Cruise into the Tropicals with Nautica’s Spring Summer 2015 Collection

Nautica is all set to take you on a journey with their new Sportswear Spring 2015 collection inspired by the idea of chartering a boat and setting sail to multiple tropical destinations. Heavily influenced by the ‘stripe’ and bold tropical colours, the spring 2015 collection reinterprets nautical in a more graphic and interesting way.
 “Stripes are quintessential to the Nautica brand,” said Creative Director, Chris Cox. “This Collection takes that pattern to new levels and unexpected places, for a fresh new look.”
Men’s collection highlights:

The Nautica man will be as ready as ever to cruise through the warmer months ahead with the new Sportswear Spring collection.  This season’s palette is grounded in navy and white, with bold pops of colour throughout to get that perfect relaxed tropical look. Abstract floral prints, photographic images and colour blocking make a big statement on swimwear. Fabrics remain light, with linen and cottons mixed throughout to give the complete comfort fit.

Get beach ready with standout pieces like the printed floral pants that work well with breezy linen shirts. Raw denim is introduced to the collection in a tapered fit for a dressier ensemble, pairing nicely with gingham wovens, or chambray shirts. The collection highlights corduroy in a novel way on drawstring shorts, and looks great when paired with striped tees, henleys or zip sweaters creating an understated relaxed look. Stripes stake their claim on t-shirts, hoodies, polos and wovens creating an ultra modern, nautical feel. Activewear makes its appearance in a jogger knit pant and cargo sweatpants, and when paired with a woven shirt, makes for a cool, active sportswear look.

Whether it’s hitting the sandy shores, or going out for a night on the town, the mix of stripes, color blocking, floral patterns, and soft, lightweight fabrics of this season's collection provides the perfect wardrobe essentials and will keep you looking sophisticated during the warmer temperatures.
Women’s collection highlights:
The Women’s collection is all about breezy, easy-to-wear pieces that are versatile enough to take you from day to night and instantly transport you to your favourite vacation destination.  The spring season highlights an amalgamation of classic nautical details with reinvented fabrics, silhouettes, and bold tropical colors to give this season a fresh feel with a chic yet relaxed attitude. The first delivery of the Nautica Women’s Sportswear Spring 2015 collection features a crisp colour palette of navy, bay green and bold pops of lime green. The Charter incorporates a variety of sail stripe combinations celebrating the brand's signature stripes. New attributes like the anorak and trench hybrid jackets and the nautical trench coat are statement pieces from the collection. The warmer weather brings in new dress shapes incorporating dolman sleeves, breezier silhouettes and draped fabrications.

The second delivery of the season takes you straight to the beach. Windswept features an array of relaxed, seaside inspired pieces like the palm leaf striped poncho, utility pants, chambray boyfriend shirts, and white linen asymmetrical moto-jacket. Dressing up this season will feel like a breeze with the classic nautical color palette of navy, sail white and rose coral.  The collection offers open stitch sweaters, easy-to-wear jersey dresses and maxi skirts adding to the cool, casual vibe that Windswept has to offer.

The final delivery on this season's nautical adventure takes you to the beautiful island of Hawaii. Kauai, features a tropical color palette of navy, deep ultra-marine and vibrant pops of fuchsia pink. Versatile pieces like the tiki striped mitered maxi skirt, transforms into a halter maxi dress and the flutter kona print dress that can easily take you from work to the weekend.
My Say:
So, I have been invited by the brand to check out their new Spring/Summer 2015 collection.I have visited the store and tried on some of the latest collection. In my opinion, Nautica is one of the best brands when it comes to   Men's clothing. But obviously I was interested in the Women's clothing and was taken to the Women's section where I could notice that the dominant colours of this collection, Blue and Sea Green along with them,there were some pop colours like fuchsia pink,vibrant limegreen and the basic black and white.
I had tried on their clothes and I must say that I totally liked the cloth quality and fit. The material is just so great. Below are some of the pictures I have taken in the trial room.
I was in a bit of rush and hence I couldn't get a chance to try on their dresses. The first dress from the above Women's collection is something totally unique. I have also noticed that there were maxi dresses, a denim dress too. Every where I could totally see the brand's signature style/symbol/prints. The tops were again something different from their polos where the tops have some very cool prints like palmleaves etc.
The best part about these collections are the maxi skirt which can transform into a cool maxi dress and the pieces which can be worn both to work and weekend holiday. I must mention about their Jeans here, unlike the trendy skinny jeans, Nautica launched their Jeans in relax fit and thus making it perfect for holidays.
I also picked up two tops which I may have to post in a different Haul Post.
If I may suggest the brand, I would like to see more feminine designs in the Women's Clothing not just Polos in feminine colours :)

