Take Your Sandals Off at Sandal Suites, Noida

Take Your Sandals Off at Sandal Suites, Noida

Unwind, relax and refresh at this spectacular property. About 25 kms from Delhi, situated just off the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, lies this hidden gem. Sandal Suites, operated by Lemon Tree Hotels, has 195 spacious and well-appointed suites, which feature a separate living area, an independent balcony and a kitchenette. A suite for differently-abled guests is specially designed for their comfort and convenience. The Crest Suite represents modern luxury, featuring an expansive bedroom, a beautifully designed dressing area, a separate study and a lavish bathroom.

~Cozy Bed, Warm Sheets and Soft Pillows~

Hotels are such crucial part of my travel as I love coming back to a neat shiny soft cozy bed after walking miles and exploring the unexplored. Aromatic fragrance, fresh fruit platter (mostly complimentary), crisp cookies, fresh bubble bath and a no disturbance room – that’s my way of holidaying and that’s exactly what I experienced at my recent stay at Sandal Suites, Noida by @lemontreehotels

~ Tranquility with cheerful birds around @lemontreehotels ~

Waking up and sipping a hot cup of tea in this beautiful balcony is the perfect way to spend a quiet yet quality weekend with your precious one.

Hotel rooms are my second home as I spend half a year travelling and I like my hotel to be as spick and span as I like my house to be.

We stayed at a Deluxe Suite during our recent visit at this hidden gem, Sandal Suites, Noida by @lemontreehotels. This suite had a bed room, a living and a dining area, fully equipped kitchen, a mini bar, beautifully spacious balcony with a spectacular view.

Since Ankush & I have different interests. He still likes to read his newspapers, magazines and watch news & sports on a vacation and I want to be in the pool or just sit in the balcony and listen to some good music. This spacious suite allowed both of us to enjoy our own interests and yet be around and relish each other’s company.

Why Should Kids Have All The Fun?

Adults are just outdated children. As we grow up, we learn a lot of things and also unlearn a few. The most important thing that we mustn’t unlearn is laughing our hearts out and enjoying little moments as innocently and happily we did, when were kids. The moment I saw this kids club arena at Sandal Suites that has a variety of fun swings, indoor games, chess, table tennis, squash court and much more, I had a ball quite literally..!!

Any PS4 fans in the house? There can’t be a dull moment here as I am surrounded with fun games to play.

There’s something for everyone, from babies to babas. There’s a variety of fun games for every age group. Whether you like to sweat it out on the squash court or prefer a game of table tennis, a focused game of chess or family fun with carrom, Sandal Suites by @lemontreehotels offers an array of indoor games for you to have a gala time.

 Being around the pool and doing nothing is my favourite part of holidaying. Sometimes getting lost in thoughts helps me find myself..!!

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Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self. Must be practiced regularly.

And on that wonderful note, Hasta-La-Vista to all the readers out there. Will come up with our next destination and another beautiful experience soon!! Till then, keep reading, keep travelling..!!

Renault Triber First Look| Most Spacious 7 Seater

Renault Triber First Look| Most Spacious 7 Seater

Renault will soon launch the seven-seater Triber in India. The bookings for the upcoming Renault Triber will start on August 17th. Renault Triber will be an important addition to the company’s product portfolio that currently comprises of the newly updated Duster, Kwid, Lodgy and Captur.

Super Spacious and Ultra Modular

The Renault TRIBER has been thoughtfully designed to accommodate comfort and convenience. It comes with the most spacious passenger cabin available in a sub-4m car. The space is smartly optimised with 100+ seating configurations, a boot space of 625 l and interior storage of up to 31 l. The TRIBER comes with first-in-industry EasyFix Seats for the 3rd row. The main seat combinations feature four exciting modes – the 5-seater Life Mode, the 7-seater Tribe Mode, the 4-seater Surf Mode and the 2-seater Camp Mode.

Robust & Attractive Exteriors

The Renault TRIBER is sure to make heads turn with its striking Projector Headlamps, stylish Roof Rails and LED DRLs. The ultra-modern Triple Edge Chrome Front Grille further adds to its presence. A Ground Clearance of 182 mm and SUV Skid Plates lend an impressive stance while offering protection on rough roads.

Modern & Well-Equipped Interiors

Experience all-new modern interiors inside the Renault TRIBER. The Deep Black and Greige interiors with harmonious trims exude warmth while the new Centre Fascia with sleek chrome edges spells sophistication. The super spacious TRIBER features a stylish Dual Tone Dashboard with silver accents, an LED Instrument Cluster and Twin AC. Its easy-to-use MediaNAV Evolution with 20.32 cm Touchscreen comes integrated with Android AutoTM, Apple CarPlay, Push-to-Talk and Video Playback on your screen. The smart technology continues in the Smart Access Card with keyless entry and the Push Start/Stop Button, to further enhance your driving experience.

