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OF SPRING, SUNSHINE AND SPIRITUAL RETREATS Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, Everything that’s wonderful…. sang Lesley Gore and we couldn’t agree more. Spring is here! And we suggest you are bring out the swimsuits, packing picnic baskets with your loved ones and making the best of the warm sunshine and cool winds while it all lasts. Glamping or glamorous camping is the trend of the year; think offsite camping with a luxurious setting. Another trend which is catching on is Voluntarism – voluntary tourism where families with kids opt to bring in a sense of purpose and social commitment. Sign up for one of these or go explore some more bizarre travel trends.

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If you are the kind who loves yoga, then the International Yoga Festival is right around the corner. The Festival is going to commence in Rishikesh, the Yoga Capital of India with yogis from over 30 countries expected to turn out. If culture is what you want to experience, combine it with travel and head to Mizoram. You’ll be just in time to catch the Chapchar festival

which celebrates the oncoming of spring with music, dance and much merry. On a more colourful note, Holi is here! Before you get ready to drench yourself in a bucket of chemical colours, look for environment friendly options. They will not harm your surroundings and do a world of good to your skin and hair. Holi is also a celebration of warding away evil and many regions of India celebrate the festival by lighting bonfires. So if you haven’t made any conscious lifestyle changes this New Year’s Eve, this could be right time to do so and adapt some positivity for the rest of the year. Do check our sections ‘New Launches’ and ‘Trending Now’ for the latest in lifestyle and write to us if you like the curated features.

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P 36 MONIKA NIDHII’S F/W 2018 COLLECTION For the woman that’s made of stardust, wishes & magical things

P 40 LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLE 0300 SERIES Luminox’s latest watch collection targeting a new set of consumers in the Outdoor Market

P 38 MARK MY WORDS By LYLA The collection has been fuelled with the powerful words of POWERFUL women from different aspects of life.

P 42 VINTAGE BEAUTY Qwerky Toys launches Typewriter inspired Mechanical Keyboard


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NEW LAUNCHES

SNEAKER HEAD COLLECTION BY ALBERTO TORRESI Start your New Year by adding an edgy kick to your wardrobe. Alberto Torresi has dropped the Sneaker head collection, featuring an amalgamation of finely crafted lace-up sneakers in multi-coloured hues. Crafted in fine quality suede and mesh lining with thick rubber cushioning sole and throwback good looks, these sneakers can be sported right from work, to a gym or to an outing with friends.

Find: www.albertotorresi.com and major retailers all over India Price: `3995 onwards

What’s BRAND New?

VIETNAMESE FOOD FESTIVAL AT MISU Savour the taste of Vietnam with dishes like Spicy Noodles Soup, with hints of coconut, chilli and turmeric, Fiery Prawns tossed in a homemade sour and three chilli sauce, Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Grilled Chicken glazed with Misu’s own spiced sauce and Bahn Mi, the famous Vietnamese baguette sandwich with greens, grilled tofu or chicken slices in delicious homemade spiced bread. Find: Misu, St Marks Road, Bangalore Price: `1800 for two (approx)

From scrumptious spreads to luxury designer wear… Check out these carefully curated products that are new! BODY SOFTENING MOISTURIZER FROM OMORFREE Moisturising is the key to healthy skin. The Body Softening Moisturizer is a really light, non- greasy lotion with the kiwi extracts; rich in vitamin C, avocado oil and natural butters to moisturize and rejuvenate your skin. Your skin will thank you for the healthy dose of nature’s goodness! Find: Available on www.omorfee.com and the store at UB City, Bengaluru Price: `1799

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XOLO UNVEILS ERA 4X SMARTPHONES XOLO, the online Indian smart phone brand, unveils its new smartphones XOLO Era 4X. Customised for Indian users, the phone supports all 22 official Indian languages, allowing users to communicate in their preferred language. The Era4X has been made to cater to consumers looking for a device high on technology and low on cost. Find: Available exclusively on Amazon Price: `4444 and `5555 (1GB and 2 GB variant)


SAMSUNG LAUNCHES GALAXY WATCH IN INDIA Samsung has launched the new Galaxy Watch, delivering a timeless, analog watch design crafted into 3 new variants - Silver, Midnight Black and Rose Gold. Galaxy Watch comes with a battery that lasts days on a single charge and new lifestyle functions like stress and sleep monitoring capabilities. Find: Available at major offline and online retail channels Price: `24990 onwards

KAI ESSENTIALS SHEA BUTTER BATHING BARS WITH APRICOT Kai Essentials has launched the latest range of Shea Butter Bathing Bars, perfect for the changing weather, to keep your skin soft. The apricot scrub soap smoothly removes dead skin cells, unblock skin pores, and cleans the skin. It triggers the growth of fresh cells. Find: Available on https://www.kaiessentials.com/ and their store in Gurugram Price: `150 onwards

YAMAHA LAUNCHED FZ-S V3.0 IN INDIA The Japanese manufacturer have launched third generation update of their popular bike FZ FI and FZ-S FI. Both bikes have the ABS safety feature, but as a single channel unit. The new FZ range boasts of a new LED headlamp setup, all new digital console, a single seat unit as opposed to split seat on previous model. The exhaust also gets a new design like FZ25. Find: Available at all Yamaha dealerships Price: `95,000 onwards (ex-showroom Delhi)

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LUXURY AND HANDCRAFTED LEATHER BAGS FROM TÖHL’ Töhl’, meaning skin in Tamil, is a leather bag brand synonymous with luxury and craftsmanship. With a minimalist style that is the result of laborious hand craft techniques, every product in their offering carries a sense of old-world charm combined with the understated modern elegance of surface embellishments. Find: www.tohl.in Price: `1000 onwards

EAT HEALTHY AT PITA PIT Canadian QSR Pita Pit has entered the South Indian market with its first restaurant in namma Bengaluru. Pita Pit offers customized, healthy and nutritious Pita Sandwiches. Salads and Rice Bowl which are customizable and includes a choice of lettuce, spinach leaves, premium vegetables, delectable spreads, cheeses and sauces, meat options, vegetarian and vegan options. Find: Pita Pit, 4th Floor, Flavors Food Court, Ascendas Park Square Mall, Whitefield Road, Bangalore Price: `150 onwards

KUMKUMADI, THE FACE CLEANSER WINTER COLLECTION FROM INATUR An Ayurvedic formulation made from precious herbs and extracts, the face cleanser is sulphate free, mildly cleanses skin, improves texture, clears complexion, fights pigmentation, controls acne and clears blemishes. It is rejuvenating with saffron, sandal and orange. it is excellent for all skin types. Find: Available on http://www.inatur.in/ Price: `450

GODREJ LOCKS UNVEILS NAV-TAL ULTRA XL+ WITH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems (GLSS) unveiled Nav-Tal Ultra XL+. India’s most trusted padlock Nav-Tal now comes with ultra xl+ technology. Nav-Tal Ultra XL+ ultra-technology offers ‘one in ten crore kind of special key’. Its brass body ensures rust and tarnish resistance providing long lasting strength and appearance. It is resistant to hacksaw and crowbar attacks due to boron hardened shackle. Find: Available exclusively on Amazon Price: `800 onwards

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JOYALUKKAS LAUNCHES THE EXCLUSIVE ‘THE FOREVERMARK ELEMENTS COLLECTION’ The Forevermark Elements Collection is inspired by the symmetry in design with three dominant shapes - each shape reflecting a unique facet of a woman. The triangle represents passion, the oval shape highlights the adaptive quality of the woman and the square embodies her simplicity. The versatile collection comprises of necklaces and earrings in 18k yellow, rose and white gold. Find: Available at Joyalukkas stores across the country Price: On request


PIND DIYAN GALLIYAN AT DHABA MARATHAHALLI Savour the delights of desi khana! Bite into rich desi goodness of special recipes from Chef Ravi Saxena’s kitchen as Dhaba introduces new star dishes like Tandoori Fal-Fruit, Kala Sha Kala Kukkad, Burni Murgh, Nargisi Seekh, Sarso da Saag aur Makki di Roti, Gulkand Kheer, Gajar da Halwa and more. Find: Dhaba Estd 1986 Delhi, Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli, Bangalore Price: `1100 for two (approx.)

