The Choco Monarch Coffee Shop is a concept café and chocolataria emphasizing on the growing trend of café which can be easily seen in the Middle East region.
They invited me for an evening to dive into the luscious delicacies – French Crepes, Waffles, Pancakes, freshly baked cakes and array of hot and cold beverages. And being a sugar tooth, how could I say No 😉
I ordered for their speciality Monarch Waffle, a fruit bowl dessert and my favorite Mocha Frappe! And I’ll be honest, it was one of the best waffle experiences for me. They literally transported me to the chocolate heaven. The waffle was freshly baked and drizzled in a thick chocolate syrup and exotic fruits, I totally savored it. I wish you could reach right through your screen and grab a bite! Mmmm…
Strategically located in the Uptown Jumeirah in the J3 Mall and other great location such as busy business district of Deira inside the Al Ghurair Centre Mall, Bur Dubai inside the Computer Plaza & with its expansive menu to offer, Choco Monarch is a must try for the perfect blend of contemporary and innovative delights.
I don’t have a reason, I just don’t happen to like her.” Sounds familiar?
Well, it isn’t just the case with you but with most of us. We happen to dislike people for absolutely no reason at all, and truth is, we don’t really care much about the reason. We are unable to get along with them. Nothing about them seems to convince us that they might be likable in any sense.
This happens because our star signs clash and trust me, there’s nothing you can do about it except that you stay aware and keep away from those zodiac signs. It’s better for you to take a step back today than going ahead to marriage, only to have it end in disaster. Likewise, there are times when you tend to like someone and everything seems to be perfect about them. You start acting crazy around your crush. However, I completely understand that it isn’t easy to rationalize our instincts at each moment, so, here astrology comes to your rescue.
Astrology can tell which sign you should stay away from or which sign is not meant for you or which sign are you least compatible with, in fact, astrology can also help you with ways in which you can attract your crush based on your Zodiac Sign.
Let’s find out which zodiac sign is not meant for you.
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
Cancer Is Not Meant For You
Too blunt and dead in the eye, Aries say things without giving second thoughts. Aries are impulsive and determined. You always need a little breathing space to do your own thing in a relationship.REPORT THIS AD
However, Cancers, on the other hand, are emotional beings and with the traits you possess, you can simply wreck a Cancer’s heart. For you, Cancer would appear to be overwhelming and be suffocating to handle, and for them, Aries would appear to be arrogant and unemotional.
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Sagittarius Is Not Meant For You
Taurus are stable, reliable and stubborn. Extremely dominant and ambitious, you have an eye for beauty. Holding a reputation of being brutally honest, you can be highly insensitive at times because of being upfront in your words.
The one sign that is the least compatible with you is Sagittarius. The phrase ‘free bird’ is absolutely befitting for Sagittarius. They are spontaneous and fanciful. If you get involved with a Sagittarius, there would be a great mismatch of energies, which will eventually come to an end.
GEMINI (22 May – 21 June)
You Are Least Compatible With Virgo
Expressive, quick-witted and intelligent Gemini might be attracted to the fun-loving way Virgos lead their lives, however, Gemini would not appreciate the bluntness and candid opinions of the Virgos. It might come to them as sheer arrogance to a Gemini.
Where Geminis have a reputation of being extroverts and thrive for social interactions, Virgos, on the other hand, tend to be rather reserved with their sentiments. Geminis and Virgos are not opposite but definitely a bad match.
CANCER (22 June-22 July)
You Are Least Compatible With Aquarius
The CRAB is very unpredictable and temperamental. So, the fear of rejection makes you prone to pain. On the other hand, Aquarians love freedom and are stubborn which makes the sensitive Cancers stay away from them. Cancer, being emotional and warm, seeks love and compassion from Aquarius, which they are not able to reciprocate.
Cancer has a very strong bond with the people they love, they are meant for commitment. However, Aquarius prefers to detach from people and are not good at emotional displays. So, in totality, both do not reflect good compatibility.
LEO: (23 July- 23 August)
Aries Is Not The Right Match For You
Leos are strongly driven by the desire of love and admiration, and you have some kind of royalty in them. You love being in the limelight. But Aries won’t let you have it. They are too egoistic to let anyone steal the limelight.
