Epicuria expanding -New Restaurants and Food Places at Epicuria

Epicuria expanding to its upper floor

New Restaurants and Food Places at Epicuria


New Delhi, 28th April, 2016: Epicuria Food Mall, South Delhi’s bustling food destination is all set to unveil its new upper floor with a world class designer look.  Soon the swanky upper floor will be home to famous restaurants, cafes and eating spots such as Social, Lord of the Drinks, Nando’s, Dimcha, Chaayos, Pizza Express, Dhaba by Claridges, Taco Bell and The Irish House; also an exclusive Looks Salon launching at this very floor.

Epicuria’s expedient location amongst business areas like Nehru Place, the popular Lotus Temple and adjoining posh residential colonies of New Friends Colony, Greater Kailash, Panchsheel Enclave, Maharani Bagh makes it an irresistible attraction for food lovers.  With a deluge of top-notch eateries all set to launch in this food scene, customers will surely be spoilt for choice for food and entertainment in this part of town.

Commenting on this new development, Mr. Vivek Bahl, Co-Founder, Epicuria said, “We are excited to open our doors for the new offerings at Epicuria; we look forward to fresh energies that these new brands will usher in. We are already renowned as a customer centric destination and the new eating spots are sure to satisfy the palates of many of our existing & new patrons. It’s definitely getting #EpicInHere!”  


About Epicuria

The country’s first-of-its-kind premium food and entertainment destination, launched in 2012 with a tagline – Food for All, Epicuria truly reflects the diverse options it has to offer for the Capital’s food lovers. Within a short span of time, this trendy South Delhi food mall fused with a bustling metro station has become an iconic landmark not only for commuters, students and business communities but also for several foreign tourists and visitors from other cities.

Currently the food mall houses various international hi-end food chains to QSR’s to lounge bars and clubs. The dining options ranges from fine dining restaurants such as Fio, Benihana, Big Wong to lounge bars and clubs such as The Flying Saucer Café, The Chatter House and The Beer Cafe to the international QSR’s like Starbucks, Burger King, L’Opera, Subway, Joost, KFC, Dunkin Donuts, Chicago Pizza to franchisees such as Café Coffee Day, Gelato Vinto, Keventers, Moti Mahal, Karims, Sona Sweets etc – literally, Epicuria is a place food lovers would call heaven.

The quality of food and service reflects the elaborate detailing and research which has gone into observing changing consumer patterns to strike the right chord with the food lovers. Epicuria has an extensive range of restaurants and cafés which offer diverse cuisines like Thai, Lebanese, Japanese, Italian, local cuisine with ample choices for non-vegetarians and vegetarians alike. Epicuria has services such as valet parking and easy parking options. Not only this, security is a key concern for Epicuria and it has taken strict measures for the security of its customers.

DLF Mall of India – The mall that India deserves announces its official opening


Positioned as India’s Destination Mall, DLF Mall of India stands for Happy Mallidays which will offer customers a never-before mall experience at par with international malls

DLF Mall of India, country’s first destination mall officially opened its doors for customers on April 27, 2016. DLF Mall of India soft launched in mid December 2015 and saw the fastest ever build up to launch with 250 brands in just 4 months. The mall houses over 330 brands in total which will be opening within the next quarter.

The essence of the mall is that of a destination, which encapsulates not just shopping but a never-before food & entertainment experience, which is thoughtfully and craftfully divided in 5 zones spread over 7 floors. The concept of Happy Mallidays has been derived from the fact that in a mall so big and fulfilling, a customer will experience the feeling of a holiday. The campaign positions DLF Mall of India as the ultimate destination for individuals across all age group looking for an international experience in a mall.

Location: Spread over 2 million square feet, DLF Mall of India is strategically located in the upscale sector 18 in Noida. The mall is easily accessible by road and metro from all across Delhi-NCR.

Speaking on the occasion of the mall launch, Sriram Khattar, Chief Executive Office, DLF Rental Business, said, “At DLF Group, our objective is to provide best in the class projects that make a positive impact on the community and DLF Mall of India is a shining example of that. DLF Mall of India is a game changer in the retail real estate business that focuses on providing an international experience that is second to none.”

