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Jolly Chanda and Riona
My vacations to India are always special. Meeting up with family and friends and spending quality time. A stop at my favorite SatinRose Beauty Salon and Spa , Kolkata, is a must do, at every visit. Owned and operated by a lady, who is not only beautiful inside out, but is the best there is, when it comes to hair care and skin care, in Kolkata, if not all of India. Meet Jolly Chanda. An amazing hairstylist, and an awesome skin care consultant. If there are rockstars in the field of hair and skin care, she is the biggest rockstar there is. Love you Jolly.

So one Summer afternoon in India, me and my Mini Me Riona,headed for an appointment for an extended pamper session. Manicure and Pedicure are my favorite modes of relaxation, if anyone asked me to choose a service. Jolly had her team offer a Complimentary Mani-Pedi for Riona, as a special treat. And it became a special time for Me and Mini Me. Thank you Jolly.

I opted for the Spa Pedicure and Manicure over the normal Mani - Pedi as my feet and hands were in bad shape. I shall let the Step by Step Pictures do the talking.

Our lovely Mani-Pedi technicians 
It was a great afternoon of pampering. Jolly has a great team who really know how to take care of you and make you feel super relaxed.

If you are in Kolkata, then go ahead to Satin Rose for a pampering session. There are two locations in Kolkata, one in Salt Lake City and one in Camac Street. We all deserve to be pampered, don't we !

Satin Rose Beauty Salon and Spa 
426, Block FE,  Near Tank no 12,
Sector III
Salt Lake City,Kolkata - 700091
+91 33 2321 2162

Satin Rose Beauty Salon and Spa
4/1 Camac Street,Kolkata - 700016


I love me some god Chinese food. And by that I don't mean the neighborhood Chinese takeway which has its stash of over sweetened gravies. Having grown up in Kolkata, in India, my taste buds are attuned towards a different kind of Chinese food experience.  For those of you who did know, Kolkata, is truly a melting pot of flavors,with a large Chinese population. While the current China Town, or Tangra is known for its bevy of well known Chinese restaurants, what some foodies are not aware of is the old China Town and what it has to offer. The CHINESE BREAKFAST in Tirrety Bazar or Sun Yat Sen Street is iconic. 

We were in India a few months back. It was Father's Day and my Father,my Husband and Brother(not in the video) were in their co-ordinated Fathers Day Tshirts picked out by me. We were all set to drive to the beach. Rather than a breakfast along the highway, we decided to do something different. 

Join me and my family in this unique Food Walk, by clicking on the Video below .    

If you find your mouth watering, here's some more teasers : 

If you are in KOlkata, let me help you with your weekend plans .Grab your Family or your Friends or both, and head to Tirrety Bazar for this awesome food walk. If you are away from Kolkata(and India), You can watch the video yet again ,and spread the word


Been blessed with curly and frizzy hair, Summer is a challenging time for me and my Mini Me. I have to keep reminding myself that my hair is not a lion's mane, when humidity raises its ugly head. So when I received an invite from fellow Lifestyle Blogger Megan of Chasing Davies to attend an event she was hosting, I wasted no time.

Beauty Brands 'Battle the Blaze' was all about Summer Beauty. I sipped on some Bubbly, and my Girl munched on her colorful macarons, and we started exploring the aisles and the various stations set up. Melt Proof Make up from Smashbox Cosmetics , Suncare from Supergoop and finally Summer Hair. Not to forget the Annual Liter Sale was also on.

My daughter is blessed with lovely curls, but the heat and humidity get to her at this time of the year. We headed to the Hair Station.A Hair Makeover for my daughter Riona seemd a nice way to spend the morning. Our lovely stylist, from Beauty Brands, was full of ideas. I mentioned to her that I need some help in creating a hair style for her which involved Braids, and which had no heat in it. The only braids, I can do , are the normal ones. So a hands on guide was an awesome idea.  Our stylist decided on Double Dutch Braids, with a Zig Zag Part, which ended in a low pony tail. 

I was in love with how beautifully our stylist had styled Riona's hair. I can surely try and re-create that over the weekends. Hair and make up done, it was time to shop.

As I have colored hair, I have been Sulphate Free for around 6 or 7 years now. I have seen a considerable difference in the quality of my hair. I picked up my favorites for Color Care - Redken Color Extend Shampoo & Conditioner Liter Duo My daughter's daughter is also curly and frizzy like mine. Sulphate free it is for her too. For her I picked out Redken Frizz Dismiss Shampoo and Conditioner  .

We had a great event for Mamas and Daughters to come and enjoy together.Thank you Chasing Davies and Beauty Brands for all the pampering.