of Vitamin C.

Yogurt: This protein stuffed dairy ensure is particularly made for the summers. It fulfills the stomach as well as gets you far from pungent, high calories snacks by keeping you full. It likewise includes a few probiotics, a helpful bacteria that guides the stomach related framework working appropriately.

Hope this helps you to keep yourself cool and Beat the Heat!

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How I survived during COVID-19 lockdown | Quick Recipe to make Chicken Roll

Recap of how I survived during COVID-19 nationwide lockdown.

I ensured to keep stock of frozen food during Lockdown because of Corona Virus spread as going out to buy veggies was not a simple task. Stayed at Home and made easy and quick wraps / rolls made from frozen food. Ensured not to consume anything raw during the spread of COVID-19, even onions should be sauteed! Instead of Chicken Seekh Kebabs you may use other frozen meats like Salami, Sausages, even Veg patty.

INGREDIENTS:

2 Wheat Roti / Tortilla, Frozen Seekh Kebabs, Sambel Chilli Garlic Sauce, half diced red onion, Maggi hot and sweet sauce, grate cheese if required to make it cheesy. #StayAtHome

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Delicious Cafe Food in South Delhi

Have been craving to go out and it’s been many months that I have been to a cafe. Found this gem online and thought of trying. Whiz Cafe delivers in South Delhi. Food was packed and labelled well.

Three Bean salad – Loaded with high protein legumes and fresh vegetables. This was tangy and bursting with flavours, also quite filling. Just loved it! MUST TRY!!

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Chicken Sandwich – Toasted french bread was crisp and fresh stuffed with grilled chicken, lettuce, veggies and cheese. This sandwich was a serious deal and tasted top notch! Also it was served with potato wedges which were yum.

Spicy Aglio e Olio – Spaghetti cooked in olive oil with garlic, chilli flakes, fresh herbs and parmesan cheese. To be honest, I have not tasted anything so simple yet delicious! Being a hardcore non-vegetarian, this veg dish was an absolute winner. MUST TRY!!

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Wild Mushroom Risotto – Risotto was cooked with assorted mushroom and garnished with parmesan shavings topped with truffle oil. Not a fan of risotto so it was quite average.

Chocolate Cake – This cake just melted in my mouth. Best ending to this awesome meal.

I love how this cafe has maintained the quality of the food they serve. I am surely going to try more dishes from Whiz Cafe.

Also I’m glad to be a part of the #SupportLocalRestaurants and #VocalforLocal campaign. It’s time to support local restaurants and brands in these tough times.

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Amazing Kebabs and Curries

Tried some delectable food from Chowki for lunch. They deliver in South Delhi. Delivery was on time, packed well.

Murg Methi Malai Tikka – Chicken thigh pieces marinated well with cream and fenugreek. The quantity was great and kebabs were fresh. MUST TRY!!

Murg Tikka Chilli Garlic – Thigh Chicken chunks marinated with spices and yogurt and grilled in tandoor to perfection.

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Murg Malai Tikka – Chicken thigh pieces marinated with cream just melted in the mouth. The quantity was great and kebabs were fresh. MUST TRY!!

Gosht Adraki – Succulent pieces of mutton cooked in spicy gravy with fresh ginger and herbs. Went well with butter naan :p

Mutton Roganjosh – Gravy was thick with huge pieces of tender mutton. This really went well with their Paneer Dhania Kulcha. MUST TRY!!

Their food quality and taste is amazing! Will surely try more kebabs and curries from Chowki.

Also I’m glad to be a part of the #SupportLocalRestaurants and #VocalforLocal campaign. It’s time to support local restaurants and brands in these tough times.

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