Thursday, 31 July 2014

Skyscanner gave me wings ...

My summer vacations just got over ... I have no such wonderful memories of the month-long vacations as I spent the entire month at home with my junior just surfing internet, doing some craft work  and spending enough time socializing on FB, Twitter or IG :/
Hubby dear, the dedicated dynamo, had been busy enough to even talk about holidaying or  waste any second lollygagging around.
And me, the understanding better-half, didn't like the idea of enjoying without my soulmate and cheating my ideal plan of FAMILY GETAWAY... So finally I resumed working again one fine day,  realizing a deep sadness making a place in my heart for ruining my precious time :(

It was just yesterday that I got to receive a mail from hubby with a link in the subject line itself saying -"hope it can help you find your lost smile http://www.skyscanner.co.in/"
Clueless to what he actually wanted to show me, I clicked on the link expecting yet another ONLINE SHOPPING SITE to open up from where he wants me to buy some nice stuff ;)
But actually what appeared on my screen was this
I promptly dialed him asking straight forward "Iska kya karu main" and the loving voice from another side replied "Kuch haseen pal phir se aapke saath jeena chahta hoon. Apni pasand ki jagah chun lo, bas budget ka zaraa dhayan rakhna. Ek lakh tak hi manage kar paya hoon main " ;)
I knew good fortune has smiled on me and my dream vacations is on cards now.
OMG, the magic wand of http://www.skyscanner.co.in quickly listed the whole set of available airlines and travel agents in fractions of seconds, the moment I typed in my preferred departure and arrival airports i.e. from Delhi to Malaysia along with the flight prices sorted in ascending order showing the most economical prices on the top.
The selection of an economical airlines coud never be easier than this ever and that too with a LIVE AIRLINES COMPARISONS, PREFERRED DATES, DIRECT OR STOPPAGE PREFERENCES and NO EXTRA CHARGES FOR BOOKING :)
I started flying with the wings of imagination letting me soar higher n higher ... Suddenly I realized what about our accomodation now !!
A li'l thumbnail at the bottom of the Flight Booking window caught my attention asking for "Need a hotel in Kuala Lumpur?"
Oh Yess!! again Skyscanner came to my rescue  when i clicked on "Search Hotels" ... The massive list of hotels with elaborated features of each accomodation got displayed with their respective price tags. I was rolling my eyes to look for some place hiring which doesn't dig a hole in hubby's pockets ;) So I chose to sort the hotels on PRICE and booked a TRIPLE ROOM at very affordable price of INR 4779 with amenities like free parking, complimentary Wi-Fi access, hot shower and safety deposit box etc. What else could one ask for !!

The last requirement on my wish list was to opt for right type of private transport for which I used the CAR HIRE facility on the site itself. I booked a campact, small family car for INR 2931 per day basis which can be called as per my site-seeing schedule.
Now relieved to fly off to a Classy, Luxurious, Magnificent journey to Malaysia; I packed my essentials and made a list of attractions we were going to witness at the location. 
Batu Caves

Bird Park
  The opulent design of the Kuala Lumpur Tower tells the story of its glory and reminds you of its accomplishments every time you look at it.
Kuala Lumpur Tower

Once you enter the Crystal Mosque, a grand spectacle of opulence awaits you. Seems like it is designed to give you that feeling of magnificant adrenaline rush
Crystal Mosque




Now I could read my hubby's expressions saying "Thank you for not burning holes in my pockets and giving each of us an experience of lifetime"  <3 coz we had successfully managed to enjoy the trip in less than planned budget of INR 1 lakh.
Flight : Rs. 57632/-
Hotel: Rs. 14337/-
Transport: Rs. 6000/- 
We had some surplus cash in hand, so  a nod from hubby for shopping was not that tough job ;) We explored the local markets and grabbed some awesome deals ...

  After a glorious experience with skyscanner, we were ready to step in the same chaotic world; but definitely with a richer feeling of positive vibes of that classy lifestyle and impeccable taste for every moment spent at Malaysia.


This post is a part of Skyscanner travel wizard activity at BlogAdda.com

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

My Shopping Extravaganza at Lifestyle OFFSale season

Lucky are those who have their bday this Sale Season, and its more enjoyable when the not-to-miss discounts are raining at Lifestyle Store :p

My li'l bundle of joy is one of those lucky chaps as his excitedly preparing for his 8th bday coming week :) While driving to my office, I was attracted towards Lifestyle STore's #offSale banner again n again, so decided to walk in a nearby store last weekend to shop for bday boy's outfits for his special day :)
As we stepped in, my son almost dragged me to the kids section upstairs to have a look at the wonderful collection where almost every fantastic brand had great discounts to offer.

