I was recently a guest at the Mercure Hotel in Inverness, Scotland where I got the inspiration to make this post. Navigating through a hotel breakfast buffet can indeed be a very daunting task especially if it is a high-end or a luxury hotel. On one hand you want to maximize your experience at the buffet by getting back more than your money's worth and on the other, you don't want to get run down by greed and overeat and ruin your holiday. However, keeping these few simple things in mind can save you from chasms of misery and make the whole affair a breeze.Read More
Lots of time people ask me if I miss drinking alcohol and sometimes friends even look at me with strange eyes wondering how I can have fun without a punch of alcohol! Well, three cheers to fun without alcohol–as it turns out, I do manage to have a lot of fun, more than I can handle actually and here are some fun photos that make life so much fun!Read More
This morning when I woke up, I was so much looking forward to go for a long walk on my favorite beach in Southern California–the Swamis beach at Encinitas but when I arrived there, the beach had been literally swallowed up by the ocean. I still dared to get down the long flight of stairs that lead to the beach (or whatever that remained of it) and walking very carefully on the edge of the cliff, found my way to a high protruding rock where I planned to perch myself and take some pictures with my new iPhone 6s Plus.Read More
Hello friends! Wish you all a joyous New Year! This time I had many guests over Christmas and New Year and as I was setting up the guest bedrooms, I thought to share with you my to-do list for setting up a very special guest bedroom for some very special guests!
Less than three months ago, after a wait of atleast three or four years, I had gifted myself the Bose Quiet Comfort 25 Noice Cancellation Headphones that I bought duty-free at Frankfurt airport for €269. I had actually bought the original QC 15 two years ago and even though I wanted to keep them so much, the philanthropic tendencies in me gave way and I gifted them to a friend who lives in a very noisy street of L.A, buzzing with ambulance sirens and fire-truck alarms.Read More
This is a PS to my last post and the same florist who showed me how to make the rose-garlands, showed me how to arrange roses in a vase. I added the lights for a surreal and romantic effect. :)Read More
India is famous for it's infinite variety of garlands and the art of making them. This post is from a visit to a florist shop in India who showed my how to make rose-garlands in DIY 3 simple steps! What you need: a nice pair of scissors, strong thread, a good long needle, and about 45 rose buds with stems for a picture frame 16" in width and 20" in height. Note: You need to have screws on the upper two corners of the picture frame to hold the two ends of the garland.Read More
It is always a task to organize cupboards and closets and pretty soon they become cramped and messy again. Remember in my last post I had mentioned how creativity can be important in something as mundane as organizing your closet-space; well, a friend of mine who is very successful in both her professional and personal lives, practises this. I call her the creative conscious thinker and after exchanging notes, we realized that we were doing the same things to keep our closets uncluttered and mess-free! Here is the listRead More