THE SHOW MUST GO ON: LUX Style Awards announces nominations in 28 categories

The LUX Style Awards office announced nominations in 28 categories this week for the year 2019. Nominations in the categories of Fashion, Film, Music, and Television were announced for the 19th LUX Style Awards.

 

Due to the pandemic, the voting with the jurors for the four categories was conducted online, and overseen by auditors, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

 

Earlier this year, the LUX Style Awards team had announced a postponement of the annual event and pledged to support those in the entertainment and fashion industry impacted the most by the on-going pandemic. LSA redirected show funds and partnered with the Akhuwat Foundation, to support the impacted members of these industries.

 

Asima Haq,  Director, Beauty and Personal Care at Unilever Pakistan says, “Conceived 20 years ago as a platform focused on celebrating and promoting the entertainment and fashion industries of the country, the LUX Style Awards are considered the epitome of glamour in Pakistan. Earlier this year, we took a call to redirect funds to support those who have worked tirelessly to make LSA the legacy that it is today. Through this decision, we were able to support some of the groups in the entertainment industry that were worst impacted by the pandemic.

However, keeping up with the LSA vision of honoring and recognizing exceptional work in the fields of fashion, music, television and drama, we will be awarding the coveted LSA trophies to the winners this year.”

 

The LUX Style Awards is an annual event held to honour the best in the fields of Fashion, Film, Music and television. The winners for the 19th LUX Style Awards will be announced in a befitting virtual ceremony later this year.

 

Lux Style Awards 2020

 

 

Nominations listed in alphabetical order

 

Category: Fashion

 

Model of the Year (Female)

 

  1. Alicia Khan
  2. Fahmeen Ansari
  3. Farwa Kazmi
  4. Mushk Kaleem
  5. Zara Abid (posthumous)

 

Model of the Year (Male)

 

  1. Aimal Khan
  2. Champ Imi
  3. Hasnain Lehri
  4. Shahzad Noor
  5. Waleed Siddiqui

 

Achievement in Fashion Design – Pret

 

  1. BeechTree
  2. Generation
  3. Miraka by Misha Lakhani
  4. Sania Maskatiya
  5. Zaha by Elan

 

Achievement in Fashion Design – Luxury Pret

 

  1. Ali Xeeshan
  2. Husain Rehar
  3. Misha Lakhani
  4. Sana Safinaz
  5. Sania Maskatiya

 

Best Menswear Designer

 

  1. Emran Rajput
  2. Ismail Farid
  3. Munib Nawaz
  4. Republic by Omer Farooq
  5. Sania Maskatiya

 

Achievement in Fashion Design – Bridal

 

  1. Ali Xeeshan
  2. Faraz Manan
  3. House of Kamiar Rokni
  4. Sana Safinaz
  5. Shehla Chatoor

Best Fashion Photographer

 

  1. Alee Hassan
  2. Ashna Khan
  3. MHM Studio
  4. Rizwan ul Haq
  5. Shahbaz Shazi

 

Best Hair & Makeup Artist

 

  1. Fatima Nasir
  2. Qasim Liaqat
  3. Saima Bargfrede
  4. Shammal Qureshi at Toni & Guy (North Pakistan)
  5. Sunil Nawab

 

Best Emerging Talent

 

  1. Asad Bin Javed for Photography
  2. Maha Tahirani for Female Model
  3. Natasha Zubair for Photography
  4. Sachal Afzal for Male Model
  5. Zara Ali for Photography

 

Category: Film

 

Best Film

 

  1. Baaji – Produced by Saqib Malik at Page 33 Films
  2. Laal Kabootar – Produced by Hania Chima and Kamil Chima
  3. Parey Hut Love – Produced by Asim Raza at The Vision Factory Films
  4. Ready Steady No! – Produced by Hisham Bin Munawar
  5. Superstar – Produced by Momina Duraid at MD Productions

 

Best Film Director

 

  1. Asim Raza for Parey Hut Love
  2. Hisham Bin Munawar for Ready Steady No!
  3. Kamal Khan for Laal Kabootar
  4. Mohammad Ehteshamuddin for Superstar
  5. Saqib Malik for Baaji

 

Best Film Actor (Viewer’s Choice & Critics Choice)

 

  1. Ahmed Ali Akbar for Laal Kabootar
  2. Nadeem Baig for Superstar
  3. Rashid Farooqui for Laal Kabootar
  4. Salman Shahid for Ready Steady No.
  5. Sheheryar Munawar for Parey Hut Love

 

 

Best Film Actress (Viewer’s Choice & Critics Choice)

 

