December 25, 2013

Christmas in New York City!

If you have been reading my blog since the past year, you will know of my epic trip to NYC last December. Everything around me was so happy and decked up for christmas! Though I never took pictures with the special intent of making a blog-post on Christmas, it has nevertheless popped up in most of my pictures from back then.

Each picture tells a story!
 This is a picture from the Raph Lauren store in SoHo. Soho has stores of the top brands, from LV to Chanel to Gucci! And they're pretty snooty too. But they are beautifully decked up for the holiday season.

This is the gigantic christmas tree at Bryant Park. In the heart of New York, this place is ablaze with christmas spirit. With carols playing in the background, and people skating at the ice-rink, its a jolly place! It has these tiny stalls, as seen in the pictures below, selling holiday knick-nacks.

This picture has been included for the sole purpose that my outfit reminds me of Santa Claus! Avanti, a dear friend, came to visit me in NY and spend the holidays!

A giantic snowflake crowns the crowd at Columbus square. The temperature was a mere 2 degrees, yet the sun shone down and made everything glint and shine!

Just a shoe picture. Its funny how a random picture about nothing specific brings back a lot of memories!

The largest Macy's Store in the world, at Herald Square, with pretty christmas decoration. PS: I never went in, as I have a special aversion to overly huge and crowded places!

The Grand Central Station looks stately with its single huge christmas wreath. This station is like a CST of sorts(for Mumbaikars), with so many lines connecting to it!
This is a picture of the Giant LCD screen at Times Square. And hey, there's me! Another inordinately crowded place full of excited tourists. To my credit, I hardly look excited!

The hopes and dreams confetti wall-At Times Square. Thousands of people write down their wishes on little pieces of coloured confetti, and pin them up-The confetti is then released from top of the tower, during Time's Square's gala new year celebrations at 12am!

Me at the Anthropologie Store in Philly.  Check the post about the store! My bag merrily sings the popular carol, Let it Snow :)

This small christmas cute tree in my sister's bedroom window overlooks the snowy scene below. What a magical sight!

A view of the Museum of Modern Art, doesn't the Japanese Garden look pristine?

Mmmmmm I still have dreams about this breakfast. French Toast, Strawberries, the fluffiest Waffles you could ever have, topped with oodles of whipped cream!

Pictures from the Cross County Mall, where some real christmas sale shopping happened around this time last year :D

Hope you enoyed the pictures and hope they put you in a Christmassy mode, if you were'nt. Happy Holidays Everyone! :)


December 24, 2013

An Evening Stroll

(1)Sometimes I like to dress up when I take random walks around the campus. Well, minus the hat, because the sun was setting.  But it just completed the outfit for the pictures! Which brings me to my life-long woe- 'Why don't more people in India wear hats?' It is a sunny, hot, UV-ray infested country afterall!

(2)I cannot be bothered to iron clothes, that might just be my biggest sartorial flaw! I cannot. Unless its a wedding or an event I'm attending, I will not iron my clothes. Hence the creases. I have a friend who obsessively irons-out every crease in her pajamas before she sleeps. So you know what I'm up against!

(3)This darling little necklace from Ginger is just the best thing ever. It brightens up my day. Three little neon birds sitting cozily on your neck! Awesomeness.

Outfit Details
Necklace-Ginger, Lifestyle
Tee-The same


December 19, 2013

Travel Post: The Pink City


My Jaipur trip was surreal. Jaipur has this ethereal royal beauty, that must be experienced, to be truly imagined. The walled city markets, abound with a treasure-tove of  things to be bought by the over-excited me, romantic old palaces and forts of delicate grandeur, cold moonlight December nights, and a general atmosphere of royalty, and an old culture well preserved.

The best part was, that I attended a wedding of a friend whilst I was there. Weddings in Rajasthan are a flurry of non-stop activity, celebration, and finery. The days passed by in a haze of merrymaking. And yes, dancing on the streets as the Groom's 'baarat' (procession) was super fun!

The pictures don't even capture half of it. But I hope you get a little peak through my eyes, anyway :)

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