TRY AVON’S NEW ANEW REVERSALIST SOLUTION: REVERSALIST EYE CREAM AVON, the world’s leading beauty brand, has launched a new Reversalist, a complete anti-ageing solution. The eye cream dramatically renews eye area’s youthful appearance. The range is formulated with a technology which boosts protection and repairs DNA which is a source of wrinkle related proteins such as collagen, elastin and nidogen to fight fine lines, wrinkles and expression lines. Find: Available through AVON representatives worldwide Price: `1299

LUMINOX LAUNCHES A NEW MODEL OF THE NAVY SEAL 3517 Luminox has released a new model of the Navy SEAL 3517. Stay mission ready in eye-catching, military-inspired shades of army green. The case and the unidirectional rotating bezel are all made of Carbon Compound. The crystal is scratch-resistant, tempered mineral glass and the double gasket stainless steel crown enables water resistance upto 20ATM. Find: Available on www.luminox.com Price: `29,070 onwards

KNOCKOUT BY TRUFFLE COLLECTION Ranging from pumps, to stilettoes to boots, Knockout by Truffle Collection has an answer to all your shoe woes. Offering a must-have collection featuring clear PVC Heels, to feathered stilettos and classy pumps, this collection is perfect to ramp up your style quotient and will go with a varoryu of looks and is amazingly comfortable as well. Find: www.trufflecollection.co.in Price: `3299 onwards

RUM AND CRAB FESTIVAL AT SODABOTTLEOPENERWALA To celebrate its 5th anniversary SodaBottleOpenerWala is hosting a Rum and Crab festival. Take your pick from Ganna & Sons, Castro Mojitoa and Bawi’s hurricane, Colaba side car amongst cocktails. Savour their Thalis - Parsi crab curry thali, Maharashtrian Crab Curry thali, Vegetarian Thali, Matunga style crab masala thali, and celebrate with Soda! Find: SodaBottleOpenerWala, Lavelle Road, Bangalore Price: `1500 for two (approx.)

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NYASSA-EXCLUSIVE PERFUMES - EAU DE TOILETTE -SOLITUDE Presenting Nyssa’s range of perfumes: the delectable happy fragrances of citrus and fruits, the jasmine bushes entwined with Orange Blossoms, the floral notes yearning for romance, the richness of Oud, Leather and Amber with the sweetness of Vanilla, all come together to create Solitude. Solitude promises the undiscovered. Find: Available on http:// nyassabathandbody.com Price: `999 onwards

WHIMSICAL COLLECTION FROM VOYLLA Voylla Fashion Jewelry unveils its new Whimsical Magic Collection. This collection is designed with mauve and indigo CZ (stones) engraved on intricate frames of silver base. There’s a touch of black rhodium at edges, making it more contemporary yet glamorous collection - the perfect stylish note to begin the New year on. Find: https://www.voylla.com/campaign/whimsical-magic-collection Price: `4000-6000

GRANDIOSE KONKAN KATTA AT NOOK ‘Nook’, the all-day dining at Aloft brings together the authentic flavours from coastal city of Mangalore. Indulge in the vibrant flavours with dishes like Bibbe Curry, Adgai, Chana n Jeev kadgi Ghashi, Jeev Kadgi Bajo, Dalithoi, Madgane, Phovu phaan, magge upakari, podale upakari, Kashi halwa, Ashtami Undo, Ponsa Payasu.

Find: NOOK, Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park, Bangalore Price: `1150 for two (approx.)

KAI ESSENTIALS SHEA BUTTER BATHING BARS WITH ALMOND OIL Kai Essentials has launched the latest range of Shea Butter Bathing Bars for the winter season. Almond oil has been added to this handmade soap. Almond oil is vital when it comes to skincare. Its use results in healthier skin and delays signs of aging. It is a time-tested remedy for all kinds of skin problems like acne, psoriasis, and eczema.

Find: Available on https://www.kaiessentials.com/ and their store in Gurugram Price: `150 onwards

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OPPO R17 LAUNCHED IN INDIA Oppo India launched their Oppo R17 recently. A more basic version of the R17 Pro, the phone features dual cameras at the rear and a comparatively less powerful chipset, the Snapdragon 670 SoC as compared to the Pro. It has a 6.4-inch FHD+ display, in-display fingerprint sensor, 25MP front camera, and 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Find: Available on Amazon India Price: `34,990


ZIA BY MONIKA NIDHII This sustainably handcrafted winter festive collection is a nod to Awadh’s rich and relevant legacy. Inspired by the luxury that characterised the artistic pursuits of the period, the clothes exhibit an undeniable craft, process and warmth that can be found in the art and architecture of the Awadhi dynasty. Bits of polished mirror work, elevate each piece to the realm of bohemian couture. Find: At their store in Shahpur Jat, Delhi

WINTER COCKTAILS AT THREE DOTS AND A DASH Sip on some handcrafted Hawaiian cocktails made with in-house ingredients. From Pineapple Paradise, with its heady mix of white rum, Caribbean rum and pineapple juice to Caribbean coolers, a refreshing punch with a combination of vodka, flavored with blue curacao served in a green coconut shell these cocktails are sure to warm you up! Find: Three Dots and a Dash, JP Nagar and Indiranagar, Bangalore Price: `1300 for two (approx)

CHARCOAL FACE WASH FROM INATUR Inatur introduces men’s exclusive Ayurveda range. The products are specially designed to prevent dryness and irritation for rough skin. The Charcoal Face wash helps to eliminate impurities and damage caused due to pollution giving a clearer and even skin tone.

Find: Available on http://www.inatur.in/ Price: `500

TAGG LAUNCHES FLEX IN INDIA TAGG has launched its wireless Bluetooth speaker Flex in India. Weighing just 300 grams, TAGG Flex draws power from a 1200mAh battery and provides up to 5 hours of music playtime that makes it a perfect choice for your in-house parties, especially since it is compact and lightweight as well. Find: Available on Amazon India Price: `1749

BOOTS FROM BATA Seasons come and go but boots never go out of fashion. Be it ankle-length, calf-length, knee length or even thigh-high boots, Bata has mapped all the must-have high and low boot styles. To ward off the cold or to simply look stylish, you can’t go wrong with Bata’s boots. Find: At BATA stories across the country Price: `3499 onwards

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FIXX A DINNER DATE AT THE FIXX- KORAMANGALA With delicious cocktails and food that will surprise you, The Fixx offers you an experience of the traditional and modern. Indulge in Karnataka inspired dishes like the Usali, Street Chow, spinach corn patties, potato tuuk and much more. Sip on some classic fixxes like Mint Julep, South Side, Moscow Mule and many more. Find: The Fixx Bar Koramangala 4th block, 80 feet road, Bangalore Price: `1200 for two (approx)

