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Homebakers, Students and Professionals come together to bake some lip-smacking fares at the India Cake Festival 2018!

1 Apr

Maria Goretti visits stalls by students at India Cake FestivalMUMBAI: The third edition of India Cake Fest – 2018 was held at Sheila Raheja Institute of Hotel Management (SRIHM), Bandra and inaugurated by Celebrity chef Maria Goretti.   The event which is conceptualized and managed by Enquo Experiential Communications in association with SRIHM invites baking enthusiasts including students, home bakers & professionals to participate in workshops to learn new trends in cake industry and also participate in various contests where you can showcase your skills in cake making.

The home bakers went head-to-head at the cake decoration competition with the theme ‘Destination’. There were enthusiasts participating from various regions. Varshita who traveled all the way from Bangalore for this festival said “Besides being a home baker, I have done a course in Fashion Designing, so I wanted to combine both & create something exclusive. Paris is my dream destination and the mecca for both the baking industry and fashion, I’ve added these little details on my cake like the macrons, Eiffel Tower, a Coco Chanel bag’.

The festival provided an opportunity to future chefs to showcase their talents and at the cake flea market students had set up stalls with some delectable array of yummy cakes & accompaniments. On display were varieties of cakes-Indian fusion cakes, healthy treats, French desserts, chocolate garnishes, eggless bakes, eggless desserts, healthy treats, pet bakes and more.

The students were also put to test at the dessert plating competition where they served delicious savory dishes to the judges. Workshops & Meet ‘n Greet were also conducted for food lovers and enthusiasts by celebrity chefs and mentors like Ranveer Brar, Rakhee Vaswani, Maria Goretti, Rushina Munshaw, Varun Inamdar, Anees Khan, Ruhee Bhimani, Yogesh Utekar, Divya Ranglani, Hanumanta Dhotre, Nicholas Fernandes, Aakanksha Arora, Siddhi Shetty and others.

The 2-day event hosted a panel discussion on ‘’Scale Your Passion’’, which spoke about all aspects of baking. The panel included Rakhee Vaswani – Celebrity Chef, Rajesh  Sanghvi of Delta Nutritives, Rajeshree Naik of India Food Network-Ping Network, Tushar Khakhar of AGENCY09 & Saloni Malkani of The FBAI with Panel moderator Chef Priti Bhanushali Punjabi of Sheila Raheja Institute of Hotel Management – SRIHM.

Christina D’souza stood first amongst the Home Bakers for Cake Decoration competition. And in the student’s category, it was SRIHM which took number #1 position, finally beating the 2 years’ winning trend of a Pune based college.

Picture15#IndiaCakeFest was managed and amplified on the digital platforms by AGENCY09, a Mumbai based digital marketing agency. “It was enlightening to see so much of energy and curiosity amongst the participants. This was the best India Cake Fest event so far”, said Tushar Khakhar, First Executive, AGENCY09.

This is the 3rd year of India Cake Fest and over the years the event has increased in terms of the number of Chefs, participants & brands involved. The highlight of this edition was the participation of Corporates & schools for various workshops. In the coming editions, we plan to host it in Bangalore, Delhi and tier II cities,” said Pramod Nair, Director of Enquo Experiential Communications which is the IP owner & Producer of India Cake Fest.

Picture6_1The Third edition of the India Cake Festival had quite a few associates and brands which included  Pillsbury, Club Mahindra Holidays, Delta Nutritives, Rich’s Crème, Tata and ABCD Tools.

The next season of The India Cake Festival is expected to revisit Mumbai by the end of this year.

Stay updated on the future editions of India Cake Fest by following them on :

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/indiacakefest/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/indiacakefest

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/indiacakefest/

Website: https://www.indiacakefest.com/

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Ahoy Mumbai! Bringing you The Hippest NYE Party onboard ‘Mumbai Maiden’…

29 Dec

A Cruise ship that offers a puuurfect venue for Families and Friends to come together !

Mumbai Maiden​ –  ​an initiative to perk up Mumbai lifestyle, is a cruise ship sailing the Arabian Sea.​

The cruise ship will be open to the public following its formal launch in the 1st week of January  2018.

Meanwhile, its an invite for exclusive few to bring in New Year 2018​ on board the Cruise ship with their FAMILY & FRIENDS!!!

Whats the Offer :​  2-3hrs Cruising…Access to Open Deck…DJ night….Unlimited Buffet.  

​Price​ : Rs.5,000/- Unlimited Food  + 5% GST,  per person.

Kids upto 3yrs are complimentary and above that at Rs.2500/- per child.

And Interestingly Yes! You will be at Sea for 2-3 hours and return past mid-night to continue the revelry until 4am!   

Ship Location Point:​  Bandra Reclamation Jetty Area, 500 meters before Bandra Worli Sealink Toll Plaza, Bandra West, Mumbai.

For enquiries and bookings, contact +91 74003 11609  or email on  reservation@mumbaimaiden.com.

Visit website : www.mumbaimaiden.com

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Singer Amika Shail and Actor Dishank Arora launch new season of Diamond Jewellery for LJOW !

