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8 hotels and resorts to celebrate Easter weekend in Bali and Jakarta
8 hotels and resorts to celebrate Easter weekend in Bali and Jakarta epicure 11 April 2019 Share We rounded up a list of fun ways to celebrate Easter in Bali and Jakarta, perfect for adults and kids alike. Easter brunch at AYANA Midplaza, Jakarta Sumptuous hotel brunch
Rasa Restaurant in AYANA Midplaza, Jakarta is known for offering one of the city’s best hotel buffets and it’s going to create another lavish spread on 21 April. Book a table at the indoor dining room and watch chef Olivier Piganiol and his team prepare food at the live cooking stations or choose the tropical open-air terrace facing the swimming pool. Feast your eyes on the lineup of sustainably-caught seafood, hand-pulled la mian noodles, mud crabs in Singaporean chili sauce, premium sashimi and Iberico ham. Save some room for the Easter eggs and bunny-shaped chocolates which will delight the little ones. The buffet brunch is priced at Rp418,000 per person. Jalan Jendral Sudirman Kav. 10 – 11, Jakarta. Tel: +62 21 2510888
Kid-friendly buffet and Italian delights
Children come first at Sapori Deli, Fairmont Jakarta on 21 April. The casual eatery will transform into an Easter kids zone for four hours where they will be entertained by an Easter Bunny. There’s also a dedicated kids buffet filled with Mac and Cheese, Mini Burger Sliders and cupcakes, a live cooking pasta station and a milk shake corner cater to fuel their appetites while they are busy decorating Easter eggs. The parents will be hands-free to enjoy a selection of classic Italian fare at the adjoining buffet station; highlights include Roasted Lamb, an array of pizzas and pastas, and tiramisu among an array of specialty desserts. The Italian Picnic Sunday Brunch is priced at Rp450,000 per person, including non-alcoholic beverages. Jalan Asia Afrika No.8, Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta. Tel: +62 21 29703333
Dessert offerings from Grand Hyatt Jakarta’s Easter Sunday Brunch Afternoon tea and more
For Easter and throughout April, Grand Hyatt Jakarta is showcasing a selection of different culinary delights at its restaurants. Join the Easter Sunday Brunch at Grand Cafe on Sunday, April 21 and savour international cuisine (Rp488,000 per person) or enjoy a relaxing Easter-themed afternoon tea at the iconic Fountain Lounge from April 19 – 21 while watching the city go by. The afternoon tea is available from 2pm to 6pm at Rp288,000 per person. Do check out other tempting food promotions, such as the Noodle Fair at Seafood Terrace, Italian Pasta at C’s and the Nabemono (Japanese hotpot) at Sumire. Jalan M.H. Thamrin No.Kav. 28-30, Jakarta. Tel: +62 21 29921234
BBQ brunch and free-flow alcohol
The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, will launch an Egglicious Easter BBQ Brunch at the resort’s gorgeous oceanfront venue, Arwana Restaurant. Take your pick from a wide selection of local and international favourites, including whole suckling pig, honey glazed lamb and local Bali lobster. Pair the food with free-flow wines, beer and cocktails and relax to the soothing grooves from the resident DJ and saxophonist. The young ones enjoy a dedicated children’s buffet, an Easter egg decorating class and a surprise visit from the Easter bunny and a magician. End the perfect day with a dip into one of the seven lagoon pools (complimentary access). The BBQ brunch starts from Rp550,000 per person, including free-flow soft drinks
Kayuputi at St Regis Bali Resort not only offers great views of the Nusa Dua beach, it’s also popular for its repertoire of flavourful Pan-Asian dishes. For Easter, the restaurant will host an Extraordinary Easter Degustation Dinner, which features six courses prepared by executive chef Agung Gede. The decadent affair includes a glass of Nicolas Feuillate Champagne. Rp1,888,000 per person. A selection of wines handpicked by chief sommelier Jeroean Jochems is priced at Rp1,450,000. Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua, Lot S6, Nusa Dua, Bali. Tel: +62 361 8478111
Easter Egg Painting at The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali Egg hunt and movie fun
With its beachfront location and sprawling gardens, celebrating Easter with the children at The ANVAYA Beach Resort Bali is a delight. On April 21, the resort will line up activities for the entire day, including Easter egg and face painting, movie, magic show and egg hunt. Meanwhile, parents can sit back and enjoy the sumptuous Easter Brunch at Sands Restaurant from noon to 4pm. The brunch is priced at Rp395,000 per person. From April 20 – April 22, a special Easter Package with a minimum two-night stay at The ANVAYA Suite with Pool is also available for your family getaway (Rp4,140,000 per night). The package includes an extra bed for children under the age of 12, daily breakfast, Easter brunch for two children and two adults, and return airport transfers. Jalan Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Bali. Tel: +62 361 759991
