31 Lessons, From 31 Years — Nerissa’s wonderland

Wow, is it that time of year already? As Christmas decorations slowly trickle onto store shelves and advertisements for New Year’s begin to flood my inbox, its clear that the years end is fast approaching. It’s usually around this time each year, when a sudden jolt of panic arrises and endless questions flow through my […]

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SELF LOVE

Helloooo everyone ….. hope you all doing great  ❤ ❤ ❤

This is not a regular travel or outfit post but something straight from my heart …….. love yourself first and everything else will fall in place, self care is never a selfish act, Shop as much as  you want , spoil yourself from time to time, take vacation, buy new shoes, eat good food, take care of yourself…………

Whether it is about change in career , losing a job, the friend that hurt you , unexpected heartbreak , or test you failed , life is still how you choose to really see it as……. I choose to see beauty, freedom, and happiness everywhere i travel , its a blessing to be alive……………………

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Nobody is perfect , we all do mistakes, grow….. Its all about finding happiness in tiny little things,  When your world moves too fast and you loose your self in the chaos, Introduce your self to each color of sunset, watch water falls, play with the waves,  Reacquaint yourself with the earth beneath your feet, thank the air that surrounds you with every breathe you take, travel as much as you can , do the little things that make u happy , pamper your self , give yourself some time, appreciate life

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Wishing you all nothing but love and happiness always …. We get so caught up in competing against others and comparing ourselves , when really we should be inspiring one another and lifting each other up to become better and even more vibrant , its easy to feel bitter, but its the empowering people who want the best for everyone that always win ……. sending positive vibes to friends, fam and everyone else you is reading this ❤  ❤ ❤ ……………….

cheers ..

Stay blessed 🙂 🙂 🙂

lots of love

JEN

Rise and Slay ❤

IMPROMPTU TRIP TO GOA

Hieeee  sssuuppp  guys,

This is my first trip without an itinerary 😉 I was dreaming of riding all the way to south, exploring the beaches out there , but as soon as i landed i got to know my besties don’t know to ride a bike lol ;(  hahahah …. Riding is a must in goa…… else you will end up spending a lot of travelling (Cabs)…… and trust me even your bargaining skills wont work here ;), its approx 400 INR for just 4 km taxi ride 😦 😦

No matter how many places i travel , Goa is always going to be my favorite destination, this was a totally a sudden trip, ideally August is not the correct month to travel to Goa since it rains and not that happening, but i prefer travelling during monsoon , being its less crowed, cheap flight tickets , peace and off course rains add more beauty to the nature……..

I was expecting for it a be a perfect productive trip , where we could shoot, click a lot of pictures, etc , but this turned out to be a total fun trip , A perfect GILS #getaway , my DSLR was just lying in the shelf, we did not use it because of rains 😦 😉

 

HOLIDAY OUFITS:

  1. Maxi Romper

    This is one of my favorite style, its stylish and comfy at the same time.

2. POOL SIDE

 

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STAYCATION : Santa Monica , I stayed here  back in 2011, and once again in 2018……. Its beautiful ,affordable , spacious rooms, and clean.

LOCATION : Calagute beach

3. CLUB WEAR

Out of the 5 nights we went clubbing  for 4 nights, dressing up in goa for clubbing is not at all about wearing shimmer , typical club party wear , heals etc, its more of being casual , comfortable yet classy, i should wear Saturn shorts with black tank top styling with red sneakers, also i am totally obsessed with my new hair colour, red head is complimenting every holiday look !!!!

Clubs that we visited

  1. LPK
  2. TITO’S
  3. SINQ
  4. COHIBA

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4. ENCHANTING BEACHES IN NORTH GOA

  1. Candolim Beach : Less crowded and much cleaner.
  2. Baga Beach : Crowed but, surrounded with shacks with live music , amazing food , good ambiance
  3. Sinquerim Beach : Here tourist can enjoy variety of water sports, windsurfing, parasailing, water skiing etc.
  4. Vagator Beach : The most Photographed beach of Goa, compared to other beaches in Goa, this is relatively calm and quiet .
  5. Anjuna Beach : Most popular for hosting trance parties, also for its famous Wednesday market (flea market).

