Wrapping your Wanderlust

As many jet setters will testify, a lace edged Maneesha Ruia wrap or shawl is a travel essential. Cobweb light, incredibly warm and stylish, her wraps, scarves and ponchos are made with a mix of fine cashmere and merino, touches of  fur, suede and lace. They are not available easily in India but you can spot them…

‘Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion’ at the V&A

For anyone in the fashion industry, studying fashion design, in the fashion editorial space or fringing it,  visiting this exhibition at the V&A, London  is worth it. Spanish designer Cristobal Balenciaga , known as the couturier’s couturier, created silhouettes that are iconic and familiar today even if you don’t know who he was. The baby doll,…

Fab India: The #Indigo collection

Every year Fab India launches an Indigo collection that sells out. Or at least the best pieces sell out very fast. I personally think everyone should have one indigo dyed fabric in his or her cupboard. If you can get personally to the source even better but if not Fab India’s natural dye collection created with traditional techniques…

Longchamp Fall Winter 2017 : In the Bag

Inspired by the 70’s Parisienne and life, French brand Longchamp has four new offerings for FW 2017.  Take a sneak preview and yes, you can pre -order now. I loved Penelope Arty which pays homage to artist Victor Vasserley and op art . I have been fascinated by the work of both Victor Vasserley and Sonia Delaunay both  eminent names in…

Stocking up for summer

Ananda the mountian spa has relaunched  its spa and wellness range in new packaging. I have tried their products in an earlier avatar but if I were to choose one product from this new offering it would be the juniper, grapefruit and cypress body oil   for cellulite and lymphatic drainage .  Of course it works best if…

Ready for a #Laser Face Lift ?

‘The trend started with Botox and fillers and now is moving more towards non- invasive methods.’ Dr Abhijit Desai  Laser facial rejuvenation or  The Laser Facial is one of the fastest growing non- intervention, non- surgical cosmetic procedures for women and men in their late thirties to early seventies. At a basic level, Laser facials…

GOING #VEGAN –ISH

In January this year, Vogue asked me for my healthy New Year resolutions and I said “going vegan and partially raw”.  Brave words for someone with my lifestyle. Pretentious too. But the words were out there in the Jan fitness issue and it was a good time to recalibrate. Veganism, sustainability, gluten free, low carb,…

#Hand #Masks for softer, smoother hands

Sephora‘s range of hand masks makes moisturising hands easier and much more convenient. No icky, gloopy lotion staining sofa covers or book pages or blurring phone screens – yes, been there, done that. Like face masks, hand masks deliver  an intense burst of moisture and nourishment in pre- moisturised sheets. Unlike face masks which tend to be…

#Easy #Healthy Brekkie

  Here is a super easy no- carb, protien rich breakfast to keep you healthy and full until lunch. 1 large cup green beans cleaned and chopped 1/2  cup carrots cleaned chopped ( use the same cup for measuring ) Mix and microwave on regular for four minutes. That will keep the colours fresh and the…

Sleeping Potion

Having trouble sleeping ? Here is a recipe I tried recently for a good night’s sleep from The Green Cleanse Bible. It isn’t green but it is simple, delicious and surprisingly soporific. I tbsp oats I tsp honey I cup chamomile tea – make tea and cool down separately then add to blender I whole banana…

Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass #Seattle

American glass artist Dale Chihuly has his work in over 200 museums and has been awarded eleven honorary doctorates for his work in glass. It is difficult to describe his work at  Chihuly Garden and Glass  in Seattle– It is spectacular, phantasmagoric, just plain beautiful and a bit overwhelming. You need a little time to wander…

Into The #SkinPantry with Colette Austin

 Mumbai based  indie  brand,The Skin Pantry has ben started by media professional Colette Austin who runs her own advertising and design agency. A carefully created range of butters, dews, drenches,clays and masks, The Skin Pantry’s delicious sounding menu  has its fair share of loyalists already . I swear by her  vanilla face drench  especially on flights…