Speaking at the launch of the mall, Pushpa Bector, Executive Vice President and Head at DLF Mall of India, said, “We are proud to announce the official launch of the mall that India deserves. DLF Mall of India has all the qualities on an international mall that will provide the visitors a global experience they have been waiting for. DLF Mall of India is a destination mall that will gainfully engage Delhi—NCR with endless options of shopping, food & entertainment.”

She further added, “DLF Mall of India stands for Happy Mallidays which will offer customers an experience of a happy fun-filled day trip they could take anytime within the city.”

Besides shopping options, approximately 40% of space in DLF Mall of India is dedicated to food and beverage brands, casual dining and indoor entertainment experiences. It boasts of a total of 73 F&B options to choose from besides a stylish Food Court which encompasses a seating capacity of over 1,000 people.


Zones: DLF Mall of India is categorised into five ‘Zones’, a concept which focuses on making a mall experience convenient and enjoyable more than ever before.

Market Place (Lower Ground Floor), houses the hypermarket and a home furnishing zone along with value fashion players. The well detailed travelators allow for convenience and easy movement of trolleys for the shoppers. This level hosts Big Bazaar Gen Nxt and Home Centre as anchors.

International Boulevard (Ground & First Floor) houses the best of international fashion & beauty brands. This zone includes the largest H&M store in the country with the entire range the brand has to offer along with the flagship stores of Zara, F21 and M&S as anchor brands.

High Street (second floor) offers cherry picked high street Indian-ethnic brands for wedding, occasion and Indian-ethnic shopping. The zone is anchored by Bombay Selections and houses other cult brands like Meena Bazaar, Greenways, Perfection House, Kalpana Sarees, Zardozi, Anita Dongre, Anokhi, Tarini, Suvasa, etc.

Family World (third floor). This floor houses a zone for kids and casual dining offering 20 restaurants covering all popular cuisines. Anchored my Hamley’s & Mothercare, Family World also houses the best from the world of food, like Shree Ratnam, Pirates of Grill, Mama Goto, Pizza Express, Soda Bottle Opener Wala, famous & cult – United Coffee House and many more.

Leisure Land (Fourth & Fifth floor). The top two floors of the mall house the largest indoor entertainment zone of the country. Offering indoor entertainment that surpasses anything available in the country, is the mall’s unique and large-scale gaming concepts like Smaaash, Ski India (an indoor snow park modelled after Ski Dubai) and Funcity. The 7-star DT Star Cinemas also has special treat for kids in the form of a unique auditorium for children with a specially designed kids candy bar. Leisure Land also includes a massive food court which offers refreshing mix of brands covering all popular food court cuisines.

About the DLF Group:

DLF is India’s largest real estate developer with projects spread pan India. DLF has over 60 years of track record of sustained growth, customer satisfaction, and innovation. The company has 332 million sq. ft. of planned projects with 62 Million Sq.ft of projects under construction. DLF’s primary business is the development of residential, commercial and retail properties. The company has a unique business model with earnings arising from development and rentals. Its exposure across businesses, segments and geographies, helps mitigate any down-cycle in the market. From developing 22 major colonies in Delhi, DLF is now present across 15 states-24 cities in India. DLF forayed in retail in the year 2000 and delivered successful projects like DLF promenade, DLF Emporio, DLF Place Saket and DLF City Centre Chandigarh. The total area of DLF’s leased operational shopping malls is approximately 1.4 million sq.ft. and in the next 24 months, a robust growth up to 3.7 million sq.ft. is projected.

About DLF Mall of India:

DLF “With an expertise of more than six decades in the industry, brings DLF Mall of India the first destination mall of the country, a marquee project set to create a benchmark in the retail business of India. It is an 1800 crore project, spread across the retail space of 2 million (sq.ft. GLA) which is going to double the total DLF’s retail portfolio. Business and brings the unique concept of ‘Zoning’ for the first time in India for the ease of Customer’s shopping experience. The property also epitomizes the ‘Digital Mall’ experience with digital directories that have been designed keeping global best practices in mind. In addition, the mall is the first LEED GOLD certified mall in North India. This makes the property an eco-friendly and sustainable construction, further cementing the position of DLF as a leader in responsible development.

