TRANQUILLITY

19.1.18


Find your happy place. For some that's a new crisp book, for others it's a plate of french fries or a gossip session with the girl gang and for a few it's a full body workout. While I more or less have similar "happy places" minus the workout bit, my ultimate happy place is a fantastic location. So I manage to hit that when I'm travelling or when I'm scrolling through Pinterest (looking at the wanderlust section) While the mountains and the sea make me crave for a vacation, what really gets me going is a splash of colour, whether it's turquoise waters or pink skies, an array of purple and pink flowers or a row of multicolored houses. So I'm always on the lookout for colourful destinations, as evident from my board here*.

It's beginning to look a lot like cocktails...

24.12.17


No holiday season is complete without a round of drinks! Christmas usually is always about house parties (for me) and at most times I'll be having wine or champagne with my family or rum or jack with my friends. However cocktails are for special occasions, for when we have guests, and we usually always do after the midnight mass and also for Christmas lunch the next day. So cocktails seem apt. and on some rare occasions, a shot works best. After last time's rum concoction, we decided to do something different and use cream in both a cocktail and a shot and make it as festive as possible. My aunt had picked up mini candy cane from Dubai and I already had a jar of multi-coloured sprinkles, so we pulled out a few red, green and white sprinkles and used them to garnish our drinks.

All that Glitters

22.12.17


It's become tradition this time of the year for stores to roll out the red dresses with sequins a plenty because that's the most common and popular way to relate to Christmas. While that's been fun, I feel like I'm over it. Of course that doesn't mean that I won't be wearing a red dress before the year ends, I definitely will for a house party or when I visit family, but if I had to choose my look for the festival, I would go for something a little different and almost underrated. And of course my look will never be short of sequins or glitter. 

Slip and Roll

14.12.17


Its not my first time at the rodeo, when it comes down to wearing a slip dress. In fact, ever since the time I worked on a story with the Afternoon DC on a few ways to wear slip dresses, I've been on the lookout for one, since the last time I was actually wearing my satin night dress. Unfortunately, my search ended a long time age, since I didn't really find anything worthy enough apart from a few random cotton dresses, which I thought were not really slip dresses because they have to look like slips AKA be all satiny and so I eventually forgot about it. 
On my trip to Dubai, earlier this year, my aunt got me a dress from Coast, that was just gorgeous. I had it stashed in my suitcase for the longest time and I only had a good look at it recently (more than 4 months later.) I mean I've tried the dress before and also shown it to my mum and sister but it always found it's way back in my case. But this time, when I tried it again to convince Sheehan we needed to shoot this outfit, I was wearing the inner slip, the dress came along with and while picking shoes and accessories, I happened to glance into the mirror and realised that I was actually wearing the perfect slip dress! 

Miramar

5.12.17


I still have images of beaches and cocktails from months ago, all on my phone, that haunt me every single time I look for something to Instagram. And I thought I might as well share this with all of you. One fine weekend, my family in Dubai decided to plan a staycation with a a couple of family friends. Then came the fun part. Wait did I say fun? I meant stressful. The number of resort getaways in the UAE is a little too much. And they're almost always on offers. So we scoured through Groupon to find great deals for a party of 10. Miramar al Aqah was the top favourite, and came with a ton of recommendations from other friends. It also boasts to be one of the best hotels in Fujairah, and so it was decided. I was anticipating the mini cross country drive. There's a certain kind of joy, covering 150 kms within 2 hours as compared to the same distance from Mumbai to Pune that takes over 3 hours on a regular day. 

Sweater Weather

25.11.17


One of the things I miss from my yesteryears was actual sweater weather. My mum would bundle up all our warm clothes and keep them away till November, and I would spend the next quarter of the year in cute and cosy sweaters. Thanks to our shady climate system and even shadier people, Mumbai barely experiences sweater weather anymore. Save for a few cool mornings.
Since I was feeling nostalgic, I decided to pay some homage to my school days. Back then, my uniform was an earthy brown and cream and it was compulsory to wear red sweaters at winter. Which felt amazing because it always looked like Christmas as we were a sea of different shades of red. As for now, I'm a major fan of neutral palettes. So it's more taupes, tans and olives, navy, camel and khaki, pale pinks and peaches that have won me over. Don't get me wrong, I still love my prints and bold colours, but every now and then, I'm in the mood for something more neutral. So my outfit is a mix of my past loves and current loves.