Monday, August 20, 2012

Bangalore Hotels: Luxurious 5 Star Properties

A youthful cosmopolitan, Bangalore is the leading IT exporter city of Karnataka. The city booming in the IT sector is popularly known as the 'Silicon Valley of India' and is thus constantly visited by entrepreneurs, professionals, students and other dignitaries. The technologically advanced city is known for its cutting-edge competitive spirit, impressive infrastructure, reputed educational institutes, multinational companies and top-notch hotels. Hotels in Bangalore are well-upgraded with modern amenities and flaunt their signature style with their newly-renovated settings. These Bangalore hotels are well-furnished with chic interiors and also promise comforts of international standards to the weary travelers. Replete with advanced appliances and modern amenities, these Bangalore hotels are ranked very high amongst their contemporaries in different cities of India.
Hotels in Bangalore are available in all kinds of price range and categories out of which luxury class is the most preferred category of hotels in the city. Amongst the best of the properties a few are:
The Pride Hotel: Located in close proximity to famous tourist places in Bangalore, The Pride Hotel is considered amongst one of the finest of luxury properties. The hotel welcomes its guests at 100 well-appointed rooms which are decked with exclusive amenities and exclusive privileges. Guests can pick from elegant Deluxe Rooms, modern and upbeat Superior Rooms and lavishly designed Suites at the hotel.
Hotel Royal Orchid: Offering unmatched standards of hospitality, Hotel Royal Orchid is regarded very high amongst 5 star Bangalore hotels. The busy business travelers can find himself in the middle of luxurious settings and well-suited corporate ambiance at the hotel's Business Center. One can also look forward to the rooftop swimming pool, Executive Lounge, sprawling lawns at the hotel. Geoffery's, the authentic British pub sets the mood right while award-wining Oriental restaurant serves delicious delicacies from world over.
Lemon Tree Hotel: As the name itself suggest, Lemon Tree Hotel has a distinct sense of freshness and zest about it. The moment one walks inside the luxurious property one is embraced by the fragrance of fresh lemons. To bring 'outdoors in' the property is designed beautifully with big airy interiors and large windows. Business and leisure travelers both can enjoy their stay at the well-appointed suites and deluxe rooms at the property. 175 well-equipped rooms are laced with modern comforts including LCD TV, DVD, Wi- Fi Internet access and other features include 24X7 multi-cuisine restaurant, coffee shop, Spa, pan-Asian eatery, Fitness Center, swimming pool and much more.
Clarks Exotica: Spread upon 50 acres of sprawling landscape, Clarks Exotica is mainly for the corporate. The property located in just about hop-skip-jump away from international airport is meticulously planned to make corporate traveler's journey a swift ride. Further to ease out work pressure and to enhance productivity out of corporate pursuit hotel offer world-class amenities.
Each of the above mentioned Bangalore hotels are renowned for their signature style and are pioneers of the world of hospitality in the city. The luxury properties though priced high in comparison to others will leave you only with a carefree traveling experience and no worries at all.

4 Homemade Spa Treatments With Citrus Fruit

Oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit, our most prevalent citrus fruits, offer several benefits for our skin and relaxation. The alpha hydroxyl acids help exfoliate our skin the skin as well as having an antiseptic and detoxifying effect. Citrus scents are also very refreshing and relaxing. Just picture yourself lying in a nice warm bath with candles glowing and a nice cooling mask on your face. Here are some really great ways to use citrus fruit for your health and pleasure.
Relaxing Citrus Spa Bath
The easiest way for a great pampering bath is to grab two oranges and two lemons, cut them into slices and drop them into warm water, light a few candles and have a cleansing and refreshing soak.
Citrus Mask
For a great exfoliating mask, combine a papaya, the juice from a lemon and a teaspoon of honey in a blender and blend into a paste. Be sure your face is clean before applying the mask. Leave it on for thirty minutes (while you soak) and rinse. Your skin will feel smooth and glowing from the exfoliation of the fruit acids. Enjoy!
Milk Cleanser and Lemon Toner
To make a great toner, combine a teaspoon of powdered milk and a teaspoon of water in a small bowl and mix into a smooth paste. How easy is that? Apply to your face and neck in small circles while you massage your face. Rinse and dry and after squeezing a lemon into a container, apply it to your clean skin with a cotton ball. The lemon juice makes a great toner after your clean, non-oily milk cleansing.
Citrus/Almond Scrub
One of the best ways to exfoliate the dead skin from your face, elbows and knees is a scrub. Lemon juice and zest gives you an invigorating scent while exfoliating along with the other ingredients in this scrub.
You'll need:
* 3 almonds
* The zest from 1 lemon
* 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
* 1 teaspoon honey
Grind the three almonds is a coffee grinder (make sure it is clean) or a food processor. Add the zest of a lemon and grind. Put the mixture in a bowl and add the teaspoon of lemon juice and teaspoon of honey. Mix together until you have a coarse creamy texture. Then apply mixture to your clean face, massaging in a circular motion to help remove dead skin and rinse with warm water.
One more thing I'll bet you didn't think of is using citrus to lighten your hair in the sun during the summer. The chemical reactions of the lemon with the sun helps to lighten it. You can also just simply exfoliate your elbows and knees with a half lemon, rubbing it on those rough spots.
As you can see, citrus does quite a few things to help you along with your beauty treatments In a very natural way. It not only cleanses, exfoliates and relaxes, but invigorates you with its natural aroma. Enjoy your home beauty spa treatments

