Shoe Bites: Louis XIII’s Decadent Decanter

Sitting in my inbox today was a ‘Greeting from the House of Remy Martin,’ to inform me of their new rare cask for their Louis XIII blend. While normally I’m not too fussed about launches of new beverages and the such, this bottle caught my eye. There is something very sensual about this little decanter, almost as if it belongs on a deep oak bar counter with 1920s flapper girls and sparkling crystals surrounding it. It does retail for a whopping 18,000 euros, so looks like this economy will not help the sales of this fine creature. If I did have a spare chunk of change though, this would be the perfect gift for a wealthy tycoon.

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Shoe Bites: Dreaming of an Alila Diwa Escape

I had the immense pleasure of staying at the Alila Diwa in Goa back in December, and it’s a hotel that you just can’t help but fall in love with. The staff becomes part of your friends towards the end of your trip and that’s what I love most about any hotel; the feeling of home when you’re away. I’m choc-blocked with things this month, but looks like a nice spot has opened up for me in April, to take a trip to Goa and stay at the Alila Diwa. Here are some of my pictures and a few memories from my trip (to know more, check out my review on Grazia.co.in)

Found these guys all dried up and unfortunately.. dead. But dotted all over Majorda beach were these starfish, we did kick a little moist sand over the few that were struggling to survive. The sun is just too harsh down in Goa and this was in December! Poor guys.

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The luxury wing of the hotel is called the Diwa club and it’s got it’s very own pool. Waking up in the morning to the sight of that inviting blue oasis is the perfect way to start the day. Add a little jazz music and a puzzle book to that equation (and some garam chai), and I’m a very happy lady. Continue reading

27. Celica (gets a make-shift garden)

Here is a peek into my balcony and it’s new plants! it’s been a while since it’s been this green. Hope you like.
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The balcony has to be my favourite part of my house. Whether having my evening chai and watching the sunset or having intimate conversations with some friends, it’s the best place to chill out. However, since the house was closed up for over 2 years, the plants all died and with it the ambiance of my beloved balcony. Finally though, with the help of the plant guy down the street and my new Parisian shoes I call Celica, we managed to get it back to some of it’s former glory. My mother and I aren’t very fond of flowering plants, but dad thought it would be nice to have a corner filled with some colour. So far they’ve held up against the sun, but we shall wait and see.

flower section

I’m most kicked about my basil plant or rather mini-tree. I got it from the herb garden at this restaurant called Bistro. This basil plant is divine and in the evenings you can get a hint of it’s sweet aroma. My next herb purchase has to be thyme and rosemary sadly though, I haven’t yet found a good source to buy them.

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To my surprise, the taller plants need less water and sunlight which is why they are pushed to the wall and kept protected. I’m still not 100% convinced but since the mali did say this was the best placement for our plants, I’ll just have to see and change it around it need be.

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For the night I find that having tea candles dotted around the different shelves and floor lends it’s charm, but I’m not big on a romantic vibe for my sit-out. Which is why I absolutely LOVE my wireless Phillips LED lamps. Very much like the club AER at the Four Season’s in Mumbai, these lamps can be moved around and emit a soft light. They have an interesting design to change colour, just tip it to either side and it’ll turn from white (my favourite) to blue, green, pink, yellow etc. Turn it on its head and it shuts off, great function and entertainment for your friends. All in all a good piece for the outdoors.

not so fairy lights

28. Lyn (doesn’t sh-aer her drinks)

This is Lyn, I’ve been taking her everywhere of late, every event, party and obviously.. AER. Continue reading

26. Penny (made it to the 34th floor)

Hey blog world, this is Penny who is an absolute pain, especially if you’re hanging out with her for 16 hours without a break. It’s additionally tiresome to deal with Penny when one (me) has given up alcohol for lent. She is definitely not someone to mess with, she’s been known to hurt toes and even makes holes in carpets, so beware! We hung out on the first day of Lakmé Fashion Week Summer Resort 2012 where we started off the day figuring out why there was a wet t-shirt contest and ended it with the best view of the city.  Continue reading

25. Arina (Apologises for Me!)

I know it’s ridiculous to start a blog and then go missing for, what has it been 3 odd weeks?! I should put in more effort into documenting my love for all this fluff and shoes. I promise to be more regular, but by the end of this post you’ll see what I’ve been happily occupied with.

Since I’ve moved to Mumbai to take up my new role as Head of Fashion for MissMalini.com, I’ve been spending all my evenings with Arina and my best bud Sami Savanur. Continue reading

Oh December, What a Month Part 3 – Wine and the Rajahs

Wow I didn’t think I’d need so many posts for all the things I did in december, and I’m not even adding all the events, just a few of the highlights! I think i’ll need another one, yikes! Well without further a do..

Poona Club Wine Festival

Wine Festival

L-R Me, Milan Pal, Anuja & Rashmi Alevoor, Below Cristabel Menezes and Percy Shadrach

200rs for 38 glasses of wine. Paisa VASOOL! Poona Club had a one day wine festival which included some of the best and not so best wines from all around India. Also there were stalls from Ter Tulia, Malaka Spice and ABC farms which has the best paprika and garlic cheese (must try if you stop by Pune). We got there pretty early around 4 and finally left at around 8/9 where we headed to a crowd who was swaying for other reasons.  Continue reading

India Resort Fashion Week 2011 Day 3, Fun On and Off the Runway! Part 1

Shivan & Narresh

As much as I would like to think you readers like my fashion based posts, I know it’s the action off the runway that you really like to read about. Well here is a peak into my life from day 3 at IRFW2011. Didn’t I tell you I was going to wear this dress, well low and behold I did, plus I fit into it perfectly, thank you Shivan & Narresh (muah). Running around in heel-less heels to eating a seriously fatty breakfast, it’ll all about to unfold. To be perfectly honest, the build up to these stories are probably more enticing that the stories themselves!  Continue reading

The Crave List: Proenza Schouler & Daniel Henney

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What I’d Name Them: Lisa

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Who I’d go on a date with: Daniel Henney

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Shoe Bites: City Girls Can Cook, Here is Proof

Dinner for 1

In my earlier Toe Tapper’s post I wrote about how I cooked dinner for myself, well I suspected not many of you would believe I can actually cook, my mom and dad sure don’t! So here is the proof, a picture and with this picture I declare that city/career girls can also cook! Yes, it’s a simple meal of rice, dal, bhendi fry and karela salad. I know you think yuck, karela salad but try it out. I’m giving you the recipe, make it and let me know what you think. This is a filipino dish, the only think I learnt how to make there!  Continue reading