  1. Amna Ilyas for Baaji
  2. Mahira Khan for Superstar
  3. Mansha Pasha for Laal Kabootar
  4. Maya Ali for Parey Hut Love
  5. Meera for Baaji

 

Best Playback Singer (Film)

 

  1. Ali Sethi for Bekaraan from Superstar
  2. Ali Tariq for Behka Na
  3. Jabbar Abbas for Jugart
  4. Mai Dhai for Raag Murli
  5. Zeb Bangash for Gudi Wang

 

 

 

Category: Music

 

Singer of the Year

 

  1. Ali Pervaiz for Unkahi
  2. Ali Sethi for Chaandani Raat
  3. Haadia Hashmi for Bol Hu
  4. Saakin for Aj Sik Mitraan Di
  5. Shehroze Hussain for Qurbaan

 

Song of the Year

 

  1. Late Night by Shamoon Ismail from Brown Sugar
  2. Raavi by Sajjad Ali from Raavi
  3. Resistance by Abdullah Siddiqui from Resistance
  4. Sitaaron se Aagay by Abbas Ali Khan featuring Lalarukh
  5. You and I by Saba Jaswal featuring Abdullah Siddiqui

 

Best Emerging Talent

 

  1. Ali Hasan for Chaaraasaazi
  2. Hassan & Roshaan for Savera
  3. Nimra Gilani for Zindagi Tamasha Bani
  4. Producers Hamad Khan & Sohaib Lari for Big Foot Music
  5. Zain Ali & Zohaib Ali for Ali Haiderium

 

 

 

Category: TV

 

Best TV Play

 

  1. Aangan – HUM TV
  2. Cheekh – ARY Digital
  3. Ishq Zah e Naseeb – HUM TV
  4. Meray Paas Tum Ho – ARY Digital
  5. Ranjha Ranjha Kardi – HUM TV

 

 

Best TV Director

 

  1. Farooq Rind for Ishq Zah e Naseeb
  2. Kashif Nisar for Inkaar
  3. Kashif Nisar for Ranjha Ranjha Kardi
  4. Muhammad Ehteshamuddin for Aangan
  5. Nadeem Baig for Meray Paas Tum Ho

 

 

Best TV Best Actor (Viewer’s Choice & Critics Choice)

 

  1. Bilal Abbas for Cheekh
  2. Humayun Saeed for Meray Paas Tum Ho
  3. Imran Ashraf for Ranjha Ranjha Kardi
  4. Rehan Sheikh for Inkaar
  5. Zahid Ahmed for Ishq Zah e Naseeb

 

Best TV Actress (Viewer’s Choice & Critics Choice)

 

  1. Ayeza Khan for Meray Paas Tum Ho
  2. Iqra Aziz for Ranjha Ranjha Kardi
  3. Saba Qamar for Cheekh
  4. Sajal Ali for Aangan
  5. Yumna Zaidi for Inkaar

 

Best Play Writer

 

  1. Faiza Iftikhar for Ranjha Ranjha Kardi
  2. Hashim Nadeem for Ishq Zah-e-Naseeb
  3. Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar for Meray Paas Tum Ho
  4. Sarwat Nazir for Khaas
  5. Zafar Mairaj for Inkaar

 

Best Original Sound Track (TV)

 

  1. Ishq Zah-e-Naseeb by Naveed Nishad
  2. Kaisa hai Naseeba by Zeb Bangash
  3. Khaas by Natasha Baig
  4. Ramz-e-Ishq by Shani Arshad
  5. Ranjha Ranjha Kardi by JB Sisters/Rahma Ali

 

Best Emerging Talent

 

  1. Haroon Shahid for Do Bol
  2. Naimal Khawar for Ana
  3. Saheefa Jabbar Khatak for Beti
  4. Shees Gul for Meray Paas Tum Ho
  5. Usman Mukhtar for Ana

Karachi Eat 2020 – Top 20 picks to look forward to this year at #KhiEat20

Karachi Eat 2020  is just a day away and we all are excited. Baap of all the food festivals is back. Like every year, it’s getting bigger and better than the previous one. Last year’s 90 eateries are now 115 this year.  More options to have more food , means more confusion in what to pick and what not to pick? I was part of Karachi Eat Official Jury this time and trust me it was not an easy task to pick these 115 from more than 300 plus eateries.

10th, 11th & 12th are the dates Karachi Eat 2020 is taking place at Beach view Park. While writing this I am thinking about all the star dishes I had during the jury session for #KhiEat20. Man! I am salivating already.

Karachi Eat 2020 – My Picks this year

So I am all set to spill the beans . All the eateries mentioned below raised the bar a lil high for me during the #KhiEat20 tasting, one way or an other. Mostly it was taste though. Oh and these tastings made me gain 10 kgs in a month. So you can see how good the food could be. Feel free to give your suggestion, or your feedback at the comments section below. The list is not in any order, its just that which ever I recalled first while typing this.

