Wednesday, 21 December 2016

My favorite corners at Planters Tea Bar & Cafe (ft. Funkfeets)

Hey fellas! I hope you all are doing good. I've been so excited to publish this post today as its a dedication to the amazing work of art and the creative minds behind two successful ventures I absolutely adore! One being FUNKFEETS - the ultimate e-commerce shopping portal for customised t-shirts and shoes, and the other one being my most favorite hangout spot in Lucknow - PLANTERS TEA BAR & CAFE. These two projects as I mentioned, define the true meaning of creativity and design aesthetics and hold a very special place in my heart!

In 1956, Mr. Roop Narayan Gupta started Planters Tea Shop which was Lucknow's first tea shop selling loose Darjeeling tea and serving thousands of tea lovers in town. As progressing with the years, his grand son Vasu Gupta along with his father Mr. Rajendra Kumar Gupta and mother Mrs. Sunita Gupta continued the legacy by expanding Planters with a cafe they recently opened in the Gomti Nagar area of Lucknow which is one of the most popular cafes not only amongst the youth but the middle aged men and women as well. From self-customized interiors, to unique, handpicked cutlery makes Planters different from other cafes and restaurants in town! Since I myself have been a part of the making of the cafe, I have some of my personal favorite corners there which I'm sharing with you below. Scroll down to take a look now..




The Singer's Spot : I won't be wrong if I say this spot is everyone's favorite who has visited Planters Tea Bar & Cafe at least once. The multi color wall sends out such positive and energetic vibes that you can keep looking at it all day without getting bored! And, this is the corner where Vasu (the owner and an amazing musician) sits with his guitar every single day and plays LIVE for all his guests at the cafe, entertaining them personally. Also, its an open spot for all the people who have a hidden entertainer in them and like to share their talent with others.

PS : The next time you visit Planters, do try singing some songs and trust me, you'll feel amazing by the encouraging response!




The Reader's Nest : While Planters was under construction, Vasu told me once he wants to gift a Library to all the book readers in the town who could have a free access to the books they love and read it without any time boundations sitting there. During the launch of the cafe, I saw hundreds of Lucknowites donating books to the library at Planters to share the love of reading, and I being a non-reader have started loving spending time there reading some of the coolest authors as well!




The Galaxy Wall : Along with the library, there's an attached study room for students and anyone who wants to sit in peace and work a bit. And, right there, on a black wall you find this magnificent piece of art which is a graffiti designed by artist Ayushi Singh making not only me but every single visitor pose in front of it leaving us to dream about the heaven above!




The Tea Lovers' Wall : Planters tea bar does not serve any drink except different varieties of tea, and you should've understood that by its name by now! Serving over 150 types of tea, Planters dedicated a special customised corner for tea lovers to sit at, and that's a very creative tea cup and saucer wall which you see in the picture above. Its one of my favorite decorations there and make me feel so homely.






The Unmovable Counter : This is my ultimate favorite corner at Planters Cafe, and anytime you see me there, you'll find me sitting here only (until I'm with a bunch of amigos wanting to sit on a couch like lazy). I love sitting at this wooden setup near the window because I can always get a view of both the in and outside world and you gotta believe me when I say, this corner is the best you'll find there! - Also, you must try the pizza at the cafe because its just too good and truly irresistible. 







Coming to why I love Funkfeets so much, its solely because this brand has always surprised me with their top-notch collection of hand painted clothing and footwear. What else surprised me more was that the three men behind this amazing concept were a mix of an engineer (Sanatt Srivastava co-founder), a banker (Shubhendu Shukla, co-founder) and a dentist (Sachin Kumar, design head) who had passion for graphics and designing more than what were actually pursuing!

Started in February this year, Funkeets first gifted me a t-shirt from their minion collection that had #PickerAtPace painted on it, and they won my heart with that in the first go itself! With all the pictures you've seen above of me wearing different tees, are all the ones I've got from this super brand. I just had to tell them a little about myself and they delivered the wackiest hand painted designs every time. The Crazy Insomniac Lady tee, the Fries Before Guys tee, and my favorite PEACE-ZA tee, I love each one of them! Also, not to forget the customised shoes they made for me. The coolest of all, the Pizza Freak sneakers and the Laughing Minions, both these pairs are an exquisite part of my footwear collection. ------- PS : The quality of all the tees and shoes is excellent so if you're thinking to get something designed for yourself, please go ahead guilt-free!


