Carat Lane Launches world’s First Virtual Try-On App for the women of Today!

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Women and shopping have been associated with each other for so long now that the2y are almost inseparable. And if it happens to be a piece of beautifully crafted jewellery then it is really difficult for anybody to stop them. However, these days owing to hectic lifestyle and packed schedules of women has robbed them off the luxury of going to a jewellery store, patiently try each and every piece and then select the one that suits them the best. Right? Yes? No, I would say and tell you my dear readers that you are wrong! You want to know how you are wrong and I am right! Then read on!3

When I got the invite on my mail I wondered what this premium online jewellery store is up to now. Oh yes! It is premium for I don’t think there is any online jewellery store that offers what Carat Lane offers to its customers. As Mithun Sacheti, Co Founder of Carat Lane, and scion of Jaipur Gems, said at the event, “Carat Lane aims to bridge the gap between the jewellery buying generations and bring them closer through the designs that are contemporary in their make but traditional in their appeal. So when you look at our designs you will find a traditional motif being given a contemporary look, which a modern working woman can wear every day.” He also emphasised on the fact that how there is a paradigm shift in jewellery buying experience, as women of today want jewellery that they can wear every day to work, party or play.

3Talking about the impressive history of being the first ones to launch a Try-at home venture, to open a retail stores, 4U0A8546a 4U0A8599aand to offer same day shipping, Sacheti said that now they are ready for the next big step and that is Virtual Try-on App (#Caratlanevirtualtryon App) that allows women to try the jewellery virtually before selecting their favourite piece and ordering it. The app can be downloaded from Google Playstore.SRM_7103

How to Use the Virtual Try-On App!App_HP_Banner

Here’s a step by step guide to your virtual try-on app.

Go to Google PlayStore and search for #Caratlanevirtualtryon App.

Click on download button to download it on your smartphone, iphone or tablets and ipads.

Once you have downloaded the app, go to the carat lane website and click on virtual try-on app.

Once you have clicked there will appear an oval and you have to adjust your face in that oval.

Move your face first to the left in a slow motion and then to right.

Now you are ready to experience a virtual trying out session so take your time and enjoy and do select some jewellery pieces for yourself this festive season.

For more information on the App logon to Carat Lane website.

So happy trying and while you are at it, don’t forget to check out the Rakhi collection as well. Here’s a sneak Pic.

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DELHIPEDIA — Showing Delhi as it should be known!

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You are tourist planning to visit Agra or Jaipur with just a stopover at Delhi because you think there is nothing worthwhile to explore in the city? All those who think that there is nothing to do or see in Delhi has either read the history or never have bothered to look beyond the surface of Delhi. Why? The reason could be lack of valuable information – whatever information one gets from the Internet is just about one part of the Delhi – the posh side of it.

But believe me there is definitely more to Delhi than just glitzy malls, and fast-paced cars and zooming metros. Delhi has an amazing history, with its historical monuments, art galleries, heritage buildings. Question is if there is so much more then why do tourists (both international and domestic) overlook this beautiful and historically rich city? The answer is as simple as the question – lack of proper information and this is where our new mobile app – DELHIPEDIA comes in.

With technology advancing people have become more Internet savvy and use their smart phones to browse people becoming more internet savvy and cashing on that trend is Twenty Four Frames Films, a Media Production House of young techies who have launched a mobile phone app called ‘DELHIPEDIA’. DELHIPEDIA is your one stop storehouse of anything and everything in Delhi – from its heritage monuments, crowd-happy bazaars, thriving cultural scene and platefuls of scrumptious food that binds all Delhiites together. The app will also let you plan your weekend in advance with it’s in depth information of what’s happening where.

Talking about the app, Arjun Pandey – one of the core members from DELHIPEDIA says, “DELHIPEDIA is a youtube channel and a digital magazine that would bring alive the true essence of Delhi and its magnificent culture. In a way DELHIPEDIA is an audio-visual encyclopaedia about the city and its hidden gems and unexplored sites.”

He further says that by downloading the app DELHIPEDIA one would get a one stop solution on anything and everything for anyone visiting the city either for the first time or a second time. “The application is an eye catcher and a visual library for those who are on the lookout for new things,” says Mr Pandey.

For more information on the app visit these

www.facebook.com/delhipedia

www.twitter.com/delhipedia

www.youtube.com/delhipedia

www.instagram.com/thedelhipedia

DELHIPEDIA is your best bet if you think that Delhi is only best for stopovers and there is nothing to see or explore in the capital city.