20 Feb

This Valentine’s Day Leading Jewelers of the World (LJOW) launched an exciting and exquisite Season of Love Diamond Jewellery collection exclusively at Shoppers Stop’s outlets in Mumbai. The collection of stylish and lightweight designs in gold and diamonds was unveiled at a fashion show this evening at Shopper’s Stop, In Orbit Mall, Malad.

Each piece looks large and solid, but is actually extremely light and easy to wear. The secret? Hollow interiors that are not apparent to the viewer due to special techniques used in crafting. Stylish and lightweight, the pieces are also extremely affordable.

The famous fashion designer Nidhi Jain Kumar – famous for her Indo-Western blend, designed a special collection for the launch. Speaking on the occasion Nidhi said “Valentine is the day of love and truly nothing expresses love better than a diamond.  LJOW wished to commemorate the season with this special collection. The specially designed gowns for the collection are all inspired from the love, passion and talent that have gone in the making of this new collection.”

Singer and actress Amika Shail presented the collection in her melodious voice humming the tune of her song ‘Ittefaqan’ from the upcoming movie Wedding Anniversary. Amika who was the show-starter for the collection said, “The quality of the product is a direct reflection of the quality of the excellent team that LJOW has and I must say that it’s unparalleled and excellent.”

The show-stopper of the evening was the handsome TV star Dishank Arora. Speaking on the occasion Dishank said, “It is a great pleasure to be a part of the collection launch on this special day. The collection is so vibrant and lively that each piece of jewellery speaks to you. I am sure with the new collection and the visually charged up campaign the brand will have a high engagement level and a large tribe of fans.”

Premlata Bagaria, Founder, Proton Communications commented, “Distinguished designs at attractive prices have always been preferred by the discerning Indian customer; the brand has its ear to the ground to understand the pulse of the consumer and convert it into a collection that can satiate this need. Proton communications is proud to partner with this collection launch that is sure to create a buzz. After the festivals and the Wedding Season, Valentine’s Day is yet another important day in our lives. In the US, the day sees maximum sales of jewellery, second only to candies. This can be repeated in India too!”

‘No Shave November’ campaign to benefit cancer patient.

14 Dec

“No Shave November” a campaign with a cause, a movement which is all about saving money from no shaving & the proceedings to be donated to NGO “Access Life Foundation”img_2569

The cause is initiated by MonishChandan, a famous blogger from Mumbai who deeply supports the cause and feels the need to give back to the society in a constructive way. This event aims to help cancer patients and amplifies understanding that one out of ten households has a cancer victim or a survivor. Due to the fast paced & changing lifestyles, there is an ever increasing case of cancer in our society.

To take this initiative forward, an event was organized on 3rd December at Punjab Grill, Andheri West. A panel discussion was held to understand about cancer & how it is affecting our lives.

Our Emcee for the day, Samaira Wallani kept the audience enthralled & made the cancer surviving kids dance & sing during the event.

The panel discussion was led by Maria Vasudevan- Clinical Hypnotherapist, Shiraz Siddique- Cancer Survivor, Ankeet Dave- Executive Director – Access Life Foundation  & Ms. Ritu Gorai – CCO of JAMMS a popular Moms group in Mumbai and moderated by Sayanti Banerjee.

Monish Chandan, Campaign head says “My initiative is to raise funds, educate & research for Cancer & spread the awareness.  If you believe it we can do it, nothing is impossible. That’s what I think one should help and support and give back to the society. The first step to beat Cancer is to accept that it us just an illness and not a death sentence”
While Ankeet Dave , Executive Director , Access Life Foundation says “Access Life is a non-profit organization, committed towards working with children diagnosed with cancer or undergoing cancer treatment and making a difference in their lives. The mission of Access Life is to offer a home-like environment for these families and try to improve the quality of life of these children by providing practical support services, educational resources and recreations programs”

While Shiraz Siddique , Cancer Survivor says ““We feel that cancer is economically, emotionally, physically debilitating disease. It takes entire team of people with the patient to fight the disease. It is important to have such groups and events that can raise funds for pre-post-during the treatment and provide basic amenities like food, clothing and shelter to outstation cancer patients. Such patients find it difficult to find proper places to stay and also have hygienically cooked healthy food to eat due to monetary problems. Other important aspect is that sharing of experience of cancer treatments helps others to remove fear from heart and fight the disease better as well as recover fast.”

Ritu Gorai, CCO of JAMMS says “JAMMs network is a multi award winning support group for mothers in Mumbai… We connect online, meet offline and engage in various charity interventions. NSN was a great initiative and we were happy to associate with this noble cause to create more awareness about cancer”

The panel discussion was followed by live music performance by talented duo performers Vilas Nikam and Ashutosh Virendra from Shankar Mahadevan Academy and closing act by classical fusion dancer Aavinash Payal & famous singer Siddharth Sharma. There was a special performance by Singer Ashar Anis khan who enthralled the audience with his impeccable voice and style.

 

 

#FAME : makes way for the heart stopper this wedding season !

