Set beautifully on Elysium hill, near Lakkar bazaar Chapslee is one of the oldest houses of Shimla built in 1838. It was purchased by the late Raja Charanjit Singh in October 1938 as his summer home. His grandson Kanwar Ratanjit Singh, son of the late Lt. Col. Rajkumar Ripjit Singh is the present owner of the beautiful mansion. It was in 1971 when the  state of Himachal Pradesh formed, the government  issued a notice to acquire Chapslee, that is when Kanwar Ratanjit Singh and his wife shifted to Chapslee. Making it their permanent residence they opened the doors of Chapslee to guests and so began what is now famously known as the ‘Chapslee Experience’.
As soon as you reach Chapslee, you will be greeted by Kanwar Ratanjit Singh (fondly known as Reggie), a charming host and a perfect gentleman. A modest figure who regularly greets the tourists who flock to Chapslee,  happy to answer all manner of questions from his visitors with time and courtesy. You will soon be wanting to know more about the past as he fascinatingly engages you in a conversation about the yesteryears in Chapslee. The lavishness of the Raj live on within the walls of this two storey mansion even after so many years, the presence of this can be keenly felt as Mr. Singh shares small anecdotes from the past. Every article in the house is a piece of history which leaks out memories! It is not money and business that made him turn this property into a hotel, it is the lifestyle and the tradition which he grew up with that he wants to keep alive. By capitalising on the historic value of his home is the only way he can share the lifestyle with other people,  as it was in the days of his late grandfather Raja Charanjit Singh of Kapurthala.
Shimla is one of my favourite hill stations and it is definitely different from other hill stations in Himachal, take a step back in time and stay in Chapslee the next time you visit Shimla. The spectacularly beautiful mansion which was the childhood home of Kanwar Ratanjit Singh, now serves as a true evidence of rich cultural heritage of his family. For the guests, there are 5 suites well furnished with modern facilities. Some rooms are colour coded – red, pink and yellow. The Luxury Suite, the Delux suite and the Red room is on the first floor. The Pink room and the Yellow room is on the ground floor. We stayed in the Pink room and from the moment I entered the room I could feel my childhood dream of living like a queen coming true. I was enthralled by the idea of spending a night in a place which was an actual house of a royal family. The rooms look exactly how they used to look years ago. It feels like you stepped into a time machine. You have access to the entire mansion during your stay, its  like a miniature museum with artefacts, some from the Raj era, others hundreds of years old. 
Raja Charanjeet Sigh’s room which is now the Luxury suite still has the original 200 year old bed that he used to sleep on, the bathtub and the fireplace in his bathroom also dates back to a time when most people in India weren’t even aware of such things. Now imagine yourself sleeping on the same bed and using the same room used by the royals, that is the actual Chapslee experience.
There is no set food menu in Chapslee but you are in for a royal treat. Your preference is asked earlier and food is prepared accordingly. The culinary tradition is also kept alive, guests are served Anglo Indian and royal Indian cuisine in silverware. The dinner was scrumptious, everything was so delicious that it felt like they have a secret recipe and yes they do. Kanwar Ratanjit Singh himself is a great gourmand like his father and grandfather was. He proudly told us about the many royal Indian dishes that he can make. I have never heard of Pulau with raw Mango but Mr. Singh is a reputed and an acclaimed chef, I’m surely going back to Chapslee for many such experiences.  For desserts you can choose from a variety : bread-and-butter pudding, steamed ginger pudding, baked apples, apple crumble. We opted for baked apples and it was the best I have had in years. The warm hospitality that is shown by the staff is remarkable.
Chapslee has a magnificent interior with priceless relics and everything inside it has been preserved exquisitely. To name a few : Gobelin tapestries from Paris, rose-edged Murano glass chandelier, Bruges tapestry from the 1700s, antique Sikh weapons and the horns from former hunting trophies, exquisite rugs, ornate brass beds, antiques from all over the world. The interior remains unchanged.
Jubarhati, which is around 23 kilometers from Shimla is the nearest domestic airport from Shimla but there are hardly any flights operating at the moment. If you are going from Delhi, there are many Volvo buses which have flexible timings and I would say this is the most convenient option. You can also drive down to Shimla like we did. It is approximately 350 kilometers from Delhi and it took us around 7 hours, a rather long drive if you get stuck in the traffic. Once you reach Shimla, locating Chapslee is very easy.It is located on Elysium hill near Lakkar Bazaar, if you have any difficulty you can refer to the directions given here. It is amazing how lucidly they have explained every detail on this page on how to get to Chapslee.
As we take our leave, Kanwar Ratanjit Singh mentions “I’m strictly against tipping, it is not allowed in Chapslee. I request all my guests not to tip my staff.” I would love to go back to Chapslee if I am ever in Shimla. Its an experience one should add on their bucket list. Chapslee has been mentioned in a book titled “A Thousand Places to See Before You Die”. It is impossible not to admire Kanwar Ratanjit Singh for being so brave to open his home up to strangers. This is my first encounter with a royal figure who is thoroughly involved and enjoys doing this, after all the pleasure you give to other people is the most rewarding thing in the world. The famous Ridge is  merely a ten minute walk from Chapslee, making it’s location perfect. So if you feel the need for extreme peace and want a royal holiday, look no further.
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Stylish Footwear To Pair With Indo Western Kurtis