The view from The Restaurant at The Legian Seminyak Sunset cocktails and refreshing seafood
If you love your drinks, luxurious beachfront resort, The Legian Seminyak offers just what you need. Its Bali’s Easter celebration takes place over two days. On April 20, join Indonesia’s top mixologist, Kiki Moka for a sunset experience as he concocts delicious creations on the terrace of The Ocean Champagne Bar. On the next day, The Restaurant will host a special Easter lunch (Rp500,000) from noon until 3pm, where guests can tuck into delectable dishes, such as a refreshing Seafood Salad, Squid, Tuna, Prawn, Scallop with Black Garlic Citrus dressing. End the feast with another sunset cocktail session at The Ocean Champagne Bar at 4pm. Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach, Bali. Tel: +62 361 730622
The infinity pool at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay Bali’s Longest Easter Sunday Brunch
Brunch at Sundara, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay’s beachfront restaurant is always a long, leisurely affair so be prepared to set aside the whole day on April 21. Swim a few laps at the 57-metre infinity pool or enjoy the stunning views of the Jimbaran Bay and live music over floating cocktails. Five different chefs will take turns to whip up delectable fare at Sundara’s kitchen throughout the day to whet your appetite. Executive chef Phillip Taylor serves up modern Australian nosh followed by Indian delights by chef Anil Naudiyal. Executive sous chef Made Widana and chef de cuisine Made Adijaya dish up flavourful Indonesian and Asian dishes respectively. Dessert will be the handiwork of award-winning executive pastry chef Yusuke Aoki. The a la carte brunch (11am to 5pm) is priced at Rp650,000 per person and comes with a beverage package option at Rp125,000 per person. The adjoining Kids Club will host an Easter Egg Treasure Hunt. Children can engage in chocolate painting on edible paper using organic Bali chocolate. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, South Kuta, Bali. Tel: +62 361 708333 A six-day Easter Festival
Karma Kandara’s Easter Festival takes place from 18 April – 23 April and offers a six-day lineup of exciting programmes. The adults can treat themselves to spa treatments, enjoy sunset cocktails and music from an international DJ and artist lineup like John Sa Trinxa, Neil Diablo, UK’s Diplomats of Soul, and the Groove Academy from Australia. The kids can occupy themselves with a slew of activities at The Three Monkeys Club, including pizza, kite and windchime making, pot painting and Easter egg hunting. A two-night stay in a one-bedroom villa starts from Rp12,631,000.The package includes Easter brunch, daily breakfast, return private airport transfers, and complimentary priority access to Karma Beach Bali for two persons. Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Bali. Tel: +62 361 8482202 You might also like
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Another delicious AND pretty, high protein, low carb meal by my sister. I cooked Indian Food My sister coached me to make an Indian curry. Lamb / mutton Finished product! Indian cuisine Check out my Instagram for more of what I eat on my weight loss journey @Babalwa.Brook. Babalwa Brook creation lol When the head chef is otherwise preoccupied, I throw whatever is in front of me on a plate and call it a meal. As long as it’s very low in carbohydrate content, we’re good as gold! TV Chef restaurant food One of my sister Pumla’s favorite TV Chefs has a restaurant in Cape Town. We took an Uber there and stuffed our tummies silly, taking home lots of food. We sat outside, that’s the only way to dine when the restaurant has indoors and outdoors dining anyways, in my opinion! As soon as I sat down to eat, a dirty piece of plastic, landed on my plate! I had to get another plate. Green point, Cape Town Restroom break with Pru, aka Pumla after the above lunch. 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Going down memory lane I gave some of the things I had left at home to mom and my other sister and I took a few pieces with me. I didn’t have room for extra things, so there was that! Eating healthy on vacation Mom made us chicken fee t. Chicken runaways haha I made her brown bread from scratch. Umbhako in Xhosa Here’s how I made the above bread from scratch, so you can make your own. Press play The above bread came out so great. It had been forever since I had made any such thing Mom loved it! Chicken and split pea soup for mom This soup was nuts! I wish I had some right now! I went for a walk several times Walking back home is tricky because dogs and politics. So, you’re dodging streets with lots of dogs. My oldest sister dropped by to see me I made my sister do yoga with me like I did Pumla in Cape Town, haha. She obliged and did so great! She’s very athletic! She literally runs marathons. I wore my mom’s entire outfit Almost time to head to my third destination, so, laundry! Hanging clothes on the washing line It felt quite nostalgic using the laundry line after so long. Next stop ? Thanks for coming on this ride with me. I shall update again soon! @BabalwaBrook on all social media + Youtube xo
