Review: Abana, The Food Cabana

Hey guys!

Today I’m sharing a review with you, and the “thing” in focus is a newly-opened food joint in Delhi NCR (Faridabad, to be precise).

Welcome to Abana, The Food Cabana  😀

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So, this takeaway joint opened just a month ago, and is making waves! Started by a couple of youngsters like you and me (one of them being my best friend ❤ ), Abana has been warmly welcomed by Faridabad!

Abana is a food takeout joint, but you can also eat right there – they have set up a couple of tables and chairs – or simply, in your car like I witnessed.

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With a diverse menu that offers comfort food like Mac-n-Cheese and Belgian Fries, the foodies of Faridabad need not rush to Delhi to satisfy their waffle cravings either 😀

Apart from these treats, Abana is also serving mouthwatering pizza cones and – wait for it – DEEP FRIED OREOS, served with ICE CREAM topped with CHOCOLATE CHIPS *tears up with emotion*

If this doesn’t scream DELICIOUSNESS to you, God bless you!

You can check out the full menu here on Zomato.

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The Chicken Pizza Cone

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The pizza cone was really cheesy (without being gross) and bursting with juicy, flavourful chicken.

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With one of the owners (and my best friend). OF COURSE, we posed with the pizza cone!

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Wondering what to have next

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The Belgian Fries were an excellent choice

It’s safe to say that I loved the fries! The fries were thick (not the crispy kind), but that went well with the cheesy topping. Served with two sauces, it was yum. I loved the garlic mayo way too much and found that Abana makes their own garlic mayo 😀

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The Belgian Fries and the Chicken Tortilla Wrap

Next, I tried the Chicken Tortilla Wrap, but quickly realised that I wasn’t a fan. I found the wrap a little too greasy and a little lacking in flavour. Maybe garlic mayo can fix that? 😉

Also, it was served with salsa and sour cream. The salsa was pretty fresh and zingy, whereas the sour cream was cottony instead of creamy. Hopefully, this will be taken care of, as the admin appreciated the feedback 🙂

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The stuff of legends – the Deep Fried Oreos!

For dessert, I had the Deep Fried Oreos, served with molten (slightly) Vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate chips. To be honest, it was a very rich dessert. But when combined with the ice cream, it simply blew my mind. I really wanted to have more although I was full to bursting extent. :/

To sum it up, Abana is a place I would love to go back to. The food is delectable. The prices range from reasonable to a little steep, but not expensive. AND the quality of food and portion sizes are generous.

And a lovely thing I found – Abana bakes their own pizza cones and nachos. Every thing is made in-house!

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I’ve been to Abana twice now and continue to like the food. I tried the Nutella crepes and the Spicy Chicken Sandwich also, and enjoyed them both!

Visit them at: Number 163, Opposite Community Centre, Sector 14, Faridabad.

Last I heard, they’ve introduced Iced Teas and Pastas. Excited to try them! I’m waiting for more of their Summer Specials 😀

They’re also rolling out the Home Delivery option slowly. For more details, check out Zomato. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

So, have you guys been to Abana, yet?? How was your experience? Do let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

Love from Shruti xx

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Picture by Madhura Bhrushundi | Edited by Me

Let’s Spruce Up!

Hello ladies!

Today I have something different, but exciting for you. Hope you’ll like it! 😉

I’ve realised that being a blogger, I have to be on the lookout for cool new stuff. Today I bring you an online portal which is going to be very helpful to me, and hopefully you will love it, too!

I recently moved to New Delhi from Mumbai. It’s a new house and I’ve been looking for ideas to decorate and furnish my bedroom.

I stumbled upon this website called homify which is full of excellent ideas for home décor.

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Homify is like the pinterest of home décor! 😀

There are many, many categories that you can browse – from the dining space and dressing room to bathrooms!

But today, I am focusing on my bedroom 🙂

According to me, the bedroom is perhaps the most important part of the house. Every part of the house as well as the outdoors are important, but the bedroom is the heart of it. It can reflect who you are and should be your place of comfort and escape!

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I personally don’t like to have a television in the bedroom because then you tend to only watch TV and kinda forget your hobbies like reading, exercise or cooking.

So what do we start the decor with? The color scheme and aesthetics, of course!

You can opt for an exclusive theme / color scheme for your bedroom, or use the same one as the rest of your house. I love a bare look, so I’d go for all white, with well-polished mahogany furniture. I’m not sure about this idea but I’m still putting it out there – a statement wall, that is, one wall of my bedroom should be a rich color, splashed with a lovely pattern and adorned with edgy ornaments. I’m currently dreaming of a combination of a navy blue wall with silver filigree pattern and blackened silver art pieces to add a bohemian touch. I also wish to have a couple of potted plants to make the room feel fresh and vibrant!

After browsing on homify, I also found that they have a number of themes that I really liked, ranging from colonial to vibrant to modern and minimal.