Aries are energetic and enthusiastic that they tend to put you backstage while they become the center of attention. So, you better have someone who supports you rather than challenging you and putting you on the back line all the time.
VIRGO (24 August- 22 September)
Cancer Is Not The Right Match For You
Intelligent, analytical, precise, Virgos are typically professional in whatever they do. While they criticize others and themselves too if something goes wrong unlike the Cancer. They have confusing personality despite being quite conservative.
Virgo, in the process of reaching perfection, does not care or become inconsiderate of the pain they are inflicting on others. Cancers are sensitive and emotional beings, you can really hurt them and cause them immense pain, which in turn, can be disrupting for you as well.
LIBRA (23 September- 23 October)
Scorpio Is Far Too Dangerous For You
Libra being the kind and gentle one is best skilled socially amongst all zodiac signs. You love peace and harmony. And therefore, in the process of maintaining peace everywhere, you end up stressing yourself.
However, in contrast, Scorpio is way too fierce and intense and love fighting. The commanding and passionate nature of Scorpio makes it difficult for Libra to handle. Scorpio is way too fanatical for Libra.
SCORPIO (24 October- 22 November)
Leo Is Definitely Not Your Partner
Scorpios are mysterious and intense which makes them either sexy or scary. You tend to be drawn towards darkness. Scorpio and Leo are not much different. Both are strongly aggressive and do not believe in compromising or bending, and hence, their union becomes difficult and can lead to sad endings.REPORT THIS AD
Both might be drawn by each other’s fascination, however, the coldness and anger make it difficult for the Scorpio to handle a Leo.
SAGITTARIUS (23 November- 21 December)
Capricorn Is Not Meant For You
Sagittarius, being reckless and impatient, like to wander without any plans. You are spontaneous and tend to dislike anything or anyone which restricts your freedom to learn. That’s where the problem arises between Sagittarius and Capricorns.
So, the best way to stay with you is to appreciate and respect what you are doing, which is so not the case with Capricorns as they are the complete opposite. Capricorns believe in planning and rehearsing in advance, which is why it is impossible for the two to share same grounds.
CAPRICORN (22 December- 20 January)
Aries Don’t Walk To The Beat Of The Same Drum
Though Capricorn and Aries are both highly motivated and make their way to reach the goals, still, the path chosen by them is different. Capricorn, being the planner, likes things in structural and organized manner, whereas, Aries are spontaneous in their actions.
And so, a lot of tolerance is needed on both sides to make it till the end, which of course doesn’t happen and therefore, the relationship often ends in a sad and bitter state.
AQUARIUS (21 January – 18 February)
Taurus Is The Wrong Match For You
Aquarius are visionaries and believes in change. You believe that change is very much needed to keep going in life, whereas, Taurus believes in simplicity and sticking to the grounds. Though both are difficult to understand and are stubborn in their opinions, Aquarius still gives high value to others’ opinions.
Taurus, on the other hand, has similar traits but showcase a different attitude towards life which is completely different to Aquarius and this is what brings in the compatibility issues.
PISCES (19 February-20 march)
Maintain Your Distance From The Aquarius
Though in the initial stages of a relationship, it might seem that you are going well with Aquarius, problems will start to cluster in the later stages when the freedom lover, Aquarius does not understand the compassion and affection of Pisces.
You, being sensitive and tender, need someone who can take care of your emotions and sentiments. Conversely, Aquarius needs a less affectionate partner who doesn’t restrict their freedom.
Valentine’s Day is here and if you are in a relationship, you must be planning to spend it with your better half! It’s a day when millions of couples showcase levels of extravagance and waste countless amounts on things that don’t even make sense. As a result, all you are left with is empty pockets and to add to it, your partner’s incessant nagging.
So, here’s presenting 6 not-to-do things on Valentine’s Day! For all the happy couples out there, read on!
Presenting a bouquet of Flowers: During Valentine’s the price of Flowers goes high, thanks to their superfluous demand. Instead of spending lump sums on flowers, opt for something useful. One red rose usually has the same impact.