Oceedee – Designer Shoes For You, By You !

Own your Obsession with Oceedee

 Designer Shoes For You, By You! ~

Neha & Anshul

very fashion conscious woman has it; every perfectionist has it. All models, stylists, actors and divas have it. In fact, it’s the new tag line for your look – Oceedee. Deciding your trend, creating your look and walking your style statement, making heads turn is what makes it ‘Your OCD’. Gone are the days when being picky and fussy was a big ‘NO NO’, every girl now carries her own stylish OCD.

Fashionistas always seek the perfect, most fashionable pair of shoes and sometimes they have to compromise on it. That’s where Oceedee comes in, fashion without compromise. It is an Indian bespoke footwear brand for ladies that allows them to design their perfect pair of shoes online. Oceedee offers aspiring women an exclusive and premium pair of shoes that are customized to deliver perfection. Its exquisite capsule collections have fashionable, bold, and sensual designs to choose from or customize in its virtual 3D studio technology to design their own shoes. Oceedee’s virtual design technology allows you to envision your masterpiece, personalize it and preview it simultaneously. The brand specializes in flats, heels, wedges, sandals, boots, brogues, etc and is the epitome of exclusivity in designs, premium leathers and eloquent craftsmanship.


Oceedee believes shoemaking is an art and every woman has a shoe artist hidden inside her that is roaring to get out and unleash her creativity, literally one step at a time. They want women to be their own shoe artists and exercise the freedom to claim their style. The brand is innovating a new shoe shopping experience for women. Be it the smell of leather or touch of suede, stunning bling or sophisticated lace, comfortable flats or sky high heels, whatever makes you tick, shall be yours with just a click. Oceedee’s bespoke footwear is meticulously handcrafted using superior craftsmanship in order to achieve precision with comfort. Half sizes, flatfoot, broad toes, narrow feet, feet too big or too small are no longer an excuse to suffer in silence.


The online 3D studio provides an awe-inspiring, yet easy and fun, design experience with infinite possibilities in the offering. Designs are handmade within four weeks as your dream shoes are translated into reality and delivered right to your doorstep. This innovation is the result of relentless research of raw materials, conceptualization of exclusive designs and efforts put in to build an advanced technology platform.

Black & Gold Platform Heels


Further, the brand also offers a unique ‘Design on Demand’ service that enables you to book an appointment for a one-on-one session with their team of experts, discuss your designs in detail and personally customize your footwear down to the last detail. Oceedee brings together exquisite craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology to deliver your utopian pair, that looks like a dream and feels like an extension of you. It aims to become a leading homegrown ladies footwear brand that is recognized globally.


Oceedee’s concept was inspired by Ms Neha Kumthekar’s (Co-Founder & Managing Director) own personal experiences. “I had always loved shoes, but I was constantly struggling to find the perfect pair that feels good and looks great. I just couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for. Either it wasn’t quite the right color, the right heel type or height or the right size. There was always something missing. To solve this problem for me and other women in India, Anshul and I set out to create a unique shoe shopping experience and conceptualized a High Fashion Footwear brand that allows women to customize their own shoes and never compromise on fashion again. Oceedee was born so no shoe-lover ever has to wish for a lower or higher heel, different colors or more or less embellishment. They’ll never see their shoes on anyone else. And they’ll never, ever walk home with their heels in their hands again!


Commenting on the brand and its significance, Mr Anshul Sood (CEO & Co-Founder), said “We at Oceedee believe that a woman should never let an ‘if only’ get in the way of absolute perfection. Really, the only way to stop dreaming about that beautiful pair of shoe is to own it. Our core value is ‘customer focus’ and we strive to provide them with exceptional and genuine service. The concept of hand-cut and hand-made is extremely important at Oceedee. We have a team of shoe experts ready to let your imagination come alive and offer the highest level of quality in the process.


