Sunday, February 28, 2010

Home Goods - Kiehl's Conditioner For Your Pooch

My puppy Max (a mal-shi) is in love with snow.  But his fur is not.  He becomes one little hot matte mess after a romp in the snow.  While combing through Home Goods with my cousin 2 weeks ago, I found Kiehl's dog conditioner on sale for 50% off.  Kiehl's is not the first brand that comes to mind for Mr. Max, but at $8 bucks a pop, I might as well try it, right?  Way cheaper than another trip to the groomers.  Let me just say that this conditioner is AWESOME!!  Mr. Max was not only silk smooth but COMPLETELY matte-free after one treatment.  I am going back to Home Goods to buy up their entire stock.  If you're little pooch has the same problem and you're near a Home Goods, pick up a bottle.

Gujari Mahal, Gwalior

Gujari Mahal is a palace inside the Gwalior Fort. This palace is at a lower region near the base of the fort. It was built by Tomar ruler Man Singh in 1486-1516 for his queen Mrignayani. Rectangular in shape, it measures 71m x 60m. There is a courtyard surrounded by 28 rectangular rooms. On all four corners there are cenotaphs. Entire palace is decorated with color tiles. (Click on the image for bigger picture)

In 1920, the palace is converted int0 a museum. The galleries of the museum display the archeological heritage of the period from B.C. to 17th A.D. The exhibits include stone idols, bronze idols, inscriptions, miniature paintings, terracotta figures, coins and arms and armories.

Timing of this museum is from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm daily except Monday.

Uniqlo: I Love You!

Why, oh why, is there only one Uniqlo in the States?  I LOVE LOVE LOVE Uniqlo.  It's the perfect store for basics and seasonal items.  It's not a super trendy store but it is a stylish and chic store.  Best of all, it's priced like H&M but with good quality merchandise!!  I went yesterday and it was a MAD HOUSE!!  The wait for a dressing room was 30+ minutes.  Most winter items were reduced to $19.50 and most spring dresses were only $29.50.  Lots of jeans were also on sale for $19.50.

Magnums.net - 20% off Longchamp Le Pliage Totes

When I want a bag that's SUPER lightweight, waterproof and stuff-able, I reach for my Longchamp Le Pliage tote.  It's great for traveling or for toting your gym gear.  It's especially great for rainy days when you don't want to use your leather bags.  Magnums.net currently is offering 20% off its best selling Longchamp bags (code: MARCH).  Sale ends on 3/3/10 (wed).  My pick is the large Le Pliage tote in bilberry, black or navy.  Those colors are basically dirt/stain-proof!

Use this link:  Magnums Longchamp Best Sellers Sale

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Lauren Merkin - 40% off for 2/28

LaurenMerkin.com is offering 40% off sitewide (code: MELTDOWN). I have a weakness for clutches. They're not the most practical but I love the look of clutches and the idea of a clutch-friendly lifestyle. ;) So my pick for this sale is an item that's already on sale: Tatum clutch in black patent. The current sale price is $175; take 40% off and it's $105! My other pick is the brilliant and necessary Reusable Shopper in signature floral printed cotton. It's a handy dandy lightweight tote that you can use for your groceries or gym gear.  With the 40% off discount, it's only $9!! Yes...you read right: $9!!
  • Tatum Clutch ($105) in black patent:
  • Reusable Shopper ($9) in signature floral printed cotton:

Barneys' Warehouse Sale - My Loot (for now...)

I went to the Barneys's Warehouse Sale this past wednesday.  I never go with expectations because it really is a crap shoot.  Sometimes you come out with something fantastic (one year I purchased a pair of Prada boots for $100) and sometimes you come out with absolutely nothing.  I have to go by myself these days because my BF refuses to go with me.  He gets freaked out by the women who undress (down to their undies) in the back of the store to try on clothing.  Look ladies: if you want to try on clothing at a sale and you know there aren't going to be any dressing rooms, wear tights and a leotard (or a tight tank top).  A sale does NOT excuse you for acting like a stripper, okay?  Okay.  

So this year, I found some fantastic items!  I purchased a pair of J Brand Boutique straight leg jeans and a Loomstate tunic top for a total of about $56!!  Everything was an additional 40% off the lowest price on the tag.  Tomorrow is the last day and I'm sure they will be upping that percentage off to 60%-70%.  It will be madness but I may just go...

