Kerala Food Festival at Regenta Central Deccan

All you food lovers around town, don’t miss out on this one! Come and experience the distinct aroma and the varied flavors of the Kerala cuisine. Relish the authentic and sumptuous delicacies like Puttu along with some tempting desserts like Payasam and more.


Yes you heard it right In Chennai now you can experience the authentic Kerala food which is all about the gastronomical affair that you experience on the streets of Kerala. So, make yourself a part of the festival if you wish to relish the taste of street food from across Kerala. This is going to be a ten day festivals from June 21st to 30th June at Regenta Central Deccan..

KERALA FOOD FESTIVAL delicacies will be presented and prepared by Chef N. Saraswathi Viswanathan, Award Winner and a Women Entrepreneur from Thrissur, Kerala. She is known for her Kerala cuisine and has made a name for herself in the cooking world with it.
As I took a walk along the buffet, the counters seemed endless. The exotic exhibit of delicacies starting from Puttu to Payasam tinkles your senses with aroma.
Live counter :


Ragi Puttu and kadalai Kari which was really tempting with delicious taste..

My favourite was Buttermilk seasoned with onion and spices gave a twist and tangy taste I loved it to the core.
The food tasted like home cooked food and we absolutely loved it for that…
The festival features all the traditional mainstays of Kerala cuisine,
Starter : Ulli vada

Soup: Drumstick Soup
Main course :
Kaalan (yam), Avial, Veg Moilee, Vishnu Kanji, Olan, Sembu Puli Kari, Nendrapazham pulluserry, Mambhazam Pachadi, Elavan Kootu, Puli Kari Uppery, Mambhazam Sambar, Rasam , Biriyani , Buttermilk and much more..


Dessert:
Ottada, Ada Paayasam, Sada Sadayam


Accompaniment:
Jackfruit Chips, Banana Chips, Sarkara Upperi, Unniappam, Pappadam.
Pickles:
Nartanga, Kadu Maanga, Kani Maanga, Inji puli pickles along with some traditional items with a twist.
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Daily they are serving different menu for all ten days. I totally enjoyed the food very much..

If you love coconut in your food then you’ll love this festival. The variety of food available isn’t particularly large, but what’s made is made well, so if you like Kerala food and looking for a buffet to eat as much as you can, then this is for you.
The food festival is on for lunch and dinner throughout this week so do keep that in mind.
Where: Regenta Central Deccan, Chennai
When: 21st June to 30 th June
Timings : Lunch 12 Pm-3 Pm and
Dinner 7 Pm -11 Pm.
Buffet price : Rs. 888/-
For more information contact Regenta Central Deccan situated at No 36, Royapettah High Road, Royapettah, Chennai at 6677 3333 or 98409 78842

Lucky Charm & Co – A Unique Exhibition!!

