Jagermeister-“Master Class” with Nils Boese

Aspri Spirits, leading importers and distributors of some of the finest brands in the world of Wines and Spirits hosted a master evening class with Mr. NILS BOESE, Brand Ambassador- Mast Jägermeister SE, on 22nd June 2016 at Bandstand, Hauz Khas, New Delhi.

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The evening commenced with Mr. Nils Boese taking the patrons through Jägermeister profile and sharing his experience with the brand. He took them on a voyage of Jägermeister history and shared some interesting insights about the company and the brand. He also demonstrated interesting ways of creating exquisite cocktails with the unusual spirit.

Mr. Nils Boese is a renowned bartender and has a rich experience of 25 years. He runs his own small bar in Hildesheim, Germany, which is close to Wolfenbüttel where Jägermeister is meticulously produced. He is working with Jägermeister since 2010 as a Brand Ambassador.

Jägermeister, recognized as a unique herbal spirit, is made from 56 different herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits, including star anise, cinnamon, ginger and a secret set of herbs. It is the world’s 8th best-selling premium spirit brand and it also ensures to remain the World’s favorite herbal liqueur. Best served as an ice-cold shot, Jägermeister is a versatile spirit, which can be used as a premium ingredient in cocktails and long serves.

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Nils first made us all taste the ice-cold Jägermeister shot, and it tasted amazing, and I think being ice cold plays a very important role in enhancing the taste of the drink.

Nils then also prepared some unique cocktails, twisting the taste around with Jägermeister and each one of his cocktails was amazing. He prepared one particular cocktail with tea, and it had a very refreshing taste.

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Matt Djokovic, Regional Director Asia mentioned “India represents one of the most important growth opportunities for Jagermeister, not only within Asia, but globally. With a booming young adult population – around 19 Million Consumers will reach legal drinking age every year in India – we feel Jagermeister is uniquely positioned to leverage the strengths which have made it the 8th largest imported spirit in the world”

And here is Nils talking about his bartending experience over the years and his association with Jägermeister.

It was great fun attending this master class and learning to make so many cocktails.

About ASPRI: Aspri Spirits Pvt. Ltd. was established in 2004. The company today represents some of the finest brands in the world of Wines and Spirits and is one of the leading players in the imported alcoholic beverage segment. The company with its commitment to ensure highest quality standards focuses on the sales, marketing and distribution of its diverse portfolio and is dedicated to building premium international brands in travel retail and domestic markets across South Asia.

About Jägermeister:Jägermeister was created by Curt Mast in Wolfenbüttel, Germany, more than 80 years ago. Now one of the world’s most popular spirit brands and rated the top liqueur brand around the globe, it is still produced in its original form by Mast-Jägermeister SE, the family owned business founded by Curt’s father, Wilhelm Mast.

 

Studio Strands- A world-class experience..!

I recently visited this newly opened salon called Studio Strands in Sainik Farms, and I have to say that, the class and quality of services one will get to experience is depicted right at the moment one enter the salon.

They have ample space and different sections as per different needs of services.

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I got the following services done at the salon and my experience was really great:

Waxing

Manicure

Pedicure

Head Massage

Shampoo

Blow dry

For waxing, they have rooms in the basement, very neat and clean, air-conditioned and spacious.

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After waxing, I moved upstairs for my head massage. Head massage was given in a peaceful room, with dim lights and relaxed atmosphere. It was one of the best massages I got in recent times.

Next was my manicure and pedicure, and again it was simply awesome. In fact they have these big massage chair units, so while you get your manicure and pedicure done, your back gets a nice massage on the chair.

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Then I got done my shampoo and blow dry.

Overall I had a very relaxing and fulfilling experience at Strands. The ambience of the place is perfect to spend a relaxing day getting your beauty services done.

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The staff is very very professional, hospitable, dedicated and caring, they really make you feel very wanted and special.

So do drop in and experience world-class beauty and hair services at Studio Strands.

Father’s Day made special with SurpiseSomeone.in

Father’s day has always been a very special day, but this year it was made much more special with the help of Surprise Someone. Surprise Someone is an interesting site, which helps you add value to your usual style of gifting, and also offers some amazing gifting ideas.

