Today many of us are struggling to find our new context in the world. We are being pushed to reconsider our culture, religion, social beliefs and roots. But, we do not need to reconsider the good that we are. We just need to further embrace it. The first step for me, is doing it through fashion. Continue reading
I 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
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