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Monday, June 27, 2016

Versatile Viviana full of Verve

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I Love Mumbai and still Thane was never in my orbit.  I received an exclusive invite by Viviana Mall, one of the largest experiential mall in Mumbai for a grand food festival to celebrate its 3rd Anniversary. I was like, who wants to travel all the way to Thane in this rainy weather ?. Being a hard core journalist, I could not resist the temptation of googling Viviana Mall, Thane. Here's what I found out, that  magnetized me to versatile Viviana Mall , Thane on 25th June. :


#‎VivianaMall‬, Thane : One of the largest mall in Mumbai . spread across 1 million square feet. It is crowned with over 12 awards in a year in the areas of  architecture, mall marketing , design and mall management categories.  It encompasses over 240 stores. It has best premium brands. 
It is the only mall in Mumbai which is user-friendly with visually-impaired. The high-end technology implemented by Viviana, allows blind people to navigate through the mall by tapping and feeling the tags. Viviana has collaborated with XRCVC to run special computer training center for visually-impaired. 



It is the only mall to showcase 4DX cinema with 14 display screens. The great gaming experience with Bowling alleys , Open football court etc. are all present at the Viviana for recreation and rejuvenation. Naturally the visitors enjoy this Versatile, full of Verve Viviana to the Venus and back.
                          
                             

The heading Versatile Viviana truly depicts the multifaceted , all-round, resourceful , flexible features of Viviana mall. It is built with a view to create a heaven for shoppers. A three-level complex with a front lobby covering 650 ft, the mall boasts of a near million square feet of space for shopping and leisure activities. At the main entrance, the customers are welcomed into a courtyard plaza with tall fountains, a rich landscape and outdoor food kiosks with an open-air seating area. While, on entering the imposing structure one finds himself beneath a large atrium that filters in plenty of natural light through its translucent ceiling as high as 60 feet. In the evenings, the lively ambiance is further played up by strategically placed floor lanterns that reach a height of 68 feet.

Like a true blue Mumbaikar, even the heavy rains could not dampen the Spirit Of Mumbai, once I determined to join the 3rd Anniversary celebrations of  Viviana Mall . Braving the pouring cats & dogs, when I finally entered the decked up lobby of Viviana,  I exclaimed ' Viva La Viviana ! '

                      

Viviana Mall has 3 entrance and 3 exit points to the building . The food Court has a total area of 16,000 sq. ft. and it can seat up to 1,200 people. Go get your share of Italian pizzas and pastas, American burgers and fries, Japanese sushi and Chinese fast food, to South Indian dosas, North Indian Tandoor, Delhi street chaats, Thalis and an endless variety of deserts. 
Viviana Mall FEC - Family Entertainment Centre covers over 25,000 sq. ft. on the second level of Viviana Mall. Bumper-cars and bowling to 32 bit arcade games and entertainment for toddlers, the play zone sets a new standard for family entertainment. 
Cinepolis - one of the largest multiplexes in the country with 14 cinema screens that seats up to 2,400 people and the most number of shows - a new show will start every 15 minutes so no one will ever again be late to a movie! 
Car Parking : The largest parking lot seen in any mall across India for ramp parking of up to 2,400 vehicles. 
Viviana Mall is strategically located on the Eastern Express Highway, in the district of Thane. This lends it 2 of the most essential qualities in ensuring more than adequate footfalls i.e. maximum visibility and easy connectivity. 
Viviana Mall has won the prestigious Cityscape Award for the Best Future Retail Development


What's more you get the great deals on food Every Tuesday. Every Wednesday is Women's day at Viviana. Gaming Guruwar presents Viviana Royal, Family contests on Facebook, every Friday.
We were given a choice of three specialty restaurant to try out the Starters , Main course and Desserts. We chose Northern Tadka for Starters ,  The Yellow Chili for Main course and British Brewing Company for desserts.
Come join me at ‪#‎VivianaMall‬. Let's celebrate ‪#‎3YearsOfViviana‬


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Launch of #OrganicHarvestJuhu

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Alohawaii : Organic Harvest - 11th exclusive outlet at Juhu, Mumbai

 The vibrant tropical decor featuring fluorescent umbrellas, dewy Daisies, fresh pineapples , tender coconuts , green foliage, beaded necklaces, sunflower shades, fresh juices, dainty cupcakes and pretty hostesses greeted the Mumbai Lifestyle bloggers at the very entrance of Organic Harvest's Juhu outlet.


