Tea Party (2)

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Tea Party (2)

One of the activities which makes me feel most elegant and graceful is an old fashioned tea party. Be it an extravagant affair at the sea lounge or a private tea party at home. Something about the classic tea party feels Très Chic to me. Even when I was a little girl, I had a white ceramic tea set with pink flowers on it, and I’d gather up all my dolls and play hostess, Some of my favorite childhood moments have been with imaginary tea.

One of my best memories of an actual tea party (with real tea and people) was when I visited Bombay. On a sunny January afternoon, we strolled around Colaba followed by a lavish High Tea at the Sea Lounge at the iconic Taj Mahal Hotel, where we chose from a variety of teas (or coffees or other beverages), and tried an assortment of snacks like scones, pastries, chaat, and other savory snacks, till we put ourselves into a food coma, while over looking the gateway and enjoying the colonial treat that is the Taj.

Other more humble memories are having tea parties at home, with some store bought cookies (when I don’t have over my friends/cousins who bake), and fresh sandwiches, and of course a variety of teas to choose from.

Its all about making the best memories, with the best of your friends, and naturally good tea. Of course some yummy snacks never hurt anyone.

Until next time, enjoy yourself!

xo
M

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Rosé

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Rosé

Rosé is one of my favorite wines, second only to a beautiful Riesling, especially during summer months (ahem), and in tropical India, it works almost all year round.

Life is always better with Rosé filled glasses (see what I did there, hehe).

xo
M

OJ

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OJ

I’m not one for diets, but latest dietary fad, and one which I am completely on board with is “cold pressed juices”. No added sugars, no heat, no processing, no added preservatives just plain old fruit crushed (or cold pressed) into a juice. A win-win for the lazy lot (ahem!) and it feels “healthy”, like you know you’re doing something great for your body.

Like yoga in a bottle.

Of course, there are many many fruit and vegetable options, but my favorite one is the classic OJ. Its sunshiny goodness feels refreshing on a summer day. I know it probably feels like a LOT of talk for good old OJ. But when you make an actual effort to eat clean, it deserves to be acknowledged.

*OMG* My biggest revelation at this moment is, I know exactly how Vegans feel.

Until next time, eat clean and train dirty.

xo
M

600th Post

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600th Post

Just realized that I’m about to write my 600th post, and come November my little blog turns 5. I am overjoyed and ever so grateful! This place has meant more to me than words can express, a place to write, to read other lovely posts, to get inspired, and most importantly a place that is all mine.

600 posts, I know doesn’t seem like a lot, but any milestone deserves to be celebrated. So to all of you, my lovely followers, thank you! Thank you for staying during my inconsistent days, thank you for the community.

Thank you.

xo
M