 

4. FOODIEE SOUL

Calories don’t count when you are on vacation 😉

If you following me on snapchat, you will find me snapping food all the time , i am totally a foodieee person, on a vacay i eat at least 4 times a day 😉 😉 🙂

Once i am in Goa , i make sure , i eat goan sausages (my favorite) and spicy beef chilli, For Lunch i make sure that i eat the staple fish curry rice 😉

 

 

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BEFF CHILLI WITH CHICKEN FRIED RICE
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Fish curry rice

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Weather  on vacay or at home, i  my breakfast is incomplete without eggs without eggs 😉

Best cafe’s for breakfast in goa :

  1. Cafe Chocolatti, Candolim: This cafe is surrounded by refreshing gardens, amazing food and best treat for sweet tooth.
  2. Infantaria : Situated in Calagute , this was just 10mins away from our resort.  must visit place in goa, value for the price , its famous for English breakfast , wide range of menu from goan local cuisine to steaks,etc

 

Your weekend break will definitely become an enjoyable one. Take a flight to this great city  and let the good times begin making you explore everything worth a visit.

Goa is very much crowded and commercialized. However, even in the crowd and chaos we did find relaxation. Maybe that is the nature of the sea. It does make feel you relaxed. Our over all experience of Goa was fantastic. From the  churches to the casual beaches, from the mouth watering sea food to Chilled beers ;), it was fun and relaxing all the way. The overall nature of Goa and Goan people is very relaxed and happy. So when in Goa you naturally become a goanese. And that’s the biggest gift you get from your trip.

GOODBYE

XOXOXOXOXOXO

jen

❤ Rise & Slay ❤

 

 

 

AYUNG WHITE RIVER RAFTING

Heyyaaaa ❤ 😉

I am writing after a longggggg time, just back from a vacation, and there is so much to share with you guys………. Out of all the other places i have  traveled  to,  BALI was once of the most epic vacay i ever had , I am back to Bombay , but my heart is still there 😦

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My trip was planned , like 4 months ( you should actually book way to early …. to get cheap tickets 🙂 My 8 days in Indonesia were well planned , we had a crazieee Itenary ( you should hardly sleep on a holiday ) 🙂

Each day we had an activity to do, the last day was a leisure day for us , we wanted to make the most of it . i had read a lot about “WHITE RIVER RAFTING” , so thought of doing it .

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I tried river rafting for the first time 😉

They charged us about 4,500000 Rupiah …… ie around 2000 per head , this includes , pick and drop , rafting followed by delicious Indonesian lunch , Personal insurance coverage up to US $50000.

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Hahahha this is the best part ……. you can park your raft somewere to dance under a waterfall …… sipping BINTAAG beer 😉 😉 :0

If you are visiting Bali , Rafting is a must to do , and if you like adventure you should definitely You will see the lush rain-forest, waterfalls, and breathtaking gorges, or those who love taking far more adventurous activities that can pump up your adrenaline.

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Each one in my group were so energetic , haha 🙂 , travelling with like minded and fun loving people adds up to more fun …….

Ayung River is one of Bali’s biggest and longest rivers which ideally hosts for 2.5 hour long rafting. Down along both the river’s sides, you can enjoy the beauty of the nature and its wild lives…… I also came across some beautiful dreamy , resorts , people staying there could enjoy the beauty of nature.

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lavina : happy kid…… totally wanderlusting :

The only drawback is that , once you complete 10 kms of river rafting you have to climb like around 200 steps to reach the restaurant   well. i am tooo lazy for it 😦

but the food that they served was amazing , like typical Indonesian food.

The only drawback is that , once you complete 10 kms of river rafting you have to climb like around 200 steps to reach the restaurant   well. i am tooo lazy for it 😦

but the food that they served was amazing , like typical Indonesian food.

ok bye !!!