Kangan, The Westin Mumbai Garden City’s Indian Specialty restaurant Launches a New Menu ~In association with Asian Art House~ Mumbai, 12 th April 2019: Kangan, The Westin Mumbai Garden City’s Indian Specialty restaurant, unveiled a new menu to add more depth to the authentic yet innovative gourmet flavours of the North West Frontier & Awadh cuisine. In association with the Asian Art House, the evening witnessed a camaraderie of like-minded guests who appreciate fine art and exquisite food. The unique showcase titled ‘Shades of Asia’ juxtaposed a curated collection of Indian and Vietnamese art featuring 30 superlative artworks from renowned artists, alongside the newly introduced menu. The creations displayed include works by eminent names like MF Husain, Amit Bhar, Laxman Aaley, Sangeeta Babani, Thota Laxmanan, Bhaskar Rao Botcha, Rangoli Garg, Sujata Sah Sejekan and Gourishankar Soni which are on display at the property from 12th to 20th of April 2019. Kangan offers guests a delectable and aromatic taste platters to entice and encourage family style dining. Inviting private dining rooms, interactive show kitchens and a live clay oven or Tandoor cooking adds a theatrical element to the restaurant keeping the excitement and interest alive for a truly engaging dining experience. Kangan’s distinctly contemporary take on Indian food has a fascinating appeal for the global palate. Executive Chef Rahul Dhavale along with Chef Danish Mohammad weaves a soulful culinary experience with their expertise on authentic Lucknowi flavours through succulent kebabs and aromatic curries. In addition to the lavish delicacies, the restaurant offers an array of the finest selection of world-class single malts, an extensive assortment of wines and innovative Indo-Asian concoctions specially created to complement and enhance the robust Indian flavours. Commenting on the launch of the new menu, Danish Mohammad, Chef De Cuisine at Kangan shares, “Hailing from Lucknow, the cuisine of the Awadhs has always been a part of me. Awadhi dishes are presented with an artistic touch and have an underlying sweetness in its creations. The concept of ‘dum’ style of cooking brings out the real essence of the Awadhi delicacies with use of uncommon spice ingredients.” He further adds, “the new menu of Kangan – our authentic Indian dining restaurant is inspired by the royal kitchens & cooking style of the Nawabs of Lucknow. The Awadhi cuisine is more nuanced in its flavors where each recipe is a ‘secret’ handed down generations. Some must haves from the menu include – ‘Mutton Galawati Kebab with Warqi Paratha and Dum Gosht Biryani, amongst others”.
A tale of two exquisitely artistic endeavours’ integrate with poetic ease at Kangan, The Westin Mumbai Garden City, commemorating an unforgettable and enriching evening of masterful artwork complemented with gourmet delights.
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A Guide to Exploring Downtown Greenville, South Carolina: “Yeah, THAT Greenville”
A Guide to Exploring Downtown Greenville, South Carolina: “Yeah, THAT Greenville” April 14th, 2019 Written by: Maureen Therese
Downtown Greenville is quickly becoming one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Southeast. With a vibrant downtown, a tranquil river park & waterfall, several small museums & theaters, and plenty of local restaurants, Greenville is frequently regarded as one of the best weekend getaways in the South.
Numerous reputable sources have ranked Greenville’s quaint tree-lined Main Street as one of the best in the country. Lined with over 100 unique restaurants, galleries, boutique shops, and independent coffee shops, the area is bustling with energy all year long.
The #YeaTHATGreenville slogan is seen everywhere today- on social media, in magazine advertisements, even on TV commercials. People love Greenville and are proud to share their travel stories via the popular hashtag. This rapidly growing area of the Upstate SC is becoming well-known for its’ diverse foodie scene and thriving downtown and the word is spreading fast.
Below is a handy little guide on what to do, see, and eat while visiting downtown Greenville! The crown jewel of Greenville
The oasis of downtown Greenville is beautiful 32 acre Falls Park on the Reedy, a beautiful riverfront park home to a waterfall, nature trails, and gardens. Tons of flowers and colorful trees are in bloom beginning in late spring. In autumn, the trees are alive & shimmering with the golden hues of the season.
Winter, although strikingly different with barren tree landscapes and the occasional dusting of snow, is peaceful and solitary.
The standout feature is a 355 foot pedestrian bridge that wraps around the waterfall. This is the prime spot for a photo worthy unobstructed view of the falls.
A quaint French bistro overlooks the falls and is the perfect place for a light breakfast or lunch. This restaurant features a gorgeous patio which has earned it a place amongst the most romantic restaurants in the country (CNN, Feb. ’19).
