Thursday, 25 January 2018

Escape To The Hills With Mayfair Resort Darjeeling (Part 1)

Hello Chicas,

If you follow me on Instagram you must be knowing about my recent escape to the hills along with my travel bud Jyotika. If I had to choose between mountains and beaches, it will always be mountains for me. Mountains just feel so much closer to heaven to me. A couple of months back I was invited by the Mayfair Resorts to review their property in Darjeeling and Gangtok. I was super excited about the trip although it was going to be my 5th visit. That's the thing about Darjeeling, every time you visit this place it feels new and its something which I always connect to, probably because of the good old memories of the trips I have had with my family here in childhood. This time I decide to avoid doing the touristy things and soak in the beauty of picturesque hills. In this post I'll be talking about my trip to Darjeeling and my experience at the Mayfair Darjeeling Hotel; the Gangtok travel post shall be up next week.

Reaching Darjeeling

Commonly known as the "Queen of Hills", Darjeeling is a small hill station situated in West Bengal, around 620 kms from Calcutta and is particularly famous throughout the world for its production of tea. You can either catch a flight to Bagdogra, the nearest airport to Darjeeling or take a train to New Jalapaiguri station and get a taxi or a shared jeep if you're travelling on a budget. You can also catch the toy train  which leaves NJP station in the morning (around 9 am) and takes about 7 hours to reach Darjeeling.  

Our flight was scheduled at 1 pm however it got delayed for a couple of hours due to some technical emergency. We made the most out of the spare hours in the airport by capturing my airport look. I wore a pair of snap button track pants with plaid bomber jacket which kept me cozy without having to compromise on my style quotient. After almost an hour we landed at the Bagdogra airport and booked a taxi for INR 1600 to Darjeeling. There are a plenty of taxis available outside the airport, you just have to haggle hard to strike a good deal. Our journey from Bagdogra to Darjeeling was a pleasant one. The road was wide and smooth, with beautiful tea gardens and forests on both sides as long as we were on the plains. However, once we started to climb up the hill, the road became narrow, meandering and treacherous. The journey from Bagdogra airport to Darjeeling is approximately 80 kilometers and took us around 3.5 hours to reach our final destination.

Flight delay got me like..

I left my heart up there.

Airport Look

Over the mountains and through the woods..

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Top 7 Spring/Summer 2018 Fashion Trends & Where To Buy It

Hello Chicas,

After months of cold and gloomy weather it's time to lighten and brighten up our wardrobe. Spring is just round the corner and so are brighter colors, shorter hemlines and tropical prints. We all like to be fashion forward and knowing upcoming fashion trend is the best way to plan our Spring/Summer wardrobes. So, here I have listed down top 7 fashion trends you gotta start wearing already. And not just that, I have also listed some of my favorite picks from Zaful. Also, there are some really exciting Valentine's promotional offers on Zaful which you just cannot miss. So let's get ready to prep up your wardrobe for happier days. 

Summer Sequins

The runways in both London & New York have been glittering with sequins. From dresses and jackets to shoes and bags, it's time to up your glam quotient because a little bit of sparkle never hurt anyone.  This mini bodycon dress featuring a lattice sequin detailing from Zaful has been on the top of my wishlist. Layer it with a denim jacket for a day time look or dress it up with a fancy pair of stilettos and you're ready to hit the club. 

Slip Lattice Sequins Party Dress

Rainbow Colors


Next season is all about bright and bold colors and what's better than wearing them all together. Rainbow color or multi-color is the trend of the season and it does take a lot of effort to get the look right without looking like a clown. If you're not up for taking the risk, you can start with multi color accessories. I am currently eyeing this rainbow stripes swimsuit to embrace this trend.

Rainbow Stripes One Piece Swimsuit


Shades of Violet

Ultra Violet is the Pantone Color for the year 2018 and therefore it's about time to stock up all pretty summer dresses in shades of violet. I love this mini lilac dress with plunging neckline and can't wait to add it to my collection of summer dresses because hey, ain't no summer is complete without the perfect little floral print dress.


Floral Print Tied Plunge Mini Dress