Women love to explore as much as they can in the world of fashion. And when it comes to

latest trends in fashion, they are always updated with the details. Be it ethnic wear or

western attire, women always look for stylish outfits wrapped with utmost comfort level.

Kurtis are all about comfort. They are the most comfortable, trendy and pocket friendly

clothes. Be it short kurtis, latest net kurtis or cotton ones, they are the most pleasing and

reviving attire.

Talking about Indian women, they always seek for high comfort with a pinch of style in it.

The best way to bring style with the elegant kurtis is – ‘right pairing of footwear’. Yes,

footwear plays a vital role when it comes to fashion statement. You can completely revamp

your looks by just the ideal selection of shoes. Huge range of footwear can go perfect with

the latest styles of kurtis. Indo western kurtis can be paired with stunning footwear to uplift

your style statement.

Find out these amazing pairing of kurtis and footwear, and try it next time.



Who had thought of that???

But if you will see this image, you can feel the intensity of this splendid combo. So, next time

when you want to dazzle like this, buy Indo western kurti and pair it with long thigh-high

boots. You can make your own style statement by pulling off this look.



Am I the only lover of this pairing?? I don’t think so.

Peep Toes are forever a love of any girl. You just can’t stay away from it. Modern styles of

kurtis look perfect when paired with same shade of peep toes.



When it comes to the comfort level, wedges undoubtedly comes at top. Their broad

platform makes it easier to carry it off for a longer period of time. And their bold look makes them

perfect fit for Indo western kurtis.

Grab your style of kurti from IndiaRush and pull off your perfect look!



Every woman knows about the glam of high heels! 

Singh. High heels are a perfect pick for 

grand occasions. They can make you a bit tiry, but who cares about that when people are

stunned by your looks.

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Daytime Metallics!

Since I am rewriting and reposting most of my posts which got deleted, I did not want to leave this behind. This was my second fashion post on the blog! 

Why do we always keep the metallics reserved for the night? Flaunt your metallic pieces during the day too. Yep, you read that right. Wearing metallics during the daytime can really get tricky if you do not keep some things in mind. If you don’t want to go over the top, I suggest you wear just one metallic piece. It can be a shoe, accessory or you can even carry a metallic bag which will enhance your outfit. 

Pleated metallic skirts are here to stay, I’m in love with this Dorothy Perkins skirt that I got from Jabong. It is the most popular skirt style which you should definitely invest in. I kept it casual by pairing it with a crop top from H&M and accessorising it with a chunky necklace. I wore white sneakers to tone down the look and keep the street style intact. 