Also located in the vicinity is a popular coffeehouse/gelato shop with a cozy interior overlooking the falls. If you would rather enjoy a walk in the fresh Southern sunshine, grab a coffee-to-go to accompany you during your park stroll.
Summer is the prime time in terms of scenic beauty, although on the downside, also the busiest time of the year as tourists flock to the area to enjoy the park and alfresco dining. Winter, on the other hand, offers its’ own unique beauty, with the added bonus of next to no crowds.
Temps are typically very brisk, skies usually overcast and/or rainy, with the odd snowstorm or 2. If you are not a fan of crowds, this is the time to plan your visit. The food scene Tupelo Honey is home to the best biscuits in town. Top then with a little bit of honey or jam!
Downtown Greenville has been making headlines in recent years for its’ foodie scene. The small South Carolina charmer is being referred to as one of the best foodie cities in the South, joining the likes of Austin, Asheville, Nashville, New Orleans, and Charleston. As an added bonus, most Main St. restaurants offer outdoor patios so you can dine al fresco.
Various ethnic restaurants, from Greek, to Indian, to Italian, to Japanese can be found lining Main Street, and of course, there is more than enough Southern style BBQ and biscuits to go around. More than 30 new restaurants opened in 2017 alone – a big accomplishment for a city of just over 60,000 residents.
Notable eateries to try out include:
Sully’s Steamers – Unique steamed bagels available in all sorts of creative combinations, topped with vegetarian and/or carnivorous selections. Gluten free and vegan selections also available! My personal favorite is the Green Vegas featuring veggie cream cheese, Swiss and Gouda cheese, avocado, lettuce, sprouts, and honey mustard. You will need tons of napkins to enjoy Sully’s loaded bagels. Fortunately, the mess is worth it!
Biscuit Head – A very popular Asheville based establishment known for its’ gigantic biscuits (“as big as a cat’s head” as their slogan goes) and creative jam and honey bar. This place is super popular with a line outside the door right at opening, and oftentimes, throughout the morning! Get here early or be prepared to wait a long time –fortunately they have free coffee to keep you company! The best way to go is to order a plain biscuit and enjoy all the creative toppings via the jam & honey bar. Biscuit Head offers a number of unique gravy flavors (shown here is the Fried Chicken), or you can try several via a flight.
Crepe du jour – Excellent crepes available in both sweet and savory combinations, the best au gratin potatoes around, plus terrific coffee from Carolina roaster Counter Culture.
Greektown Grille – Best Spanakopita in town, delicious pitas and amazing seasoned house made french fries – by far the best in town!
Jianni – Excellent modern Italian establishment with a prime riverfront location.
Rick’s Deli – A simple casual deli with excellent housemade sandwiches, delicious deli sides, and a comfortable laid-back ambiance. Nice patio for the summer season! Chicken chili cheese steak with the best homemade fries!
Tupelo Honey – A popular Southern breakfast chain featuring regional inspired fare including Sweet Potato pancakes and amazing homemade biscuits. Tupelo offers a great make-your-own breakfast deal where you can pick 3 items for just 10 bucks. The Sweet Potato pancakes are amazing!
Handi Indian – A great choice for those who love really spicy Indian food. Great lunch buffet with tons of tasty (and really spicy) options for just 10 bucks. Excellent Naan bread and samosas. Lots of vegetarian items on the buffet lineup.
Roost – Located inside the Hyatt, this local farm-to-table gem offers a fantastic weekday Harvest soup and salad bar, featuring fresh local produce and homemade soups. Roost offers a fantastic farm-to-table lunch buffet weekday afternoons. Here you can enjoy a all-you-cat-eat salad bar (fresh local produce, homemade salad dressings), along with 2 homemade soups and pizza breadsticks! A great deal at just 10 bucks a person! Where to get your caffeine fix
Yes, there are several Starbucks’ locations downtown including a really nice location inside the Hyatt. However, if you prefer to support local businesses, there are a number of great independent roasters which rival the big chain.
Here are a few of the best-of-the-best
Port City Java – Port City is a Carolina based roaster which started in Wilmington, NC. They serve a delicious light and medium roast everyday, a full espresso menu, and also the best homemade muffins in town – try the Red Velvet if available! This is where you will find the friendliest baristas in town and the best outdoor patio for those mild summer mornings. Bonus: they are the only shop to offer free refills! The drip coffee is always fantastic at Port City – plus their muffins are amazing!
Methodical – This is the best coffeeshop in terms of pure quality, and not surprisingly, has been ranked one of the best roasters in the Southeast. They source high quality beans and use only the best equipment. The attractive modern 2 story layout and vintage record player give it that “coolness factor” over other places in town.
