On Sunday, Max Fashions launched the sixth edition of Max Kids Festival 2017 at Phoenix Marketcity, Bangalore, and it was such a blast. I went with Snubnose for this event because she’s always interested in all-things crafts. Besides, the event was being conducted by DIY Robb – the extremely popular YouTuber whose shows she follows obsessively.
Have you heard of Fantasie Chocolates? I confess I hadn’t until a wonderful invite landed in my inbox asking me would I like to come take part in a workshop about chocolate by the founder and creative head of Fantasie Chocolate – Zeba Kohli.
Would I? Of course! For a chocoholic like me, an opportunity to try out a new brand of chocolate is like an opportunity to try manna from heaven.
Zeba Kohli is an Indian chocolatier, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Swiss-trained in a Cordon Bleu confectionery school, this is a woman who knows her stuff. She worked for Lindt Chocolates for many years before deciding to create her own chocolate brand – Fantasie Chocolate.
JW Marriott does a regular Sunday brunch at their property on Vittal Mallya Road in Bangalore, and it’s quite a nice brunch. However, last weekend, the brunch was a tad extra-special thanks to the intervention of Nickelodeon.
Nickelodeon India – the TV channel that has spawned the likes of Motu Patlu, Pakdam Pakdai, and Shiva organizes plenty of live events across India giving kids the opportunity to mingle with their favorite cartoon characters and generally have fun with Nickelodeon outside of the house as well.
Last weekend, Nickelodeon partnered with JW Marriott for their Sunday brunch, and we just couldn’t resist the opportunity to have a go-see. We have attended past Nick events with my daughter Snubnose, but this was Piglet’s first time, and he was super-excited when I mentioned all his favorite cartoon characters would be there to meet him.
Last weekend, Soumya a blogger buddy invited me to lunch at The Whitefield Arms in VR Bengaluru on Whitefield Road.
I have seen this place several times when I visited the mall, but never actually ventured in. I am usually accompanied by my kids, and I didn’t think it was a kid-friendly place.
But last Sunday was relatively free, and so I fed the kids some lunch, strictly instructed them to play with each other, no fighting, and then trotted over to VR Bengaluru to get some once in a blue moon kid-free time with friends.
These are some late photos from the Lalbagh flower show.
Every year on Republic Day, flower shows are organized at the Lalbagh Botanical Garden. The event is jointly organised by Department of Horticulture and Mysore Horticulture Society, and is one of my most favorite events to attend.
It can get very crowded though, and so this time I opted not to take the kids – just me and my camera.
Last weekend, I was invited over to visit Prestige Glenwood – an independent housing community in Budigere. As any true-blue Bangalorean knows, real-estate is always a topic of interest, and so like any other Bangalorean, I accepted an invite to go visit the property and discuss it here on the blog.
Budigere is also one of the hottest up and coming real estate destinations in Bangalore, and so I was curious to give it a visit, and see what the area is like.
The first weekend of the year has been action-packed and beyond hectic. My weekends are anyway usually full with horse-riding classes for Piglet and art classes for Snubnose. And now I have added an activity for Coco as well.
This year, Piglet has been really hung up on Christmas trees. To be precise, really large brightly decorated Christmas trees.
This fascination started last year during our Christmas trip to Malaysia and Singapore – which was festivity galore. Christmas trees, and lights every which way you turn, until Piglet was quite dazzled, and his expectations from Christmas are now sky-high. Unfortunately Bangalore is just not able to live up to his expectations.
Sancha Tea House in Bangalore is a bright and airy space tucked away in a corner of Lavelle Road, so small from the outside, you can barely see it. A friend and fellow blogger Soumya was invited for a tea tasting session here, and she kindly invited me to tag along with her, so one extremely hot Saturday afternoon, we went up and down Lavelle Road trying to find a parking spot, and trying to find this place, amongst all the teeny tiny boutiques over there.
I was on a photography trip a couple of weeks back. Only instead of taking candid shots of the kids or the pup, or lovely stuff, or verdant Cubbon Park that I like to do (and share on Instagram), I have been taking ugly photos of Bangalore, of the havoc that the heavy rains caused on our roads.
I guess I was bored stuck in traffic jams (sometimes for a record 3 hours), just to travel a 5-km wide stretch of Outer Ring Road to get to my office.