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Just because I feel really excited about it, I'd share with you that Planters Tea Bar & Cafe was launched on my birthday this year and Vasu made sure we had the craziest party of all time with the best decoration and I cannot complete this post without stating that the little corner beside the kitchen/near the stairs where my photo booth was set up is something I'll recommend to all if you're hosting your party there! You can literally do magic with that little space.

To end, a lot of you keep watching me hanging out here quite often and ask me on social media how economical this place is. To be honest, its the most inexpensive cafe with the best food, tea variety and ambience in town currently and also offers LIVE music every day free of cost! If that invites you, please do visit it and you can always thank me later.


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Photographed by : Shubham Bhasin


~xoxo~

50 comments:

  1. Been to planters once and it's an amazing place!!! The vibe is absolutely different😁
    Have seen your posts about funkfeets, they have some pretty cool and creative stuff :)

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  2. I don't know why this post kinda giving me an enthusiast vibe to go and sing there and just have fun and tym with my friends. Surely gonna do it (bucket list). Thankyou for this post. πŸ’‹❤
    And even I love funkfeet, they really have a cool and quirky collection. πŸ‘Œ✌πŸ’ž

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  3. That's surely a place to visit. Food and music is my favorite and surely nothing can much to them . A great place to fun with friends. Great post. Cheers

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  4. The t-shirts n shoes looks so cool..n Minion shoes are the best.. Love them❤❤

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  5. I have been to this place many times and it's just amazing and cool place. The interior,colour everything is very beautiful❤. Either to hangout with your buddies or to go on a date, this place is suited for all. Especially the songs played by Vasu Gupta, I just love them.❤�� Hope to visit this place again and again.����

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  6. A best Coffee shop all we want in our town look like we got it!!!! Perfect place for coffee ☕️ time!!

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  7. I have been to this cafe and can definitely say that it's a must visit❤The interior is really cool and creative😍

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  8. This place is looking awesome and the activities that can be done there is cool..!!

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  9. My favorite corner has to be the Readers Nest. I just books. So I bet that I will ever leave the place. The place just look amazing, such a nice cool place to hangout with your friends and make awesome memories.

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  10. The place definitely looks cool to sit over there and have a cup of coffee. I also loke the collection of T-shirts and very specially minion shoes.

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  11. This place is soo tempting 😍

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  12. This place is soo tempting 😍

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  13. Nice place.😊 Awesome viewπŸ‘Œ

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  14. I've been to this place and i would love to visit again! A homely cafe with good ambience, nice food with best varieties of teas be it hot or ice it's amazing! Hukkah, tea, music, food, books! What else do we want to embrace our special moments! A good place to hang out!❤❤❤❤
    Prachi Pant.

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  15. The place looks fantastic!And i love the unmovable corner, its like one's own space and makes one feel so cosy.The tea lovers wall is so unique.Love the interiors of the place.This cafe is a must visit place in town.

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  16. Wow this is cool. Galaxy corner is great for some pics and Reader's Nest is my fav.

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  17. Thats a lovely place. As I'm a tea lover and I think I'm gonna have a great time over there. I'm gonna love singers spot over there. - Farhana

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  18. Devyanshi Tripathi4 May 2017 at 00:37

    Nice place.. amazing place to read quitely...i m a bookoholic and i love that place

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  19. Nice place...
    Tea+books great combo
    Lover of both so love it...

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  20. That's surely a place to visit and it looks interesting to do different activities and have to have fun with friends. Thanks for sharing such a great post

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  21. Thats look very good and intresting place. Me and my friends love to go in these type of place. Thanks for sharing these imtrestimg and new things to us.

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  22. Ananya dwivedi4 May 2017 at 00:59

    I have been to Planters❤ and its an amazing place to visit��.