Oceedee has recently collaborated with designers Garo and Indigenecraft at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort ’16. In the past, they have also featured at the Lakme Fashion Week through collaborations with designers including P.E.L.L.AAarti Vijay Gupta, and Kanika Goyal Label.


The bespoke collection prices start from Rs. 5999/- onwards and vary on the basis of the customization desired.


Oceedee welcomes you to embark on the journey of finding your best fit and watch as they translate your dream shoes into a reality. Just log onto www.oceedee.com and find the perfect shoe, inspired by you!


www.oceedee.com is compatible only with desktops and tablets as of now. They will soon be on your mobiles as well.


Your design. Your size. Your perfect shoes.






New Delhi-Fashion is at the forefront this spring summer as International School of Design, Corporate Centre Campus, New Delhi one of the premier design school in India once again electrified the city with its high impact, fully integrated fashion show featuring the creative minds of INSD with their breathtaking collections at the Tyagraj Stadium, New Delhi on 16th April 2016. The was was graced by special guest, Make up artist Meenakshi Dutt. In evening so many socialites were seen in the fashion show . Guest includes Sonia Sanjay Kapoor, Sumita Dass, Avleen Khokar, Rochika Aggarwal, Mia Lakra, umesh Dutt, Pari Pragati and many more.

The INSD fashion show rightly named “Think Design” has travelled across all boundaries of design and witnessed the extraordinary creations at its glamorous best. It was time to back pack and sneak peek in jet setting Diva’s fashion Pandora. Soaked in the paradise of this diverse extravaganza and celebrate the ultimate style. Each INSDIAAN had dexterously worked on every individual collection and extracted the best vision from their creative young minds .Who’s who fro Delhi fastened their fashion bells and checked in their style passport  to take off on the razzmatazz runway of easy chic! The themes presented by students are Shwet, Achromania, Emotions of Khadi, Romanticism & colours of life. In addition to being a unique opportunity for upcoming talented fashion designers, the event will also spotlight the finest upcoming Interior Designers. The concept of this exciting event was to create a posh environment to enjoy a top-of-the-line runway show.


The grand fashion event featured the innovative designs in fashion & interiors. The event also featured innovative products by Interior Design Students and interesting giveaways.

Themes by departments of  fashiondesign and technology 















International School of Design, one of the premier design schools in India made a promising beginning under the aegis of educationists and industry leaders a few years back. It got its share of accolade in 2015 when INSD was awarded as ‘The best design institute in North India’. Having set some own benchmarks and challenges, and with 30 branches all across India, INSD has gradually climbed up the ladder. With a clear vision to contributing back to the national and international design scenario, which transpired into best opportunities for the young brigade to participate in the real world of Interior, Fashion, Jewellery, Textile, Graphic, Gaming and Animation design. INSD collaborated with prominent causes, organizations and events including India Runway Week as their educational partners in September 2015 and has set new milestones for the young talented designers.

International School of Design serves as a career launching point for new budding designers. We offer our students various opportunities to prepare them for the industry. The academic programs are designed to impart the maximum knowledge as well as practical training and experience including internships with well established Fashion Brand and Designers.


Novotel Hyderabad Airport is awarded as the best eco-friendly hotel

Mr. Javed Parvez, Director of Sales & Marketing receiving the Award...jpg

South India Travel Awards, 2016, gathered the stalwarts of the industry at an award ceremony where the deserving were honoured. Novotel Hyderabad Airport sets another milestone by winning the prestigious  ‘Best Eco Friendly  Hotel’ Award.

The evening was graced by Shri  Neerabh Kumar Prasad IAS, Principal Secretary – Tourism & Culture, Andhra Pradesh Government, Shri B. Venkatesham IAS, Secretary Youth Advancement, Tourism & Culture, Govt. of Telangana and Dr. Rajendra Prasad Khajuria, I.F.S., Commissioner, Department of Tourism, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.

