Cat Café Studio – A café for ‘Coffee with Cats’

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Cat Café Studio – A café for ‘Coffee with Cats’

I am going to have coffee with cats. Will you come along?” My daughter asked me.

What!” I wondered aloud. Till now I had heard only about ‘Koffee with Karan’, but when she said something like coffee with cats, I wasn’t sure if I had heard it right.

 

The cat at home keeps a constant watch on me and two more in the society stalk me for food the moment they see me. And, you want me to go to some place to have coffee with some more cats?” I asked her.

Not paying much heed to my questions, my daughter urged me to join her. Though it didn’t make much sense to me, yet I agreed and we reached the Cat Café Studio in Andheri.

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Cat Cafe Studio

At the first glance, it looked like a small, cosy place.  We stepped inside the corridor. Right at the entrance lying down on the floor was a huge Labrador dog, who raised his head once, looked sheepishly at us, and then continued to doze. We saw a counter at one end; there was a small café along the corridor.

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Savor fine dining experience at these five places

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Savor fine dining experience at these five places

Fine dining is an occasional treat for most people. ~ Rene Redzepi

Having great food in an exceptional restaurant in the company of our loved ones is an experience that most of us cherish. Last month, I had met up with my college classmates for our silver jubilee alumni meet. It was an out and out fun experience sitting out in sunshine and dining with old classmates at a club resort in Delhi, while recalling the memories of our college days.

 

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We decided to meet up once each year thereafter in a different city, and so we zeroed in on a few of the finest dining places. Friends, who are now settled in different places suggested their local favourites. So, the list that emerged included some of the finest restaurants in different parts of the world. The top 5 names that came up are as follows.

Woodpecker at Aamby Valley in Maharashtra : Being from Mumbai, I had put forth the name of this stylishly designed world cuisine restaurant, which overlooks a water body, and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

Cloud 9, at Grand Hyatt, Shanghai: This was suggested by a batch mate who had flown in all the way from Shanghai for the alumni meet. The restaurant, located on the 87th floor of the magnificent Jinmao Tower in Shanghai offers a great collection of champagnes and sparkling wines, sweet and savory snacks, and a 360 degree view of the city.

The third name that came up was Aqua Shard, near Tower Bridge in central London. While dining you can enjoy the view of London’s riverside cityscape stretching from Tower Bridge to the London Eye.

The other two in the list included Tresind at Dubai,  famous for its “chaat” platter and “dhokla”,  and Pan Asian at ITC Grand Chola in Chennai , known for its spread of Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and  Thai delicacies

Sometimes such indulgences may seem redundant, particularly at times when one is financially stretched. But there’s no reason to constrain yourself if you manage your finances well in a way that allows you for such fine experiences.

One such smart investment method is to opt for a SIP investment plan, which requires you to invest a certain sum of money every month in a mutual fund over a period of time, thus inducing a disciplined approach to investment. Furthermore, if you increase your SIP amount by 5% – 10 % every year, you can amass a substantially higher corpus after 10 years.  Needless to say that one should look at some of the top SIP plans to choose from. Sabse Important Plan by Birla Sun Life is one such SIP mutual fund which can be counted among the best mutual funds for SIP.

By investing regularly, not only do you keep up with the rising inflation, but you also do not have to compromise on your choice of lifestyle and can celebrate happy occasions in the best of the places, with your loved ones.

Dreaming after all is a form of planning.” Gloria Steinem

Café Mojo – A cool hangout in Mumbai

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Café Mojo – A cool hangout in Mumbai

 

A weekend clears away the rust of the whole week.

Come Friday, and I start looking forward to the weekend ahead to break the monotony of the week. As much as I love to explore new places, but what usually happens is that I and my husband often end up going to the same places over and over again. So much so that at times I yearn for a change from the places that we usually hang out in during the weekends. Last weekend a change came in form of an invite to an exclusive dinner for bloggers at Café Mojo.

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Take on the summer at Café Coffee Day

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In the sweltering summer heat
How we pine for a cool retreat!
Some savory cold drinks
To beat the scorching heat!!
Frosty beverage treats
Punches and Smoothies
Topped with refreshing cream
To bring in a wintery feel –
Watermelon, lychee,
Strawberries, tiramisu,
and apple tangy green!!
Now, what are we waiting for?
It’s time to rush in…

Where? 

To  your nearest CCD – >

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Double Tree by Hilton, Goa: Hotel Review

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Double Tree by Hilton, Goa: Hotel Review

Some places have their own set of energy, it is so unique to those places only, and Goa is one of them. The moment you land you are charged up.

Says my blogger friend Nihar Pradhan. 

Back from a short vacation in Goa, I was smitten by the beauty of the place in the monsoon, which shows up in my posts Goa in the Monsoon and Going around GoaI couldn’t have agreed more with him.

In these two posts, I have written about churches, temples, plantations, aquarium, beaches and forts, and even about a haunted place. What I also wanted to jot down was a review of the hotel where we had put up during our stay. So here it is.

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