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5 Things to Shop in Jaipur, India

Jaipur, the ‘pink city of India’ is known for its royalty and wonderful monuments. Not to forget you can drive your bohemian vibes from this city too! Jaipur has lots of shopping destinations of which you can read about on the internet. Apart from having monuments this place is a shopper’s paradise.  We have listed down 5 items that you must shop if you are in Jaipur. You simply can’t resist buying these items. Here we have listed  5 things to shop in Jaipur, India.

1. Leheriya/Bandhej/Kota Doria Cotton Saree:

Jaipur is very colorful and is known for its royalty. The rich culture pretty well reflects in the colorful leheriya sarees. I am sure you can find leheriya print in your or your mother’s wardrobe. If you already have one then you can opt for bandhej or kota doria cotton sarees. They are the specialty of Rajasthan. I picked 2 kota doria cotton saree for my mom from Rajasthan handloom.

jaipur shopping
My entire shopping!
2. Kolhapuri Chappal:

Kolhapuri’s originated from Maharastra and are available throughout.  You can Kolhapuris with a rajasthani touch in the local markets here. They are superb in terms of quality and price to what we get here in Delhi. I picked these for Rs.150 after bargaining from Pandey market near Hawa Mahal.

jaipur kolhapuri chappal

3. German Silver Jewelry:

You can get silver jewelry at Paharganj, Delhi too but why not pick it straight from the artisans. I picked these beautiful kadas for Rs. 800 and they came with a warranty card.

german silver kada jaipur

4. Handicraft:

You can pick interesting handicraft pieces like a wooden box, jewelry box, handcrafted marble pieces etc or keychains like this:

jaipur handicrafts

5. Block Print Fabrics:

Block printing is famous in Jaipur. You can find block printed kurtis, bed sheets, cushion cover or even plain fabric at local markets. One can pick block printed fabric and later get it stitched as per the need. You can see one getting printed here:

I am sure you will check these items in the local markets on your Jaipur trip.

Restaurant Review: Soda Bottle Opener Wala, Noida

After visiting this place more than 10 times I thought of reviewing it on the blog. If you are missing Mumbai food and want to try out Parisian cuisines then you are welcome to visit Soda Bottle Opener Wala at Noida. It is located on 3rd floor, Mall of India, Noida.

When your taste buds are tired of Delhi food and you want to go experimental after watching too many recipe shows. You should move towards this place.  Soda Bottle Opener Wala is every Irani cafe’s 21 st century makeover- it’s their cousin that returned after a stint abroad. Eating here is an experience you must not miss.

Ambiance:

From outside it looks like an old cafe which is nothing jazzy nor painted with bold colors. The moment you step in you will be taken back to old Mumbai. You will see soda bottle handing and displayed on one wall then there’s another which has quirky messages written on it. Music played is of 90’s reminding you of your childhood. Have a look:

soda bottle openerwala noida
interiors
Menu: 

For a newcomer, menu will definitely look confusing but their staff is super supportive. They will explain you each dish and will offer their recommendation. Food is served in the old style tiffin box and on china bone plates.

old style steel tiffin box with Irani Chai
old style steel tiffin box with Irani Chai
Berry Pulav soda bottle openerwala noida
Berry Pulav, almost finished 🙂
Chicken cutlet Noida
Chicken cutlet
chicken farcha
Bun Maska and Chicken Farcha

What we tried: Maska Pav, Egg Kejriwal, Salli Chicken, Dhansak, Boneless chicken Farcha, Berry Pulav, Patra ni Mach and sikanji.

What we recommend: Maska pav, Dhansak (if you are fond of dal), Berry pulav (This is interesting combination of rice topped with dried berries and cashews) and not to miss Patra ni Mach.

Salli Chicken is tangy in taste so if you are someone who prefers spicy chicken then avoid this items.

Disappointment: Sikanji, yes don’t be surprised. Their twisted version of sikanjji wasn’t comforting for my taste buds. You may like it.

What’s new there:

Now they have started serving beer which was missing earlier and they have new menu.

Meal for Two: a proper 3 course meal will cost you around Rs.2000+ approximately.

Here’s my rating:

  • Ambiance: 4.5/5
  • Food: 4.5/5
  • Price: 4/5, it’s affordable.
  • Service: 4.5/5
  • Overall Rating: 4.5/5

If you haven’t been there then check this place out on this weekend.

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Epilation: 10 Moments you won’t have to miss if you’re smooth

It’s the worst! when you get an opportunity to have fun, an invite from friends, a fun party, a smoothie with your crush…but you have to miss out because you’re, how do we put it, not at your smoothest! Those in-between days when stubble means you can’t wear your favorite outfit or rock that sleeveless, how do you take care of that. Here we have listed down 10 moments you won’t have to miss out on if your skin is smoooooth; because, with Braun epilators, you can be silky smooth at a moment’s notice!braun epilators

  1. Pool Parties:

    You have to attend a pool party and want to flaunt your new bikini? you can use an epilator to get rid of that unwanted hair. Now we’re ready to dive right in!

  2. Wearing That NEW dress NOW!

    It’s the one you’ve had your eye on for ages. The one that will catch your crush’s eye, and make you feel FAB-U-LOUS! But what an epic fail if stubble stops you in your tracks. You can’t possibly wear it until you are super smooth. No need to worry, Braun epilators can remove hairs as small as a grain of sand. Get that new dress on, and cause a sensation!

  3. Dancing with your arms in the air

    Having fun at the party where you want to raise your arms in teh air on your favorite tune. Don’t hesitate, smooth skin helps you take a smooth path to the smooth moves…show your swag!

  4. Park Visits:

    Wearing your shorts to the park on a hot day at the end of the summer is one of the life’s little wins. But only if your skin is silky smooth so you can be thigh-high hot!

  5. Rollercoaster Pictures

    What’s more exhilarating than flinging your arms in the air and shouting ‘whhheeeeeee’ from the top of the largest rollercoaster. Make sure you’re picture-perfect with super smooth pits.

  6. Leg day at the gym

    It’s the perfect opportunity to show off your legs to your crush…but not if it’s an in-between day! Play it smooth. Braun epilators catch hairs 4x shorter than waxing, so you’ll never get caught out!

  7. Rocking your short-sleeved tee

    It’s the old favorite. The trusty tee that instantly makes you feel super confident. But only if your silky smooth skin plays a supporting role, then it’s a smooth path to a small boost! Now don’t hesitate to wear your favorite short sleeves tee or a sleeveless top. Rock that with confidence.

  8. Legfies:

When you are sun soaking at the beach and you just want to click a legfie and upload it on your Instagram. Who on this earth don’t like to see legfies! make your insta feed super interesting by posting smooth legs. Smooth legs? #Legfie on Instagram.

9. Last minute invite to the beach:

Your last minute plan of taking a stroll on the beach can be worked out too. Wear that shorts or slited beach dress while you go ouut with your firends or family to Goa or Chennai. To rock that beach dress, you have a smooth skin for the win!

10. Last minute ticket to a  gig:

Your favorite band’s in town, and you’ve managed to get your hands on tickets. YES! Now how to look LEG-endary? Wearing your favorite mini of course! And rocking the look with super smooth legs.

 

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