Here's my loot:
  • J Brand Boutique Straight Leg Jeans
  • Loomstate Tunic Top

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Honeymoon in Switzerland
Honeymoon in Switzerland - 8 Days

Honeymoon Package to Switzerland from India covering destinations - Luzern, Interlaken, Zurich, Mt. Tillis, Jungfraujoch , Mt. Pilatus, Engelberg

Tour Details: The beautiful valleys of Switzerland will make your week long honeymoon trip simply 'unforgettable'. Gift your loved one this precious Switzerland tour, to remember it for the lifetime.
Honeymoon in Switzerland
Highlights: Switzerland is a holiday paradise which never ceases to surprise even the most seasoned travelers, with its wealth of captivating contrasts. Its beautiful scenery ranges from snow - capped peaks to palm lined lakes. Mighty glaciers give way to verdant valleys, bustling city centers to idyllic Alpine village. It is a focal point of international air, road & rail traffic and easily accessible within hours from major European cities.
Honeymoon in Switzerland
Package Includes
  1. Swiss rail package ticket in 1st class
  2. 3 nights in Luzern with breakfast
  3. 3 nights in Interlaken with breakfast
  4. 1 nights in Zurich/Geneva with breakfast
  5. Excursion to Mt. Titlis from Luzern
  6. Excursion to Mt.Pilatus from Luzern
  7. Excursion to Schithorn with cable car
  8. Excursion to Jungfraujoch from Interlaken
Honeymoon in Switzerland
Day Wise Breakup

Day 1: Arrive Zurich or Geneva airport. Collect documents from SBB counter. Board the train to Luzern, followed by overnight stay in Luzern.
Day 2: After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy full day excursion to Engelberg & Mt.Titlis. Return to Luzern by evening. O/N stay in Luzern.

Day 3: Breakfast at the hotel, followed by full day excursion to Mt. Pilatus. You travel in the steepest Cogwheel train in Switzerland up-to 7000ft. Return to Luzern by evening. O/N in Luzern.

Honeymoon in Switzerland
Day 4: After breakfast, board the train from Luzern to Interlaken. On arrival check-in and overnight stay in Interlaken.

Day 5: After breakfast at the hotel, excursion to Schilthorn. Climb to 10,000ft. & enjoy the meals at the revolving restaurant on top of the Alps on own. Return to Interlaken, followed by O/N stay.

Day 6: Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to Junfraujoch the highest trains station in Europe. Impressive views of the snow-capped peaks. Return to Interlaken. Overnight stay in Interlaken.

Honeymoon in Switzerland
Day 7: After breakfast at the hotel, the day is at leisure. Afternoon proceed to Zurich for night stay at the airport hotel.

Day 8: After breakfast at the hotel, continue your journey to any point in Switzerland.






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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thailand Tour Packages

Amazing Thailand - 4 Nights/ 5 Days @ Rs.16,500/ Person

Tour Services India Thailand tour operators offers Thailand holiday vacation package, holidays in Thailand,tour packages deals, discounted Thailand travel package deals.

Information: Thailand has a amazing beauty, and has occupied a cherished place on the map of world. Wild life enthusiasts and vacationers, must plan their trip to Thailand. The vacationers could choose to stay in various hotels in Thailand.
Thailand tour packages are like blessings for all those travelers, who want to explore the rich flora and fauna of the region. The eye catching Buddhist temples, splurging malls, vibrant culture, could completely mesmerize the senses of travelers and could make the Thailand tour most memorable moment of life.

Inclusions

* Ex Delhi Return Airfare on Cathey Airways with Airport Taxes
* 2 nights stay in Bangkok on twin occupancy
* 2 nights stay in Pattaya on twin occupancy
* Daily breakfast in the Hotel
* Return Airport - hotel - airport transfers on SIC (seat in coach) basis
* Transfer for Bangkok - Pattaya - Bangkok on sic
* Half day City tour in Bangkok
* Coral Island tour with Lunch in Pattaya
* All local taxes

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sun Temple, Gwalior

Actually we started the sight seeing at Gwalior by first visiting this temple and then moved on to see the heritage sites in and around the city. (Click on all the images for bigger picture)

It is located 5 kms from city center. This is a very new temple and was constructed in 1988. It is inspired by architecture of the famous Konark Temple in Orissa.

The exterior of temple uses red stone while the interior uses white marble. There is a beautiful sculpture of Lord Surya in the temple. The carvings on the exterior of the temple depict various Hindu Gods and they have been carved beautifully.

Even though this temple is pretty new it attracts lot of visitors. The temple premises has a beautiful garden and is a nice place to relax.