Below are some of Renault Triber’s striking features:

ATTRACTIVE EXTERIORS:

  • Triple Edge Chrome Front Grille
  • Projector Headlamps & LED DRLs
  • SUV Skid Plates
  • Roof Rails with Load Carrying Capacity
  • Wheel Cladding with Flared Wheel Arches
  • High Ground Clearance
  • Eagle Beak Split Tail Lamps

MODERN INTERIORS:

  • LED Instrument Cluster
  • Dual Tone Dashboard with Silver Accent
  • 20.32 cm (8”) MediaNAV Evolution Touchscreen
  • Comfortable Seats


SPACE & FLEXIBILITY

  • 2nd Row Seats – Slide+Fold + Tumble+Recline
  • 3rd Row EasyFix Seats – Independently Removable (First-in-industry)
  • 625L Boot Space in 5-seater Configuration
  • 100+ seating configurations
  • Total Interior Storage – Up to 31L
  • Cooled Storage in Centre Console
  • Cooled Lower Glove Box

SEATING MODES

  • Life Mode
  • Tribe Mode
  • Camp Mode
  • Surf Mode

TECHNOLOGY

  • LED Instrument Cluster
  • Smart Access Card
  • Push Button Start / Stop
  • Rear View Camera
  • 20.32 cm (8”) MediaNAV Evolution Touchscreen
  • Android AutoTM & Apple CarPlay
  • Video Playback
  • 4 Speakers + 2 Tweeters


ENGINE & PLATFORM

  • Energy Engine
  • All New Platform
  • Space within 3.99 metres Length
  • Engineering Breakthrough to Maximise Cabin Space
  • Unique Roominess with Unmatched Modularity

COMFORT

  • 625L Boot Space in 5-seater Configuration
  • Total Interior Storage – Up to 31L
  • 2nd and 3rd Row AC Vents

Renault Triber Expected Price:

Expectations are that Renault Triber price in India will range between Rs 5.50 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 7.50 lakh (ex-showroom)

~The Duplex Suite @hyattregencykolkata ~

~The Duplex Suite @hyattregencykolkata ~

Comfort, Class and Cleanliness is on my priority list whenever I decide to stay at any hotel. Cozy beds, fresh aroma, smiling faces and efficient services is all that i want whenever I am away from home. Last week, while we visited Kolkata, we checked into Hyatt Regency for a couple of days.

This room that you can see here in the photographs was spectacular. It was an elegant, bi-level luxurious suite with interior featuring skylight, Malaysian teak floors and textured walls that complement living area, marble bath with jetted spa tub and rain shower. Had an exhilarating experience, with efficient and warm staff who provided us with the best services.

Hyatt Regency portrays spectacular landscape gardens featuring 234 luxury rooms including 70 Regency Club rooms and 13 suites supported by world-class amenities.

Luxury is attention to detail, originality, exclusivity and above all, quality…!! Wine-ing away & preparing for a rosy dip

Fresh Fruits, Buttered Muffins, Delicious Doughnuts, Yummy Buns, Hot Coffee and Some Balloons..!! Yeah that’s what I wanted in my breakfast and that’s exactly what I got. I was quite impressed by Hyatt’s hospitality, detailing and efficiency. 

“Eat glitter for breakfast and shine all day”. Delicious, Decadent, and Exquisitely presented @hyattregencykolkata .

Travel, Eat, Train, Sleep, Repeat

Travelling is my passion and exploring new cuisines is a hobby. While having this kind of a lifestyle, if one doesn’t exercise or follow a fitness regime, you’re bound to gain weight endlessly or become lethargic, hence I ensure to take out at least 45 minutes everyday to exercise, no matter which part of the world I am in. Got introduced to some new equipments, machines & techniques while exercising at Hyatt Regency, Kolkata.

Hyatt Regency, Kolkata has a 10,000 sq ft. wellness centre on the premises of the hotel, comprising of 2,200 sq ft fully equipped gymnasium featuring the latest cardiovascular equipment, as well as separate spas for men and women, with a steam room, a sauna, a whirlpool bath and a chill pool..!!

OMG, let’s play some squash.

