How and Where to have fun in Bengaluru, this weekend!

I have been living in Bangalore for quite some time now, and much as I love this city, honestly there are days when I feel there is only so much to do here. On weekends, there only seems to be two options, either go out for a dinner/ a party with friends, or go out for a movie, and frankly, I am kinda bored of both.

So when I got an invite from Mystery Rooms, Bangalore, I was really excited to see, what exactly Mystery Rooms was all about. After forming plans, week after week and then cancelling them, last week, I actually got a chance to visit the place, and Boy! Was I impressed!

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Mystery Rooms, is a unit of Kickass adventures, where they give their audience  4 puzzle games to choose from, namely,

The Hurt Locker: A bomb defuse challenge

Lock Out: A prison break challenge

Abduction: A final hour

Cabin in the wood: The murder mystery

All the four games (each game is of about an hour), are  puzzle games which you can play in a team of 2 or more, based on the difficulty level you’d like to go with. My friends and I, we chose to go with Abduction : A final Hour, a 60-minute gripping game, which  kept us engaged and solving it, right until the end. The best part was the ambiance, which added to the thrill of it all. Imagine being handcuffed, in a super dingy, dark, room, with some random noise blasting out from the speakers, how will you find the clues? They are all around you, and yet you would struggle to find them, and that, my friends, is the fun of it all! Of course, you can use your lifelines, to get the clues, but with only 4 lifelines available (and you will need them a lot!), I will say, choose them wisely and use them sooner than later, if you actually want to solve the puzzle.

After the game, we had a lot of fun, just goofing around the photo booth and playing with the props. We couldn’t solve the puzzle in time (Faaaine! We lost because of the shortage of time!), but we sure had hell of a attempting it.

An insider’s tip for Abduction : An Hour – Practice your basic math before going for this one, and count wisely! 😉

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If you are looking to book your tickets for this weekend, I would suggest book them in advance, to get the slot of your choice. You can book your tickets here,

http://www.mysteryrooms.in/bangalore/

Rum N Rouge’s Trip to Thailand Part – 2

 

 

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Go to ‘Pizza Pizza’ at  Pattaya Avenue for some awesome Pizza and Ice Tea

 

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The Sanctuary of Truth

 

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Was so mesmerized by its beauty

 

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105 mt high, this beautiful building is made of all wood

 

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The wooden sculptors, represent religion and mythologies of India, China, Cambodia, and Thailand

 

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What a pretty Goat, you can actually feed it, or dress it up with flowers accessories!

 

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Awestruck, obviously!

 

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It was not just beautiful, but serene as well.

So here’s the 2nd installment of Travel Story from Thailand.

If you are in Thailand and if you are not exploring the Thai culture, then what the hell are you doing? So on my second day here, that’s what I did, I thought of exploring places, that were a bit offbeat and not your typical touristy spots.

I started my second day in Thailand by treating myself to some yummy lunch at the Pattaya Avenue, and by lunch, I mean a vegetarian Pizza (which was also one of the few places to have a vegetarian pizza). The place goes by the name of ‘Pizza Pizza‘, great ambiance, and great food, I just thought it was bit expensive. A big slice of Pizza cost me about 300-400 TBH, which is about 800/- in Indian currency. So that’s definitely not cheap, but then again, in a country where vegetarian food is a luxury, I was just relieved to find something veg on the menu, I didn’t care what it cost me.

After my lunch, I moved to the next spot, which was The Sanctuary of Truth. Situated close to the sea, this was one example of architectural brilliance. About, 105 meters in height, this building is made of all wood. The wooden sculptors inside the building are truly breathtaking and represent the imperial setting at Angkor, in Cambodia. If you are into arts and culture, then this will truly leave you impressed. The ticket per head was 500 THB, which at first, I thought was expensive, but given the fact, that the building is still in the phase of construction, I guess it’s only fair that they make money out of tourism. All in all a great experience, if you love exploring non-commercialized places, then perhaps you will like this one.

