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Valentine Alert: Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Thursday

Valentine’s Day is here and lovers around the world are gearing up for the annual celebration of love. This is the day to tell the one, they are on your mind. But there’s a minor glitch.

This valentine may not be the ideal day to plan an over the board romantic date since it falls on Thursday! But don’t let that stop you from showing your partner a good time. Wondering what special can you do on a week day? We have got you some ideas that can make your Valentine’s Day in pink city make the cut. Checkithow !

For married couples and those living in, nothing can beat the intimacy of breakfast in bed. Prepare a healthy meal of things your partner loves. Decorate it nicely on a tray with a good morning note and some coffee or juice. A healthy kick start is best before the cheat meals that await you later in the day.

For those young love birds who live apart, a nice morning walk will suffice. Go to her place, wake her up with a sweet call, tell her to come down and walk along the streets. The fresh morning breeze, chirping of birds and motor sounds of the rising city will make the perfect companions for you two.

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If you can arrange a car, then it’s even better. Take them on a drive to Jal Mahal or along the Central Park, the two prime locations of Jaipur that look absolutely stunning in the morning. Go another mile and take them on a long drive to Nahargarh Fort, watch the sunrise bring the whole city to life which is mesmerizing to watch. Bring a hot insulated mug of coffee and Maggi for a cozy breakfast. Share your food and spend some quality time in quiet together. Go home and come back to drop them off at work. Before they leave, gift them a nice outfit for dinner later in the evening. Don’t let them open the gift until later. Let the anticipation build for good!

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At lunch, arrange for a dessert to be delivered at their desk. Order anything sweet they like. It can be a sweet, a cupcake, cookies or even ice cream. The thoughtful surprise will surely woo them. Add in some fresh flowers as well. Everyone loves a fragrant reminder of love on the most romantic day of the year. She will fall for your gestures over and over when her colleagues swoon over your little surprises!

For later in the evening, plan a happening night at a bar or lounge. Keep it a secret. Tell them to wear the gift you gave them earlier in the morning. Bars and pubs offer some exciting offers on Valentine’s Day for party lovers that you can take advantage of. Make time to browse in advance and book yourself before it’s too late.

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Drink your fill and dance your hearts out with your lover in your arms. Let the party animal in you unleash itself. Have fun, sneak in some spontaneous romantic kisses, make the night count. Most of all, keep it all about both of you.

If you are not the party wild kind, then a quiet dinner at a lavish eatery can make a good choice. The Stag Café opposite Amber Fort is a chic place to eat under the starry sky. Take in the view of the brightly lit Amber Fort along with the intoxicating smells of food and cool night breeze.

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Eating out may seem like a routine for long dating or married couples. So how do you spice it up? Recreate your first date! Take them to the same place, order the same menu and revisit your memories. Take pictures of the night. Make a deal of recreating your outings every once in a while. A cozy dinner at rooftop of your apartment, or the balcony can be a good option as well. Indulge in conversations.

Talk about the time that has passed and the future that awaits. Couples living apart can make a romantic night out of Valentine’s Day by packing take out dinner and going to some open public space to eat. This is good time to talk about your feelings. Say it out! Tell them how you feel. You’ll surprised how well it turns out without the mandatory lavish hangout at a restaurant or bar. After all it’s not the place but the person you are with who makes things special and out of the ordinary, isn’t it?

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Guest Post By: Ankit Jain

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The Gajak Guide For You Crazies, Who, Just Like Us, Had No Idea Which One’s Which.

Winter in Jaipur is usually synonyms with loads of gajak on all those cold nights. And gajak love, for every jaipurite, is undeniably strong. But, I guess we have all faced this nightmare when mom sends us to bring some gajak, and the confusion just over boards our intelligence and wrecks our judgement. Defeated and lost, we come back home empty-handed saying the shop was closed. It doesn’t have to happen ever again, we promise when visiting a gajak shop, just open up this guide and you’re all set.

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Assorted gajaks

It’s a typical categorization after all?

Well, not really. We too felt so, until we went ahead and researched. Well, there a lot more types than we imagined, but you know, they fell more like a parody of the few original types of gajak, so we decided and skipped them, for good.

1 Til– One of the humblest gajaks known to mankind, and it’s better you know there is a til laddu in the options too. So, til, is basically a kind of Superfood, it has enormous benefits to our health and, is tasty, in gajaks to say the least.

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Til Sugar Rewdi

Til’s most know gajak is til papdi Patti. However, it comes in a variety of til gud, til mawa, til gud khasta and what not.

Sweetener– Mawa, Gud, and plain old processed Sugar

Shape– Rolls(rarely), Rewdi, Patti(bar) and Ladoos.

2. Mungfali (peanut)- this gajak’s so popular it has its own name, it’s called chikki. It’s usually made with gud and is also available with a combination of til. It’s so widely popular, we are sure it’s the top-selling item at every gajak shop we came across.

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Mungfali Gud gajak (Chikki)

Sweetener– Gud, processed Sugar(rarely)

Shape-Patti(bar), and, you may find it in other shapes too.

3. Son– This one’s borrowed from the iconic son papdi, and yes, its one of those ‘other types’, but, at least, it’s iconic, unlike, chocolate flavored gajak. It’s mostly happened to be made with gud.

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Son Sugar gajak

Sweetener– Gud, processed Sugar

Shapes– Patti, Ladoo, and sometimes, Rolls too.

