Thursday, May 14, 2015

My Travel Essentials

I always try to be a light traveler! Notice the word try. No matter how much effort I put into packing light, I have a few travel Essentials that are always with me, most places I go. Trust me they look like a lot but when it comes down to packing, the weight ain't that much.

1. Bag of Choice: Coach Backpack. This is my I've-had-this-for-years-aint-no-one-like-you-backpack. My husband made me a backpack addict and as much as I love carrying bags but trust me when one's on vacation- once you have a pack you never go back ;)

2. My phone. I am ashamed to admit that I am one of those, who really can't live without their phone. More than calls or messages, I use it to take random-memory making hundreds of pictures.

3. A few (read 2 to 3, sometimes 4 to 5) sets of rings. I am a ring person and thats usually the only piece of jewellery (other than my wedding ring) that I like wearing.

4. Headphones. Cos everyone needs to shut out the rest of the world once in a while.

5. Note pad. Now this my seem a bit random but its amazing how many things you will start noting down when you are travelling. Hotel addresses, phone numbers, places to check out and no, I don't like doing the above on my phone.

6. Toilet Seat Sanitiser. I came across this when I was at a chemist and it's never left my side since.

7. Sunscreen. I don't need to get into the benefits of carrying this. Though I got to admit most often than not, doesn't leave my bag *guilty face*

8. Perfume of choice: Chanel no 5, its small, handy and heavenly


10. Lipstick

11. My eyeliner I just can't live without anymore

12. Cat-eyed sunglasses, my new shape of choice

13. Makeup!

14. Watch of choice: Michael Kors

15. Chappals. Never under estimate the power of a good pair of slippers. Especially when you are visiting a tropical place.

16. Makeup

17. Lipbalm. I like to keep my lips hydrated at all times, especially during long, flights.

18. A good moisturiser in a small compact bottle. Warning: It can be quite addictive

19. A sweet smelling deodorant.

20. My newest discovery, facial mist which are especially handy for long road trips 

What are your travel essentials? I would love to hear from you :)

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Doors of Pondi

The best way to really see a city is to walk! And that's exactly what Karan and I do the minute we land in a new place. 
Keeping that in mind off we went for a nice long stroll through the beautiful french quarters of Pondicherry. En route I managed to coax my husband into taking some nice pictures of mine ;) and forced him to reluctantly pose for one too! 
What struck me the most about this pretty little place, apart from the friendly doggies is the array of beautiful and fascinating doors! Each door had it's own character and interesting elements. Thus I gave into temptation and clicked what I would like to call the "Door Series"
Hope you enjoy seeing it as much as I enjoyed clicking it.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Palais De Mahe: Pondicherry

On my recent visit to Pondicherry, due to a last minute mess-up on our hotels end, we lucked out and ended up shifting out stay to hotel Palais De Mahe.
Its a really cute, smallish property located in the french quarters in Pondicherry (also known as white town)
Everything from the decor, to the style of furniture was keeping in mind the old colonial style of that area. 
The best part of our stay was the hospitality of the hotel staff and the adorable pool right outside our room (we must have spent at least 70% of our time there)
I can't stop recommending this place enough and it should be on your must visit place the next time you are in Pondi

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Summer Print

Taking advantage of this past long weekend, as is our custom, the husband and I took off on a short but sweet trip to Pondicherry.
It was my first visit here. Something I've wanted to do for a very long time. Although the next time we will make sure to visit during winters.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Saturday night strive

Sometimes there are days when you have to go out on a Saturday night and you stand in-front of your wardrobe, see 50 pairs of outfits and realise you have nothing to wear. Happens to me more often than not.