These perfumes looked so cool..literally..the shades of blues/sea green! Perfect with the brand name.
About Nautica:
Founded in 1983, Nautica® is a leading global lifestyle brand ranging from men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories to a complete home collection. Nautica® products are refined casual classics inspired and energized by the water that are always crisp, clean and distinct.  Today Nautica® is available in more than 75 countries with 265 full price Nautica® branded stores and over 2,000 Nautica branded shop-in-shops worldwide.  In 2003, the Company was acquired by VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel with more than 30 brands, including Wrangler, The North Face,  Lee, Vans, Nautica,  7 For All Mankind, Eagle Creek, Eastpak, Ella Moss, JanSport, lucy, Kipling, Majestic, Napapijri, Red Kap, Reef, Riders, Splendid, Smartwool® and Timberland®. For additional information, please go to www.nautica.com and www.vfc.com.
In India, Nautica has its presence across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune, Ahmedabad, Gurgaon, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Jalandhar and Jammu. The product lines for the Indian market comprise of menswear, womenswear and accessories.
About Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd:
Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd is a subsidiary of Arvind Ltd which is India’s largest integrated textile player and is one of the oldest and most respected groups in the Textile Business in India.  Arvind is also one of the largest producers of denim fabrics and is supplier to a large number of fashion brands in the world.  Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd has been a pioneer in brining international brands to India and first brought Arrow to India in the year 1993. Arvind Lifestyle Brand Ltd has licensing relationships with many international Brands including Gant, Arrow, Izod, Energie, US Polo Association, Elle, Cherokee, Mossimo and Geoffrey Beene.  Arvind also has a portfolio of 12 of its own brands. Arvind has a JV with Tommy Hilfiger for the Tommy Hilfiger business in India.  It also runs India’s largest value retail chain, Megamart.
Arvind’s pursuit of multi-brand, multi-price point and multi-channel strategy over the last 5 years has paid rich dividend and has grown the business at a CAGR of 38%.  Arvind is the only company in the fashion industry which has presence from Value to the Bridge to Luxury Segments.
Arvind is targeting revenues of Rs 5000crs from its brands & retail businesses in the next 5 years by strongly leveraging its strengths in production, marketing and distribution.  While Rs 3000 cr would come from growing the business organically at a CAGR of 20%, the rest would come through acquisitions, new brands launches and JVs.  The acquisition of the business operations of Debenhams, Next & Nautica is the first step in our inorganic growth strategy to cross the Rs 2000 cr revenue mark in the next 5 years.1
The company also has one of the strongest distribution networks in Indian apparel sector with over 1.3 million square feet of retail space available pan-India to its brands across 730 retail stores spread over 150 towns. This is in addition to Arvind Lifestyle Brands international doors in the Middle East and South Africa. 