By the time, I got done with The Sanctuary of Truth, the sun was already setting, which

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A beautiful summer evening, by the Pattaya beach

meant, that I was to plan, where I would spend my evening. Without much thought, I just walked straight out of the Sanctuary, took a Tuk Tuk (costs only 10-20 BHAT per person) to beach road, which has some awesome shacks by the Pattaya beach, but since those shacks shut by around 6ish, I just thought of taking a stroll by the lovely beach road.  Just like the movies, you discover the best stuff, when you are not exactly looking for it, and this my friend, is the joy of traveling! Guess what, while randomly strolling around, I came across a beautiful flea market, right below The Hilton Pattaya hotel. Sure, there are markets everywhere in Pattaya, and you can buy all the souvenirs from just about any shop, this market, however, was different. I found some of the most exquisite dresses and footwears here, and they were all beautiful, to say the least. The market was slightly expensive, but the kind of stuff I bought here, I did not find it even in Bangkok. So a traveler’s tip – Do explore the flea market by the Hilton Pattaya hotel at the beach road. The vendors come around in the evening and leave by about 10ish. Hoard some cash, as you might want to shop a lot here, and if you find something, do buy it, chances are you won’t find it anywhere else in Thailand again.

After my shopping spree, I found another amazing spot. Right next to the flea market, I found a very hip cocktail van. Not so much to look at during the day, the van completely transforms in the evening. After few hours of the shopping spree, I came back to the cocktail van at around 8ish, and it had completely transformed into this trippy-alcohol serving-cocktail car! Their menu had practically every cocktail under the Sun, not just that, the cocktails were actually delicious too!

I ordered myself a Big LIT, and then a Mojito, and both were exceptionally delicious.! The pretty little lights, the cool breeze from the beach and the sonorous music, set quite the atmosphere, one, that I definitely didn’t want to come out of.

This was my second night in Thailand, and I was already feeling like the time was slipping away. The third day was all about exploring islands, which I will cover in my 3rd and last post. The last post will also comprise a list of ‘Must Do’s’ and ‘Don’t’s, so don’t forget to check this space out tomorrow!

 

Nykaa PaintStix launch!

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Yesterday, I got to attend a very interesting event, the occasion was the launch of Nykaa PaintStix! If you’ve been following my blog, for long enough, you’d know that I am a complete makeup junkie, and I try to get my hands on, every newly launched makeup product. So obviously I was quite excited to attend this one!

The launch was lovely and had all the bloggers, busy painting with Nykaa Paint Stix! We also got to try various shades of the Paint Stix, from its diverse palette! From hot chilli orange to grunge brown, the palette includes colors that can be worn every day to the office, and some bold ones, that can be worn to the parties. All in all, I loved their entire range!

Besides, I am going to put up a review of Nykaa PaintStix very soon! So stay tuned, and watch out this space for more! 😀

Southern Escapade – Weekend in Pondicherry!

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Bangalore is a busy city, where you struggle with traffic, population, pollution and barely manage to get through each day. As a principle, I always take a break whenever it becomes too hectic, last month when Bangalore city started to take its toll on me, I slyly sneaked an escapade to a beautiful place called, Pondicherry.

I went to Pondicherry on a weekend and at stayed at one of the most beautiful resorts – Dune Ecovillage & Spa. Imagine a place, where you are all alone, with no one to disturb you, and you get to stay in the lap of nature quite literally! Where you can actually hear the sea waves crashing at the shore, in your room, where you are actually able to cut off from the whole world and spend your time in peace. Like me, if you like to just take a break from life and chill, then Dune Ecovillage & Spa is the place for you. It has its own private beach, where you can run miles, or just lie sunbathing at the shore. Be it their pool, or their private villas I just fell in love with the place!

After lazying around for a day at the resort, I finally went out to explore the town on the second day, and as expected, it was truly some experience! Even though a U.T and full of beaches, Pondi is nothing like Goa, where you see pubs lined up at every nook and corner. We explored quite a bit on our cute little scooter, (which we rented from the Merchant street at 1100/- for two days) before we discovered some of the most beautiful spots where you can go, grab a drink and just chill. One of such places is Le Club, this tiny little place, done up with pretty little, lights, will definitely remind you of Goa, and the legacy that Portuguese have left behind in terms of art and infrastructure. When here, don’t forget to treat yourself to a nice glass of wine, and some pizza, before go out exploring the town again. In the evening, it might be a good idea to explore other pubs like  Toxic and L’Aqua.

Last but not the least, do not forget to spend some time taking a quiet stroll by the Paradise beach. Beautiful and tranquil, you’ll fall in love with the beauty of the place!

