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Exploring South Asian Cuisine at the Varli Food Festival!

tanaRi events got an inside look at the 2nd annual Varli Food Festival in Manhattan! More than 2000 people showed up to this event which was hosted by none other than Padma Lakshmi and Sanjeev Kapoor!  The event showed guests that Indian food can be more than chicken tikka and rice!  Many booths showed off an eclectic array of smells and spices coming from various regions in India.  All the dishes were unique and colorful, with something for everyone’s taste buds!

Here are some great pics of some cake ideas!

Look at all this scrumptious food!

Here’s a snap of Vikas Khanna doing a food demo!

And our fave Sanjeev Kapoor!

Had an amazing time sampling all the delicious food and meeting Padma Laxmi, Sanjeev Kapoor, and Vikas Khanna!

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It is here! ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’ will take place tomorrow, November 8th.

After weeks of preparation, ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’ is less than 48 hours away and we at tanaRi events’ can’t wait to see everyone!

tanaRi events’ will host the first annual ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’ at Soigne K in New York City on November 8, 2011.  The event will feature top wedding professionals from the world of fashion & accessories, photography, custom stationery, hair & makeup, fine dining and entertainment in New York City.

The guests will be entertained with dance performances by Eastern Dance Group, delectable appetizers and drinks by Tulsi NYC and desserts from Bittersweet NYC.  They will also have the opportunity to learn how to drape a sari and receive a free makeover by the talented artists from Damali NYC.

We know that most of you have it on your calendar and we love all you organized peeps! 😉 Those who pre-registered will be eligible to win prizes and giveaways.  A few lucky guests will have the opportunity to win a designer shawl from Soigne K or a Chef’s special five-course tasting menu with wine pairing from Tulsi NYC and other prizes.

Event Details:
Name: Tie the Knot Bazaar
Date: November 8, 2011
Location: Soigne K, 717 Madison Avenue, New York, NY
Time: 4:30 pm – 8:30pm

Pre-register for the Tie the Knot Bazaar online by sending an email to rsvp@tanarievents.com and qualify to win prizes.

Thanks to our vendor partners Chef Hemant Mathur from Tulsi, Reena Vadehra & Jaee Likhite from 3 Bees Paperie, Surbhi Sahni from Bittersweet NYC, Tina Doshi from KSD Weddings, Heidi Evora- Santiago from Damali NYC, Soigne Kothari from Soigne K, and Jayesh Rana from Raaz Entertainment for joining us in this effort to bring the best for tanaRi’s friends and supporters.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at info@tanarievents.com or 917-628-0273.  See you tomorrow!

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Indian Designer Fashions & Exquisite Artistry on Madison Avenue

Soigne K on Madison Avenue features Indian designer fashions & exquisite artistry.  Here is a chance to get to know the woman behind the brand. 

Soigné Kothari, the founder and president of her eponymous multi-brand specialty store, Soigne K, is an entrepreneur, jewelry designer, businesswoman, gourmet chef, wife, and mom, rolled into one fashionable force, and seems to do it all with great elegance.

Born and raised in Mumbai, India, some of Soigne’s earliest memories of fashion and jewelry were during her visits to family business locations, where luxury goods were being made and sold.  Her taste for elegance and one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces led her to pursue a degree in fashion merchandising from FIT, Mumbai.

Soigne went on to become a successful jewelry designer in India with the Karma line of spiritually inspired jewelry.  When she moved to the States sixteen years ago, Soigne carried on her vision to bring India’s breathtaking heritage and exquisite artistry and make it accessible to the discerning American woman.

In September 2010, she launched her store, Soigne K, located in the mid-60s on New York’s prestigious Madison Avenue providing a platform for luxury goods and couture fashion by Indian designers and artists.

Through the designers showcased at her Madison Avenue boutique, Soigne hopes to dispel “the preconceived notions of Indian fashion, involving a colorful peasant skirt or a sari”.  The store introduces the American audience to exemplary fashions that blends the rich, cultural fashion voices of India and the fast-moving trends of the West.

The first floor of the sleek minimalist two-storied space carries high-end dresses, resort wear, fashion jewelry, scarves and belts by contemporary Indian designers.  The second floor features traditional Indian wear, exquisite evening gowns, formal dresses, jackets and handcrafted jewelry.

On November 8th, Soigne K will be the place to be at for brides-to-be and fashion enthusiasts seeking the best in the wedding industry.  The ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’ hosted by event planning company ‘tanaRi events’ will showcase an array of talent from the world of fashion, photography, fine-dining, hair & make-up, entertainment, and the like.  Soigne K will have sari-draping tutorials and exclusive deals for the guests of ‘Tie the Knot Bazaar’.   RSVP today to join us on Nov 8thrsvp@tanarievents.com

(Photo Credits – Soigne K; Writer & Editor: Remya Thomas)

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Top Ten List – Aromatic, Relaxing, Dreamy – Spas around the world.

Are you planning a honeymoon, couples get-away, or girls’ spa-weekend? An avid spa-goer and willing to travel the world to be pampered? Hoping to sneak in a relaxation session while on vacation? Look no further – tanaRi’s got you covered.  Check out our countdown of top ten favorite spas located in some spectacular travel destinations.