I had planned to buy one pair for the bday boy, but looking at the not-to-miss deals, I practically failed to resist picking some lovely pieces for myself n hubby too :P

Have a look at what all we got to buy from Lifestyle OffSale
Red Trouser for my son Brand JUNIORS MRP 899/-, Discounted Price 476/-
Mustard Yellow Trouser for my son, Brand JUNIORS, MRP 899/-, Discounted Price 476/-

Round Neck Tee for my son Brand JUNIORS MRP 250/-, Discounted Price 212/-

Men's Collared Tee, Brand FAHRENHEIT MRP 899/-, Discounted Price 572/-

White Men's Shirt, Brand CODE, MRP 1299/-, Discounted Price 689/-

Ladies Kurta, Brand MELANGE MRP 999/-, Discounted Price 529/-
Total Purchase : Rs. 5245/-
Bill Amount : Rs. 2954/-

Thanks Lifestyle Stores for irresistable discounts and fabulous product range !!

The staff at the billing counter as well as display sections n dressing rooms have been so co-operative and polite to make my shopping experience a pleasant one.

Everyone of us was smiling at each other holding shopping bags in our hands.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

IOFW-2014... Revolutionising the Fashion World Already

 In India, we have some fashion weeks that gather enough of public focus, but its the time to witness the world's first online shopable Fashion Week IOFW that kick started with a bang yesterday and significantly got added to the fashion conversation.


Infact, I was so enthralled with the show that I almost forgot to share with you all the schedule for the week starting from 25th to 31st July with the detailed events :P
IOFW will launch five individual shows each day at 5 different time slots which are  12 noon, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm and 6:00 pm.

Day 1 (25.07.14) 

The videos for Day 1 include 
models' and photogrphers' auditions,
the Jury for both the genres talking about their expections and experiences,
backstage fun n drama at auditions,
final winners selected in both categories and ofcourse
the concept of 'shopable fashion week' reviewed by participants :)

Day 2 (26.07.14) 

Yet another day of the IOFW brings some colorful clips on an awesome Saturday where stylists express what they feel about color of the season wud be and predict for what their hearts say. We get exclusive makeup tips with detailed elements to cover for that perfect look :) Some backstage drama of the Makeup Artists / Hairstylists n Designers' auditions won't be less spiced  out ;) And the fortunate winners of all three categories will be sharing their feelings about the proud moments in lives on DAY 2.

Day 3 (27.07.14)

Since the Day 1 and Day 2 cover all 5 categories of particpants and captures the winning moments as well, Now what does Day 3 has to show to its audiences !!
Well, Day 3 on a fine Sunday, has to take us on the virtual tour that would actually reveal the extensive action happening backstage before presenting the winning participants on that platform of IOFW.
Not got my point yet?? On Day 3, we get to watch the grooming sessions for all selected winners i.e. the 20 models, 15 designers, 5 makeup artists, 5 hair stylists and 5 fashion photographers on their Looks and Outfits Fittings. I'm all excited to notice the minutest details :P



And then comes the gala time that can make each of us shop for exclusive designer stuff, 

starting from Day 4 onwards...


Day 4 (28.07.14)



Day 4 calls for the launch of 5 exclusive designer collections namely:
Aastha Bahl
ANS by Astha & Siddharth
Dressology by Amit Arora
Threesome
Sidharth K Kakkar


Day 5 (29.07.14)




Day 5 unveils the launch of 5 exclusive designer collections namely:
ILK by Vinita & Shikha
Piquancy
Swagger by Saj
Armaan & Aiman
Timsy & Siddhartha


Day 6 (30.07.14)



Day 6 becomes the launchpad for 5 exclusive designer collections namely:
Azalea by Aditi Gupta
Bhootsavaar by Nitin Bal Chauhan
DIR 69 by Tanu Bagai
Shreya Mistry 
Rajdeep Ranawat 




And here is a sneak peek into the concept of the collections to be launched by two of esteemed designers namely Rajdeep Ranawat and ILK by Vinita and Shikha..

ILK by Vinita & Shikha - Collection Preview
Rajdeep Ranawat - Collection Preview

 

 

 

Day 7 (31.07.14)



Live streaming of the Grand Finale on www.iofw.com directly from the venue of the final event in the presence of two of the Show Stoppers - Ms. Yami Gautam and Mr. Aditya Roy Kapur.
  

Hope you are following the IOFW happenings on youtube, if not, then subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjkUEXi6A331ebsvR7BBXvQ and stay updated !!




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