Even though I am technically an adult (as my parents keep reminding me), I have never related to anything more than Calvin and Hobbes right now. The child in me feels seen and heard and very validated with all the emotions I am feeling. If you’re anything like me and have felt varied forms of happiness,
We manage to get the right outfit for the right occasion, but sometimes when it comes to jewellery, we often forget to look for the appropriate piece. We pick something that already exists in our closet and hope to make it work. As an accessory, the right jewellery has the power to make or break your look.
I used to be a jeans girl. But for the last few months, I have been rather distant from this particular clothing category. Maybe it’s the lockdown and the heat, or the fact that post 30, the act of pulling on tight anything is tedious. But, it’s been six weeks and I have not donned a single pair of ‘fitted’ two-legged denim bottoms.
It’s been over two months since we have all been in lockdown. In the initial few weeks, I was reminiscing about trips I had taken with my family and friends in the past – sipping bubbly on the pristine beaches of Bali with my sister, hiking the Wineglass Bay in Tasmania with friends or the many summer picnics at Prospect Park in New York.
These are unprecedented times and every day is different. While on some days we get a fresh burst of inspiration and energy, other days can be overwhelming. And as daunting as all this can be, it’s the baby steps that we take in looking after ourselves, our business and our wellness that will help in creating that strong foundation for the future.
Raise your hand if you are desperately missing your girlfriends right now. A virtual chat doesn’t even come close to the hours we’ve spent hanging out with our girls; it’s true we never run out of things to talk about.
From missing lectures together in college, to the first heartbreak, through weddings and babies and work successes and failures,
Before we get into this, let me tell you where I stand. If online shopping got any more convenient, I wouldn’t enter a mall. If online shopping were a sport, I’d be a gold medalist. Now what part of the following don’t you like?
You get to sit in bed, eat cake and browse through the latest collections.
‘Mama knows best’. How many times have you heard (and thought) that phrase? Well, it is true. As much as we would like to disagree with our mothers, I’ve got to say, they are always right (especially about all things beauty)!
Given that we do not have much access to the outside world at the moment,
Even though the world is more connected today, this current pandemic has made us look inwards, at ourselves and our country. Now more than ever we need to shop and support local – which shouldn’t be hard given the great designers and brands we have on offer at our doorsteps. Anyone who knows me, knows that my style veers towards flowy,
Lockdown for me has been equal parts therapeutic and equal parts absolutely bonkers. Some days I’m a ray of sunshine – literally, I’m wearing my happiest colours, humming as I make the bed and really treating my abs to a good thirty minutes of heavy crunching. But on other days I’m burning rice, giving my husband the silent treatment and generally wondering what I did in my past life to deserve these series of unfortunate events.
Up until very, very recently, the last Indian TV show I’d ever watched was Remix. I was all of fourteen, and rebellious, red-headed Anvesha was my idol at the time. Cut to 2020 and the emergence of streaming apps like Netflix, Prime and Hotstar creating quality, local content that I’m more than eager to consume, especially in this lockdown.
Having lived in Mumbai my whole life, and having complained about the city as much, it took a lockdown for me to appreciate this place that I’ve called home for 34 years. Weekends spent debating with friends about the best restaurant to go to (hoping we’d get a table) to weekdays spent in commute and complaining about the crazy traffic,