Letter to my Son_Version19

Last year around this time, as a participant of the Blogging from A to Z  Challenge, I had written a series of open letters to my son who was soon to fly out of the nest to pursue his further education abroad. On reaching this important milestone of his 18th birthday, I gifted him a set…


Beauty with Brains

Fashion is all about being the person who you are and feeling comfortable in your skin. The very basic thing you need to keep in mind while you shop for something is that not everything looks good on everyone. Hence, idealizing a celebrity and copying their sense of lifestyle is not going to work out…


New Age Nightmare

Last night I dreamt. I don’t dream too often these days. It’s probably the quality of sleep that decides whether you dream or you don’t. For some reason, I haven’t been sleeping too well of late and thus the number of dreams I’ve had have dwindled in the past few months. I have had some…


Your New Year Resolution should be nothing but to TRAVEL

There are people who love to eat, there are few others who love to shop, and then there is another species of them who love to travel. The third category is always found with packed backpacks, searching through travel pages, the one who is constantly on their foot, trying to get somewhere and in the…


2017 in retrospect

The year 2017 comes to an end for me with mixed feelings and emotions. Despite wanting to write this post that reflected on the year that went by my energies were directed towards other personal commitments. However, the words threaten to spill through as I try to absorb a shocking news I received yesterday. This…


The First Diamond

Chandni stacked the remaining files neatly in one corner of her desk to deal with them the next day. She seemed to be the only one around on the entire floor of her company office. It wasn’t late but a lot of people had left for the day. She wondered why. “Oh yes, how could…


Are you a Lifestyle Blogger?

A few days ago I stumbled upon a thread of tweets in my feed where someone had posted a question which went like this, “How can one be a fashion, travel, lifestyle, food blogger at the same time? I find these multiple hashtags amusing.” The person who had posted the question had also tweeted earlier…


The Niagara Experience

We had not expected to do much of sightseeing during our stay in Toronto since it was a social visit that we were paying to our friends living there. However, we did manage to strike off watching one of the eighth wonders of the world, the Niagara Falls, from our bucket list thanks to our friends…


A Taste of Toronto

Our first stop in Canada was at Toronto where we spent a week catching up with friends before heading to Vancouver. The spirit of Toronto is quite different from Vancouver. While Vancouver has this laid back, touristy feel to it, Toronto seems to have the high energy of an urban place. It seemed to be…


Small Joys of Vancouver

It’s that time of the year when I revel in the festive mood in my own sweet way by doing things that give me pleasure. Diwali, the festival of lights fills me with warmth and makes me sit back to reminisce on all the good things that life offers to me. Some of these joys…