Indian festivity brings never-ending options and ways of dress up. The routes you want to take can be contemporary, classic, traditional or basics. This time I took the basic or classic route. When it comes to classic, gold, and red is the most quintessential color in Indian culture. Whether it is a wedding or festivity you will at least find one or two wearing red or gold or a combination, yet you can't deny it's timeless appeal. Here is my Indian festival look #3, a gold muga silk mekhela chadar and a red Assam silk blouse and rest of the look is simple basic gold neck piece, bangle and chain clutch. The look would be incomplete without red nails and red lips. Do let me know your take.
Vermont has it all what you ask for a leisurely vacation, gorgeously greeting green mountains with its breathtaking views, covered bridges, enormous farms lands, barn houses and to make it even more magical is the perk up foliage, the green color transforming into orange, crimson and golden brown. If you haven't seen Vermont in the fall you certainly missing something. There are several things to do in fall in Vermont. Here is mine.
A view...whether you want to hike or lazy walk or a take a long drive in the car when Vermont celebrates the color of fall please do and please your eyes with the most stunning views of the changing colors of nature.
Eat local and encourage farmers... Vermont is all about beautiful farms and locally grown produce. Your fall trip can also be a trip to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables. A few minutes of stop buy in the local farm can get you fresh veggies and fruits. They are relatively less expensive and I don't need to stress about the goodness of buying and eating locally grown.
Meet some farm animal... Our fall trip to Vermont won't complete until our kids get to meet some farm animals. This is a good idea to entertain your kids if they are getting bored of sitting in the car and is a great chance to mingle with animals like the popular Vermont cow, donkey or turtle.
Mums the world... I love to visit Vermont in the fall where all farms ready to feast the festivity with the beauty of flowers. Most farms in Vermont beautify with mums.
For your Sweet tooth, the quintessential part of Vermont is maple syrup. If you haven't tried maple syrup in Vermont you probably don't know the real taste of maple syrup.
During the fall Vermont felicitate with the favors and the flavors of fall fudge, latter or candies, and more.
Antonio Gaudio's grandeur, the larger than life Sagrada Familia is the most ethereal attraction in Barcelona. Started to build in 1882, and the construction is still on today's date, and it is listed in UNESCO heritage site. Iconic and impeccable Sagrada Familia is visited by more than 2 million people every year. This Gothic structure is famous for flamboyant architecture and enthralling interior.
Assimilation of art and religion, Sagrada Familia is an experience of its own. What you expect from a typical church visually, Sagrada Familia is truly an exception from it.
The colorful windows and lighting is a quintessential visual delight of Sagrada Familia. Each immaculate detail and the architectural ornamentation talks about Gaudi's awe-inspiring artistic ability and his affirmation for nature.
I find myself waking up and playing in the lawn in a beautiful fall morning or festive time in India making a flower garland with Sewali phool (night jasmine). Ah, nostalgia. During this time the weather is neither cold nor hot with fall flower endorsing the beginning of the festive season. Yes, I miss this not being there, yet I feel wonderful and fortunate to celebrate the festivity of the two culture and the two countries here.
If you follow me or read my blog, then you might have seen the Indian festive look 1. Here I am sharing Indian festival look 2. I love collecting sarees, while traveling to India I always pick up sarees. This saree is a couple of years back mint green silver and gold border with big parsley motifs and a hint of pink lining edge on the border. I kept it simple with a pink potli and ruby studded Jhumka earing and pink jutti (flat Indian pump) which I absolutely love and love even more because of the emerald green sole. A huge bindi, hair and makeup are neutral and natural except bright pink lips to perk up with pink potli, shoes and the edge of the saree. The look is meant to be simple, natural and Indian. I won't say it is completely traditional Indian, as it has a little modern touch and twists of course. Let me know your thoughts.