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Cre8designlife R3 Retreat in Jaipur

After my retreat in Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman, I am headed to Jaipur with Akshatha Bala for 2 days of Fun, Relaxation & Restoration in Self-Love & Living in Luxurious Natural Surroundings!

Join us in Jaipur at Rajasthali Resort & Spa for our R3 Retreat – Rest, Relax and Restore !

Enjoy the luxury of a 5 star property, a resort and spa which is one of the top wedding destination of India…  the Rajasthani hospitality and food with an opportunity to enjoy the open and natural surroundings of the Aravalli range around the resort.

Nestled among the Aravallis –Rajasthali Resort & Spa represents the amazing conjunction of kingly Rajasthan and quaint Aravallis. The magnificent history-clad Aravalli hills form the backdrop of our resort, allowing our participants to soak up the glory of the valiant land.

Replete with all modern amenities and services, Rajasthali recreates the aura of royalty for our valuable participants and maintain the ideal Rajasthani welcome and feel at the resort.  The high-end facilities at Rajasthali pamper our the guests with a swimming pool, spa, banquet hall serving scrumptious food and beverage options !

So what is your take away from the retreat apart from a royal experience ? A rested, relaxed and restored YOU , priceless !!

Learn to consciously achieve your desires, Importance of rest & relaxation, Power of words (Mind your language), The 6 pillars of Self-love & Restoration, De-stress with Art, Stargazing & more !

Self love is about being kind and compassionate to yourself. It’s about self trust. It also is about accepting yourself just the way you are.
This powerful retreat will help you to just that. Kind, compassionate, and accepting of yourself.
It is said that if you become your own friend you’d never be lonely. And that’s what this retreat will do. Find a friend in yourself and thus live an inspired life where you’re connected to your best self.
In this retreat there will be powerful lessons, guided meditations, exercises to help you realize love, acceptance and appreciation for yourself which will in turn create ripples of love in your surroundings.
You will be guided through to remove fear-based thoughts, so you can fall in love with life. You will be connecting with your passion, finding your true purpose.
This program will help you remove self-doubt and limiting beliefs so you can fall in love with yourself and live an awe-inspired life.
You will release old patterns of negative and self sabotaging self talk, remove self doubt.
You will learn and practice The 6 Pillars of Self Love.
You’ll finally know and truly understand  self love isn’t selfish.
So, invest in yourself and let yourself make some amazing experiences for your self with new friends , new destination and a NEW YOU !

Dates: 27 JULY (FRI) – 29 JULY 2018 (SUN) • 2 PM CHECK IN • 12 NOON CHECK OUT • RAJASTHALI RESORT & SPA, JAIPUR – RAJASTHAN

**Participants will be staying on a twin sharing basis, 2 Nights Package includes stay and all meals included, with reference material, Art material for the destress session **

Open to all to participate, Young Kids are welcome (discounted rates for them)

**If you are suffering from any phobias, fears or anxiety, please mention in your email, as it will help us to help you better! **

Bookings can be made with 50% Advance by 21 June 2018 and balance 50% by 12 July 2018.

For information write to Barkha on barkhamahesh@gmail.com
UAE: +971557711606 (Barkha) | +971503435463 (Akshatha)
INDIA: +91750 640 3538

About Akshatha :
Akshatha Bala, with a post graduate in Psychology, is a spirituality and mindset coach who works to help find yourself, put life on track, to live your best, kickass version of yourself !

For 17 years Akshatha has worked with anxieties, phobias, anger, sadness, hatred, jealousy, limiting beliefs and so on. An ardent believer and advocate of self love has helped people as yourself find that love within.

Akshatha has trained with the world’s best trainers such as Dr Brian Weiss in New York in past life regression, Richard Bandler in London in Neuro Linguistic Programming alongside training in Hypnosis and Silva method. Besides Akshatha is also an intuitive tarot reader.

Akshatha truly loves what she does and continues to transform lives across countries.

 About Barkha :

Living in the UAE,  I am a business woman and consultant with experience in various industries in the field of marketing, business development, startup acceleration and retail operations.

With my personal need to be in good health in body, mind and spirit, I learnt through practice, trials and errors to bringing change in my lifestyle in a holistic manner. It all starts with our thoughts, changing our lives we need change from within !

I am championing the importance of Self-care, Rest, Relaxation, Restoration among individuals through retreats, workshops and trainings for the past 6 years and more through my community events for women and children.