For the first time ever Novotel Hyderabad Airport gets awarded as the Best Eco Friendly Hotel, owing to its pledge to sustainability and conservation at the hotel. The Management is very proud of this achievement as their efforts got acknowledged at a national level.“For years we have been conscious and serious about sustainability, Accor as a brand is committed to pro-environmental initiatives and its affiliation to Planet 21 on a global scale. At Novotel Hyderabad Airport we have been successful in reducing our carbon footprint and have increased measures to achieve higher sustainability, the hotel has one of a kind 100% organic Herb garden that is very rare to find. That along with many such initiatives truly make us the leaders in the fraternity’. Quotes, Mr. Maverik Mukerji, General Manager, Novotel Hyderabad Airport.

Mr. SanJeet, Mentor, India Travel Awards, said “These awards signify the growth of the industry which has developed immensely in the last few years. Encouraged by the enormous success of India Travel Awards in other regions, we wish to continue with this. India Travel Awards is a platform which recognises and applauds the true leaders of the fraternity, to acknowledge emerging leaders. We are proud to have been instrumental in helping it flourish, and will continue with our endeavours.”

EffingutBrewerkz launches app to celebrate the IPL Fever



– Unique app to avail discounts on F&B through match predictions during screenings

– App available on Google Play & Apple App Store



Pune, April 2016: Looking for a perfect hangout with awesome discounts this IPL season? Look no more! EffingutBrewerkz, the legendary craft brewery from Pune recently announced the launch of its “EffingutBrewerkz” app to celebrate the IPL fever. The app is available on Google Play and Apple App Store. It will give users a unique chance to avail discounts on F&B items through match prediction games on the app during IPL screenings at the restaurant. The games can be played during the cricket matches, throughout the IPL season. Users also get to avail a free beer on downloading the app at the restaurant! The fastest correct answers in every round will also win additional prizes from the restaurant such as shot glasses, more free beer, etc.


Commenting on the launch, Mr. Manu Gulati ofEffingutBrewerkz, says, “The app is an effort to offer our new and existing patrons something to rejoice about this IPL season. People like watching and cheering their favorite teams in groups. This app will certainly be a bonus when it comes to enjoying the cricket fever and availing discounts together at our fine craft brewery. After all, we love to see our customers and their friends enjoying the Effingut experience, where this app places well with our other special offerings!


So what are you waiting for?

Get to your favorite beer destination to enjoy this IPL season like never before!


What: EffingutBrewerkz Cricket App

Where: EffingutBrewerkz, Lane Number 6, Koregaon Park

When: Entire IPL season




Process to play the Prediction Game:


– The patron downloads the app, opens it, signs in via Facebook and enters a code given by the steward from the counter. Upon downloading the app, the patron gets an SMS with their Effin ID. When they give this ID to their steward, they earn a free beer. Note that the SMS with a new ID and a free beer will only be sent to new users.


– Once the code is accepted, the patron can start playing the match. They can first answer the ‘Predictions’ (or ‘big questions’) which are 3-5 questions on how the match will unfold. These questions can only be answered once during the match.


– Each correct answer gets them ‘Effin Points’, which can be used as a discount on their next visit (every 100 Effin Points can be redeemed for INR 10, with a maximum redemption of 5000 points or INR 500 in one bill).


– However, the points awarded for a correct answer changes as per the outcome of the match. This makes it a match prediction game where the available points vary on the live performances in the match.


– Apart from the Predictions, users will also get ‘Bouncers’ (‘snap questions’) during the match. Multiple questions can be asked in a round and must be quickly answered (similar to a fastest finger first). Correct answers are awarded points and the fastest correct answers in every round will win prizes from Effingut (shot glasses, a free beer, etc.). One match would have 2-4 rounds of 4-5 questions each.


– At the end of every match, users get an SMS and an Email informing them of the points they won that day.




Saiesta’s Spring-Summer 2016 Collection Gives You the #RightToFlaunt and Shine-on!


