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Diwali Look: The Forum Vijaya Mall

Hello ladies and gentlemen. I am  writing  blogging after ages. Its been a long time but and I am on a hiatus which is completely unintentional. But I have been very active on my social media channels and have been posting lot of stuff there. You can follow me on instagram- HERE and catch my super crazy side on snapchat, username- sindhugupta17. Since Diwali is almost here I thought I should get back to blogging.

As we speak of Diwali, what completes Diwali? Sweets? Crackers? Diyas? House cleaning? Well ya! But what is the most important thing? You got that! DIWALI SHOPPING *I’m screaming that in a very shreaky voice* . And as usual I wanted something ethnic for the festive season. You may think Im all cray-cray for shopping, but I actually hate going to a lot of stores. Did I mention I’m a mall person? Not the kind who go to malls just to watch a movie and eat at the food court! I love shopping there and so I went to The Forum Vijaya Mall, Chennai at Vadapalani. You can know more about the mall HERE. I head straight to my favorite store- LIFESTYLE. I have been shopping there since I was a kid and I haven’t found a better multi-branded store yet!

The men’s collection was a fun one. I could spot festive colors like maroon and beige to casual colors like blue and orange. I loved their casual collection. It was perfect spread of variety of clothing. If you are planning for a trip during the new year’s, Diwali could be the perfect excuse to shop for it and Lifestyle will get you covered!

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And then I head to my favorite section, the ladies section. I obviously went to check out the shoes first. I am into metallics these days and festive season is incomplete without the bling. I also liked the metallic bag. I think this would go with every outfit and can be easily carried from day to night. Any ethnic wear is incomplete without the box clutch or the potli. But I loved this one and what I loved about it is it could easily hold my lipstick, phone and money!

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Moving on to clothes, I found lovely stuff from Biba, Melange and Global Desi and a couple of other brands too. The best part was there were clothes that would fit any occasion. A heavy look for Diwali, a classy look for a Diwali party and a easy ethnic look for cards party, you could shop it all at Lifestyle!

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All in all I would say the collection was absolutely gorgeous at the Lifestyle at Forum mall, Chennai. They had collection that covered all the major trends of the season like, bold jewellery, cape kurtis, metallic accessories and boho fashion. It was a fruitful visit and it turned out to be me saviour as I have no time to shop because of my work and busy schedule.

If you are waiting to shop for Diwali, trust my words and go to Forum Mall if you are in Chennai. While you’re at it, do visit Palazzo cinema. What a theatre! Lovely interiors.

Have a lovely and colourful Diwali.

 

Love, Sindhu

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Editorial and street fashion

Blogging has emerged and has come a long way. We have heard this statement uncountable times by bloggers and brands and the audience too. And I being an Indian blogger who started reading blogs and blogging way before it was the ‘it’ thing, couldn’t agree more. I started blogging as a way of expressing my love for clothes and style and writing. I have never been a frequent blogger. I write only when I feel like writing and do not post unless and until I am sure of what I post is something I would love to read myself.

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Did You Know these are the only things you need to survive the heat!

Summers are here and as much as we love summer fashion, the scorching heat is killing us! I personally have never liked summers. I love winters, although Chennai doesn’t particularly experience winters, but back when I was in Delhi, I would pray that the winters would extend longer. Winter fashion is my favourite as I am a lover of dark colours and layering. But this time I am excited about summers since the summer fashion this time is something I love!

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EAST COAST at MADRAS SQUARE ~ Review

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First of all wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope you had a kick ass start to the year with all those resolutions which we never fulfill , yet make them every year in the hope of achieving them. But then hope is what we believe in right? While the entire world was pledging to diet, I on the other hand went to enjoy an extravagant lunch with fellow foodees to a very stylish place called the EAST COAST AT MADRAS SQUARE at neelangarai. Read what I had (and get jealous) and my review for the same.

 

potato & leek soup

potato & leek soup

We began with potato leak soup. The soup was creamy yet light. The caramalised onion and leak enhanced the taste of the soup.

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creole spiced fries

The creole spiced fries were crispy and balanced. The spice was a nice touch. It was served with  mint mayo which was a perfect companion for the fries.

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tomato & basil bruschetta

I am a lover of bruschetta and this tomato and basil bruschetta was nothing short of tasty. The basil was not very strong and well balanced with the tomatoes.

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mushroom & feta bruschetta

Mushroom and feta bruschetta was my favourite among all the things we had. The mushroom was so light and flavourful. The feta was not very salty hence the exact taste of cheese could be felt. It was just perfect . It was so good that we asked for a second serving!

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chickpea slider

Chichpea sliders were made like cute little buns and served along with fries. They tasted scrumptious. I never thought chole without the typical indian spicy masala could taste this good.

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vegetable & cheese sauce bake

A casarole typically a vegetable in cream and cheese sauce bake with herbed rice. If you are a cheese lover the this is a must-have. It was filling too. It was also baked perfectly.