Monday, July 23, 2012

When Life Gives You Lemons, You Should Eat Them

Lemons may not seem as snack-friendly as other types of fruit, but they should definitely find their way into your diet.
Like many kinds of citrus fruits, lemons are incredibly nutritious. Loaded with phytonutrients and antioxidants, lemons may also deliver some powerful health benefits, too.
The humble lemon
Lemon trees are native to Asia, but they are grown in many parts of the world today. India is the world's leading producer of lemons, but Mexico, the U.S., Brazil, and Spain also produce immense quantities of this distinctive fruit. Known for their acidity and sour taste, lemons have many culinary as well as non-culinary uses. Their fruit, juice, and even rind are used in various types of cuisine and beverages. They have also been used medicinally for centuries.
Healing benefits of lemons
Of course, lemons are not just for sailors suffering from bouts of scurvy. Lemons, with their nutritional content, can treat a myriad of illnesses. Ancient Romans revered lemons and believed they could cure poisonings. Modern research has shown that lemons have anti-cancer properties; their flavonoids have the ability to halt the cell division of certain types of cancer.
With their rich vitamin C content, lemons have great power to combat free radicals. Free radicals interfere with normal cells, which may damage healthy tissue and cause inflammation and pain. Since the presence of free radicals can cause cholesterol to pool in arterial walls, vitamin C can help prevent this dangerous condition and help guard against cardiovascular disease. Moreover, vitamin C can also protect the body from infections.
Lemons may also help:
  • treat gallstones
  • dissolve kidney stones
  • reduce fevers
  • support immunity
  • and help eliminate toxins in the body.
Lemons are high in dietary fiber and help support digestive health. Lemons are a natural antiseptic and have even been used to treat eczema and acne. Lemon juice has the ability to cleanse the liver and relieve sore throats.
Lemons are, indeed, rich in healthful properties. They can be added to a wide variety of meals and beverages. With their rich nutrient content, lemons can simply be squeezed over meals to add health benefits. Drinking water flavored with lemon is also a convenient way to obtain their healing properties. Many recipes call for lemon, lemon juice, or lemon zest. As a super food, lemons should be a staple in every kitchen. Avoid buying lemons with bruising or signs of mold; when ripe, lemons are bright yellow and are oval in shape.

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Weirdest Sales Tip EVER

In the world of selling and relationships with clients there are many logical steps, strategies and processes to increase your bottom line.
However, I bet I have one that you have NEVER heard of.
As someone who considers herself a gourmet chef ( amateur gourmet chef!) I absolutely lovvvvvvvvvvvvve cooking for people.
In my spare moments - you'll find me with my nose buried in an ancient and musty Joy of Cooking recipe book or one of the latest from the bookstore. (I am a HUGE fan of Nigella Lawson!)
There is something about whipping eggs, chopping carrots and creating a masterpiece that relaxes me (or is it the red wine?) Ha.
I take great pride in having a table set that is a feast for your eyes as well as your palate.
So What Does Cooking Have To Do With Selling - Ms. Martha Diva?
Well I have a personal rule when I accept a client.
In my mind they have to pass a very important FILTER before I will work with them.
What is it?
Whether I invite them or not - in my mind they have to be worthy of a...
"Meal Prepared By Kim"
Now I have hundreds of clients so it isn't physically possible to invite everyone! However, I still run them through my "Mental Guest List" to see if they would be Pavlova worthy.
The 6 Qualities Of A Perfect Diva Dinner Guest:
1. Fakes Need Not Apply. I am a BAN the PLASTIC MARGARINE and go for the BUTTER kind of girl! So if someone comes across as a fake to me - then sorry. You're not invited.
2. Lots of ZEST. I lovvvvve lemon and when a potential client has loads of zest and passion for their business then consider yourself a firm candidate for a potential Diva Dinner.
3. No McShortcuts. If a potential client wants the MAGIC PILL without doing the work then I know they won't pass the Mental Guest List!
4. Fresh Ideas Abound. I love working with people who are excited about their business and all of the aspects that are involved. Stale bread doesn't interest me unless it's a breadcrumb.
5. Loves Trying New Things. Oh boy - this is a BIG ONE. As I am an experimental "chef" in sales and in life - you had better be prepared for trying new things. If that scares you then stick with Kraft Dinner.
6. Appreciation. Just as a the best guest is someone who comes with an appetite, loves to eat really good food and moans with joy through-out the meal - I only work with clients who absolutely savor the experience with me and who want more!