I am a Kids Yoga Instructor, Certified Reiki Healer and Access Bar Practitioner, as a channel of healing I help people heal through prayers and connect the Diving Source to them. I consul those around me on the power of their mind and words ! I have put God first place in all my healing sessions and my daily life which has shown me only miracles every moment!

I believe that we are more alive when we are learning everyday and live in humility.

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Under the Banyan Tree on a Full Moon Night

Under the Banyan Tree on a Full Moon Night is a special concert series showcasing rich Indian Classical and Folk music, in a Baithak-style ambiance.

Having kicked off in April, Under the Banyan Tree on a Full Moon Night will mark the advent of the full moon in the month of June as well. 

Featured artistes in our second phase on May 27th, 2018 at 1AQ, Opposite Qutub Minar, Mehrauli will be Rajasthani stalwart Anwar Khan Manganiyar (Folk-Vocalist), Vidhi Sharma (Hindustani Classical Vocalist); and Ahsan Ali Ensemble (Leading Sarangi player)

Produced and presented by pioneering entertainment company Teamwork Arts, Phase II of the three-part monthly concert series, Under the Banyan Tree on A Full Moon Night will feature a mix of performances. After a memorable evening for the cultural aficionados of Delhi in April where the best of our past was presented by the finest of our times with renowned artistes like Azeem Ahmed Alvi, Ujwal Nagar and Qutbi Brothers Qawwal, the second leg promises nothing short of another enhanced experience. Audiences can also enjoy a curated culinary experience, which complements the evening.

The second performance will bring together different traditions in Indian music, with a focus on traditional folk. The audience will witness artistes performing under the tranquil repose of a banyan tree with minarets of the iconic – Qutub Minar – as the backdrop. In this Baithak-style evening, moonlight and music will blend to offer an intimate experience shared with the like-minded and an opportunity to engage with the musicians as well.

 

An inspiring space creatively conceptualised by Anubhav Nath, the venue 1AQ is at the heart of Delhi’s heritage area and offers a stunning view of Qutub Minar, and ideal for an inimitable setting for this experience.

 

Supported by Fab India, the series on 27th May, 2018 features three artistes representing three different styles of music: Anwar Khan Manganiyar (Rajasthani Folk-Vocalist), Vidhi Sharma (Hindustani Classical Vocalist); and Ahsan Ali Ensemble (Leading Sarangi player).

 

Commenting on this initiative, Sanjoy K. Roy, Managing Director, Teamwork Arts, said, “Our musical legacy has survived due to patrons and in this new age music enthusiasts are playing the role of patrons. I take this opportunity to thank the discerning audience of Delhi for giving us the strength to initiate new projects. Under the Banyan Tree on a Full Moon Night pays tribute to the age-old baithak scene of India.”

Belonging to the Manganiyar community of musicians known for folk, Sufi and traditional music of western Rajasthan, Anwar Khan Manganiyar has performed with many leading maestros of Indian classical music such as Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (Mohan Veena), Shashank (Flute) and world-class musicians like Yehudi Menuhin and many others. His repertoire includes Sufi poets such as Bulleh Shah, Latif, and Kabirdas and bhajans of Surdas, Meerabai, and Tulsidas. His ability to connect with audiences from varied cultural backgrounds and his commitment to secular beliefs lends richness and depth to his rendition.

 

Vidhi Sharma – A light classical vocalist with a soulful voice, Vidhi has performed at various International and National music festivals such as Baalbek International Festival, Lebanon; Mula Festival, Madrid; Jahan-e-Khusrau in Delhi; Jaipur Literature FestivalYouth Festival, Delhi; Monsoon Nirvana Festival, Hyderabad etc. Vidhi has also sung for Indian films like Paan Singh Tomar, Listen Amaya and Rabba Main Kya Karoon, apart from various short films on YouTube like the award-winning The Strange Smile and Bunkar– based on the last generation of Banaras weavers. In 2013, Vidhi in collaboration with Karsh Kale won the Global Indian Music Award (GIMA) for the best fusion for their album “Cinema”.

