Sunday, October 27, 2019

Happy Diwali to you all and a Diwali outfit

It was a lovely  Fall morning and contouring to that was the quintessential rain.  How gorgeous imagine. I was on my window having A cup of Assam tea alone beautiful, but if I had company it would have been sheer bliss. My husband and son were out for the day for a swim meet.

And Today is Diwali the festival of light. I feel a bit lazy, yes rain makes me lazy, tries to hold me back close to my window. There is no time to laze around when you have festivals. I quickly got up and made some Indian sweets, prepared for the Diwali special dinner and in between that did a quick lunch fix. By the time my husband and son were back, I was almost done with everything.

    Let's take you to today's Diwali outfit post. A red Banarasi saree with antique thread motifs all over it that makes the saree heavier than regular Baanarasi sarees. That also absolutely makes the saree perfect for a fall-winter soiree and keeps you warm throughout. As the saree is the hero of the whole look. I must say Banarasi is the one of the most esteem and resplendent weave of Indian Handloom  I added an antique dangle earing, a simple bangle, and a gold watch. A matte red lipstick, a bit of brown kohl filled my eyes and a natural open hair. A red bindi for finishing touches. I hope you like the look and happy Diwali to you all. Love, light, and peace.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Little love from the Littleton, New Hemisphere

I love visiting small towns. There is something about a small town that always intrigues me, the spirit, the charm, or its own heart. Every small town owns a character far from the urban spin, offbeat food, alleys, by lanes. Small Towns always carry one of a kind character and signature whether it's smell, flavor, food or people. Whenever you visit a small town you always find something new and interesting.

         Last week during my fall visit to New  Hampshire white mountain region, I visited Littleton, a hidden gem indeed with a great river walk, covered bridge, first methodist church, shopping both local and global, great restaurants and cafes make a lovely town to visit and unwind. Whether you spend a day or two or take a walk on the riverwalk alongside the cover bridge or grab a cup of coffee or tea from the local cafe with a seasonal flavored muffin or bread or walk in the vibrant main street with the pretty shops, it will take away all the monotonous daily grind that has accumulated. Admire the nature and view while lunching or dining in the riverside cozy cafe or restaurant.  I captured a few moments through my camera in my last visit to this charming a quint town.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Indian festive look 4

      I can't believe I already posted 3 Indian festive looks(Festive look 1Festive look 2 , Festive look 3already and yet I have not posted any Indian saree story. Saree is a quintessential outfit without which we can't imagine any Indian soiree. A six-yard of sheer grace. Yes, here is my saree look at the onset of the Indian festivals.

      As they say, every saree has its own story. The story of this saree takes me a few years back in the initial stage of building a saree wardrobe. Yes, this saree is from the southern part of India and it is called Pochampally saree which a kind of Indian weaving technique and of course this my first Pochampally saree. Dark purple in color and a dusty green border with a paisley motif and just above the border deer facing each other, this makes the saree really interesting. The achaal has a multicolor diamond shape motif that gives saree a good pop of color.

      The saree comes with a blue blouse but I decided to ditch the blouse and use a parrot green blouse instead, I believe this gives the look more flare and fluidity. I was very easy on hair and make up natural -neutral. I added a multicolored and multi-layered fabric necklace for a more contemporary look. Do let me know how you like this modern Indian festive look.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Fall in Connecticut

A chill nip in the air and the burst of color, fall is here sprinkling the nature's confetti in our heart and mind. Living in Connecticut for the last 16 years making it home, I cherish all four seasons however, nothing beats the magical mosaic of the fall. There are many ways you can enjoy and explore the fall season in Connecticut, whether you get lost in the serene beauty of small towns or the captivating coastal region or search for seasonal flavors. State parks are the best spot for leap peeping vivid colors  in Connecticut

Things to do in fall

Driving around: Nothing beats the driving around autumn leaf-peeping. You can find spots of scenic fall beauty in every mile. Lake Waramaug, kent fall state park, stop for the overlook view at Gillette castle.

Hiking: If you love hiking, Connecticut offers you the most stunning views of new England just a hike away. Go for an easy hike in Talcott mountain and soak the sweeping view of the city and nature or for moderate hikes, hike up to Castle Craig, or Case mountain wonder awaits you.

Pumking craving
Fall is the best time to visit all those beautiful farms, find the shape and size of the pumpkin of your imagination and of course carve a pumpkin. I love to visit Fairweather farm and Bishop farm with my kids and always bring a pumpkin for my fall decor.

Get lost in the corn maze or take a hayride
One of the favorite activities is the puzzle in the Corn maze and what a fine ride on a hayride.
I love baking pie in the fall season or you can taste all the wonderful bake goodies whether apple pie or pumpkin pie or pumpkin spiced donut or apple cider, ah so yummy.

As they say, Connecticut has the longest fall season in New England. You can spot a fascinating fall color from early October and goes till mid-November. Usually, the 3rd week and 4th week of October is the peak time however it depends on the weather conditions that year.

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