Hey friends, you would have been to many exhibitions but I have come across a unique exhibition which you should not miss at any cost if you are in Chennai..It’s their debut event and we can show them our love. I am totally excited to go join this event.. Wat about you guys ?
Yes you heard it right …..
We can get an experience of Face reading, Fushion fashion, ElectroHomeopath, Rena essential oils & wellness product, Fabelle Chocolates, Blush by Diksha, Peach & Enfold, Soul Disco, The Purple Dreamcatchers, Tea -2-go Thirst Burst , Silk & Cotton , Kaaya(clothes), The Kitchen Story, Kaveri(dresses) , Handle it (bags), Lama Fera by Vanitha, Access bars by Shradha Lulla , Foot Reflexology, Eskopop Gourmet popsicles, Sugar&Spice , Sonnyaa Siingh, Spray &Sheen Group healing meditation by Divine Sparks,Aashiya with their exclusive bed linen, Aadhya (wearing summer tales), Evolve hand crafted home decor, Unitri (pastries, cakes) and much more
It’s time to save the date- 6th July 2019. An event hosted by The Lucky Charm & Co will be Inaugurated by Priya Anand, a model turned actress, who marked her place not only in Hindi But Also Tamil,Telugu,Kannada And Malayalam films. A fun loving & wonderful person who is a charmer by nature. A pranic healer who goes that extra mile to help others unconditionally. An avid animal lover who turned Vegetarian a year and a half ago, will be gracing this occasion as she is a strong believer in the Art Of Healing as she has experienced the Magic herself.
Healing is a matter of time but sometimes it is also a matter of opportunity. The Lucky Charm & Co proudly present an event that showcases not only accessories for the Outer Self but also highlights The Art of Healing for the Inner Soul. The Divine Sparks along with Tanvi Kamdar a Homemaker & Arhatic Yogi ( Pranic Healer ) And Pooja Jalan an Entrepreneur, Event Organiser and Healer( Pranic, Reiki, Sound Bowl, Access Bars and Body Processes, Lama Fera And Shalvik Mantra Rahasya) have curated this show that will help you indulge in Retail Therapy, Food for the Body and Energy for the Soul. Exhibitor loops from Mumbai, Jaipur and Chennai will add freshness to your Wardrobe, Spices for your Food, Gifts and Rakhis for Raksha Bandhan, Home Decor Articles, Essential Oils and Make up for Glam as well as Trinkets from Turkey, Nepal and Bhutan for positivity. Healers from Chennai will help you experience numerous Healing Modalities like Aura Scanning, Dowsing, Lama Fera, Shalvik Mantra Rahasya and Access Bars. Each Modality has immense powers to heal Basic as well as Chronic Issues. A Tarot Reader from Bengaluru, Intuitive Face Reader and Raga Astrologer will help unravel the mysterious future. We have presented the opportunity to all those who are looking for illumination and guidance.
Date: 6th of July 2019
Venue : The Prince Courtyard Community Hall( Old Dasprakash) Poonamallee High Road,
Egmore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600084
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Timing : 10 am – 9 pm
For further queries and appointments please contact the numbers given below .
Contact person :
Tanvi Kamdar 9940499000
Pooja Jalan 9500029292

The Board room cafe – Unique games and yummy Vegetarian food 😍

Board room cafe has become the new hangout spot of the season The cafe is a dedicated space for board game enthusiasts. The boardroom is widely used by Top Corporate for their board meetings and training Programmes and also organizes events like stand-up comedy, music performances, etc.
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Its a Board Game Cafe with over 250 games, that serves teas, pasta, paninis, and snacks. The food is yummy, the tea is one of (if not the) the best in the region, the ambiance homely and welcoming. This cafe is run by three founders Sriram, Varun and Shravan.

The Boardroom Cafe is genuinely a nice place where you’ll feel welcome and receive good service and quality. Also, the owners may be three of the most wonderful people you’ll ever meet. They help you out to explain the games patiently with a big smile in their faces. I wish them all the best, and a flourishing success to them.
When i got a invite to visit Board room I was totally excited as never visited a place full of games and food combination. Nowadays everyone busy with their own life busy schedule. Its the best place to spend amazing time together with family and friends to make memories. The place is nicely decorated and based on a unique concept and the place is quite attracting.
Ambiance is amazing:





All I can say is if you want to hang out with your friends, have a good laugh, chill and play games, this place is right for you! They have many board games that we customers can choose, and it isn’t just the normal board games we all know. The whole interior design of the cafe is great with wooden table and chairs instead of the cushion as well as we can sit for long and relax. I mean, the place is big enough for a huge number of friends, the only thing that bothers me is the chats off each crowd just mixes to one another causing huge noise pollution. But if you want to play and enjoy downstairs also in the cafe.

Once you start playing board games here I assure you that you and your gang will play and stay there until the whole cafe closes. They are plenty of quality board games for all ages and tastes, Its really enjoyable time with friends or family. Amazing and Commendable service and the people are helpful with the games and rules. Cost is affordable as well. Food: I am so happy as they have all vegetarian food. They have different varieties of teas, pasta, paninis, and sandwiches.




I tried Rajma rice, Marinara pasta, Spicy red garlic bruschetta ……The presentation of food is great and tasted amazing.

I liked the delicious taste of red pasta with the cream cheese..

Rajma rice could have been more spicy and less cook.