BALI VACAYYYYYY ……… THANKYOU 🙂 😉 ❤

Welcoming Summer with “Samshek Unicorn”

Hey guys,

Hope you all enjoying the summer 😉 😉

I’m happy to finally be sharing this collaboration post with you guys because not only am I extremely proud of my collaboration with Samshek, Samshek in launching their collection but it’s also a treat for me to go back and re-experience the idea customizing my outfit

  • Change your dress length
  • Neckline
  • sleeve length
  • colour
  • fabric
  • style etc #5dayschallenge

Since childhood i am crazy about designing dresses for my barbie doll, i still remember me troubling the local tailor wit my complicated outfit designs especially for Christmas and newyear …..

In this  busy world , hectic schedule we don’t teally visit malls … we are crazy about online shopping …..we end up buying what ever is available on the website , adjusting ourself with colours , Style etc ……but this is not the case with Samshek Unicorn ……. how amazing is this ??????

You like something online , design your own outfit, choose the color, fabric , style etc, and receive it in just 5 days………….. 🙂

Collaboration with SAMSHEK UNICORN was fun, this design collaboration is very personal to me. This is the first ever Chic Style brand , enable you to personalize the outfit  the way you want.

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MY OUTFIT DESIGNED WITH SAMSHEK:  Bottle green . ruffle jumpsuit.

The best thing about the outfit is that it  has a sophisticated, glamorous and elegant look and feel with a fashion sense………I loved the frills detailing , fitting and off course the fabric.

Summer Travel lookbook 

  1. Spring summer Bohemian look

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I thought of pairing this with a ethnic embroidery red detailed sling and footwear picked from a local market in Jaipur , Floral Tiara from Claire  and Silver leg accesories from Romwe.com

2. Comfy beach look.

I paired the jumpsuit with my favorite denim jacket from forever21

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I love blending fashion with travel , “TRAVEL IN STYLE” 😉 😉

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3. Club wear:

I love pairing the button up skirt from forever21 and ted baker boy cap from romwe with the jumpsuit and make it look like a top.

I also styled it with ankle boots from hm to  create a party look

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Do visit their website to check out the collection www.samshek.com

Stay tuned for more style

lots of love

Rise & Slay ( Jen )

XO XO XO

1st trip of the year : Matheran

wasuuuppppp guys,

This is one of my sudden trip , I had absolutely had no plans for 31st night , i wanted to do something different , not like a regular new year party bash. 

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I  left for matheran on 31st evening, it was like me taking a chance, because i had not made any prior hotel bookings , and being new year 2018, it could have been impossible for me to get accommodation there .I travelled by local train got there at evening 6 pm, bargained a lot for my stay , finally could fetch one .

I started from Malad (western line) Mumbai ,I had to get to a point on the railway station map called Neral. Word of caution here: Neral is a town in the Raigad district of Maharashtra & comes on the Central Line. It is different from Nerul which is a part of New Bombay and comes on the harbor line. Upon reaching Neral, you have the option of taking the many Maruti Omni Vans lined up to cart tourists to Matheran as cars are not allowed beyond a point on the hill station or you can take the toy train which comes down every two hours.which would take us around 2 hours to reach Matheran.

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Time-poor individuals like me 😉 looking to get away from the mad rush of city-life,  is an  Matheran, a hill station which is quite close to both Mumbai and Pune, and is inexpensive as well. Just the start of the year , my budget was low, moreover i dint wanna spend too much on a trip , so this hill station was the best option to me 🙂 

I had finally escaped the mundane into the cradle of nature, amazing cold climate .It was only recently when I went again to Matheran after 20 long years, My Grandparents used to make a point that we all travel together, as soon as i saw the red soil , horses , toy train , i went into flashback, remembering the fun  time with cousins like 20 years ago.

I had done to the beautiful hill station with red sand and hauntingly beautiful walks.

Horse : I visited few points on a horse and some walking down, now i am so looking forward to learn horse riding .

As with most hill stations, sightseeing at Matheran revolves around various Points from where assorted views unfold of mountains, sunset, sunrise and everything in between. The mandatory lake, the Charlotte Lake

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Food: I am a very foodie person , love to hogg all the time, i can eat omelette for breakfast almost everyday 😉

 I wanted to have plain, good natured fun; revel in the greenery & peace that the hill station was known to offer minus the frills and fancies that resorts offered while taking you away from the actual beauty of the hill station and while making you believe that you got what you had come there for 

I was totally excited fir the Toy Train Ride, the ticket price was 65rs 

– I AM A BEACH BABY …TOTALLY !!!!

