Weekend Luncheon at Bhubaneswar !!

Hi friends,

Hope you have been doing great. Today I am going to make a very different blog post. It is going to be about 2 good restaurants I had been in the last weekend. At least once in every 2 weeks or so, my body screams to eat something good outside and the scenario goes something like this, “Where do you want to eat today? What do you feel like?” And if you folks know me, you know how I am when it comes to food. While eating outside, the first thing I want is good ambiance. No, I don’t mind eating at small dhabas and stalls but once in a while I love to indulge in heavenly food in a more heavenly environment to attain that ultimate peace. 😛 Also, the food should be something which makes me ‘fall in love at the first bite’. Last but not the least, I prefer eating somewhere which doesn’t burn a hole in the pocket. But, unfortunately its difficult getting all the 3 together.

So, in today’s post, I shall be sharing my experience at 2 restaurants which I absolutely loved eating at in the last weekend. The first one is ‘Aangan Heritage’ which falls on the Infocity road, Patia, Bhubaneswar. I had been there once before when it had newly opened and I was in my last days at college so it was a very nostalgic feeling, being there. If you want a quiet, calm and private place to have some alone time or with your near and dear ones. It has small cabins for each table which gives you your nice little corner. It is definitely pocket friendly as 2 people can easily have a 3 course meal within Rs. 500-800.

I instantly fall in love with restaurants which serve you great soups. We had chicken burnt garlic soup which smelled as good as it tasted. Don’t remember the time when I had a soup that tasted better than this one. Also had cheese balls for starters which melted amazingly within a couple of seconds in the mouth. They also served french fries along with the cheese balls which I didn’t expect.

For main course we had butter chicken tikka with tandoori roti, masala kulcha and paneer kulcha which all tasted equally good. We also had some green salad. (Try to eat something healthy when eating unhealthy :P)

Finally for desserts there is the newly opened ‘The Chocolate House’ infront of Bhawani Mall, Bhubaneswar. It was my first time there and I really wanted to be there since the first time I saw it after I moved back to Bhubaneswar. The moment I entered the restaurant, I was in love at first sight with place. The chocolaty aroma , the handmade chocolates for sale, the ambient lighting, the beautiful interiors were more than enough to take my heart. It is a must try for all the chocolate lovers out there. This pretty little cafe also provides you books to while away your time if you are eating alone or waiting for someone. You can also treat yourself for as less as Rs. 100 there. We had some black forest ice-cream and some hot chocolate brownie with ice-cream. I also bought some handmade chocolates while returning to have later at home.

Hope you liked this blog post of mine. Do let me know what are your favorite restaurants in the city so that I can be there next time. Check out my blog for more such posts.

Stay happy !

XOXOX

5 ways to be happy :)

“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” – Shannon L. Alder

Hey friends,

Welcome back to my blog. Today I am going to post something very different from my older posts. We all have a void in our lives which needs to be filled up with loads of happiness. So, to know 5 ways how to be happier, keep reading. 🙂

1. Have less expectations. Having less expectations from everything and everybody helps in giving a higher satisfaction when you get something which results in more happiness. Keep working hard to achieve your goals and be ambitious. But, learn to enjoy the results as well. If you are not able to meet up the target, then worrying is not going to lead you to anywhere. Be happy with whatever you got and try harder next time.

2. Stop stalking people on social media. People generally have a more happening life on social media than in real. Say, you have a 1000 friends on facebook. And when you log on, you see 100 of them posting happy and happening stuff while you are going through a bad day. Hold on! What about the other 900? They might be having a day like yours, or maybe even worse. Log on to instagram and you see posts of your friends partying, eating at fancy restaurants or travelling to exotic locations and you feel that you have the most boring life ever. But, we all know that the best memories of our lives are the ones we don’t have pictures of. So ditch out that smartphone and enjoy more of real life.

3. Stay away from toxic people. We all have at least one of those in our life who happens to ruin our mood no matter what. Bullies or nosy people or bossy people who happen to surround us everywhere can’t just stand to see happiness in us. Just stay away from them. You don’t want that much of negativity in your life.

4. Stay close to happy people. Again, we have at least a person in our life who always makes us happy. It can be somebody who is very motivating or somebody who always happens to be jolly. Happiness is contagious. If you spend more time hanging around this person or talking to this person, you tend to be happier.

5. Stay healthy. Everybody knows that a healthy body always has a healthy mind. Eat healthy, workout, meditate, have good sleep and you can find the happy hormones boosting up.

Hope you enjoyed reading this. Follow my blog for more.

Stay happy!

XOXOX