Day: December 2, 2017

Palm Springs, California- Perfect hideout to unwind!

California is a place that turns your dreamland into a reality, so much so that in front of the natural beauty of redwood Californian forests and classy beaches, this enchanted city puts even Disneyland to shame.

Whether places of amusement or food & drinks, California gives you a perfect mix of everything. Just for start, do you know California produces over 90% of the country’s wine- making grapes and has twice as many breweries as any other state in the US. This golden state also produces most of the country’s fresh produce and sets the trends for the entire nation to follow.

And within this enchanted state if you looking for a laid back kind of vacation, head straight to Palm Springs. The place has a historical evidence of being a favorite, even with the biggest of Hollywood Celebrities. The entire city has a very retro kind of charm to it even to this date and it doesn’t seem to fade away. Though it’s a small place, but it still has so much to offer.

Palm Springs has a hot desert climate, with over 300 days of sunshine and around 4.83 inches (122.7 mm) of rain annually.The winter months are warm, with a majority of days reaching 70 °F (21 °C) and in January and February days often see temperatures of 80 °F (27 °C) and on occasion reach over 90 °F (32 °C), while, on average, there are 17 nights annually dipping to or below 40 °F (4 °C); freezing temperatures occur in less than half of years.

The most traffic comes in to Palm Springs from LA and there are a lot of ways that one can travel from LA to Palm Springs.

By Air- Palm Springs does have an airport but its necessarily not the most convenient way to travel as the flights are less and often expensive. The lay over at San Francisco makes the flight durations longer than usual. Depending on where the person is flying from, the Ontario airport, which is 70 miles from Palm Springs serves as a better options, as it has more number of flight options and better connectivity to Palm Springs.

By Train- You can take Amtrak’s Sunset Limited train directly from LA’s Union Station to Palm Springs, but do remember to check as it doesn’t run on all days, and has a selected few days operation. The Texas Eagle also makes the trip a few days a week. Both of those trains run late at night, arriving in Palm Springs after midnight. Using any of those trains will take about 2.5 hours.

By Bus- There are no regular buses making the trip from LA to Palm Springs, but you will have a couple of options for commercial bus services. The bus trip from LA to Palm Springs takes about 3.5 hours. They Greyhound buses travel to Thousand Palms which is 12 miles from Palm Springs and from where one can get some local buses to get to Palm Springs.

By Car- Traveling to Palm Springs is not just the most common but also the most convenient and inexpensive way to travel. Even by road, there are two options, one is through various freeways and other is the road, which is more scenic and beautiful and often called as Palms to Pines highway.

Once you reach Palm Springs, the first thing you think of is a place to stay, now given the fact that we all make our bookings in advance, you can pre-book your stay, so that all you need to do after reaching the city is checking in and retiring to the comfort of your room.

In terms of stay options, from luxe hotels to budget options and villas, the place has plenty to offer for all kind of travelers. Tourism is a major factor in the city’s economy with 1.6 million visitors on an average. The city has over 130 hotels and resorts, numerous bed and breakfasts and over 100 restaurants and dining spots. Palm Spring Homes for Rent can really come in handy for you to explore all possible options.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Visit the Palm Springs Art Museum– The Palm Springs Art Museum, which was founded in the year 1938, is an epitome of art and culture. Regular exhibitions keep taking place in the museum and also the permanent collection of the museum is worth taking a look at.

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Joshua Tree National Park– This place is the perfect example of being an oasis in the dessert. Whether you wanna hike, walk on the foot or drive through, its one experience you should not miss.

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Springs Aerial Tramway– The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway operates every day between 8 or 10 a.m. and 9:45 p.m., though exact hours may vary by season. Facilities found at the top of Mount San Jacinto include two restaurants, multiple observation decks, a natural history museum and a gift shop. The view of the mountains from the tramway is spectacular and breathtakingly beautiful.