RHASSOUL FACE PACK FROM INATUR Inatur introduces men’s exclusive Ayurveda range. The products are specially designed to prevent dryness and irritation for rough skin. The Inatur Rhassoul Face Pack is rich in magnesium, silica, potassium, and calcium, which all help to nourish your skin. It helps to fade pigmentation, even skin tone and unclog pores. Find: Available on http://www.inatur.in/ Price: `500

ALPINA INTRODUCES COMTESSE HOROLOGICAL SMARTWATCH IN INDIA The Comtesse Horological Smartwatch merges refined elegant lines with the renowned Alpina sport attitude, resulting in an active watch for active women. The MMT AL-281 module featured inside the watch case allows the user to track different activities such as exercising and sleep, as well as receiving call and email notifications. Find: Available at major offline and online retail channels Price: On request

THE RIGHT CUT BY AVISHA AND ILAKSHI The Right Cut is all about needle work, hand embroideries on homespun fabrics resulting in designs that are timeless. Their current collection, she’s a Wildflower is all about wildflowers and features effects like beads hand-tucked to give dew-drops like effect, set on handwoven Chanderi silk from the ghats of Banaras, hand-cut for dreamy silhouettes for today’s modern women. Find: Available on order via their Facebook page Price: On request

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BONN INTRODUCES TWO NEW FAVOURITE FLAVOURS OF PREMIUM CRÈME BISCUITS BONN Group of Industries has launched two new additions to its exclusive Americana range of biscuits called ‘Americana XOXO Orange Crème’ and ‘Americana XOXO Chocolate Crème’ for children. These variants would complement its luxurious premium biscuit portfolio and is aimed at complementing its food offerings variety with popular orange cream and chocolate flavors. Find: At all major retail outlets Price: `10 and `25


EGYPTIAN HONEY AND CASTOR HAIR OIL’ BY GLOBAL BEAUTY SECRETS Cleopatra’s beauty secrets are now yours! Global Beauty Secrets has used Honey and Castor oil as the key ingredients in this product. Honey contains antibacterial and healing properties whereas Castor oil contains vitamin E and fatty acids. This Egyptian elixir works wonders on your hair and boosts its overall health.

Find: Available on www. discovergbs.com, Nykaa. com, Amazon.in, Flipkart. com and Myntra.com Price: `1100

SAMSUNG LAUNCHES GALAXY WATCH IN INDIA Samsung has launched the new Galaxy Watch, delivering a timeless, analog watch design crafted into 3 new variants - Silver, Midnight Black and Rose Gold. Galaxy Watch comes with a battery that lasts days on a single charge and new lifestyle functions like stress and sleep monitoring capabilities. Find: Available at major offline and online retail channels Price: `24990 onwards

BREAKFAST SPREAD AT THE RESERVOIRE! Come enjoy some luscious All-Day English breakfast with Sauteed mushrooms, baked beans, fried eggs, bacon, grilled tomatoes and hash brown potatoes and the American breakfast with Pancake and syrup, bacon, sunny side up, hash brown and fresh coffee. Don’t forget to try out their Frutopia Smoothie Bowl for a healthy start or their range of sandwiches like the BLT, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Bacon, Egg & Cheese along with the hot beverages and healthy drinks Find: The Reservoire - 17th Main Rd, Opposite Bonsouth, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru Price: `1300 for two (approx)

PURIFYING CLEANSER FROM SHANKARA AYURVEDA The Shankara Purifying Cleanser is highly effective for oily and acne-prone skin and gives a clearer and less oily complexion. It protects the natural acid mantle in an effective yet gentle way. The Purifying Cleanser includes natural ingredients like Lavender, Neem, Manjista, Witch Hazel, and Olive Leaf. It is suitable for oily skin. Find: Available on Amazon & Nykaa, as well as online at www.shankara.in and www.srisritattva.com. Price: `1595

SAMSUNG LAUNCHES FRESH RANGE OF GALAXY DEVICES Samsung has launched a fresh range of its best-selling Galaxy J devices, Galaxy J4+ and J6+ created especially for young millennials. They have a glass finish, reflective back and striking colours. They have the True HD+ Infinity Design philosophy that gives users nearly 15% more display area without increasing the overall size of the device. Find: Available at major offline and online retail channels Price: `10990 onwards

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MRP TUESDAYS AT THE OLD-FASHIONED BAR Wondering how to beat your mid-week blues? Head over to The Old-Fashioned Bar and enjoy your drinks at MRP rates!! Amazing cocktails, fusion food and prices you can afford. Enjoy low rates, high quality every Tuesday! From Whisky Sour to Maple Old Fashioned, this is just the pick me up you need.

LATEST TABLEWARE RANGES FROM FABULIV There’s some great tableware from Fabuliv on offer. It includes pieces like ivory wooden serving plates designed for serving everyone’s favourite seasonal salads and pasta, hand painted wooden serving plates, small serving tray to serve dips & sauce, a wooden teal serving platter that has a rustic yet modern appeal and more.

Find: The Old-fashioned Bar, 470, 80 Feet Road, Koramangala 6th Block, Bengaluru Price: `1000 for two (approx.)

Find: www.fabuliv.com Price: `1499 onwards

PAUL MITCHELL PRESENTS THE COLOR CARE RANGE Paul Mitchell, America’s top high-performance hair care brand, introduces the Color Care range in India. Now, protect and soften your color treated hair and make it look more natural and healthier. The range consisting of Color Protect Shampoo, Color Protect Conditioner for hair care and Color Protect Locking Spray and Color Protect Treatment for styling have proved to nourish and keep it looking vibrant. Find: Available on major etailers Price: `900 onwards

SAMSUNG LAUNCHES NEW AIR PURIFIER Samsung has launched its new Air Purifier – the Innovation packed AX5500 that can rapidly purify your living spaces with aerodynamic air flow technology. Samsung AX5500 comes with the capability of drawing air inside from the front side, covering a wider area that removes ultrafine dust, harmful viruses and gases with its 4-step purification system. Find: Available at major offline and online retail channels Price: `34990 onwards

WRANGLER LAUNCHES WRANGLER 20X AS A FLIPKART EXCLUSIVE Wrangler, the heritage American denim brand, has recently collaborated with the Indian e-commerce giant, Flipkart to launch an exclusive sub-brand Wrangler 20X. This collection is targeted at the digitally-savvy youth who increasingly shop for fashion online and are seeking the perfect mix of trend and value. The collection features T shirts, shirts and denims. Find: Exclusively on Flipkart Price: `895 onwards

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INDULGE IN THE ICONIC FLAVOURS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AT CITRUS Savour the most iconic dishes from around the world at Citrus - The Leela Palace. Try out the recipes bought for you from beyond borders in one classically orchestrated menu. Katsudon, Lamb and Aubergine moussaka, Creme Caramel and much more awaits you. Find: Citrus - Ground Level, The Leela Palace Bangalore, HAL Road, Bangalore Price: `3500 for two (approx)

MONOI BEARD OIL FROM INATUR Inatur introduces men’s exclusive Ayurveda range. The products are specially designed to prevent dryness and irritation for rough skin. The Monoi Beard Oil is non greasy. light and excellent for everyday use. It is a organic formula that keeps beard soft, shiny and groomed. It has oils that give anti-bacterial effect and promote hair growth. Find: Available on http://www.inatur.in/ Price: `550

XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 5 PRO IS AVAILABLE IN AN OPEN SALE The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is available in an open sale. It is available in 4 GB and 6 GB (only blue) variants. It is available in four colour options – Black, Blue, Gold and Rose Gold. It has a 4,000mAh battery to power the 5.99-inch full HD+ 18:9 display. It has a12MP+5MP dual camera setup. Find: Available on Flipkart Price: `14,999 onwards

LAISEY 3 TIER BATH ORGANISER FROM FABULIV Tired of searching drawers and cabinets to find your go-to products every morning? This gorgeous galvanised iron and wood three tier bathroom organiser is your new best friend. The open design keeps everything in plain view and easily accessible. The antique look of the piece further adds a little personality to your bathroom. Find: Available on www. fabuliv.com Price: `3,999

MAD OVER DONUTS COLLABORATES WITH KIT KAT! Mad Over Donuts brings to you a limited-edition range of KitKat flavoured donuts, waffle and milkshake, in what promises to be the most delicious start to the New Year. The range includes the Ebony Ivory Donut, Krunch Kraze and Swirl It Up donuts, as well as the Crunchy Munchy Waffle and the Shake O’Break milkshake. Find: Available at all Mad Over Donut stores Price: `94 onwards

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VISAGE FACIAL MOISTURIZER- DRY/ NORMAL SKIN FROM OMORFREE Moisturising is the key to healthy skin. Especially on your face which is often exposed to the harsh pollution of today. The Visage Facial Moisturizer from Omorfree is full of Moroccan Argan Oil and organic Cocoa Butter to deeply moisturize and revitalize your skin with their rich fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins. Find: Available on www.omorfee.com and the store at UB City, Bengaluru Price: `1699

HUAMI LAUNCHES AMAZFIT VERGE ON AMAZON.IN Huami, a global technology leader has officially launched Amazfit Verge in India. With 1.3-inch AMOLED display, heart rate monitoring and notifications, Amazfit Verge is an integrated fitness solution to the health-conscious fanatics. The smartwatch is equipped with a built-in GPS, heart rate sensor and tracks distance, time, pace, calories, speed, elevation and more. Find: Available exclusively on Amazon India Price: `11,999

GIFTING OPTIONS FROM BRUNE Wondering what to gift your father, brother, husband or boyfriend? Brune has just the options for you. Their classic collection comprises modish belts, laptop bags, messenger bags, passport holder wallets and nifty footwear. The products have different designs and textures and come inunique shades like olive green, wine, greyish blue, bronze tan etc. Find: Available on www.voganow.com Price: `1,999 onwards

MEAT FIESTA AT HARD ROCK It’s meat galore at HRC. Feast on a tantalizing barbeque spread of small and large plates with Charred Hawaiian skewers, 7-spice Alfaham Arabic Grilled Chicken skewers and Sticky Texas Wings. They are paired with a complementing LIIT, uniquely spiked with Lavender, Aam Panna, Kala Khatta, Calypso and the zesty Jalapeno to add a zing to the food. Find: Hard Rock cafe, Bangalore Price: `2500++ for two people

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VISAGE FACIAL MOISTURIZER- OILY/NORMAL SKIN FROM OMORFREE Moisturising is the key to healthy skin. Especially on your face which is often exposed to the harsh pollution of today. The Visage Facial Moisturizer from Omorfree is a concoction of Jojoba Oil and Rose hip oil, which balances oily skin. It is enriched with Turmeric Oil and Willow Bark Extract which helps curb skin breakouts and keep skin smooth and glowing. Find: Available on www.omorfee.com and the store at UB City, Bengaluru Price: `1699


SHOPCLUES LAUNCHES THE IBALL COMPBOOK NETIZEN The iBall CompBook Netizen is built for connectivity and productivity and has something for everyone. It allows for multitasking with its Intel® N3350 Dual Core Processor with processing speed up to 2.4 GHz and 4 GB DDR3 RAM. It offers long hours of battery backup provided by the 37Wh/ 38Wh battery and has multiple connectivity ports for ultra-fast USB 3.0, LAN, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and HDMI, Crystal Clear Graphics and FHD In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology for true-to-life visuals, Find: Available exclusively ShopClues India Price: `24,999

NEW WOMEN’S SUNGLASSES FROM GIORGIO ARMANI Giorgio Armani’s latest eyewear collection features an elegant women’s mode distinguished by its geometric shape. The upper acetate part is an unusual, slightly curved, fluid decoration with colours and shades that evoke malachite. It pays homage to the colours in Giorgio Armani’s next collections of clothes and accessories. Find: Available at Sunglass Hut Price: `20,000 onwards

REWIND WITH SHIRO’S MID-WEEK ‘GRILL NIGHTS’ EVERY WEDNESDAY Make mid-week fun at Shiro’s. Savour mouth-watering delicacies such as grilled meats, fresh seafood and exotic vegetables prepared by the bunch of award-winning culinary experts. The live counter also includes delicacies like the Asian Porterhouse steak, Vietnamese Jumbo Shrimp, Lamb chops, Smoked Salmon and much more. And don’t forget the specially curated cocktails menu. Find: Shiro’s, UB City, Bangalore, every Wednesday Price: `3000++ for two people

INTRA GLOW FACIAL OIL FROM OMORFREE An ideal facial oil imparts that beautiful dewy glow to the face, without any greasiness or extra shine. ‘Intra Glow Facial Oil’ is augmented with organic Shea oil and Jojoba Oil, which give intense hydration with a lovely sheen on skin. Wear this any time on your face for a dazzling look. Find: Available on www.omorfee.com and the store at UB City, Bengaluru Price: `1999

LAVA INTERNATIONAL LIMITED LAUNCHES ITS NEW FLAGSHIP SMARTPHONE – LAVA Z92 LAVA International Limited has announced the launch of its new flagship smartphone – LAVA Z92. The Smartphone is equipped with technologically rich features which offer a swift, lag-free user experience aided by higher processor speed. The device comes in a stunning Ocean Blue- Black Gradient finish making the handset more attractive and appealing. Find: Available at major retailers and etailers Price: `9,999

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LATIQUE LAUNCHES THEIR RED-CARPET COLLECTION For a red-carpet collection, who better to pay homage to, than the queen of fashion, Hollywood diva Audrey Hepburn? Latique’s new collection is all about celebrating the beauty that was Audrey. The design elements pay tribute to her position as a fashion icon. Each piece in this collection is in 18k, 22k gold with brilliant cut diamonds, emeralds, rubies and tanzanites, making you, a truly global icon. Find: Available at the Latique store at The Oberoi, Gurugram Price: On request

SOUPY COMFORT AT POT-O-NOODLES There’s still a nip in the air, so curl up with a warm bowl of soup and enjoy the evening chill! Rush over to Pot-ONoodles to enjoy a range of hot ramen bowls and soups that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy. Choose from Chilli Ramen with tofu, Thai curried ramen, seafood ramen, miso soup, wonton soup, tom kha soup and much more and comfort your soul! Find: Pot O Noodles, Koramangala and Indirangar, Bangalore Price: `800++ for two people

CHOCOLATE & RAW SUGAR SOUFFLE CREMÉ FROM INATUR Enriched with cocoa bean powder, this souffle creme helps to control blemishes, prevents premature ageing and helps to maintain a youthful look. Raw Sugar extracts help in cellular regeneration and polishes skin. It also contains honey, chamomile oil and turmeric for added benefits. Find: Available on http://www.inatur.in/ Price: `450

