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Kerala Tour Teaser

Visiting God's own country aka Kerala. Just a glimpse of our tour before I start telling you stories about this refreshing place. 

Merry Xmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas

Chinese Tapri

Be it gourmet dining date night like at Renaissance or hogging on local cuisines during our trip to Solapur, HubbynMe enjoy both kinds. In our latest search for a new hangout HubbynMe found out Ashben's Chinese , a small Chinese food shack which is a big hit among the localities of Chikuwadi, Borivali West.
Out of all the cuisines the Chinese menu is close to all the Indian potbellies mainly because it is available on the Tapri- a roadside outlet which springs up after 6 pm and runs houseful till wee hours of the dawn. 
I was not associated with Chinese food until my grads year mainly because my folks despised the idea of food slipping down from the spoon. Eventually it was drilled down to Me and my Brother that, "Chinese ??? NO NO no no". 
We both grew out of it over the time in fact so did my dad but not my mom. Nope. Till date she has not yet reached consensus with Maggi Noodles, leave alone Chinese cuisine.
Chinese food was introduced to me by my grad friends in Can…

Tasty Tuesday Thali

A long day at work today and still have unfinished business.  Right now in Mumbai traffic craving for food. The last supply of  ParleG and Chai (tea) as evening energy boosters evaporated long back. To top it I had a look at the  cellphone click from last weekend outing to my native town Ratnagiri. Tummy ratting out.

Dubai Museum, not prosaic at all

Discovering a new place cannot be complete until one excavates the old roots. The cultural or economical growth can be witnessed only once you head to its historical treasures or simply the Museum.
Now Dubai is the modern face of the world with a perfect blend of culture and great economics, we had to visit it's museum to experience the change Dubai & it's people underwent. I know Museum rides can be mundane so to avoid it grab a gang and go thus exploring becomes fun.

 A Solapur, Indian made mattress spread onto a bed placed in a traditional desert hut ;)  

It was our local cab driver who insisted us to go and check it out Dubai Museum instead of a mall and we were not disappointed at all. For more details check out and to know more what we did next in U.A.E click here

Bandra Wine Festival, Mumbai, India

Last weekend HubbynMe went for the 4th Bandra Wine Festival and a refreshing change I must say. An early winter Saturday evening with a gorgeous grass lawn turned into  miniature vineyard with 13 wineries camped into huge tents with their best wines to serve.

We start drooling on the first few tastings and then thought of enjoying the live music with a great sandwich grab from Café Mangii.

Enjoying the scrumptious sandwich which was so carefully prepared I overheard few girls speaking about new age writing and then I poked Hubby

Me: Is that Chetan Bhagat?
Hubby: Yes I think.
Me: aaaaaaa it's him....yeeaah.... aaaaaa...yeaaah... I wanna meet him... please and I wanna snap... Oh my Chetan Bhagat.
Hubby: Ok calm down then only { women.... rolling eyes}

Click, Flash and tadaaaah!!!

Meeting your idol is always a adrenal rush. Chetan Bhagat  made writing your thoughts on the paper a trend. When I read Two States more than the love story it was his easy writing style that made it an easy r…

le cordon bleu

Life has its weird ways to keep telling you, "I'm not done with you yet". As we grow up we see, we learn, we explore and then we want to see more, want to learn more & want to explore more. So while we are on the journey, we set milestones, some we achieve: some we don't. Life moves on and then some day while sitting in a fancy restaurant, the dinner menu just calls out to you and points out that lost dream.

Visited R-City Mall the other day, I know Again but can't help it,  I really like that mall. This time it was Rain Forest, I know I know Again but they have a great variety food cuisines. So you have something on the menu which suits the palate of everyone in the family plus their service is great. I still don't appreciate their music and gloomy ambiance cause I prefer soft music and bright lights but then that's not their problem it's mine.

This time they had a Sizzler Festival going on, naaah didn't order the sizzlers had them the last…

Happy Diwali

Today last of Diwali... while getting ready for work Hubby had switched on the news where the reporters mentioned that there was a considerable decrease in air and noise pollution as compared to preceding years.

Absolutely top notch, I say. Finally people are realizing the true essence of  celebrating festivals. Harming the environment and eventually the human soul with the torture of unbearable noise and smoke doesn't mean Diwali.  
I am glad that I was in a school, Holy Cross Convent High School, who made me comprehend that bursting crackers was a bad idea. Our teachers made us pledge never to burst fire crackers and I am following since then. 
So how did I celebrate my Diwali? Have a look.

Since it is my first Diwali after marriage as per Hindu rituals my Mom gives us the Diwali sweets and of-course GIFTS... Devil Smile :D

 Goddess Laxmi resides where there is cleanliness hence the broom which helps us clean is worshiped during Laxmi poojan.

I believe that eat sweets and spread…