Sweater Weather


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.

Dragon-Chai cocktail


It's a pity we don't get to experience fall, especially in the age of media where everything is about  pumpkin spiced lattes, sweater weather, caramel apples and the sound of leaves crunching. It's a huge case of FOMO for me. I've only lived through one fall, back when I was studying in Milan and I was one of those boots over tights kind of girls who sipped on hot chocolate with extra white cream and wore a cute little beanie. To say I miss those days will be a complete understatement.  
So as some sort of a concession, we decided to make a "fall" cocktail that is a lot more relevant for Mumbai city. So we used tea, because we're all mostly chai drinkers here, and I wanted to add a fruit, but not let it overpower my cocktail, so I picked the fruit with the least amount of flavour. I also had a stock of flavoured tea that I picked from Munnar and had to decide over Orange and other 2 other flavours, but finally settled for strawberry. As for the alcohol, I had a choice between rum and whisky, but I prefer the latter with my tea.