Bedroom Furniture for Looks and Function #JustAClickAway

The title sounds interesting right.. I know it does :D
We buy a house with so much of efforts and we would want the best to happen in the home and that includes the very minute detailing like the paint colour,the colour combination, showcase,dining set,living room etc. But everyone has a separate idea when it comes to one's bedroom, That is a place where everyone's creativity comes into picture.
When I say creativity, I am sure not many knows the difference between look and function. A furniture can be chosen in many ways but one should know how it looks when placed in home and it's need.
Mainly a bedroom furniture consists of not many but mainly we need a bed,a couple of chairs,table.
Okay, you may consider the dressing table or so many others but here, I would like to focus on these three furniture for bed room.
The Bed:
They say love comes in all shapes and sizes and so is bed. I personally love the King Size bed but you may like the single bed. It is more like suiting your need and the location,space and look. Obviously King Bed looks great when your master bedroom is large in size and spacious.
The King Bed can be customized and pick something which is given a dark colour polish to the wood as it more likely to      complement any kind of walls/wall color. Apart from serving the purpose, it is the main focus of the bed room. So choose something which is elegant and classy.
The Chairs:

I kind of like to have my morning coffee or do some work on my laptop sitting on a chair than on the bed. I like my chair to be sophisticated with some great looking cushion. I do not like the rocking chairs or something like settees in my bedroom. I kind of like them to be placed near the balcony in living room.
The Tables:

How much the vintage styled tables make the bedroom look elegant. I love the vintage and modern combination when it comes to furniture. The Chest of Drawers are one symbol of Vintage piece of furniture that makes me go weak in my knees. It looks soo soo classy. However, it is my personal choice.

I know now I made you think of your dream bedroom and all these furniture now #JustAClickAway with Durian