 

1.The Brownie Wizard.

The Brownie wizard is an online eatery who are satisfying people’s sweet tooth. Intertwining flavor and textures into sensational dessert is their specialty. They have got amazing brownies, something you wont stop yourself from. One of the best baked brownies I have had so far, and they have different flavours. Catch them at Karachi Eat 2020. Their Star dish is Brookvich . Catch them at stall 11

2. Tikyani

How can we miss biryani when it comes to any feast, any festival? But what if the Biryani gets a fusion with an other of your favorite desi thing, Tikka. Tikyani is the combination of Tikka and Biyrani,  and its not like the one available at saddar near passport office, where they put tikka on top of biryani. The taste is already infused in it. Dont believe me, you must try this.  My verdict during tasting was 9/10. They are at stall 17.

Tikyani - Tikka and Biryani

 

3. Churrosity.

Delicious, Crispy and fresh. The Churros which left everyone craving for more is coming back to Karachi Eat, and this time with a special twist. Apart from the sweet churros which they are expert in , they are bringing savory churros too.  They are calling it Hot Dog Churros, and trust me it was an amazing thing. I loved it and would suggest you guys to give it a try too. I will be having these all three days. find them on stall 24

Hot Dog Churros

 

4. Saydayz

Specialists in homemade exquisite gelatos are coming back to the Karachi Eat and this time they have got Strawberry Banan Surprise. Although you can see the picture here, I am not going to reveal the name. That you need to check at their stall at Karachi Eat. They are on stall 68

Saydz Starwberry banana surprise Karachi Eat 2020

 

5. Prime 109- Smoke House

Prime 109 is a classic steakhouse with a modern twist, featuring the finest prime beef cuts, poultry, chops & seafood. What amazed me was the line of burgers they are introducing for Karachi Eat. I tried their Mississippi short rib burger which was exquisite both in taste and texture. Catch them at stall 75 and give this a try.

Mississipe short rib burger by Prime 109 steak house

 

 

6. Mamu’s Seafood & Grill.

Karachi is all cold this Eat, and its getting nippier in the evening. Best season to enjoy seafood. Mamu’s Seafood and grill are bringing in the best. A range of fish and prawns, both spicy and regular. I throughly enjoyed munching at the prawns during  jury, ( not a fish fan though) . You guys can check them too. They are on stall 84

Spicy prawns for Karachi Eat 2020

7. Muokata.

Muokata which started as MYOD – MAKE YOUR OWN DRINK the idea gained popularity among-st youth and was soon a talk of town. Its coming to Karachi Eat with something really amazing. HunterBeef Swiss Rolls. Those who know me well, knows I am a huge fan of Hunterbeef . Muokata left me craving for more after the jury and since then I am waiting for Khi Eat to have them once again. Try them at stall 67.

Hunter Beef Swiss rolls by Muokata

8. Hobnob

Our childhood bakery is back once again, and this time they have twisted traditions for us. I got to try their exclusive Karachi Eat products and I am looking forward to have them, all three days of Karachi Eat. They have brought a good new range of Gourmet flavors which includes Asian glazed, Pizza , Beef with Pineapple salsa and last is sour cream and onion. My personal favourite is sour cream and onion and if you get that warm, you gonna love it more. Dont forget to try them .Hobnob's special treat for Khi Eat 2020

 

 

9.  Khichdi Express

Ever thought of going to a festival and having khichdi there. Na, bhai na, mai ny tou nai soucha tha but this is going to happen. I loved this Khichdi thaal by Khichdi Express during the tasting and I am looking forward to have them again. Its not only the khichdi which comes in thaal, but bhigarey bengan, fried bhindhi ( lady finger), and Fried Alou along with tamater chatni and achaar. Matlb parh k edho mazo ayo edho mazo ayo k adadho mazo ayo. Dont forget to give this a try, stall 96 it is.

Khichdi Thaal being served at Karachi Eat 2020

10. Wah Paratha

Breaking free from the mainstream parathas and wraps, this eatery is bringing us parathas which are absolutely oil and ghee free. ( Meri Maa ny bht khush hona hai ye Parh kar).  Tasty , yet healthy, Yehi tou hum sub chahtey thy.. I had tried their various parathas and all were equally good and healthy.  Give them a try if you are looking forward to some healthy cheatmeal. They are serving on stall 35.

Colzone Paratha by Wah Paratha

11. Chopions

Chopions serving the champian champein are the stall I am looking forward to raid on. They had brought scrumptious champein and I am craving from them already. They can be found on stall 87 serving piping hot chops.

