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Look Book: Mcleodganj

On Friday morning, we reached around 1 pm then checked in our rooms and then decided to pull out our checklist and cover the places we have marked around this place.

This was our checklist:
  1. Shiva Cafe
  2. Namgyal Cafe
  3. Moonpeak Espresso
  4. Bhagsu Falls
  5. Namgyal Monastery
  6. St.John’s Church
  7. Khaana Nirwana

As Bhagsu was quite nearby to our stay so we decided to cover that and Shiva Cafe first. Shiva café is a really cool place to chill with friends or if you want some me-time then this place is a perfect pick. The interior of the café is really cool as they have used the minimal and basic stuff for décor. They also have the sitting area outside the café and the view is perfect to enjoy with your Garam chai or ginger lemon honey tea.

So, keeping all this in my mind I have opted for super comfortable clothes.

Look no 1:

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black cotton shorts: H&M, floral printed spaghetti top: Forever21, Footwear: Naturalizer

Look no 2:

In the night I wore the same top on black maxi skirt with a denim jacket as it was bit cold in the night. Accidently I lost that footage and I carried this look to have dinner at the nearby cafe.

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Look no 3:

On day 2 went out to cover monastery. I wanted to wear something traditional but I end up wearing a maxi dress in tie and dye print. It’s peaceful out here you can sit and practice meditation.

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Dress: Forever21, Footwear: Naturalizer
Look no. 4:

We went to St. John in the wilderness church and Dalai Lama temple which was located in the center of the city. The weather was really good so I wore a white shirt dress which has vertical lines all over and I have paired this with my Puma sports shoes as I had to walk a lot. We have heard a lot about Illiterati café so we end up going there after catching with these two places. I found this café very cute and well organized. I mean the interior was really good and the view is to die for! I was feeling like as if I am sitting in a cafe abroad and sipping my coffee, we clicked few photos and moved to visit Khaana Nirwana they were playing live music that night so for dinner and drinks we went there. We were lucky as we got the seats easily as it was houseful that night. Sitting on the rooftop with the amazing view (unfortunately, pics didn’t come out that nice) good music, good food and most important such good company what else do you wish for, we had such a blast that night.

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Will plan a trip soon as the place is still unexplored by me. Lot of places to visit and a lot of things to capture. That’s it for today’s blog I really hope you like the ideas to dress up minimal yet trendy while you are on your lazy holiday mood. Your suggestions and ideas are appreciated so do write to me in the comment section. You can check out my look book of Jaipur and Rishikesh also.

Xoxo

 

Review: Chi Asian Cookhouse, DLF Mall of India

Your search for Asian street foods in Noida will definitely end here! This week we explored a new place in Mall of India; Chi Asian Cookhouse. It’s located right next to Pitapit and opposite to Wendy’s. By looking at the lovely exterior, interiors with yellow hues you will feel like entering into this place. They have #LoveAtFirstSpice fest going on and that made us to try out this place!

We decided to try out their special menu curated with world’s most popular hot sauce “Sriracha”.  Chi has combined Sriracha’s power-packed flavor with other elements to create a fuss-free yet drool-worthy food and drinks menu. Chi Asian Cook house

Here’s what we ordered:
1. Starters –

Sriracha corn soup and Sriracha chicken wings

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Sriracha Chicken Wings – Chicken wings are marinated with sriracha sauce and deep fried
Corn Soup
Corn Soup – You can feel the taste of fresh vegetables with right amount of spiciness.
2. Main course

-Sriracha skillet vegetables with rice

Skillets with Rice – Sriracha has added tangy and spicy flavors into this skillet, we ordered half portion
3. Drinks

– Spicy watermelon bomb,  mango rooster cooler This drink is actually a bomb!
The coating on the glass is of salt and chili flakes, on sipping this drink you will get the hint of heat which gets neutralized by the sweetness of mango, yum 🙂

4. Dessert

– Fried ice cream with Sriracha chocolate sauce

and, it’s me who is trying to pose 😛

My Take:  This place should be on must visit list if you are a fan of Asian food. Their menu has a lot of Asian street food options. Keeping Indian taste buds in mind they have their special menu “Chindian” which is Asian dishes with added spiciness.

Ambiance: It’s wonderfully done, I am sure you are going to love it too.  You can be here with your family and friends.

Rating – 4.5/5

You can read the review of this place on zomato too.

 

 

Instantly Glam Up Your Black Dress with Diamond Jewelry

Little black dress (LBD) is a pretty little thing. How it flatters you! You can don this dress irrespective of your age and body size. The thing about this garment is that it turns even a plus size lady into a diva. You simply need to choose the right design in the dress according to your body shape and size…and voila, you are transformed into a beauty…but wait! How about donning a diamond with your LBD? isn’t it a terrific idea!

Little black dress offers an ideal “canvas” to add sparkle to your look. A diamond may not appear as charming with a printed or sequined dress as it does with a black dress. LBD and diamond are two opposites that attract.

The white sparkle of a diamond goes well with the darkness of your dress. It creates a perfect combo of style and passion.

Diamonds come in all shapes and sizes. The trick is to pair the right piece of diamond jewelry with the right dress.

Bracelets and rings

These are casual pieces. You can also wear them at semi-formal occasions. Your diamond also depends on your dress cut and pattern.

For example, if your dress has long sleeves, skip the bracelet and choose a ring. A solitaire diamond ring looks eye-catching with a long-sleeved, v-neck black dress. Make sure your hands are perfectly manicured.

Have a look at these interesting pieces which I have picked from Eravos Diamond Jewelry.

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If you love the halter neckline, choose a chunky bracelet. One-shoulder dress draws attention to your neck and exposed shoulder, so you may want to keep your neck bare. Again, a bracelet or ring goes well with the dress.

 Necklaces and earrings

Achieve the “oh la la” look with a nice diamond neck piece. This goes perfectly well with a strapless dress or plunging necklines.  For the latter, you can choose a thin chain with a pendant that rests at your cleavage. Add some drama to your cleavage by applying foundation for flawless skin and shimmer powder that complements the sparkle of the diamond. A strapless dress offers a great opportunity to flaunt a dazzling diamond neck piece. You can choose a multi-chain variety, a choker, or a thin chain with a huge pendant that crosses the neckline and rests on your bosom.

Another way to glam up a strapless number is to skip the neckpiece and wear diamond earrings. The bigger, the better.

Love those tiny diamond-encrusted ear tops? They go pretty well with v-neck, halter neck, one-shoulder, and scoop neck.

One simple rule of styling is don’t overdo it.

Diamonds are there to shine for you. Pick one interesting piece which is sufficient enough to draw attention, that’s it.

One more thing, Eravos is running a sale on the website, go check it out. discount diamond jewelry