 

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margheritta

Now this was the king of all the dishes, the favourite of the masses, the much coveted PIZZA! It was a not-so-basic margherita . Why no-so-basic? Well first of all the dough is prepared in advance and left for fermentation for enhancement. Then the cheese that was used was buffalo mozzarella. And then it is cooked in a terracota oven to add flavour at a very high temparature. And then we get this beautiful and absolutely yummy pizza. I now regret for not eating more. Regrets . Regrets .

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Aglio E Olio

It is basically a pasta tossed in olive oil with pressed garlic, minced chillies, parsley and topped with parmesan. If you are not a very big fan of tomato sauce and watching your weight and avoiding anything very cheesy and creamy, then this is the best pasta to have.

 

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puttanesca

Puttanesca was cooked in slow spicy tomato sauce and tossed with veggies topped with basil and pepper. How I love puttanesca. It has the right balance of tangy and spicy.

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banofee pie

Finally the favourite part of the entire lunch had arrived. It was time for dessert! First we had the banofee pie which was served with ice-cream . It was crispy from the outside and had a banana filling below the whipped cream. The whipped cream was light and enhanced the whole experience. The ice cream had a tinge of cinnamon which added a different flavour to it.

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theobrama

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Ok doesn’t that looks yummy? It tasted even yummier. This theobrama is a six layered chocolate cake which has milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate sponge, ganache, white chocolate. I individually tasted each layer and couldn’t pick a favourite. All of it was yummy. This is also a must-have and I shall definitely order it in my next visit.

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The decor is simple and sophisticated. They took the minimalistic route and nailed it. What I loved the most were the stone sculptures which spoke about the history of our state. I am a lover of such things and was highly impressed.

They also have a cafe, a flower shop, a shop natural beauty products, a furniture store and a few more things. It is a stylish place and for someone like me, I was just mesmerised. It was green and silent and beautiful. A perfect place for a date or a fun time with your family, everything will be perfect here. I am going to take my dad here for he loves good food and a sucker of great ambiance .

POINT METER :

Food – 4.5/5

Ambiance – 4.75/5

Variety – 4/5

Value for money – 5/5

Will I visit again? – Yes

Over all it was a great experience dining at East Cost at Madras Square. Special mention for Mathangi who personally took care of us and made sure we taste the best things. The staff was courteous and made our experience even more delightful. I wish it was close to my home so I could visit often. Well some things are worth the pain. Hope to visit the place soon.

Thank you foodeebuddee for inviting us to giving us a yummy dining experience. Please download their awesome app to know about restaurants and read reviews and recipes. Use my referral code MXIKSD2O to sign in and gain points .

Love,Sindhu

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BREAK THE RULES ~ Cape it

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Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. – Pablo Picasso

I am a lover of vogue (magazine) , well any fashion lover would be a vogue hoarder and it is considered the ‘bible of fashion’. So on a lazy day while I was flipping through the glossy pages of this sacred magazine, I stumbled upon an article which stated the do’s and dont’s in fashion . I skimmed excitedly and read the line , ” do not wear a cape with a maxi dress..”. I wondered why. When Sonam Kapoor chose to wear a saree with a cape at the red carpet, she received rave reviews, then why is a cape with maxi dress not a good idea? So I decided to break the rule and went ahead to try this look myself. Well sometimes breaking the rules is the way to go. And nothing screams breaking the rules louder than a graffiti wall. The amazing graffiti wall of GUSTO CAFE,CHENNAI played the perfect backdrop for this shoot.

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If you are leaving for a holiday and still perplexed as to what to wear, this floral maxi would be a perfect day wear. This shape of dress is perfect for somebody with a heavy bottom like mine. The subtle colours and the print is cute and is perfect for a holiday. A cape is not only stylish but also shall keep you warm.

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I choose a bright beaded layered neckpiece to go with it. Nothing screams vacation louder than a beaded necklace.  And I wish I had a better pic of that ring. It is super cute.

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I am a shoe lover. And these T-Strap wedges in tan colour are my favorite heels. The wedge part has a subtle metallic flower print and looks beautiful. Nude shoes are your best bet when there is too much happening with your clothes.

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I have been dying to flaunt this MAWIXKOOVS clutch for quite a long time. I love love love it . Holds my money and lipstick!

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Photo Courtesy : Abhijith Chandradas Photography

Maxi dress – Max Fashion

cape – ginger (lifestyle)

Bag – MAWIXKOOVS (koovs.com)

Shoes – Malaysia (sunway lagoon mall)

Neck piece – Forever 21

Watch – Polo Club

Ring – Mumbai

Please do not end your year with regrets in your heart. Set new goals for the new year and accomplish whatever was unaccomplished this year. Remember every day is a new day and a new chance to reinvent yourself.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Love,Sindhu

 

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