Brewing methods offered include Siphon, cold brew, espresso, French press, and more. If you are a coffee connoisseur, you will definitely want to give Methodical a try. Methodical serves all drinks in the prettiest Blue Willow China mugs – the presentation definitely trumps other local coffeehouses.
Spill the Beans – Spill the Beans is located right next to Falls Park, making it a perfect stop prior to exploring the waterfall. Lots of space here and cozy couches to relax for a bit. They also serve great gelato which comes in as a nice refreshing treat on those hot, muggy SC summer afternoons!
West End – This coffeehouse is located on the quieter side of Main Street, and thus, not nearly as hectic as the others. The ambiance is not as exciting, however, it’s a good choice if you are seeking a bit more peace. They offer a number of unique specialty espresso based drinks including a “Dublin Downtown” featuring espresso, vanilla, Irish cream, and steamed milk. Grab a window seat at West End and leisurely sip your espresso beverage minus the crowds! Night Entertainment
Up on the Roof – This tourist favorite features amazing views of Greenville and the surrounding landscapes.
Joe’s Place – Relaxing library-like setting for a drink. Find a new book treasure while also enjoying a rich cup of coffee or a relaxing glass of wine.
Orb Lounge – A sleek bar in the Hyatt Regency’s 8 story atrium.
The Peace Center – The premier performing arts center in Greenville featuring over 10 Broadway musicals each season. Check out the 2019-2020 event lineup . Shopping
Mast General Store – This is the must visit in terms of unique shopping destinations in the city. The old-fashioned general store is jam packed with all sorts of novelty items including SC and regional southern related knick knacks, an old time candy bar, nostalgic toys and games, and a huge selection of outdoor gear. Love the nostalgic candy counter – so many goodies from the past!
Oil & Vinegar – Locally owned shop where you can sample and purchase dozens of varieties of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Great gift sets available for birthdays, Christmas, etc.
Beija-Flor Jeans – Said to be the best fitting and most comfortable jeans on the market. These jeans are also said to reduce cellulite using a fabric technique known as Emana – who knows if it really works, but it can’t hurt right? O magazine recently rated them as “the world’s best jeans.”
Horizon records – Offering both used and new vinyls, plus used DVDs and blu rays (most under 5 bucks). Tons of great record deals near the $10 price point. Attached to the shop is a quirky little local brunch favorite called the Bohemian Cafe.
Poppington’s Gourmet popcorn – Delicious popcorn available in all sorts of tempting flavors (over 35 to be exact!). They sell the cutest holiday gift sets! Must do’s
For baseball fans…
Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum – Shoeless Joe Jackson, most famous for the infamous Chicago Black Sox Scandal of 1919, lived & died in the Greenville area. His childhood Greenville home was transformed into a museum and relocated across from Fluor Field. Inside you can take a free tour or simply browse through the various memorabilia. Shoeless Joe received his nickname during a mill game. Joe had blisters on his feet from a new pair of shoes and proceeded to throw them off before going to bat.
Fluor Field – Fluor Field is home to the Greenville Drive, a minor league team, Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Games begin in April and start at just 5 bucks. This is a great budget friendly activity on a nice spring/summer day whether or not you are a huge baseball fan. Mac’s Speed Shop is a touristy sports bar favorite right across the street
For art lovers…
The Greenville Museum of Art – Although quite small, this local gem features the largest collection of watercolors from artist Andrew Wyeth. Admission is free and the museum takes no longer than an hour or so to stroll through. The museum’s current special exhibit features highlights from the Bob Jones University Gallery.
Art in Public Places self guided tour – Scattered about the downtown region, you will find more than 70 unique art pieces. Many of these are very unusual and colorful. Download the handy Art in Public Places guide for your convenience. The Rose Crystal tower by artist Dale Chihuly (pictured below) is particularly impressive.
For fitness buffs
The Swamp Rabbit trail – This very popular paved recreational path runs a 19 mile course through several sections of Greenville, as well as a portion of nearby Travelers Rest, a small community just north of the city. Although exercising while on vacation may not sound all that attractive, the trail is a nice way to get in a relatively easy workout and enjoy the natural surroundings.
If you do not have a bike with you, Pedal Chic (conveniently located downtown) offers half day rentals. Pictured here is a portion of the trail which runs just past Cleveland Park. Conveniently, you can bike from Cleveland Park right to Falls Park and save yourself the hassle of finding parking.
Cleveland Park – Cleveland Park is a small city park, home to the Greenville Zoo, one of the nicer sections of the Swamp Rabbit trail, a huge playground, picnic facilities, and over a dozen fun fitness stations. As one of the largest parks in the area, it’s a must-visit for nature lovers. Bonus: free electric car chargers! The Rudolf Anderson Jr. War Memorial is an interesting stop for history buffs visiting Cleveland Park.