Champein by chopions

12. Kuiya

Kuiya is coming back to Karachi Eat with their exclusive Namak  Pyare, yes you read it right. NAMAK PYARE, its a twist on namak parey with olives , and sauces. You will forget Nachos and gonna love this. They are also bringing Sweet version of this with Gelato on that. Have these pyare pyare Namak Pyare at stall 38.

Namak Pyare coming from Kuiya

13. Munching Merchant

Munching Merchant is going to serve you something different. This food blogger is bringing the original Vada Pau with amazing homemade Ghaati Masala (Dry chatni made up of different ingredients) and some Green spicy chatni.

Munching Merchant is ensuring top-notch taste, quality and hygiene by preparing everything at home ( intrigued much! yes, even me too). I am really looking forward to having this again at Karachi Eat, Stall 86. So Be there!

Vada Pau by munching merchant

 

14. Red Volks

They had amazing presentation at Karachi Eat 2o2o Food Jury and I loved what they brought. Chargrilled Veel Chops served with corns was Yummm. I am looking forward to have them again at Karachi Eat 2020 . They are on stall 77

Chargrilled veel chops By red Volks

15. Caramelt

Lotus is in these days, and every eatery is trying to sell on the Lotus but a few are getting the spot. Caramelt is bringing you Japanese pancakes along with strawberries ( Haye I love berries) and Lotus. They tasted good during the tastings and I am looking forward to them at Khi Eat too. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Stall 37.

Caramelt Japanese pancakes

 

 

16. Zeytin

Well, you are at a food festival and you must be trying different cuisine. To add to the list is Zeytin, a newly opened Turkish Eatery in Karachi. They are coming to Karachi Eat 2020 with their Turkish chef who is bringing some delicacies of Turkey. You can have the Turkish taste at stall 71 .

 

Pida by zeytin

17. Fatso

Although it names like a cafe but its something coming from home . Yes Home made khana coming to Karachi Eat. I loved their Dum Ka Qeema, which is their star dish for Karachi Eat as well. Apart from this they had mirchoun ka salan and home made parathas for the tasting which were equally good. Give them a try too at Stall 20

Dum ka qeema available at karachi eat 2020

18. Ganache by Ruby

Ganache by Ruby is been there for a decade now serving the amazing desserts to Karachites. This time they are bringing s’mores in jars. I absolutely loved then during the tasting and had the entire chat despite I am not allowed to have more meetha.  Looking forward to try other desserts of theirs on Karachi Eat . Lets see How does that unfolds. Find them at stall number 12

S'mores in Jars at Karachi Eat 2020

19. Yoshi’s

Yoshi is a new addition in Karachi’s eatery scenes and they become favorite  very soon. This Asian comfort food is coming to Karachi Eat for the first time and bringing all their scrumptious ones. Korean Fried Chicken is the winner , every day and I am looking forward to have them there too. Those who havent had Yoshi’s yet, its time to have them. Check them at stall 50

Asian Comfort Food Korean fried chicken for Karachi Eat 2020

20. The Social Hub

The Social Hub is back again. After the success of Gol gappa shots they are bringing something new. Taco Chaat ( doesnt this sound exciting). Well it tasted amazing too. Although their would be some other amazing chaat available at Karachi Eat but you guys should try having chaat with tacos. You might find me at Karachi Eat roaming around this one for the gol gappa shots, chai and chat and chai and chai and chai. No no, this wasnt error, thats how much I like chai. Stall 113 it is guys.

Taco chat by The social hib exclusively for Karachi Eat 2020

21. Cafe Ujala ( Special mention)

This one is a special mention and I would urge everyone to pay visit to this stall. Cafe Ujala is an initiave by Uajala, a school for special needs children. These amazing children would be at stall and would be serving you the dishes and taking money from you. A special training for them to fight big battles in future. They are serving Oreo Cookie Shots, S’mores, Mint Lemonade  and Party on hawksbay.
“Eat a little, help a lot” is something we should be doing for these.They are on stall 94.

Oreo shots by Cafe Ujala of Special needs children Karachi Eat 2020

 

These above mentioned are my top picks, and it wasnt an easy task to pick these. Ya tou mai janta hun ya mera khuda janta hai k kitni mushkil sy 115 mai sy ye select kiye hain. So if you guys try them and think they were worth it, do let me know , and if dont  even then too.  See you guys at Karachi Eat 2020 as I will be there all three days as

 

 

 

IHIG and PIA Partner to Promote PM Vision on Tourism

International Hospitality Investment Group and Pakistan International Airlines signed a memorandum to promote tourism in Pakistan and to deliver the vision of PM Imran Khan. PIA CEO Air Marshal Arshad Mahmood Malik, Chairman IHIG-UK Mr. Alun Richards, and CEO IHIG-PAK Mr. Noorul Asif graced the signing ceremony conducted at IHIG house Karachi.