In this great age of turning towards nature, back to basics, many of us prefer organic products. We crave for the basic necessities like Food, Clothing and farm houses all to be satiated Organically. Looking & feeling beautiful through Organic products is  most sought after. Resulting, we the lucky Mumbaikars have a place to call our own as Organic Harvest's latest exclusive brand outlet at Juhu, near Sea Princes Hotel.

The Organic Harvest , Juhu stocks the high quality , pure organic and aesthetically packed , complete range of the authentic organic products including more than 60 hair care, skin care and body care products along with 26 varieties of essential oils. The product range starts from Rs. 149 and goes up to Rs. 1995. The Organic Harvest store has been aesthetically designed with an earthy look and feel. The store is spread over 300 square feet area with its signature green grass wall, which is in keeping with the brand’s organic product philosophy.
                                

Organic Harvest product range carries EcoCert, OneCert & Natrue certifications. The raw materials are derived from plants, which are grown completely sans chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. Hence, the Organic Harvest products, true to its name, are an ode to nature in its purest form. 
                                Commenting on the brand’s milestone, Mr. Rahul Agarwal, CEO, Organic Harvest said, “Our products cater to the needs of women who want to look their natural best. Consumers now days are very well informed. We want to cater to these discerning who want to use purely organic products replete with all the goodness of nature. We are very happy to open our 4th exclusive store in Mumbai and planning to open 10 more stores across the country including cities like Jalandhar, Ludhiana and many more. We hope to make a positive difference in the lives of all our patrons.”                                  
    Organic Harvest is India’s only brand that offers a complete range of organic personal care and beauty products. With its unmatched quality and competitive pricing of products in the beauty industry, Organic Harvest is growing rapidly with repeat and referral customers since its launch in June 2013. Presently Organic Harvest is available in more than 600 retail outlets across India, including cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Bareilly and Dehradun.
                                             
Some of the best-selling products of Organic Harvest include 3-in-1 Face Wash, Exfoliating Face Scrub, Sunscreen SPF 60 and Anti Pigmentation Cream. The brand has a vast range of Cleansers, Sunscreens, Toners, Shower Gels, Shampoos, Conditioners, Treatment Creams and serums, Lip Balms etc.


            Store Location: Shop No -3, Juhu Tara Road, Santa Road West, Mumbai. 
                    For more information, please visit - www.organicharvest.in 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

CONTIKI in INDIA

                                                                                       
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CONTIKI, the leading Global Youth Travel Brand invited the travel bloggers to be part of their official launch in India on 8th June at Shiro.

It is always so exhilarating  to meet your blogger-buddies at the very entrance of the party venue and exchange all that's happening and how!

Travelling makes us Smart as we explore places and make friendships with foreigners. We learn much more from the new surrounding and numerous perspectives. Gaining knowledge through moving around and getting introduced to various cultures is jolly entertaining.

Starting young has its own charm and advantage as our mindsets are clear, not yet demoralized through pessimism.

That's where CONTIKI travelling with #NOREGRETS comes into picture and the picture becomes all Glossy Glamorous.

Let's know a bit more about  CONTIKI
  • CONTIKI is the No.1 Youth Holiday Company in the world, with a presence in over 60 countries. Travelers get to choose from an exciting and extensive range of trips.
CONTIKI is operating since 1962. It prides itself in always delivering outstanding value and investing in the best people. Contiki offers great accommodation : at the end of a long day exploring ,travelers do get exhausted. Centrally located , comfortable three and four star accommodation is most welcome for enjoying the trip. 


CONTIKI are firm believers that life’s greatest experiences are made better by the people you share them with. Contiki has 7 ways to travel to suit all kind of personalities i.e. Discovery Plus , High Energy , In Depth , Easy Pace, Camping, Sailing & Cruise, Winter & Ski, Festivals & short Stays.


