100k on Instagram – Know Me More

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As many of you are aware, I have finally crossed 100k followers on Instagram and I cannot contain the excitement within me hence I am writing this blog. It took me over 3 years of hardwork in creating, editing content, making videos and interacting with my followers. Here’s how you could know more about me by following me on Instagram:

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Daily Posts – So mostly I upload 2-3 posts everyday unless I’m on vacation with my family. The categories I post are Travel, Food and Lifestyle.

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Daily Stories – Also I update about my whereabouts on my Instagram Stories. You could see the food I’m digging into or the places I visit. (Also sometimes those funny boomerangs)

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Live – So this is rare! I only go Live when I’m at a major event or in a Masterclass.

Collaborations – Instagram Influencers and Bloggers tend to promote new products before the product launch and you could be amongst the first ones to get more information about it.

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Your opinion matters – Most of the brands tend to ask public opinion about their likes/dislikes which you can vote accordingly on the stories posted.

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Collaboration with Thailand Tourism

Apart from my Blog and Instagram, you can also find me on other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Best Cafe in Sultanpur, Delhi

Café We is a plush café in South Delhi. As soon as you enter the place, the interior takes your heart away. Also the servers are polite and knowledgeable.

The menu is very impressive. Love the fact they have a) The Fruity Blast which had Apple, Kiwi, Pineapple, Orange and Chia Seeds and b) The Veggie Delight containing Carrot, Celery, Lettuce, Broccoli, Cabbage and Pumpkin Seeds. The two drinks were made from fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Soup of the Day – Tried their Tomato and Beet Consommé. This also had veggies and was a very healthy soup. (Video uploaded on Instagram)

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Cobb Salad – Salad had a mix of Veggies, Bacon, Chicken and Cheese with Honey Mustard dressing. This was filling yet yum! And nothing can go wrong when it has Bacon in it 😉

Classic Chicken Chorizo & Cheese Bruschetta – I have had bruschetta many times in India and UK. But this one was unusual and the best one I had till date. Bruschetta was soft and chorizo was delectable. It was all bursting with flavours!! An absolute MUST TRY!!

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Grilled Sole Fish – This was a huge European meal with Potato Wedges, Grilled Veggies, Onion Pilaf, Lettuce Salad Mix and Sole Fish grilled to perfection. Still craving for the onion pilaf!

Vanilla Crème Pie – Best way to end a meal is to order desserts and this one was too yum :p Vanilla and Mascarpone Cheese Pie topped with mixed Berry Compote. This dessert was beautifully presented with caramelized web ring.

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There are many other dishes which I wish to try from their menu specially Pizza and Pasta.

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Tappa, Aerocity

Tappa is an amazing restaurant which makes us revisit our past/childhood days i.e. the world of Campa bottles, the tring tring of the bicycle bell, lattoo’s, hopscotch, gully cricket, the old board games, etc. They have several games like ludo, cards which will keep you entertained while having your meal.

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Guava Masala – This drink was thoroughly refreshing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Chicken Salad – Filled with scrumptious Guacamole greens, red onions, jhalmuri crisps, tomatoes, arugula, chicken.

Tawa Tiger Prawns with pickled yuzu glaze were cooked perfectly.

Chicken Wings – These were succulent and cooked with gongura leaves and had tamarind glaze. An absolute MUST TRY!!

Five Spice Chicken Dimsum – Thin coating of dimsum stuffed with mince chicken, spinach and Shanghai Chilli.

Cream Cheese Dimsum – I must say these are the best vegetarian dimsums I ever had. Loaded with cream cheese, water chestnut and laid on a bed of chilli oil. This was such a delight! MUST TRY!!

Pulled Lamb Pide Pizza – This pide pizza was a cheesy and had a meaty goodness with mozzarella, parmesan, cilantro juicy pulled lamb and hatch green chilli.

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Kerala Fish – Tender sole fish with tomato thoran and served with appam. This was delectable and left me wanting to have more.

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Avocado Cheesecake – This is something unique I had, it was soft and melted in mouth. You may also opt for their homemade ice-creams, I had their Fig ice-cream.

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Moti Mahal Delux

Moti Mahal is one of the most popular outlets for North Indian and Mughlai cuisine. Now they have started their fine dine restaurants as well and their menu includes Chinese and continental food as well. I visited the South Extension outlet for brunch and the ambiance is spectacular. Service is fast and fabulous.

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Masala Lemonade – You will really need this if you want to consume all the delicious kebabs and curries here. Very refreshing!

Palak Patta Chaat – You need to ask them for their Continental menu. This one is absolutely delicious and refreshing. All chaat chutneys/sauces laid one a bed of crispy spinach topped with pomegranate. MUST TRY!!

