Thursday, December 27, 2012

Restaurant Review : Magique !



The Garden of Five Senses is a park in South Delhi, which claims to stimulate all five senses with its beauty and attractions. A visit to restaurant Magique is where taste is put to the test. The larger (and more interesting) part of this dinner-only restaurant is located outdoors. Lush greenery, candles everywhere and comfy eco-chic seating areas: Magique is the perfect escape from the busy and noisy Delhi. Indulge your pre-dinner cocktail cravings with one of their creative mixtures, such as one of the dozen different flavored Martini’s. The food menu has a good selection of dishes with European, Asian or (modern) local flavors. After dinner, you walk through the garden to The Zoo (one of Delhi’s current hotspots) for some more drinks before heading back into the crowded city. Magique is a well-kept secret in Delhi; hardly any taxi driver knows how to get there, so be sure to get (and give) precise directions. And yes, please bring insect repellent. Mosquitoes seem to love this tropical little garden too.






Visit this garden restaurant in the evening and watch dusk turn to night. When the lamps are turned on, you'll agree that Magique lives up to its name. Put together by someone who knows his food, the lunch menu has its emphasis on pizzas and sophisticated salads, while dinner is showcase time. The menu is an exceedingly well put together set of dishes with ingredients and influences from around the world so that no one culinary strand predominates. Thaiinspired, Lebanese, Italian - it's all there, but cleverly disguised to avoid the tag of region-specific food. Magique is a class act.










Set into the garden of five senses, Magique provides you with a memory to cherish as its ambiance has an old world charm of the wood cabins. Though it is usually visited more often in the winters as its outdoors seating is beautiful, complete with fairy lights, candles and small fountains, summer has its own charm with the indoor seating that does not disappoint, with beautiful high arches and antiques.Not only do the chefs provide you with a array of choices, they make sure you never forget your meals at Magique! Everything is cooked to perfection, be it your starters or desserts. Magique also stores a fine collection that can be enjoyed with the meals. All in all, Magique is a place for intimate meals with people you love....


I would surely recommend you to have a date mandatorily at this aesthetic place.

Lots of Love


XOXO

MSD




Wednesday, December 26, 2012

VERSACE FOR H&M REVIEW + HAUL




the rule is, we all got some kind of bracelet, with different colours, 
and every colour has its time to shop the versace for h&m collection



*take a look inside the store*


......and this is my versace for h&m haul!!!! :D





















Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Kum to Kunzum Cafe, Hauz Khas Village



Phew !PHEW! Finally a place for travelers to meet.In the real world – not on social media.To simply bum around.Exchange travel stories. Make travel plans.Read up travel books in the library.Post travelogues & pics. Even write books.And buy travel books and photographic art.Over coffee and cookies. PAY WHAT YOU LIKE.Use free Wi-Fi.Only at the…Kunzum Travel Café!





The Kunzum Travel Cafe in Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

When you cannot travel, what is the next best thing that you can do? Make travel plans. Or get transported virtually to dream destinations when others share their travel stories with you. And you do likewise.


This is what the Kunzum Travel Café is all about. A place for travellers to meet, exchange travel stories, make friends, even connect with future travel partners –while spending the day bumming around over coffee and free Wi-Fi. Also on offer are opportunities to attend interactive talks and workshops by travellers, photographers, writers and other relevant personalities. Or they can simply sit back and enjoy as musicians jam around.


Visitors would also be encouraged to share their travel stories, anecdotes, experiences, images and videos with others – on Kunzum.com, at a scrapbook available at the café or on the pin boards.


A well stocked library can be referred to for travel books including guides, coffee table books and travelogues. Travel companies offering unique services have started leaving their catalogs at the café too – enabling travellers to make well informed choices. Visitors would be offered books published by Kunzum as well as photographic art curated by it.



The best part: you are not obliged to buy anything. And when you have coffee, you may choose to pay what you like. Beat that.


Do we have you hooked? Join us for coffee. And tell us your travel stories while you are here.



Where to find them ?


T-49, GF, Hauz Khas Village,


New Delhi 110 016, India.



