LIFESTYLE

The Coffee Project

If you are in Lausanne and looking for some freshly brewed coffee, then look no further than The Coffee Project. Here's what the newly opened coffee shop has to offer!

INDIAN CASUAL

India is a country which celebrates some or the other festival throughout the year. With so many religions and so many sects living together, one gets to enjoy the festivities all the year round:) For Hindus, a big line up of festivals start in the beginning of monsoon and go on untill the winter sets in. Mostly all the festivals usually mark the beginning and end of different seasons. For instance, holi, which is the festival of colours is celebrated because a lot of different states celebrate (yes, In India, different states have different culture!) their new year on that day; there is also one more religious story, which my six year old loves narrating and in addition, holi also marks the change os season- we move from winter to Spring and thats why on that particular day we play with water which signifies the beginning of Spring.

JANMASHTAMI (KRISHNA’S BIRTH) AND GANPATI CELBRATION

Hi Friends! You may remember my post on “teej“, where I had mentioned that teej marks the beginning of s series of festivals. After teej, our next big festival is Krishna Janmashtami or in simpler terms, the birth celebrations for Lord Krishna. On this festival, we usually dress up our little boys as Krishna and our little girls as Radha (his beloved). Of course, my choice was really difficult;) and it took me one full day to decide whether to dress Anay as Krishna or not!:D

LONG WEEKEND HOLIDAY, FILLED WITH FUN-DAY 1

We recently had a 4 day long weekend for Eid Celebrations in the country and I thought this would be a good time to take out little boy for some fun filled activities. My husband tired to fit in some short getaways, but I wanted to be in the city and enjoy the celebrations here. So, we decided that we will start our holiday from Tuesday Evening (wednesday being the first day of holiday), and the plan was:

SUSHI EXPRESS CAFE – THE LITTLE NEIGHBOURHOOD EATERY

On the nights when one just wants to take a walk in the Neighbour hood and stop by the lake to have a light delicious dinner… sounds surreal? That’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers! Nestled in Cluster R is this small eatery serving yummy sushi at a very affordable price! We had the privilege of trying the place about a month back amd it was a fairly good experience for the three of us (my husband and little one as well:)).

ELEKTA SINGLE COFFEE MAKER

When it comes to coffee, I can have it anytime and yes, I can say I am addicted to tea and coffee. and because of my addiction, I have hoarded so many useless (sometimes bulky) devices for making a good cuppa. I was still looking for something simple, which can fit into my kitchen snugly and is easy to move for cleaning. And I found something exactly like that at Elekta.

CARNIVAL BY TRESIND

Carnival by Tresind, actually stands true to its name. Its a carnival of great food, drinks and beautiful ambience. Nestled in the commercial hub of Dubai, it is the second restaurant and another home grown concept introduced by Mr. Bhupender Nath and Mrs. Sakshi Nath. Their first restaurant, “Tresind” needs no introduction and is one of the best “Indian” restaurants in the city.

MITTS & TRAYS

If you have not yet visited the new wing of City Walk, then you are missing out on loads of things and if you haven’t visited Mitts & Trays yet, then you are certainly missing out great food, great hospitality and of course great ambience!

SOY- THE ORIENTAL HAVEN

Oriental Food has always been one of my favourite cuisines and one of the places that we so often go to is “Soy”. We absolutely adore this place and we are one of those frequent visitors, who think about 10 places, but in the end always choose their regular favourite!

PHOBIA!

One of these hot weekends, we were looking for some exciting family activity (besides, loitering around in the malls!) and that’s when I spotted a new cool fun space in the city! This new Space is called “Phobia”, which is located at the ground level of Cluster X, Jumeirah Lakes Towers. The place offers the most amazing and thrilling experience of a real life “escape” situation, where you have 60 minutes to solve the mystery and unlock the escape room.

MINT LEAF! AHA!

When it comes to Indian food, (of course India is huge! so, lets just stick to the North Indian Food), we generally see two three classes of restaurants- Mughlai, Chaat Corners and more mughlai;). Most of these restaurants have same decor, same papad pr poppadum or cracker starters served with chutneys and pickles and of course, not to miss the instrumental indian film music! And then we also have the British indian restaurants serving British style Indian curries.

TOTALLY “PUNJABI BY NATURE”!

Recently, I had the pleasure of sampling (read “devouring”) the sumptuous punjabi food served by “Punjabi by Nature”. The restaurant is conveniently located in the Oud Metha neighbourhood, right opposite the Lamcy Plaza shopping centre and is truly a haven for Punjabi Food Lovers, aka me and my husband! As soon as we arrived at the restaurant we were greeted by the friendly staff and we were directed to a table reserved for us.