Overkilling The Heart-Shaped. Although, there is a wide assortment of heart-shaped gifts displayed in almost every store, but gifting everything heart shaped is exaggerating the feel of Valentine’s.
Planning An Anonymous Valentine’s Surprise. ‘Really? What’s the point of gifting your partner something anonymously? Adding to the suspense and giving surprise? So, making them feel excited about a secret lover that as per them is not you, is exciting? I see!
Proposing For Marriage Doing something just because that sounds romantic can be adventurous! So, brace yourselves! Rethink the major decisions and do it after analizying the same.
A Simple Dinner Date. Going to a restaurant and eating together – how romantic! Watching 10 other couples doing the exact same thing is, indeed, so idealistic. Come on, plan something better than just a simple dinner time stuff.
Making Pinky Promises. It’s time you grow up and act maturely. What good will those promises do when you are not looking forward to a committed relationship? On the other hand, if you already share one, what is the need of promises? Sounds fair?
If you end up by following the tips and excluding the things that fell under any of the points above, you are definitely going to have a rocking Valentine’s Day!
A bit of sophistication, a bit of class… and voila!
Personally, I have always been a fan of mix and match over buying a complete ethnic attire. It lets me experiment, and also helps me stand out in a crowd.
This gorgeously embellished midnight blue dress with pleated detail.is from W for Women Occasion: Diwali
This beautiful pearl white palazzo Kurta set is from W for Women again. Occasion: School Friend’s Wedding
This high on glamour Black Saree is from a showroom in Lajpat Nagar market, New Delhi Occasion: Sister’s First Lohri after wedding
This beautiful pearl white palazzo Kurta is from W for Women again. The blue skirt with silver lining is from FabIndia and the gorgeous (my favorite) duppatta is from The Golden Temple market in Amritsar Occasion: Friend’s Wedding
I personally loved how I matched this Saree. I had given my measurements in India over the call to the boutique stylist and unfortunately it didn’t fit me well. I traveled from Dubai on the day of function and realized it’s not fitting. Fortunately I had the same colored tube top with floral embroidery from CoverStory with me which I paired with my Saree. Shshsh!
Occasion: Cousin’s Shagan Night
This gorgeous piece of Wine colored neck embroidered detailed Kurta set is from Mina Bazaar, Dubai. Occasion: Cousin’s Wedding
Which of these dresses did you like the most? Comment below!
There are times when we feel saddened and depressed with adverse situations and unfavorable circumstances. During such conditions, motivation can be difficult to come by, and so are the smiles.
These 15 offbeat thoughts on life will surely bring a scintillating smile on your face and will redefine your perspective towards life.
1. We mature with the damage, not with the years.
2.You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly okay to feel sad, irritated, annoyed, frustrated, scared, or anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a ‘Negative Person’. It makes you Human.
3. Monsters are real and they look like people.
4. I like people with depth. I like people with emotions. I like people with a strong mind, an interesting mind, a twisted mind, and also people that can make me smile.
5. All Single People are not really single. They have some untold stories.
6. A wise woman once said, “Fuck this shit” and she lived happily ever after.
I am pretty sure that I’m not your dream girl (I’m not Deepika Padukone/Alia Bhatt/Jacqueline after all!) but, trust me, I am the girl who will walk with you to achieve your dreams, apart from the one mentioned above *rolls eyes*.
I am not perfect, but I’ll make sure that our lives are. You’ll have the freedom you need and the space you deserve. Each day with me would be one hell of a ride and yet when you come home, I’ll welcome you with open arms and twinkling eyes. I’ll bid you a warm goodbye when either of us leaves for work, and will not bombard you with those love-filled messages or calls (mostly *wink*). I’ll let you work in peace because that’s what I want from you and together I know, we can make this happen.
You may be scared of marriage and so am I, but marrying an imperfect woman (like *Me*) comes with some added benefits 🙂
1.I’ll not have the same opinion and perspective towards life, and might even have a completely opposite lifestyle, but I’ll not judge you for being who you are and for having dreams that seem worldly impossible.
… Because I know you’ll respect my opinions and make an attempt to understand them.