CONTIKI invented group travel for young people in 1962 and they have spent the past 54 years perfecting it. Travel is about exploration, so Contiki trips give ME time to travelers: the flexibility and freedom to eat, see and do all their heart desires.

  • You’ll explore amazing destinations with a group of 18-35 year olds from around the world who share your passion for adventure, good times and creating memories that define what it is to be young, wild and free.

With over 270 trips covering Europe, Australia, North America ,New Zealand, Asia and Latin America and plenty of departure dates to work into your schedule, you'll never be short of options on where to go for your next great adventure. 


CONTIKI takes care of all the boring logistics like booking hotels, finding the best spots for dinner in small towns where no one speaks English and getting you from place to place.


To know more about CONTIKI , please check www.contiki.com 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Delectable Desire Cafe Istaa

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'Alchemist' is my all time favorite book and the quote 'When you desire something with all your heart , all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it', has been my lodestar since then.


Come, join me to fulfill the Delectable Desire at cafe Istaa

Spicy Garlic Bread : Crispy  toasts topped with melted cheese, spicy red sauce, Oregano and chili flakes. #CafeIstaa
      


                                                         Paneer Tikka Sandwich : Bread slices stuffed and grilled with Paneer cubes, marinated in traditional tandoor sauce 

     
I had seen a few pics of Cafe Istaa , and was eager to check it out with my own eyes , I mean with my own camera. I did succeed in capturing the essence of Cafe Istaa ( 'Istaa' is an Italicized version of Sanskrit -Ishta meaning Desirable , Favored , Adored Excellence ) but alas! I can not boast of those eye-candy frames cause I lost my prized-camera , the same day , before I could upload those lovely pics on my laptop. How ? Where ? When ?.  I will write a detail blog-post about it some day, when I recover from the shock.
                                    

How to find Cafe Istaa in Sion ? Very easy. It's near Sion Station, very near the famed GuruKripa and bang opposite SIES college. Naturally the majority occupants are college-students having FUNtastic time. And No , they are not splurging their parents' money here. Surprisingly nobody splurges at Cafe Istaa cause it's impossible. I was bowled over by the Victorian Era prices of all preps ( Sweets as well as Savories ). Take for example,  above Mock tail : Oreo Treat. Just one sip, and you are transported to the heaven. I exclaimed, How sinful! must cost a BOMB ?. Can you believe? It's just for INR 100. I checked the prices of all mock tails. 

                                             
Mocha Frappicano , Choco-Loco , Virgin Pina colada , Fruit Punch , Twisty Tangy , Spicy Guava , Mojito, Kiwi Aid , Fizz Blue , Apple Mint Splash. All cost INR 100?. Mr. Alok Babu has simple enough explanation. " Word of Mouth Publicity, fetches quality crowd, which in itself evens out the cost. We are gaining much more than profit, that is Goodwill with customers' Happiness." If only all the businessmen cared for us like Mr. Alok of Cafe Istaa.

                

                                          

                       Cappuccino espresso with a smooth topping of milk foam #CafeIstaa 

          


  Salsa Rosa #cafeistaa combination of red sauce and white sauce to create lovely pink 

  

Pizza Fries : Combination of golden brown fries with herbs , pizza sauce , and melted cheese

                                              

Alfredo : Pasta in creamy cheese sauce with sprinkle of basil , tomato sauce flavored in roasted garlic and pepper.


Arabiatta : Pasta sauced in rich tomato and fresh basil sauce with Italian herbs and spices 



                                                                                     Risotto


                                                                              Chocolate truffle


                                                                             Red velvet cake


  Waffles with ice cream, garnished with chocolate syrup 


                                                                      Garlic bread with cheese


     Basil pasta 


                                                                             Broccoli soup



                              French Fries - golden on the outside , soft and fluffy inside, served with Mayo dip 



                                                                    Mack & Cheese Pizza



Picture Courtesy : Sarada Sridhar / Cafe Istaa