Introducing Vami- Leggings & Blouse by Bonjour

Few days ago, I attended bloggers meet by team Vami, a Bonjour Group company synonymous with leggings in India. Find out more about the event plus their new launch, Bonjour Blouses!

For working women’s, moments of relaxation are difficult and very few. Most of the times the clothes that are high on comfort aren’t cool enough, and those which are classy, not comfortable enough. But Vami brings to us the best collection of designs in women leggings and blouses that not only look good but are truly made for comfort. Have a look-

Speaking at the event, Mr. Vineet Aurora said, ” Vami is a brand for every woman. Vami intends to increase awareness about the leisure of life which can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Find below their awesome collection-

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And after actually using the products myself, I can vouch for its quality standards and comfort. I am very sure, once you start wearing Vami leggings, you won’t be able to wear any another brand. The leggings are available in different colors. Special stuff ensure super comfort.

Love…

Riya

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5 Best Places To Visit In Manali

I was lucky enough to visit Manali last month. Being a travel freak, I loved that place. Weather was snowy and so perfect for adventure activities. Before my trip, i shopped for all my adventure equipments including Hiking Bag, Jacket, torches, water bottle, watch, camera etc from Adventure Gears. Have a look at what i purchased.

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Head here to check out more such adventure equipments.

I was there for 3 days and explored many places. These are must visit places- 

  1. Solang Valley

Solang valley is about 15 kms from mall road. Very beautiful place and perfect one for adventure freaks. Go there to do all adventure activites including skiing and para gliding.

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 2. Jogini waterfall

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3. Hidimba Devi Temple
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4. Manu Market
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5. Solang-Nullah
Make sure you visit all when you are in Manali next time.

Whats more?

Use code ESGA05 and avail additional 5% OFF (apart from current discounts available on the website) on all adventure equipments purchases through adventuregears.com for your next trip.

Love…

Riya

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Top 7 Phenomenal Islands In India

 

I’m sure the phrase is pretty popular- no man can live as an island. While that is certainly true, it never did the modern man any harm to travel to one and count on total rejuvenation on vacation every once in a while. While the idea of Robinson Crusoe is never too appealing, island tourism in India is seeing a boom and rightly so, courtesy the tranquillity of seclusion, breath-taking global-standard beauty and the exotic feel common to dreams. Hence, let’s put on the fancy scuba gear and get exploring these little oases of peace.

  1. The Lakshadweep Islands

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Photo by Lenish Namath, CC BY-SA 3.0

Look at a picture of this gorgeous island, you’ll know what I am talking about. A group of small islands, named “the group of one lakh islands”, it features corals Australia is so famous in Lakshadweep. Also, it has quirky tourism implements, like lighthouses.

  1. Havelock Island

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Named after a foreigner seems to be a feature very common in these parts of India-this one was named for Henry Havelock. One more common feature of islands look like lighthouses, and Havelock one has one too. It has a beach which is acknowledged to be the best in India by Time magazine, and belongs to an archipelago that shares its name with Richie Rich, only a different spelling-Ritchie’s archipelago.

  1. Great Nicobar Island

This island has the largest size among its kind in India. It has a turbulent point in its history, the 2004 Tsunami that caused much destruction. It has exotic reptile and avian species indigenous to it, and-you guessed it-lighthouses. It has a host of rivers that flow along its general topography.

  1. Little Andaman Island

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For the traveller who is going off the beaten track, literally, is waiting this island. Not too crowded and not too expensive as well, this is the beatnik tourist’s dream come true. It features exotic avian and turtle species, and offers safaris a la Africa, and boat voyages a la Mauritius. Best of both worlds, did I hear someone at the back say?

  1. Barren Island

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This is one island that is more boho than the last. Let’s find out why. It is akin to the Vesuvius, being the only volcano that actually erupts in South Asia. Also, it offers Scuba Diving opportunities to tourists. It is a lot like the Dead Sea, with the almost non-existent life that it supports. That’s where it gets its name from, as well.

  1. Viper Island

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It sure seems like places have stories that prove how truth is stranger than fiction. True to the world of adventure and horror stories, this island was named after a ship that carried Lt. Blair to India. It is a pretty island, and a jetty for tourists visiting Andaman. But what the guides won’t tell you is that this place used to have gallows, now abandoned, which was used to contain and torture Indian political prisoners of the British Raj. And oh, it has some viper species as well.

