Go Chic…Or Go Home! Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2016 ~In Association with Maybelline New York

When you think of Fashion Week, two places usually come to mind, New York City and Paris.   And why not?  Fashion Week and Fashion has always been synonymous with New York City and Paris.  But there’s another place that deserves its day in the Sunlight and that’s Amazon India Fashion Week.  With a direct flight out of New York City, I found myself 14 hours and 15 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the New York City life to a very unexpected place…New Delhi…India.

Although colloquially Delhi and New Delhi as names are used interchangeably to refer to the jurisdiction of the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi, these are two distinct entities, and the latter is a small part of the former.

The five-day fashion event that took place in New Delhi, the capital of India, came with a new address, The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.  To say that Amazon India Fashion Week exceeded my expectation… Well…That would be an understatement. Amazon India Fashion Week was not merely an event you attend, it was an experience.  Amazon India Fashion Week was not only about the beautiful masterpieces created by talented Fashion Designers draped on statuesque models, it was also about the beautiful masterpieces created by talented Star Chefs that sat artfully on beautiful plates.

So just in case you were wondering where  all the Fashionable Foodies go for fashion and an unforgettable foodie experience during the month of March…look no further than New Delhi, India.  Here on the runway of New Delhi at The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the past and present meets to bring to life every little girls fantasy of being a goddess. Whether the models were draped in 6 yards of history in traditional sarees, or a modern twist on traditional attire, there was one thing that was quite clear…you were in India. The history and the culture of India, no matter how modern or how traditional, was very much present on the runway in every design.

And the same holds true for many of the cuisines served at the various culinary events. Just when you thought that your experience during Amazon India Fashion Week could not get any better, you were then treated to Culinary Events by Star Chefs that could only be described in one word…Phenomenal!

“Our restaurants are known throughout the country for their good food. Laughter, style and conversation weave together to form great memories at our restaurants. We are thrilled by FDCI’s gesture and are working hard to create and add value to Amazon India Fashion Week,” says veteran restaurateur AD Singh during his interview for Vogue India.

I can honestly say…in New Delhi…Everything is Fashionable.  Amazon India Fashion Week is definitely an experience that every Fashionable Foodie should experience at least once in their lifetime.

 

 

 

 

From St. Croix With Love: A Food Lovers Paradise

This article is a first in a series of articles written by Writer Nerisa Eugenia Waterman featuring destination St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. From cuisine to culture to the great outdoors, discover ideas that will help you make the most of your travels to St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. This article was written specifically for i-netradio and The Publicist’s Table by Writer
Nerisa Eugenia Waterman.

 

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, America’s Paradise, is the largest of her two sister islands, St. Thomas and St. John. Providing a laid back lifestyle, St. Croix is the perfect Caribbean Paradise promising you beautiful beaches, great diving, amazing weather, sugar and spice and everything nice…And everything all those travel brochures are made of.  If you are lucky enough, having the chance to explore the island and the unique culture is a life changing experience.

However, what the travel brochures failed to mention, i-netradio sought out to show you.  For those of us who are devoted foodies, we already know that St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands is a mecca for food lovers.

St. Croix attracts foodies and tourist eager to experience the unique flavors of the Caribbean that you can only find in St. Croix’s street food, eclectic restaurants, and food festivals. When exploring the island, I was complete blown away by the intricate details and explosive flavors of the cuisine. Whether I was dining at a street vendor, attending a food fair, or dancing at a music festival in the middle of the Rain Forest, I was treated to ridiculously amazing and creative cuisine that one would only expect to find in a 5-star restaurant.

With the farm-to-table concept slowly taking over parts of the country like wild-fire, this concept is nothing new to St. Croix. Here on the island of St. Croix, every meal and every beverage is created with love, featuring organic ingredients grown or raised on nearby farms.

Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or a meat lover, you are guaranteed a gastronomical journey. The taste, the vibrancy, and the fragrance of the cuisine in St. Croix tells the story of the island and its people.  The diversity of St. Croix’s agriculture has not only created a platform for unique and flavorful food, it has raised the status quo on what it means to experience true Caribbean Cuisine.   A story that really needs…No Words.

To learn more about upcoming events in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands go to www.visitusvi.com.