My first pick from the site was a very very interesting DIY Surprise Box. Me and my son has already bought a few gifts for my father, but this box made us present those gifts to him in a completely innovative and creative manner, which made the entire experience much more special. My father enjoyed receiving it as much as we enjoyed creating it for him.

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The box comes with certain decorative materials like ribbons, motifs, cut outs etc. with essentials like glue stick, tape and scissors, and then all you need to do is let your creative horses run wild and make the box as interesting as you want.

We also picked up an interesting hand made photo frame from the site, which was covered in cloth material. It added a lot to that personal touch we wanted while giving the gift.

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We also found very bright and vibrant hand made paper bags and guess they completed our presentation of gift in a very nice way.

Its an amazing amazing site and I am sure you gonna love their products, I am not going to stop my shopping with just this, I love making people around me feel special and surprise them and with Surprise Someone, Its gonna be a lot more easy and a lot more fun.

I am really glad to have discovered this site, as it made our father’s day very special and full of surprise elements.

Keep watching this space for more interesting stuff coming your way and don’t forget to subscribe and share !

Water Leakage in Monsoons can be a concern for HEALTH..! Read here for solutions

Damp walls, leaking roofs, all signs of approaching monsoons but wait, do you think that these things are harmful just for your home in terms of interiors? No. Leakages and damp walls are harmful for our health as well. We are normally ignorant about the health hazards caused by these leaking issues and sometimes realize when it’s too late.
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You may be tempted to put such issues on the back burner and not be really eager to get rid of them, but there is more than one reason to treat it with urgency. Besides the damage that leakage causes to roofs or walls, one of the most hazardous effects of dampness is growth of moulds/fungus and mildew.
Mould can spread throughout the home’s structure where it can spread on to the carpets, furniture and even clothing.

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The most common type of mould is the black mould, though this one being toxic is rare but even the non-toxic one attacks wood framing, ceiling tiles, walls and floorings. It is quite cumbersome to get rid of black mould and is rather costly.

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Lest we realize that these moulds can lead to severe health issues. The term mould is used for a group of fungi that grow on wet materials. Different mould species adapt to different moisture conditions and can be of different colours.

Researches have shown that moulds have been associated with respiratory issues the most. People with respiratory symptoms like asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, rhino sinusitis, bronchitis, and respiratory infections are highly prone to develop even severe issues with prolonged exposure to dampness.

Dampness also gives rise to breeding of mosquitoes and other insects, which again proves to be harmful for the health. Apart from diseases like malaria, and dengue that result from mosquito bites, insects like mosquitoes and flies are generally responsible for contamination of water and food, which then lead to gastrointestinal diseases.

Now let’s understand how can we control this damage and what can be done to prevent the hazards all together.

Check for leakages

-When it comes to walls and ceilings, one must look out for wall discoloration or paint and wallpaper peeling off the walls.

-The flooring tiles can also have water seepage or dampness especially if the home is situated at ground level.

-Bathrooms could also be affected from too much condensation due to showering, bathing and the use of hot water. Condensation in bathrooms often leads to a rapid and unhealthy spread of black mould and other fungi.

Some tips to avoid leakages in monsoons

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Fixing it

Water seepage does not have to be a universal phenomenon; it is easily preventable and remedied. The important thing is to know what products to use, and get the right professional advice on dealing with water leakage and preventing it in the future. Employing trained labor is also an essential factor to keeping seepage issues at bay. It is for this very purpose that companies like Dr. Fixit provide a team of dedicated technical experts for site inspection and timely solution with recommendation reports.

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Dr Fixit has also trained applicators who are ambassadors for good waterproofing workmanship. Get the best possible solutions for your seepages issues; the benefits far outweigh the costs – both in terms of money and health.

 

Guest Post- City of Refuge, Hawaii by Rebecca

Travel always fills me with lot of energy and kind of gives a fresh perspective of people, places and things. It most of the times is the best rejuvenating experience and brings back a person refreshed and recharged with lots of memories for life. Traveling allows us to discover facts about a place which are sometimes unknown or lesser known.
Here is a post on Hawaii by Rebecca from Where to this time and it’s totally worth a read
In Hawaiian culture, the City of Refuge or Pu’uhonau was a place where no blood could be shed. If someone had broken a law and they reached this refuge, they were protected and avoided certain death. Then they were absolved by a priest and freed to leave. Defeated warriors and non-combatants could also find refuge here during times of battle.
 