No matter what game you play, giving your 100% is a must, irrespective of winning or losing..!! Had a ball sweating it out

Heart is where the pool is. Lost my heart at this gorgeous pool, the best in town  @hyattregencykolkata

Spent hours sitting around this pool and just admiring its beauty..!! It was an amazing conversation with nature, with a sprinkle of rain

~ Holistic, Natural & Therapeutic ~

Apart from being an excellent stress reliever, a spa can do wonders for health. I have been suffering from a backache from the last couple of months and was thinking of indulging in a relaxing spa. Deep tissue massage helps releasing chronic muscle tension, lowering spasms, treating anxiety, reducing arthritis symptoms, lowering blood pressure and improving recovery from injuries.

While staying at Hyatt Regency, Kolkata, I decided to take up a spa for my bachache, before stepping out to explore the city. The therapist was extremely professional and skilful. As it’s required in a deep tissue massage, the therapist used various techniques with fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms to stress on various parts of the body. It was an extremely rejuvenating and relaxing experience and despite taking that session for an hour, I didn’t want it to end. The massage not only alleviated my pain but also helped me get a sound sleep that night.

Club Prana at Hyatt Regency, Kolkata offers a wide range of relaxing services including massages, body wraps, and facials. Their treatments focus on integrating holistic, natural, and therapeutic techniques to ensure providing an optimal wellness and relaxation..!! An absolute perfect place for rejuvenation and detoxification from the regular hustle bustle of city life.

Sunday’s Stunning Spread

It was an absolute pleasure meeting this gentleman!

From a world cuisine to authentic Italian or a true taste of Indian delicacies, the hotel offers a variety of choices of Kolkata restaurants. Italian Sunday Pranzo at La Cucina, the special Sunday Brunch at Waterside Café, specially crafted Women’s Healthy menu or extremely popular breakfast at Waterside Café adds varieties of luxury dining in Kolkata. The food served at Hyatt is spectacular but what I loved the most was their Sunday Brunch spread. It is so well prepared, spread and presented that you would end up just going gaga over it.

I loved every bit of my experience at Hyatt Regency in Kolkata and I hope to return soon again..!! Tumi’i śrēṣṭha Hyatt, Āmi śīghra’i ābāra dēkhā habē..!!! Lots of Love..!!











Ever felt under confident for being under weight?

Skinny body making your legs tremble with nervousness? Is it killing your confidence?

Self-confidence is the most important aspect of one’s life, it can either make or break you. It is what you must carry with yourself wherever you go and as they say, first impression is sometimes the last impression. Now, how can you ensure that your first impression is impactful and you’re not lacking confidence?

Several factors contribute to self-confidence- appearance and knowledge being the top most imperative factors. One must work on both these aspects for a positive and successful life. Knowledge is an on-going process that one needs to continuously work on. Today, let’s talk about the physical appearance that can be built and improved with time.

Being skinny is when you’re thinner than the usual or too lean to fit into most of your outfits. If you feel your outfits just hang on you and aren’t fitting well as it does on others, you’re under weight and need to put on some kilos.

A person may be underweight due to genetics, metabolism, lack of food, eating disorder or illness (both physical and mental). Being underweight is associated with certain medical conditions, including anorexia, type 1 diabetes, hyperthyroidism, cancer, or tuberculosis.

How to check if you’re under weight?

You can check if you’re underweight or not by calculating your BMI. Body-Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. It gives you an idea of whether you’re ‘underweight’, a ‘healthy’ weight, ‘overweight’, or ‘obese’ for your height.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH):

  • A BMI of less than 18.5 means that a person is underweight.
  • A BMI of between 18.5 and 24.9 is ideal.
  • A BMI of between 25 and 29.9 is overweight.
  • A BMI over 30 indicates obesity.

Quick tips to gain weight naturally:

  • Don’t drink water before meals. This can fill your stomach and make it harder to get in enough calories.
  • Eat more often
  • Drink milk
  • Have Endura Mass
  • Use bigger plates
  • Add cream to your coffee
  • Get quality sleep

HOW CAN ENDURA MASS HELP IN GAINING WEIGHT NATURALLY?

