Friday, August 8, 2014

Eat Read Love

Well, if the title wasn't self-explanatory; let us try to break it down. In lines with the ever popular 'Eat Pray Love', I decided to start this weekly series where I will feature something interesting. They will come to you in a digest form, so they are easy to...umm, digest!

Under the category Eat, I would feature maybe some food I tried, I ate at some restaurant or I cooked. Read will probably feature something I am reading at the moment, maybe something off the internet that has to be shared! Love is a broader category(as we all know, duh!), so let's see where it takes us!


Eat : It has become a ritual of sorts that after visiting my hairstylist, I will hop into Homegrown for their sandwiches. While eating out if I can get my hands on local or organic produce, I am all game. Their half sandwiches are rather small but made with few simple ingredients in a well done crisp bread. Give it a try if you can.


Read : If you are still that percentage of population that hasn't heard about The Oatmeal, it is time! Matthew Inman's style of writing may not be for everyone and the type of humor he shares...definitely not for everyone! Give it a read and maybe you will find yourself a new comic to love. Let's start with this one.


Love : Now, everybody and their dog knows that I do not need any more lipsticks. Recently, I was in the market for a sheer natural color with some red in it, (like I will be in the market for a berry shade for fall with the right amount of darkness to it in 3 weeks from now), I came across this. This is in shade Florence by Trish McEvoy. I don't own anything else from this brand or even heard much about it in the beauty circles. But when I tried it on, it was instant love! Currently my no.1 lip color. (Till the time I find that berry shade)

I will wait for your feedback on this new series and look for more suggestions. Do you like it and want to see more of it or it was just kind of 'meh'? Do write in and as always, keep the faith!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Do you need new glasses?

If you live in Seattle you would know that sunglasses are a rarity here. It's only during those one or two summer months that you really need them. Rest of the year, I feel you are wearing them more for the looks than utility. And, that's also not a bad thing! ;)


So, when you need your sunglasses after almost an year and you don't even remember where you last kept them...well, you buy new ones! At least, that's the theory I am going with after reading this!!! Now, I do not for the life of me know the validity of that finding, but I would take any reason to shop. You would too, right?

This is where I introduce you to the new Waterway collection by Warby Parker. When I first heard about Warby Parker in passing few months ago, what really caught my eye was the unique concept of having eyeglasses delivered to your doorstep free of cost, try on, send the sample package back, if you like something, order it! As simple as that.


Also, when I like what a company is doing, I go on to read a bit about how it started or what makes it unique. And their story convinced me even more!

Now, I am not a prescription eyeglass wearer anymore, so I let it slide. But when Warby Parker reached out to me to introduce their new collection, I gave myself a virtual whack thinking why I never bothered to find out if they have sunglasses too!


Well, here is your chance so you don't miss out. Check out the new waterway collection where some of their popular silhouettes get a revamp and look all sorts of dreamy!


I am all set to pick a pair for my upcoming vacation of lounging around a pool all day! I think I have convinced you enough with sneaking these dreamlike pictures in there, haven't I?

So go on, get your shop on! 

Pictures courtesy : Warby Parker Editorial package

Disclaimer : This is not a sponsored post. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

All these months!


You must be wondering what I have been upto all these months when I have not been blogging on a consistent basis. Had I forgotten about this little blog of mine? Certainly not! Had I given up on living it up? Certainly not! Had I ever considered shutting down this blog once and for all? Most certainly not!!!

There were handful of occasions when I thought while going to sleep that tomorrow is the day that I start blogging again, but it never really felt like a good time. I don't know yet what direction this blog would be taking in coming months, but today is the day that I am taking the plunge! You will come with me on this ride, won't you!?

I have fished out some random pictures from my phone and Facebook account so that even if you are an old reader or a new visitor to this site, you get a sort of a glimpse into what's been happening around these parts. Enjoy!


Some afternoons look like this



Somewhere along US101 while driving to San Francisco



Completed my first triangular shawl


Cozy winter evenings inside when it's too dark to do anything


Ice-skating : Nailed it!


My sister got married and I got all dressed up!


Fun early morning at Lodi Gardens, Delhi. (I should do a separate post on this)


Stayed in a tree house near Jaipur


My best friend visited me from India and we watched shirtless guys play ball!


Those snow covered mountain peaks you keep seeing surrounding Seattle? We went there! (Olympic National Park)


Husband introduced me to Lindsey Stirling and I became a fan!


Our friends invited us for dinner and had mangoes all cut and ready to devour!


Spring sunsets are the most beautiful!


My husband became a 'Doctor of Philosophy'!


Enjoying summer while it lasts!

I am aiming to get back to blogging thrice a week and would really like our feedback about what you want to see more of? Fashion, beauty, lifestyle, how-to's? 

Comment away for it's a brand new day!!



Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom


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Friday, October 18, 2013

Travel Tales : Shakespeare & Co., Paris

While I am spending some quality time with family and being pampered silly by my MIL, I thought this was a good enough opportunity to dig into the archives and bring you with me to some of my travels. On another note, we are leaving for Portland for a day to take care of some business. What an irony! 

So, case in point, if you love books and are a little crazy like me that you want to visit the bookstore where Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce and the like used to hangout ; and then pick up books written by the same authors from the same bookstore, this is your place!


I visited Shakespeare and Company while vacationing in Paris this spring and it was an evening well spent in a vibrant neighborhood with husband in tow. It is a smallish bookstore and reading-library with old winding wood staircases that smell rightly of old books stacked in every nook and cranny. While you are there, visit the upper floor and spend sometime sitting and reading, and I promise you an old world charm you cannot resist!





On another note, this rain jacket from Columbia was a lifesaver in rainy Paris and has served me well in Seattle fall weather too. Give it a try of you want a waterproof shell that isn't too warm.

Au revior and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom


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Monday, October 14, 2013

Travel Tales : Whale watching

We are back from a spectacular road trip along the oregon coast with views to last a lifetime and stayed in beautiful cabin which had just the right amount of coziness. 

While I get back in routine and blog business in particular, here is small video of whale watching in Maui, Hawaii from few months back. We booked the tour through these guys, just a small step towards supporting science and research.


I have not edited the video on assumption that you would want to hear some of the information shared by tour guides. 

For more such tales from my travels, visit here.