Alice loves the LAVIE 4D Bag!

Alice loves the Lavie 4D bag

Alice loves the Lavie 4D bag

If there’s one thing I should tell you about myself right away, it’s that I love organising tools. In my work bag, you will find a minimum of 5 different pouches suited for different functions. And since I carry my laptop with me, it’s absolutely necessary that everything is neatly compartmentalised. Which is why I was glad to receive the newly launched LAVIE 4D tote. As technologically advanced as it sounds, it is a bag with 4 versatile functions.

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Summer is a time for brunches!

What’s the best part about summer? It’s the sundresses. And the best place to wear those are at brunches. Brunches that start off in the afternoon and spread across late evening.

So last weekend, @Celery and I ganged up to enjoy a Sunday afternoon lunch at Mumbai’s swish Tasting Room.

Good Earth

Good Earth

Situated inside The Good Earth showroom at Raghuvanshi Mill compound at Lower Parel, this one is Mumbai’s best kept secret. Those who know about it, swear by it and those who don’t – shame on you!

Parched, we started our luncheon with cool glasses of kiwi margarita and an orange blossom mocktail that were good enough to get us hopeful about the meal to come.

The appetizer of stuffed – fried mushroom served with the red chutney was rightly crispy with a soft interior. It was pop-able and each piece was consistently delicious. After eating this dish, we actually made a mental note to replicate it for our next terrace soiree.

The Tasting Room

The Tasting Room

Since @Celery is a bit of a health freak, she tried the herbed quinoa salad. Now, quinoa is completely overdone in this city, which makes it hard for chefs to do something offbeat with it. Thankfully, the chefs at The Tasting Room get this dish right. With bits of grilled veggies and slightly charred broccoli, this salad is what makes dieting worth your while.

Since all trips to this restaurant are incomplete without digging into their watermelon and goat cheese salad, we did the honours pronto.

Hardly a salad, this dish is what summer afternoons should be made up of. Goat cheese is layered with chunks of watermelon. The whole square is drizzled with sweet balsamic and pine nuts and few bits of arugula do the needful. We love this salad for its textural contrast and colour combination.

For mains, everything from the predictable penne with arabiata sauce to the unusual sweet potato gnocchi was outstanding. Each dish has a characteristic and tasted far superior than what’s available elsewhere.

The Tasting Room

The Tasting Room

Now for dessert, while the berry pavlova disappointed us tremendously because of its gelatinous texture, the cheesecake did the exact opposite. It blew our mind away! It was served warm with a berry sorbet and was as good as a spa treatment for the soul.

Address: 1st Floor, Good Earth, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

For reservations: 022 65285284

The secret to long hair revealed…

Alice

Alice

As you know, I’ve been using the #LoveLongHair range for a while. My hair is actually shinier, smoother and untangled after several washes. You can see for yourself the results of using this shampoo and conditioner on my hair.

Garnier Fructis Long & Strong

Garnier Fructis Long & Strong

And now I finally know that the shampoo and conditioner is actually the all new Garnier Fructis Long & Strong! It’s amazing because it’s different from when I’ve used Fructis earlier. This range worked wonders on my hair and I’m sure it will on yours too. Are you going to try it?

A hair care range that makes me #lovelonghair

#LoveLongHair

#LoveLongHair

As I told you the last time, I’m participating in a blind test for a new range of shampoo and conditioner. I have to admit it’s kind of mysterious and exciting to use hair care products, not knowing what brand they are. In just two washes, I could feel my hair smoothening out, shining and smelling divine. I love the fruity essence of the shampoo. I also like that conditioner has a slightly denser consistency than the shampoo and just glides across my hair without seeping into the scalp. I really love long hair and I’m loving the effect of this hair care range. I can’t wait to find out which brand it is and share it with you all.

Will my wish for long hair come true?

I’ve always wished for long hair. Beyond a certain length, my hair just looks limp and dead. I have to chop it off and make do with shoulder length hair. That’s all the more reason I’m excited to be a part of this blind test for a hair care range.

Love Long Hair hamper

Love Long Hair hamper

I received a hamper with a shampoo and conditioner and all I know is I have to try it if I ‘Love Long Hair’.

Love Long Hair

Love Long Hair

I’ve used it once and my hair smells so good and actually shines. Follow me to know if this shampoo and conditioner does wonders for my hair.

Shampoo and Conditioner

Shampoo and Conditioner

And like me, you’ll find out in a few weeks which brand these products are actually from. Are you excited?