  • Endura Mass is an easy way to gain and maintain weight. It is 100% vegetarian therefore it can be taken without any hesitation
  • A balanced formulation of high quality soy proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and vitamins, Endura Mass gives vital nutrients and energy that helps in gaining optimum weight
  • Ingredients: Contains Whole Milk, Skimmed Milk, Maltos Dextrine, Soy proteins, Sucrose, Minerals, Vitamins, Approved Flavours and Preservatives
  • It is available in 3 different Flavours, Banana, Vanilla and Chocolate, so choose basis for your choice.
  • Endura Mass has the ability to construct the nucleus of cells in the body and acts as an anabolic booster. It decreases muscular degradation, helping in building muscle mass.
  • Endura Mass gives ~3480 extra calories per day to your body (apart from the calories you gain from your regular diet)
  • Further, you can take it with milk or even juice, and let me tell you it has No Cholesterol and No Trans Fat.
  • This product also claims “no side effects” and is acclaimed 100% safe.
  • Endura is a GMP certified company, and an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 22000:2005 (HACCP) certified company. This proves the high standards it has wrt Quality measures.
  • Further, it is manufactured in collaboration with Solae LLC, USA. Endura sources its Key ingredients from Solae, which is a world leader in Innovative Soy-based technologies
  • Suggested Use: Add 10-30 gms (2-3 teaspoons) Endura Mass in a glass or milk or juice. Mix well. Take this drink one to three times a day. For quick gain, mix 2-3 teaspoons of Endura Mass in a glass of full cream milk along with 2 bananas. Take this twice, daily. Avoid taking Endura Mass just before bedtime.

St+art Delhi 2019; Celebrating the expansion of India’s First Public Art District through an Immersive Urban Art Experience

St+art Delhi 2019; Celebrating the expansion of India’s First Public Art District through an Immersive Urban Art Experience

St+art Delhi 2019; Celebrating the expansion of India’s First Public Art District through an Immersive Urban Art Experience
St+art India Foundation’s latest festival offers an inclusive, urban art experience for all

St+art India Foundation (St+art) is pleased to announce its Urban Art Festival – St+art Delhi 2019, supported by Asian Paints.  Since inception in 2014, the St+art has worked tirelessly towards its vision of making art accessible to everyone through transforming public spaces and creating open-air public art galleries, which not only ignite conversation but also increase community pride and interaction.

This year, St+art Delhi 2019, will include, an expansion of the flagship project – (i) The Lodhi Art District with an addition of more than 20 new murals, (ii) an immersive art exhibition – F(r)iction at KONAthat will represent the discourse on the changing nature of the relationship between Art, Nature and Technology at Jor Bagh and, (iii) a special focus on increasing community participation at Lodhi Colony and surrounding areas.  The festival will see participation from over 30 creators including artists, musicians, chefs and performers, and will run for 6 weeks until mid-march 2019. A true celebration of diversity, cultures and inclusivity, making art accessible to all.

Over the years, St+art has transformed the walls between Khanna market and Meherchand Market into a public art gallery, made possible with support from the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) & Swachh Bharat mission.  The aim is to re-invigorate the Lodhi Colony area of New Delhi and convert it into the first open-air art district in India. St+art’s projects have found immense support from the long term association with Asian Paints. Speaking of this shared vision, Mr. Amit Syngle, COO, Asian Paints Limited, said, “Delhi is known for its rich history and heritage. Through St+art festival, we are continuing to create the country’s first public art space, Lodhi Art District. Asian Paints feels elated to support St+art India Foundation and the national and international artists as they set out to paint the art district of Lodhi in unique colours and concepts. This year we are excited to take St+art Delhi 2019 to the next level by increasing community participation at Lodhi Colony and the surrounding areas”

The passionate team at St+art added that, “It has been our endeavour to increase awareness and initiate public discourse on the benefits of public art and encourage creative expression. This year we have built the festival with the Lodhi community at its core, The Lodhi Art District, as India’s first Public Art District,  provides an example of how art can be made democrative, accessible, inclusive, uplift communities and above all, celebrate diversity. We are encouraged by the continuing support of our partners and the Government, to not only expand the Lodhi Art District, but also manifest other public art disctricts across India.

St+art provides a unique platform for cultural exchange, by inviting artists from all over the world, activating unique networks, creating engaging projects for public consumption.  This is made possible with the support from Institutes of culture, embassies and international organizations such as, European Union (EU), the Singapore Tourism Board, Australian High Commission, The Jaunt, The Japan Foundation, New Zealand High Commission, Institute Camoes, Instituto Cervantes, Pro Helvetia, Italian Embassy Culture Centre, Polish Institute and The Mexican Embassy amongst others.

