Hetvi Choksi

VR Family #ChildrensDaySpecial

Remember the days, when you were a kid, & loved the idea of Children’s Day! It meant a chutti, or some celebration, or getting some gifts or giving a speech on Chacha Nehru :) Yes, that did make us all happy and excited.

This Children’s Day, let’s make it special for your kids, too. We have here some super family fun ideas, a children’s day gifting guide, & not to forget the kids friendly meals. Make this Children’s Day a Family Day out at VR Surat.

Family Fun Ideas for Children's Day -

1. The Toy Train:

Yes! Now you don’t need to take your kids to Matheran to experience The Toy Train. Discover the child in you. Take an enthralling ride in the toy train on the 1st floor and the 3rd floor @VR Surat. We are sure this will be your first ever ride in a toy train, in a mall. Your kids will love this! Do click some pictures and make some memories.

2. Kool Kidz – Kids play area next to the FoodBox:

Toddlers love playing too! To cater to all the age groups of kids, VR Surat has a special kids play area called "Kool Kidz” for tiny tots. This offers slides, tiny cars and play tents full of balls. Take your little one there it’s just Rs. 100 for 30 minutes. This will be a memorable and joyful experience for you and the baby.

3. SVM Bowling and Gaming:

From the adult kid to the 4 year olds, SVM at VR Surat, offers various games for all. From Bowling to Racing, from Mini Merry-Go-Rounds to mini Bullet Trains, from prize winning games to shooting ones. It’s a thorough family gaming experience. 

P.S. They also offer a Bull Riding experience, you can test your skills. It will surely be fun!

The Gifting Guide -

1. The Soft Toy Lovers – SIMBA – An international Toy Store:

Be it a Toddler or a primary school goer or a teenager, if your child is obsessed with soft toys and loves collecting these fluffy little bundles of joy, then SIMBA is the place for your perfect gift shopping. Find a vivid range of Disney character soft toys and pillows starting from Rs. 399 @ SIMBA.

2. Stylish and cost effective - T & S - Tales and Stories:

If you want to buy “not very expensive” clothes, but at the same time you want it to be stylish, then T&S is the place for you. Buy these lovely denim shirts for your daughters at Rs. 899 and cool colorful shorts for your boys at Rs. 799.

3. Brand matters - UCB Kids:

If you prefer brands and are looking at some useful winter gifts, then UCB Kids is your place. Get pretty little hoodies, skirts and sweater for your girls and equally cute mandarin collar shirts, Doctor sleeve T-shirts and loafers for your boys. This might solve your next wedding season wardrobe troubles too :P

4. For Memories’ Sake – Mommy and Me:

Whether your child is grown up, or is a tiny toddler, gifts do matter for each one of them. If not now, the memories of the first Children’s Day gift to your toddler will definitely bring a smile to his face when he grows older. We recommend this 10 in 1 Music combo for your Rockstar toddler and this rocking horse for the adventure lover!

5. Price Matters and Gifts Too!!! – Mega Mart

If you wish to gift new clothes to your kids but are running a little low on Budget, Megamart will solve your purpose. Get a wide range of apparels for boys and girls from the age of 2 to 14 years starting at Rs.199. Happy! Aren’t you?

6. Gini and Jonny – for the Party Animals

They have a stunning collection of party wear frocks for girls and cool stuff for boys too. If you are a socialite family and attend parties every week, this gift will definitely be a useful one for your kids.

7. U. S. Polo Assn – The casual stuff

If there’s no prefixed idea behind gifting, but you just want to shop some clothes, U.S POLO Assn. kids offers great casual stuff for boys as well as girls.

8. Bedtime Heroes – Comforter and Cushions from Portico

Get amazing Superman comforters and cushions for your little hero and Barbie comforter and cushions for your baby doll.

Superman cushion 399

Superman cushion 399

Barbie comforter single 2999 

Barbie comforter single 2999 

9. Disney Dudes - Bedsheets from Bombay Dyeing

Get amazing Disney character bedsheets form Bombay Dyeing. Pick up your Child’s favourite character from Tom and Jerry, Winnie the Pooh, Minnie Mouse etc.. Single bed sheets are priced at Rs. 1400 and double bed sheets are priced at Rs. 2000.

The Family Meals:

FoodBox at VR Surat offers multiple cuisines that are Family friendly. Be it the Happy meals for the kids from McDonald’s, the healthy sub sandwich for your wife, the spicy pizza from Pizza Hut, Mexican food from Mexican Rodeo or Tasty Indian food from Sugar and Spice, you’ll get it all there. Enjoy the family binging experience at its best :)

P.S. Don’t forget to buy your kids some Candy Floss. After all it’s Children’s Day!