But this time it was “Mountain calling ” I had to go 🙂 🙂 🙂

“peace and a glimpse of the mountain’s soul.”

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Ready Reckoner : How to Reach Matheran  like a solo traveller

HAVE A GREAT DAY 🙂

LOTS OF LOVE , from the heart of a wanderlust , travel safe , enjoy and take care 🙂

Rise & Slay ❤

Beach Essentials

Hey guys , hope u all having a great time 🙂 
Hey ladies, it’s Jen again from RISE & SLAY BLOG!
Whether you’re headed out on a day trip to the beach this summer or living the dream spending your summer working oceanside, a properly stocked beach bag is key to maximizing your time in the sun and sand. 

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I am totally obsessed with the tropical vibe , i don’t really like winter season , eagerly waiting for summer to arrive . Here are some of the beach essentials.
My beach bag : Your beach bag packing completely depends on how long is your vacay !!!
the things that i usually pack for my beach holiday vacay are listed below
  • The Bag
  • Flip flops
  • Some amazing cute hair accessories like bands & scarfs
  • SwimSuit (I am shopped a couple of swim suits for Approximately INR 400/- TO 700/- each   aliexpress
  • Beach hat. 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Water resistant phone pouch
  • Phone battery extender
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunscreen lip balm
  • Phone / Camera (Obviously to stock a lot of amazing pictures of nature n u 😉
  • Bluetooth Portable Speakers
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Chao Phraya dinner cruise :- Bangkok

Chao Phraya dinner cruise — One of the best things to do when travelling to Bangkok

First of all i would like to tell you all , how i Plan my trips, 

  • Decide the destination in advance (eg Thailand) , hunt for the cheapest air ticket.

  • As you all know booking in advance helps to avail cheaper tickets, 

  • Research a bit about the place , and pen down the places of interest , budget ,etc.

  • I usually block my tickets, then then discuss my plan with my travel agent, to design a budgeted trip for me .

  • I booked it at least 4 months in advance, so that i can easily pay in Easy Instalment 😉 lol, and for those few months all i need to do is , cut down on eating , shopping ,etc 😉 😉 😉   

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Chao Phraya dinner cruise

The famous river Chao Phraya is filled with silt from the Mekong River all year round, flowing smoothly along the rhythm of life. Renowned the “River of Kings,” Chao Phraya is always at the top of the list for places you need to go on your trip to Thailand, and the better way to watch the whole river, and enjoy a great dinner on luxury cruises at affordable prices? Let’s discover Chao Phraya dinner cruise experience — One of the best things to do when travelling to Bangkok

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I have visited this place twice , ones with family and again with my girl gang 🙂

i have made crazy memories with my girls, all of us are crazieee about shopping ,we had a tiring day, shopping, the driver was suppose to pick us at 5.pm sharp at the hotel lobby, the same day after breakfast we went shopping to Patunam market, our hotel was any hour away from the shopping centre, therefore we left accordingly , but unfortunately we got caught up in traffic, it was  4 pm already by no scope to reach the hotel , we planned to get off the taxi n start walking , meanwhile we bargained with the (bike taxi ):-)   this gentle charged us 150 Bhat  for the bike ride , triple seat 🙂 , and were dropped at the hotel sharp at 5 pm , the pick up had already arrived at the hotel lobby, we had lot of plans to play dress-up 😉 😉 , i wanted to curl my hair , dress up like a chic……… but it was not possible , We randomly wore what ever we got , heels on ,dint even have bath ..hahaha:)  lips stick on and just walked out 🙂

we just couldn’t afford to miss this  !!!

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The pick up point of the cruise was attached to a shopping mall , we shopped a little bit from there, waiting for our turn to get it………..With a splendid special dinner from colourful cruises, and are decorated with lights and a capacity of several hundred people, you and your whole family come and enjoy the Bangkok night sky on the waterfront is possible.