2. Well, I won’t lie here. I’ll take some time to get ready and dressed up, but when I’m done I’ll look like a proper patola as in total bombshell and I’m going to swoon you in my love each time it happens.
It’ll be worth every second of the wait, you bet!
3. Obviously, I will miss my parents and sometimes resort to crying about being away from them. But none of it will affect the relationship I have with your parents. I’ll love and respect them like my own.
… And I know you’ll make equally enough efforts with my parents too.
4. I might perhaps never be able to cook the earth shaped Rotis, but I’ll accompany you to the best food joints in the city and we’ll eat everything the world has to offer.
Discovering and exploring new places, and trying exotic yet delicious delicacies – that’s the dream, right?
*Update* I started cooking and I’m really enjoying it, recently turned into a healthy lifestyle sorta person.
5. I will argue with you and confront you each time I feel the need, but I’ll never bottle up my emotions, nor let bitterness brew and affect our relationship…
… Because I’m conscious of the fact that an ideal relationship needs constant renovation. I will never give up on ‘us’.
6. There would be times I totally screw up and commit blunders, but I promise, instead of running away from them, I’ll accept them and apologize for them!
… For ‘you’ and ‘our relationship’ mean a lot more than my ego!
7. Often than not, I’ll crib, cry and even complain about the world to you, but each time you’ll need to vent, I’ll be the strong shoulder for you.
I’ll let you unburden yourself and will understand you because I know it’s not a perfect world out there, and we all need time to cool off.
8. I’ll never let a day slip away without creating lasting memories with you. From notes to cards, hugs to kisses, I’ll make every moment special for you.
Because all these memories will make us adore each other even more.
9. With me you’ll always feel handsome, hot, brave, wanted, needed… I’ll treat you exactly as I want you to treat me, never a percent less
We don’t have to wait for the world to validate, as long as we are perfect for each other.
10. I might get too overwhelmed with my emotions at times, and suffer from cryptic mood swings, but I’ll calm down the moment you say, “babe I’m here with you.”
That’s all I would need then!
11. I will understand your hardships and stand by you and help you endure.
… For I have tasted failure too, and I know what it feels like, but even more, I’ve picked myself up and breathed. And as one, we’ll do the same for you.
12. I don’t expect rather want you to be perfect either – that’s too much of a burden to handle.
I’ll rather accept you exactly the way you are – weird, flawed and genuine, like me!
13. And of course, the greatest advantage of getting married to an imperfect woman like myself is that you’ll be spending your life with someone who is authentic and transparent in her thoughts and actions.
…For my flaws and imperfections make me unique and one of my kind.
And a flawed original is still better than a perfect duplicate, right?
Looking good is the primary motive of every confident girl but what about looking same each and every day? Going out with loose hair everywhere, even in your workplace might be boring. So, why not try something different with your hair?
Confused with the hairstyle you should go with? We are here to help you. Therefore, here is the list of some comfortable, simple and alluring hairstyles one can choose to have with the professional outfit. So, let’s have a look at them.
A simple and elegant hairstyle, the ponytail is the easiest hairstyle one could ever make. However, when you wrap a strand of your pony around the band, it will give, the simple ponytail, a unique and amazing look. This hairstyle will make you look a professional diva.
Looking for something that remains still for the entire day? Make two ponytails at the end of your head, twist it and roll it towards each other till you will get a beautiful and simple bun. Secure it with bobby pins and it will stay for long hence, known as
For a beautiful french roll, all you have to do is brush your hair to the left from the back and pin it from the middle to hold it in a place. Then, twist entire hair in the opposite direction until it takes the shape of a cone pointing downwards. Simply, pin the bun and spray on it to make it stay for long. It is one of the most elegant hairstyles you could have at your workplace.
Ponytail has always been the simplest hairstyle one could have that is capable give you solemn look. Where wrapped ponytail plays its role, when it is used in high pony along with puffed hair, it makes it more elegant.
Elegant side braid
Where a simple braid does a great job as a professional hairstyle, you should try something else too. Experiment with your hairstyle with a number of side braids including regular three-strand fishtail braid, French braid, four strand braid and many other to choose from. Make yourself look more creative with amazing side braids.