If you’re feeling bold, don’t hesitate to try full-on metallics. Let me know whats your daytime metallic style! 






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Sporty Style ft.

Bewakoof is a cool casual wear brand. They have an unbeatable collection of casual wear, quite popular amongst the youngsters. This brand is well known for its extensive line of affordable apparel and accessories offered for both men and women. It is well known for its quality and style.


Over the last couple of years fashion trends are leaning more towards comfort clothing. Joggers are the best when it comes to comfort and they are also the most trendiest piece of clothing too. Regardless of whether you are going to the gym or not, you can just style your jogger pants and wear it to work or even go out with your friends. The coolest way to rock the joggers look is with sneakers and graphic tee shirt.


When it comes to crop tops there are a plenty of options available on You also need to check out the awesome joggers collection that they have. The one which I picked is completely black but they have a funky range of joggers that you can choose from. The joggers are comfortable yet stylish.


Believe me a pair of Bewakoof joggers is a must have in your wardrobe. The extensive line of joggers available on is known for their comfortable fit and quality fabrics. Also, they have an awesome collection Of  Tshirts, Vests, Joggers, Full Sleeve Tshirts &  Long TShirts for Men. Yes, they have something for everyone. Happy shopping!








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Hello beautiful people, you might remember seeing this outfit pictures on my Instagram and blog before. Same story, the post got deleted so I’m rewriting the it again! Moreover, it was my first fashion post on the blog so its precious. 
Monochrome is the chicest and easiest colour combination to pull off, yes you read that right! I have worn this H&M top as a dress and paired it with my Zara black and white plimsolls. Carried a black sling from Only to maintain the monochrome vibe. 
The simplicity and minimalism of the monochrome trend will make it dominate your wardrobe for sure. Whether it’s prints, stripes or colour blocking, working the monochrome look is so easy, you can work the sporty look inspired by this post. No matter your shape or style, monochromatic always looks sharp, so don’t shy away from this chic trend. 
Black, white and chic all over. Thats what Monochrome trend is all about. Go give it a try!

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I had been really having a hard time picking a face cream which would hydrate my skin. Believe me, I tried almost everything until I went to Kiehl’s and got the samples for the Deep Moisture Clarifying Cream. I used them for a week and it suited my face extremely well. The best thing about this product is it really does what it claims. I have a combination skin, my skin on the cheeks get really dry and patchy at times. Now I have no complains after using this. I also use the Skin Brightening Exfoliator and  sometimes after using that I don’t even feel the need to moisturise my skin. So these two products are suiting my skin really well.  I have used this product in humid weather as well and I have had no breakouts. The cream gets absorbed real quick and does not make my skin feel sticky. So, my experience with Kiehl’s has been good.
The only drawback of this product is the packaging. Since I travel a lot, I do not like how this comes in a jar but there is a solution to that. I have mini bottles from Sephora which I often use for my travels. Also this cream is a bit on the expensive side but since it has done good to my skin I would recommend it. Based on the quantity I require, one jar of this product will very well last around 4-5 months.


  • Highly effective, skin clarifying moisturizing cream intensively corrects uneven skin tone
  • Provides continuous 24-hour hydration while visibly diminishing dark spots and discoloration
  • Activated C helps diminish the appearance of skin irregularities and prevents the formation of new ones
  • Instantly hydrates skin and provides long-term radiance
  • Paraben-free, fragrance-free, colorant-free,  dermatologist-tested
How to Apply:
-Gently massage a small amount of the cream onto just cleansed skin as needed
-Avoid the eye area
PRICE : Rs. 3800


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If you have been following my blog since I first started it, you must be knowing that I lost almost ten posts when my website crashed and this being one of them. Sadly I did not take back up as I was new in the blogging world and had no idea about things like this. It has taught me a lesson and you must also take note, always take a back up. I repeat, ALWAYS. Since I loved my stay at the JW Marriott Walnut Grove Resort & Spa I decided to do a pictorial post of my visit to the luxurious hotel for my readers again. 