So download the app today and enjoy the various shades of city that makes it endearing!

Haut Monde Guest House — A place where you can relax and rejuvenate

Looking for a place to stay in Gurgaon at a convenient location — between the two major metro stations MG Road and Sikandarpur, Opposite Sahara Mall — then look no further as your search should effectively end here. Welcome to Haut Monde Guesthouse. PHOTO 1 PHOTO 2 PHOTO 3 PHOTO 4

Some of the salient features of the guest house include:
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1) Five star fully furnished PG available in DLF Phase 2, Gurgaon, at a very reasonable rate. 5 min walking distance from M.G. Road metro station.
Facilities:
– Breakfast & Dinner
-Wi-Fi
– 24 hours running water
-R/O
– Mini Bar
– Geyser
– A/C etc.
For more information, call at 8588055443.
2) 6 Fully Furnished rooms available for Corporate near M.G. road Metro Station for long term lease. Wi-Fi facility,high standard service and good amenities.
For more information, call at 8588055443.
3) 12 Fully Furnished rooms available for Corporate with Wi-Fi facility and good amenities for long term lease in DLF Phase -2, Gurgaon. High standard service available at a very reasonable rate.
For more information, call at 8588055443.
4) Fully Furnished office Space available measuring 1500 sq. ft. in DLF Phase 2, opposite Sahara Mall. For more information, call at 8588055443.
5) Cabins available for office, equipped with working table, chair and all other facilities available in DLF Phase 2, Gurgaon. For more information, call at 8588055443.
6) Hall available for seminar or parties for the capacity up to 40 pax Opposite Sahara Mall, Gurgaon.
Catering service will be provided.
For booking or any other query,call at 8588055443.
7) Tiffin Service available in DLF Phase 2, Gurgaon. Good home-made food.
Both Veg and non- veg food available at reasonable price. Contact us at 8588055443.
8) Catering service in M.G. Road, Gurgaon. For more information, call at Somya Gulati at 8588055443.
9) Want to celebrate birthday, kitty party etc. Call us and we will organize for you at very attractive rates. We also organise theme-based parties.For more information, call at Priyakshi at 8588055445.

Spa that comes knocking at your door — Nomadic Spalon

You IMG_20140427_055739(1)know you are tired, no in fact exhausted beyond your limits and in dire need of a good spa. But where is the time – with office, husband, in-laws, kids, and home, you barely have time to straighten your back leave alone going to a spa. This is where ‘The Nomadic Spalon’ comes to your rescue. Yes! You heard it right! ‘The Nomadic Spalon’ is an exclusive personalised Spa and Salon serviced offered in the comfort of your home at your time and convenience. So no need to worry about fixing an appointment or cancelling it, because at The Nomadic Spalon, a team of expert professionals ensure that you have pampering grooming services and personalised therapies at the comfort of your home, much before your salons open and after they are closed for the day.

Talking about the aim of starting the Nomadic Spalon, owner and certified Spa Expert Seema Nanda says, “Today’s stress has become more persistent because of accelerating pace of life. Whether you are the CEO of a company or a home manager, an entrepreneur or an executive in a firm, a student or a mompreneur; everyone deserves to be pampered and everyone deserves to get few minutes off from their hectic schedule to de-stress and relax. However, by the time you finish your day’s work and tick off the last point on your to-do list; it’s too late and you start thinking about the next day. This very thought of flexibility and bringing the spa and salon services to your space with a professional touch gave wings to The Nomadic Spalon.”

So when I opted for the services, I was little sceptical about the entire thing like creating a spa like ambience at your home and providing you with an experience that you will not forget. However, after lot of mismatched timings and communication we finally settled for a date in December last year for the services offered by the team of Nomadic Spalon. I was told that the team will reach at my place at 2:30 pm so me and my mother-in-law for whom I had opted for full body massage had had our lunch well on time and were waiting for them when dot at 2:20 our intercom rang confirming the arrival of the team and at exact 2:30 the team was at my place.

Okay! I was impressed by their punctuality considering they were coming from the interiors of Noida and their deftness by which they set up everything in another 10 minutes and then we were ready to get pampered by the expert team of professionals. Since there were two girls who were there to render their services and two of us to receive them – one started with the body massage and the other one started with my pedicure.

