A Royal Weekend @ Rajasthali Resort & Spa

For there are very few places which live up to the expectation they generate on the web. However, I am rather overwhelmed that my latest experience has been very satisfying and delightful. I did considerable research to ensure a royal break over the recently concluded extended weekend and it was during this process that I came across Rajasthali Resort & Spa.

The opulent property is situated much before the main Jaipur city and let me thank the Lord for that. This is a real plus point if one is looking at a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday away from the hustle-bustle of the city. We got premium palace rooms booked for ourselves and were quite happy with what we saw as we got in. The rooms are in excellent shape. I must confess that I absolutely loved the bed in my room- so comforting that it was a task to get me off it. There is much to do within the resort’s vicinity- the fun camel ride, a chance to dip into their pool or relax at their spa. I also loved their lawns, lying on the grass and sometimes doing nothing doesn’t come easily in our very packed-city lives.

The food was good. When in Jaipur, you have to indulge in some serious Laal Maas eating. For those who like the feel of tents, would be impressed with what they have to offer.

As a routine traveler you might want to know if the resort has an electric kettle or a safe in the room- the answer to both is a YES. Also, for those looking for a royal wedding venue, this place deserves consideration!

Here is a peek into some other valuable information:

Sight-seeing I did: Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort

Shopping I did: Skirts and Saris 

Market I went to: Bapu Bazar





IBFW Day 1

India Bridal Fashion Week 2013 is on and we are busy with attending the shows and satiating our fashion cravings.

First day as most of us know saw enough chaos and delay. There was gossip that Kangana Ranaut, the showstopper for JJ Valaya caused the ruckus as a result of being unprofessionally late. However, that is not something we much care about. Let´s see what the first day openers JJ Valaya and Shantanu and Nikhil had to show us.
Starting with JJ Valaya, his collection,‘The Maharaja of Madrid’ drew inspirations from Spain. The show interestingly started with the music of birds chirping in the background and a male model playing a trumpet on a ship that was strategically placed in the middle. This was followed by kathakali dancers in synchronization with another dancer in a red gown who did a Spanish foot tapping dance. The setup and music composition clearly indicated the cultural fusion.
The collection saw use of laces, headgears, coats over sarees, ivory, huge fringes, floral prints and tule. My personal favourite were the blue tule gowns. There was also velvet to be seen like last year. In fact Kabir Bedi who was one of the showstoppers walked the ramp in royal velvet shervani with gold work. The show ended with Kangana Ranaut wearing a floor sweeping lehenga in gold work and paisley patterns. She also spotted a turban adding to the princess like look. 



JJ Valaya with Kabir Bedi and Kangana Ranaut


 The second show was by the stylish duo, Shantanu & Nikhil who with their collection, ´To Die For´, defined the renaissance period with a modern twist. The silhouettes were fresh with the classic opulence of gold work all over. The collection overall reflected femininity and softness. The collection had luxurious gowns, lehenas, anarkalis and all that the bride of today can ask for. My pick from the collection would be the the use of peplum tops over lehengas. The show was closed by Miss Canad, Seher Biniaz who wore a soft blush pink colour evening gown with beautiful use of French Chantilly lace. Image



Shantanu and Nikhil with Miss Canada Seher Biniaz and models