  1. Rutland Island

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Individuals with interest in Victorian English literature will know about the treatment meted out to the racial “other”. This island provides real-time opportunity for learning about some “others”- The Jangil tribe, natives to the Andamans, who were few and far in between in terms of interactions with people from the outer world, but present nonetheless. Also, this island has a number of beaches in Andaman along with the opportunities for open-water divers.

It is sometimes strange how things exceedingly relevant to one discipline are completely out of the vista of another. One sees how islands, very important in political power establishment, was taken little note of in tourism, especially in the Indian context. It’s good to see that changing, and Lakshadweep is now the first destination many couples would like to explore on honeymoon tour to India. Indeed, with scuba diving, exotic fauna and world class thriller histories, islands shouldn’t be something people miss out on the flavour of.

Love…

Riya

Day 3- India Runway Week

 

17800421_768554583306743_798474299627240142_nI was lucky enough and attended the 3rd day of India Runway Week. It continued to please everyone on the 3rd day of the fashion extravaganza. The day was filled with designers showcasing their Spring Summer collection. From models wearing pastel palette to Swara Bhaskar walking the ramp, here’s a roundup of 3rd day!

Suprachi’s clothes were so beautiful, technically lofty fabrications and ladylike sophistication, certain hauteur. Mystery is no stretch for this label. It was pretty thrilling to see the designer delve into silhouettes which were dramatic, bold and yet filled with feminine grace.

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I also loved the Pooja Peshoia collection, it was Inspired by the natural reflections which illuminate the ocean’s surface, the collection was strong and opulent yet fluid and feminine. There was a variety of graceful erhnic wear including lehangas, structured peplums jackets, crop top and skirts, sophisticated gowns, chic sarees and striking jumpsuits.

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Three designers who showcased their all new designs-

Delhi based Designer- Ankur j Launches his Amun-Ra (hidden light) collection which emphasizes on Egyptian colors and prints with contemporary mix…must watch in the collection is the 5D Egyptian beetles state of the art prints and Egyptian gods while doing fine justice to the Indian art. With the collection, he raised the message of “Help Egypt Help an Heritage”.  Egypt is famous for its ancient civilizations and also some of the earliest and most famous monuments of the world but it’s facing many grâve problems. “the issue which struck his attention was “taharrush gamea.” which means “group harassment” in Arabic, “sexual assault by a bunch of Arab men” or “gang-rape game” and that it’s a normal thing in the Arab World. Also named “a circle of hell” More than 99 percent of women and girls in Egypt interviewed for a survey published by UN Women in 2013 reported that they had experienced some form of sexual harassment.

18194910_10202870711085001_1040877935779560841_nRIDHANSH by Sonia Gaba presents their collection “Nazakat”. The name itself explains “beauty is in the way you present it”. Whatever you wear , becomes beautiful in the way you handle it. In this show designer Sonia Gaba will showcase her collection which has a mixture of whites, yellows and goldens, pairing it with some elegant jewellery.

Tribe Vibe Collectives”  by Akassh K Aggarwal is an inspiration from the world of Bohemian Self Love, In a society that has seen women as the weaker and the second sex, here’s a Bow Down to the ones who decided to live the way they wanted to, no matter how crazy or rebellious. Bollywood Glam Swara Bhaskar walked the ramp for Delhi based designer.

Also, the distinctive ornamented embroidery glamorizes the outfits and hues make it look elegant. Multicolor hues are playful and synonymous with festivities. With an aspiration to create illimitable creation Tevar handcrafts its garments at its design studio and workshop in Mumbai.

Wellknown Shamita Shetty walked the ramp for Ritambhara Paliya. Her collections are made up with pure rich fabrics to create an effortless style that executes elegance. Completed her education from Indian Institute of fashion technology, Ritambhara has fascinated the world of fashion by her unique and mesmerizing creations, innovative ideas and style in haute couture which are modern yet classy.

Kristy De Cunha did the grand finale of India Runway Week Season 8 -Kristy De Cunha who is widely known as a young emerging designer will be showcasing collection “ Gol Gol Rani Freddie Mercury”. Overall it was a quirky twist on Freddie Mercury. I personally had a great time and planning to order some ethnic stuff for me very soon 😀

Love….

Riya