Giordani Gold Long Wear Mineral Foundation Review

I was recently sent the Giordani Gold Long Wear Mineral Foundation for a review. Even though I do not use makeup, this is a certainly a great product which will give your face an instant makeover. The best part is that this product is available in a 30 ml bottle with a press down dispenser as well as a brush applicator which makes it easy to use. The product is available in five shades: Light Rose Light Ivory Rose Beige Natural Beige

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Evolve Back, Hampi

How would it be to live in a palace? Well that is not wishful thinking at all, especially when you check into the brand new Evolve Back (formally Orange County) at Hampi. This a world of luxury in the palace like decor of this new resort that promises to change how you will holiday at a heritage destination. In tune with the philosophy of staying true to the ‘Spirit of the Land’ as they like to call it, this is

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The Music Run – Contest Giveaway

Is it a marathon run? Is it a music concert? Well it’s both. And it is happening in Bangalore on August 19th. And if you want to be part of this simply register here and look up the Music Run for more information. Well, that’s not all if you want to win passes for this unique Music Run, create your best look for the same. What is the outfit you believe will work best for this 5K run leading to a music concert? If

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Drool Worthy Desserts at Cafe Mangii, Bengaluru

When you get an invite that asks you to come for an exclusive dessert showcase, it is hard to refuse whether you have a sweet tooth or not. So I decided to check it out for myself and headed to Orion Mall where I met the superbly talented Chef Sandeep Rane, the brain behind the new menu. The yummy Tiramisu With eight delectable options, Chef Sandeep says he has mixed the menu in such a way that there is something

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Paella and Risotto food festival at My Fortune, Bengaluru

The Spanish Paella The Italian Risotto An interesting food festival is underway in Bengaluru and it is to do with a staple – rice! My Fortune, Bengaluru is currently running its ode to the Mediterranean with the unique “Paella and Risotto” food festival. Sachin Talwar, Executive Chef, ITC My Fortune gave us a preview of the culinary treats as part of the festival and showcased the carefully curated range of Italian and Spanish cuisine that has much for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

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Masterclass at Fairfield by Marriott, Bengaluru Rajajinagar

Chef Aniket Das showing how to prepare the Moong Sprout Ussal When I was invited to attend a Masterclass at Fairfield by Marriott, Bengaluru Rajajinagar with culinary master chef Micheal Swamy and Executive Chef Aniket Das I was excited as the key concept being used was a cook-off with local ingredients. Cooking with a low carbon footprint has always been a cause close to my heart as is the need to cook with ingredients available locally that is grown by farmers around the

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Exclusive Chef’s Workshop at JW Marriott Bengaluru

Picture this – 40 chefs given the challenge to create one local breakfast item with ingredients in a black box. Each one to interpret this on their own and come up with their take on the same. This was Day One of the Marriott India Chef’s Workshop where 40 of the best culinary minds from all Marriott India and Starwood Hotels took part in an intensive, detailed and customised training session. An annual event where chef’s from the group get

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Earth Ball Technique – a new environment initative

Today, a day before World Environment Day, I had an invite that said, “attend the workshop on Earth Ball Technique- a latest trend aiming at transforming and rejuvenating dry and barren lands into green landscape.” Being a believer in the cause and need for conserving environment I decided to check out the event held in the lush Signature Club Resort set amidst the Brigade Orchards in Devanhalli. After a tree planting session attended by ace cricketer Venkatesh Prasad and Sandalwood actor

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Bata Makes a compelling statement for Women

Iconic footwear brand Bata recently celebrated 123 years of being in business (they have been in India for the last 85 years) by launching their new TV commercial titled Me. And Comfortable with it. While the commercial itself shows women in a positive light – it is really the central ethos of the commercial that is bound to strike a chord with every woman – what you wear and what you do must not slot you into being labelled. The shoes,

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Recipe: Summer Cooler – Lemongrass Buttermilk

If you are looking for a refreshing drink that can beat your summer blues, here is a simple one – Lemongrass Buttermilk – this one makes 2 glasses. Ingredients: 50 ml curds 200 ml water 1 long sprig of lemongrass 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 red chilli 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil Salt, to taste Method: Boil the lemongrass in 100 ml of water and allow to cool. This will also allow the water to absorb the flavours of

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