Shawls

Shawls – A Popular Art Deco Accessory

One of the most versatile items in history, the shawl is a beautifully stylish accessory that was incredibly popular during the 1920s. While available in many different varieties, a shawl was a must-have item in the Art Deco period. They not only enhanced every look, they also kept women warm when temperatures started to drop.

Shawls rose to popularity in the 1920s and remain a stylish way to add retro-inspired style to any look.

Art Deco Details

The Art Deco period was heavily influenced by the exotic styles of far off lands. Because of this, Egyptian and Oriental elements were often incorporated into clothing and accessories that were popular during this time. The shawl is no exception – this Art Deco accessory often featured delicate beading and patterns that complimented other garments that were popular during this time period.

https://img1.wardrobeshop.com/5047-home_default/faux-fur-bridal-wrap-with-ivory-cream-fox.jpgTypically made of a delicate fabric like silk, chiffon, or organza, scarves were draped over the shoulders and arms of women when they wanted to remain slightly covered while wearing sleeveless gowns. The beading and beautiful patterning also imparted a luxurious look that enhanced any outfit.

Later in the decade, a lightweight Kimono-style jacket would also rise to popularity. These items would include arm holes so they more closely resembled a light jacket. These shawls were typically longer and sometimes were nearly floor length. No matter the style of shawl women wore, these accessories almost always included rich colors, luminous beading, and fringe at the hem for added movement and detail.

 

Fabulous Furs

When the weather turned cold, women in the 1920s stayed warm by donning shawls made of luxurious furs. Incredibly soft and https://css.wardrobeshop.com/5048-home_default/faux-fur-wrap-in-grey-chinchilla.jpgdecadent, these items allowed women to stay cozy and still look fashion forward when in their outerwear. The capelet was a variation on the shawl, and was a feminine accessory that also draped the shoulders. While these capelets or stoles would be worn simply, they sometimes featured a jeweled brooch to keep them closed.

Today, capelets are slowly coming back into style, with many brides opting to wear them on a winter wedding day. Modern fur shawls are also more environmentally friendly and are manufactured from faux fur for added appeal. Fur shawls are a gorgeous way to enhance your winter wardrobe and put an Art Deco twist on any outfit when the weather turns cold.

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Olive’s All Day Cafe & Bar

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Olly, Gurgaon

Fantastic all-day cafe located at DLF Cyber Hub, Gurgaon.

They serve scrumptious and Instagram worthy food.

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Love the fact they serve fresh juices, had the Red Juice (Beetroot, Red Apple, Pomegranate, Ginger) and Green Juice (Kale, Green Apple, Baby Spinach, Pineapple and Mint). These both were healthy and delicious at the same time. Also not to forget their Hot Chocolate with Toasted Marshmallow.

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Smoothie Crunch was loaded Kiwi, Coconut Shards, Berries, Chia, Mango, etc. This smoothie was a fabulous delight.

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Lamb Chops – Delectable lamb chops served on a bed of Cauliflower Couscous, Cucumber, Pomegranate and Tzatziki. A perfect blend of different flavours!

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Prawns Pil Pil – Ok! So for me, no meal is complete without Prawns. These yummy prawns were cooked to perfection in Chilli, Garlic and Parsley oil and served with sliced garlic buttery Baguette.

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Korean Fried Chicken Bowl – Such a delight to the eye!! Love the presentation and who can say no to a sunny side up. This bowl was full of fried chicken, sticky rice, kimchi, crunchy noodles, purple cabbage, carrots, etc.

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Loved the French Toast with Dark Chocolate Ganache, berries and nuts for desserts and also ordered for Apple Cinnamon Crumble topped with Vanilla ice cream.


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Artusi, Gurgaon

One of the most authentic Italian restaurant in Gurgaon, Artusi Ristorante is a fine dine located in One Horizon Center at the Golf Course Road.

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The owners and the chef of this restaurant hail from Northeastern Italy (Emilia Romagna region). They make their Pastas fresh by hand and are quite popular in their region and we get to savour their tradition here.

Their menu is vast and also offer fresh juices including watermelon, pineapple and orange. Also not to forget the wide range of wine and spirits they offer.

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Started our meal with refreshing Ferro Salad. Bowl full of lettuce and green leaves filled with pine nuts, raisins, pears, grapes and Caprino goat cheese. This was dressed with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.