I also loved the ginger lemon tea which Improves Immune System. Check out their menu
Board games:


We played a game called patchwork, which involved earning coins, buying building blocks and filling up our board with the blocks, while progressing step by step on a spiral track.
When a player takes an action that moves his time token to the central square of the time track, he takes one final button income from the bank. Once both players are in the center, the game ends and scoring takes place. Each player scores one point per button in his possession, then loses two points for each empty square on his game board. Scores can be negative. The player with the most points wins.

Next, we played a card game, trying to have a full set of one type of cards while exchanging unwanted cards by auction like one to one, two to two, with other players. Had amazing fun playing with Srinidhi, Karthik Pasupathi, and others.

Finally, we played a game called “High Society” wherein the objective is to spend our money to buy various luxuries of life, avoid negative card, bid and buy deck has a dark green background – the three prestige cards, and the Scandal card. Players are socialites trying to live as lavishly and frivolously as possible, outbidding each other to prove they are living life to the fullest. At the end of the game, the poorest player (or players) will be cast out of the group. The remaining player who has managed to become the most fashionable, by collecting the highest value status cards, will earn the envy of all and win the game. As soon as the fourth one is revealed, the game ends immediately, with no bidding for the revealed card.

Check the collection of board games There were also traditional games available here !!!
Overall
At last, What I loved about this place is their neatly done creative interior……..
Location is simply banging on as it is opposite to luz corner which easily gathers college crowd.
The menu is pricey as compared to the spending capacity of a teenager
I rate 4/5 overall. I request to add some more dishes.
Overall good for teenagers as well as families as they have lots of board games to play around…
There are soooo many NEW and super COOL things at the cafe!!! A lot of International board games!! Hurry up friends check them out!!
Board Room Snacks and Games Cafe is still HIGHLY recommended because of the great atmosphere they have. The most perfect part of this cafe is the moments you and your friends will create while dining. If they’ll just upgrade the taste of their food and add some more varieties, I am a hundred percent sure that they’ll be one of the best eats in town!
The Board Room at Mylapore, Chennai don’t have a website yet but can be reached via phone or
Facebook here
Instagram here
Zomato: here
The Board Room Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
You buy an entry ticket (INR 250 per day without food, INR 400 with 200 Rs worth food coupon) and gain access to the Board Room.
Opens at 10 AM and closes by 10 PM
Address:
The Board Room
3, Bheema Sena Garden St, Nagarathinam Colony, Sullivan Garden, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004
Phone: 073584 44029
Check Google Maps here
Enjoy vegetarian food with happy board gaming!!!!

Priyanjoli Basu – Founder Of Priyanjoli

We live in a modern world that offers us an abundance of choice and convenience. It’s easy to shop cheap, fast fashion. And, it’s easy to shop often. But, the choice is also there to shop slow, ethically, and sustainably. Slow Fashion is not your typical seasonal fashion trend, it is a movement that is steadily gaining momentum and is likely here to stay. I am talking about slow fashion as I got inspired by a Chennai based designer, Priyanjoli invited us for an open studio in her boutique.

I was very much excited to attend it as Priyanjoli is a niche clothing label that celebrates both handloom and the modern woman. Priyanjoli collaborates with clusters of weavers and artisans to create exclusive designs and texture. Priyanjoli Basu, Founder & Lead Designer Priyanjoli Basu was born in Kolkata into a family of empowered women who are passionate about heritage textile. and studied fashion and design at the London College of Fashion. The slow fashion label is doing this by bridging the gap between traditional techniques and the constant evolution of modern fabric.Sustainable fashion is often concerned with the environmental impact. Opting for fibers and materials that are organic, recycled, or repurposed, limiting harmful chemicals/dyes, reducing energy/water usage and waste, and overall choosing low-impact options wherever possible.
About the store :

They strongly believe in the ‘beauty of handmade’. Their store is full of attractive handmade things like ceiling, hand-painted cupboard and much more I totally love the ambiance. The best part about the label is the fact that they offer personalized client services. They make every woman experience a completely personalized one. This means that women of all sizes can wear a Priyanjoli creation… Isn’t did great ?? They also offer a reverse pick up and alteration service, in case of any further alterations.

