Hi5 Mondays: Hello from Houston!

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Hellllooo Everyone,

After over a month and a half of silence, guess who’s back? :D Phew I guess while I dealing with my umpteen boxes and trying to make the new place suitable for human inhabitation, I must have totally missed looking at a calendar :P Anyway its great to be back and I do hope some of you are still interested in hearing my tales from this side of the country :D So let’s begin the first Hi5 Mondays post for 2016 with a little about what I have been upto while I went missing

  1. Still getting used to a “work in progress” home office.Working in your PJs are great, but working random night hours not so much. But no complaints :)IMG_00222. I finally get to have SPACE, which means I also have a tiny patio where I can put my non existent gardening skills to work :D IMG_00603. Legit counter space means more space for cooking, baking and everything in between :) Just made this batch of cheddar biscuits.IMG_03924. Every weekend is at-home spa weekend :DIMG_00925. And finally, I am getting used to the fact that I HAVE A HUSBAND :PIMG_0089Have a fantastic week ahead! Remember to live a little :D

 

 

Hi5 Mondays: Goodbye New York.. only to meet again!

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Hello Everyone!

Remember I kept telling you I was swamped with everything going on and couldn’t write as much as I’d like and all of you thought I was making it up? :P Turns out I was busy packing the past five years of my life into little suitcases to be hauled and taken across the the country to Texas! Thats right.. I am not going to be chasing yellow cabs anymore! ( Sigh!) :(I spent the major portion of my 20s in New York. The opportunity to be at the center of it all, so to speak was life changing. It has taught me to adult – to function as a self sufficient unit, to be brave and push myself to reach where I never thought possible, to make $10 meals, manage my money and to shovel my own snow :P But all these come at a price – you also get cynical, numb, unfeeling and a little bit of a bitter meanie in the process. A bit of a broke meanie too :P So maybe I am getting out just in time? I know I sound a little too cheerful for someone who just left the only home I’ve known in the US but now I get to live in a house that has it’s own laundry :P( Ah! The first taste of the american dream ;)) Really though, I will continue to travel to NYC on work all the time so there’s no sad good byes really!

There’s going to be highs and lows as I transition but I really look forward to this journey :)  I hope you’ll will continue to read and support me as usual. Have a wonderful week :D

PS: Here are a few images from my 1st year in NYC for your eyes only :)

 

 

 

How to a wear long coat when you are TINY and get away with it!

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I love long coats, those mid calf ones that threaten to engulf you … especially when you are like 4 foot tall (My husband’s words not mine:P). But that should not stop any of us not-tall folks from wearing them. Not that anyone in New york needs them yet considering you can go out in a sweater in MID DECEMBER( Whatever happened to white christmas? :P). So here’s how I made it work

  1. Button the thing and hope for the best:P IMG_6843
  2. Maybe show a peek of your clothes underneath to distract :DIMG_6851
  3. Take the thing off, and make sure you have a chunky turtle neck underneath to keep you warm Hahah TADAAAAIMG_6856On a more serious note, heeled boots and or a confident smile should do a the trick! ;) Have a wonderful day

Chi5 Tuesdays! :)

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No that wasn’t a typo:) I spent most of the previous week in Chicago and hence the chi5 :D I spent most of my monday trying to remember that the holiday season is still a week few weeks away and hence the tuesday post :P I really enjoyed Chicago, it was like a colder, cleaner New York but I must admit I like NY a wee bit more! ;) Here’s what I did last week

1. Wore my shoes down walking through the field museum, art institute, shedd aquarium and the museum of science! So much to see, so little time! :P IMG_67522. The gorgeous views complete with the lake that looks like a beach! IMG_6474 copy3. All zee food that was eaten! Sorry deep dish, brooklyn style pizza does it for me! :P  4. I didn’t have to spend any time dressing up, it was puffer day all day everyday :P Mitts and earmuffs optional depending on the time of the day :DIMG_63675. Bonus: Souvenirsssssss! One at every tourist trap ;) Heres one from a photobooth :P :) 20151201_215803_resized_1

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving and sorry for going missing! :P

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Hello Guyssss!!

I am super pumped partly due to the hump-day half a day and to spend the rest of the week in chicago, as if New york weren’t cold enough :P But more than anything I am happy to be back writing after a break. So let me take this opportunity to say I have missed you all thiiiiiisss much and wish all my readers in america a happy holiday! :D 20151101_162053_resized

Hi5 Mondays: Food & Nostalgia!

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Hello Everyone!
I hit the snooze button 3 times today before I decided I had no plausible excuse to give to miss work or show up late! Typical monday! :P I don’t want to speak to soon but the weather in NY has been surprisingly great for November so thats some consolation :) Here’s my Hi5 from last week
  1.  Tried my hand at making kati rolls( The skinny indian burrito). Turned out to be surprisingly tasty and filling! :)IMG_6335
  2. My mom sent me this picture last week and now I want to see my brother! :|IMG-20151025-WA0004_resized
  3. How did I not know there were exfoliating cotton rounds? My nose is thanking me :D
  4. Just started on this one! Typical King gore! :)
  5. Had this amazing salad at Kobeyaki! Even the biggest tofu hater would eat this stuff by the pound! :OEnjoy your week! Wish all my indian readers a very happy DIWALI :D Send me some sweets someone :P

Helloween! :P

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Ok this week I have a legit excuse for not doing HI5 mondays. I was traveling and had no time to do “normal” things but however I did have time to dress up(down?) for Halloween and do a pub crawl with the hubs! :P I pretended to be a haunted vintage porcelain doll and I thoroughly enjoyed putting all the white goop on my face and walking around with bed head! :D Have a booootiful week ahead ;)IMG_6306 IMG_6315

Pleather Please!

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I have been looking for a pleather jacket for ages now! Most of them are tight in one area and loose in others, too short, too long, too shapeless, or still worse funky-smelling! But thankfully my search ended at Zara :) So now am here to show off my buy and also glorify the existence of lounge pants because I hate pants with buttons :P Rant of the day done! :) Enjoy the week … with some lounge pants on of course! :D 20151010_162526_resized20151010_162513_resized

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Hi5 Mondays: Sweet treats and chilly weather

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Hello Everyone!

I spent most of the weekend getting all my winter stuff out in anticipation for the weather thats only going to get colder from this point on. I also spent the rest of the weekend, staying under the covers while eating things that are clearly not good for me but just too good to pass up :p Now it’s time to adult!! :| Here’s what my previous week looked like!

  1. The leaves are already turning, the coats are out, and everyones selling pumpkin flavored everything
  2. Salted caramel macarons from Mille Feuille Bakery. ( Its good I did not buy a box:P)20151004_1615263. XL sized earrings after ages! :) Photo on 10-4-15 at 12.38 PM4. Chipotle style indian fusion at Soho Tiffin Junction. Everything was super healthy and a little less-indian than I’d like but it was an interesting attempt. 20151004_1534335. When you don’t know if you want to wear brights, pastels or darks on your fingers ;)Have a fantastic week ahead. Be crazy. Be stupid. Be weird… whatever you want to be because life is too short to be anything but happy :)
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