HONOR INDIA HAVE LAUNCHED THEIR HONOR 10 LITE IN INDIA Honor India, the Huawei sub-brand, have launched their Honor 10 Lite in India. This smartphone gets a 24-megapixel selfie camera that supports artificial intelligence (AI) scene detection technology. Other interesting features include a HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC, Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box and “dewdrop” display notch for the selfie camera. Find: Available exclusively on Flipkart Price: Rs 13,999

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SILVER SURAHIS FROM FRAZER AND HAWS Tradition meets contemporary as Frazer and Haws introduces exquisite range of Silver Surahis. These radiant surahis are adorned with flowery designs that are appealing and timeless, and have been fabricated utilizing best quality Silver. Silver is known for its bacteria destroying ability and Frazer and Haws celebrate this through their unique surahi designs. Find: Available at the Frazer and Haws stores in Delhi and on www.frazerandhaws. com Price: `15,000 onwards


GO OTT WITH THESE MONSTER SHAKES There’s always a good time to indulge in shakes! Treat yourself to these creamy delights which aren’t scared of going OTT – Lunchbox Laboratory, Nutty but Nice, Cookie Monster, Thank You Berry Much and much more, sinfully rich and perfectly indulgent. These velvety shakes are the perfect pick me up for any time of the day. Find: Cinnamon, Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel, Bangalore Price: `329++

CHOCOLATE & RAW SUGAR POLISHING SCRUB FROM INATUR Chocolate & Raw Sugar scrub helps to deeply clean and purify the skin, leaving it soft, pampered and conditioned. It helps to remove blackheads/whiteheads while deeply cleansing the skin pores, repairs cells, controls blemishes and smoothens the skin. It can be used on both face and body for a polished effect. Find: Available on http://www.inatur.in/ Price: `450

BASKETBALL SHOES THAT LACE UP WITH THE TOUCH OF A BUTTON FROM NIKE Technology meets fashion. Nike Adapt BB shoes are controlled by the touch of a button or a smartphone app. Using a custom motor and gear train, “Adapt” technology enables the shoe to be automatically adjusted to the foot. The app allows the player to load in different fit preferences – for example, game play versus a timeout. Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum is the first pitchman for the new shoe. Find: Available in the US from February Price: `25,000 (approx)

EXQUISITE SILVER JEWELLERY FROM CHATEAUVINCE Chateauvince launches an alluring collection of diamond earrings to glam up your look. Chateauvince earrings are available in diverse styles like hoop earrings, dangle earrings, threaders, classic studs, geometric earrings and many more. The collection combines unique designs, clean cuts and modern styles to create looks which are at once contemporary and stylish. Find: Available on www.chateauvince.com Price: `20,000 onwards

SCRUMPTIOUS SUNDAY BRUNCH AT RURAL BLUES Wondering what to do on a lazy Sunday noon? Spend your weekend enjoying a scrumptious brunch filled with variety food and drinks. Head over to Rural Blues- Sarjapur for a complete brunch experience, filled with appetizing food. Meats, vegetables, accompaniments, desserts in the perfect ambience to make your Sunday special. Find: Rural Blues, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore Price: `1300++ for two

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TRENDING NOW From popular fashion labels to the best selling makeup… Check out this carefully curated list of what’s currently trending.

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THE BEJEWELED CRYSTALS” BY VARDA GOENKA- FINE JEWELS BY DIAGOLD A symbol of endurance and longevity, diamonds have historically represented strength in many cultures. This New Year, Varda Goenka- Fine Jewels by Diagold launches the ‘The Bejeweled crystals’ collection that retains the purity within the diamonds along with its beauty. Crafted in 18-carat gold, the assortment consists of statement-making earrings, classy necklace and dazzling bracelet with a splash of white diamonds encrusted in a colour pop of gemstones such as emeralds, sapphires and pearls. Find: Available at the VARDA GOENKA - Fine Jewels by DIAGOLD stores in Kolkata and Mumbai

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THE SHINE BRIGHT COLLECTION BY ADAWNA Adawna launches the ‘The Shine Bright Collection’ that comprises an eclectic mix of contemporary and modish jewellery pieces perfect to ramp up your style quotient. The assortment comprises delightful earrings crafted with finest metals and choicest semi-precious stones and Swarovski crystals. The designs are intricate, with exquisite craftsmanship, paying attention to the finest of details. Find: Available Adawna & Sonal’s Bijoux Design Studio in Mumbai

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PLATINUM LOVE BANDS 2018-19 COLLECTION IS A TOAST TO YOUR RARE LOVE The Platinum Love bands 2018-19 collection is all about celebrating love - in three different ways! The collection features three different exquisite rings: Platinum Vows - each ring is set with a solitaire to solemnize your rare connection, Platinum Twin Souls - Identical designs that mirror the true meaning of soulmates and Platinum Duet – design that is different and yet bound together by elements that are in harmony. Find: Available at leading authorized Platinum retailers across India

4 SINGAPORE BASED ACTIMAXX BRINGS IN EXCITING CHEST PRINT T-SHIRTS FOR TODAY’S YOUTH Singapore based Active leisure brand ACTIMAXX have rolled out their exciting and stylish new range of chest print t-shirts, today, at an attractive price point. Chest printed t-shirts for men has emerged as one of the most trending and preferred youth apparel categories for past few years. Actimaxx t-shirts are aimed at providing the perfect casual clothing t-shirts with prints inspired by the elements which interest and attract the country’s youth. Find: Available at major online and offline retail channels

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5 CELEBRATE MICKEY’S BIRTHDAY! Are you a Mickey Mouse fan? Then this one’s for you. To celebrate Mickey’s 90th birthday, the omnichannel jewellery brand Fourseven launched its Mickey and Minnie Mouse Collection. Fourseven is a licensed partner of Disney India for Disney, Disney Princess and Marvel. This season is all about expressing yourself with the touch of old school in the form of earring, charms, rings, cufflinks, and pendants. Find: Available on www.fourseven.com

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TYAANI MINIMAL BY KARAN JOHAR What better to give your special someone, than some beautiful, elegant yet minimalistic jewellery that fits every pocket. Inspired by the belief that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, Tyaani Minimal is a range of modern Polki Jewellery for the everyday woman. A carefully curated range of minimal polki jewellery best for gifting, bridal favours, everyday wear & work ensembles. Find: Available on tyaani.com

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STYLISH BOOTS FROM ALBERTO TORRESI Alberto Torresi has launched the season’s most trending – High-top Boots. Discover the eclectic assortment of classic ankle-length boots for men, which are crafted in premium leather for utmost comfort and durability. The collection features a line of High-top boots in striking hues and combinations of brown, black, tan, red and blue. Moving ahead of the basics, the highlights of the collection are the red and blue zipper boots with criss-cross lace-up features. Find: Available on www.albertotorresi.com and major retail outlets across India

8 THE POWER-TRIP COLLECTION BY TOM TAILOR Global Fashion Retailing brand Tom Tailor launches its fashionable and individualistic “Power-Trip Collection”. The assortment comprises of the latest trends in woman fashion that offer a casual wear look. These garments are on point with the high- street fashion vibe. Premium & contemporary, this collection is an ode to graphic prints and vibrant hues. Find: Available at the stores in Mumbai, Gurugram, Kolkata, Bangalore and Pune.

