Tuesday, 24 December 2013

We need a little Christmas!

Tis the season! There is something so wonderful about this time of the year-  everyone is home for the holidays, we all become gluttons for plum cake and wine, and there is an almost palpable cheer in the air.

I took inspiration from the season's colours for this outfit. What my clothes lack

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Keep that Coffee Hot!

I'm a fan of filter coffee and chai. All these lattes ,cappuccinos and espressos just don't hit the right spot for me. On a regular trip to any of these coffee shops, I just stick to tea. So when Starbucks opened up in the city a couple of weeks ago, I wasn't waiting in line on the first day to get a cup of one of their much talked about brews. I went much later, thinking I'd be able to avoid all the frenzy and long queues- and boy was I wrong! And after a visit to Starbucks, I now see what the fuss is all about!

Situated opposite Raheja Arcade in Koramangala, Starbucks is pretty hard to miss , and is easily recognizable by the long line of people waiting outside to enter. The decor and ambiance are impeccable- and the attention to detail is astounding.

Most of the photographs have been taken by the talented Mr. Anoop Nagendra ( some have been taken by me :) ) You can view more of his work here 

Christmas cheer was in the air, and the place was full of  wreaths, baubles and  the famous red cups !

 Since it was my first time there, I wanted to get a mix of things to eat and drink.

Club Sandwich

Starbucks Signature Hot Chocolate

Christmas Special- Praline Mocha

Fudgy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Red Velvet Orange Cake
The Signature Hot Chocolate and their Christmas special Praline Mocha (iced) were divine! So were the club sandwich and chocolate chip cookie. The Red Velvet Orange Cake however didn't live up to our expectations ( partly because it looked SO good) . I've definitely had better red velvet cake in Bangalore. 

Overall experience - Super!

Details and pictures of what I wore below-

Jeans and Grey Top : Zara; Jacket : Tommy Hilfiger; Shoes : Bata; Beanie : Dastakar 
Bag : Mango; Owl Chain : Forever 21; Watch : Calvin Klein; Wristbands : Handmade

Similar jeans scan be found  here and here, similar shoes can be found here, and similar beanies can be found here .

Friday, 13 December 2013

Sunny Days

When it comes to food and cuisines, Italian and Indian are on top of my list. There is something so comforting about a bowl of warm pasta in marinara sauce or a really really cheesy lasagna. And Sunny's  is a household name for Italian food in Bangalore. Although on the pricey side, they serve excellent food- consistently. AND they are pet friendly!

Sunny's has been around for a while, although in various locations. They recently moved from Vittal Mallya Road to Lavelle Road ( literally a stone's throw away) and so we went to see the new place.They have converted an old bungalow to a gorgeous two level restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. The old Sunny's was very well done, and was quite glamourous, but their new space has a charm  and warmth that that was lacking in the old space.  

All photographs have been taken by Anoop Nagendra. You can see more of his work here

Freshly baked bread with herb garlic butter

Grilled basa with a tomato-jalapeno sauce and steamed vegetables

Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse

The food was excellent ( no surprise there) Other favourites on the menu include greek salad with grilled shrimp and chicken, angel hair pasta with shrimp, margarita pizza, and for dessert- Barbara's ganache tart ( it is to die for! )

Pictures with my outfit below :)

These pants have a beautiful self-print and the material is deliciously soft.

Top : Forever 21; Pants : Zara; Shoes : Charles and Keith; Bag : Forever New
Earrings : Aldo Accessories; Rings : Commercial Street, Bangalore