With lush green hills and the Doon valley, Mussoorie is one of the most frequently visited hill station of Uttarakhand. The history of Mussoorie dates back to 1825, like most hill stations in India even Mussoorie was founded by the British. Mussoorie derives its name from a shrub “Mansoor” which is available in large quantities in this region. 
Located at a distance of 63 km from the Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun, its a beautiful drive to the property. The hotel has 115 deluxe hotel rooms and suites. Almost every part of the hotel offers a spectacular view of the Garhwal range. 
The hotel has six restaurants in total. We tried almost all, its difficult to say which is my favourite because the quality of food was excellent in all. We lunched at “Wisteria Deck”, their Italian trattoria. I highly recommend the Shepherds pie, Tiramisu and the wood fired pizzas in Wisteria Deck. For dinner we chose to dine at “Teppan” (Asian cuisine). We savoured everything the chef made us try, so trust the chef and I’m sure you will love what you are served. Do not forget to enjoy a cup of tea, coffee or a hot chocolate with marsh mellows at Perch, which also offers a picturesque view of the Garhwal range. 


Breakfast is served in the JW Cafe which is also an all day dining restaurant. The buffet selection includes croissants and other pastries, hot beverages, fresh juices, fresh fruits, cereals, yoghurts, local delicacies,  and south Indian food to name a few. The chef was extremely friendly, and he made me try “Papa Roti” which was extremely soft and delicious. To be honest it was the first time I heard of it, you must ask for it when you are there. 

They also have an entertainment centre where they offer facilities like bowling, video gaming and rides for children. I fell in love with the indoor pool which also has an amazing view of the Himalayas. The Cedar Spa by L’Occitane is something you should definitely indulge in, it will surely help you in relaxing.

A day or two is not enough to explore the entire property. They also organise guided tours through the Himalayas as well as customised hikes in the mountains. The Greenhouse in JW Marriott Mussoorie is very well maintained and it feels like a paradise with so many different variety of flowers. 

HOW TO REACH THERE : We flew down to Dehradun from Delhi. If you are flying it will hardly take 45 minutes or lesser to reach. If you are travelling from Delhi, there are other alternatives like going by Volvo bus which you can book from Makemytrip. Another option is to take a train to Rishikesh or Dehradun railway station.

The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you have a great time. It is impressive how friendly and hospitable the staff in the hotel were. I would definitely go back to JW Marriott whenever I go to Mussoorie.
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Kiehl’s – Skin Brightening Exfoliator

I have been wanting to share this review with you guys for so long as I really love what this product from Kiehl’s is doing to my skin. This might not come as much of a surprise to you, as most people have had an extremely good experience with Kiehl’s products. The Clearly Corrective Skin Brightening Exfoliator is my first Kiehl’s product and I can’t stop raving about it. My skin is super sensitive and I have always used medicated products but from the time I started using this cleanser I realised that Kiehl’s is suiting my skin really well. I have been using other Kiehl’s products as well and I will review each one for you guys. Remember when I said I have your back? I really meant it, now you know. 

This product comes in a huge tube and it will last for good 5-6 months. Yes, you read it right! The first day I took a pea sized amount and even that was too much for me. It lathers up really well and the exfoliating granules are very gentle. The person at the Kiehl’s store recommended that it can be used everyday. My skin definitely looks brighter, I did not have any dark spots so can’t comment on that. The best thing about this product is that it delivers what it claims. My cheeks are extremely dry but after using this my skin feels very hydrated and there are times when I do not feel the need to moisturise my skin.
  • Effectively cleans and exfoliates pores to minimise skin irregularities & dullness for a noticeably brighter complexion
  • Helps boost skin’s moisture level and maintain moisture balance
  • Leaves the skin refreshed, soft, smooth and clean
  • Paraben-free, fragrance-free, colorant-free, dermatologist-tested
PRICE – Rs. 2600
Believe me when I say, there is no downside to this product. Yes, I said it. 
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