Go Glam @Work

When you look good, you feel great and probably work better? So now you can try some trendy makeup for work and hold all attention at the boardroom quite effortlessly. IMG_20150824_225534 strobing

Here is how to do it:

• Try #Strobing by highlighting your facial bones, with shimmery powder but make sure to blend it in perfectly with your BB cream. Let the world see only your natural glow!

• Define your eyes with a sleek line of eyeliner and pretty up the lashes with coats of mascara.

• Its completely OK to wear a fuchsia pout to work if you can do so with confidence. Who cares what the rest have to say…

• Keep the hairdo simple and stylish with a defined side parting and a chic finish.

• Wear subtle accessory like studs or mini ear rings to keep the over all look power-packed and classy.

-Sayanti Banerjee
Photo credit: Yogita Verma

Confessions of a Chocolate addict

Artisan cocolatier ‘9 out of 10 people like chocolates’ and the 10th person is lying

‘WoW’ I totally agree!

To satisfy my chocolate cravings that I no longer shy away from, I indulged myself @Artisan.
Here are the 9 reasons why you should try it too…
1. The newly opened Chocolaterie is a very French concept and you can live up this international experience.
2. You can pair your chocolates with tea, coffee or wine to go with.
3. Artisan can satisfy your chocolate cravings 24/7.
4. Pastry Chef Hanumanta Dhotre, has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, his myriad food & beverage innovations will make you forget all about calories.Wow
5. You must-try ¬–
• Dark Chocolate Coconut Truffle,
• Pumpkin Caramel Ganache,
• Mangiferra (which blends in mango cream with crunchy coco nibs)
6. The décor is classy with a contemporary finish where you can click some pretty selfies.
7. Watch out for the chocolate making classes to learn the art of chocolate making, yourself.
8. There are gifting options as well, so you can take back some yummies for your dear ones too.
9. The sit down lounging space makes you feel relaxed and ready for a sweet conversation…
10th one –
you should discover for yourself and feel Wow!
-Sayanti Banerjee
Venue: Sofitel Mumbai BKC

Get set for a Dinner Date!

After a long day at work, you might wish to go for a dinner date… Selecting clothes will be the last thing on your mind. Do not waste your energy on fretting about what to wear. Keep it simple, classy and wow:

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#Opt for a monochromatic a-line gown to keep it classy. It can be your best bet for a romantic evening.
# Make sure that it fits you well and looks comfortable too.
#Opt for a statement piece like a necklace to accessorize your attire. A watch can look chic too.
#Keep the makeup glamourous with a hint of glitter on the face, soft smoky eyes and glossy lip colour.

Sayanti Banerjee
Photo credit: Yogita Verma
Wardrobe credit: AND by Anita Dongre
Venue: Kebab Korner @ InterContinental, Churchgate, Mumbai

5 ‘WoW’ reasons to be @Kebab Korner

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#1 As far as the exotic recipes are concerned, they are from the legendary Chef Imtiaz Qureshi with a modern presentation by the sous chefs.
#2 While you are bound to get spoilt for choice, some of the ‘must-try’ dishes from the menu are –
Starter:
Kakori Kabab – the skewers of minced lamb are grilled on charcoal embers and will simply melt in your mouth.
Main course:
Khameeri roti – is soft bread cooked in clay oven and topped with exotic saffron.
Safed murgh supreme – has strips of tender chicken tossed up in mild spiced cream and yellow chili gravy.
Desserts:
Jalebi pearls as the name suggests, the caviar of jalebi are worth savouring with royal rabri by the side.
#3 The view of Marine Drive is completely breath-taking! You would want to sit by the huge glass windows overlooking the Arabian Sea and get mesmerized.
#4 While the décor is classy, the ambiance is warm and welcoming.
#5 It is a place ideal for a traditional, sit-down family buffet but you can also enjoy some couple time or ‘me-time’ there as well.
– Sayanti Banerjee

Photo credit: Yogita Verma

Venue: Kebab Korner @ InterContinental, Churchgate, Mumbai

Wear stripes differently!!!

How innovative can you get with stripes, depends on you. So next time you decide to wear something semi-formal to work, ditch the stripped business shirt and opt for a smart dungaree instead. Here’s what I choose to do to make my weekday dressing different and feel wow even on a Monday!

# Team up a simple black and white stripe bottom-wear with a fresh green for a change.
A hint of fluorescent always has a fun and funky effect.

#Keep the mood casual chic with minimal accessories.

#Simple makeup and clean hairdo always works best to complement this street style effortlessly.

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Photo credit: Yogita Verma

I-day=I want…

15th August is Independence Day and I wish to celebrate this day as a ‘freedom from the regular routine’. There are a few things that you can add-on to your weekend planner in order to do something different and feel Wow:

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Go Desi classy

# Sport the tri-colours of the Indian National Flag as a part of your makeup or as a cool tattoo!

#Even if you do not wear ethnic clothes like salwar suit or a saree often, go desi and look graceful.

#Accessories yourself with Indian trinkets and a bindi to make all the difference!

-Sayanti Banerjee

Photo credit: Yogita Verma

Happy Grooming @Home

While the face looks wow, the hands and the feet remain neglected… Quite common but can change right? So for a ‘head to toe’ well groomed look, make sure to try out a mini pedicure and manicure at home at least.

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Here’s how to go Wow!

# Use a scrub to remove the dead skin from your hands and feet.

# Apply a hydrating moisturizer to make your skin feel soft and supple. Choose the one that is non greasy and has a sweet aroma too.

#Apply vibrant colours on your nails that have an instant ‘pick-me-up’ effect!

I love sunflowers and wanted to rope in a hint of sunshine with shades of yellow. Go with the hues that make you HAPPY!

-Sayanti Banerjee
Photo credit: Yogita Verma