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The Living Dessert– From October 1 to May 31, The Living Desert is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the summer (from June 1 to September 30) the place is open every day between 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. It’s a part zoo and part botanical garden where the flora and fauna co-exist. The gardens in the living dessert boast of more than 1400 species of plants and animals like mountain lions, bighorn sheep and meerkats are easily seen.

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Indian Canyons– Travelers often describe these canyons as breathtakingly beautiful and peaceful, in fact no words are appropriate to describe these beauties. Some places are better seen and experiences rather than to be spoken off and these canyons belong to that category. The Indian Canyons are open every day from October 1 through July 4, but visitors are only permitted on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday from July 5 to September 30. On all opening days, visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

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How are Swiggy Coupons helpful?

Swiggy offers online food ordering and delivering to your doorstep. In India, it is headquartered in Bengaluru. Swiggy was founded by Sriharsha Majety, Nandan Reddy, Rahul Jaimini in the year 2014. Bootstrapped till last January, the food tech startup was present in just a few neighbourhoods of Bengaluru, with Koramangala giving a major chunk of the business. Today, Swiggy has raised its business plan to eight cities and more than 9,000 restaurants that allows them to function with ease and deliver their orders in minimum time. Swiggy works as your food providing buddy and understands your cravings for food at odd hours. They do not question your food requirements and get you, your favorite meal within few taps on your smartphone. After all who can say no to a hungry stomach. You need not worry about your food longing when Swiggy is around the corner and of course on your smartphone! There are days when you reach home, tired and stressed and the last thing you wish to do is to cook food for yourself or your family. Such crisis calls for Swiggy! You can sit and relax in your recliner and wait for your order to arrive magically on your doorstep. All thanks to the delivery boys of Swiggy! They are fast and accurate with directions. They are there with your food at just the right time, even before your food gets cold. There are another innumerable benefits attached to this amazing online food company – Swiggy Offers the flexibility to its customers to order as per their requirement without any restrictions of “minimum order” policy. To make it more simple, you can order anything and everything as per your wish and you do not have to add anything extra just for the sake of completing the terms and conditions of “minimum order”.

With the kind of quality service provided by Swiggy, it has been completing around 2,000 orders a day with an average value of close to Rs. 300 per order. These figures are the true reflection of Swiggy’s reach and customer satisfaction. As their source of income, Swiggy charges around 15-25 percent commission from restaurant and hotel owners. Which means the users are safely kept at bay from extra charges. Although, happy customers somehow find the way to appreciate the service of Swiggy delivery boys by rewarding them with 15-20 rupees as a token of love. This kind of an arrangement has helped the users to get the maximum benefits out of their services and in return, Swiggy gets their feedback in the form of the money they receive from their customers. In addition to this, Swiggy also offers huge discounts to its customers if they order through their mobile application. You can choose your order and use Swiggy Coupons to avail various discounts on various restaurants and hotels. To not miss these amazing deals and discounts, you can get yourself registered on their website and get notified about these discounts and offers. This ensures that Swiggy’s customers make the best use of these benefits and save as much as possible. These offers can be availed either through Swiggy Coupons or by applying Swiggy promo codes which are available on their website as well as their mobile application.

 

 

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St. D’Vence launches Autumn edition of their moisturiser!

Come winters and one often starts wondering about the dryness of skin and then starts the search for best moisturisers to cater these needs. St D’vence, the experts in skin care products recently launched their Autumn edition of the moisturiser which comes enriched with the goodness of Olive Oil, Vitamin E, Avocado Butter and Argan Oil. Its the first time in history of their 20 year legacy that this product has been made available through pre-orders on Amazon. I have been fortunate enough to receive the product to try on , and all I can say is that I am extremely happy with the quality of product.

Its a refreshingly fragrant moisturiser, which is thick in its consistency, but very light on the body. Its completely non-sticky and leaves your body feeling moisturised and soft. I have been using the product since a week now, and my skin definitely feels more nourished and supple.

