HOW TO TRAVEL IN STYLE

Like fashion, travel is a privilege, not a right. Consulting a full length mirror shouldn’t be optional just because you’ll spend the next 12 hours of your life in a dark cabin. When the lights flick on you will be caught with your sweatpant drawer ensemble, and will continue in the footsteps of every forgettable traveler, ever. Just because travel is complicated  (from delays to detentions), dressing for aesthetics doesn’t have to be. Here are my 4 rules for “How to Travel in Style” (and comfort, always.)
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FUR COAT: FIRSTS IN ICELAND

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Atop the Hallgrímskirkja Church in Reykjavik

My recent trip to Iceland was filled with many firsts: traveling as an engaged couple, seeing the northern lights, driving through a volcano-side river, and eating foods like shark and whale, etc. Adventures one could write a story book about. Getting lost in the experience of Iceland is easy. But every experience in Iceland is rooted in the country’s natural beauty. Among all the firsts, my trip also had a very unexpected “second-first”: my first fur coat my first, secondhand, fur coat. Continue reading

HOW TO WEAR WHITE IN WINTER | #GIVEAWAY

how-to-wear-white-in-winter-no-nonsense-giveaway-christmas-in-new-york-dc-fashion-blogger-nyc-fashion-blogger-indian-fashion-blogger-winter-fashion-1My holidays kicked off last weekend with a stroll through the Bryant Park Winter Village in New York City. Surrounded by charming art shops and Trump protests, my outfit had to be chic yet on-the-go-ready. This holiday season I am giving away a pair of No Nonsense jean leggings, like the ones I am wearing here, with a few tips on How to Wear White in Winter. Continue reading

KEEPING STORYTELLING ALIVE WITH COMCAST XFINITY

KEEPING STORYTELLING ALIVE WITH COMCAST XFINITYI am a first generation American who has been blessed to visit my parents’ home country of India twice in my lifetime.  While I often blog about the perfect Prada pump or styling myself for the opera, the truth is, my family comes from a place that is much more beautiful than any material thing.  Years of dreaming, believing, and working hard, has grown our roots in the USA strong but our roots from India much too far.

On my last trip to India, at the tender age of eighteen, I returned to the village of my grandfather’s farm in Gujarat.  As I walked through our generations-old corn grove, one hand touching the plants as they do in the movies, I heard stories I’ll never forget. Continue reading

NAUTICAL STYLE IN HAVRE DE GRACE

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One of my favorite things about living in Washington, DC is the wonderful weekend getaways and day trips nearby that can fill up an entire season.  In just an hour or two, one can be on a local beach, in a fox village, or in a boating town.  This year  I promised myself I’d seek out new destinations, new experiences, and new perspectives in the same world.  Which brings us to Havre de Grace. Continue reading

TEA INDIA AT THE CABIN #GETYOURKADAK

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A moment of joy always follows a sip of chai.  The warmth of each sip floods one with memories of the best ordinary things.  Chai from mother’s hands.  Chai after a dawat (a family feast).  Chai with favorite childhood biscuits.  The warmth fills inside and out.  That is why a variety of Tea India chais was the perfect thing to pack for a relaxing weekend getaway to a cabin in the woods. Continue reading