Easter Special Treat👯

There is something cute about Easter, the bunnies? They bring out the child in you. That is how I and my friends felt while enjoying a Special Easter Sunday brunch at the Holiday Inn. The food is a treat for your mood as well!!!

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GOING GLOकAL …

While in our hectic lifestyle we eat to live, when it comes to eating out- we live to eat!
So catching up with friends over food at a restaurant or having a dinner date becomes extra special. Time seems to stop for once as you savour your food, relish a drink and soak in the experience of a happy ambiance.
This is how I felt today while enjoying a meal with my friends at the newly launched GLOकAL  Junction in worli.

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Crafted with Good Cheer!!!

Last two weekends of 2016, what are your plans? If party with friends is your agenda, then here is a must try restobar. As the name suggests, Craftbar is a food and drinks options crafted with passion.

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7 Bitter-Sweet Things about Chocolates…

If there is one thing that makes me happy instantly, it is chocolate. I can vouch that not only children but we adults too love this soul food!

There is always a debate that these sweet treats lead to weight gain and pimples. On International Chocolate Day, I had a tètè-a-tètè with Andaleeb Sahar Sayed, Executive Pastry Chef of The Lalit Mumbai, on the bitter sweet things about Chocolates.

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WoW Ice Cream Time!!!

When you think of indulging and forgetting about calories…You can never have enough of ice-creams!!!
I had my share of ‘happy high’ digging into an innovative array of flavours at Papacream. This latest outlet in Mumbai does not only serve up exotic frozen desserts but also an experience worth savouring.

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Here’s what makes it a WoW hangout:

1# The chocolate and fruit jelly combination of Sushi never tasted better. It is a must try platter and can be shared too.

2# The window décor of a cart wheel with jars of yummy toppings is quite inviting. It is also perfect for a photo backdrop to add onto the memories.

3# The service is quick and thanks to liquid nitrogen technology that makes sure that your ice-cream does not melt into a watery soup easily.

-Sayanti Banerjee

WoW Hair trend to try…

While one of the most awaited Bollywood movies Tamasha is gearing up for Diwali release, the teasers are grabbing all eyeballs. I love Deepika Padukone’s sun-kissed hair colour that makes her stand out as an effortless diva in this romantic flick. I got the look this weekend and here’s what makes it WoW:

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1# It is subtle yet sexy. You can carry if off fashionably with any outfit you like.

2# It is low maintenance as you don’t need a frequent hair cut and can wear it messy but still look classy.

3# It is trending on instagram currently as balayage or tie-die which is almost like hand painted hair strands. Try it now!

-Sayanti Banerjee

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

Be a #Showstopper!

It is Friday evening and you are wondering what to wear, where to go and what to do… Well, I am in that frame of mind right now and have realized that an outfit can actually set the mood for everything else to follow suit. You can call me a ‘fashion show’ addict as I never miss to check out what’s hot on the ramps across the global runways. They not only are a visual treat but can inspire you to look ‘wow’!

I love to experiment but if I feel a designer’s style suits me, I don’t mind picking up more from her collection. Of late, http://www.latej.com has become my ‘go-to’ option. This pink maxi gown makes me feel like a diva.

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#The vintage cut work embroidery around the neck makes it ideal attire for a sophisticated occasion.

#The long cuff sleeves upgrade the style quotient to Victorian glamour. So you can bring on the indo-western look effortlessly.

. #While the elastic waist band makes the fit comfortable, the plunging back transforms it to ‘super sexy’!

#A gorgeous mix of georgette and silk fabrics keep the fashion statement regal and classy.

-Sayanti Banerjee

Photo credit: Aanchal Dhara Wardrobe credit: La Tej by fashion designer Tejal Kandpile Venue: Cafe Aylanto

‘Hungry Bird’ Anybody?

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It is just Tuesday, but your heart is longing to get to the weekend… For an instant ‘pick-me-up’ feel, go out for dinner post work?

Try savoring the flavors from across the world with mouth-watering cuisines from Spain, Peru, Thailand and beyond for a happy change!
‘Hungry Bird’ in Seven Bunglows, Andheri West, was my ‘Wow’ food find last week and I do not mind going back for more this evening!

Here are the lip-smacking, mood boosters from the exotic platter that you must indulge in:

#Papas ala diabla
Chunks of fried potato tossed with cream, cheese, chipotle and black pepper

#Huevo cabreados
Spanish way of fried egg and shoestring fries, served with aioli and spicy tomato salsa

#Anticuchos de pollo
Peruvian chicken skewers marinated with olive oil and amazing garnishing

Though a small eating joint, what makes it ‘WoW’ is the fact that the food is served with love!

Sayanti Banerjee
Photo credit- Yogita Verma