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9 SHAYA BY CARATLANE’S BRAND-NEW RANGE OF HOOPS EARRINGS ‘Shaya’ by CaratLane has launched its most fashionable range of silver hoops that will make you stand out and be the talk of the town. Your go-to fashion accessory is now available in finely crafted silver. Every design is named after a fashionista that it truly embodies- from Britney S Hoops Earring, Sarah P Hoops Earring to Rihanna F Max Hoops Earring. Find: Available on www.heyshaya.com

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CREATE A STYLE STATEMENT WITH SITARA’S NEW RANGE OF FOOTWEAR COLLECTION Sitara, a designer wear brand has introduced the new fashionable and stylish footwear for women. The new range of footwear is comfortable and a perfect choice for daily wear with a contemporary design yet comfortable and durable. The evergreen women’s Kolhapuris look trendy with various attires. Whether it is an evening get together or informal party, Kolhapuris are a fashion accessory that never go out of style. Find: Available at the Sitara store in Delhi

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EXCITING LIMITED-EDITION PEN SET OF CARAN D’ ACHE FROM WILLIAM PENN Fans of the famous Justice Leaguers – Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman – can rejoice as the superheroes are reborn in a new avatar, as luxury pens..This limited edition box set celebrates these iconic superheroes we have loved since childhood in a sophisticated stylish form. With Batman Bewitches, show off your dark exciting side the elegant chevron-patterned brass pen, coated in luxurious black, satin-finish lacquer, that’s as ruggedly beautiful as the Dark Knight. Find: Available on the William Penn website

12 SHELVES FOR YOUR HOME FROM FABULIV Galiano Floor Shelf, which is a combination of beauty and functionality. Its simple and understated style blends well with almost any setup, while its iron construction provides durability. Meanwhile the Octagon Metal Wall Shelf creates a visual impact wherever it is placed. If you want to deep dive into the aesthetics of making a home that’s cosy and intimate, invest in this one. Find: Available on the Fabuliv website

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13 GRADO FABRICS FOR THE PERFECT BLAZER LOOK Blazers can never go out of style and GRADO from the House of OCM is all set to take the temperature a notch up with their exclusive collection of wool & wool blended fabrics which can be used to make blazers. Given the diverse variety to choose from, each fabric offers the essential combination of comfort and style. Find: Available at major retailers and etailers

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POSHAMPA LAUNCHES THE NEW LINE OF HAND- PAINTED CANVAS Poshampa, a bespoke lifestyle footwear brand has come up with a new range of hand- painted canvases. The newly launc1hed collection includes Angry Bird, Desi Naari, Christmas Canvas, Owl Canvas, Pineapple Canvas, Yellow Boho Canvas, to name a few. The new collection is comfortable hand-painted footwear for women that complements almost every attire. Find: Available on Poshampa’s social media websites

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THE DECOR KART LAUNCHES ITS ENAMOURED COLLECTION The Decor Kart recently unveiled its long-awaited Enamoured Collection. The collection consists of a curation of lamps that are ethereal by day and magical by night. Few of the lamp types launched include a Tiffany lamp, which is a type of lamp with a glass lampshade that is made of intricately cut stained glass pieces and illustrates floral and other elegant patterns. Find: Available on the Decor Kart website

16 ‘MEN’S VELVET’ TRENDS AVAILABLE AT LIMEROAD Velvet is back and how! Men’s fashion is having a retro 70’s moment and it’s brought with it a variety of velvet dress options. Velvet is no more relegated to the corner of your wardrobe, only to be dusted out occasionally for a special occasion. Designers are today experimenting with bringing velvet to outerwear, shirts, sweatpants and even shoes that channel just the right amount of decadence. Find: Available on the Limeroad website

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17 NEW SPRING-SUMMER JEWELLERY COLLECTION FROM FENDI A retro jewellery feeling pervades the Fendi’s new Women’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection which features a wide range of handcrafted chokers, ear-cuffs and rings that showcase the Maison’s exclusive craftsmanship and meticulous attention for details. A feminine flower décor, created through a special vitreous enamelling technique, appears in orange, fuchsia, water green and royal blue and adds a romantic twist to the collection Find: Available at FENDI boutiques worldwide

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BEERS GALORE AT BIERGARTEN - KORAMANGALA! Biergarten debuts in Koramangala! From yummy bar bites to regional delicacies, Biergarten offers a wide range of delectable dishes. Choose from Gambas Prawns, Fish & Chips, Crispy Mushroom Bao, Street Style Chilli Paneer, Bacon wrapped Prawns and much more. Try out their take on desi flavours with Coorgi Chicken wings, Ghee Roast Prawns, Pandi curry and more. Find: 4th B Cross, Koramangala 5th Block, Bangalore

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KAI ESSENTIALS SHEA BUTTER BATHING BARS WITH AVOCADO Kai Essentials has launched the latest range of Shea Butter Bathing Bars, perfect for the changing weather, to keep your skin soft. The avocado soap is rich in vitamins A, B, D, and E and keeps your skin looking young, beautiful, and moist. It helps in reducing the signs of skin aging and heals dry skin. Find: Available on https://www. kaiessentials.com/ and their store in Gurugram

20 FRIDAY LOCK - PHONE CONTROLLED SMART LOCK Friday is a smart lock that turns your smartphone into your personalised security system. Not only does this technology automatically unlock your front door as you approach closer, but it also personalizes who you allow access to your home. Using this device, the user can also schedule access by unlocking the door at a specific time in a day to allow access to someone you are expecting. Find: Available at www.desiredesire.com

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21 LITTLE LOVE BUGS COLLECTION FROM TOM TAILOR Glam up your style quotient by wearing simple yet elegant outfits. This specific collection of German tailored clothes has innumerable casual and formal wears available for men. Tom Tailor offers high-street fashion vibe while keeping international trends in mind. Fresh seasonal styles from polo t-shirts to printed shirts are stylish yet contemporary. Find: Available at Stores in: Gurugram, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Kolkata

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BEERS AND BURGERS AT HYATT CENTRIC Chug unlimited beers while enjoying your favourite burger at the Beer & Burger fest at Hyatt Centric. The menu consists of four non-vegetarian burgers as well as two vegetarian burgers. Marry the refreshing flavours of your favourite beer with your ultimate burger in the tranquil outdoor setting of Liquid Bar for a relaxed evening post work. Find: Liquid Bar, Hyatt Centric, Bangalore, 5.30 pm onwards

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CHARCOAL SHAVING FOAM FROM INATUR Inatur for men Charcoal Shaving foam gently hydrates, desensitizes and makes it ready for shave. It is enriched with charcoal, also known as activated carbon, which is a natural researched mineral known for its skin detoxifying properties. It helps to draw out the impurities and toxins, slough off dead skin cells for a smoother and glowing complexion. Find: Available on http://www. inatur.in/

24 KAI ESSENTIALS SHEA BUTTER BATHING BARS WITH LOTUS Kai Essentials has launched the latest range of Shea Butter Bathing Bars, perfect for the changing weather, to keep your skin soft. The Lotus represents the purity of the body, soul, and mind. It is full of vitamin C and B complex that leads to a more nourished and brighter complexion, balancing out oily skin. It helps reduce inflammation and promotes healing. Find: Available on https://www.kaiessentials.com/ and their store in Gurugram

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25 THE WORLD’S FIRST AND ONLY MUSIC BACK The world’s first and only musical backpack by Tao Design. It streams your favourite music anytime anywhere. It charges on the go, so you will never run out. The new-generation styling features a funky geometrical shape – unlike regular backpacks. It’s the perfect combination of form, function and fashion Find: Available at www.desiredesire. com