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Sigari Crocaanti is a phyllo pastry in the shape of cigars stuffed with roasted delicious vegetables. It is served with two sauces.

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Branzino Al Vapore is a baked Sea bass made in Cartoccio with steamed veggies cooked in fish broth. This has mild flavours and is a super awesome healthy option.

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Chitarra Lobster – Spaghetti chitarra with prawns and lobster in a luscious, rich and silky bisque sauce. This was very appealing to the eye and was bursting with flavours.

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Cioccolate Mousse – This was just WOW. Dark chocolate mousse with caramelized orange peel. Was not so sure before ordering this one as I am not a fan of mousse but this one is a must for all dark chocolate lovers!

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Panna Cotta – This one is their signature dessert. Panna Cotta in caramel topped with almonds and caramelized figs. A delicious dessert which melted in mouth.

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Hyatt Place Gurgaon

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Recently stayed at Hyatt Place located in Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon. This fabulous business hotel is located centrally. It’s closely connected to the International/Domestic airports and local Metro Station. Also they are like 10 minutes away from the most popular business and dining hubs like DLF Cyber City, Unitech Infospace, Kingdom of Dreams and other Malls.
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Apart from this, there is free Wi-Fi everywhere to stay connected with friends and family and remote printing facility throughout the hotel.

The room was spacious, simple yet classy and had a plush double bed, work area, a huge sofa sleeper.

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Also they have 24/7 room service which is awesome. The hotel staff is polite and provide fast service.

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We had our meals in Gallery Café which serves buffet as well as tried few dishes from their newly launched à la carte menu. The best thing is they serve fresh fruit juices, loved orange and watermelon juice.

Even though the restaurant is located in a five-star hotel, menu prices are very reasonable and light on the pocket. Also would recommend Lamb Curry from the Indian buffet section, Chicken-Bacon Ceasar Salad, Grilled Fish and Shikanji from a la carte menu. They have an extensive buffet breakfast, loads of choices from Dosa to Sausages.

Their lunch and dinner buffet is no less and is sumptuous. Also not to forget the wide range of desserts and cakes. These are a must try. They have dining space outside in the garden as well.

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They also have 24/7 Gallery Market located near reception which serves delicious Doughnuts, Croissants, Salads, Sandwiches, Muffin, etc.

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They have 24-hour Gym which is very essential to stay fit. Love their outdoor swimming pool, best for relaxation.

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I highly recommend staying at this hotel.
Also watch Hotel Tour and my #Staycation video here.


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Gallery Cafe at Hyatt

Recently stayed at Hyatt Place located in Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon.

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We had our meals in Gallery Café which serves buffet as well as tried few dishes from their newly launched à la carte menu. The best thing is they serve fresh fruit juices, loved orange and watermelon juice. Even though the restaurant is located in a five-star hotel, menu prices are very reasonable and light on the pocket.

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Also would recommend some awesome dishes from their menu:

Shikanji – This was absolutely refreshing. Tangy, sweet and salty, all flavours at the same time.

Chicken-Bacon Caesar Salad – Really sumptuous salad with roasted chicken, bacon, carrots, lettuce and yummy caesar dressing. MUST TRY!!

Pan Seared Fish – Fish was fresh and just melted in mouth. It was served with grilled vegetables and mash potatoes.

Lamb Curry from the Indian buffet section – This was scrumptious and delectable. Had this with Garlic Butter Naan. MUST TRY!!

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They have extensive buffet breakfast, loads of choices from Dosa to Sausages. Their lunch and dinner buffet is no less and is sumptuous. Also not to forget the wide range of desserts and cakes. These are a must try. They have dining space outside in the garden as well.

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They also have 24/7 Gallery Market located near reception which serves delicious Doughnuts, Croissants, Salads, Sandwiches, Muffin, etc.

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World No Diet Day

World No Diet Day- 6 May

Dieting or getting worried about one’s weight is a disturbing thought that inevitably does nothing rather than waste time and reduces chances of doing something productive. It can be very inspirational to hear any healthy eating message but find it difficult to follow then you are not alone. All these advises and messages tells you about ‘what you should be doing’ but does not tells you of ‘how and why you could not do it’, thus leaving us defeated and demotivated to choose living healthily.