In Dimple & Amrin

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The past month has been a roller coaster ride, with crazy amount of travel and absolutely no breather in between, which is why, the long silence on the blog! But the good part is, I am back and have tons to update the blog with!

Last month, I collaborated with designer label Dimple & Amrin for this shoot. What you see in the picture is a delicate lace dress that can be worn as a party as well as a casual dress. Light and pretty, it is just perfect for occassions when you want to play peek-a-boo. What I loved about the dress, was it’s tiny details and it’s soft and smooth fabric.

If you’ve been following my blog for long enough you’d know, I love the grungy-glam look, therefore no surprise that I styled the dress with minimal makeup and wavy hair, with  boots used as the only accessories.

Let me know your thoughts on the styling? Did you like it?

P.S – You can take a look at Dimple & Amrin’s collection here http://www.dnacloset.com/

Location – Bangalore

Outfit Courtesy – D&A

Boots – H&M

Shot by – Nisheet Bagaria

Goodies in the mail! – Pretty Secrets

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So received these goodies from Pretty Secrets a few days back, and have been wearing this pretty neon thing to the gym every day. Excellent fit and great fabric, this definitely worth buying for anyone who is looking to invest in gym gear!

Have you also tried one of these? If yes, what was your favorite thing about it?

P.S – Thank You Pretty Secrets for sending this box of goodies my way! 🙂

Leather and Tribal Prints!

Winters is my favorite time of the year. You have so much liberty to experiment with clothes, accessories and everything else. You can hide all your love handles and muffins behind the layers of clothes (:p), no? So this, time I was back at home in Delhi, where it was freezing at 3 degrees, here’s the look I sported for an evening out.IMG_20150110_141617

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Earcuff from Forever21
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Leather Jacket – Zara Shirt – Flea market purchase Tribal print leggings – Forever21 Shoes – Steve Madden
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Ring from Forever21

I think some prints, some bold color, and a pair of unique shoes is all it takes to turn even a most boring ensemble into a most interesting one. That’s exactly what became the inspiration for this look. All I have done is paired a blush color satin shirt, with tribal print leggings from Forever 21. Along with shoes from Steve Madden and accessories, an earcuff and midi-joint ring from Forever21. The leather jacket is from Zara. Like the look? What’s your winter style?

Campaign Shoot for a Chocolate Brand

Blazer - Stalk.Buy.Love Trousers - FCUK
Blazer – Stalk.Buy.Love
Trousers – FCUK
Satin Dress- Kunchal's
Satin Dress- Kunchal’s
Swimsuit - Kunchal's
Swimsuit – Kunchal’s
See through dress - Kunchal's
See through dress – Kunchal’s
See through dress - Kunchal's
See through dress – Kunchal’s
See through dress - Kunchal's
See through dress – Kunchal’s
See through dress - Kunchal's
See through dress – Kunchal’s
See through dress - Kunchal's
See through dress – Kunchal’s
See through dress - Kunchal's
See through dress – Kunchal’s
Tank top - Kunchal's
Tank top – Kunchal’s
Tank top - Kunchal's
Tank top – Kunchal’s
Tank top - Kunchal's
Tank top – Kunchal’s
Dress - FCUK
Dress – FCUK
Dress - FCUK
Dress – FCUK
Dress - Stalk.Buy.Love Accessories - ToniQ
Dress – Stalk.Buy.Love
Accessories – ToniQ
Dress - Stalk.Buy.Love Accessories - ToniQ
Dress – Stalk.Buy.Love
Accessories – ToniQ
Dress - Stalk.Buy.Love Accessories - ToniQ
Dress – Stalk.Buy.Love
Accessories – ToniQ
Blazer & Shirt  - Calvin Klien Trousers - FCUK
Blazer & Shirt – Calvin Klien
Trousers – FCUK
Blazer & Shirt  - Calvin Klien Trousers - FCUK
Blazer & Shirt – Calvin Klien
Trousers – FCUK

As a Stylist, nothing makes you more happy than a beautiful project where you get complete liberty to experiment with your creativity. Thanks to the owners of the Chocolate brand, and the photographer, this project is that one project where I got to do whatever I wanted to in terms of aesthetics and styling.

Besides, all my PR friends at Calvin Klien, FCUK, SBL, and ToniQ, made this project a reality, without whose help it wouldn’t have culminated into anything.

So here’s how it came out! Let me know, what you think of it? 🙂

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