The IHIG and PIA partnership is aimed at boosting the potential of tourism in Pakistan in a way that will have deliver long-lasting benefits. Through this alliance, all business and economy executive class passengers of PIA will be entitled to a complimentary stay at any of IHIG’s properties that are located in Naran, Bhurban, and Balakot. “Our intention is to have thousands of influential people experience the breathtaking beauty of Pakistan.

These visitors will post their experiences on social media which will encourage their circle of friends to visit Pakistan as well” said Noorul Asif. IHIG Pakistan is a subsidiary of IHIG-UK; headquartered in London. It started operations in Pakistan by investing millions of dollars in the hospitality sector. It offers Pakistanis a chance to become Vacation Owners which makes family vacations affordable both locally and internationally, through its family vacation product “Happily”. While speaking to the press, Alun Richards reiterated his strong resolve “to promote tourism in Pakistan.

This major step IHIG is taking shows our commitment to support and develop tourism in Pakistan by delivering world-class offers in the field of hospitality.” He further added that “our effort is focused on bringing the world to this beautiful country which has world’s tallest peaks. God has gifted this country with natures best beaches, forests, mountains and lakes. Pakistan has a long and storied history and culture that will attract tourists from all over the world. Thanks to this strong collaboration with PIA we are continuing to move rapidly in the right direction.” On this occasion PIA CEO Air Marshal Arshad Malik stated,

“PIA is committed to facilitating its passengers. We are actively working to make alliances with different private sector companies to provide maximum benefits to our passengers. PIA is happy to work with IHIG because this will help introduce the world to the color and season of Pakistan. We need to show to the world our beauty, our culture, our resilience, our hospitality, and our tolerance. This is the first time in the history of Pakistan that a vacation ownership company and an airline have joined hands to provide exclusive benefits to travelers.

Server4Sale To Launch 360 Security Services And Free Web Hosting At ITCN Asia 2019 #S4SITCN

Server4Sale has become the first Pakistani web hosting and web security service provider to offer free web hosting to entrepreneurs, start ups, digital aficionados (bloggers/influencers), SMEs and students. Mr. Munaf Majeed, Technical Director S4S said, “We want to empower youth as they are bustling with creative and unique ideas. I am sure if they are provided with convenience and ease of cyber-security and reliable web hosting they will be able to concentrate single-mindedly on what they do best.

Server 4Sale is amongst the most reliable and reputed webhosting and security service providers. Server4Sale aka S4S is providing services to local and international established brands and entrepreneurs like State Bank of Pakistan, State Life Insurance, Paracha Exchange, Muslim Commercial Bank and Allied Bank Limited etc. Cyber security is a very serious and critical issue which needs attention. Websites are attacked by malware frequently and businesses which are affected lose the reputation and revenue.

Server4Sale will be participating in ITCN Asia 2019 and will launch a 360 degree security service which will offer website security, website hosting, backup, maintenance and update. S4S provides 30 day back up to all its customers. Mr. Munaf of these services he added “Server4Sale always keeps its customers’ satisfaction and relaxation in mind and keep striving to achieve secure and protected website experience for customers.”Majeed also said, “Cyber security is one of the biggest threat that is out there and it needs to be fought vigilantly. A small mistake can put the reputation and revenue of the business at stake.

Mr. Munaf Majeed aims to provide 100% web security to businesses. Commenting on the launch

Marhaba Ramzan! A must Iftar affair at before it ends.

Marhaba Ramzan is one Iftar affair, I am in truly in love with. So I went for an Iftar at Beach Luxury Hotel, and I was amazed to see the open air set up for the iftar, right next to the beach front. It was a grandeur set up done at Beach luxury hotel for Marhaba Ramzan Iftar.

The only thing I regret was the traffic I got to reach there, and I reached there just a bit before iftar and couldn’t enjoy the proper sunset, but my regret was no longer there after seeing the setup and the variety they had been offering.

So the Iftar had a whole Chaat station, where you can make your own chaat, and this was something new to me, I literally loved it. I am not a big fan of fried items (anymore) in iftar, that’s why I love these kinda items.

people were picking their favorite items to make their plates ready before iftar. I took a round of all the food options available there and made myself a bowl of Chaat, and other condiments. Drinks were already there at the table. We broke our fast, did the 1st round of food and then I needed chai. Luckily we had the proper pakki hui chai, (the pathan one ) available at Beach Luxury Hotel. I had 2 cups, coz ek tou much needed, and 2ndly, Kya zaiqa tha, maza agaya

Next was the main course, now there were so many choices from Fish to katakat, pineapple chicken to teriyaki beef. What to eat , and what not to eat. I tried to have a bite or two from each and everything. Pineapple chicken was yum, and so was katakat. Other items were good too but I was too full to have anything else.

