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Baking Banana Bread in Lockdown

Hi there, and hope you are having a great week! I am continuing with my lockdown alphabet series posts and this week I am covering the letter B for “Baking” and “Banana Bread”!  So tell me honestly, did you bake banana bread or anything else during the lockdown? I am not much of a baker (or cook!) but my mother and sister have had a ball baking goodies for us in the kitchen through this entire lockdown period! What started with banana bread, cakes, brownies, and other sugary treats quickly transitioned to more serious experiments around garlic bread, pizza and…

September 10, 2020
Daily Sparkle, Fashion, In Vogue Wednesdays, Style

The Best Work From Home Wear: Athleisure

Hello there and welcome to my first post in the lockdown alphabet series. As mentioned before, over the next couple of weeks, I will be doing a series of posts on all things that made me happy or optimistic during this lockdown. And to keep things fun, I am following an alphabetical order!  I am kicking this off with A for “Athleisure”, a clothing trend I am so grateful I rediscovered during this lockdown! And a trend that helps keep Work From Home (WFH) attire comfortable, yet stylish. How, you ask? Well let me explain.  What is Atheleisure?  Athelesiure is…

September 2, 2020
Blog Features, Daily Sparkle, Inspired Mondays, Living, Positiveness, The Daily Muchness

Looking for Bright Spots in 2020!

Hello there and I do hope you are staying safe and (if it is possible for you) staying in. I promised I would blog more frequently, and over the last few days I have been planning what to write and put out here. But I haven’t really published anything because my regular content around travel and fashion just does not feel right for the times. After all, there is nothing regular about 2020!  I know we are all caught up in this “new normal” which has changed so many aspects of our lives. From realising the value of things we…

August 31, 2020
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Sparkle #206: Carpe Diem!

Hello everyone, how is it going? I am really feeling the Monday morning blues today – this week has not even started and so many to-do’s and action items are already piled up! It is definitely going to be a busy week ahead. I am so consumed with work, that I am unable to write something meaningful or inspirational for the Monday post. Thankfully, this amazing comic came to my rescue – it pretty much sums up what I am feeling. Here’s some food for thought as you start your Monday – hope we all have a productive week ahead!…

July 10, 2017
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Blog Features, Daily Sparkle, Etcetera, Leisurely Thursdays, Movies, Music, The Daily Muchness

Sparkle #205: Jazz It Up!

“If music be the food of love, play on.” ~ William Shakespeare Is there anyone on this planet who doesn’t identify with the power of music? Music is an art form which deeply touches your mind, heart and soul. Irrespective of genre and artist preferences, everybody has songs they turn to when they want to express a feeling, calm their minds or just relax and take a break! There are songs for memories both happy and sad, songs which can lift your spirits or put you in a thoughtful mood and songs which can describe your situation even when words fail. Music is a powerful medium that connects people and…

April 27, 2017