Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Bamboo Tree Spaa, Khar - Review

After a super hectic month at work I really needed to relax and pamper myself and what better way to do that than treat myself with a spa treatment. Luckily, around the same time Playtag Media Service Pvt. LTD & Paprika Lab approached me for a Spa review. I knew this was exactly what I needed, I decided to go to Bamboo Tree Spaa in Khar. The name caught my attention along with their unique spa treatments, their signature bamboo tree spa was what I wanted to try.



Bamboo Massage is a 2000 years old treatment practiced in Egypt. It is an innovative style of massage therapy and bodywork that works on five elements of the body i.e. fire, earth, wood, water and metal.

The unique properties of bamboo are passed to the body to create healing, restoration and balance. It enhances blood circulation and aids in deep tissue healing, spasms, trigger points as well as the elimination of toxins. The Bamboo massage is an intense pressure massage, hence preferred by the female clients.




Upon reaching the Spaa,  they welcomed me with a delicious green tea. The massage room was calming, clean and had an immediate relaxing effect on me. They also have a shower and steam room to relax in post the massage. They also provided me with disposable innerwear and a bathrobe to change into. The masseuse was friendly thus making me feel comfortable in a second. The massage was very relaxing and I couldn’t help but wish that it just never got over. She registered my tension points and worked in a way that relaxed me. The aromatic oils were doing their work as well. After the initial massage she started with the actual bamboo and the effect was like no other. The warm bamboo really has a therapeutic effect on you.



After the relaxing one hour twenty minutes massage, I stepped into the hot shower.

I also tried their Dr. Fish Therapy and Reflexology.

Although I was skeptical about the hygiene quotient of the Dr. Fish Therapy, the co-owner assured me that the tank is cleaned at regular intervals with special UV filters that keeps it germ free and clean. The fact that each client’s have their feet cleaned before dipping them in the tank helped calm my apprehensions. My feet were cleaned and I was all set to enter the tank. I won’t lie, I was a little scared at first. The moment I dipped my feet the fishes surrounded and started nibbling. It was a fun, ticking feeling.

You can’t really see a visible difference after the therapy, like the way you do after a pedicure but rest assured the garrarufa fishies are doing their job and your feet are clean and more hygienic and free of dead skin.

I also opted for 20 minutes of feet Reflexology to pamper my tired feet. That was amazing to say the least. The masseuse knew the exact pressure points and I was in feet heaven immediately.

I also happen to speak to the owner who was nice enough to provide a quick tour of the spaa, have a look - 



While we are on the topic, let me share about India Spa Week 2016, an initiative by Paprika Idea Labs and Playtag Media Services Pvt. Ltd.

India Spa Week 2016 is a celebration of 10 days of relaxation. It is an opportunity for the busy and stressed city dwellers to indulge at each city's finest spas. This allows participating spas to showcase their services representative of their philosophy and customers get to experience new spa treatments.
15 Spas will come together to help people relax in five metropolitan cities of India – Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata from 26th Feb to 6th Mar 2016.

To know more visit - http://www.indiaspaweek2016.com/

How to reach there - 




Thursday, January 28, 2016

Flamingo Point, Sewri, Mumbai



After seeing innumerable posts about Flamingos in Sewri, I knew I had to go there. It’s not exactly far from where I live but still is one of the areas that I had never been to. Google maps gave me the exact location of where I needed to reach, thankful for that.





The place is secluded. It was a Saturday evening, I was expecting a lot many people there but there hardly were a few. There are fishermen boats around, and a big rustic ship ( I knew I wanted to go on the ship the moment I saw it ) bloggers, take note! Get a friend along to take pictures, you might end up with some really nice shots.



People are allowed at times on the ship, depending on the mood of the workers there. I suggest, give it a try. It’s just a rustic ship but you might end up getting good pictures and a better view at the flamingos.

Carry binoculars or a camera with good zoom. The flamingos are far off, but the locals told us that they are much closer in the morning ( you can try your luck )

I won’t say it is amazing but if you are looking for something different on a weekend, like I was, you can definitely  try going here.

The flamingos are here from November to March.
Like I mentioned that it is a secluded place, it would be easier if you had your own transport.
You can also catch a cab from Wadala or Parel station.







Sunday, January 24, 2016

Organic Harvest Lip Balm - Quick Review




I recently started using the Organic Harvest Lip Balm in the Pomegranate flavor. The brand claims to be sans chemicals and developed to perfectly suit everybody.

Loved the packaging, it is unlike the daily lip balms that we use and I liked the new shape.

The lip balm is moisturising and did manage to keep my lips soft throughout the day. I don’t think I needed to reapply it more than twice in a day, maybe just a little bit after eating something.

The taste however wasn’t anything like Pomegranate. I didn’t like the taste, it tasted very chemicalish. I can’t really put a finger on it and tell you exactly what it tasted like though.

If you are looking for a lip balm that will keep your lips moisturised then this will work well for you, if you are able to manage the taste that is.


Organic Lips lip balm range comes in four variants – Pomegranate, Green Apple, Shea Butter, and Strawberry.



Monday, January 11, 2016

For where all love is



“For where all love is, the speaking is unnecessary”
— Diana Gabaldon

Just read this quote and although it sounds all nice I wonder why shouldn’t one say it? It’s love right? Wont it be just amazing if the opposite person knows that they are being loved? I have seen a lot of people hiding their feelings towards someone just out of the fear of rejection.

For me, the sooner the person tells me that they like me the better. Yes, I want that thrill of meeting someone and then slowly falling in love with them, the thrill of not knowing what’s happening, the thrill of wondering if he is going to tell me tonight, noticing the cute adorable little things that they do for you to show that they care etc. totally love all of that.

However after some time I just need to know what that person really feels for me. Is that too bad? Too needy?

I don’t care. It’s just better that way.

And if you are on the fence wondering if you should tell the person that you like them then jump off that fence and go to that person and tell them exactly how you feel.

And if they don’t feel the same for you then respect that, go back to real life and snap out of the fairy tale. Don’t forget though that there is a chance that they might reflect the same feelings as yours.

A photo posted by Pooja Mahimkar (@poojamahimkar) on

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Café Universal



Had heard a lot about this place but as it is a little away from the general area I frequent, I never had a chance to visit this place. Until finally two weeks back went there with some office colleagues. The place isn’t very fancy but gives a very good vibe. Perfect for a lunch or an evening snack on a cozy winter day.



We started with some Veg spring rolls. The only reason we ordered this is because none of us had had spring rolls in a long time. We weren’t disappointed.



We also got steamed chicken wontons, which were very bland. The szechuan sauce also couldn’t help make it taste good.



Friend ordered wine, she liked it so I take her word for that.



The burger was amazing! Hug and filling!

We tried both vegetarian and non vegetarian burger. Although I am not a big fan of vegetarian burger, I still did like it.



The chicken burger was delicious! I had to share it with a friend. Couldn’t finish it alone.




I would give it 3 and a half stars out of 5


Monday, December 21, 2015

Lonely


When you feel lonely in the middle of the day
When work is pending and you just want to lay
You want to talk to someone
But when you look around there is no one
I am fighting the tears in my eyes
It’s not that anyone has hurt me
But the knowledge that even after being surrounded by so many people no one actually understands me