Mahe, Modern Coastal Cuisine Restaurant Launched ‘Funked Up’ Bar Nights To Jazz Up Goa

Mahe, has been fast gaining people’s attention in Goa for being one of the best places serving modern coastal cuisine. Although I am yet to have a full-fledged meal at Mahe and review the food, I have attended a couple of events at the place and the entire experience has been great every single time. I actually love the vibes and ambiance of this restaurant.

This Wednesday, Mahe launched, ‘Funked Up’ Bar Nights, which is all set to become the hottest mid-week party in Goa. The launch event saw the presence of the most prominent and popular socialites of Goa, including names like Saiwyn QuadrasShweta BajajShefali GandhiAziz LalaniShagun MehraGiler Knapton, Actor Tapan Acharaya, Designer Monty Sally, Anuradha Holst, and Shilpa Mehta amongst others.

The event was sponsored by Simba and showcased a variety of their beers including the Simba Wit. The crowd danced to some foot tapping Hip Hop & Funk music by DJ Benny!

Delicious craft cocktails, especially the signature regional favorites like Negroni de Goa where chiretta leaves are infused into Campari and served along with cashew feni and house-made vermouth, Mahua Spritz, Kokum Shrub, and the Mallu Mai Tai were available for the guests to indulge in.

The Kerala Beef Fry, Chorizo with a poached egg, Stuffed Morels in potato jus, Crispy Okra with pickles were some of the food items that guests were seen savoring. I personally enjoyed a bit of beef fry with neer dosa and I have to admit that it has left me asking for more. I now actually look forward to visiting the place soon for a complete meal.

Overall, it was a fun evening and now you know how to make the most of your weekdays and head straight to Mahe for amazing ‘Funked Up’ Wednesdays.

Restaurant Details

Phone number

+91 9765874858
Table booking recommended 

Average Cost 

₹2,200 for two people (approx.) Exclusive of applicable taxes and charges, if any, ₹250  for a pint of beer (approx.) 

Cash, Cards and Digital Payments accepted

Address 

1111, Mazal Waddo, Calangute – Arpora Road, Near Orchard Stores, Anjuna, Goa

5 Best Aftermarket Mods for Honda Civics

The Honda Civic is one of the most popular cars on the road. Combining fuel efficiency with fantastic looks, it takes you where you want to go in style.

The only thing better than a fresh-from-the-factory vehicle is one that you’ve tuned out yourself. Here are the top five mods to check out when making the Civic your own.

1. Cold Air Intake Systems

Converting your Civic to a cold-air intake is quick, easy, and gives you extra throttle and sound that will make sure you turn heads when ripping down the road. Since it’s one of the simplest mods to install yourself, you can even get discounts with online coupons on auto parts and tools to get you started.

2. Exhaust

Sure, you can stick with Honda’s exhaust and muffler system, but why? There are plenty of options that will make your Civic look better and sound meaner, all while boosting performance.

3. Brakes/Rotors

There’s no sense in adding power and performance if you don’t have the means to stop when you need to. Keep safety a top priority by swapping out stock brakes and rotors, and give your wheels a new look at the same time. 

4. Suspension Kits

Lowering your Civic’s profile does more than making it look cool. Quality suspension kits will help reduce the center of gravity and make cornering a breeze. 

5. Alloy Wheels

Let’s face it, a great set of rims does a lot to make any car look impressive. If you’re getting the Civic new, get the cheapest option for wheels since you’re just going to swap them out for something much better later.

When it comes to getting your mods, you might ask “Is there a store that sells auto parts near me?” Don’t worry, many of these components can be purchased online as well as in stores, making modding your Civic even more convenient!

Bracelet For Women, How To Choose The Perfect Model?

The choice of a bracelet can sometimes be a difficult dilemma mainly because the styles of women’s bracelet are so varied and interesting. Here are some tips for choosing the right model for each. To know more about the bracelet style Braceletworld will help you to know more about it.

Style

As with any other accessory, a bracelet must be chosen by considering the person intended to wear it. A delicate pattern will be better suited to a thin wrist.

For a person who has a very active lifestyle, a robust women’s bracelet will be more suitable. People with a discreet style of dress will also prefer discreet bracelet designs, that makes sense.Fortunately, given the choice we have, it is easy to find your style that you buy online or in store.

The perfect material

There are no rules imposed when the choice of materi to a bracelet for woman. Most of the time, personal preferences are decisive. There are tons of models and it is almost possible to find bracelets in all metal materials.

Although gold is still a safe and classic choice, stainless steel and silver are also very popular alternatives. Nickel-free stainless steel can be a good option if you are allergic to certain types of metals.

