Sparkle #204: Spring has Sprung!

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Hello beautiful people, are you ready for spring? I know I am! Today is the Spring Equinox, which marks the beginning of spring across the world. Today is one of the only two days in the year when the day and… Continue Reading

All is Merry, All is Bright!

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Hello lovely people, are you ready for the holidays? I know I am! 2016 has been one crazy year (I have a feeling I say that for every year), and I am glad it is coming to an end. This year just… Continue Reading

Sparkle #201: Bright Lights on my Mind!

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October and the cool fall breeze is making me happy-giddy! And I have got fun, family, food and festivals on my mind all of this month. Since the festival of lights is just round the corner, I have been browsing a whole… Continue Reading

Sparkle #198: Fourth of July Sparkler Photography

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The Fourth of July weekend is just round the corner, and if you have not planned a mini getaway, then chances are you are having a nice summer party at home! If you plan to spend your weekend chilling with… Continue Reading

Sparkle #195: Last Minute Father’s Day Ideas

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Hello folks, how is June coming along for everyone? I am sure most of you are mad at me for not posting as often as I used to. But the last couple of weeks have been a little crazy for… Continue Reading

Sparkle #184: Easter Traditions for a Fun Holiday

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The last week of March is such a fabulous week. The weather starts clearing up, spring is round the corner and all around the world people are celebrating fun festivals like Holi or Easter! I read somewhere that Easter is a… Continue Reading

Color Me Crazy: Holi Happiness

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Today is Holi – the festival of colors, love, laughter and merrymaking. The Holi festival marks the end of winter and is a great way to welcome spring. Holi is probably one of the most chilled out Indian festivals ever –… Continue Reading

How to Get Your Happy On!

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Spring has finally sprung (yesterday was the Spring Equinox) and today UN is celebrating the International Day of Happiness. If you click this link, you can actually download a free Happiness Guidebook which is packed with ideas to create a happier… Continue Reading

Sparkle #182: Rainbow Recipes for a Lucky Day!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day people! I hope the luck of the Irish blesses us all today and forever! I am a strong believer of living by intention, so the more you think about all the luck you already have in your life, the… Continue Reading

Happy Women’s Day Ladies!

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Being a woman is a blessing which should be celebrated everyday, not just on 8 March! But since we got a day to ourselves, let’s take some time today and remember to: Be kind to ourselves and stop feeling guilty: we don’t have to… Continue Reading

Sparkle #169: The Giant List of Christmas DIYs

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Are you looking for fun stuff to do by yourself or with your family this holiday season? What better way to spend time together then to indulge in some interesting holiday DIYs. I came across a couple of very interesting DIYs… Continue Reading

Christmas Tree for the Year 2015

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2015 has been one crazy year! It has been full of both highs and lows, warm surprises, much awaited trips and some wonderful new beginnings. Of course, the most special thing about 2015 has been my blog – I am so glad I finally took out time to… Continue Reading

Secret Santa Fun!

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Secret Santa at work is always so much fun! I have a wonderful time thinking up surprises and gifts for my co-workers. I love decorating their desk, bringing goodies and planning what to get them for Christmas. This year, I was… Continue Reading

Sparkle #167: Winter Wonderland in London

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London lights up like magic during December, it seems the city brings out it’s best for Christmas. One of my favorite attractions in London during this time is Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park – a Christmas fair which is open during the months… Continue Reading

Sparkle #166: Vintage Holiday Cards

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Happy Monday folks! It’s almost Christmas, and I cannot wait until the holiday season officially kicks in sometime next week. With less than 10 days to go for Christmas, I have been obsessed with finding the perfect holiday cards which I… Continue Reading

Sparkle #165: Christmas Tree Decoration Themes

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I like coming up with a theme for decorating my Christmas tree every year. It is no fun to pile on all the ornaments in a random fashion on the tree. A themed Christmas tree on the other hand is… Continue Reading

Sparkle #164: Gorgeous Party Dresses

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Parties and December go hand in hand! Whether it is a Christmas get together, a holiday party at work or a New Year’s bash – going out gets more frequent in December. And every evening out is an excuse to go shopping and pick… Continue Reading

A Gold & White Christmas Tree!

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I am sure most of you have already decorated your Christmas tree. I typically do it in the second week of December, so I will be setting up mine over the weekend. I am still thinking about what theme I want to choose for… Continue Reading

Sparkle #162: Holiday Quotes for December!

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Happy Monday everyone! It’s the most wonderful time of the year. A time to be your most happy, shiny, bright and positive self. A time to reflect and hope, a time to be thankful for the present and optimistic about the future, a time… Continue Reading

Sparkle #161: Homemade Hot Chocolate Mixes

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A rich cup of hot chocolate can warm the coldest winter night and bring a smile on everyone’s face in the family. I love hot chocolate and it is probably the only dessert/drink where I indulge guilt free without wondering if healthy and… Continue Reading

Sparkle #160: Beauty Gifts Under $25

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Shopping for holiday gifts can be tiring, there are just so many different categories and options to choose from! I personally find that beauty samplers or gift boxes make for excellent holiday gifts (whether you are giving or receiving). If you pick up… Continue Reading

Sparkle #158: Countdown to Christmas

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Happy Monday people! December is officially the most wonderful time of the year. Everything around us radiates good vibes, positive energy and lots of happiness! To kick start the holiday cheer, I am doing a round up of some of my favorite… Continue Reading

Sparkle #157: Sample Thanksgiving Menu

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you are spending time with family today and feeling grateful for all the blessings in your life. The Thanksgiving night dinner is typically a big affair and it can take weeks of preparation to get the menu right. There is no… Continue Reading

Sparkle #156: T-Shirts Perfect for Thanksgiving

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Fashion is important, but comfort takes precedence when it comes to Thanksgiving. After all, one needs to make sure they are in their most relaxed attire to finish all the turkey and pie! These Thanksgiving themed sweatshirts and t-shirts are the perfect way to style your look… Continue Reading

Sparkle #155: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

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Thanksgiving is a great time to take a break and travel back home to be with family and friends. But if you are lucky enough to be in the same city as your family, you can actually use the holiday to… Continue Reading

Sparkle #154: Thanksgiving Wishes & Quotes

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Happy Monday folks! November is coming to an end, and this week is perhaps one of the most blessed weeks of the year. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, because it focuses on two very important aspects of our life –… Continue Reading

Rangoli Through The Years!

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Every year, for the festival of Diwali, I decorate the front yard of our house with a big, multi colored Rangoli pattern. A Rangoli is usually made during Diwali or any other auspicious Indian festival as a welcoming area for the Gods. It is… Continue Reading

Diwali: A Time for Lights, Color, Sparkle & New Beginnings!

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Hello my lovelies, are you excited about November? This month has started on a high and festive note for those in India as people across the country get together to celebrate the biggest festival of the year – Diwali. Diwali, also known as the “festival of… Continue Reading