4 Mawa (khoya)Gud mawa and til mawa remains the most common options, but there’s a simple mawa gajak all on its own too.

Sweetener– Gud, and sometimes, processed Sugar is added.

Shape– Patti(bar), Ladoo, and rarely Rolls.

5. Dry fruit– there are a lot of different varieties in dry fruit gajaks, its range includes kaju, pista, and badam gajaks. People have a love-hate relationship with them, but you aren’t short on options anyways, so we leave that up to you.

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Kaju Pista gajak

Sweetner– Gud, processed Sugar, Mawa.

Shapes– Usually Patti(bar), oval, and what not.

If you still happen to have doubts or confusions, or a query, ask us in the comments section and we will be happy to help. 

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5 Things To Be Excited For At Golden Thredz Exhibition In Jaipur!

Caution: Dreamy content ahead!

To pep up your winter wardrobe and to give you some major winter fashion goals, the seemingly Utopian lifestyle exhibition Golden Thredz- A Premium Lifestyle Exhibition is about to come true at the venue most exalted- The Diggi Palace!

The exhibit will showcase the latest fashion apparel, fine jewellery, artwork and murals, health and fitness care products, beauty & skincare products, vegan accessories and much more.

Here are some exciting things you can look forward to in this premiere episode ofGolden Thredz-

  • A feast of fashion couture, jewellery, accessories and so much more!

With the winter weddings already here, Golden Thredz brings you the trendsetting designs. Mingling the latest western wardrobe with the alluring traditional designs; With Jaipuri block prints, exclusive designer pieces for modern brides, trendy western wear, fine original and artificial jewellery, footwear and fashion accessories, mesmerizing home décor and so much more, this exhibition is going to prove itself as the most happening lifestyle collection of the year.
 

  • Whimsical Workshops

You can look forward to some worthwhile fashion and lifestyle-related tips and discussions at an indulging workshop on being organized by Deepshikha Deshmukh, the dynamic entrepreneur who is also the owner of organic cosmetic brand Love Organically. The other Fun and Detox workshop is being conducted by Deepika Bhansali on Fluid Art and Zentangle Art.

  • Live Music

To add a musical edge to the event, a live band is going to perform and light up the evenings with its magical notes. Moreover, a constant musical arrangement at the event promises a happy mood and happy shopping to you!

  • Lit Fashion Show

To set the stage on fire a lit fashion show is also going to take place at the Golden Thredz exhibition! The fashion show is being directed by the famous Ketan Bhatia and would be anchored by none other than renowned celebrity casting director and anchor Imam A Siddhiqui!

  • Food and Bar

Finally for the fashionistas who are true foodies at heart! An array of unique, healthy and tasty snacks, main course and dessert stalls will be put up so that you need not go anywhere else when the stomach growls!

So what are you waiting for Pinkcity? Just grab your basics and paint this exhibition pink with your love for fashion and lifestyle! Bring yourself to witness an astonishing range of products that Golden Thredz- A Premium Lifestyle Exhibition has to offer!

Dates: 23rd and 24th November’ 2018

Venue: The Diggi Palace, Jaipur

Request a meeting to begin your next steps in promoting your brand/event. Contact  @jaipurbeat 

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11 Thoughts That Cross Our Mind While Wearing The First Sweater Of The Season!

Every season brings along a new excitement and zeal with it, and we are extremely excited to welcome the season of bright and dark sweaters, pullovers, scarves, mufflers and what not but at the same time taking out our winter clothes can be quite a pain.

Since the weather is beginning to change in Jaipur and the air is getting colder in mornings and evenings it’s almost the time to sort out our winter wear. Whether we like it we all have these thoughts that cross our minds while trying out the first sweater of the season!

 

1. Should I sun dry it?

This is the very first thought that comes to our mind when we fish out for the very first winter clothes that were long forgotten and now smell of naphthalene.

2. Have I grown fatter?

 

The moment of truth when we realize that we have outgrown the last year’s favourite sweater! We try our best to fit into it for one last time!

3. I’ll be missing you whites, but hello there brights!

It’s quite a pain to pack the summer pastel shades, but hey! Winter is all about bright and dark shades! Say bye to shorts and tanks for a while and welcome the bright high- necks and pullovers!

4. Leather jackets

Is it yet too early to be wearing the ever so classy leather jacket?

5. Oh hey there, forgotten friend!

There are always some pretty pullovers and sweaters that we completely forgot about even in the last winter!

6. Is it actually Winter yet?

Would a sweater be too much? Is it that cold yet?  Let’s just carry a shawl for provision!

7. This is perfect only for zero degrees!

Then there is that one jacket that’s perfect for the Ladakh Trip, but definitely not for Jaipur! It’s never going to be that cold here.

8. Too thick- Too thin!

This is a never-ending struggle because we are always in a judgment mode, where one sweater feels too thick, and the other too thin!

9. Sale Sale Sale!

 

 

It’s the shopping time again! All Jaipurites wait for the Tibetan Woolen Market and Winter festive sale all year round!

10. Time to take a selfie!

The cute pink blush on your face matched up with a bright sweater always accounts to a good selfie!. Ka-chow!

11. Hola! Winter accessories!

It’s that time of the year again where you can wrap yourself up in bright woollen scarves, mufflers, gloves, and socks to leave a cute pinky blush on your bare nose and cheeks!

 

 

Happy Winters 🙂