There was a dessert bar as well, which I only saw and couldnt have anything coz ek tou diabetes dusra pait mai gunjaish nai. By the way, 2nd option is more appropriate coz I keep on doing the bad parhezi , as usual.

My verdict of Marhaba Ramzan


If you are looking forward to having something good and in a peaceful environment with your friends and family. During these last few days of Ramzan, I would suggest to go and try Beach Luxury’s Marhaba Ramzan. It’s not that expensive and its an experience you would love to have, and you would get a free boat ride as well. So what are you waiting for?



Avari Towers’ Asia Live Iftar after 2 years

I got a chance to have iftar at Avari Towers’ Asia live after 2 years. I was looking forward to have the same taste and quality I used to have here before leaving Pakistan. Quickly coming back to how was the food. Ooh lala , mama mia, I loved being back here.

Iftar at Avari Towers’ Asia Live


Coming to the food, everything was there, you name it and they had it . For Iftar, each and everything, you would ask for, was present. I loved the Dahi phulki and chana chat, Palak kay pakorey. There were a different type of dates available too and man, these are the only dates I am wild about.

Dinner at Avari Towers’ Asia Live


Round 2 was dinner, Although, jazbat mai we were already were filled with iftar coz why not. so I had to take a good 5 minutes to walk to go to the dinner section. Avari Towers’ Asia Live, has always so many options that you get confused. Kya Kya Khayein? Beef Biryani is my weakness, so I had to have that. There was lamb along with rice too, and that tasted Yuuuummmmm. Moving ahead with other dishes, the noticeable thing along with all Pakistani dishes was Sushi. I mean aahhhmmaazing, Koun krta hai aessyy, ek ticket mai do mazey.

Salads & drinks

Not only the food but the salad station was quite huge, with so many options to pick and leave. I especially the love options of picking your favorite cheese, amongst the others. For a moment I wanted to be Jerry from Tom & Jerry.

Did I mention the kind of sharbat we get there during Iftar and then dinner? Lal Sharbat is the compulsory one, but other than that we had sandal and mint lemonade. All of them were refreshing and energizing.

Dessert

Last but not least, the gigantic dessert bar. For 5 minutes I was just standing there and wanted to eat all of that. but thanks to my diabetes, I had to be very careful. I Laauved every item of it, especially the cakes.

Verdict

Well well well, I would say, its a must try if you are looking for quality and quantity at one place. It’s 3195 plus tax per person, and you still have time to go and try it. Just make sure, you have enough appetite to have all this, coz I wasn’t able to try all the things on the buffet. I wanted more, but my tummy was Like, bus bhai bus, zaida baat nai chief saab, ab aur koi cheez ka sawal nai cheif saab.

Experiessence! An organic Experience or just another soap?

Remember, sometime in the last week of Feb 2019, I shared an Image on my Instagram about receiving a PR package. The Experiessence soaps I posted and I said I would review them in 10 to 15 days. Guess what? I was wrong. I couldn’t review them in 10 days. It required more time to get my hands on experience with these organic soaps. Now since I have given enough time to both of them, I guess I am ready to share my 2 cents on them. I will be dividng the review in small segments talking about each thing .

Shape and packaging of Experiessence.

The organic soaps from Experience come in different shapes and forms, Some of them are so beautiful that you won’t even want to use them. Rather you would want them to put on the corner table as a decor element. The soaps came in these cute small tulles net fabric, perfect if you want to give it to someone.

Experiessence soap

Candy Soap & Honey Lime Salt

So, i had received two soaps. Candy soap and Honey Lime salt. Candy soap has avocado and grape seed oil. It consists of skin nutrients to brighten, lighten & nourish! Grape seed oil soothes the skin and Avacado oil boosts the collagen, delays aging, softens skin and effective to reduce any skin inflammation and blackhead control

Experiessence candy soap

Honey lime salt soap is best to cleanse impurities, such as pimples and acne, from the skin while also improving the blood circulation for that extra glow

My verdict on Experiessence !

It took me a lot of time to finally come on the verdict. The review, was due in 15 days. I had to delay it and use the soaps properly to write anything about them.