Blogger - Hetvi / Photographer - Vishal

10 Essentials For This Navratri!

It is that time of the year, when the jeans are replaced by the Churidars, Skirts by Lehengas, Shirts by Kurtas and Tops by backless Blouses! 9 days of the world Famous Gujju Sunburn “Navratri" has begun, and all we want to do is to dress up and dance. This colourful festival brings the colourful dilemma of choosing the right accessories with the right outfit and most importantly wearing the right colour combination. Here’s a list of products, to grab all those eyeballs ;)

Check out the top 10 Navratri Essentials for this season below!

1. The Chic Story: Palazzo Skirts from FabIndia

Palazzos are the in-thing this season, And if you are Modish, with an eye for Fashion, and, love to try new styles ... A Palazzo Skirt is all you need this Navratri. This shocking Pink palazzo Skirt (Rs. 1890)  from FabIndia is a must have. Club it with this Orange Kurti( Rs.1790) and this gorgeous pink neck  piece (Rs.490) for the ultimate Chic look!

Style Tip: Club this Pink Palazzo Skirt with a black boat neck crop top, a neon green Dupatta and statement accessories.

2. The Sober Guy: Kurtas For men from Keri and Fabindia

There are two categories of guys in Navratri ;) Ones wearing the jingbang “Khedias”and the sober ones, wearing the cotton Kurtas. And Yes, we are talking about the sober ones. There’s always, a lot of confusion when it comes to men’s shopping. VR Surat has a solution to this. Find vibrant coloured Navratri special cotton Kurtas for men at Fabindia and Keri on the second floor.

Style Tip: Wear these colorful Kurtas with white or black bottoms and contrast Bandhani Dupattas, for that dashing look.

3. The Junk Freak: Feature accessories for females from Keri & FabIndia

Yes, we aren’t as lucky as the Bombaywalas and the Delhiwalas to have a Colaba Causeway or a Sarojini Market to buy junk jewellery. But we surely have a great mall with some very good stores. Add a dash of junk to your Navratri outfit with these unavoidable pieces from Keri and Fabindia .

Style Tip – Basic rule in junk, is to either wear the neckpiece or the earrings. Too much is not always too good :P

4. Beautlicious: Beauty products from Forest Essentials

If you are beauty conscious and experiment with the range of beauty products, then you must try the "Saudarya Collection” by Forest Essentials at the ground Floor of VR Mall. It’s a special gift combo offer comprising of soap, body oil, radiance cream and body lotion with a dash of 24 karat gold at Rs. 4800 only. Flaunt that Glow!

Beauty Tip – Always follow the “Directions for use” section of any beauty product to avail the best results.

5. The well Co-ordinated Shoe-o-holic: Colourful Kolhapuri Chappals from Keri

For the finicky shoe-o-ohlic women, who are obsessed with colour co-ordination. Keri, at VR Mall, offers you wide range of colourful Kolhapuri chappals. These chappals are available in the rare most colours, and are priced at Rs. 695. All for the perfectionists!

Style Tip – Buy colours that you can wear even otherwise and are matching with your casual wear outfits.

6. Lehenga Lover: Cotton Skirts from Westside, Biba, FabIndia

For the Garba fanatic women, it is a prerequisite to wear different outfits on all the 9 days. Visit Westside, FabIndia and Biba for some vibrant cotton lehengas. Feel good on each day :D

Style tip – If you are wearing a printed lehenga then use a single colour plain Dupatta and vice versa :D

7. Makeup-maniac: Behold waterproof Makeup by Mac is here!

And who doesn’t like Makeup. Here is the look of the festival by MAC. Nude is the “in-thing”, club it with some coral blusher and glitter eye makeup for the glamorous Navratri look. The products you’ll need for this look are a foundation of your skin tone, "Look in the box” - face kit with comprising of blusher eye shadow and lipstick palette worth Rs.5800. Water proof Mascara worth RS.1400. Lip and eye kit comprising of Lipstick, Lip gloss, glitter eyeshadow palette and an eyeliner Kajal worth Rs.4800

8. The Kids conscious Parents: Navratri Collection for Kids from Keri and Biba

For the “Helicopter Parents”, dressing their kids the best is also an obsession. Buy these cute traditional Chaniya Cholis and Kurta sets for your girls and boys from Keri and Biba.

Style Tip – Don’t impose too much on your kids, make them wear comfortable clothes to enjoy garba!

9. Spa at O2!

Soothe your nerves with these Navratri special offers from O2 Spa,VR Mall. Get Upto 49% discounts on individual Spa treatments till 3rd October 2014.

Here is how much discount you can  avail on what dates:

29th Sept - 29% Off; 30th Sept - 44% off; 1st Oct - 39% off; 2nd Oct – 34% off; 3rd Oct – 29%off

10. Foodie's Delight: Food Box will be open till 12 in the night!

So all those gluttons , whose only aim to go out in Navratri , is to eat food , should definitely visit the food box at VR Surat. It offers wide range of cuisines from Indian to Mexican, to Italian, to Chinese and also the sandwiches and burgers :)

Blogger - Hetvi Choksi / Photographer - Vishal