NDTV Good Time Lifestyle awards

NDTV Good Times held the first ever Lifestyle Awards at Jaypee Greens Golf and Spa resort, Greater Noida to recognize and celebrate icons from the fields of food, travel, technology, fashion and luxury that have left a lasting impression on the Indian lifestyle. Even though Greater Noida is a real distance from anywhere, the drive is amazing- the venue, Jaypee Greens is gorgeous, and the weather was perfect to host an amazing Champagne brunch.

NDTV Good Times Lifestyle awards, www.stylecity.in

NDTV Good Times Lifestyle awards, www.stylecity.in

I loved the decor wall which showcased various coloured yarns and threads. They also had a girl who painted the stage backdrop as the awards were going on, I thought it was very cool! Though the wall with stacked furniture and fake clouds could have been way more interesting and colourful!

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My Style Picks were the floral centerpieces, which, from what I could gather were representative of the various lifestyle categories, like fashion and travel; very innovative and totally gorgeous. Second favourites were the colourful chairs, some of which looked like they were from Moroso and Vitra two of my favourite brands. And I loved these shoes I spotted on a lady.
P.S- I think my blue dress goes well with the backdrop

NDTV Good Times Lifestyle awards, www.stylecity.in

NDTV Good Times Lifestyle awards, www.stylecity.in NDTV Good Times Lifestyle awards, www.stylecity.in

NDTV Good Times Lifestyle awards, www.stylecity.in
I thought Vir Sanghvi looked very dapper and Maria Goretti looked very fresh and pretty in her yellow dress.
They also had massage services by Sixth Sense Spa one of the premier Spas- one which I promise I will review soon and a fashion show by design genius Sabyasachi Mukherjee, showcasing his Bridal collections.

NDTV Good Times Lifestyle awards, www.stylecity.in

So as you can see, it was an amazing afternoon and the food was really delicious, my only disappointment was that the actual lunch was held indoors. They should have maintained the theme and had proper round-table seating with a proper 5-7 course meal or the buffet should have been laid outdoors. But that was a small hiccup for an otherwise fine event.
And now for the awards:

NDTV Good Times Lifestyle awards, www.stylecity.in

The jury members were Alex Kuruvilla-MD of Conde Nast India, Gautam Singhania-Chairman & MD of Raymond Group, Raseel Gujral-Creative Director of Casa Paradox, Sabyasachi Mukherjee-celebrated Fashion Designer, Sanjay Kapoor-MD of Genesis Luxury, Smeeta Chakrabarti-CEO, NDTV Lifestyle, Suhel Seth-Managing Partner of Counselage India and founder of Equus and Vir Sanghvi-Advisor at HT Media. And the Winners

Kumarakom Lake Resort , KeralaI agree
Lifestyle Destination of the Year (International)
Lifestyle Destination of the Year (India)
Lifestyle Hotel/Resort of the Year
Lifestyle Home and Accessories Brand of the Year
Luxury Brand of the Year (Indian/International)
Wellness Icon Of The Year
(She just had a child, yet she is back to her hour-glass figure 5/5)
Lifestyle Achievement AwardShilpa Shetty at NDTV Lifestyle Awards

Umm, OK
Designer of the Year (Indian)

Label of the Year (International)
Jaypee Greens Lifestyle Icon Of The Year

Restaurant of the Year
taj-falaknuma-palace-2Let’s be honest, a few years ago I would have completely agreed, but now over Wasabi and Indian Accent and other nominees- no way.
Spa of the Year
Again, yes it is gorgeous and one of our first and most celebrated Spas, but it is the only nominated Spa destinations,rest were in city hotels. So either there are two categories, else I think its unfair for the rest!
NDTV Lifestyle Award Of The Year
This was a viewers choice award, so it was based on popularity I asuume. I think she is a fabulous actress, but I don’t consider her a Style or lifestyle icon. Then that is my opinion and who am I to argue with viewer votes.

News: NDTV Good Times Lifestyle awards

After years of trying to explain to people I am a lifestyle stylist and writer finally lifestyle gets not only its own place but also it own awards. Yes, I am referring to the NDTV Good Times lifestyle awards which celebrate icons from the fields of food, travel, technology, fashion, decor and luxury that have left a lasting impression on the Indian lifestyle. So I will be there at Jaypee Greens this Saturday and will give you an update about the awards and the winners. I am so excited can’t wait to attend this event!
P.S- I will be tweeting live @StyleCity83, first time ever from any event, so let’s see how it goes 🙂


Decor News: Frame Moooi Awards

The year’s biggest inaugural interior designer award hosted by Moooi and Frame concluded in Milan during the April Salone de Mobile Fair. With the goal of finding the best custom made lamp or furnishing design for a specific interior, the international award was launched in mid 2011. A whopping 891 submissions were received by designers hailing from 79 different countries. Participants were asked to respond to a brief which required designers and architects to submit interior space design along with furniture and lighting objects that were custom-developed in a worldwide context.

The Awards juror, internationally celebrated designer, Philippe Starck selected the top ten finalists using an anonymous approach.  He had no idea of the designer’s name or country of origin.  “I’m often invited to judge competitions and I am happy to say that the level of this one is clearly higher than average, a very nice surprise”.At an official Award’s  ceremony held on april 18th, 2012 in Milan, the results were announced by Moooi co-founder Marcel Wanders. Dutch designer Bertjan Pot was crowned the overall winner of the competition by  Philippe Starck who  presented the prize to Pot at the event. Pot received a cash reward of €25,000 for his ‘Stairway to Heaven’ hanging light system.

The other finalists were:
– Ray – integrated ceiling light for an office, by shl design (denmark)
– What’s in your locker? – locker system for a school, by lab 3 (netherlands)
– Caelum – LED table lamp for a bar, by pablo martinez diez (spain)the
– Kroon – chandelier for an office and apartment building, by ZMIK (switzerland)
– Shoe box – display system for a sneaker shop, by facet studio (australia)
– Mist of arch – furniture for public toilet in a department store, by keiko + manabu (japan)
– Sketch – display for a fashion shop, by ypsilon tasarım, yesim bakırküre (turkey)
– Education trestles and easels – educational table system for an art museum, by studio makkink & bey (netherlands)
– Decanter light – pendant light for a bar, by lee broom (UK)

Whats in you locker? Lab 3
Decanter Light, Lee Broom



Caelum, Pablo Martinez Diez


The Award was launched in 2011 with the goal to unite innovative interiors with equally as innovative furniture and lighting. Many high-profile pieces of furniture and lighting have been designed for a specific context, such as Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Chair, which was created for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona or Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair designed in 1958 for the Radisson SAS Hotel in Copenhagen. These and many other iconic products eventually experienced large-scale production and appeared in a wide range of interior projects. Many proved to be so innovative that they earned recognition and inspired others to design similar models. Contextual designs are clearly important for the development of furniture and lighting; they also strengthen the bond between (interior) architects and product designers.