Every year on the 6th of May, International No Diet Day is being observed and the celebrations marks the acceptance of our body in its actual form, including fat acceptance and body shape diversity. The movement emphasizes the focus to shed the shame which is associated with having a body that is less perfect.  The observance of the International No Diet Day is pushed with the intention of promoting healthy lifestyle for all body types and shapes.

Bodies are beautiful in all shapes – be it a svelte looking or an athletic type. Considering the fact that dieting failures often result in gaining weight, with all of the weight lost being regained in almost every case within a few years. It is thereby important to know and learn facts and relation between weight loss dieting, health and body type.

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The way we look at our body affects our eating and lifestyle

Acceptance of our body or body positivity, is one of the root causes of the problem, although both are important in terms of deciding to lose weight and stay healthy and in shape. Hating your own body or feeling uncomfortable with it, can really affect the way what and how much we eat.

Our body weight and demographics fluctuates many a time in our lifetime due to a variety of factors, and it is bound to change. Many of us aspire to stay the same way all through our lives and maintain a stable weight, but that’s unrealistic and is the main reason why people panic when they see the changes. This panic is the root cause, that propagates people to avoid dieting, avoid the foods that they always enjoy, feel hungrier and also at times feel like that they are not eating well enough.

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Start loving your body and stop hating

In order to feel comfortable with your body and acknowledge the positive aspects of the current body state, never encourages weight gain and uncontrolled eating habits. Perhaps studies have revealed that by accepting and understanding how beautiful and amazing our bodies are helps in weight reduction and helps controlling the negative emotions that comes along with the hate and the many health issues. It has also been found that many health issues are not only because of extra weight but also because of its fluctuations at regular intervals.

Although accepting your body, where it is at present is not always easy. The attraction of undertaking a meal plan or diet might seem to be an easier choice, but these may have direct consequences on our physical and mental health as well. It might take some time, believe and trust to move body hate to body love, but it is worth the effort.

One of the prominent reasons people fail in their diets is because that they don’t know why exactly they are dieting. You may want to look and feel great or whatever, make yourself a list and put the list in a place you can see it for inspiration, because then you are not likely to give up if you do not quite meet your goals.

Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

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Lifestyle Awareness Day 2018

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Lifestyle can be briefly described as the way we chose to live our life. It is just not about living, it is about how we live. It is just not about eating fruits and vegetables, but also about ensuring that what we chose to eat, adds value to our health and life. It is all about living a life that is healthy, active and happy. It is about spending quality time with our family, friends and loved ones that adds to the overall well-being.

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Every year in the month of February, Lifestyle Awareness Day is observed as an awareness initiative to educate and create awareness on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Through this day it is communicated to the people on the elements of good nutrition, physical activity, tobacco control, awareness against alcohol and drug abuse and the importance of safe sexual behaviour. Through this day the people get the opportunity of know and tackle lifestyle diseases like obesity, hypertension, depression, inactivity and unhealthy diets.

Living a healthy lifestyle is not at all difficult as we might think of. Just like anything else, it starts with a simple step. Whether it is quitting the habit of smoking or alcohol, or choosing to eat healthy and engaging in some sort of physical activity.

Noted below are some lifestyle changes that is recommended on this lifestyle awareness day for all for a better and healthier tomorrow:

  • Choose to reduce your salt intake: High salt intakes are responsible for issues related to blood pressure and in the long run towards heart diseases and strokes. Reduce the use of salt to minimum along with processed and fast foods.
  • Increase calcium intake: It is a vital mineral for bone and tooth health. It is also important for other body functions like the contractions of muscles.
  • Adopt to eating a balanced diet: Diet with the right ratio of essential elements like minerals, fats, proteins and carbohydrates are necessary for the proper functioning of all organs in the body and its development.
  • Quit smoking and reduce alcohol intake: Both these elements are of no good to us. Smoking damages our lungs and alcohol our kidneys and other vital organs of the body. The benefits are none, whereas, the damages are countless.
  • Exercise regularly and stay hydrated: Drink atleast 8 to 10 glasses of water throughout the day to keep hydrated. Water is the best medicine that we could have to stay healthy and cleansed. Exercising regularly keeps us fit and active and keeps our muscles toned and relaxed.

The world changes even before we could realize the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Take the first step forward and start living a happy and healthier life.

Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

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