For book lovers
Joe’s Bookstore – Joe’s Place is a treasured local gem, a quaint bookstore/coffeehouse located in an old building in the historic section of town. Browsing through books here is like a step back in time – much more fun that your boring everyday Barnes and Noble, or worse shopping online. There are rooms and rooms of books of every possible interest, including a large selection devoted to rare books.
Joe’s serves a full espresso menu, as well as wine and light snacks. Whether you feel like scanning rows of books for hours on end, or simply kicking back with a cup of coffee in a cozy setting, Joe’s has you covered. On nice mornings, you can linger with your coffee and a good book on the breezy patio. Seasonal Events & Festivals
Downtown Greenville is bursting with events all year-long – over 300 to be exact! Most of the best take place during the busy summer months, although there is fun to be had year-round. Here are a few of the best-of-the-best to be on the lookout for during your visit!
TD Saturday Market – This huge farmer’s market begins in May and runs through October. The setting is charming, being located right in the middle of Main Street with large trees cascading over the street. The market is quite large for a small city, featuring fresh produce, raw dairy products, and specialty foods from local farms. You will also find several art vendors on-site.
Main Street Fridays – A free musical festival held from March-September at NOMA square next to the Hyatt hotel.
Fall for Greenville – Greenville’s most popular event allows you to sample cuisine from various downtown establishments. As there are so many restaurants to choose amongst downtown, this is a great way to test out a variety of dishes before committing to a purchase.
Artisphere – A 3 day art fair held in mid-May each year. Featuring talented artists from around the lobe, this renowned event has received praise from various notable publications, including the ranking of #3 best art show in the country” by USA Today.
Festival of Trees – A festive holiday celebration featuring dozens of themed Christmas trees, displayed at 4 hotels in the downtown region, including the most elaborate display at the Hyatt. Nice place to stroll around with a hot cocoa or coffee after dinner.
Ice skating on Main – A real ice rink comes to Main Street each December and stays busy until closing in late January. The brisk weather, the twinkling lights, and festive music will (almost) make it feel like the holidays up north despite the lack of snow. The rink was built to give visitors & locals more winter recreational options, and reportedly was inspired by the Rockefeller rink in NYC. Where to stay
The Hyatt Regency is a 4 diamond hotel, with a convenient location within walking distance to most of the prime attractions. This is a gorgeous property with a beautiful 8 story atrium, a great on-site farm-to-table restaurant, a nice Starbucks, and a decent pool.
For more things to do in Greenville (outside of downtown) check out my list of the best waterfalls near Greenville . Most tourists come and go without exploring any of the gorgeous recreational sites outside of the city. The Blue Ridge mountain area, including both Upstate SC & Western NC, is home to hundreds of magnificent waterfalls. I highly recommend checking a few out – the list above will help you get started with the best the area has to offer! These posts are similar to the one you are reading!
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Some people’s idea of DC begins at the river and ends at K Street.
On the ~half mile long main drag of 14th Street alone you have Estadio (excellent tapas), The Pig (fuck farm to table: they bring in whole pigs and butcher them on site in their own butcher room) the clichéd but genuinely solid Le Diplomate (a/k/a Park in Philadelphia), a really nice small Italian place in Etto, a good very-upscale Indian spot in Pappe, a legitimately great beer bar in Churchkey with a solid restaurant downstairs, and some “good not great… but good” variety options (Pearl Dive Oyster Bar does a decent gumbo, Barcelona’s a nice enough tapas place if you can’t get into Estadio (albeit like Diplomate it’s a mini-chain with other East Coast locations), Doi Moi is pretty off the beaten path in terms of high end southeast asian cuisine, a dive bar that actually serves quietly good gastropub fare (Bar Pilar), and an outdoor beer garden that for my money has the best burger in the city (District Garden)).
If the DC food scene meant the options available within the box running from the river to K street, yeah, it’d be fucking terrible. But that’s not where the good hipster-class restaurants in DC are.
Bali vs Fiji
Things to do Which is better for beaches?
Fiji is famous for its white sand beaches in just about every part of the country. Scoring a fine resort along the beach isn’t an issue in Fiji and marine life is typically available for you to spot just off of the clean and not-too-busy beaches.
Bali, unfortunately, has beaches and waters that are notoriously dirty and often but not always busy. Many of the beaches are black sand beaches but white sand beaches exist too. If you want great beaches in Bali your best bet is on the shores of Uluwatu. Winner: Fiji easily takes this round, winning because of its cleaner and quieter beaches. Which is better for food?