Choose according to your lifestyle

Size, material or even color are not the only criteria to choose from the wide selection of bracelet that exists. It is also good to consider your lifestyle and the way you want to wear this jewel. For example, busy moms sometimes prefer models without elastic strap type clasps, cuff or pull-on ring. The adjustable models will be recommended for women who like outdoor activities because, near the wrist, they will avoid any clash with branches or sports equipment. Bracelets not too delicate and durable will also be preferred by them.

The majority of women buy bracelets for their aesthetic appearance. However, some models can also have an impact on your well-being while making you beautiful. For example, models with magnetic parts are an excellent choice for women who want to relieve some pain by natural means.

If you think of using your mala daily as a permanent reminder of a goal or thought you never want to forget, the reason is just as commendable. In this case of devotional you can wear Malas bracelet as well as necklaces. It is even possible to combine several types of stones. Lava stones, quartz, amethysts or turquoises, do not hesitate to multiply the mala bracelets to enjoy all their benefits.

Fabric or woven bracelets bring a more ephemeral effect and are a good choice for people who tire quickly and often want to change accessories.

Conclusion, you are spoiled for choice in terms of colors, materials, sizes and styles, you choose the best models for your lifestyle and have a small selection of yours for the daily and for special occasions.

Simple Steps To Get Your Body & Mind Healthy

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When we think of a healthy lifestyle we’re mostly thinking of the physical aspect of health which means keeping our body healthy and free from illness, however, your mind is just as important as your body when it comes to overall health and well-being, so in this post we are going to share with you some of the simple ways that you can keep your body and mind healthy so that you can enjoy an overall great lifestyle and even perhaps reduce things like anxiety and depression from playing a role in your life.

Cutting back on alcohol:

Not only is alcohol a very unhealthy thing to drink a lot of for your body and causes a lot of physical issues, but it’s something that’s quite unhealthy for the mind as well due to the fact that alcohol is a depressant it can really caus a lot of issues for someone who suffers from things like depression or anxiety and can also trigger these feelings and make them worse, so if you’ve been thinking of giving up alcohol or at least cutting back, then this is definitely something to consider.

It’s important to realise that you may experience things like sober weight gain in the beginning, but this is just your body’s way of adapting to the change and it will balance itself out over time, and the positive aspects of course of giving up alcohol are overall weight loss, which can be good in some cases, decreased anxiety, increased energy, better sleep, and better skin amongst others.

Eating a balanced diet:

Food plays a major role in health and wellness, not only for the body, but for the mind as well, so making you sure that you’re eating a diet that is rich in nutrients, vitamins and that provide you with the energy that you need through the day as well as try and avoid bad diets and things that promise unrealistic results because your body responds best to balance and eating in a way that works for you.

Meditation:

There are many physical and mental health benefits to meditation that have been proven over the years, so if you’re finding that your life is particularly stressful or you would just like a way to relax, then meditation is definitely something worth trying. 

Meditation is something that there’s no right or wrong way to do it, it’s just about basically being able to be present with your thoughts and calm them so that they’re not overtaking your life. You can try out things like guided meditations for issues such as not being able to sleep or just being able to practice meditation if it’s something you’ve never done before and you’re having trouble quieting your thoughts.

Regular exercise:

We all know that getting regular exercise is something that’s important for a healthy lifestyle and even if it’s just a 20 minute brisk walk per day, it’s better than not doing anything – especially if you’re sitting for longer periods throughout the day, which certainly isn’t healthy, so making sure that you’re getting regular exercise, not only for your physical health but for your mental health too. 

Bikes, Good Food, Great View and More At Enfield Garage Cafe!

In one word if I have to describe this place, it would be AWESOME! Enfield Bikes, Good Food, and A Great View, what more can you ask for, still if you want more, Enfield Garage Cafe organizes regular events to keep you amused. The Sunday Stories especially is a very popular weekly event that happens at Garage Cafe.

Overlooking the Baga creek, this cafe is a part of the Enfield showroom and this makes it even more interesting. They have indeed a huge space which looks very inviting to spend long hours chilling there. In fact, I could simply carry my laptop, breathe in the fresh air, enjoy scrumptious meal and drinks and keep looking with drooling eyes towards the numerous Enfield bikes parked there.