Priyanjoli Basu shares her story
“…that she loves textiles, In the beginning, it was a fast fashion picking up clothes from different stores also working with designer making wedding clothes but she realized there weren’t good everyday clothes made out of textiles that we make in India. So she went to study in London came back to India . So the entire time between London and India she realized, that this is what she loves doing she like textiles and she not only like fashion but she likes the whole process os textile making so she decided to have a brand.
She started with a very clear chain of people working with her because she started realizing what kind of harmful effect clothing, manufacturing was doing to the planet and she was passionate about the cause. So she wanted to create something in clothing which will not affect the future of her child as well the future of the planet. So she started working mostly with people who needed support, who did not have the knowledge to change designs, capacity to evolve from where they wear to global market, so she started creating her own brand where they have handloom textiles, apparels, sarees, tops, skirts, dresses, pants and much more. She started the store with the idea of custom tailoring. to be able to meet women who come and tell what they like and what would look nice on them, she could change her mind by making her try something who really fits her. As she is from Kolkata she started working with weavers from Bengal and created a weavers community in Bengal where she empowered with technology, teaching them how to use WhatsApp and take pictures so that they can send it to me that the production is done would you like to change colors. I started teaching them ways to communicate, not just with me but also with other vendors which are really helping them. So this becomes a very interesting educational program for her to start teaching and communicating… To maintain these fashion projects we had a store named Priyanjoli and now it has been seven years online too. But the idea was, we wanted to be a household synonymously named with the word sustainable and ethical. This was one of the key reasons that we started the brand and the business. Keeping that as a philosophy, we created handwoven textiles that impact the planet giving good products packed without using plastic. However, our main motto is, Source from local weaver and create transparency from textiles to garments.”

As we can see their focus is on woven textiles with simple and contemporary aesthetics – giving way to global design.
You can also select a ready-made design by taking a look at their size chart (from petite up to Size 16). They also offer a reverse pick up and alteration service, in case of any further alterations. Though Priyanjoli does plenty of basics like casual tops, which are perfect to wear to work and some informal jackets, it is their ikat dresses collection that has caught our eye. Though the label is definitely not budget, but if u love environment you can give it a try…
Address
9, 1st Floor, 11th Cross Street, Indira Nagar, Chennai

Contact no 099622 48847
Opens : Monday to Saturday at 10:30 am to 7:00 pm

A Must Watch Blockbuster Bharat !!!

Salman Khan’s film on the festive occasion of Eid, is just icing on the cake it can’t get any bigger! The much awaited, Sallu Bhai’s movie is out! Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar
Just watched the first day first show with my family. And am really excited to share my reviews of the amazing movie..


We all know the movie is inspired by South Korean film “Ode To My Father”. Salman Khan plays the role of Bharat, who promised his father Jackie Shroff that he’ll keep the family-friendly united and take care of them forever. The film traverses many decades starting from partition in 1947 to 2010.
BHARAT is an all-in one kind of movie, which takes us through all the rides and strides of life.
The movie has very smooth transitions and mostly does not bore us. The characters play their roles perfectly and are always in sync with each other. The music also does not disappoint us, and makes us groove to its beats.
The movie, teaches us life lessons, as to what it means, when it comes to family and how to keep and prove your promises. The BGM is also done right which helps the movie connect with audience..
This movie also boasts a major strength, that no movie has today, which is LOGIC! The movie is so well written and stitched together that it becomes a visual treat.
Without any doubt, Salman and Katrina stand-out with their strong performances, Sunil Grover also highly impressed me with his orlandish acting skills.
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The movie points out to the different phases of life and takes us on a roller-coaster ride of emotions, jokes, promises, joy, action and suspense.
However, a little too much of anything is not a good thing. In this movie I feel that there was too much of drama! The movie was streched a lotttt I guess it should have been shortened..
Which however is over-shadowed by the phenomenal performances by the cast and most of the credits obviously goes again to the director.
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On the whole, this movie is definitely a one for the ages and is a sure-shot blockbuster. Even though the trailer didn’t impress us much, but the movie, filled our hearts with visual brilliancy and made it theirs!
You definitely should not miss this one and watch it as soon as possible in your nearest theatres.
This movie is worth a watch in every penny.
Please don’t give it a miss 👍🏻👏🏻👌🏻🙏🏻
My rating 8.5*/10*

Goddy's Cafe – A Combination Of Food With Music!!