The Candy soap wins the contest, at least for me. I loved the fragrance of the soap as well as the color too. I cant really say about age delaying on only one soap bar, but the blackheads are seemingly in control with its use. My skin feels good, and I do find it soft than before. in short, I find my skin doing better than before, after I stopped using my regular facewash and started using this.

Honey Lime salt, the only thing I dont like about it was its fragrance, but I guess, I cant do anything about it, since its the natural smell. I was getting acne lately, and use of this soap, actually helped me in eliminating that. Glow is surely there on my skin ( you guys can see my recent pics and videos ) . Overall , its good to go.

Do I recommend the Experiessence?

Well, certainly yes, its a good to go product for me. I surely recommend it. But, there is a thing about it. Do not expect the result with in a week. You need to use this for atleast 3 weeks to get visible results. Thats why it took me time to write this. What more I can say, you need to experience it too.

Sultan The Royal Eatery! Royal Experience? Lets Find out

The day has started on a very slow note, and by lunchtime, I was bored to death. To brighten up my day, I called my Food Monster buddy the next building. Less than5 minutes, and we were already off to explore something new. Well, at least to me. We ended up at Sultan The Royal Eatery, at Tipu Sultan road. Running through the streets we reached there in our lunch time and well, It looked good on outside.

Lets get inside Eatery. 1 2 3 Go !

The interior of the place is done quite artistically, I like the paintings on the walls, the colour schemes used in for the decor, the placing of tables and the centre stand where they place crockery before serving on the table. The only thing I would want over here would be a little more lightening. I would want some more light, not only for the good photographs but also for the ambience to look more lively and pleasant. I am saying this as I have seen the potential of getting good pictures there . ( Cant help noticing the place for my pics coz I am my favourtie)

Sultan The Royal Eatery! Let’s chec

Since, we were too hungry, we couldn’t help ordering a lot. For Starters we had Crispy Beef. In Main course we had variety. We ordered Palak Paneer, Tarragon Chicken, and Bangkok Chilli Chicken. In beverages we had Passion Mojito and fresh Orange Juice and in dessert we had Cream Brulee along with bread pudding with Ice cream . Phew, isnt that too much for two people. Well we were too hungry to think about this.

My Verdict on the food.

CRISPY BEEF – Its nothing like the normal crispy beef you will find the Chinese eateries in the town. It has a fusion of desi taste in it and man , I love this fusion.

TARRAGON CHICKEN was quite a save, it tasted like any other one we get around the town. The next was BANGKOK CHILLI CHICKEN served with the vegetable rice and man, I loved the rice, such khilay khilay, khobsurat chawal, cooked to the perfection.

PALAK PANEER was served with Roghni Nan. I just missed the sight of good chunks of Paneer in Palak paneer which I am used to of. It tasted fine, but improvement can be done which was conveyed to the chef .

Juices were 10 out of 10. Dessert was fine, Cream Brulee was again different from the most available but still, I can eat that 4 5 servings. Bread pudding was a bit hard and different in the look but was find in taste. I like gelato part of it more

What’s next at Sultan The Royal Eatery?

Nothing as of now, but for the next at Sultan The Royal Eatery, i am thinking to take my family for the Sunday brunch as the GM of the branch told us about the brunch, and oh my my, the number of items he has told, that is like a feast.

TNT Cafe! Achi Chai, Acha khana ya phir Sirf hangout ka ek bahana?

TNT cafe is apparently the new kid on the block and honestly, I wasn’t expecting it to be really good ( Coz last two experience of launches were meh ) . Going around the city on Saturday for various events, TNT was our last spot of the day. Want to know, how was TNT Cafe? well keep reading.

The TNT Cafe

Last Saturday, was the launch of this newly established cafe at Bukhari Commercial.he place looks quite small if you go during the day time. The party starts at the evening. The Chairs come out on the plot in from and the screen is set for the PSL screening People gather to shed the tiredness of the entire day over a cup of tea.

Among others, me and 2 other friends were invited at the launch too.. Adeela and Manal , played were the hosts for the night and they were so welcoming. We got ourselves a table, we looked around and saw a great number of audience present at the launch.

Whats the menu?

We were given a long menu to pick whatever we would like to have. Looking at the menu we got confused, as there were so many options. Each and everyone looked better than the previous. After getting enough confused, we called for a lifeline. We asked Adeela, to help us in this, and she suggested we should order the specialties. The idea sounded good, but we needed Chai first. So, we called for Chai, meanwhile, we were looking at the specialties. We had called for their TNT Special Chai.

While , our chai was in preparation, we shortlisted, what we wanted to try. We ordered Lemon Masala Fries, Charsi Tikka, Afghani Boti, Peri Peri p , Shwarma Platter and Nutella paratha. Yup, this is a lot of food, but we were very hungry hoomans and we could have eaten anything at that time.

