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Saturday, 22 February 2014

Sunday Siesta

Sundays are usually a day to either stay in or relax and 'chill' with friends and family. Well, for me, to catch up on pending personal work too! It was long scheduled to meet my fellow blogger & dear friend, Poorva from Style Spectrum. She owns & runs this really nice Fashion & Lifestyle blog just like mine & we happened to bond over that! Yes, tons of collaborated work coming up real soon!
I decided, what better than a Sunday with some Sangria? We headed to Cafe 1730 in Koregaon Park. Tucked away at the end of lane 6, amidst the lush green locality of Koregaon Park in Pune, this place boasts of great food and beverages.


Started in 2010, but recently relaunched with a newer look in 2013, this is a perfect place for some Wine 'n' Dine!


They usually have tons of offers and Sundays are full of great deals & serve liquor through the day along with fresh fruit cocktails too! Rs.500/- for unlimited mojitos, wine and other beverages and great discounts and deals on their fabulous food menu on Sundays tend to attract a lot of crowd to this place that can seat around 100 people!
Heading there, we noticed the vintage-y touch to the place which added to their ambience. Framed pictures of music artists of yesteryear's, newer renditions of old paintings, fun characters etc, all over their wallpapered walls.


They also had this tiny mezzanine extension kinda floor with the prettiest windows ever! Its usually where they get their live bands to jam & perform on Fridays or hold Karaoke sessions! Now doesn't the Karaoke bit sound FUN?


We both were seated well by the manager himself, Mr.Mayan, in a cute corner seating for two where we bloggers could chatter away & or course click tons of pictures haha! Perfect!! Handing us their menu card, we had our personal server explain their much loved dishes.


We landed up taking his advice on ordering Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dip as our appetizer. Succulent & well cooked chicken paired with their blue cheese dip was just the right way to start a meal for us foodies!


For main course they offer a good choice of meats for meat lovers as well as fresh veggies for vegetarians. Poorva & I ordered Chicken Steak with Pepper Sauce and Fish Italiano.


The chunk of chicken was marinated well & cooked to perfection. Pepper being my favourite spice just added to the dish!


The Fish fillet in our Fish Italiano, was a good sized fillet, grilled & topped with tomato concussey which was delicious & also garnished with grated cheese.


Both the dishes with accompanied with creamy mashed potatoes & grilled veggies. The food was really value for money. Not to miss, our delicious Apple Sangrias which were deliciously refreshing!


We landed up spending quite a while while we caught up on some work & prospects of future collaborations too! In the end we were so stuffed that we had no room for dessert!


They have an in-house bakery with freshly baked breads, croissants & desserts! We just had to leave that for next time maybe?


We had a blast and would definitely visit again! Do pay this place a visit soon! On a Sunday maybe? ;)



Address:Serene Bay, Lane 6, Koregaon Park, Pune.
Open: 7am-12 midnight
Happy Hours: 11am-7pm
Breakfast Menu: 7am-6pm
Reservations: +919689881730 ; 02064011732
Contact Person: Ravindran Mayan ( mayanravi@rediffmail.com )

Hope you enjoyed reading about my experience! Do keep following my blog posts for more updates!
PS: Special Thanks to Dipika Asnani from Cafe 1730 for all her co-ordination! :)
Till next time, peeps,
-Love, M

Friday, 14 February 2014

A Giftease Valentine!

Happy Valentine's Day peeps!