Goddy’s Café is a new resto cafe that has emerged in the ever happening Nungambakam area in a complex of Haddows Road. The outlet is done up nicely and looks sporty and elegant. There are some couches to sit upon, a space for jams and open mic arena. It is believed that it will soon be a music cum food cafe with music being belted out by various bands in the evening hours. We decided to go to the place, which was recommended by my son, on the occasion of mother’s day.The ambience of the café is as good as anything, adding on, the combo of music and food is just as splendid as it sounds! exciting! Another defining feature of this café is the varities and the options that it provides to its customers. It was really a hard time to pick the items from a large mix. It basically provides us with three categories, Starters, Main-course and the desserts.We handpicked the following respectively,For Starters,Jughead says… Garlic bread:The unorthodox garlic bread. The more creative and funnier the name, the tastier it tastes. It has a spongy and a crumbled base, topped off with bell pepper and a generous helping of parmesan. It is one of their signature dishes and is a must-try starter.Thy Fries:This is the mammoth-sized fries, which consists of Mediterranean piri-piri, Piri-Piri, Honeyglaze and Hazelnut fries, with a range of dips. These fries are the best in town and is a stomach-filling starter. Each of the four was so tasty that we were left licking our fingers.Cheesy Bread Pockets:These are cup-shaped baked breads filled with cheese and veggies. These bread pockets are mouth-watering when served and are hard to resist. With loaded cheese, it gives a melting look when cut. These pockets are an ideal starter for everyone.For Main Course,Lasagna Exotica:The love for lasagne never drops. In this veg. compilation of a creamy layer of cheese and exotic vegetables baked to delight your palate.Pesto Besto:In the pastas section, this seemed to impressed the most. It is the perfect combination of spice and can set your tongue rolling and topped with a healthy dose of parmesan. Along with it, comes breads which is a heavenly combination and as well as a top pick.For Desserts,The desserts are something, that I always crave for, the café had so so many varieties of mocktails, juices, mojitos, monster shakes, hot chocolates and waffles. We ordered ourselves the following,Blue Hawaiian:The perfect blend of a summer mock tail, which includes the likes of pineapple juice and blue coracao! This does give a relaxing feeling once it slurps down your throat, giving a magnificent feeling.Flamingo:The red-sweet devil of the town is here. This provides us a striking combination of Strawberry, Pineapple, Watermelon and Orange for a refreshing ride.Master Cleanse:These cleanse juices, are the most, healthy ones with real fruit pulp and it includes the pulps of carrot, beet, orange, apple and lemon to make you feel light as air. It also improves your mood! When nature enters you.So Ran the Berry:The king of monster shakes, this has become my instant favourite, the looks of this monster makes you drool all the way until sipped. This basically is a cranberry and blueberry shake, with the topping of whipped cream and sugar-sprinkles, it also has Cadbury gems embedded on the whipped cream. This one’s a must-try.Blue Lagoon:The all-time favourite combination of soda, sugar syrup and blue coracao pulp just got even better! The blue lagoon cannot be replaced and refreshes our mind to the fullest.Oceans Lassi:This is a freak-combo which will bamboozle you. The combination you never would have thought of, raspberries in a lassi. It is so tasty that you will slurp out the last drop of it, just like a kid,Winter is Here… :The best of its name. the most creative of names! I just ordered because of the name, being a big fan of GoT. This is basically waffle with a twist, shaped in bubbles and is known as “Bubble Waffle” it is filled with white chocolate, with vanilla ice cream at its core and filled with whipped cream and sugar-sprinkles. This is a perfect dessert indeed.[wpvideo g1zLZZhA]This is one of the best and the most innovative cafes in Chennai. They serve Allday breakfast and it’s open from morning till night..Rates are bit higher but it’s worth for the best. This is the one that will go the distance, trust me. It is the best spot for hanging out with friends and you can also play board games, sing a song or listen to some stand-up comedy. And, most importantly, the food, which is the best. A well spent MothersDay with my son..

