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.
In today’s dynamic world, independent and strong are the two inevitable adjectives that need to be prefixed in an individual’s description, especially a woman. And indeed, the women today, have redefined their existence and purpose in life.
Yes, I am talking about that inspiring and motivating breed of women who have redefined ‘bold’ and made ‘being on my own’ look sexy:
1. She is simple to understand, as simple as Quantum Physics!
2. What’s a queen without her king?, “More Powerful” she replied.
3. She knew she’s fat, but in all the right places!
4. She adored the color pink, even when men wore it!
5. The World kept asking her to get married! Unfortunately, she was a bad listener!
6. Someone told her Prince Charming is waiting, so she asked him to wait until she’s ready.
7. She tried being a good girl but soon she realized it was not her shot of tequila!
She has the courage to embrace the change and is always up for challenges. She is not ready to settle for less and takes the responsibility of being happy. She is a woman beyond repair! She has fought a battle to reach where she is and there are many more to win. She is the epitome of beauty and the personification of courage. She is the vivid example of ‘emotions and intellect’. She is a Woman.
From gesturing Namastes to tossing rice at the end of the
ceremony, your hands surprisingly capture as many eyeballs as your wedding lehenga.
Therefore, it’s significant to beautifully adorn your hands with ornaments and
accessories to get those picture-perfect
The perfect hand
accessories such as the Hathphool add an enchanting appeal to the bride’s
hands. Worn by the queens and princesses in the ancient
ages, this traditional piece of jewellery has been around for decades, and now
has become a popular part of the bridal couture.
Haathphool is a single elaborated ornament with ring(s) to be worn on the fingers
that are connected to a bracelet gracefully enveloping the wrist. Worn on both or
either of the hands, thesegive a
chicer look to your gorgeously elaborate mehndi designs. These days, simply-designed hathphools are being paired
with indo-western outfits to give them a contemporary yet regal flair.
Be it the floral bespoke
ones which you can wear at your mehendi or haldi functions or bejewelled ones
for bigger functions, hathphools have become an integral part of the bridal
hand jewellery and for a good reason.
Most often lavishly studded with
diamonds in white gold and platinum crust, haathphools make stunning
appearances along the brides’ wrists. Let’s have a closer look at the most
beautiful Haathphool trends in 2019:
specially handpicked kundan jewellery adds that extra bit of radiance to a
bride’s couture. The elegant Kundan Hathphools demonstrate
art, heritage, craftsmanship and hard work that goes in crafting the usually
heavily embellished bridal jewellery. The Kundan hathphools add a chic factor
to the ensemble and look gorgeous on henna hands.
The Kundan jewellery consists of the glass stones – rubies, emeralds,
and sapphires. These are intricately set into the base which is known as
Why you should opt for Kundan Hathphools:
ancient feel to the attire
gorgeous and graceful
because the content of gold is less as it’s mostly about the stones
A perfect option for brides who are looking for something extremely graceful
at a reasonable price.
II. Polki Bridal
is Polki? These are uncut diamonds in their pure form, used exclusively for
making bridal jewellery. The process of making Polki is much like that of
Kundan jewellery, however, being the purest form of diamonds, it’s
Polki bridal hathphool, with the pure antique finish perfectly add that regal ethnic sheen to a bride on her wedding.
Why you should opt for Polki Hathphools:
Shine is greater than Kundan hathphools
extremely royal and classy
Because you can afford them *Pun Intended*
While Kundan and Polki both have elaborated
meenakari and enamel work on them in varying colours, either of them also looks
great with uncut rubies, sapphires and even emeralds.
III. Jadau Bridal Hathphool
Jadau is often misinterpreted as a form of jewellery, however,
it’s a technique used in precious jewellery making such as Kundan and Polki.
to find the best Kundan and Polki Hathphool?
Jaipur and Hyderabad are
renowned for their Kundan, Polki and Jadau jewellery.
IV. Floral Hathpool Jewellery
pre-wedding ceremonies such as Haldi and Mehndi, brides often shy away from wearing
heavy and elaborate gold embellishments. They vouch for rather simpler yet
impressive Floral jewellery.
The Floral Hathphools not just enhance the
beauty of the hands, but also add a colourful flair to the mehndi attire. It
further accentuates the depth and intricacy of Henna by manifolds. From Bipasha
Basu inspired Floral Tiaras and Floral Hathphool made of fresh roses, Jasmine
and Mogra to Hollywood celebrities wearing bracelet made of soft pink flowers
and ribbon, Floral Hathphools are quite a blazing trend.
been the idealist option for these occasions with majority of brides favouring
a rather fresh and organic tune with the mehendi theme. And hence, our next
favourite hathphool design, the Floral
V. Gotta Hathphool Jewellery
Move over the kundan, diamonds, Polki – Gota Hathphool is definitely the new favourite
for pre-wedding ceremonies.
With the beautiful Gota Hathphools, you
can keep your hands feeling light, and your style heavy-on-point. Whether you
are wearing a lehenga for
your engagement, a saree for the cocktail or an Indo-western dress for
the sangeet, Gota Hathphools will complement every
dress of yours.
Above and beyond, they’re less
delicate than Floral Hathphools, and hence easier to carry.
VI. Mirrorwork Gota Hathphool
to Gota Hathphools is the Gota Mirrorwork
Hathphool. Gota jewellery can be customised as per your outfit designs,
embroidery and the individualistic requirements.
in weight, there are a lot of possibilities one can experiment with Gota
jewellery such as creating detailed mirrorwork
Hathphools. It adds a more Rajasthani and Gujarati look to your attire.
VII. Mesh Hathphool
Geometrical patterns and intricate
craftsmanship make these gold/silver toned Mesh
Hathphool a ‘need-now’ staple for your jewellery box. Add an elaborate
touch of metalwork and lovely pearls, and be sure to get rather photogenic
hands, and compliments from guests.
Tip: Think vintage silk sarees for an
ultimate ethnic charm with Mesh
So brides, think twice while
choosing your Bridal and Mehndi hand jewellery from this bundle of amazing
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!