It was relaxing what with the soothing music playing and lights being dimmed and one sole candle throwing its soft light, but yes it would have been more relaxing if I sat on a chair instead of a stool that I was sitting on. Since my back had no support, it was little tiring. But otherwise the pedicure was good complete with the massager and the adroit hands of Shazia or Reena (sorry I am confusing the two names!).

MIL enjoyed the body massage by the girl and she felt all her pain first re-surfacing and then disappearing. The expert who was doing the massage started with the foot – massaging it gently and soaking out all the tiredness from her feet, then her legs and then massaging her back repeating the process in front.  After my pedicure it was time to pamper my hands and of course some tea and snacks, as the girls must have been also hungry and wanting to refresh themselves. Anyway post tea session it was time for my manicure and thus started the routine for my hands.

Overall it was a neat experience, yes they did manage to create a spa in our home and provide us the services that we both yearned for but had no time to go for in a spa. Thank you Seema and her team for providing us with a wonderful spa experience at the comfort of our homes.

Information on Seema Nanda: This set up is owned by a certified Spa Expert Seema Nanda. She is a Spa Consultant and provides turn-key spa solutions to hotels & developers through her consultancy – Provado Spa Consultancy. She holds a Spa Management Certification from the prestigious Core Wellness Ltd. Mumbai. Bringing in an extensive experience of working with the finest chains of Hotel & Resort Spas in the country, leading conceptualizing and setting up spa centres across India, taking on hotel spa operational projects and training the finest team of professionals; she also hails from a family which has been into the Spa business since the past 35 years. Spending a lot of time learning about aroma oils and therapies, Seema has also been involved in running the family portfolio of Spa & Wellness before venturing into her own setup.

An unprecedented attractive offer

We are pleased to announce an unprecedented attractive offer from Pernod Ricard India for travellers transiting through the Mumbai International Terminal ‘T2’ at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, a chance to win a luxury BMW 320D Sport Line.

Consumers who spend a minimum of USD 80 on Pernod Ricard’s portfolio of whisky brands including Chivas Regal, Royal Salute, Aberlour, The Glenlivet or Ballantine’s will be eligible for filling in a Lucky Draw Coupon through which a winner stands to win a BMW 320D Sport Line. The campaign runs until January 31, 2015 at Mumbai Duty Free at Mumbai International Airport

Frederique Constant Genève launches its new collection for the conneisseurs!

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WatchesIf you are in Mumbai and love luxury watches then this event is tailor made for you! Frederique Constant Genève is launching “The Pair Watches-Classic Index Automatic Collection” and is celebrating 10th Anniversary of Heartbeat Manufacture. Ms Aletta Stas, Founder & COO will be the host of the event. The event details are as follows:

Date: 10th November, 2014

Venue: Ethos Summit,

Palladium Mall,

462, High Street Phoenix,

Senapati Bapat Marg,

Lower Parel, Mumbai

Time: 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

The launch function will be followed by Hi-tea.

Model & Actor, Nicole Faria (Miss India and Miss Earth 2010) Global Brand Ambassador, Frederique Constant will also be gracing the event with her presence.

For more information please contact Sania Fernandez +91 9036288857

Sadashiv Amprapurkar bid adieus to the world of mortals on November 3rd 2014!

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Versatile actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar  succumbed to an infection in his lungs in Mumbai at 2:45 am on 3rd November 2014. The entire film industry and his fans all over the country were in a state of shock, as there was no news of him being admitted to the hospital for an infection in his lungs. All I can say is Rest in Peace Mr Amrapurkar! You have been one of the finest actor Bollywood has seen in recent times!

Wella — changing the way Indians perceives hair colouring

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IMG_5326We all at one time or the other have thought of colouring our hair but then something or someone stopped us by saying things like – you will destroy your hair, why do you want to temper with your natural colour or the colour don’t look good on Indian skin tone and the worst one is that you will have more greys in your hair. However, Wella with its team of hair colour professionals was all set to clear our doubts when they in association with Ripplelinks organised a Wella Colour up your life bloggers meet for fashion and beauty bloggers of Delhi.IMG_5508

As usual their meets are not just about having fun but also about educating the customer through us – the numerous bloggers who attend their meet. So what was the meet about and where was it and how did we reach there for our meet on time. The meet as usual was scheduled at Wella Hair Colour Studio located at Saket’s Select City Walk Mall for 10:00 am and to ensure that all of us reach in time – the Ripplelinks had tied up with Taxiforsure.com – a reliable source to get taxis for anywhere to everywhere in and around India.