Afghani Chicken – Though I took only half plate but it had 4 huge pieces of Chicken, well marinated in cream and this came on a sizzler. Chicken was succulent and simply amazing. Best Afghani Chicken I have ever had. MUST TRY!!

Fish Tikka – There were big chunks of fish cooked in tandoor. Fish tasted fresh and yum.

Boneless Butter Chicken – I have not experienced any restaurant serving “Boneless” Butter Chicken. Though I am not a fan of butter chicken but this one was different and was not on the sweeter side.

Punjabi Gosht Masala – Mutton was spiced well and cooked to perfection until juicy and tender. This went well with their huge Naan. I do not remember the name but ask for their big naans which are crispier and are topped with dry fruits.

Gajar Halwa – Just a perfect dish to end this lovely meal.

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NokScoot Airline

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NokScoot Airline is a Thailand-based low-cost airline. It operates international services out of Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport. NokScoot’s aircraft are operated in a two-class configuration, ScootBiz and Economy.

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I experienced both their business and economy class and I must say both were very comfortable flights. You may also choose economy class with extra legroom seats.

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Also they have a vast menu to choose from for your meals and the food served is hot and delicious. Passengers have to pay for meals in economy, either pre-paid or buy-on board.

All ScootBiz seats have in-seat power, while the airfare includes complimentary meals and a checked luggage allowance of 30 kilograms. Staff is friendly and the flight was on time. Looking forward to flying with them again.

This is in collaboration with Thailand Tourism and NokScoot Airline for the Thailand Tourism Festival 2019.

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Fusion Food in Gurgaon

Went to Saints & Sinners with family for the first time. It is easy to located on the Golf Course Road in Global Foyer Mall. The staff is welcoming and they also have live music band on the weekends.

Chef Pramod Singh offers a variety of fusion food which he has perfected over the years with his international experience. The delicious food served to us showed how much love and passion he has for his work. His focus is to provide an amazing experience to the customers through his food. Tried some chef recommended dishes and some on my own.

Touch Me Not – Mix Fruit Juice with Strawberry crush and colada mix was refreshing.

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Bacon wrapped Chicken Tikka – Such a unique dish. Tikka made with thigh chicken, stuffed with brandy soaked prunes and wrapped with bacon. This was succulent and delicious. MUST TRY!!

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Fish Vepudu – Tender fish marinated well with a mix of both South Indian and North Indian spices.

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Khumb Galouti Crostini – Galouti kebab laid on crostini with diced mushrooms. It had a smoky flavour and melted in mouth.

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Kung Pao Chicken Skewers – I love everything which has thigh chicken in it. Thigh chicken cooked in tandoor with Chinese sauces topped with cashew nuts. MUST TRY!!

Fish & Chips – Well crusted fried fish served with potato wedges and mash peas. Peas also had bits of ham in it.

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Grilled Seafood and Burnt Lemon – Lemon is something which I avoid in my food, not really a fan of it. But this was recommended by the Chef and when I tried, it blew my mind. Fish had smoky flavour and lemon added a perfect touch. MUST TRY!!

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Betsy’s Chocolate Jar – An ultimate Chocolate overdose! Jar filled with liquid dark chocolate with a hint of run and loads of chocolate brownie.

The quality, taste and quantity is everything top notch. Love the fact that the Chef takes into consideration of customer’s preferences towards food and their liking.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED place!!

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Thailand Tourism Festival

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Thailand Tourism Festival 2019

It was amazing to be a part of the opening ceremony of Thailand Tourism Festival (TTF) held at Lumphini Park in Bangkok from 23th – 27th January, 2019. It was attended by many Thai and foreign visitors. Admission to Thailand Tourism Festival 2019 is free. If you are coming by MTR, then MRT Lumphini Station is the closest.

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The highlight of the festivals were great speeches by Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat, Minister of Tourism and Sports.

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There will be processions/parade, musical performances, delightful cuisine from all over Thailand to try. The festival starts from 12:00 – 22:00hrs, five tourism villages will display the unique and different ways of life of Thai people across the region and there will be booths where visitors can find information about Chiang Mai, Sukhothai, Surat Thani, Samut Prakan, Pathum Thani, Chachoengsao, and Udon Thani.

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Central Region Zone – presents the heritage of old Siam through a traditional Thai house and the former rural way of life back in the days through demonstrations; such as, traditional garland making.

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Northern Zone – showcases the beautiful handwoven cotton and silk textiles the region is famous for, presenting the intricate patterns. The zone reflects the artistic nature of the people of the North plus a range of contemporary arts inspired by the region.