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LIVTEK INDIA PRESENTS THE LIMITED EDITION - DURAFLEX™ - A TRULY FINE FOUNTAIN PEN Livtek India presents the limited edition - Duraflex™ – the latest from the Duragraph™ collection by Conklin. This fountain pen offers a fresh modern style, while still paying tribute to the classic designs. Combined with a new OmniFlex™ nib, the Duraflex™ is machined to perfection with handmade black and blue resin and stunning rose gold trim. Find: Available at major retailers and e-tailers

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DRINKS AND DESSERTS AT BIERGARTEN Step into Biergarten- Koramangala for the perfect fusion of desserts and drinks. Try out their signature cocktails like Naughty sour, Mosa, Whats App’le, Mr Bean, Musk...aaah and many more interesting blends of ingredients. Scoop up a spoonful of their sinful desserts like Bailey’s Cheesecake, Belgian Chocolate cake, Jaggery Mousse cake, Chocolate Khalua Mousse and much more! Find: Biergarten, 4th B Cross, Koramangala 5th Block, Bangalore

28 SMARTPLANE PRO - YOUR PHONE CONTROLLED STUNT FLYER Aviation technology is now in your hands. The Smart Plane pro is for the adrenaline junkie in the making. Become a stuntman and perform aerial acrobatics with this remote-controlled plane. Perform stunts or race with a friend. Get ready for action-packed days out in the sun as you pilot the meanest stunt plane in the sky. Find: Available at www.desiredesire. com

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Monika Nidhii’s F/W 2018 Collection

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Laced with historicism & monotone in palette, our sustainably handcrafted winter festive collection is a nod to Awadh’s rich & relevant legacy. Inspired by the luxury that characterised the artistic pursuits of the period, the clothes exhibit an undeniable craft, process & warmth that can be found in the art & architecture of the Awadhi dynasty.

Brand Story Conceptualised by NIFT alumna, Monika Chaudhary in 2006, the label focused on offbeat themes, researching international trends extensively and finding a way for them to enter the Indian realm. She was later joined by her sister, Nidhii, who brought in her technical expertise and spearheaded the process of strategically positioning the brand. Consider Monika Nidhii’s designs as the visual and textural narrative accompaniment to your dreams. Endlessly inspired by the craftsmanship of the country, these ensembles earn their place in every bridal and pre-bridal closet by functioning as not one, but usually two pieces in one. With a smidgen of drama, Monika and Nidhii transform regular Indian wear into fusion wear that can be worn in different ways, depending on your imagination. They are one of the few designers who are heavily into fabric development.

The USP of the Brand The brand’s aim is to usher in an era of unhurriedness – an era where ‘busy’ isn’t glorified. The ‘karigars’ or the expert artisans put in tremendous amount of skill, time and work to do justice to the centuries old craftsmanship of ‘chikankari’ but they don’t stop there. Dotting every single seam & stitch, you will find bits of polished mirror work, elevating each piece to the realm of bohemian couture. Carrying femininity in each fold, the collection pretty much mimics the personality of the person wearing it. – the one whose radiance is easy on the eye, as is her everyday style – filled with handcrafted wearables such as light as air kurtas & shararas, shimmery mirror-work cholis, voluminous lehengas & diaphanous dupattas that leave more to the imagination and very little on display.

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Find: Available online at www.monikanidhii.com Price: On Request

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MARK MY WORDS By LYLA The collection has been fuelled with the powerful words of POWERFUL women from different aspects of life.

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Today is a celebration for women all around the world! On that note, ‘LYLA’ has launched the latest range of ‘MARK MY WORDS’ collection for ladies. The collection has been fuelled with the powerful words of POWERFUL women from different aspects of life. The motivational words embroidered on the garments are: ‘Balagan, Ambitious, Feisty, Slay, Dignity, Carpe Diem, Believe, Kindness, Balance, Nurture, Intrigue, Peace and Gibigiana’

About Lyla: Lyla is everything that the Modern Indian Woman has always wanted. With her feet firmly rooted in the ground and dreams that go sky high, she knows the importance of dressing well and making an impact with her fashion. Lyla brings you ethnics that compliment your individuality and influence every aspect of your being. Designed keeping in mind the beauty of an Indian woman and the sensuality of her curves, Lyla enhances every aspect of what we call, The Beautiful Modern Indian Woman.

The Collection The fabric construction of garments in this range is rugged, tightly woven Cotton Yarn which have a low twist to make the outfits more durable and water absorbent. The cotton yarn is block printed with Dabu; a resist paste made from clay, gavar gum and saw dust. Also, the patterns on fabric is made using the Japanese technique of resist dyeing – Shibori. Pair these denim textured motifs with palazzos or pants to be in limelight during your social gatherings or boho evenings. At Lyla, apparels are made of 100% organic and recyclable fabrics like tencel or organic cotton. The style made here is easy and comfy to wear year long and over years! The brand is season/ trend agnostic so that styles don’t go out of fashion the next quarter and the consumer enjoys wearing it for a longer duration without feeling the need to discard it.

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Available on: www.shoplyla.com Store at: Ambience Mall, Gurugram Price Range: `2,399 – `3,599

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LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLE 0300 SERIES

Luminox’s latest watch collection is targeting a new set of consumers in the Outdoor Market

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Luminox, known for its pioneering use of self-powered illumination technology, launches the newest addition to the nautical SEA series - the Leatherback Sea Turtle Collection.

About Luminox Luminox, the original self-powered luminous watch brand, is the watch of choice for U.S. Navy SEALs, F-117 NighthawkTM stealth jet pilots, other elite forces and professional divers. Luminox watches glow up to 25 years in any light condition, Always Visible. Tough, powerful and accurate, Swiss-made Luminox is the ultimate night vision gear for serious athletes, rugged outdoorsmen and other peak performers.

The Product The Leatherback Sea Turtle collection is being introduced at a lower price point making it accessible to a broader consumer base, but it still has all of the important components that make a Luminox watch lightweight, tough and reliable. Those features include an incredibly strong Carbon Compound case, 10ATM water resistance, scratch resistant mineral crystal and a stainless-steel double-gasket protected crown.

illumination system that lasts up to 25 years without requiring an exterior light source or the push of a button. Traditionally, Luminox watches feature Tritium tubes on every numeral on the watch dial but the new Leatherback Sea Turtle collection provides the same 24/7 visibility that Luminox consumers depend upon while using half as many gas tubes. Rather than all twelve numerals, the Leatherback Sea Turtle watches have six tubes marking 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12 and the bezel illumination at the 12 marker is SuperLumiNova. Always striving for maximum wearability in all circumstances, the signature strap of the Sea Turtle collection is now featuring a loop-lock that guarantees enhanced comfort on the wrist. As a differentiator in the market, the Leatherback Sea Turtle collection is extremely tough, lightweight and retails at a very reasonable and affordable price.

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Find: Available online at www.luminox.com Price: `18,990

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Qwerky Toys launches Typewriter inspired Mechanical Keyboard


It’s quirky. It’s contemp. It’s retro-cool. The Qwerkywriter is an 84 key, USB-Bluetooth enabled, typewriter inspired mechanical keyboard that simulates the tactile clicky feel of a vintage typewriter.

The Story As cliche as it may sound, the Qwerkywriter® did start out in a garage as a simple passion project. What brought about this innovation was the growing discontentment with the “vanilla” aesthetic of most electronic products. The brand launched their first product, the Qwerkywriter® on Kickstarter in 2014 - the original Typewriter-Inspired™ mechanical keyboard.