Balinese food is rich in flavour and consists of noodles, rice and fried dishes. As Bali is popular with Australian tourists, you won’t be short of options for Australian/Western cuisine with many cafes and hotel restaurants offering familiar dishes, some even with a hipster atmosphere.
Fijian food heroes seafood, coconut, rice and cassava. As there are many Indian and Chinese Fijians, you’ll discover a wide variety of cuisines or fusion meals that incorporate these cultures’ palates. Resorts in particular offer a wide mix of cuisines, including your standard high-end Western restaurant and mixed buffet options.> Winner: For Australians, Fijian food is more exotic than Balinese. There’s also a greater variety of cuisines to try while on holiday. Chicken satay skewers in Bali Expect endless seafood options in Fiji Which is better for night-life?
Fiji offers a number of bars on the main island of Viti Levu in Nadi and Suva, as well as the famous Beachcomber Island, which is known for partying. The bars are typically laid-back with surfer vibes.
Bali is the polar opposite, boasting an abundance of night-life from relaxed beach bars and lounges to world-class bars and nightclubs. If you’re in the right spot, such as Kuta, Canggu or Uluwatu in Bali you’ll be able to dance the night away to world-famous DJs. Winner: Bali easily takes this round with more night-life options and international venues. Travel style Which is better for a honeymoon?
Deciding on where to visit for your honeymoon comes down to what type of honeymoon you want.
If you’re craving adventure, exploration and culture then Bali is for you. If you prefer a romantic honeymoon on a beach resort where you just plan on relaxing or enjoying the waters, then Fiji is your winner. Winner : For a relaxing honeymoon away, Fiji takes the cake. Bali is not short on romantic novelties Fiji is all about romance Which is better for families?
Bali and Fiji both have plenty of entertainment for kids of all ages and resorts designed for families. For younger kids, both destinations have nannies and kids’ clubs. For older kids, Fiji is excellent for water activities while Bali has water parks, shows and animal parks.
Fiji, though, is often regarded as safer and cleaner than Bali. Winner: Fiji has all the makings of a family getaway, from its shorter flight time to its in-resort kids’ clubs, right down to the number of marine activities that await. Bali vs Fiji: Features compared Feature
E-comm sites for fresh meat advertise on social, print to woo urbanites
By Abid Hussain Barlaskar , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Digital Published : April 15, 2019 04:50 AM Through conversations with some of the brands that populate it, we explore this emerging sub-segment of the e-commerce universe that’s slowly changing the way urban India shops for meat. The very mention of e-commerce throws up two names – Amazon and Flipkart. Next is probably a Zomato/Swiggy, followed by a Grofers or a Big Basket. But there are a bunch of relatively new e-commerce platforms spreading their roots across Indian cities, trying to get urban Indians to buy meat and fish online. Gurugram-based Meatigo and Zappfresh and Bengaluru-based Fresh to Home are a few on this list. Meatigo product-centric retarget adsClick on the image to enlarge Meatigo user postClick on the image to enlarge
Zappfresh and Fresh to Home were founded in 2015 and Meatigo was started in 2016.
While converting the largely unorganised non-veg market into an organised one is the task at hand, sourcing and delivering items ‘fresh’, is a challenge. Also, for years Indians have brought their meat/fish from ‘traditional’ open markets after making personal selections. However, apart from the ‘freshness’, another common proposition for these platforms is delivering items ‘ready to cook’ and ‘free of antibiotics’ and ‘preservatives’.
The Target Group
“Our TG, in short, is anyone who loves meat. In this regard, it would be SEC A1-A3 (socio-economic classification) living in metros – consumers between 25-55 years who shop online and are concerned about their health,” says Siddhant Wangdi, business head and co-founder, Meat & Spice (Meatigo). Fresh to Home print adClick on the image to enlarge Fresh to Home print ad – DelhiClick on the image to enlarge Fresh to Home digital adsClick on the image to enlarge
Co-founded by Shan Kadavil, Fresh to Home’s target audience is an age group between 25-50 years. “For those who enjoy cooking, we have a variety of cuts of meat and fish that are fresh off the coast, not frozen and free of added chemicals,” Kadavil says. Zappfresh digital adClick on the image to enlarge Zappfresh digital ad on TwitterClick on the image to enlarge
Zappfresh also has the young working class and higher SECs as its TG. “There is a huge gap in terms of expectations and delivery in our domestic meat industry. Millennials have a paucity of time and are looking for standardised quality and service,” says Deepanshu Manchanda, the brand’s founder. Facebook adsClick on the image to enlarge
The brands are riding on the busy urban life of office-goers.