As we have been talking about amazing professional hairdo, let us know about the hairstyle you like the most in the comments below.
I succumbed to you, despite the fact that I knew you weren’t right.
When I initially met you, I knew you would give me inconvenience. Something about that sassy grin. Something about the way you snickered and made jokes. Something about the way you took a gander at me. Something about the way you influenced me to feel. I knew you weren’t right.
I, now, figure the most noticeably awful part is that I was cautioned about men like you – the smooth talkers, the loving backstabbers, the ones whose appeal can veil their most profound and darkest goals. What’s more, despite the fact that the signs were all over the place, waving their brilliant warnings, imploring me to pivot and to go no further, I disregarded them with expectations of demonstrating the Universe as wrong.
I Opened Up To You.
I could converse with you about anything. You supported me even when I was unaware that I required it. Some way or another you influenced me to surmise that you were what I was searching for. Not just that, you kissed me and revealed to me I was gorgeous and that I was what you were searching for. You made me believe that we’re meant for each other.
With each warm touch and with each promising and motivating word, I let you tear down my walls. And with every message you sent me, and every call you made to me, you let me trust that you were digging in for the long haul; that you were genuine.
Yet, now, as I lay here in my bed, alone, knowing very well indeed that you are out there setting your lure for the next, I’m proud that I understood your game before becoming a victim. You saw me as an amusement to be played. An empire to be conquered.
I knew you couldn’t have cared as much as you said or as much as your false signals would persuade. Be couldn’t I notice all of it much before? I could but I chose not to. I needed to absorb the sentiments of adoration. I needed to be a piece of something so gravely that I nearly risked myself.
You Weren’t One Amongst The Typical Bad Guys
You didn’t endeavor to hurt me or persuasively take my credulous heart. You were crafty and by one means or another persuaded me to offer it to you. Had I not been cautious enough, you would have rested my heart in your trophy case next to others.
Here’s what I Want You To Know Player
I have stolen a large portion of my heart back, yet there is a part of me that needs you to keep that last piece.
Because I’m certain that one day when I discover the love I’m searching for, you’ll feel the guilt of deception, the guilt of being savagely selfish. I need you to take a gander at yourself and consider how you could be so cold as to treat me as you did; to lose me.
I need you to keep that little bit of me as a reminder that you once broke me… But I was more grounded. I collected myself, pulled out this and I discovered bliss regardless of your constant efforts to torment me with your moving in and out of the relationship every now and then.
You may have been sufficiently strong to break me, however I wasn’t weak either.
Yet, in the event that it never happens, that you never realize what you made me suffer through, in the event that you never lament how things finished, I need you to realize that I’m glad. Happy without you. I’m proud of myself for being strong enough to move out of the toxic relationship before it was too late. I’m glad that I could move on with life even after all this. This contentment that I feel is the thing that drives me to continue making the most of my life regardless of you. It gives me trust in my capacity to continue walking ahead.
What’s more on the off chance, you never consider thinking about me again? Well, I trust you realize that I too intend to overlook you.
Gradually yet definitely, you’ve just begun to blur from my memories. Your scent, the feeling of your touch on my skin, your chuckle – it’s every one of the somewhat dimmer than it was some time back. I will overlook the surface parts of you, yet I will never forget how you broke me. Also that, how strong I was to overcome the game I was almost trapped into.
I think I see now the energy of intuition. First impressions aren’t always right, but the gut is never wrong.
You may be happy and satisfied with your present hairstyle but have you ever thought of getting a haircut? A haircut is not only meant to re-shape your face but, it is a necessary step to protect your hair from damage. You may want to have a haircut in order to change your look but when it comes to perfect care, your hair is definitely expecting a haircut.
It’s better to have a haircut in certain interval but if you do not know when to have it, we are here to tell you. Here are some signs to know you need to change your hairstyle.
The core to every problem, split ends
when you had. new haircut, you feel fresh and lively. But as time passes, the ends of your hair start splitting. That is the sign that your hair has started damaging and it’s time to trim it or have a new look.
