Next generation of Spa treatment- the Persian Gardens inside the Celebrity Cruises.

Why you should invest in wellness! Next generation of Spa treatment- the Persian Gardens inside the Celebrity Cruises. Elsie Gabriel Imagine aromatic healing waves of fresh herbs surrounding your entire senses as you watch the waves of the expansive ocean pass by. Soothing meditational music enveloping you and carrying you off to nirvana world. Welcome to the next generation of Spa treatment- the Persian Gardens. This is no ordinary spa, yes it is a cruise spa which defines ultra luxury in wellness. The Persian Garden is the aromatic aquatic rejuvenating center inside the…continue reading →

Anida adds her mesmerizing tunes to the Persian cuisines at Sodabottleopnerwala Powai Mumbai

 What better offering of authentic Persian gourmet to the SodaBottleOpenerWala by the Olive group at Powai Mumbai, than Anidas experience of her rich Iranian bonding with these cuisines. Have known Anida for the last 25 years and yes we girls aren't telling, we are one of those forever Young lot who keep evolving and creating one milestone after another. The singing sensational girl still looks anything between 21 to 35 and now that should keep you guessing. She played a perfect host to serving and ordering one dish after another for us all…continue reading →

Squirrel Monkeys of the Amazon Forests. Wilderness is where I belong…..Elsie Gabriel

Squirrel Monkeys of the Amazon Forests. Wilderness is where I belong.....Elsie Gabriel   Researching this Cebidae primate was over whelming. These common squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus) at the Rio Negro, Amazon near Manaus, Brazil; were the friendliest lot I had ever seen. May be they found something in common with me, after all. The Amazon forest in South America is the most fascinating store house of the worlds carbon kingdom, you could ever imagine. It is an intricate archipelago of narrow green ribbons of forest, punctuated by the Amazon river and its tributaries.If…continue reading →

Life is a Cachaca!! When in Rio Brazil don’t forget the Cachaca!

  Life is a Cachaca!! Elsie Gabriel   I kept staring at the ‘Cachaca’ in front of me....and guess what I kept thinking about?? Is sugarcane a fruit or a vegetable!! Hah, gottcha.... I was on my second glass now and guess what I was thinking about?? Why don’t they make this in India!! We have so much sugarcane in India and may be I could think of making Cachaca!! Well let me tell ya.. I was in the middle of the Amazon jungle tropical hotel, with beautiful soothing music around , all…continue reading →

Bring your sweet lips a little closer ….yes am talking to the Indian Ocean Oriental Sweetlips deep water fish in Grande Islands Goa, India.

Bring your sweet lips a little closer ….yes am talking to the Indian Ocean Oriental Sweetlips deep water fish in Grande Islands Goa,India. Elsie Gabriel Indian Ocean oriental Sweetlips species is a beautiful creature .As a certified Advanced Underwater Naturalists there is nothing more mesmerizing than being underwater with the corals and fish. Well it was nirvana that I found while deep sea diving at the Grande Islands Goa. The Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips, officially called the Plectorhinchus vittatus, is a species of grunt native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific…continue reading →

Wetlands, mangroves, flamingoes education tours to study climate change.

World Wetlands day Nature Trail Project by Young Environmentalists Programme.   Over 100 visitors joined the World Wetlands Mangrove trail at the creeks in Bhandup and Airoli to mark the occasion of the World Wetlands day. World wetland day is celebrated every year all across the world to commemorate the Convention on Wetlands means the Ramsar Convention which was held on 2nd of February in 1971 in the city of Ramsar, Iran at the Caspian Sea coasts. It was started celebrating for the first time in the year 1997. The theme for the…continue reading →

Mumbai gifted with a Green Bishop by Pope- Bishop Allwyn D’Silva.

Mumbai gifted with a Green Bishop by Pope- Bishop Allwyn D’Silva.   Elsie Gabriel   The Vatican announced the appointment of two new auxiliary Bishops in December 2016, Fr Allwyn D'Silva and Fr. Barthol Barretto, for the archdiocese of Bombay. Fr Allwyn, 69, is serving as parish priest of St. John the Baptist Church, Thane. Actively involved in environmental concerns, he is also secretary of the Climate Change Desk of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC). His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Allwyn D’Silva, of the Clergy of Bombay, who was…continue reading →

If in Rajasthan Jaipur do visit the JLF! Jaipur Lit Festival. Magnificent Winter WORLD CLASS Festival of India.

                                                                                                      If in Rajasthan Jaipur do visit the JLF! Jaipur Lit Festival. Whether you are a literary buff or not, this festival is a world festival right in the heart of India, so do not miss it for the world if you are near Jaipur, India during the month of January. Infact the Northern Delhi Jaipur Rajasthan triangle Indian tours are the very best during winters. This happens every mid week of January,so ensure you get your dose of world class music, food and literary culture all in one under this very colourful literary…continue reading →

Climate Change Karma! All am asking as a Climate Reality Mentor, is be vigilant and be the change! Happy Greener 2017!

Climate Change Karma! Elsie Gabriel Climate change is here and it’s occurring faster than expected in many ways. Nothing new, right? But we still have deniers! 2016 saw many milestones the world over, in the advocacy in climate change and its fight to stop its surge. But it saw an equal amount, if not more, disasters and global warming patterns making 2016 one of the hottest years to be recorded in history according to WMD [World Meteorological Department]. The balance is still not set. The fight is not strong enough. The tug of…continue reading →
Natural hops offering flavorful brews! Barking Deer. Mumbai.

Natural hops offering flavorful brews! Barking Deer. Mumbai.

Natural hobs offering flavorful brews! Barking Deer. Mumbai.     Ever heard of the Flying Pig! Well you will find it at the Barking Deer in Mumbai! Brewed in the traditional Belgian style, the wit bier is the perfect thirst chilled quencher for a toasty warm Mumbai day. It is brewed with 2-row pilsner malt and a large portion of malted wheat. This wheat lends a “tangy” flavour and light palate to the beer, it is full of herbs flavours with the addition of fresh orange peel, coriander seed and cumin. Very refreshingly natural.…continue reading →