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Cheapie Contemporary Furniture Stores: Desks

Let's talk about desks from cheapie contemporary furniture stores (West Elm, CB2, Ikea, etc) or CCFS.  Desks from CCFS are stylish and affordable.   But many times, you get what you pay for.  The finishes and quality of desks from CCFS are iffy.  Nick or scratch the veneer of a desk and that's all you'll be seeing until you get a new one.   And they are ALL easily nick-able and scratch-able.  But you want a chic desk and you can't afford (or don't want) to pay for one from a higher-end furniture store?  Don't sweat it.  I found a great solution.  I really liked the Jay Desk from West Elm but was hesitant to buy it because I was pretty sure the veneer/varnish scratched/nicked like crazy (especially in the color that I wanted: white).  I was right.  I had to exchange the desk 3 TIMES before they delivered an acceptable one.  Twice the desk came dented on a corner and contained scratches and once the desk came with random large nicks.  I had a thin custom glass top (aka glass blotter) made for my desk to protect the desk's surface.  It was inexpensive (approximately $30) and definitely worth it.  Even after over a year's worth of use and abuse, my desk looks new.  I'll be keeping this desk for quite some time!  I recommend using a local glass shop so you can save on shipping costs (which can be high).  That's what I did.  Just google for one.

Fly to Lizensk with Our Brooklyn Travel Agency

The month of Adar is here and this special month always comes with a lot of joy for many Jews around the world. Purim is a wonderful reason to be cheerful and also a good time to start packing up towards the yearly visit to Lizensk, Poland, where the great Rabbi Elimelech is buried.

You might know the Rabbi as a founding father of the Hasidic movement and as the author of the brilliant work Noam Elimelech. The grave of Rabbi Elimelech in Lizensk is considered to be a segulah for salvations for any issue.

They even tell about Rabbi Shlomo of Radmosk who traveled to the gravesite and encouraged many to go, as he believed that the spiritual level of a person will never be the same after a visit to Lizensk. So what are you waiting for?

If you are thinking about visiting the grave of Rabbi Elimelech this year then Do All Travel has it all planned out for you. It’s going to be a busy and memorable weekend, leaving NY on Saturday night, March 6, 2010 and getting to the Hillula on Sunday. We take care of all the meals and we even promise to get you back on Monday morning.

There are also options to visit other Tzadikim graves so if you want more information, don’t hesitate to visit our Brooklyn Travel Agency website at www.DoAllTravel.com or call us at 718.301.1473 today!

Tour Operator India

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India Tour Operator - Travelmasti a well respected India tour operator and inbound tour operator has carved a niche for itself with its dedicated services and impressive professionalism.


The magical Shangri-la of East, India is a land of immeasurable possibilities; its diversity of nature, culture and character has inspired poets and writers of world fame. In the recent times, this rich cultural heritage and geographical splendor has amassed innumerable travelers to its shores. Ranging from cultural or pilgrimage, to adventure or wildlife, to temples or heritage, beaches or hill station and even rejuvenating Ayurveda and spa travels, India tour is name for diversity. This diversity though endearing is also a bit mystifying and thus requires an expert help to be sorted. Therein lay the role of an India tour operator, an agency providing all the expert guidance required for making the travels, a fun-filled experience.

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Choosing an India Tour Operator: India is a famed tourist destination welcoming a gamut of travelers every year. The country is thus enveloped with plethora of tour agents offering their travel services. The first step for planning a tour is to select a reputed tour operator in India. Choosing a reliable travel agent should be done ingeniously. From a herd of India tour operators look for one with a good reputation as they are the ones tried and tested by many and thus are most reliable. Their respectability in the market is maintained for their detailed knowledge of the country, resourcefulness, inventive routes and effective services. They might not be providing very cheap rates though, but assure top notch services in exchange, now what else can one ask for while travelling in a foreign land.


Tour Operator India

Significance of Hiring a Tour Operator in India: For travelling, many rely on the internet and the adventure freaks likes to depend on their instinct, and both the ways can be very endearing. However, while planning and executing an India tour, these ways can turn out to be a bit of a disaster. India is a land of diversity and as the common saying goes the country changes its shades and colors even the taste of water and the local language at every mile that you encompass. The internet is still unfamiliar with the local rituals and following your natural instinct can even land you in the middle of nowhere. An Indian tour operator who is physically present in the country can offer you much more than obvious. An inbound tour operator is those adept in offering travel arrangements. The valuable services of these travel agents not just helps plan your perfect itinerary, but also takes care of all your travel worries. Thus starting from your flight bookings to airport transfers, to hotel reservations and entire sightseeing tour, all is managed by them providing you a care free travelling experience.


