I can’t believe that it has been 15 years already! I remember when the ITC Sonar building was under construction, there was so much curiosity amongst the general public. That time, Kolkata did not have too many luxury hotels so we were all very excited. My first visit to ITC Sonar took place soon after they launched and it was a visit to Peshawri. For the last 15 years, it has been one of my favorite hotels so I felt really special when the management invited me to be part of their Crystal Anniversary celebration. On this special occasion, ITC Sonar has come up with a range of offers for their patrons. One of them is called 15 Hours Nostalgia where you basically spend 15 hours in the hotel experiencing luxury at its best.
December is always a special month for me. This is the time when my entire family is together, my parents’ anniversary is in December and of course, there are always so many weddings, events and parties to go to. This year, December is extra special because a close friend of mine got married. Before the D Day, some of us went to her place to check out her wedding trousseau and what caught our eyes was her jewellery. She was always fond of traditional designs and for her wedding wanted to go for traditional gold jewellery. She was recommended the brand Alapatt Jewellers who have an online website. Much of the jewellery that my friend bought is actually from their website.
Alapatt Jewellers is a renowned brand that started nearly sixty years back in Kerala. In the late 90’s, they diversified into retail jewellery and now, they have also entered into the online retail jewellery business though the Alapatt Diamonds website. One of the major reasons why my friend went for Alapatt was because she was guaranteed good quality. Alapatt only sells BIS hallmarked Gold jewellery and IGI certified Diamond Jewellery. Besides, all jewellery items offered for sale on the website are checked by the Quality assurance team to ensure that customers get a range of perfectly crafted jewellery curated by their team. I heard that they also offer post sale assistance.
Want a taste of the ‘dum’ style of cooking that is synonymous with Lucknow in our city? Head over to the Square at Novotel Kolkata Hotel & Residences, dig into delicious kebabs and delectable biryanis while mesmerizing Ghazals and enchanting Shayaris play sweet notes for your ears and soul!
I was invited by Novotel for an interaction with chef Abid Qureshi who has flown down from Lucknow specially for the festival and to enjoy his food. In the chef’s words “My menu is rooted in rich royal heritage of India and is a combination of subtle taste where flavors are as varied as India’s climate and as exotic as India’s royal culinary heritage“. Recreating the magic of the spices, Abid Qureshi has carefully handpicked spices and flavors often used in the kitchen of royal families.