5 May

Nachiket Barve, ace fashion designer tells you how to in his ‘Master Class’ exclusively on #LakmeSchoolOfStyle

If it has been that perpetual dilemma for you about what to wear for your best friend’s wedding, you need not worry anymore, thanks to Ace Fashion Designer Nachiket Barve. The fabric master when it comes to female dressing is here on #LakmeSchoolOfStyle (India’s first and only video fashion magazine) with an exclusive ‘Master Class’ for you wherein he reveals four fabulous ways of sizzling yourself at your best friend’s wedding! How to Dress For Your Best Friend’s Wedding by Nachiket BarveLakmé School of Style, India’s first fashion video magazine has a host of more such videos, to help you with your fashion fix, available on YouTube, Facebook, Daily Motion and WeChat.

Hey and it’s not just about a one-off day dressing. Nachiket deals in detail as he informs and explores four dashing ways of killing it – from the Cocktail Party to the Wedding Reception to the Mehendi Soiree, to the day after – the Post Wedding Brunch! Nachiket is all set to bring the best out in you on #LakmeSchoolOfStyle.  Ever wondered, or did so each time when it came to dressing for a Cocktail Party? Nachiket says choose colours that emphasize your Indian skin. “Look glamorous yet be comfortable. Wear gowns that stand out and add chiffon.”

Similarly, Nachiket has loads on lehengas and dupattas when it comes to the wedding reception. How to mix colours and match wears, how to look classic and how to look like a princess.

So what would you wear for a mehendi soiree? Nachiket solves your problem. He guides you with loads of options which surely are light and hands free!

And on the day of that special brunch, Nachiket will surprise you with shorts and bikini tops. Yeah he’s got some special combinations on sundowners.

As #LSOS Editor-In-Chief and fashion icon Karan Johar endorses, Nachiket’s Master Class will ensure that Dulhan ki saheli will no longer look like the dulhan!

Noted actor Shashi Kapoor visits Rambo’s International Circus Festival

14 Nov

Noted Actor Shashi Kapoor made a rare appearance to see the special show of Rambo Circus and its troupe of international artists in the indoor theatre of Prithivi. This show was part of the Children’s week celebrations by Rambo Circus.Shashi Kapoor with son Kunal & grandchildren and international team of Rambo Circus
Davron Majidov, who is participating in the International Circus Festival from Russia, clearly was awed by the Kapoors and went up to Shashi Kapoor to take his blessings. “ I have been a fan of Mr Raj Kapoor who is very respected back in Russia, so it’s a great honour for me to perform today in front of the Late Raj Kapoor’s family. I am humbled ” said the 19 year old boy.

The entire troupe of Rambo Circus artists crowded around Shashi Kapoor delighted to see him doing well. Shashi Kapoor’s son Kunal and grandson Zahan were also present with Sujit Dilip, owner of Rambo Circus. Each one of the Rambo Circus family went up to Shashi Kapoor for his blessings and being photographed with him. Shashi Kapoorji was happy to indulge and sat through the entire performance.

The show at Prithivi Theatre was a super hit and ran to packed houses.

This winter, the larger than life “ International Circus Festival 2014-15 “ is in town with artists from around the world – South America, Russia, Africa, Mauritius, Nepal and other parts of India. Acts of Human skills and wonder include the most spectacular & dangerous act The Wheel of Death and others like Rolla-Bolla, Body Contortion, Arial, Flying Trapezee, Skywalk, Africano Fire eater and many more.

The fully air conditioned tent with hi-tech light and sound show is being showcased at the Bandra Reclamation Ground with show timings being 4 pm & 7pm on weekdays and an additional show at 1pm on weekends.

There are special offers for the Children’s Day celebrations. You can log onto http://www.bookmyshow.com or call 9930237807. For Travel arrangements log onto Grallo.com or call 09035912400.

There are special offers for group bookings and schools & colleges.

The act is on till December 4, 2014.

Witness the fun filled acts at the ongoing Rambo International Circus Festival with your family.

Rambo Circus brings International Circus to Mumbai- Festival on until December 4, 2014

27 Oct

Rambo Circus hosts India’s 1st International Circus Festival 2014-2015 in Mumbai

For the first time in Indian circus world, the famous Rambo Circus plays host brings the ‘International Circus Festival’ to Mumbai.

It has spell binding feats performed by traditional Indian artists as well as circus stalwarts from 5 countries- India, South America, Uzbekistan, Nepal, Mauritius- which are the highlights of the festival.

Rambo Circus pitches its grand tent at Bandra Reclamation Ground, near Lilavati Hospital.

Watch the Circus in the comfortable and safe confines of the hi-tech fully air-conditioned and fire resistant tent which is a certain crowd-puller, along with smoke machines, special lights & sound effects with 150 artistes & animal acts.

It is universally accepted that Circus is the only entertainment which can be witnessed by the entire family. We invite you with your entire family to enjoy this great festival. Please note children below 3 years of age entry will be free.

You can book your tickets at the venue or book online http://www.bookmyshow.com. Travel partner call +91-9035912400 or log on to http://www.grallo.com.

For more information about the International Circus Festival you can also visit Rambo’s official website : http://www.rambocircus.in.

Be sure to catch it !!!

Rambo International Circus Festival 2014-15