10.               Exhale at Gansevoort – Meatpacking, New York, NY – Start local; go global! Lose yourself in the middle of a concrete jungle right here in NYC. Exhale Spa in located in one of NYC’s hottest neighborhoods. Relaxation is the name of the game here with three amazing infinity-edge hydro pools and treatments to pamper you from head to toe.

9.            Sanitas Spa at Çirağan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul, Turkey – Travel back in time to olden day Turkey with a traditional Turkish Hamam. Soak your body, relax your eyes and surrender your mind to the multitude of sensations created by a mixture of water, soapsuds and hands. If you are looking for something a little less cozy, take a dip in their outdoor pool with amazing views of the Bosporus and the ships travelling down the strait.

8.            Unu Spa at Inkaterra, Machu Picchu,Peru – You probably have earned a visit to this luxurious spa after the long hike up Machu Picchu.  Relax those adventurous muscles by spending an entire day at Una getting massages, body treatments, facials, etc., which use locally sourced botanical extracts and is 100% natural.

7.                  The Spa at Viceroy Snowmass Resort, Aspen, Colorado – Known for the holistic treatments, they offer a range of treatments from Ute Indian inspired therapies to contemporary beauty rituals. If peace of mind is what you are looking for, take a seat in their meditative relaxation lounge while you calm your mind listening to the soothing sounds of water falling from the infinity pool and waterfall.

6.                  Jiva Spa at Taj Hotel, Mumbai, India – Tired feet from exploring the city & shopping expeditions? Let us talk about amazing service at Jiva. Feel like royalty at Jiva as your feet is washed with water & fresh rose petals. Experience authentic ayurvedic treatments, detox massages, aromatherapy, body scrubs and wraps inspired by traditional Indian healing wisdom.

5.            CHI the Spa at Shangri La’s Villangili, Maldives – Honeymooners look no further – with a personal private villa for massage, body treatments, hot tub, and more, you and your hubby will be drenched in romance.

4.            Kayantá Spa at The Ritz Carlton, Cancun, Mexico – Get pampered by an amazing staff that makes you feel like a queen. We recommend their ‘Drift to Sleep’ massage.  True to its name, you will feel the effect of true relaxation and may actually fall asleep. I know I did!

3.                  Groom’s Choice: The Spa at Amanyara Resort, Turks & Caicos – With facilities that spread over 1.5 acres of gorgeous land, enjoy the “Pure Awareness” where massage is integrated with other techniques such as joint release, stretches, chakra sensitivity, acupressure, Thai massage, breath and energy to work to create a holistic approach to the body.

2.                  Raison d’Etra at Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden – Nordic tradition resonates in every detail at this spa and they provide some of the best amenities.  The spa offers you sensational relaxing experiences in a pure Nordic tradition; hot bath to promote blood vessel circulation to skin surface and open up pores, followed by cold bath/shower to close pores and prep body for relaxation, and finally relaxation treatment.

1.            The Spa at Anantara – Dhigu Resort, Maldives – My personal favorite! The location and ambiance is to die for at their over water villas! Try their amazingly calming Thai massage while watching the panoramic views of the ocean and enjoying the beautiful colors of the coral and fishes swim by in pristine waters beneath you.

(Photo Credits – Anantara Spa, Amanyara Spa, Kayanta Spa)

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Lakmé Fashion Week Winter 2011 – Part II

Hope everyone is having a great night! Earlier today we brought you the latest from Payal Singhal. Check out another hot designer in part II of our Lakmé Fashion Week Winter 2011 coverage!

Looking for a vintage feel to your wedding ensemble? Look no further! Neeta Lulla has hit the nail on the head with her Lakmé Fashion Week Winter 2011 collection. With her kundan work on gorgeous fabrics like brocades, lush silks, French laces, georgettes and chiffons, you will be left dazzled and confused as to which look you love the most. We definitely cannot decide!

She has worked her magic yet again with her deep reds, lavish golds and scintillating teals that will turn heads at any event.

We would love to hear what you loved about these collections! Drop us a line and tell us your thoughts.

*Photos courtesy of IndianWeddingSite

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Lakmé Fashion Week Winter 2011 – Part I

If you are looking for the latest and greatest Bridal Fashions, look no further. We are bringing you the hottest fashions and trends, hot off the runway from Lakmé Fashion Week Winter 2011. Whether it’s for your Reception or Sangeet, we are sure you will find something you love!

This week we will be bringing you the most amazing designs by some phenomenal designers who showcased their newest collection at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter 2011 in Mumbai.

Take a look at Payal Singhal’s “Bridal Fantasy” collection. Gorgeous shades of cream, ash green, champagne and many more flowed across the runway presented in intricate tulle, brocades and silk. With a wide range of lenghas, suits and dresses, there is something for everyone!

Let us know which creation is your favorite! Keep an eye out for Part II featuring another fantastic designer!

*Photos courtesy of IndianWeddingSite

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