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The roof of the boat is usually designed in the form of the terrace and of course, there are always available seats with a nice view towards the river bank. Whether inside and outside, the Chao Phraya River cruise is truly like a mobile and proud boast.

Do you still remember that Thai food always has a taste of spicy spices? Of course, with a hearty dinner on the cruise, this is the highlight of your choice. Each tray is neatly arranged not only inside but also outside enough to serve hundreds of customers with the same quality as 5-stars restaurants.

The excellent cocktails from the internationally-acclaimed cocktails team will surely make you with the delicious flavors blended with the finest wines and juices, guaranteed to be picked up by the top raw materials.

Especially not to mention the aromatic flavor and blindly from the world-famous wine cellar with carefully selected carefully selected grapes will satisfy the wine connoisseur.

With your family, this is the ideal place for you to enjoy a quality dinner place with a capacity of hundreds of people, you spoiled for chatting about everything in the world with friends or relatives under the warm candlelight, the family atmosphere will be busy making you feel comfortable, cheerful, this is also the opportunity to love family and friends more closely and firmly.

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A little singing , a little dancing , we were high on amazing ambience , music and off -course the cocktails 😉 😉

OUT-FIT : The maroon gown that i wore for that night was just for 50 baht , ie : approximately RS 100/- 😉 🙂

In case you are visiting Bangkok, i would highly recommend you guys to visit this place and enjoy the cruising experience 🙂

lots of love

RISE & SLAY ❤

1st trip of the year : Matheran

wasuuuppppp guys,

This is one of my sudden trip , I had absolutely had no plans for 31st night , i wanted to do something different , not like a regular new year party bash. 

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I  left for matheran on 31st evening, it was like me taking a chance, because i had not made any prior hotel bookings , and being new year 2018, it could have been impossible for me to get accommodation there .I travelled by local train got there at evening 6 pm, bargained a lot for my stay , finally could fetch one .

I started from Malad (western line) Mumbai ,I had to get to a point on the railway station map called Neral. Word of caution here: Neral is a town in the Raigad district of Maharashtra & comes on the Central Line. It is different from Nerul which is a part of New Bombay and comes on the harbor line. Upon reaching Neral, you have the option of taking the many Maruti Omni Vans lined up to cart tourists to Matheran as cars are not allowed beyond a point on the hill station or you can take the toy train which comes down every two hours.which would take us around 2 hours to reach Matheran.

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Time-poor individuals like me 😉 looking to get away from the mad rush of city-life,  is an  Matheran, a hill station which is quite close to both Mumbai and Pune, and is inexpensive as well. Just the start of the year , my budget was low, moreover i dint wanna spend too much on a trip , so this hill station was the best option to me 🙂 

I had finally escaped the mundane into the cradle of nature, amazing cold climate .It was only recently when I went again to Matheran after 20 long years, My Grandparents used to make a point that we all travel together, as soon as i saw the red soil , horses , toy train , i went into flashback, remembering the fun  time with cousins like 20 years ago.

I had done to the beautiful hill station with red sand and hauntingly beautiful walks.

Horse : I visited few points on a horse and some walking down, now i am so looking forward to learn horse riding .

As with most hill stations, sightseeing at Matheran revolves around various Points from where assorted views unfold of mountains, sunset, sunrise and everything in between. The mandatory lake, the Charlotte Lake

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Food: I am a very foodie person , love to hogg all the time, i can eat omelette for breakfast almost everyday 😉

 I wanted to have plain, good natured fun; revel in the greenery & peace that the hill station was known to offer minus the frills and fancies that resorts offered while taking you away from the actual beauty of the hill station and while making you believe that you got what you had come there for 

I was totally excited fir the Toy Train Ride, the ticket price was 65rs 

– I AM A BEACH BABY …TOTALLY !!!!

But this time it was “Mountain calling ” I had to go 🙂 🙂 🙂

“peace and a glimpse of the mountain’s soul.”

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Ready Reckoner : How to Reach Matheran  like a solo traveller

HAVE A GREAT DAY 🙂

LOTS OF LOVE , from the heart of a wanderlust , travel safe , enjoy and take care 🙂

Rise & Slay ❤