Reports suggest that the Indian meat industry is valued at around $30 billion with 90 per cent of the business located in unorganised wet-markets. While consumption reduces during summer, it peaks during winter. These businesses also suggest that consumption in India is influenced by religion with a spike occurring around festive occasions.
Seventy per cent of Meatigo’s consumers fall in the 25-40 age group and are spread across NCR, Bangalore and Mumbai. The platform has an average order value of Rs 1,250 per order. “It’s an interesting basket to observe. It is in tune to their increasing travel habits abroad with evolved taste buds looking for meats beyond the basic chicken cuts with growing exposure and knowledge of different cuts,” Wangdi says.
Zappfresh boasts of serving 2, 00,000 customers in NCR with a 90 per cent repeat rate and is set to launch in new cities in 2019.
Fresh to Home claims to receive over 7000+ orders per day processing around 10 tons of fish and meat, daily. The brand operates in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Delhi/NCR and has recently launched in the UAE.
Advertising in the category primarily plays the key roles of education, behaviour change, customer acquisition and retention. Brands are exceedingly looking at digital as a medium of choice. Meatigo has limited itself to digital advertising at the moment. Siddhant Wangdi Deepanshu Manchanda Shan Kadavil
“No other medium provides us with a more targeted approach to get high-value audiences onboard besides helping lower our CAC (customer acquisition cost). We have a repurchase rate of 80-90 per cent which is aided by retargeted ads in line with shopping behaviour. Via our referral program, consumers bring in more buyers through word of mouth,” says Wangdi.
“Mainstream media may not be very effective because of cost and segmentation challenges of vegetarians and non-vegetarians. We do targeted marketing both online and offline and look at a mix of ATL and BTL. Advertising is critical as we are triggering behaviour change and educating,” Manchanda says. He opines that meat advertising needs to be done carefully. “We do not indulge in any controversial campaigns which can impact the sensitivities of Indian consumers,” he adds.
In Kadavil’s approach, mass media and digital go hand in hand. “We believe in an integrated approach. Although digital ads are taking over, a large segment of our audience still subscribes to mass media over digital and they are equally important to us,” he states.
While ‘farm-to-fork’ and delivering ‘fresh’ and ‘antibiotic/preservative-free’ goods is the common proposition, players boast of a strong network of procurement, supply and distribution as the main framework of the business.
There are a few key differentiators too. Fresh to Home weaves a story around sustainability. “We sell seasonal fish and need to be mindful about the breeding season and cannot risk endangering marine life. So it becomes imperative for us to only sell fish that is in season,” Kadavil adds.
Zappfresh has a focus of bringing about transparency in the farm-to-fork journey. “The opportunity to bring transparency to the customer in fresh produce requires a significant amount of effort and we are a 100 per cent committed to bringing around change,” Manchanda says. ” Meat advertising needs to be done carefully. We do not indulge in any controversial campaigns which can impact the sensitivities of Indian consumers. ” Deepanshu Manchanda
Meatigo offers options “beyond chicken and fish”. Apart from the regular cold cuts it also offers a range of imported products. The brand also has its in-house team of chefs, experts and advisors “for innovative products each quarter in tune with customer demands and tastes.” The brand’s founder also boasts of a team with over 30+ years of experience in meat sourcing, quality control, processing and manufacturing and maintains that it has been instrumental in setting Meatigo apart from the competition.
When food delivery platforms provide almost all sorts of cuisines, who would want to spend time cooking elaborate meals?
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Kadavil maintains that Fresh to Home’s target audience differs from that of food delivery platforms and considers those who enjoy cooking. “We cater to those who understand the importance of consuming fresh and chemical-free food. We believe in making fresh food accessible to everyone, that’s our aim. However, we do have a range of ready-to-cook products that eliminate the hassle of preparing a dish from scratch,” he explains.
People experimenting with food opens doors for Zappfresh. “We are seeing an increase in people experimenting with food at home and getting more conscious about their health. They look at living a healthy lifestyle. And let’s not forget, 80 per cent of India is protein deficient,” Manchanda says.
“There is a lot of compromise in the quality of ingredients in restaurants (‘affordable’ ones). We’ve seen that some of Meatigo’s own consumers who would delegate the task of cooking to cooks/maids have understood the quality difference we offer. We got a lot of feedback that they themselves have started enjoying the entire cooking process, sharing their photos and videos with us,” says Wangdi.
In Manchanda’s terms, the cold chain in India poses a great challenge in the ecosystem. Kadavil maintains that the challenge is to educate consumers about the health hazards that come along with buying meat and seafood the traditional way. “Educating them about the long-term risks of consuming meat and seafood with chemical content in it is a challenge for us,” he says.
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