Well, the food here is straight up basic, something that probably everyone can enjoy. Nothing fancy, but super delicious! 
We tried the following:


Spinach and Mushroom Crepes– super-thin crepes with a creamy filling of spinach and mushrooms- I really liked it

Buffalo Mozzarella and Pesto Pizza– this is definitely a must try, my sonny boy enjoyed it the most

Beef Stew– I thoroughly enjoyed dipping the bread on this flavourful stew with such tender pieces of beef. The meat was really very good. Simple recipe, great taste

Pan Seared Prawns– Have to be my favorite from the afternoon, subtle flavors but delicious

Pricing

I found the place moderately priced and given the fact the portion sizes are quite good, I think it is affordable. The average cost for two people would be Rs 1200/-.

Final Word

I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch at this beautiful cafe and loved everything about it. Do let me know about your experience if you have already visited or will visit now after reading my blog 🙂

Address 

House # 560, Villa Rodrigues, Arpora-Baga Creek Road, Arpora, Bardez, Goa

Types Of Coffee, Coffee Roast And Types Of Grinding

Jacu’s Coffee

The jacu coffee, first produced by a farm in Espírito Santo. The jaguar, who has nothing, is a big bird that loves coffee. Most coffee growers see it as a plague. But like the civet, the jacu understands to select the best grains, and also leaves a “present” in his excrement. Today, a pot of 250 grams of roasted coffee beans can be found for 150 reais. 

At COFFEELIFIOUS you will find all types of coffee and its grinders.

Cuíca’s Coffee

From the same Capixaba farm that arose the coffee of the jacu, comes also the coffee of the cuíca. Unlike the jacu, the cuicca is a mammal, and, with good will, it resembles the civeta there in Asia. The difference is that, instead of defecating, the cuícas spit the coffee after biting the beans.

Ahh, and do not forget that there is also a line for the care of the beard with a more than special smell of coffee . It is something that can not go unnoticed and the most fissured can stay all day enjoying a well-groomed beard and an unmistakable fragrance.

Kona Coffee

It gets its name because it is grown in the city of Kona, Hawaii. The local climate and the volcanic soil of the region are conducive to the cultivation of this exotic variety of arabica. If you are a fan of good gourmet coffee, then Kona coffee will be an unforgettable experience! For some people, this is the best coffee in the world!

Types of Coffee Roast

Roasting is one of the most important steps in making gourmet coffee. The good roast is one that highlights the best characteristics of flavor, aroma, and acidity of each type of grain. The roasting curve is defined by the time the coffee bean is at each temperature. It interferes with the aroma, taste, body, acidity, finalization, balance, in short, almost everything can be worked along the toast. The same gourmet coffee beans will have very different characteristics depending on the roasting point used.

THREE LEVELS OF ROASTED COFFEE BEANS:

Clear Torra

Accentuates acidity and aroma with softness of taste. It softens bitterness and body. Light toast preserves more aromatic oils (grains remain dry), but enhances the acidity of the beverage while producing less-bodied gourmet coffee.Ideal for espresso machines.

Middle Torra

Balance point between various characteristics like acidity, aroma and bitterness. It usually accentuates the body. However, gourmet coffee begins to get less full with darker toasts. Ideal for cloth strainer or paper filter.

Dark Torra

Coffee less acidic, more bitter and less full-bodied. Darker toast makes gourmet coffee more bitter which can be mistaken for “stronger” coffee. However, the very dark roast can “burn”, accentuating much the bitterness and practically eliminating the acidity and the body.

TYPES OF GRINDING:

Using the proper grind for the type of preparation is very important so that you get the best taste of your gourmet coffee. Below are the types of existing coffee grinding:

  • Sprayed:Very thin thickness, used for Turkish coffee, because the powder is added in the water and is not filtered.
  • Slim:Ideal for filtered coffee (paper or cloth) of thermos flask or electric coffee maker.
  • Average:Used for espresso. As the espresso is extracted under pressure, it is necessary that the grind is thickened so that the coffee leaves at the appropriate concentration.
  • Thick:Used in Italian (Moka) and French (French Press).

The Perfect Way For Bikini Line Hair Removal

Removing bikini line hair is always a task and thinking of a painless way to do so is an even bigger task. I dread getting waxing done down there, but still, that had been the only way I was using to get rid of the bikini line hair. Waxing although painful but at least leaves the skin feel soft and also the regrowth process is slow as compared to using a razor or an epilator.

Shaving

Shaving might be the most common method but it is risky as it can cause bloody cuts & razor bumps. Shaving the most delicate area can create micro-traumas. Most of the women also experience abrasion followed by ingrown hair.

Waxing

Waxing has its own drawbacks if used on sensitive areas. Pain and skin redness along with loss of skin suppleness & elasticity are the major side effects. Skin infection and allergic reactions are also common with waxing sensitive areas.