Some of the laws, or kapu, in old Hawaii, that resulted in a death sentence included:

   a common person couldn’t get close to the chief
   couldn’t walk in the chief’s footsteps
   couldn’t touch the chief’s possessions
   couldn’t let his shadow fall on the chief’s palace grounds
   women couldn’t eat foods reserved for offerings to the gods
   they couldn’t prepare meals for men (I don’t know why any woman would want to break that law, rotfl!)
   couldn’t eat with the men
 
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Qureshi Kebab Corner, Jama Masjid- Out of the world culinary experience

Making most of Ramzaan Time, we headed to Jama Masjid to discover some culinary and gastronomic experiences, we had no plans in mind as in where and what to eat and left decisions on impromptu gut feels. As we started walking down the lane, it was bustling with people and the aroma of kebabs and quorma’s was in the air and almost every shop seemed to tempt, but this particular outlet had most rush and that increased our inquisitiveness and we thought of giving it a try. They were serving only seekh kebabs both beef and chicken and we started by ordering just 2 pieces of chicken seekh and what a pleasantly delectable experience it was. The kebabs were mouth watering, delicious, scrumptious, amazing, awesome and just out of this world. Very soft, tender and succulent, they were literally melting in the mouth. From 2 seekhs for just trying, we ended up ordering 4 more and relishing it with roomali rotis. I highly recommend this place, one must visit and try their kebabs and you will want to go back every now and then.
 

Qureshi Kabab Corner Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Guest Post by Lexhan Menkiti- The Cycle of Maturity


Man A: Hey you!, take a seat there and sit tight for your turn to venture forward. 
Man B: Try not to address me in that tone and way next time, you ought to get your words together before you say them.
Man A: Hi! it would be ideal if you can have a sit and sit tight for your turn before you venture forward. 
Man B: O!, sorry, I didn’t know I needed to do as such, much thanks for telling me. 
Who was discourteous? 
Who acted matured in there with their reactions? 



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Turkish Airlines Takes Surprise David Guetta UEFA EURO 2016TM Anthem Music Video across Europe

Turkish Airlines, Europe’s best airline for five consecutive years*, this week takes  David Guetta’s UEFA EURO 2016TManthem to the 24 competing nations in this year’s tournament.  Football and David Guetta fans in each participating nation can enjoy bespoke music videos with a local twist. The star’s music video for ‘This One’s For You’ was unveiled on Friday, 10 June. The Turkish Airlines presented film amassed nearly half a million views within its first day.


Turkish Airlines is the Official Airline Partner to this summer’s competition, and has taken part in a number of initiatives to ignite passion in Europe’s football fans. As the carrier that flies to the most international destinations, Turkish Airlines takes an active interest in Europe’s sporting and cultural events.
Passengers travelling on Turkish Airlines will be able to stream it on their in-flight entertainment systems.  As part of Turkish Airline’s #EuropesBest campaign, the carrier has also teamed up with music streaming service Spotify. To bring to life the diversity of Europe’s footballing fans, the top-charting songs from each competing nation is aggregated into a playlist (called Europe’s Best Songs), which is available on Spotify or on the campaign’s microsite, meeteuropesbest.com.
Ahmet Olmuştur, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Turkish Airlines, said: “Music has always been a big part of football. Chants that echo around stadia have brought fans together for decades, and this new song and video from David Guetta will do just that. Turkish Airlines is thrilled to be featured in the ‘This One’s For You’ video, and we’re all looking forward to a successful tournament.”
‘This One’s For You’ was written and produced by David Guetta and features Zara Larsson, the latest Swedish pop sensation. One million fans also took part in the recording of the song through a special application created by UEFA. David Guetta performed the song at a free concert under the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 10.   
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About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 319 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 289 destinations worldwide with 240 international and 49 domestic. According to Skytrax survey of 2015, Turkish Airlines was chosen “Europe’s Best Airline” for the fifth and “Best Airline in Southern Europe” for the seventh consecutive year. Having won in 2010 the world’s “Best Economy Catering Service”, in 2013 the world’s “Best Business Catering Service”, and in 2014 “Best Business Catering Service” awards, Turkish Airlines was  awarded the world’s “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” and “Best Business Airline Lounge”  prizes in 2015 Skytrax survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on www.turkishairlines.com.
About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. The integration of Avianca Brasil is currently in progress. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,321 airports in 193 countries For additional information visit www.staralliance.com and/or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube or LinkedIn.