Vidhi Sharma

 

 

Finally, there is Ahsan Ali EnsembleA sixth-generation musician from the Kirana Gharana, Ahsan Ali has been rigorously trained by his father Ustad Asif Ali Khan and is currently regarded as one of the leading Sarangi players of generation next. He started performing at the young age of ten, reflecting maturity and creativity way above his years. A prolific performer who has performed at several music festivals in India and overseas, like the prestigious Sydney Opera House, Ahsan Ali has received accolades for his solo performances as well as collaborations with many noted vocalists, musicians and Tabla players. He is the composer for his own Sarangi project called the Ahsan Ali & The Sarangi Sutra, an ensemble of 5 Sarangi’s that come together with a contemporary twist. Ahsan Ali has taken the Sarangi to a new level by introducing it in Jazz, Fusion, Trance, Electronic, Sufi, Symphony and many other styles to create some innovative sounds.

 

Ahsan Ali

With all this and more, there is much to look forward to at Phase II of Under the Banyan Tree on a Full Moon Night.

 

EVENT DETAILS

When: May 27, 2018, 7 PM onwards

Where: 1AQ, Opposite Qutub Minar, Mehrauli

Entry: Tickets starting at INR 1000 (+ GST), available at – https://www.twagateway.com/friendsofmusic/underthebanyantree/

Website: http://friendsofmusic.in/

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Wedding vows amidst luxury in nature

Marriages are made in heaven, the rituals are completed on Earth

Yes, and what more a beautiful place than one amidst nature, with the grand majestic mountains surrounding you and the starry night sky covering your dreams and manifesting your new love and binding them with the rituals adorned in luxury ! Heaven isn’t it ?

Wedding season seems far away or rather the wedding date is too far away for the couple getting married… but their excitement seems to only get the better of them when they have to find their dream wedding location !!

And Viola ! Here we come to the rescue … so we headed down with our lovely couple (all set to be married in November 2018) from Jaipur, Rajasthan (for those of you who haven’t been to India yet, it is a state known for its rich and princely cultural heritage) to the most heard about wedding destination in recent times and a hidden gem in the foothills of the grand Aravali mountains: the Rajasthali Resorts & Spa.

Located in Kukas, North of Jaipur, as we entered through the majestic gates of Rajasthali Resorts & Spa, we were welcomed by the green landscaped gardens spread across the expanse of the property.

Entrance Driveway to the main building

Entering the main palatial structure, Rajasthali’s beauty enveloped us into its tranquility and gave us the feel of a peaceful solace as we settled in after the warm and traditional Rajasthani welcome – Ram Ram Sa !

Rajasthali Resorts, as we found in our conversation with the Agarwal Family, is inspired by the grandeur and classic Rajput Royalty, where the family is aiming to give the leisure seeking traveler a taste of culture blended in natural surroundings.

From those of you who know me and my craze of nature and greenery would understand how I felt seeing nature’s beauty enveloping the resort which provided a perfect mix of Rajasthani hospitality with international service.

Entrance to the palatial building

As we toured the property, we totally fell in love with the exquisitely crafted luxury rooms in the main building and what took our breathe away were the luxury tents allowing you to experience the century old methods of the Royalty traveling across the vast desert and using tents for resting !

Rajasthali gives you a choice to spoil yourself whether you are an indoor or an outdoor person, it doesn’t matter , they have just the right room for you !

Now here was a little tussle between the to-be-bride and groom … one wanted to have their honeymoon suite indoor and the other outdoor … you can take a wild guess you wanted to stay outdoor !! LOL … I did not hear how that decision ended …left the love birds to sort it out !!

The luxurious rooms had beautiful long windows giving a feel of openess to the setting and decor ! Embedding the touch of gold finish to the furniture and decor gave it a rich and royal feel … I loved the way the room’s height was more than normal … reminded me of the typical arabian desert mansions with high ceilings … keeps the temperature cool !

My personal preference was the outdoor tents as I felt it gives you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful mornings and the glittering starry sky just above ! How beautifully romantic is that ! I would have actually spent the night on the lounge chair by the pool as well and slept watching the stars above !

Luxury Tents with all the amenities

Coming from the event industry I have done the rounds with couples and families to see different venues in UAE and India, but trust me I loved the concept of the luxury tents … for a moment I got a glimpse of the movie Padmavat run like a flash through my mind !

Truly we found Rajasthali a very inviting and a beautifully perfect setting in between the mountains for weddings and special celebrations. Due to the stretch of area the property covers it has the capacity to accommodate large gatherings and also allowing the family to enjoy Royal luxury and hertiage. The grounds are huge enough for a lovely mandap …covered in a cozy tent or just under the open sky … and even having your sangeet there is an amazing idea … the band baaja baaraat style !!