Timings: Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 am – 7:30 pm

mail@kunzum.com


+91.11.2651 3949


+91.9650 702 777


Facebook: facebook.com/kunzum


Twitter: twitter.com/kunzum

Post Source / Credits : KUNZUM CAFÉ WEBSITE





Book Reading @ Kunzum with author Rohini Singh





Kunzum's Wall of Travel








Delhi Drum Circles @ Kunzum Travel Cafe
Dont forget to drop by at this interesting place...For me its warm and feels like home. The special chai gives you the home like comfort.What else do you need ?;)


Love

Mamta

Monday, December 24, 2012

A little about my home



I followed a draggy corporate regime for most years before turning to my first love i.e; Creativity. I was a painter at school but i did not take my passion for painting seriously. Not just painting, my passion includes art and crafts, travelling, fashion,  Bakingcollecting Mugs (coz I am a die-hard tea lover), Doodling, , Drawing , amateur Photography etc there is a long list of things that make me happy, you can easily call me Happy Singh because I am a lover of life and I want to try out on everything this beautiful life has to offer. 




Home is where my heart is.

Marriage propelled me to move into this house which was a typical bachelor’s mess. Like a challenge, I happily accepted it and began to think how I can turn it into a heaven of my dreams. 
First task comprised of colouring the entire house into a schematic manner. Walls were covered in bright fiery yellow and tint of orange partially. My living room represents life and features a combination of yellow ochre and warm yellow on the corresponding walls.

The furniture is cane wood I procured from an auction fair and truly represents the earthy feel. My taste in interiors is rather rustic than contemporary.  The dark Mahogany shade defends my love for old world charm and antique furniture, which is unique and classy and can turn any ordinary place into special

There is a peculiar beauty about colourful wine bottles which always captivated my attention. These empty bottles now serve a ‘home’ to my feng shui bamboos and money plants.

During a recent visit to West Africa, I got hooked up with the intrinsic beauty of masks. I have picked a few beautiful hand painted masks before from India too from various crafts fairs but the africa picked remains my favorites. 

The ‘terracotta’tiles on my studio wall is inspired by Jamini Roy’s painting, bought impetuously from a local market in Kolkata. You may also stumble upon a hand woven jute owl picked from the same place.


My home is a blend of culture from all over country. You can sense, how different cultures are amalgated under one roof. Incense stand holder, mini triangular wood engraved closet from Saharanpur. Wall hangings and patchwork umbrella purchased from Gujarat handicrafts store. Blue pottery from Jaisalmer. they're all close to my heart.



The bedroom has a huge mural of Adam and eve, i painted myself :)




As an adventurer and enthusiast, I truly believe that a ‘picture is worth a thousand words’. As soon as I get my hands on the SLR camera, which I wish to own one in future, I will not only capture the intrinsic beauty of my house but shall arrest the daily beauty of a life from different perspectives.

Like a true artist, I believe in creating something new rather than working or living on something which already exists. However, blogging helps to gather fresh ideas and conceive them in my unique way.

Here are few latest pictures I clicked at home.



Meet Pranky :) 

Thanks for stopping bye and your time to visit my lil world.











Hope you enjoyed the virtual visit ! Would love to see you over a cup of masala tea at my place !

Much Love XOXO
Mamta

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Importance of Girlfriends



I consider my natural disposition about as friendly as a doberman’s. I have this unique superpower which lets me, by the sheer act of showing up to a social gathering, cause comfort and conversation to shrivel up and die. Then I proceed to fill this new cavernous void with deep and resonating awkwardness, which I will exponentially worsen by clearing my throat about twenty thousand times. I haveliterally, without even using my hands, awkwarded people’s relatives into sudden hospitalization and unforeseen donut emergencies on the other side of town, for which they needed to cut our meetings short. I tell you this not because I take some twisted pride in it – even though I kind of do – but to illustrate how I’m really not very skilled at interacting with other humans. So you will understand why then, every couple of days, when I’m going about my business writing a story, tormenting the dog or trying to lick the floor of a Nutella jar, I’ll suddenly stop and think, “I have friends. I have friends? I HAVE FRIENDS.” It has the very same effect as when I eat that first French fry after a long hiatus – tremulous happiness mixed with terrible foreboding. But I digress. The real epiphany here is that when I think this happy thought, I only think of it in terms of my handful of girl friends.