The effort of 3 years gone behind developing this moisturiser, which is a blend of 10 handpicked ingredients is evident in its quality. You cannot go wrong with this one. Its surely a must have skin care product for the season.

You can pre-order your pack from Amazon. Its currently offered at a discounted rate of Rs 399/-

Product Highlights

  • No Parabens, No Mineral Oils, No Sulphates, PEG & PG Free, Hypoallergenic
  • Essential & Botanical Oils – Argan, Almond, Jojoba, Olive, Coconut, Til, Sunflower
  • Butters – Avocado, Shea, Blissful Amalgamation of 10 Ingredients, London’s Classic Fragrance
  • Ultra-Enriching Formula, Non-Greasy Residue, Intense hydration, Rapid absorption
  • Deep & Long-Lasting Moisturiser, Conditions, Enriches & Revitalises, Naturally Rejuvenates Damaged Skin, Visibly Smoother & Softer Skin. This is a 100% vegetarian product with highly premium botanical and essential oils. It does not contain any animal-derived components.

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Winter Menu at Chaayos!

Chaayos is almost a synonym for a tea cafe, there is no one better when it comes to serving hand crafted and blended teas and that too keeping in mind the Indian taste buds. For most Indians tea is their fuel to keep going, and you just can’t afford to go wrong with it, and Chaayos has really carved its name across the minds of tea lovers.

Not just tea, but Chaayos has always came across as a notch above the rest even when it comes to tea accompaniments. The sweets and savouries are just perfect always. What I personally love about their menu is the seasonal changes that they bring. Be it summers, monsoons or winters, Chaayos always brings in something special in their menu, which makes the visit to their outlet worth while.

With the winters setting in, Chaayos recently added 9 amazing menu items keeping the season in mind. With 2 varieties of tea, 2 desserts and 5 savoury items, the menu is a perfectly balanced one.

Gur Wali Chai and Tulsi Green Tea are the perfect companions for a breezy winter morning, afternoon or evening and you just can’t afford to miss it. Personally I found the Tulsi Green Tea extremely refreshing and comforting to the throat. Relish these teas with Paneer Bhurji Bun, which was an amazing preparation. Paneer bhurji loaded on soft buns makes for a delicious dish, I loved it. The Chicken Cutlet and Mutton Cutlet also need your attention as they both tasted really good, though again going by a personal choice I would any day prefer the Chicken Cutlet over Mutton. The Chicken Cutlets were nice, crispy on the outside, and soft and spicy on the inside.

Butter Chicken Kulhad with Masala Kulcha was another great preparation. Soft and succulent chicken chunks in rich tomato gravy served with masala kulchas made for an interesting combination and must be tried.

The best was the Open Keema Parantha, trust me you cannot have enough of this scrumptious dish. An open lachha parantha loaded with well cooked keema and some cheese is just what you need to comfort your taste buds. Simply done and simply delicious. Though eating it becomes a little messy, because its made and cut like a pizza, but because the parantha is soft, it keeps folding and you end up dropping the keema, but if you actually fold it right at the start and enjoy it as a small roll, you cannot go wrong, and also who minds getting a little messy when the food is so delicious.

The desserts too were simply done and yet very very tasty. A warm chocolate lava cake and banana-walnut cake, both of them were really good. Whereas the chocolate cake oozed out warm chocolate from inside, the banana-walnut cake was extremely soft and comforting.

To try this new menu, we went to the newly opened CP outlet and trust me this is one outlet of Chaayos that you shouldn’t miss visiting. Its by the far the most spacious and creatively done outlet. The vibrancy and energy of the place takes on you completely, and whether you wanna catch up with friends on a cup of tea and snacks, or a quick business meeting, or if you are alone and make tea and laptop your companion, this is the place for you. So for the place that it is and for the teas and food that they serve, Chaayos is a must visit place, so what are you waiting for..??

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