STYLE BAZAAR – Celebration Of Style- 2019

Who doesn’t love shopping?? I don’t think anybody out there hates shopping.. When I got to know about the Style bazaar exhibition happenning , I was totally excited to visit it as soon as possible, their exhibition collections always amazing with unique collections and designer wears from all over India for this summer and it’s Ramadan festive occasion…
Style Bazaar exhibitions was on 28th-29th may at Hyatt Regency, Chennai!!! STYLE BAZAAR presented Celebration Of Style’19 – A two day luxury fashion and lifestyle shopping event.
I totally enjoyed the unique collection of clothing, jewellery and accessories. With a line-up of designer brands across the segments of apparel and accessories and much more. Style Bazaar promises to be biggest fashion extravaganza and the city’s best-curated exhibition.

There were amazing designers from Designers displaying Pret, Couture,Jewellery, Decor & Accessories, Kaifiyat from Lucknow , Sapnas Design Studio Mumbai, Nazakat by Yemmi, Enah by Neha, Doll House, Ethnic Crafts Udaipur, Abhilasha Poddar -Banaras, Vasansi Jaipur, Purity – Mumbai, Adornables, Faburas Home Decor- Delhi , Gold and Diamond Jewellery- Sonal Jain and many more ..


Chennai’s most desirable Diva Arthi Venkatesh was one of the guest of honour for the edition of Style Bazaar . She is an actress and model. Her debut movie was Solo with dulquer Salman..
Sahitya Jaganathan is the other guest of honour for the edition of Style Bazaar. She is a gorgeous model and Columnist who is Chennai’s most desirable Diva!!
Mehndi is other guest who is a model and a influencer..We were invited along with the model and influencer in and around Chennai for the press meet. Then we took a journey towards the whole exhibition. The best of fashion around the country under one roof..I totally enjoyed shopping to the core.

There are huge varieties of stuffs from all over India … Here are my some of my favorite shop in Style Exhibition.

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Womans Fashion :The store has amazing trendy dresses for womens at the fixed price of Rs. 2500..They all were summer wares and unique collections from Jaipur. The most exclusive collection of apparels in modern, contemporary designs that range from casual-everyday wear and high street fashion to limited edition festive-occasion wear..It’s my favourite shop this time ❤️


Tasche : We get Minimalistic designed handbags, Purses and clutches.Thye have aunique varieties of stylish bag that is spacious and sturdy.


Unique Fancy Sarees: It has great range of Designer and Formal Saree, Kurti, Bridal Lehanga, Indo-Western Gowns And Fabrics:

Jaipuriya : We can get unique ethnic women wear here i totally loved the bandini Jaipur Kurti. They also have amazing variety of kurti, palazzo, salwar suit,dresses, shrugs, jumpsuits, skirts, tops, leggings, Patiala salwar, suit sets, kurta sets and many more at afforable price.



Mystic Collections :
Mystic Collections brings to you a wide array of designer, antique and traditional fashion jewellery for women. We are an exclusive online fashion jewelry store, with choicest of ethnic, bridal jewellery, fashion accessories for casual and party wear. Its an exclusive online fashion jewellery store, with choicest of ethnic, bridal jewellery, fashion accessories. We can shop a wide range of bespoke jewellery pieces from the house of #MysticCollection. I totally loved all the collections which were unique.



Alme’s Home Decor :
They are manufacturers of a one of a kind range of handmade products ranging in ‘luxury dining’ and ‘home decor’ categories. Thye have unique designs of Door Toran [ Bandhanwars ], dining covers, mobile pouches,flower mats, fancy cash envelopes and much more. They can also customise according to our decor.. They are also available on amazon ..
I totally enjoyed the trendiest showcase of lehengas, ethnic wear, bridal trousseau, Indowestern wear, kurtis, sarees, suits, accessories, home decor, western wear, footwear, bags…. the list is endless!
Overall we had a remarkable experience and will await the next one definitely..😍