Epilator

The biggest disadvantage of using epilator is in-grown hair. If epilating at sensitive areas, there are possibilities of slight swelling along with redness and inflammation. Another big disadvantage is the pain of using an epilator on the sensitive area.

Hair Removing Cream

A normal hair removal cream is meant for removing body hair around arms & legs. Using it on delicate areas can result in burning & skin darkening as it may contain chemicals which are harsh to the sensitive area of bikini line

Bikini Line Hair Remover Creme

But just recently I came across this amazing product, Everteen Bikini Line Hair Removal Creme. Finally a much-needed product for your cleaner & smoother Bikini Line from the Intimate Care Expert “everteen”

Everteen Crème Hair Remover Bikini Line is specially designed for sensitive skin areas like bikini line and underarms. It is formulated with 100% natural chamomile extract. With “ No Harsh Smell” formula of Everteen, your bikini line gets soft & gentle cleaning with no itching and no irritation. It effectively removes hair without any skin burning and provides you soft & smoother bikini line.

I have been using this product for quite some time now and thankfully without any painful process, I get a clean bikini line, no rashes or after effects and my skin feels very very smooth.

Everteen creme hair remover bikini line effectively removes hair around tender bikini lines leaving skin soft & smooth.

Fortified with natural camomile extracts, you can be rest assured that there will be no

  • No Razor Bumps Or Ingrown Hair 
  • No Razor Cuts, Nicks & Burns
  • No Skin Darkening
  • No Harsh Smell

Availability

It is available across a lot of online e-commerce platforms. Follow Everteen on Facebook to know more about their products

Price

Rs 283 for a pack of 2

The Ultimate Guide To A Home Wedding

You don’t have to hire an expensive venue for your wedding reception. In fact, lots of people in the past have been able to plan a gorgeous wedding simply in their backyard. If you have plenty of space in the garden and backyard area of your home to host a couple of hundred guests, then there is no reason why you should not consider this as an option. It’s the perfect choice if you fancy doing a DIY wedding and want to keep the budget down so that the whole day works out very affordable. After all, you won’t have to hire out an expensive venue, which is something that usually eats up most couples’ wedding budgets.

If you do decide to go ahead with a backyard wedding in your own home, here are some useful tips that can help the day be a big success. 

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Don’t Skip The Wedding Planner

Some people tend to not bother hiring a wedding planner when they are organizing a wedding in their own home. However, that can be a mistake as there will be so much still that you need to plan yourself. For instance, you will need to book a wedding band, photographer, and also arrange a flower delivery. Working with all of these different vendors can be quite complicated, and some people find that it is a lot to juggle. If you hire a wedding planner, though, they will be the man in the middle between you and your vendors. You simply need to choose who you want to book and then the wedding planner will deal with them, even on the day itself.

Prep Your Backyard Well

You will no doubt want your backyard looking as good as it has ever looked as this will be the backdrop to all of your wedding photos. You won’t be able to quickly prepare it overnight, and it is something that you need to start taking care of at least a couple of months in advance. If you plant some new flowers early on, you can be sure that they will be blooming by the time your wedding rolls around. It’s also worth giving your garden lawn some TLC as well. If there are any dark or bald patches in the lawn, it could need re-seeding and watering. It might also be worth going to your local garden center and buying some lawn feed. Once you’ve treated it, it should be looking greener and fresher in just a few weeks.

Hire A Marquee

You will without a doubt need to hire a marquee. This will provide you with an outdoor space where you can set up some tables and chairs so that your guests have somewhere comfy to enjoy the wedding breakfast. It’s worth getting a few different quotes from marquee companies so that you can figure out which one will provide you with the best marquee for your budget. Another great thing about having a marquee out in the garden is that it can protect you and your guests from strong sun or any rain that may try to dampen your day.

Get Rid Of Unwanted Hair Permanently With NEUD

Nature has given us hair all over our body and although the hair is for protection, facial hair, or hair on legs and arms do affect our cosmetic appearance and hence we adopt many methods of hair removal. From waxing, threading, to hair removal creams and laser reduction, we use many methods and often find them tiresome because most of these methods have to be done periodically and are somewhat painful too.

NEUD

But now with a revolutionary product like NEUD, you can say goodbye to unwanted hair permanently and that too without any pain. NEUD helps in permanent reduction of unwanted hair and is completely safe to use. It’s just like a simple cream that one can apply at body parts where you want to get rid of hair and with continuous use, there is a significant reduction in the hair. It can be applied on face, legs, arms, and even bikini line. Over a period of time, the need for hair removal or waxing becomes redundant as NEUD stops the growth of these unwanted hair.

