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Global Desi launches the MiMaMo Collection

@ChandniT and @DitiShah in the MiMaMo colllection
@ChandniT and @DitiShah in the MiMaMo colllection

Anita Dongre’s brand Global Desi recently launched their new Autumn Winter Collection called the MiMaMo Collection. Mithila, Madhubani and Mosaic are the inspirations behind the collection. Boho style Short skirts, jackets, tunics, palazzos and maxis, this collection is for all those who love blending Indian with Western. Layering was an importing aspect of this collection keeping in mind the latest trend.

The crop tops and maxis were our favourites from this collection. Here is a sneak peek:

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Here’s what I picked! A Black empire waist maxi dress, elegant and pretty.

Love their stuff? Go get shopping before it’s too late! You could visit one of their stores or shop online here


Global Desi at @myglobaldesi

Mumbai Candid at @ChandniT and @MumbaiCandid


Review: Philips Saeco Espresso Machine

Ever thought of waking up to a cup of hot cappuccino just like you would get at your favourite cafe? With the Philips Saeco Espresso Machine, you can make that possible.

Philips has launched this new coffee machines for residential use, targeting the business class. With this machine, you can manually select options and make yourself an Espresso, Mocha, Macchiato and the likes, but the automatic function only lets you make a Cappuccino.

What we like: The Cappuccino tasted as good as it could get. The Espresso was also quite impressive. You could select how strong you want your coffee to be. Also, it’s quick and takes less than a minute to get one cup of coffee.

What we dislike: The machine is not very user friendly and can get quite complicated if you’re tech-challenged. In a day, the machine can serve upto 50 cups of coffee, hence it is not recommended for commercial use. The coffee servings are not quite consistent, the first cup might look and taste quite different from the second cup. The internal cleansing process of the machine is tedious and unavoidable.

Our take: For a cost as high as Rs.75,000, we hope that the machine would be easier to use and less complicated. Although, if you love your morning coffee and don’t mind spending a few extra bucks on it, then this one is for you!

What: Philips Saeco Espresso Machine
Where: Any consumer electronic outlets : Click Here
Price: Rs.75,000

Review: Chef’s Basket Recipe Kit Penne Pasta

When we first heard of Chef’s Basket Gourmet Recipe Kits, we were absolutely amazed by the concept. All the ingredients you need to prepare a dish, in one box, sounds very cool. 

Soon enough, we received the Creamy Tomato Penne Pasta recipe kit for a trial. Firstly, the packaging is quite amazing, with all the ingredients in a triangular cardboard box. These guys have spent some time and money in preparing a good looking kit!

The box contained Penne Pasta, Creamy Tomato Pasta Sauce, Black Olives, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Mixed Herbs. All you had to do is follow a simple recipe printed on one side of the box, using all the ingredients in the pack, and any of you own (if you want) and prepare the pasta! The pasta tasted delicious, something like you would get at an Italian fast food restaurant. 

The recipe kits are quite impressive although the pricing seems to be a bit too steep. Rs.250 for a pasta kit which can serve as a meal for two. We would rate it a 3 and a half on 5 for the delicious taste and appealing presentation! 

What: Chef’s Basket Gourmet Recipe Kit
Where: You can get it at your nearest supermarket, e.g. Big Bazaar, Nature’s Basket, etc.
Price: The Penne Pasta Recipe kit is priced at Rs.250 whereas the Burrito Recipe Kit is priced at Rs.350 (6 Burritos).