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When singer Akriti Kakar tied the knot.

Listening to Akriti Kakar talk about her significant other feels like they’ve been together forever.

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Kalki through the looking-glass

As we entered Amy Billimoria’s House of Design in Juhu, Mumbai, we knew we were not in Kansas anymore. The store exudes a happy feeling. From the décor of the store to the clothes housed within it, we could tell that this was going to be a departure from a traditional bridal makeover.

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Sonam and Paras Modi share their marriage mantra…

We met at a common friend’s wedding in Lonavla, after which we started meeting almost twice a week with friends. We got along like a house on fire; it felt so comfortable talking to each other, it was like we were long lost friends. The initial courtship felt more like a game of hide and seek. We didn’t want to tell people yet as we were still getting to know each other.

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21 May

Top 5 foods for a multi-cuisine buffet

Here's why Asian cuisine is a good option for your wedding buffet; chefs tell us why they titillate our Indian spice-loving taste buds

Tapas

The revolutionaries of bite-sized cuisine—tapas are bar snacks which are perfect for Indian weddings where guests can enjoy their drinks without breaking conversations while eating. The portions are small, served hot and make for great snacks. Examples include patatas bravas , ham coca, garlic prawns, suggests chef HimanshuTaneja, Executive Chef, JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu.

20 May

4 steps to look like a diva

Create a flawless look like Yami Gautam by following these four simple steps

Face

Start by prepping your skin with primer, foundation and concealer in a shade close to your skin tone. If you have beautiful skin like Yami’s with a natural glow to it; enhance it with some light blush. Remember, if someone tells you that you’ve applied your foundation well, it means that you’ve applied too much for them to even notice it. So use it judiciously and blend well.

20 May

4 ways to fight skin breakouts

There is nothing more upsetting than an early-morning acne attack. Here’s how you break up with your oily frenemies

Watch what you eat

Although there isn’t an end-all solution to your acne affliction, modern studies suggest that there are some foods that affect breakouts. Dimple Mirchandani, Founder, Holistic Nutrition, suggests eliminating triggers like high glycaemic foods such as white bread, greasy foods, dairy, grains, sugar, pasta, peanuts and soy among others. “Follow a diet of high fibre foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, foods containing omega-3 fatty acids, while staying hydrated at all times.”

18 May

5 trends in wedding invites

Ravish Kapoor of Ravish Kapoor Wedding Invitations lists the hot trends in sending invitations

Here are some pointers to win your guests over with a thoughtful invitation for your ceremonies. Pick your favourite and make it work.

 

Sleek and simple: While people prefer simplicity in design, they want the invite to wow their guests. Keep it simple with crisp and perfect detailing.

 

18 May

Akriti Kakar’s fun-filled musical wedding

Here's a peek at the fun wedding soirée of singer Akriti Kakar and her beau Chirag Arora in the capital city earlier this year

Their story

Listening to Akriti Kakar talk about her significant other feels like they’ve been together forever. “Chirag and I were acquaintances for almost five to six years, but we only started dating two years ago.”  They met through a common friend, then ran into each other while shopping and soon realised there was something special. “In fact, I was travelling so much for work, we barely met or were in the same city for a long time, but it worked, it didn’t feel like there was any kind of distance between us,” she adds.

16 May

Say yes to gradient eyes

Let your eyes do the talking; learn some quick eye makeup trends to create drama in your look

FOR statement-making eyes, master the trick of seamless gradation. Start with a gradation of two colours, beginning with brown and grading to black, or you can use one colour and gradually grade it into nothing around the edges of the eyes.