Southern Zone – presenting new perspectives of the South that boldly goes beyond the beaches and islands including the secondary cities; such as, Surat Thani and Phatthalung, the hidden gems in major cities like Phuket’s Peranakan and arts in the three southernmost provinces.

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Northeastern (Isan) Zone – brings Thailand’s more vibrant cuisine to life. Food is one major inspiration for travelling to this region, linking it with traditional festivals and cultural values while promoting its three main tourism clusters: North Isan, Central Isan and South Isan.

Eastern Zone – presenting new perspectives of the East under a ‘more fun’ concept through replicas of landmarks most synonymous with the region in combination with three dedicated corners for 3D photography backdrops reflecting the region’s identity.

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Perhaps most importantly, there is also a ‘Reduce-Reuse-Recycle’ waste initiative zone to help raise awareness and promote responsible sustainable tourism through various activities, games and more.

This is in collaboration with Thailand Tourism and NokScoot Airline for the Thailand Tourism Festival 2019.

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Feel Alive, Gurgaon

Feel Alive is microbrewery serving delicious North Indian food in Gurgaon.

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Tried the Tropical Infusion (includes Watermelon and Orange) and Florida Sky (Pineapple, Orange juice, Ice-cream and Blue Curacao) both were smooth and refreshing.

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UNO Chicago Bar & Grill

Finally visited UNO, they are popular for their deep dish pizzas.

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Peanut Butter Milkshake – This was absolutely delicious. The best Peanut Butter shake I have every tasted date. Though it was very filling but so yum that I could have drank two of them instead left some space to try their amazing deep dish pizza. MUST TRY!!

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Virgin Pina Colada – Mocktail was a blend of coconut and pineapple puree. It was refreshing and is a great option in case you do not want to consume the above calories :p

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Rock Prawn Dynamite – Prawns are battered and golden fried till crisp and served with chipotle sauce.

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Non-Veg Shareable Appetizers – You can choose 3 out of 4 appetizers. So I chose Skillet Meatballs, Crispy Chicken Wings and Chicken Tenders.

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Chicago Meat Market – This one is a Deep Dish heaven!! Pizza is stuffed with Lamb Mince, Chicken Chorizo, Chicken Pepperoni, Grilled Chicken and Parmesan. Though I ordered for a individual pizza (small), I could not finish two slices. MUST TRY!!

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UNO Deep Dish Sundae – A giant chocolate chip cookie which is baked in deep dish pan topped with chocolate sauce, vanilla ice-cream, whipped cream, walnuts and cherry.

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Shawls

Shawls – A Popular Art Deco Accessory

One of the most versatile items in history, the shawl is a beautifully stylish accessory that was incredibly popular during the 1920s. While available in many different varieties, a shawl was a must-have item in the Art Deco period. They not only enhanced every look, they also kept women warm when temperatures started to drop.

Shawls rose to popularity in the 1920s and remain a stylish way to add retro-inspired style to any look.

Art Deco Details

The Art Deco period was heavily influenced by the exotic styles of far off lands. Because of this, Egyptian and Oriental elements were often incorporated into clothing and accessories that were popular during this time. The shawl is no exception – this Art Deco accessory often featured delicate beading and patterns that complimented other garments that were popular during this time period.

https://img1.wardrobeshop.com/5047-home_default/faux-fur-bridal-wrap-with-ivory-cream-fox.jpgTypically made of a delicate fabric like silk, chiffon, or organza, scarves were draped over the shoulders and arms of women when they wanted to remain slightly covered while wearing sleeveless gowns. The beading and beautiful patterning also imparted a luxurious look that enhanced any outfit.

Later in the decade, a lightweight Kimono-style jacket would also rise to popularity. These items would include arm holes so they more closely resembled a light jacket. These shawls were typically longer and sometimes were nearly floor length. No matter the style of shawl women wore, these accessories almost always included rich colors, luminous beading, and fringe at the hem for added movement and detail.

 

Fabulous Furs

When the weather turned cold, women in the 1920s stayed warm by donning shawls made of luxurious furs. Incredibly soft and https://css.wardrobeshop.com/5048-home_default/faux-fur-wrap-in-grey-chinchilla.jpgdecadent, these items allowed women to stay cozy and still look fashion forward when in their outerwear. The capelet was a variation on the shawl, and was a feminine accessory that also draped the shoulders. While these capelets or stoles would be worn simply, they sometimes featured a jeweled brooch to keep them closed.

Today, capelets are slowly coming back into style, with many brides opting to wear them on a winter wedding day. Modern fur shawls are also more environmentally friendly and are manufactured from faux fur for added appeal. Fur shawls are a gorgeous way to enhance your winter wardrobe and put an Art Deco twist on any outfit when the weather turns cold.

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