How Does It Work

NEUD Natural Hair Inhibitor restricts the activity of enzymes at hair follicle level so that hair growth is retarded.  NEUD Natural Hair Inhibitor is not a depilatory cream and it does not remove hair, so it has to be used in combination with a hair removal method.

NEUD acts directly on the hair root and hair shaft so that the enzyme responsible for hair growth does not function. Therefore it is mandatory to remove hair before applying NEUD so that NEUD can penetrate deep into the skin. After removing hair ( by HRC, Waxing, Shaving), the skin pores are opened which makes way for NEUD to penetrate into the skin and restricts the growth of hair. The procedure of applying NEUD after every hair removal session has to be repeated. After each session of hair removal followed by NEUD natural hair inhibitor, your hair will grow slower and thinner leading to the stage of permanent reduction. 

NEUD can be used by both women and men and has no side effects.

Positives

Really Effective

Pleasant Fragrance

No Side Effects

Safe and Easy to Use

Negatives

Not easily available offline, but has a great online presence.

Slightly expensive

Price

Rs 1150 for 1 pack

Buy from NEUD

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Balance For Better – What I Learned About Working Women’s Health Care

I thank Dr. Jayashree, Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at  BirthRight By Rainbow Hospitals, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi, for helping me write this blog. Dr. Jayashree’s qualifications are manifold – MBBS, Diploma in Gynecology and Obstetrics (DGO) and Member and Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG, FRCOG). Her advice has helped me write this blog.

“In the end, it is all a question of balance” 

  • Rohinton Mistry

Balance is the key to everything. It basically dominates what we do, what we think, what we say, what we eat, what we see and what we feel. The balance of life requires high awareness which, in turn, helps the individuals to grow. 

Someone askedher:

“Are you a working woman or a housewife?”

She said “I am a full-time working housewife. I work 24 hours a day. I am a mom, a wife, a daughter and a daughter-in-law; I am an alarm clock, a cook, a maid, a teacher, a waiter, a nanny, a nurse, a handyman, a security officer, a counsellor and a comforter. Besides, I don’t get holidays, medical leaves or half days. I work throughout the day, and nights are not spared as well. 

I’m on duty all hours of the day and all days a week. The remuneration I get for it is through an eyebrow raised, “What do you do all day at home?

This is a mouthpiece answer of thousands of homemakers who juggle the works throughout their life. But on the other hand, I strongly feel that all women are multitasking – be it working women or stay at home women. 

It is undeniable that the roles and responsibilities of women at home are clearly defined and those are inescapable for women irrespective of their position and dignity in the society. When God created women, he made the physiology of the women supportive of the reproduction process and nurturing. But as the modern lifestyle and modern culture started taking over, it began to demand its own share from every woman’s life. As a result, women have taken steps to delay the reproduction process which is creating the hormonal imbalance. Additionally, the impact of processed food and lack of physical activity, along with the never-ending stress are also leading to the increased production of testosterone component. As a result, the whole denial process of reproduction is inevitably contributing to the disturbances in the balance of the universe. Nevertheless, the right balance creates the right environment for human survival. 

So, where and how women can help themselves to create the balance?

Modern life is moving faster than the speed of light and women have incessant pressure on them to pace up perpetually. At the same time, women need to be extra conscious to prioritize their health and work to strike a balance between physical and social wellbeing. 

Here are a few tips which could be handy for women:

  • Physical activity from the early stages of life
  • Avoid processed foods
  • Maintain 6-7 hours of sleep routine, preferably between 10 pm to 6 am.
  • Avoid electronic gadgets. Focus on in-person bonding and face-to-face communication rather than social media networking.
  • Include some less occupying activities in your daily routine. These activities shouldn’t demand much mental and physical exertion.
  • Accept the help from family and spouse whenever offered. You could also ask for help without hesitation. Employing help could contribute to good mental and physical health. 
  • Self-pride is important to every human being, especially women who are stressed due to multitasking. Whether you are a working woman or not, take good care of yourself and take pride in what you do. 
  • No guilt, please! Among all the challenges women face, the biggest one is the balancing act of being a mother and being a working professional at the same time. There is no need to feel guilty about leaving your kids while going to work. Take your family’s support whenever necessary or search for robust day care centres. 
  • Make health checkups mandatory. Being a woman doesn’t mean your body can take in everything and still stay strong. You should go for yearly health check-ups and help make sure your body is working perfectly fine to take on the world, if necessary.

Being a woman is not easy. It takes determination and dedication to breakthrough all the tough hurdles the world has built for us in every path of our lives. We need to present ourselves decorously, prioritize yourself and be the woman everyone looks up to! 

Wish you a Happy Women’s Day!

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