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As you hire an incoming tour operator in India you can then choose from a variety of touring options served by them. Ranging from popular choices such as Golden Triangle Tour circuit, Kerala backwater tours, Rajasthan desert safaris to the adventure journeys such as tour to wildlife sanctuaries, trekking tour to Himalayan ranges, rafting in Rishikesh and even quaint Buddhist sector tour or temple tour to Khajuraho all is arranged with your consent. Your India tour operator ensures that you get to book your entire tour from the comfort of your home and thus all is done with one click of your computer via online booking. Thus it is most advisable to book your India tour through a reliable India tour operator who has a good experience, is reputed and has a team of dedicated professionals to make your holiday a memory to be cherished.


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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tour Services India

The diversity of India though fascinates hordes of wandering souls, also contains a beguiling trait and thus requires an expert guidance to be sorted. Diverse travelling opportunities possible in the country make tourism in India a subjective issue that distinguishes travel requirements amongst travellers.

The journey begins from the planning for India tour and with first picking up the places of interest. The diverse topography, cultures and lifestyles of India makes the task a bit perpetual and requires expert help. Thus to ease out the pressure and to put an end to the pre-travel worries, we have come up with a repertoire of information related to travel arrangements in India and abroad.
Here we have put up best of travel arrangements and experiences on display for the convenience of travellers. You might be an amateur or an avid one, but to locate a shop where you can ask for a custom made perfume or steamiest of kebabs, or to enjoy a festival where all the tribes of North East India showcase their cultures or a destination where erotic art is carved on the exteriors of a temple you would surely require an expert’s vision and knowledge.

In this blog we talk about our travel products which are customizable entities focussed on to incorporating best of travelling experiences of popular tourist destinations around the world.
Name of a destination and this blog produces an ideal tour plan which can even be customized according to your preference and interest. These travel plans have been formed after a thorough research of each of the destinations on offer and thus collaborates all the highlights of the regions. All in all we aim at offering quality Tour services in India and abroad at cost effective prices and amidst comfortable settings.



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"Walang Sugat" Overture



Opening scene from the sarswela that returned to Marinduque after more than a hundred years since the show was premiered in 1902. The Boac and Gasan audience that watched the show last Feb. 18 and 19 were all praises, with many able to see both shows in the two towns.

Requests have been conveyed by some municipal leaders to the office of the governor to undertake steps so that the musical play could also be brought to the other Marinduque towns.

The Philippine International Arts Festival 2010 formally ends on Feb. 26 with the holding of "Ani ng Dangal" awards at the Rizal Hall in Malacanang, with Gov. Carrion, Mayor Vicky Lao Lim and "Araw ng Marinduque" organizers invited as guests.

Adventure Trip to Ladakh

Adventure Trip to Ladakh

Tour Details: This 06 days/ 05 nights tour covers destination of Leh , Nubra Valley and . This north India tour takes you to the breathtaking heights of India.

Highlights

Duration : 06 Days / 05 Nights
Destination Covered : (Delhi - Leh - Nubra Valley - Leh – Pangong Lake - Leh - Delhi)

Adventure Trip to Ladakh
Highlights:

* Evening walk to Leh bazaar
* Visit to Shanti stupa
* Visit to Samstanling Monastery in Keygar village
* Spituk, Khardongla, Hall of Fame,Pangong Lake, Nubra valley, Shanti Stupa
* Full day excursion to Pangong Lake

Adventure Trip to Ladakh
Day Wise Breakup

Day 1 Delhi – Leh - Arrive at Kushok Bakula airport Leh situated at 3500m altitude, met by our representative at the airport and transfer to the hotel. On arrival, take full day rest to acclimatize yourself completely to the high altitudes of Ladakh which is must. Evening easy walk to Leh bazaar. Overnight at the hotel.

Adventure Trip to Ladakh
Day 2 Leh - Full day excursion to visit Spituk Monastery- one of the most important monasteries in central Ladakh and which also has one of the most beautiful views of Indus Valley, military Hall of Fame, Sangam of Indus & Zanskar rivers. After lunch, visit Shanti stupa which offers the best aerial views of Leh town and the 16th century built former palace of the Kings of Ladakh i.e. Lehchen Palkhar or Leh Palace.

Adventure Trip to Ladakh
Day 3 Leh – Nubra Valley - Drive to Nubra valley via Khardongla pass-world's highest motorable pass. Afternoon visit the white Sand Dunes, Double Humped Camels & Diskit Monastery. Overnight stay at the tented camp.