‘Passion Meets Possibilities’ – Collaboration with Singapore Tourism Board: This year, a special project will be realized with artists from Singapore, featuring visual arts, AR projects, music and F&B experiences at two locations.  The Lodhi Art District will feature a special Singapore artist’s lane, and F(r )iction at KONA will feature art installations bringing to light the most cutting edge art expressions by Singapore artists. Speaking about the collaboration, Mr. GB Srithar, Regional Director (South Asia, Middle East and Africa) Singapore Tourism Board said, “We are happy to partner with St+art India Foundation and Impresario Group for the second time, after a successful collaboration in Mumbai in 2017. This time around, our partnership will showcase Singaporean art and culture in New Delhi. With young Indian travellers increasingly seeking different, immersive and authentic experiences, we seek innovative ways of connecting with them and presenting Singapore in a different light. The Singaporean artists at the Festival, driven by their passion for artistic expression and creativity, embody our brand Passion Made Possible. They will convey to the Festival visitors a sense of the dynamic spirit of Singapore by sharing their journeys in pursuing their passions.”

Amongst the most significant collaborations with foreign institutions, towards cultural exchanges and socially relevant projects, this year St+art is honoured to work with the European Union (EU). Polish artist, Nespoon is going to create a large mural and conduct a skill-learning workshop with a group of unprivileged women, which will be inaugurated on 8th March in the presence of the artist, the EU ambassador and 28 European ambassadors.

Some Highlights of St+art Delhi 2019

Lodhi Art District:  An additional 20 new murals have been planned this year. The artists will produce their interpretation of social causes such as, women empowerment, climate change, waste and upcycling and various other pertinent issues.  The festival will be made experiential through a focus on interactive media art pieces, which will explore the use of public space with emerging technologies.  Visitors are encouraged to participate in artist-led workshops and curated tours for children and adults, in order to champion accessibility, there will be specially curated tours for the differently-abled.

For more information and festival updates, follow @startindia on Instagram

F(r)iction at KONA: An immersive walk-through multimedia artworks by national and international artists. The temporary exhibition will invite the public to dig into the complexities of our lives entangled in dichotomies and crosspollinations between technology, art and nature.

Technology is changing our interactions with what all surrounds us, with nature, with ourselves within it as well as the viewership and creation of art. Thanks to technology also our definition of what art is made us capable of thinking about it in a more dynamic, open-minded way. It has also increased accessibility to art, making it no longer a realm of the elite. But does the desire of a captivating instagram picture dilute the reason of art to be? Urban Contemporary Art, St+art’s domain, became popular majorly thanks to the social media power, F(r)iction is an occasion to present this movement and its dynamics while presenting different perspectives through the artists’ lenses.

Site-specific installations, videos, interactive multimedia pieces and murals transform the venue of Kona – in Jor Bagh Market – in a parallel universe of frictions and fictions, from 16th February until mid-march 2019.

Community Outreach and engagement: This year, there has been overarching community outreach effort that began with reaching out over 7500 households, using the extensive newspaper delivery networks, to get feedback on their interests, and the stories of the Lodhi community.  As a result of the outreach, free workshops, performances and curated tours, tailored to engage the communities have been scheduled, as a way of thanking them for their continued support. These efforts will culminate in a dedicated community wall – “saath saath”, and a talent showcase from the residents, to activate a sense of ownership and community pride for the Lodhi Art District residential community.

Pastel Euphoria with Craftsvilla

~Muted Silhouette Play~

Indian women are considered as epitome of beauty and elegance. Indian attire is what makes their beauty look more graceful and dignified. Kurtis are preferably the first choice of every Indian woman when it comes to comfort and style. Kurtis are the perfect attire to be worn at different occasions and celebrations.

Pastel Euphoria by Craftsvilla is designed beautifully to suit every Indian woman- be it a corporate woman, young college girl, a housewife or a business woman. They have got diverse designs to match the requirement of every Indian woman. Be it a festival or a corporate event, family get together or a date night, these pastel Kurtis are apt for every outing. It adds the much needed sophistication to her persona, elevating her style quotient to another level.

Pair it with jeans, leggings or palazzos, to suit your comfort and style and look chic with each combination.

The Pastel Design Kurtis by Craftsvilla are oh-so perfect for this festive season. Celebrate the festivity in the most comfortable Indian outfit and party in full swing. Your outfit should reflect the touch of Indian culture.

Below are the two Kurtis that I totally loved and I have added to my wardrobe for the festival ahead.

Craftsvilla Kurti         Craftsvilla Pastel                                     Printed Mint Anarkali Style Kurti Dress with Pastel Rose Tie up Jacket at INR 1899/-

  Craftsvilla Pastel                                          Printed Mint Colour One-shoulder Ruffle Sleeves Kurti Dress at INR 1399/-

There are multiple designs available online at www.craftsvilla.com and you can check out an array of gorgeous options..!! Enjoy Festivity.. Cheers..!!!

 

 

 

 

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