Let’s explore a couple of them, shall we?

Thane Apartment. : Modern bedroom by The design house

 

Master Suite : Modern bedroom by Savio and Rupa Interior Concepts

 

Loft : Minimalist bedroom by GDKdesigns

 

Eclectic style bedroom by Kabaz

 

I hope you found my ideas useful! I’ve been looking for ideas to spruce up my place and make it lively. Do let me know if you have any other ideas 😀

Until next time,

Shruti xx

Guest Post: Adding Subtle Glitter to Outfits!

Hello ladies!

Today, I bring you a guest post from the online apparel store, Indiarush! Indiarush has to share something interesting about wearing glitter. Here goes! 🙂

If you love creativity, this blog post will be very helpful to you! Here are some new tricks of adding glam and glitter to your wardrobe to make it party ready like never before!

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These little tricks will not only save the money that you would have to invest in buying expensive clothes for yourself, but at the same time will also increase your creativity. So, go on and design something new for yourself with the following tricks:

  1. Take up the outfit that you wish to transform and give it a nice little makeover by adding sequined patch of yoke or patti on its sleeves. Even this minute change will enhance the entire appeal of your ensemble and will make it appear new! And if you wish, you can even put the sequined patch on the hemline.
  1. If you do not wish to work hard, you could play it a bit smart! You can go for a dupatta with beautiful sequins booti or motif work with a plain lehenga or salwar suit that you already have. This way, you can smoothly achieve a party ready look without much effort!
  1. While dealing with clothes that have metallic textures and colors, you must carefully choose a contrast of neutral colours like beige, cream, black and grey to come up with the best look! This way, you will be able to balance out a subtle yet shimmery appearance for yourself! You can also do this experiment with your sarees, too!
  1. Go for muted tones of sequin work on garments for getting the glitz and glam in a subtle manner. Always remember that too much glitter and sequins will spoil the ensemble!

I hope this post was helpful to you girls. I’m gonna try out these DIY myself! 😀

Until next time, love from Shruti  ❤

Feeling Fresh and Springy!

Hey lovelies! ❤

It’s been a long break but I shall be more regular now 🙂 Seeing the title of this post, I’m sure you must be thinking about the spring season 😀

It is definitely spring here in Mumbai and today, I’m sharing one of my favourite looks for the season!

A little background: I got this amazing high-low dress from Limeroad a few months ago, styled it and prepared this post. But I can’t believe I forgot to share it with you all 😮

So here goes!

#FromWhereIStand  🙂

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The outfit:

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Details:

I went for minimal makeup (my fav!), with winged liner and bold pink lips. Small black studs, and hair pulled back in a high ponytail. Added my staple leather watch (Tissot) and dog tag chains to complete the look!

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Marilyn moments!

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I let this lovely dress do the talking, and paired it with my neon, printed wedges from ChalkStudio, and a silver metallic sling ❤

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More pictures for you guys!

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This is how the full outfit looked:

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Can’t get over these wedges! ❤

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So what do you guys think? Would you go for this look? I sure enjoyed myself! 🙂

More outfits are coming your way! Stay tuned.

Until then, love from Shruti xx ❤

 Ps. Moving to New Delhi next week! Can’t wait!

Product Review: Lakme Absolut Face Stylist Blush Duos (Pink Blush)

Hello dear readers! ❤

Today I am back with a product review, and it’s from Lakme again 😉

I wanted to try this product since long, so I thought I should review it for you guys too! It is the Lakme Absolut Face Stylist Blush Duos in the Pink Blush shade.

I ordered it from Jabong where it is priced at INR 600/- against the market price of INR 750/- !!

You can order it here 😀

The packaging is nothing fancy, and looks quite compact as seen below. It comes with a small applicator brush which can be travel-friendly only if you carry the whole box 😐

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The brush has really fine hair and is smooth to the touch. But quite honestly, I found it too tiny to be held correctly 😦IMG_20151128_130934906

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Here comes the blush compact:

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Aren’t the colours simply beautiful? 🙂

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So here goes the swatch:

Please note that I prepped my hand before applying the blush, so that the color pops. But I realised that the blush is quite pale and requires a number of strokes for the colour to build up.

Also, the texture of the blush product seems silky, almost like talc. But upon application, it feels chalky 😦

First swatch taken inside the house:

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Second swatch taken in natural light:

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Here’s how it looked on me!

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I know what you’re thinking – where’s the blush?! 😛

But yes, I am wearing it in this picture. It doesn’t play up well despite a number of applications. And I was afraid to add more strokes as I was beginning to look like a flamingo off-camera 😛

My Verdict:

This isn’t a great purchase. I might use it times of need, but I’d advise you to check out some other options too. Also, it wasn’t very visible on my complexion but it might suit fair ladies 🙂

Until next time,

Shruti xx