My first ever Indiblogger Meet ft Tata Genx Nano EasyShift #FOLLOWTHEGENX

Helloo People! 
This happened when I reluctantly clicked the APPLY button on a particular event on Indiblogger. I somehow knew that I wouldn't be the one among those lucky bloggers who get to meet the fellow bloggers and enjoy a full day of excitement and fun. I have never attended in any indiblogger events before as I was too nervous to meet people who were total strangers but this time, I went with my gut. I was wanting this. I was wanting some good memories before leaving this place forever. So, yes that's the story behind my click.
I was busy with my coding(boring software engineer life you see) and suddenly I got an email asking for my contact number from indiblogger. In next few minutes I got a call from indiblogger guys and I was bombarded with a rapidfire round like do I know how to drive,what's my exact location,my availability on 3rd etc. When I said that I do not have a driving licence that's when my little hope of joining the adventure evaporated but luckily that wasn't a criteria to get through.
Well!! the next day I got the email saying that they took me into the bandwagon :D I was super duper happy! I did a part of MJ awwww pose!! I was very happy that I will be travelling and I was happy that I may get a chance to drive after so many months and out of all, I was sure that I will be smiling the whole day!
Okay, on 2nd May night I was in dilemma whether if I will be ok, I was new to the city and leaving behind everything and I will be going to a new place all over with new people,a day full of so called adventure started ringing in my head. This was my first time and I knew it will not be my last but still"What if I left alone in that group" I am introvert but I do get crazy when I find people matching my level of craziness. I was hoping to meet atleast one person from the 24 people that I can call my friend and that I can actually meet her/him after the meet.
The Real Story Unfolds Now!
It's been a week that I had the most exciting day in my Mumbai Travel Diary. I am talking about the blogger meet that was held by Indiblogger in association with Tata Motors Genx Nano.
The Day!
I woke up at 6:00AM! I know a woke up a bit late but I could get ready in 20mins and started to my pickup point. I was clueless for a while and then I saw two girls chatting. I somehow felt I should ask them if I was at the correct place so I just did and to my surprise, they were Anamika and Ruhie of Anamika Writes and Sweet Life blogs respectively. We hit it off instantly and had a good talk till we boarded the bus. We sat together and had fun while travelling. I have a bit of motion sickness so I slept most of the time.
After sometime, the captain of our road ship Mr.Ranjit started a introduction session which turned out to be funny and we did know about each other. The names,their blogs etc. We were given snacks as breakfast and I still remember Pratishta of Breakfast Projekt remarked that it isn't a healthy breakfast because our breakfast consisted everything yummy :D Chocolates,Bourbon Biscuits,Chocolate Cake,Juice which everyone love! There was a quick break where we got down to have some tea.
The Destination:
We reached Lake House,Tata Motors located in Pune in 3+ hours from Mumbai. The location was such a beauty. I have never been to a place like this before. The lake, the trees, the conference hall,most beautiful line up of the brand new Tata Nano Cars that too in my favorite colour..Sangria Red.
Start Off:
We were given breakfast and then asked to assemble in the conference hall where we were greeted by some gifts.Did I just hear Goodies?? Already? Yes! we were given a selfie stick and a powerbank. I know and was already told that we would be needing more energy but our phones needed more :D
Sachin Singh,the designer of Nano Genx ,Tata Motors gave us a quick introduction on the new version of Tata Nano. The Car is designed based on few pointers, DesigNext, DriveNext & ConnectNext.
Few things totally hit me hard.
1. Advanced Technology
The car has come up with the power steering easy shift(AMT),the compact hatch,the Sports Mode and the best part, there is no CLUTCH!
2. The look of the car
It is totally chic and stylish. The bumper makes me smile. They have come up with two new colors, Sangria Red and Persian Rose. I thought I liked Persian Rose when I saw it on the slideshow but I looooved Sangria Red when I got to see it in real. The tiny
3. The space and size!
I had an assumption that the nano is a bit tiny and it isn't spacious. But to my surprise, I am petite and I had too much leg space before me and my team mate, Aziz is tall and he was at the driving seat. He said he had the comfort driving with proper leg space which is totally a positive. The Nano has open-able boot where we can stuff in our luggage while travelling/shopping(I am referring to us,the girls :P)
It comes with a fuel tank capacity of 24L which makes it less bothering when you are on a long drive.
**Enough of Theory**
We had a good session in a very professional and classy way by Sachin and then we 24 were divided into groups of 3 and 4 persons in each group. I was put into Team C along with Aziz and Kiran. Mr.Amol from Tata Motors was our 4th team member. He was more like our God Father :D He was super cool and fun to hang around with.
The journey began and we were given tasks by the readers/people on twitter and we managed to complete few tasks. The interesting one was, I was asked to apply eyeliner on the go which I did. Thus proving the drive is buttery smooth. *Impressed*
The other tasks consisted of, posing under a tree, posing with the coffee mugs, asked to share a drink of same kind, no smoking ad,getting a thing which matched to our car,Aziz was asked to pose with the car like a couple,Kiran was asked to react for the loud music and many more. Super fun it was. We only concentrated on having fun rather than winning :D
The Lunch:
Once we are done with the tasks, we were taken to Mezza9 Lounge for lunch. The lounge was exclusively booked for us. The food was yummy,we had a chitchat session and were asked to drive back to the Lake House.
The Demo:
Back at the Lake House, we had a track in the shape of infinity symbol and was created to show the capability of the new Genx Nano.Thanks to ePAS! The car just proved its awesomeness.
The Evening:
By this time,we were a bit tired and the hot summer took a toll on our energy levels. We now want to sit and and do nothing.Literally! That's when we noticed that the backyard of the Lake House, the view is breath taking. The lawn is being filled by chairs and Djembe while we enjoyed the view and clicking the pictures!
Snacks were made available for us and the cutest looking social media icons on Cupcakes. The best was Mr.Varun Venkit was there to entertain with his drums. As we sipped our coffee, he played for us different genres of music and then we were asked to settle in the drum roll and what happened next was EPIC!
That's the END to a fabulous day. Wait Wait Wait..before the end of the day we were given the goodies..The super cool Indiblogger and Tata Motors Tshirts,A wrist watch, A super cute toy car Nano,A pendrive in the shape of tatanano :D This was like a perfect Surprise :)
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After so much fun and memories we headed back to Mumbai and as usual, I fell sick and slept for a while. But enjoyed the drive till I was awake. I made friends and I am no more called an introvert :D
Thanks +IndiBlogger +TATA MOTORS India for the awesome event and I can not thank you guys enough for making my visit to Mumbai more memorable and fun :)
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Flag Off at the Lake House,Pune
My Team-Kiran,Aziz and Me(L-R)
Our welcome drinks at Mezza9 Lounge
The SuperWomen-Kiran,Anamika,Magali,Divsi,Ruhie,Me,Archana,Neha(L-R)
Posing like the Queens
The Infinity Shaped Track
Varun Venkit :D Loved your show
Ever Beautiful - Lake House,Tata Motors,Pune
Blurry yet my favorite pic
The Social Media Cupcakes
A glimpse of Taal INC's Varun Venkit's Show!
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The Four Fountains Spa,Powai,Mumbai-My Experience

