Insta Love # 2

June 10, 2014

Oh dear Instagram, aren’t you just full of the best visual inspiration???

Seriously, it’s just so awesome to scroll through one’s IG feed and come across picture after picture which just blow your mind away. For this week’s roundup of some of my current favourite Instagrammers, I ended up being drawn to a lot of brown…and there are 2 wedding photographers in the mix as well. Go figure!

Insta Love

01 // The beachArielle Vey: Sun and sand, what more can one want?

02 // Joshua Tree ElopementLogan Cole Photo: Can I get married all over again?

03 // Wedding DressSidney Morgan Photo: See #02 above.

04 // Wooden Spoon + ShavingsAriele Alasko: The most amazing wood worker!

Whose pictures on Instagram have you been drooling over lately?

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Maldives: A Photo Diary

June 9, 2014

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Last weekend, the husband and I headed to Maldives to celebrate our first anniversary. We had the most amazing time at the Taj Exotica resort. The island, and the views, just seemed like stuff that you see only in magazines. The place was a visual treat. The blue-green waters, the horizon in the distance, the clouds in the skies, the sunsets, the plunge pool, the storm, the starry skies, the rainbow, the decadent food, the “selfies”, the popcorn, the flowers, the spa, the long walks, the conversations… oh, everything about that weekend was magical. It was the most perfect kind of anniversary weekend!

And oh yes, we totally did see Game of Thrones while on holiday… how could we have missed the Viper vs the Mountain’s epic fight (though I swear, nothing prepared me for THAT scene!).

Happy Monday, you guys! Have a fun week ahead!

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Currently: June 2014

June 6, 2014

Currently

Reading: nothing at the moment, but some books on Elise’s list seem very interesting

Watching: Game of Thrones, still. That last episode was like OUCH! I still have the season finale of Grey’s Anatomy to catch up on, but don’t know when I will get around to that.

Working: on creating a menu plan for the next two weeks. I’ve realised that I don’t do too well without a menu plan. I can’t just swing it. Even the thought of swinging it, when it comes to meal planning, makes me anxious and leads to silly last minute running around like a headless chicken!

Loving: the idea of making an effort to have a “perfect day” at least once a month. A great one from Caylee! It’s such a simple, but totally worth-it kind of an idea.

Craving: for some Bengali comfort food. Last month’s trip to Oh Calcutta wasn’t sufficient or good enough to take care of my craving. I probably need to discover some new Bengali food places.

Wanting: to adapt a more intentional living style. I often find myself wasting my “free time” without much to show for it. I have tons of projects planned and I know I need to manage my time better to get around to completing them

Struggling: to keep up with Project Life. While I am all caught up on my Project Life journal (where I record day-to-day happenings + layouts for the weeks), I am only about 8 weeks done as far as the actual album is concerned. This is exactly what I meant when I spoke about trying to create a more intentional living style.

Feeling: like I will never truly learn to be confident. I indulge in a lot of self-doubt, sometimes to unhealthy levels, and it helps no one.

Waiting: to implement my “creative morning” routine. I am so excited about this personal project and I promise to share details here if I manage some success with this.

Hoping: to clean out my closets of even more junk over the next couple of weekends. I am loving my relatively leaner wardrobe now and am focused on filling it with pieces that make me feel loved. There is no point in hanging onto clothes (and things) that make you feel unhappy for whatever reason.

Looking: out for some practical yet fun pieces to add to my “work” wardrobe. In my world, cleaning out closets = room to buy more. Now, I don’t want to buy stuff just for the sake of buying, but rather build over my closet meaningfully and intentionally.

Excited: about making some hummus and falafel this weekend. I have been meaning to make these for a while now, but somehow haven’t gotten around to it. I hope they turn out okay.

Planning: to join a Zumba class later this month. Of all the workout formats that I have tried, Zumba has been my favourite (and quite effective too). I have found a studio (somewhat) near to my workplace which offers Zumba classes and I am excited about adding it to my (currently non-existent) routine

Dreaming: about finally having my desk and chair at home. This one year of living without one has weirdly impacted the pace of my personal (mostly memory-keeping) projects. I know, it sounds like a super silly excuse, but somehow, to me, having a desk and chair somehow forces discipline! We’ve added a desk and chair to our room in the new house, and I cannot already wait to move in!

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You and I and We

June 2, 2014

Wedding

You love Arnab Goswami.
I think he’s just noise pollution.
We sit in separate rooms when he comes on TV.

You can watch TV all Saturday and Sunday.
I will probably die if that’s what I had to do.
We don’t watch TV all Saturday and Sunday.

You love that “photocopy” song.
I want to kill someone when that song comes on the radio.
We tolerate that song.

You let me play my kind of music when we are in the car together, despite the protests.
I don’t get a lot of your kind of music.
We take turns playing our kind of music in the car.

You forgive and forget.
I forgive (sometimes), but I always remember.
We fight because you forgive and I can’t forget.

You work like a maniac.
I work like a maniac.
We understand each other’s work.

You love teasing me that I seem to know ALL the old songs.
I love old songs.
We have fun listening to Throwback Thursday on VH1.

You never stop me from shopping, ever.
I love shopping.
We spend a lot of time (and money) shopping.

You have been bitten by the travel bug.
I have been bitten by the travel bug.
We are gonna spend a lot of time (and money) travelling!!!

You love surprising me.
I try to surprise you.
We end up surprising each other with the SAME surprise!!!

You love that I can be one of the boys.
I love that you are my man.
We love hanging out together.

You get my eccentricities.
I get your eccentricities.
We love each other, despite our eccentricities!

Happy anniversary, dear husband! It’s a been an amazing year, and I am so looking forward to many more!

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This Weekend…

May 29, 2014

…couldn’t come any sooner! I am impatiently waiting for the week to end, so that the weekend celebrations can begin!

MaldivesWe are off to Maldives for 3 days to celebrate our first wedding anniversary! It seems kinda unbelievable that a year has gone by since we got married. Well, it’s been an eventful year, and I am so happy that I am on this awesome journey with my best-est friend in the world, and with all the love and support of our families.

Oh, and I have to tell you the story behind this trip. A few months back, the husband and I decided that we would go to Goa for our anniversary. Even as our anniversary came closer, we didn’t quite discuss this. Then, I wanted to plan a surprise for him, and impulsively ended up booking tickets to Maldives. One Friday night, I gave him the printouts of the tickets, and I expected him to be thrilled. He just laughed. And this is how the conversation went:

Me: Why are you laughing? Why is this funny?
Him: Because I have booked us on the same flight, on exactly the same dates.

Let’s just say, it WAS funny! And also kinda romantic! :) :) I haven’t stopped telling this story since that Friday night! This one’s absolutely golden.

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