How’s the Taste?

Chai, as it was served first was quite good ( we couldnt help ourselves having 3 cups each ) . Now coming towards the main food, Lemon Masala Fries were amazing, this was the first time I was having Lemon masala fries and I loved the tangy flavor spiced up with chat masala. The Afghani boti was yum, perfectly tender and juicy to the perfection. Loved munching on that. Charsi Tikka was equally spicy and delicious. The chicken was quite soft and was easy to eat in bites.

Verdit on TNT

Since I take my tea very seriously, I would surely recommend this place for the tea and the charsi tikka and Afghani boti. In Short, This place has my vote for them. For sure, I got a new place to hang out with my friends. Looking forward to more outings at TNT cafe.

Sals The Eatery! Sasta, Sundar, Tikkaou, Just the way I want it.

When Foodies go on the loose, they need something to be fulfilling the hunger . Also something to satisfy the craving of trying something new, scrumptiously deliciously Finger licking good. Ok, that was too much but hey, something near to that. Went to Sals the Eatery, to enjoy something from their menu during our lunch time coz khappa is a must.. ( Jee haan, review scene hai )
Sals the eatery, is a relatively a new kid on the block. Whereas I had seen them on coke Fest, but didn’t get a chance to try them.( Pait itna bhar chuka tha k jaga nai thi).  So today was the day to try that out.

Sals the eatery!

We reached there by the lunchtime, and ordered, mac n Cheese with a twist, Burgerzilla, and Holy Smoke.
Meanwhile, they were preparing our order, we were learning the menu by heart. Also occasionally looking around to admire the nice, cozy interior of Sals the eatery. ( Minus the time, we were taking stupis selfies and doing our photoshoot)

Mac n Cheese with a twist!

Mac n Cheese, with a brand new twist.

Food didnt take much time in getting ready, ( itni Jaldi tou aj kal kay larkey bhi tyar nai hotey). The first one to come and say Hi to us was Mac n Cheese with a twist. When I say twist, it actually was a twist. I guess, Mac n cheese had a recent tour to one of our Fashion shows and upgraded the style. Actually, While they were serving that, I ended up saying ” Bhai, humny tou ye patty order nai ki thi“. The smile I got on that was enough to tell me, Boss Bhand mar diya hai.

Well, you can see in the picture, why would I have said that. Ab mai terha Masoom sa foodie. I had not the slightest idea That mac and cheese can be upgraded to this look. Never the less, it tasted really nice. The only thing I felt was that it was Mac n Cheese has gone way too Calorie conscious with this new sleek look as the cheese content was a bit lil then regular. It gets 8 marks on the Food and plus 1 for the new outfit, making that 9 out of 10.

Holy Smoke!

It could be a perfect scenario, if the burger was served with lots of Smoke and background song. “Sham hai Dhuwan Dhuwan”  but obviously neither I am Ajay Devgan , nor the burger was poornima from Diljale . It was quite a big burger and actually quite loaded. The ingredients were obviously more than just the patty and bun. It had Juicy smoked beef patty which was laid on the bed of iceberg lettuce, topped with Cheese, Smoked beef pepperoni, onion rings and Sals Special BBQ sauce (as they call it ).

In short, Udham cheez Boss. It was actually quite big for an average person to finish it (No, I am not talking about me). Coming towards the taste. Well it actually tantalized my tastebuds. I could taste all the ingredients in that, not a single beat was missing. Spices were to perfection, so is the patty. It was a bit sloppy to eat it, but the experience was cheery. 10 out of 10 goes to this goodly fat baby.

Burgerzilla!

Our last order for lunch was Burgerzilla. As it was served, I couldn’t stop myself saying, “this mammoth must be named Junior Godzilla”. ( Such a blabbermouth I am ) This one was slightly big thenHoly Smoke. It had everything almost same as of Holy Smoke except for the patty was double and pepperoni has been replaced by beef bacon. It was a superb American style and being a chatora one, i would like it to adapt desi culture asap.

The double patty needs a proper technique to be eaten. The technique is that, there is no technique, All you need is to keep your etiquette aside and eat it shamelessly . Since its too Wadeshi for a typical desi like me, I would go for a Purrrfecccctt (Please do this in Madhuri Style) 8.

My verdict

As I mentioned in the main title, Sasta, sundar and tikkaou, Just the way I like it. Its pocket-friendly ( Qasmaay ) , Large portions ( for normal appetite ) and courteous Staff ( Nice souls they are) . Its a cozy place. I am looking forward to visit them sometime soon. Meanwhile You can try this out too . Its situated at Khayaban e Shahbaz