If I have to tell what gave me the energy to face the week's hectic workload is the Spa Session that I had on a hot Sunday afternoon. I am here to share my experience with you on how I felt about the spa session that I was offered by The Four Fountains Spa guys.
About the Four Fountain Spa:
Welcome to Four Fountains De-Stress Spa – India’s largest chain of affordable day spas.Our mission is to create a stress-free and healthy India. Through our spas we’re bringing the scientifically proven health benefits of spa therapies within reach of more and more Indians.
Our spas are designed to be
Scientific
Our unique benefit-based menu offers spa therapies for de-stressing, de-toxification, immunity and beauty.
Every therapist undergoes rigorous training at our dedicated training academy
Our in-house Spa Doctors conduct a stress test and recommend the spa therapy that best meets your needs
Our Spa Doctor also suggests a suitable diet, exercise plan and lifestyle changes for stress-free living
Professional
We offer same-gender therapists i.e. a lady therapists for ladies and a gentleman for gentlemen
Our therapy rooms have private shower enclosures within each therapy room
We use disposable linen extensively for hygiene and privacy
Affordable
With most therapies priced between Rs. 599 – Rs. 1999, you can now make spa therapies part of your wellness regime
Our weekday discounts and membership discounts make our affordable prices even more delightful
All our prices are inclusive of taxes
My Take:
I was welcomed with warm smiles and the in house doctor was present. The store manager and the other staff met me and greeted me. I was asked on which treatment I would go for. I was wanting to take Lightening Facial with Ocean Mist but I had a bit of acne and the doctor suggested me to go for the Lightening Facial without the Mist. I was okay with it.
So, the Masseuse asked me to get dressed in disposable inner wear and I was asked to lay down on the bed. She did a patch test before starting the actual process and the products didn't irritate my skin. The best part is that, the brand manufactures their own products and are meant to be safe for the skin.
The Process:
The masseuse started by removing my lip and eye makeup. I knew already that I will be having a facial so I haven't applied any makeup except for a lipstick. So, after the makeup removal, she started by cleansing my face with gentle strokes and then turned down for neck and shoulders. The massage technique was almost the same I mean, for all the steps like after cleansing, I was given steam and she started exfoliating with a gentle scrub in gentle circular movements.After some 30-40 minutes of the process she applied the face mask and by that time,I was already sleepy so I had the face mask as an opportunity to take a nap. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the facial.
The in-house doctor gave me a complimentary massage cream for proper sleep which I started using recently.
Heads up:
The facial made my skin super soft and plump. I had the glowing face for two more days.
The products used were of citrus variant and I really enjoyed the smell and feel that these gave me in super hot summer.
The masseuse is good and careful. She took good care of my skin.
Downfall:
The spa room is tiny and the attached bathroom is super tiny and has only shower. No tap or a mug or a washbasin. It is a con for me because, I opted for a facial and I have the habit of cleaning up the face all over again with water after the facial.
**Special Mention**
I really loved the decor. Everything seemed to look so perfect that instantly made my already juggling mind some peace.
The Buddha portraits were the best. In fact, watch out for the next one.
If I had to pick one piece from the Spa that I can take home along,that would be this one.. Sleeping Buddha Statue.
This looked super super nice to me and I felt like taking this with me but I didn't dare to ask the management lol
Overall,
a very nice facial that I had in recent times. It is worth the money and time. The Four Fountains Spa is one place where you can just throw away your mental tensions and just relax and welcome a new you.
**I was offered the service by the brand Four Fountains De-Stress Spa in Mumbai in exchange for an honest review.