Adventure Trip to Ladakh
Day 4 Nubra - Leh - Morning after breakfast at leisure or if desired you can visit Samstanling Monastery.in Keygar village. Later drive back to Leh and arrive by late noon. Evening free and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 Leh to Pangong Lake & back - Early morning full day excursion to Pangong Lake east of Leh crossing Changla Pass 17500ft and driving via Durbuk and Tangtse villages. Evening free in the market. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 Leh – Delhi (Flight) - Morning transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

kailash Mansarovar Yatra By Helicopter

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010

Tour Details: Kailash Mansarovar Yatra By Helicopter - 11 Days

Highlights: It gives us divine pleasure in facilitating the pilgrimage of the all-faithful "Shiv-Bhakts" to Kailash Manas Sarovar.

Day Wise Breakup

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010
Day 2 : Morning sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath darshan and afternoon fly to Nepal Gunj.

Day 3 : Early morning fly to Hilsa by Helicopter and trek half and hour to reach border and drive to Taklakote.

Day 4 : Day rest in Taklakote for acclimatization.

Day 5 : Early morning drive to Mansarovar for religious Pooja-Hawan etc. and continue drive to Darchen.

Day 6 : After breakfast, drive to Tarbnoche and start trek for Kailash Parikarama to Diraphuk (16,500 ft) 12 kms, light lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010
Day 7 : Today, trek up to the 18,600 ft. (Dolmala pass). Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 8 : After breakfast we trek around 6 kms and will reach to the point where the jeep will be waiting for drive to Darchen. After lunch proceed to Lake Mansarovar. Parikrama of Lake Mansarovar, dinner and overnight at camp.

Day 9 : In the morning, attend religious pooja-hawan etc. In the afternoon drive to Taklakote.

Day 10 : Drive to border, trek to Hilsa and fly to Nepal Gunj by helicopter and then to Kathmandu.

Day 11 : Departure.

Package Cost : Rs. 1,60,000/- Per Pax

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010
Package Include :-

• 5 star Hotel accommodation with all meals (Veg.) in Nepal • Airport transfers • Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu • Accommodation at best available lodges & camping during Kailash Yatra with all meals (Veg.) • Services of Sherpa staff, cook and helpers, dining tents & toilet tents • Services of our trekking staff and camping / trekking equipment including medical first aid kit and other life saving devices • Transportation by 4500 CC Japanese Toyota land cruiser -4 persons in each land cruiser • Support truck, permit to travel Kailash area and Tibet/ Chinese visa fees • Oxygen cylinder in each jeep and air compressor bag • English speaking Guide

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010
Package Does Not Include :-

• Yak/ Pony charges during Parikrama • All extra arrangements if itinerary is disturbed by any natural or political activities including evacuation , personal expenses.

Notes:

1) Last date of application for Kailash Mansarovar shall be 30 Days prior to the date of Travel; 2) 5 Days prior to the date of Departure passports need to be send to the Delhi Office for Visa purpose; 3) Accommodations in Nyalam, Paryang, Mansarovar are standard with very basic Toilet facilities. 4) Rs. 500/- & 1000/- are not valid in Nepal and Tibet.
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010
5) Best available hotels / lodges in Tibet. (Yak & Yeti or similar in Kathmandu, Zhangmu Hotel in Zhangmu, Shishapangma in Nyalam, Saga Hotel or Jialin in Saga, Parmath in Paryang, Mud House in Hor Qu, Manasarovar, Manasarovar Hotel or Sun & Moon in Darchen, Parmath Guest House in Diraphuk, Ashram accommodation in Zuthulphuk) 6) Single Supplement means single rooms in Nepal only. Please note that in Tibet it can be triple or quad sharing accommodation. 7) If the above dates are not suitable or you prefer a private tour, this can be arranged. 8) Rates are subject to change without prior notice 9) Also during the monsoon season the Arniko Highway linking Nepal-Tibet border is often disrupted by landslides. In such an eventuality any additional porter or transport charges incurred as such, will be borne by clients’ themselves 10) All departure dates are ex – Kathmandu 11) All prices quoted are valid for the year whole year 2010.

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra 2010
Highlights: Using latest 4500 cc land Cruisers, 4 passengers in each Cruiser, All accommodation in Lodge except 3 Days, Pure vegetarian hot meals, Services of highly experienced and motivated team.

How to book:

To make the reservation for the tour we shall need the following:

1) Passport details; Two passport size photographs
2) Rs. 10,000/- advance (Non-refundable)
3) Doctors certificate for Visa and medical fitness
For more information you can Contact us at 09717096542.

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