Observe if the hair are loosing volume
volume is the most important part of your hair as it makes the hair bouncy and more happening. As your hair needs a new haircut, it starts losing its volume and it will become less bouncy with flat roots.
Your hair might be weak
make a braid and see if you still have that smooth ends you use to have when you had a fresh haircut. Usually, when a haircut is needed, a lot of split ends comes out of the braid and, also, you start having harsh edges which make your hair even weaker.
Tired of combing your hair due to more tangles
With a fresh haircut, you could even comb your hair using fingers. But, with time, your hair becomes more and more oily even after a hair wash. Apart from it, they remain tangled no matter how much you comb it.
Bad hair equals to Bad mood
no matter what good things are happening in your life, you are always upset. Just look up. You need to work on your hair. A haircut can simply bring you back to life. Happy hair can make your mood even happier as it will bring a change in your life.
So, better have a haircut on a regular basis and see the results in your mood and your look.
The Adrak Chai is a new friend of yours. Nothing beats the topsy turvy day like a sip of ginger tea.
Be it any physical or mental pain with high levels of Vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals every malfunction is cured with Ginder Tea. Moreover, Ginger is one of the most beneficial spices we have ever known.
As compared to other types of Tea, Ginger tea is more useful and here is why you should go for this soothing beverage. Benefits that Ginger Tea does are:
Relief from Nausea
Now you can travel without having the feeling of nausea by grabbing a cuppa Ginger Tea just before you leave for the voyage. It prevents the vomiting caused by the motion sickness. You can always have a cup to get relieved from the first sign of symptom of Nausea.
Ginger Tea helps you to improve stomach performance by enhancing the digestive system of your body. It increases the body’s ability to absorb food. Having plans for a party? Eat as much as you can, grab a cup of ginger tea and get relieved.
Say NO to Menstrual Pain
This is for all the strong women out there. Soak a towel in Ginger and keep it on your lower abdomen and at the same time drink a cup of Ginger Tea with some honey added to it to get relieved from the menstrual cramps. It helps to relax your muscles and reduces the pain. The aftermath of drinking feels as fresh as a daisy!
Stressed? Have a cup of Ginger Tea
A cup of Ginger Tea can absorb all your stress and anxieties. Now grab a cup to relax your mind and rejuvenate your mood by its tranquillising fragrance.
It has been proven that Ginger has qualities to cure cancer, including Ovarian Cancer by negating the cancer cells.
Now weight loss is easy!
Ginger Tea acts as a fat burner that flushes away the excess fat from your body making you thin and healthy. It makes you feel full in the stomach which helps to reduce the intake of calories and abates your weight.
HOW TO MAKE A GINGER TEA?
Rinse the ginger root in running water thoroughly to remove all the dirt.
Peel its skin and chop it into fine pieces. Be safe and avoid injuries while cutting.
Take a pan and put some water to boil.
Add the finely chopped ginger to the boiling water and cover it with the lid to prevent aroma from fading for 15 minutes.
You can add few drops of Lemon or Some honey to sweeten the flavour.
Serve hot and enjoy the ginger tea to get rid of the soaring muscles and various other problems listed above.
Even though the world has been modernized to an extent that is sometimes incomprehensible, yet there are certain things that we as a 21st Century generation have figured out for ourselves. Yes, we are not “Americanized” and neither are we a confused lot (I mean; only sometimes we are). We are not trying to bridge the yawning gap between two generations, just trying to pave our way to the World that can make peace with the two extreme outlooks.
We are not under bad influence, just stuck up in neither-here-nor-there culture and we are finding our way. But there’s one thing that we have figured out – We can never be like you. And honestly, we don’t feel guilty about it.
Even for us Family is Top-Priority
Before you misjudge or misunderstand us, let’s get this fact clear. We may be different in our outlook towards life, and the definition of independence that we have learned is certainly beyond your acceptable limits but we undeniably love and respect our families as much as you do.
We have become ‘Rightly Intolerant’
Yes, rightly intolerant! We are done with racism, caste, classicism and most significantly sexism. We believe in equality and respect for all. And that’s what we have been taught since childhood, isn’t it?