The Product The Qwerkywriter S is exceptionally built. Its rounded, matte black aluminium body and chrome accents absolutely nails the aesthetic of a mid-century typewriter. The chassis is constructed entirely out of a new scratch resistant aluminium alloy for an incredible feel of quality and durability. The Qwerkywriter® S’s signature all metal macro programmable Return Bar defaults to the “enter” key. But you can program it up to 15 characters to generate signatures and even copy, cut, paste commands. It also has a has a built-in integrated tablet stand that can accommodate comfortably up to 10.5-inch screens. It can also accommodate most 12-inch tablets as long as it’s less than 5/8 inch thick. The product can be paired with three different devices—an iPhone, iMac, and iPad, for example—and switch between them with the push of a button. If you do choose to use it with a tablet or smartphone, you’ll be glad to know that the keyboard comes with a built-in stand, positioned to make it look like the device you’re using is a piece of paper fed into a typewriter.

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Find: Available online at www.desiredesire.com Price: `35,560

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AN ISLAND OF SPICES Priya Bala will be recreating recipes from her mother’s kitchen that bring back fond childhood memories.

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Ferry your way to an island resplendent with culture and rich heritage. Embark upon a gastronomical sojourn as renowned author, Priya Bala sets the plate for a memorable experience. Relish fresh flavours and aromatic spices in a showcase of her favourites.

About Caraway Kitchen The world is on a platter as your palette is teased with a culinary journey spanning from Asia to the Americas at Caraway Kitchen. Celebrate the magnificence of world cuisines at their four live open kitchens travelling from Italy, India, Americas and East Asia with market-style food displays and fashionable interiors promising drama, authenticity and innovation.

The Menu Having spent many years in Sri Lanka, Priya is recreating recipes from her mother’s kitchen that bring back fond childhood memories. Guiding you through course-by-course, her approach to cooking tells stories of people and places. The menu for the eight-day festival is curated by the passionate cook and Chef Praveen Shetty, Executive Chef, Conrad Bengaluru. On the occasion, Srijan Vadhera, General Manager, Conrad Bengaluru said, “We are delighted to collaborate with Priya Bala for this food festival. Bengaluru will be seeing many such events throughout the year, particularly at our restaurants that present more reason to come back and explore varied cuisines and cultures”. For a hearty meal filled with fond tales, try the cuisine for incredibly soulful and colourful curries and more. Must tries on the menu include Seeni Sambol Patties, Curried Patties and Okra Sambol to Point Pedro Vadai and Crab Masala, and many more.

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Price: Starting at `1,500 plus taxes per person For reservations: Call 080 2214 4444

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Crunchy Combo KitKat joins hands with Mad Over Donuts to keep the New Year party going.

What happens when the world’s favourite chocolate meets India’s most loved donuts? Well, the combination of the year! Mad Over Donuts brings to you a limited-edition range of KitKat flavoured donuts, waffle and milkshake, in what promises to be the most delicious start to the new year!

The Choco-filled Collab Nestle’s global sensation KitKat joins hands with homegrown donut pioneers Mad Over Donuts to offer patrons a never-before experience of indulging in specially curated flavor festival. Under this exclusive partnership, Mad Over Donuts unveils 3 KitKat flavoured donuts, one waffle and one milkshake. 47


The New Launched Products Be ready to pamper yourself with the best-of-both-worlds Ebony Ivory Donut (dipped in milk chocolate, filled with KitKat bits and dark chocolate and topped with white chocolate flakes, dark chocolate ganache and a KitKat stick); the darkly delicious Krunch Kraze (dipped in dark chocolate, stuffed with KitKat bits and dark chocolate and sprinkled with dark chocolate flakes and a KitKat stick); the heavenly Swirl It Up (dipped in dark chocolate, stuffed with KitKat bits and milk chocolate and topped with milk chocolate ganache and a KitKat stick); the double whammy goodness of Crunchy Munchy Waffle (dipped in and filled with dark chocolate and KitKat bits and topped with dark chocolate and a KitKat stick) and the crusty, milky haven that’s the Shake O’Break milkshake which brings together the absolute crunchiness and flavors of the KitKat in its most sublime form! 48

The KitKat festival kickstarts at Mad Over Donuts on January 10, 2019 and goes on till March 12, 2019. As with everything at Mad Over Donuts, these will be 100% eggless too. You could pick them up at an outlet near you or order online through their seamless delivery system. So, prepare for the most delicious start to the year with KitKat and Mad Over Donuts.

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What: KitKat flavoured donuts, waffle and milkshake at Mad Over Donuts When: January 10 – March 12, 2019 Where: All Mad Over Donuts outlets Price: `94 onwards Website: www.madoverdonuts.com


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ABER.............................................................................08

GKHAIR..............................................................................

ADAWNA.........................................................................13

GLOBAL BEAUTY SECRETS...............................................19

ALOFT.............................................................................09

GODREJ..........................................................................27

AVON.............................................................................09

GRADO...........................................................................26

BAJAJ.............................................................................11

HÄFELE..........................................................................16

BOROPLUS.....................................................................11

HORRA...........................................................................19

BRUNE...........................................................................30

HOUSE OF AJMAL............................................................14

CAFE COFFEE DAY...........................................................12

HOUSEFULL....................................................................19

CENTUARY......................................................................22

HUAWEI INDIA................................................................12

CLARKS..........................................................................27

HYATT CENTRIC...............................................................10

CORNELIANI...................................................................19

INATUR...........................................................................42

DAFNI.............................................................................13

JOE SHU.........................................................................23

DÉCOR KART..................................................................38

JW MARRIOTT HOTEL.......................................................11

DILLANO LUXURIOUS JEWELS..........................................11

KAI ESSENTIALS..............................................................32

DYSON............................................................................20

KEFIR CULTURE..............................................................46

ELAN.............................................................................18

LATIQUE.........................................................................15

FABELLE.........................................................................16

LEELA PALACE................................................................30

FABULIV.........................................................................09

LUMINOX........................................................................09

FENDI.............................................................................18

LUX INDUSTRIES LIMITED................................................22

FIAMA............................................................................34

MARIE CLAIRE................................................................24

FRAZER AND HAWS.........................................................28

MINAWALA.....................................................................25

FUNSKOOL.....................................................................29

MITHILA.........................................................................36

GAIA..............................................................................12

NAVARATHAN JEWELLERS................................................16

GEORGIO ARMANI EYEWEAR...........................................40

NUTTY YOGI....................................................................10


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NYASSA..........................................................................31

TRUFFLE COLLECTION.....................................................15

OMORFREE....................................................................08

TVS................................................................................11

OPPO.............................................................................14

UNIBIC FOODS................................................................14

POSHAMPA’S..................................................................20

VIVO..............................................................................13

POT-O-NOODLES.............................................................17

WILLIAM PENN...............................................................24

RAMYA KATTA COUTURE..................................................29

XIAOMI...........................................................................23

REYNU TAANDON.............................................................12

YEELIGHT........................................................................08

RK JEWELLERS................................................................09

YELLOW SUBMARINE......................................................13

ROYAL ENFIELD...............................................................21 SAMSUNG......................................................................14 SEIKO.............................................................................35 SHADES OF INDIA...........................................................10 SHANKARA NATURALS....................................................10 SHERATON GRAND BANGALORE......................................15 SHIRO............................................................................44 SITARA...........................................................................25 SODABOTTLEOPENERWALA.............................................32 STREET MAMA...............................................................15 TBZ- THE ORIGINAL.........................................................08 THE HAPPY MILK............................................................18 THE MONK.....................................................................23 . THE OLD-FASHIONED BAR...............................................17 THE OPEN TRUNK............................................................12 TRESSMART....................................................................13 xxx 51


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