Theres no better way to celebrate this day than to be with people you love! Be is a friend, best friend, sister, brother, a lover or my dear followers!
So I was super confused what to gift my valentine on this day, and though I don't really believe in this concept of 'one particular day' in the celebration of Love, but I couldn't help and gave in to the so called 'LOVE' floating in the air, the entire week! haha!
I landed up consulting a friend who suggested I go to the store called GIFTEASE, in Phoenix, Pune. Since it is quite close to my house, I decided to go there on my way back from work. Its a delightful store, big and spacious and carries tons of gifts and 'gifting ideas' if I may say so (quirky gifts like funky tea coasters etc)
BUT! I wanted to deliver my gift to 'HIS' house directly as I dint want my parents eyeing me suspiciously as I walk outta my house with big bags of wrapped up gifts and flowers on VALENTINE'S DAY! haha!
My friend then told me about their website www.giftease.com  that delivers anywhere in India, precisely more than 5000 locations! I was even more confused as to what I should pick thanks to their tons of different categories of products haha! In fact what makes them stand out is that, they have the option to even gift 'experiences' like dining for two or a relaxing spa for two! Well apart from the numerous arrangements of flowers that one can choose along with some cute gifts for 'HIM' or 'HER' *wink* Isn't that just crazy?? 'GIFT WIZ' option filters your search according to your needs, saving you alot of time! Also, I dint really remember his exact address and dint have the time to find out without him knowing so I used their 'GIFT VIA EMAIL' option and just shared his email id that I got from his facebook account (haha smart me!) and bam they would do the rest of finally delivering it to his exact address!! How cool is that? In short I picked a cute Valentine's Day hamper and sent it! I'm sure he'll be super surprised and love the idea! And in turn I will surely get some loving hehe! ;)

A little know-how: Based out of Pune, Giftease operates www.giftease.com, which offers handpicked choices across a wide range of categories including Home & lifestyle products, Toys & Games, Fashion accessories, Jewellery, gadgets, flowers, chocolates and more.
Giftease.com offers a unique gifting experience, through improved website usability for finding the perfect gift fast, fixed date delivery, choice of exquisite gift wrapping options, gift exchanges and more features are in the works, to make the experience fun and special.
Giftease was incorporated in Feb 2012 and started operations with a Mall store at Phoenix Market City, Pune, in Nov 2013, followed up with the launch of the website in May 2013. Giftease’s main promoter is Arun Nathani, a very successful technology entrepreneur, who is the founder-CEO of Cybage Software Pvt ltd. The management team at Giftease comprises Vivek Mathur, CEO and AshishChandani, Co-founder & COO.

 Cute Mushy Gifts for HER?


Or Sexy Manly Fragrances for HIM?

Or Naughty Gifts for Either?! Haha!


Gift Wiz option which filters your search for the ones always in a rush! ;)



Gift via Email option!



It sure was a life saver! ;)


What I Picked! YES, I am quite a Romantic! :P
 Hope you enjoyed this personal experience of mine!
Go SHOP! :D
 Much Love,
-M


Sunday, 2 February 2014

Valentine's Day: Gifting Guide Featuring Cooliyo

The ongoing 'Month Of Love' brings with it a certain blood rush for that special someone. Girls have limited options for gifting boys, narrowing down their options and making it easier to come to a deciding point! Boys, *sigh* are usually the ones faced with immense confusion as to what exactly to buy for their Valentines! I've picked out a few pieces from this cool new website, 'Cooliyo' that I think would be light on the pocket as well as lovely to gift that special girl!!

A little know-how for you guys:Cooliyo is an initiative of Shoptimize India Pvt. Ltd., a young startup in the eCommerce space in India. It promises to bring the coolest products in India having handpicked them by various curators.India’s fastest growing community of online shoppers are now always on the lookout for the coolest products and hottest deals available in the online shopping arena. Have a keen eye for unique products? Cooliyo should be your one stop!Similar to Pinterest, this website has hoards of gorgeous pictures as well as funky and pretty products for the purpose of retailing! India's very own Pinterest If I may say so! ;) One can join their website and take part in reviewing and recommending various products thus lending the experience of avid online shoppers from an ever growing community that anyone can be a part of! Join their style patrol! Cooliyo: Facebook


 Accessories
Teal and Gold Necklace

 Monochrome Box Clutch

 Dainty Floral Bangles Set

Apparel
 Hot Houndstooth Skirt in Navy

Home Decor 
 Antique Wall Clock


Personal Profiles For Reccomendations


Display of Their Various Products

Do visit this cool new website and I promise it won't be one bit disappointing!! Rush over to www.cooliyo.com :)


Hope this post was an enjoyable one!
- Lots of Love,
M
xoxo
Post Details: c/o Cooliyo
Images: c/o Cooliyo