The endless shopping, exchanging gifts, devouring delicacies and planning in advance on ”what to wear” drop hints that: the festival season is upon us! After Dusserah (Durga Puja/ Navratri), it’s time for Diwali now. If you have forgotten, a quick reminder of Halloween next week, and then Christmas is just a few weeks away! Phew!
Happy Friday everyone! As you can see, I’m back in London, hence, back to blogging, and yes, I’m autumn ready. As we transitioned to autumn, I love layering light pieces together. A long camel coat over a plain white shirt, distressed denim and leopard print kitten heels – perfect for cooler day to night!
A bit late since our visit to the heart of South America – Brazil, but the party goes on till late in that country. In that case, so do the sounds, sights, fun and food. Not only these keep flowing all night long in Brazil but even after you have left this vibrant land of energy and samba beats. Back in our own home and kitchen in London, we drummed up the beats of Rio again by firing the stove, some fresh cod reminded us of the waves of Ipanema and the fiery hot Brazilian Malagueta pepper thrown into the stew reminded us that taste of real Brazil lies deep within its colourful and spicy recipes.
For Navami Puja event, I picked a Malasa saree to wear. Quintessentially autumn/winter trendy berry lip, rose gold earrings and ivory sandals rounded out the last look for this Durga Puja.
Art, Motifs, Interior Décor, and Fashion have all evolved, harmonised and arrived at a level of exquisite globalization – under the big umbrella of Lifestyle. The extension of art to clothing and accessories, translates into inspiring designs.
Durga Puja is a celebration of the Mother Goddess, and her victory over the evil demon Mahishasur. The festival celebrates the powerful female force in the Universe.
“Travelling leaves you speechless,
Then turns you into a storyteller.”- Ibn Battuta
While you’ll be reading this post, I find myself sitting in another long haul flight from London to New Delhi. I’ve experienced a fair amount of time in the air at both ends of the planes, and I can vouch for it that with very little preparation well in advance can actually revolutionise how you feel up in the air and at the end of your journey!