India’s premier e-tail studio Saiesta unveiled its much-awaited Spring-Summer 2016 Collection. The collection revolves around both comfort and style making it vivacious and trendy, especially suited to the urban independent woman who is passionate and often inspired by different ideas, attitudes and experiences. The outfits have been carefully designed keeping in mind the young cosmopolitan women who have multiple facets ranging from boho chic to poolside chill and sporty comfort to urban diva. Saiesta has picked inspirations from the various adventures of the independent woman of today to define her sense of style.

white wash

Commenting on the collection, Sonal Abrol, COO, saidOur Spring-Summer 2016 Collection is for contemporary young women across age groups and professions. The Saiesta Diva is carefree yet fun, elegant yet timeless. We at Saiesta have always been committed to fostering a culture that empowers women and recognizes the Diva in them. This particular collection is inspired by and dedicated to these very women.”

The brand’s trademark attention to detail is apparent in the range of themes, colors and cuts available to cover all summer dressing needs from work, play or holiday. A variety of patterns and fabrics feature across themes, allowing the style-savvy to build a distinctive look from anywhere in the collection. The easy to wear designs come in long and short skirts, palazzos, tops of different lengths and cuts, dresses and shorts. Fabrics include cotton & viscose light weight knits, cotton Flex with linen texture, heavy weight viscose and rayon crepe


Listed below are some of the distinctive themes of this versatile collection:

Experience tradition in style with the IKAT collection which is delicate and feminine. The collection showcases a classy look for summer and draws inspiration from the magic of traditional Ikat weave, available in soft flowing fabrics in ethnic hues.

The unique TIE & DYE collection is an age-old technique that creates ethereal colorful patterns on free flowing fabrics. The collection has a very interesting interplay of tie & dye technique in print form and some play of ombre dyeing. Also, blue is just perfect for a summer job, weekend chill or a summer holiday.


Roll with the BLOCK PRINT collection which is fun and unapologetically kitsch. Redefine your style with uber chic block prints and proudly proclaim that ‘you’re fabulous and you know it!’

Go back to the basics this summer with the BASIC collection with T-shirts in vibrant colors.

WHITE WASH collection is a classic white that’s enhanced with layered sheer fabrics and the timeless charm of chikankari. This is one collection that is never going out of style.

The FOIL collection brings out your glamorous side guaranteed to make you the showstopper wherever you go.

Get on the move with the SPORTY collection to beat the summer heat.

Sway in style with the formula solution to everyday dressing with the FASHION TEE collection which screams chic yet fun.

The collection prices start from Rs 1099/- onwards.

To check out the all new and super chic Spring-Summer 2016 Collection, log onto www.Saiesta.com!!

The collection is also available at other online partners including Indian Roots, Limeroad, Flipkart, Jabong, Myntra, Amazon, eBay, Paytm and Snapdeal.




About Sonal Abrol, Chief Operations Officer, Saiesta:

With specialisation in textile designing and export management, Sonal Abrol, The Chief Operations Officer at Saiesta, is a veteran in the international fashion industry and her career is best described as a kaleidoscope of designing, production, operations, marketing and management. Her expertise lie in designing apparels, accessories and home furnishing, and her team of proficient designers strive round the clock to deliver collections inspired by global runway trends and street fashion. All her designs and creations have a unique blend of western silhouettes with an essence of embellishments, prints and patterns connecting them to the country’s fashion ethics. With her rich experience, incredible entrepreneurial skills, commendable vision and extensive knowledge of the trade of fashion, Sonal makes for an ideal choice to take the brand to the next level.


About Saiesta:

Saiesta, a premiere e-tail studio exclusively for women, is a concept turned to reality by Saivana Exports Pvt. Ltd., a star export house headquartered in  New Delhi. Saivana Exports Pvt. Ltd has over 20 years of experience, working with hottest fashion brands from Paris, Milan and New York. The soul of the brand Saiesta transcends all boundaries of ethnicity and culture. The extremely versatile collections from the house of Saiesta are an amalgamation of colours, designs, fabrics and cuts. The designs feature a wide range of exquisite prêt and evening wear for formal or social occasions, mirroring the personal style of today’s fashionable young women.


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