And our dear couple were worried about one major reason of discussion among wedding guests (specially an Indian wedding) – THE FOOD ! We rested assured after tasting their amazingly rich Rajasthani cuisine that their guests are going to love the venue and the menu !!! Well for me … I think I was waiting for the crane to come lift me… LOL , I am just kidding ! I love food in Jaipur … OMG the hospitality of people there is par excellence … be ready to loosen your belts and keep that extra lining in your dresses or cholis … to breathe easy after the food !!

Dining Area

After the amazing lunch we toured the most relaxing part of the property – The Pavitra Wellness Spa !

I guess the best part of having the wedding here will be enjoying the spa and the pool the next day after the end of all the wedding ceremonies … relax and restore your tranquility with their Pavitra Wellness Spa ! We were all joking,  looks like the guests will not leave even after the wedding is over !! LOL !! To be seen …..

If you planning to take your wedding vows this year or wanting to celebrate your Union ? Or your years of togetherness … we totally recommend Rajasthali Resorts & Spa in Jaipur , Rajasthan.

Here’s a few shots of the pool and the tents at sunset !! I don’t know about you, but I booked myself for the summer holidays already … from the heat of Dubai to the cool rainy unpredictable weather of Jaipur …oh I love their untimely showers !! A blessing for us desert kids !!

Pool Side

 

Luxury Tents at Sunset

As we are gearing for our next wedding experience … a few images of the last wedding we had at Rajasthali Resorts & Spa …. check them below.

 

 

Oh and this trip doesn’t end here …. you have to know about the Miss World Pageant Contestants at the Rajasthali Resorts & Spa … got your attention …. that’s coming soon … oh you will love Manushi Chhillar , Miss India World 2017 ! Stay hooked to this space people !

For bookings connect with me on +97155 7711606 | +917506403538

Email – barkhamahesh@gmail.com

Visit Rajasthali Resorts & Spa Website – www.rajasthaliresort.com

 

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Jaipur Calling … road leading to Urbanite

After all the excitement and pomp surrounding the Let’s Connect Event held at Hilton Jaipur, felicitated by GKB Group, RRA & NAR India, believe me it was a bit heady (took a long time for it to sink in) … next day was our get back to work day ! And you thought I was holidaying in Jaipur ! Well , we make our work look like a holiday !! Well some chicks are just lucky ! 😉 😉

So here we all meet up at the GKB office in the heart of the city and settled ourselves in a convoy of  3 cars heading to Omaxe City at the Ajmer Jaipur Highway. We were lucky to have a beautiful weather, the cool winter morning with the warm sun shining on us ! It was afternoon by the time we reached Urbanite, the most practical and economical project of GKB Group.

Well, first was the lunch which we had at the in-house restaurant located at Urbanite – Urban Login … and we had the most lovely rajasthani flavoured lunch ! As the saying goes, (in hindi) “pehle peet puja, phir kaam dujha” … LOL !

Urbanite has this fantastic Amphitheater built into their premises, where you can have your own personal programs and shows and it is located below ground level, with the banquet hall and the gym, restaurant as well at the same level. It is an amazing idea , totally loved it !

Urbanite has studio and 1 BHK apartments which are all furnished with bed, sofas, open kitchen, gas pipeline, TV, fridge , security, pool at the rooftop and a small lounge at the rooftop to relax in the evening ! Every apartment has a balcony to it and the best part of it is , you can just move in immediately without having the hassle of arranging the basic appliances needed at home.

If you know me well, you know how much of a hassle-free person I am … so yes my decision was done … Jaipur you are my home ! God’s Grace I must say , to have such an amazing team of management who really understand what you want and literally move mountains to make things happen !

The Directors of GKB understand what we NRIs really need when we land in our home country and this is what they have put together in Urbanite … and more about the ongoing project – GRACE in my next blog post. You will see a glimpse of the modern amenities and thoughtfulness by the team in GRACE project!

Here are a few images of Urbanite … seeing is believing right …. so here it is !

Headed from here to GRACE Project … stay tuned to this space

To know more you can connect with them through their website, drop me an email or their facebook page

GKB Group Website – http://www.gkbgroup.org/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/GKB-Group-494305534288494/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/gkbgroup/