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  23. I m so jealous now tht y dont we hv sch places in our city... its so tempting if i wuld hv been thr my fav wuld be readers nest coz m readohlic person n tht unmovable counter too coz i m foodie too πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›❤ the planters bar & cafe is so perfect to enroll out time😍😍
    BHANUSHI BAGH

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  24. I m so jealous now tht y dont we hv sch places in our city... its so tempting if i wuld hv been thr my fav wuld be readers nest coz m readohlic person n tht unmovable counter too coz i m foodie too πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›❤ the planters bar & cafe is so perfect to enroll out time😍😍
    BHANUSHI BAGH

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  25. I have been the planters bar & cafe is so nice, I went it with my friends like the ice tea, it was taste 🍹
    Nice place to chill and hangs out with family and friends :)

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  26. Shrinkhala Porwal4 May 2017 at 01:17

    I hv been to this place.
    This place is full of positivity.
    I love the tea,coffee served there.

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  27. I've been to this place awesome place..!!

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  28. I've been to this place a couple of times and its always a good experience.The food,the services,ambience is all upto the mark.One can read books as well in the cafe.The interior is very good.I just love this cafe.

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  30. i have been there once or twice. Its an amazing place to go. My favourite cafe. 😍❤

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  31. nikita bharti4 May 2017 at 02:03

    It is really an amazing place..singers spot​ is my fav.��

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  32. Abhishek Singh4 May 2017 at 02:31

    Amazing place!! The singer spot will be a fun!!

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  33. I like all the spots​ but unmovable counter is my favorite ❤❤

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  34. Pratiksha Bisht4 May 2017 at 02:37

    It is indeed a best place for a foodie like me ... I have been there with my buddies. Its an amazing place to hangout ❤❤ I personal love the interiors and the food quality ... My favorite spot is the Galaxy wall, where we can have plenty of selfiees ❤❤❤ and ofcourse the reader's nest .. Being a non -reader I usually don't read novels, fictions... But yeah whenever I visit Planter's tea bar cafe .. I manage to find some time for that. ❤ and last but not the least the singer's spot that makes us feel fresh and happy ❤ hope to visit this place again .. ❤

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  35. One of the best place to hangout wid ur buddies.My fav spot is Singers Spot Cox who doesn't like live music and a very nice place to explore ur singing talent n entertaining evryone😍

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  36. This cafe is amazing. I have been there and totally loved it. My favourite spot is the galaxy wall. It is fo unique and beautiful. 😍

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  37. Vaishnavi agrawal4 May 2017 at 03:48

    This cafe is a perfect place to sit and have some gala time with your frnz and its foof is really awesome�� Its a very place with different activities!��
    I loved the galaxy wall of it❤️❤️

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  38. Its an amazing place to hangout with friends ...singer's spot is the bestπŸ‘

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  39. I have been to this cafe twice. I really love the interiors and 'Singer's spot' is my favourite corner❤

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  40. Shreya Pandey4 May 2017 at 04:39

    I have been to this place several times with my friends. And undoubtedly it's one of the best place in Lucknow to hangout and chill. �� I just love the entire interior and whole atmosphere of the place. Peace and calm place❤❤

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  41. This place is so Awesome place :-)

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  42. I love reading books and planters has been my favourite place ever since it opened . Reading books spending time with oneself ,planters is heaven for the ones who love spending time alone readings books and drinking tea.amazing place πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ❤

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  43. My visit to planters is long due �� will be going soon.
    My favourite corner is reader's nest, what more could attract a bookoholic ����

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  44. Srishti singh4 May 2017 at 15:57

    Looks amazing n unique �� Never being to this place but now will definitely visit... My favorite place would be singer's spot

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  45. Looks like it's an amazing place to hangout. ☺

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  46. readers nest is my favourite . N for pics galaxy wall .. its amongst one of my favourite coffee shop in the city .

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  47. The tea lovers wall is so cool & it's my favourite corner. Would love to visit this place soon.

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  48. Kritarth Rastogi7 May 2017 at 05:43

    Beautiful place...soothing atmosphere...lovely music...
    Everything so cool about this place...specially that "Unmovable Counter" from where you get to see some beautiful views...
    Exactly the place you would like to be in...

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  49. Sahrish fatima21 May 2017 at 06:29

    Omg !!! I just loved the galaxy wall ... I am person who loves clicking selfies so for me without any doubt ... Galaxy wall is the best ������

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