Monday, August 22, 2016

Novotel Imagica Khopoli

 "Hi Sujata, will you join me for a 1 day experiential visit at   Novotel Imagica ?", Manjulika ( yes , that's famous Manjulika Pramod of the Super-Hit blog 'Pendown' ) was calling from Delhi. Although I wanted to catch-up with her after our exciting OYOxplorer trip, I was a bit apprehensive cause  Novotel Imagica is located at Khopoli ( off Mumbai-Pune Express Highway, around 1.5 hours away from Mumbai ). 

Sensing my reluctance Manjulika emailed me the itinerary with fantabulous photos of the property. Those pretty pics perked me up for India's favorite family destination at Novotel Imagica Khopoli ( plush property owned by Accor Hotels )

Novotel had sent a comfy car for us. We did not waste a single second and started chatting non-stop. We did not even realize, when we finished the long journey from Mumbai to Khopoli breezily.

Right now , this is just a gist of our stay.

I and my friend Manjulika enjoyed the Experiential 1 day-visit at Novotel Imagica-Khopoli to the fullest. Right from the comfortable Pick-up, safe driving, warm welcome by Ms. Sonali Khadka.

Premier Luxury suit luminous with snow-white restroom , generously accessorized with hair-dryer, cosmetics , linen, towels, safe vault, king-size bed, cozy chairs , complimentary Tea-coffee , Mini-bar , Marvelous view from the balcony.




sumptuous lunch- The Square  ( we indulged in it for 1hr-45mins with master-chef's expert advice ) , Grand ,
In-door tour of property with excellent hostess Ms. Sonali, plush lobby, state-of-the art meeting rooms , Gymnasium , Kids playing zone ,
Elegant Nitro bar & lounge with Karaoke , 

Meeting the General Manager in person and gaining an in-depth info about Novotel-property,
High-tea at sweets-loaded Tubby's bistro ,  relaxing at the cool-blue swimming  pool ,

Thrilling fairy-tale parade at Imagica ,
 lovely dinner at the Square , friendly-chatting and catching up with Manjulika till late night ( 1p.m.) , Yummy breakfast, Interview with master-chef ( he guided us about diff. menus, kitchen gadgets, facilities, functioning , staff etc ) ,
finally the GoodBye . See you soon 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Junior Color Scientist

    Preschoolers Experiment With Colours through Flintobox - Jr. Colour Scientist!
  • Flintobox recently launched its preschooler box ‘Jr. Colour Scientist’. The box contains 6 hands-on activities.It is designed to introduce 3-4 years old children to the art and science of colours and patterns in an exploratory manner.
  • With Jr. Colour Scientist box, our little preschooler children step into a laboratory of exciting colour experiments. Our child masters the art and science behind colours and patterns with a dynamic set of activities that  triggers his/her inquisitive mind.
  • Rest assured, the Flintobox does not contain any hazardous material .
  •  Jr. Colour Scientist is packed with experiments and activities to trigger the child’s curiosity on how patterns are formed and colours are mixed! Flintobox believes that every child learns through play. The box contains learning activities in the form of exciting games, fingerprint artwork, experiments with pattern reflections, and also a storybook, which serves as a great way to spend quality time indoors during the summer! Each activity is designed in such a way that it caters to the 12 developmental areas of a child including coordination, cognitive and gross motor, creativity, exploration, language, and social skills. While the child engages with the creative play activities in the box, he/she absorbs the meaningful content and stays away from TV/Smartphone.
  • Flintobox designs subscription activity kits for children between 2 and 8 years. 90% of brain development happens by the age of six. Early experiences and positive interactions during the age of 2-8 years determines the overall development of children for years to come. Based on this premise of Early Child Development, Flintobox helps in making these years count with fun learning play tools! The boxes are packed with creative play activities to teach kids concepts over a period of time. Flintobox feeds a child’s curious mind and fosters independent growth through explorative puzzles and games. Flintobox also has theme-based activity kits for 2-3 years  old (Colour Carnival) and 4-8 years old children (Wildlife Safari). The products are completely curated by game designers, montessori and pedagogy experts, and child psychologists. Designed completely with kid-friendly materials, the box is shipped all across India with COD available in certain areas.
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