Alice & Celery wander to Häagen Dazs for a tasting | Fun fun fun

There couldn’t be a better way to beat the heat than to head to the Häagen Dazs lounge at Phoenix Mills on a weekday. Of course, it can only get better if Alice (of Alice Wandering…) is meeting Celery (of When Harry met Celery) there.

Fondue at Haagen Dazs

Fondue at Haagen Dazs

After tasting literally every flavour (almost 20) at the counter, we settled on “summer berries and cream”, “Belgian chocolate” and “dulce de leche” as our favourites. We were in for a treat as the “fondue”, “summer blossom” and “paradise” creations landed on the table. Split among 6 of us, the fondue was finished in about 3 minutes and summer blossom and paradise in even lesser time.

The Häagen Dazs fondue is one of their signature creations. A pot of melting dark chocolate sauce is surrounded by mini ice cream scoops, fruits and patisserie. Priced at Rs 1300, every fondue comes with four mini scoops of Belgian Chocolate, Strawberry, Cookies & Cream and Vanilla each, eight cubes of sponge cake, three pieces of hard cookies, picola sticks, seasonal fruits and chocolate chip cookies. Sounds yum, doesn’t it? My mouth is watering at the sight and I want to go back for more.

Flower Blossom at Haagen Dazs

Flower Blossom at Haagen Dazs

Flower Blossom and Paradise are pretty much variations of the same concoction. While one is a crunchy waffle basket of vanilla, strawberry, coffee and chocolate ice-cream, raspberry and mango sorbet dressed with hot fudge and raspberry sauce, the other is a mountain of flat waffles dripping with chocolate sauce.

Paradise at Haagen Dazs

Paradise at Haagen Dazs

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No more manic Mondays. Go phoenix-ing and get yourself a makeover.

So, my friend Kavisha had been telling me to try out the Makeover Mondays at High Street Phoenix. It’s a tricky situation suggesting a makeover to someone. The idea isn’t always well received. The implications far outweigh the intentions. Anyway, I thought I’d pamper myself on Valentine’s Day and off I went. At High Street Phoenix, you have a lot of shopping brands. Just so you don’t drop after you shop, beauty brands participate with some exciting offers. It’s a pretty simple process. On the first Monday of every month, you register yourself at the Makeover Mondays kiosk in the courtyard. In exchange, they give you coupons that you can redeem all through the day. What did I have in store? Continue reading