This goes back to my all-girl, convent education perhaps, or maybe it’s just that from a ridiculously early age I was very aware that boys were boys and girls were girls for reasons that are only for my future therapist’s ears. I have often thought of this as one of the many great tragedies of my life (WHY did they cancel Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip?!), but what it meant was I never ended up developing any unselfconscious friendships with boys, while simultaneously forging a number of relationships with women that, if they were romantic, would easily qualify as epic love stories. Actually, you know what, they are epic love stories.

Forget about the big boorish clichés like going to the bathroom in groups, discussing in-growths in unhappy places and how all men are alternately awesome and awful. I’m talking about the ones that don’t make it to sitcoms – the rise in a girlfriend’s voice when she’s viscerally feeling outrage on your behalf. The way she can tell your happy silence from your awkward silence from the silence that is barely holding back your guttural sobs. The way we have defended one another’s honour and indeed, dishonour, alike. The way it’s ‘Us against the World/ Whoever’s Pissing You Off At The Moment’ season all year between me and my girlfriends. The code of ethics we have constructed piecemeal over time, whose nuances we intuitively understand, but can’t explain, especially not to the uncommonly daft boys we like. The way our relationships essay every other kind of relationship at different points in time – I’ve caught myself telling a friend that she is not to do a certain something-something in the very voice my mother used to use to make me drink milk of magnesia. I’ve also exchanged I Love Yous with these women, with the kind of intensity and truth I hitherto thought belonged only between a couple. We have been confident enough in our friendships so that we’ve spat virulent, unedited BS at one another and then begged forgiveness without the slightest cost to our egos. Like I said - I was aware of my ostensible girlness - not girlieness - very early on, but only truly became aware of its gravitas in the enduring company of these women.

At 26, I have managed to accrue a nice lot of meaningful male friendships as well, and I can confess that often I like to escape the girlfriends for their relative simplicity and linearity. I cannot even begin to tell you what an unqualified jock/jerk I’m capable of being around these guys. Until of course one of them offends some ladylike sensibility neither they, nor I, knew I had. Then it’s race-dialing the bestie with “GUESS WHAT HE JUST SAID TO ME…,” fervently hoping she’ll be able to tell me why I’m this mad. And you’d better believe she will.

Play Saris


Play Clan has come out with saris. Their range of T-shirts were already a huge hit and you can see here why so. Sari's was unexpected and was not sure if the playful side would transcend well onto this traditional piece of garment. Looking at their shoot pictures, looks like a fun garment to own while maintaining comfort!




Q&A with Play Clan founder and designer Himanshu Dogra:
  • How did the idea to make saris come about?
The Sari gives us a canvas to tell a story. Paired with interesting accessories, it is a strong graphic statement, in a playful whimsical way.
  • Do you want to introduce the younger audience to the idea of wearing six yards? 
Yes, we feel that this may push the boundary to a younger audience, wiling to experiment and express a viewpoint.


  • Will these be available at the Play Clan stores for purchase?

In two months time. (Priced at Rs 14, 995)





Tuesday, October 16, 2012

YOUR SCENE SUCKS – KNOW THE DRESS STYLES


Your Scene Sucks“, a nice set of illustrations that helps you to never make a mistake, recognize and know the clothing styles, among hipsters, punks, emos, the indies, the post-rockers, nerds, the hardcore geeks and others. The “Your Scene Sucks” are made by Rob Dobi, who just published a book.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Oil painting with a knife - by Francoise Nielly.


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Françoise Nielly’s painting is expressive, exhibiting a brute force, a fascinating vital energy. Oil and knife combine to sculpt her images from a material that is , at the same time, biting and incisive, charnel and sensual. Whether she paints the human body or portraits, the artist takes a risk : her painting is sexual, her colors free, exuberant, surprising, even explosive, the cut of her knife incisive, her color pallet dazzling.
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Artwork -  Francoise Nielly