Saturday, 10 December 2016

An Eventful Evening with Blossom Kocchar At Her Book Launch!

Located in the bustling Hauz Khas Village, Blossom Kochhar Shop, Spalon and Tea Room is the brain child of Blossom Kochhar and her daughter Samantha Kochhar. Here you'll find products ranging from bath, haircare, bodycare and what not. All the products made by essential oils. Aroma Therapy is the third book written by Blossom Kochhar which talks about loving yourself, using aromatherapy for love, for fighting stress and depression, skin and hair care, how to attract love and also aroma therapy for men. You will also find 14 pages dedicated to lip smacking recipes of jams, crepes, sorbets, syrups and desserts.







As soon as I entered, I was welcomed with Spiced Blackcurrent infusion with Orange and Mint tea. The tea was so, so refreshing and delectable that I helped myself with another cup! Samantha Kochhar set the entire menu for the evening and everything that was served to us was made by her.




After everybody introduced themselves and got the box filled with goodies and the magic book or as Samantha likes to call it, 'the bible for women', we got the backstory of how Blossom used to experiment all the oils on Samantha and how both the women have grown up with aroma therapy. They believe that there is no problem which aroma therapy cannot solve. From joint pain to household problems, from hairfall to stress release, from bodycare to insomnia, aroma therapy has your back at all times.



We then got to exploring what's inside the book and gave some pages a good read. Once we got done with the book reading, Blossom helped us make our own oils. I wanted my oil to have a sweet fragrance so I decided to go with Sandalwood, Jasmine and Patchouli. After the third attempt, I finally managed to create a decent smelling oil. The activity was entertaining because everybody was struggling with the testers and creating fragrances which were either too good or too bad.


Then we were greeted with food which was out of this world. Samantha cooked Jasmine Rice Salad along with Roasted Bell Pepper and Tomato Soup for us. The salad was like a pop of flavors in the mouth. While the soup was rich and calmed our nerves. 



The best part of the evening was the three-tier course meal. On the top was Chocolate Balls covered in Coconut and Rose Petals. These balls were so good that I ended up eating three! (So much for controlling sugar) Second tier consisted of Mushroom Cheese Bruschetta. I'm allergic to mushrroms so I stayed as far as I could from it. The third and the last tier was my favorite- Goat Cheese Strawberries and Jalapeno Bruschetta. It was spicy and the cheese melted in the mouth. The strawberries neutralized the chilly on the bruschetta.  


I had a lovely time at the book launch as Blossom Kochhar enhanced our knowledge on aroma therapy and even gave us the essential oils to try at home. 



-Shweghna.


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