Restaurant Review- IC’s Hotel, Jamia Nagar

“Never Judge A Book By Its Cover” a very famous saying that sometimes really holds true in practical aspects of life. I recently went to this eatery called IC’s Hotel and no other phrase can describe this place better. It’s a small hotel situated in the hustling bustling street of Jamia Nagar and may be just because of the location and the surroundings you will end up giving it a skip, but I assure you, once you open the door and enter the property, you will be very pleasantly surprised. Its chic, classy and very appropriate to take the entire family out for relishing a authentic mughlai cuisine. There is no dirth of outlets/restaurants serving authentic Mughlai Cuisine in Jamia, but there are not many places where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the meals with entire family, most other restaurants don’t have appropriate sitting space and environment, but this place is definitely different.
 

 
Now coming to food, this place does serve finger licking good food and you will crave for more.
Starters:
Tandoori Chicken- Succulent and perfectly spiced, this dish is delectable and a must try.
Mutton Seekh Kebab- Authentic Mughlai, these were delicious and all meat lovers will really admire the taste.
Hara Bhara Kebab- Tender and mild, these kebabs are perfect for the vegetarians.
Paneer Tikka- Appropriately spiced, diced pieces of cottage cheese certainly make for a delightful dish for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. I have hardly come across a person who doesn’t love Paneer Tikka.
 
 
Main Course:
Chicken Korma- This is one of their signature dishes, but its nothing like the usual Chicken Korma we get at other restaurants. Its chef’s own version and creation and I think it should be called chef’s special rather than Chicken Korma, because for those who are looking to savour authentic mughlai chicken korma, this might be a little disappointing in terms of expectations vs reality, though the chicken in itself was delicious.
Dal Makhani- Perfect creamy texture, the dal makhani was a perfect accompaniment.
Kadhai Paneer- Very creamy and mildly spciced, again kadhai paneer was not like the usual kadhai paneer we are used to having. It was really nice and I am sure all vegetarians will love it.
Kadhai Vegetable- Though the gravy of kadhai paneer and kadhai vegetables were very similar, its surely one of the best dishes they have, especially in veg option. One must try it.
 
 
Desserts:
This was the best part of the entire meal, we had gulab jamuns and they were simply mouth melting. This is definitely something that everyone should try.

My overall experience at the place was great and I truly feel that sometimes we end up overlooking a nice place just because of the surroundings, but I request my readers to give it a try and you wont be disappointed.

Aura at Claridges organises special Ladies Night..!

This June, there’s an added reason for all the ladies out there to celebrate every Friday, as Aura, The Vodka Bar at The Claridges, New Delhi prepares itself to delight all the women in the city with a heady mix of cocktails and music and finger licking food.
This Friday I happened to witness this exclusivity and simply loved it.

On the menu for the ladies night were some unique vodka concoction that shouldn’t be missed. The Rooftop Lemonad, a combination of fresh fruits flavors like mandarin, lime, cucumber, fresh mint and smokiness of star anise with Absolut citron & sparkling water is all you need to begin you weekend in style.
 
 
The Trouble Maker is a perfect blend of Absolut mandarin with sweetness of strawberry & freshness of cucumber.
 
 
Indulge in the Aura-Let, a sweet & spicy innovation of Absolut India, mango juice and lime that will definitely keep your spirits high.
You can also just simply sip of the Sun Bath, a spicy combination of Absolut pepper, mango syrup, cranberry and lime or the Blue Moon, a classic drink blue lagoon with the twist of raw mango or the Absolut Passion or Absolut Masala.
 
 
 
Aura is the place to be for all the ladies looking for fun Friday evenings! The place is cozy, comfortable and perfect to unwind over the weekend.
 
 
The finger food served was excellent. The Amritsari Fish Fingers were truly awesome. I simply enjoyed myself and look forward to visit again with my girl gang.
 
 
Details:
Day: Fridays
Time: 7:30 pm onwards

Address: Aura, The Claridges – 12, APJ Abdul Kalam Road, New Delhi – 110011

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