Once we reached the venue and after registrations we were asked to take our selfies with any of the promotional display there and tweet it with our twitter handle, once that was done we were asked to be seated and thus began the fun and an informative journey thus dispelling the myths surrounding the hair colour and dispelling those myths was none other but Wella Expert and serial hair colour changetfsr Sapna Bhavnani – yes the ex-resident of Bigg Boss season 7 – who with her dashing sense of humour and superb oratory skills was one by one clearing all the myths related to hair colours – whether it was greying of hairs after using colour or hair fall or the hair becoming frizzy to what colour will suit our skin tones.IMG_5422

The Wella Bloggers meet this year was not just to dispel the myths associated with colouring but also of launching their new product Oil InfusoColor and the hair colour service with this oil. Talking about the concerns of hair damage, Sapna Bhavnani, Wella Expert said, “Hair damage is definitely the biggest concern among my clients. I am really glad Wella Professionals has taken this step to cater to these worries and provide them with the Oil InfusoColor Service. It is especially formulated with the power of oil that infuses colour with properties to protect hair from damage. After experiencing the service myself I am confident that with this colour service, you will look great, achieve long lasting results without comprising on hair health”

IMG_5689Sapna who is renowned for her constantly changing her hair colour understands the value of hair health— a philosophy Wella Professionals exemplifies. Wella Professionals has been at the international forefront of colour innovation for now more than 133 years and believe that hair protection against damage is a crucial aspect that can’t be ignored hence hair protection is at the core of all products and services Wella designs while delivering desirable colour results.

Talking about the new InfusoColor Service Sapna Bhavnani said there are essentially two benefits of this new service and they are mentioned below:

  • Tests confirm that during colour service with Wella colours, oil nourishes hair and enhanceIMG_5722s structure. This new service helps protects hair protein, locks in moisture and provides long lasting colour results thus offering the desired colour results while taking care of your hair health. The service is provided using Wella Professionals Oil Reflections.
  • Wella Professionals OIL REFLECTIONS special formula, with Vitamin E, creates a protective barrier around the hair, neutralising free radicals and protecting against damage. Hair looks smooth and conditioned, and the shine of Wella Professionals colour is up to 86% more vibrant vs. low conditioning shampoo

With this new premium colour service Wella Professionals is all set to redefine the hair colour industry thus giving more Indians the confidence to colour and carry beautiful healthy hair.IMG_5655

Celebrating 75 glorious years of weaving

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Exhibition ImagesWhen a business house Raj Group completed their 75 glorious years of successfully meeting and customer requirements, they decided to celebrate their success through a five day long exhibition where they showcased the works done in seven decades. The exhibition covered everything from the journey of one man’s vision to the successful business house it has become today. And then take few of the media persons on the journey of their success through a factory visit in Panipat, Haryana.Exhibition images (1)

The five day long exhibition was just a glimpse of what Raj Group has been doing since past seven decades, as it featured different handloom works in form of wall hangings especially created for the show. There were handlooms and other tools also on the display to give viewers a better understanding of what sort of things are needed to create the masterpieces that have been a signature collection of the group. I must say that while the exhibition showcased the gist of what all goes into building a business house like Raj overseas the factory visit turned out to be an eye opener of sorts for all the hard work that goes into building a business group that is internationally well-acclaimed.

Exhibition images (2)From the moment we arrived to the head office in Panipat where the head of the business group bring their esteemed clients for a dekko to the destination where the factory is located there was a sense of accomplishment written on every face whether it was a guard who assisted us to the main office or the peon who brought out all the carpets and rugs to show us again in the office area. The exhibition showcased just some of the products that the company is proficient in but their head office had numerous other products that you won’t see even at a regular home decor store from floor cushions, to tote bags and from rugs to wall hangings, they had almost everything you can imagine and then some more.IMG_5641 IMG_5683 IMG_5701 IMG_5868

Raj Group believes that a business house can’t succeed just on the shoulders of top management people. According to the visionaries of the group, employees are the backbone of any organisation and if they are not happy, satisfied and well taken care no company can succeed in their ventures. And so when we visited the factory it was a siesta time for the workers, as we reached around 1.30 pm. However, they were all on their feet when we visited them, eager to talk to us and even to showcase us their creations.

The Raj Overseas in these 75 years of its existence has created a name for itself in the market of home decors providing vast range of products including bath mats, carpets, kilims and durries, pillows, poufs and woven rugs among other things to numerous home decor companies in India and abroad.