{Fashion} In the King's Jacket

The blurring lines between men's and women's fashion are the favorite runway trends of 2016. Androgyny in fashion becomes obvious when you can clearly identify elements borrowed from the opposite sex. However, I would like to coin a new word for a milder androgyny where you can't tell which piece was borrowed. But I cant zero in on one. You may want to call this unisex, but then the shop isnt calling it as one! So lets keep thinking what we want to call this.

Case in point- My pompous jacquard jacket bought from the men's section of a famous menswear boutique in Mumbai. I saw it, I tried it, I bought it, much to the dismay of my better half. I tried convincing he can wear it too, but he wasnt attracted one percent to this jacket which i held dearly.

An year later, I got a chance to pair it with a flowy palazzo and an airy white blouse. This jacket worked wonders for the entire look and he was in agreement this time! The jacket had finally won hearts!

Jacquard Jacket- Pramanik,Matunga| Blouse- Zara| Palazzo- fleamarket| Sunglasses- VOGUE, Neckpiece- Janpath,Delhi

Have you picked up something from the men's section people can't tell? Share with me in the comments!

Till next time, CIAO!
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{Fashion} Courtyard of the maidens

If you have read my travel posts earlier. you know my excitement for touristy spots isn't significant. These spots fall in my less important list and what takes over are the places less spoken about. However, I wanted to visit this famous touristy spot at Udaipur, with bells on: Saheliyon ki Bari or "Courtyard of the maidens.Don't be surprised, I am not going to lie that I was saddened to see the sorry state in which this heritage structure was in and it was no fairy-tale, like i expected it to be. Though some parts of the garden still oozed some charm, thanks to the well kept parts of this place. In pictures across the world wide web, this beautiful place looked like a dream- dressed in the prettiest cover of Pink & Magenta. The king had built this garden  away from the palace so that the queen could enjoy it with her maidens. I couldn't wait at the thought of getting a style post shot here.  Inspired by all online touristy tales, I was looking forward to visit the Saheliyon Ki Bari or Courtyard of the maidens . I went in, realized it was too crowded to shoot in,  spent exactly 15 mins beating the crowd ,to get these shots while it drizzled to our surprise. And then we ran out, like literally, heaving a sigh of relief. Moss had covered the most beautiful part of this garden, I didn't even shoot. The water might not have been recycled for a while and its stench was unbearable.This story could have been different if only the govt chose to show some more love besides the visitors who mercilessly scatter it with waste. But yes, its a beautiful garden. Hope its restored to its glory soon!

Dress: PROMOD| Scarf: LEVIS| Belt: BATA| Sandals: CLARKS| Rings: ZARA

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Till next time CIAO!

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{Luxury} SPA by JW : The Promise of a NEW YOU!

A hard working girl needs her SPA moments. And I am a firm believer of reserving some Me-time to rejuvenate after a working spree. I have tried one of the best Thai massage spas in India and I am a repeat customer as I love Thai spas more than any other.

The JW Marriott Sahar near the international airport in Mumbai has been a beautiful sight since its inception and I was keen to see how their world class spa felt like.

For the first time, I just want to write the verdict of my experience first ,instead of at the end: the "SIGNATURE SPA by JW " treatment swept me off my senses. The most beautifully calming 90 mins of my life. And I say this with so much conviction, because I have never felt like this before after a spa treatment. I spent almost 3 hours in the spa and when I came out, I was a new person. It was as if I landed after a 10 day European vacation.  No kidding!

It was unbelievable how refreshed I was and it felt that this calm will stay with me for a few days to come. And it did- just like after a vacation.

Here's The specifics: ( * I guarantee, you will shower me with a million thanks!)

SPA Treatment I chose: "Signature SPA by JW"  as on MENU. (Read menu by clicking)
 Description on the menu card: Surrender to a relaxing experience with a Thai massage stretching followed by a specially designed massage using deep renewal and slow rhythmic movements. (90 MINUTES)

The SPA: I was welcomed with a tea which tasted very minty and strong. I was then recommended the treatment and given a spa tour. The changing rooms have lockers where you can keep your belongings and use your own lock code. Its funny how the room doesn't have doors. You might feel uncomfortable at the thought of someone walking in as you change! But this is the only thing, I would have liked to change about this spa. The spa has express treatments on their world class SPA chairs , the only ones in the whole of ASIA! These treatments run from 12 mins to 40 mins based on how much time you have. These really work for the busy professional who is staying their night at the hotel. Express treatments include massages like - express scalp/neck/back/arm/aching feet/tense shoulders/hydrating hands. The other treatments are categorized as : CALM/INDULGE/RENEW/INVIGORATE. Each category has a tea by that name which you can buy from the shop as its loaded with goodness of aromatic and therapeutic herbs. Since my treatment was under "INDULGE" my tea was indulge tea and sadly out of stock!

The best of aromatherapy oils used in the treatment from AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES!

The treatment: This signature spa treatment was a combination of thai massage releasing tension from the stressed parts of the body right from the head to the toe. I had a painful shoulder from about 2 years due to carrying my laptop daily . While I tried various massages before, never was the pain healed. I couldnt believe after this massage, my shoulder pain was gone! I cant thank the therapist enough. Also, the stretching loosens up the body greatly relieving all the tension. The who ambience is lit up in candle light as the soothing music plays ,calming the mind and the body. As the masseuse works her magic with a peppermint based scrub with select essential oils, the deep tissue massage leads you to a peaceful slumber! I didn't realise how the 90mins came to an end. I was then given the "INDULGE " tea. After this, I went into the Sauna room. It was the best way to perspire and activate the respiratory system. The sauna heat lets you stay there for about 20mins and you start sweating profusely. The skin feels clean and the whole body feels detoxed. After the sauna. I went into the steam room . I generally have trouble in steam rooms, because they are hazy and I find it difficult to breathe the steam. I stayed for about 10mins and finally headed for a shower. After the shower , I went back into my locker room, changed and blew dried my hair in the vanity room. It felt like home. This treatment was priced around 7750 and is worth every penny considering the final outcome. Its bliss, beyond words! I didn't want to go back!

Who should take this special SPA treatment:
1. Brides after a hectic wedding or even before as a treat!
2. Young working professionals who haven't taken a break in ages
3. People with cold shoulder and stree
4. Anyone who is craving a vacation, but time doesn't permit - Just GO FOR IT!

Have little time? TRY THE EXPRESS treatments! These chairs are the only ones in ASIA!

Ending this post with a happy smile, because a happy discovery has been made! GO ahead and treat yourself like never before!

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