Sunday, August 26, 2007

Absolut Ice Bar Copenhagen

The bar has a temp of -5 degress and is located in Hotel 27 which is in the heart of Copenhagen very close to Town hall square and Tivoli gardens.
The walls, artwork, chairs and even the glasses are made of ice. They will give you boots, parkas and gloves. The cocktail "Snow Queen" made with Absolut Currant and Mango puree was fantastic!

Sunday, August 19, 2007


So I bought a kick ass bike this weekend. The freedom park and stone mountain trails are really close by and I finally went on a long and awesome bike ride today. Couldn't figure out what happens after the trail goes over Boulevard so didn't quite get to the zero mile mark at Georgia Tech but will have to figure that one out. The other direction I hear is an 18 mile stretch of buildings, trees, parks all the way to stone mountian.
I bought the bike at Outback in Little 5, only a couple miles from my home.
Edgemont, my sales guy was so helpful and very knowledgeble and I would highly recommend him if you are in need for a bike and especially if you are a new biker like me. I tested both the Specialized and Bianchi models in my price range and ended up getting a Bianchi Bay City Cross-Terrain® bike. It is lightweight, versatile comfortable with an upright riding position with easy-to-operate shifting and brakes. They have all the gear and accessories like th ebike racks, helmets etc.

Cooking with Smita
Since food and wine and cooking are a passion for me, I have decided to start another blog with recipes.
If you like to cook ethnic food, check out my food blog @
Bon Appetite!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Virgin America

So I experienced Virgin America on Friday, Aug 10 from JFK to SFO. The inflight experience was really quite amazing. I felt like I was in a night club for the entire flight. What really stood out and impressed me:
- the lighting (makes a huge difference)
- the trio of appetizers (shrimp cocktail, melon w/prociutto, mozarella tomato) and trio desserts (mousse, creme puff or raspberry)
- the thai chicken green curry with bok choy served over rice complete with cilantro garnish (definitely one of the better thai green curries ive had and believe me I know my curries!!)
- powerful brand experience (personally i think Virgin is one of the best brands in the world; tough to say given they are the competition..)
- new white leather seats (massage feature, awesome recline for a FC seat, red pillows)
- the ability to order food and have it delivered to your seat in coach
- very good entertainment system and content -- music, movies, games, large screen, sleek black units (nothing spectacular but just very good)

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Bourne Ultimatum

Saw it last night - opening night and definitely worth it. Talk about action packed. The third in the Bourne series was the best of the 3. It is non-stop action from start to finish and Jason Bourne is perfect as always -- the tough guy with the emotional side that is showcased brilliantly. The close up hand-held style of filming made it tough to see the scenes clearly but it was what made it a thrill ride (car chases and bathroom fight scenes were off the charts and totally insane!!!). Easily best action movie of summer 2007. So, go see it on the big screen!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Smita's top tunes this week

4 in the morning - Gwen Stephani
Get it Shawty - Lloyd
You know i'm no good - Amy Winehouse
Our time now - Plain White T's
Apologize - Timbaland & One Republic
Umbrella - Rihanna & Jay-Z
Big girls don't cry - Fergie
Makes me wonder - Maroon 5