A sweet and eclectic Mumbai home

When Ranjani Iyengar got married and moved to Mumbai 2 years ago she was faced with the task of designing and styling her brand new home. A task that may seem daunting in many ways to some, became her ‘dream come true’.

Ranjani, a close friend of mine, is one of the most creative souls I have ever met. As founder and owner of a leading creative company, Pink Whistle Man, her sense of style is quirkly, neat and ethnic all mixed in one. This is clearly reflected in her home. Here’s a sneak peek of Ranjani’s lovely and vibrant home.

To New Beginnings

Hello Dear Readers,

I hope you all had a great start to 2015. I’ve had a fabulous time so far. :)

I am so excited to share that I will be starting an all new Home Tours section for LifeLoveDecor. Those who know me well, know that I am obsessed with houses, and all things decor. Having seen beautiful homes on blogs like Design Sponge and Inside Outside, I have always wanted to share homes that are beautiful to me.

So look out for my new post on Home Tours. I do hope you’ll like it.

Happy New Year!

A Very Merry Christmas

Hello Dear Reader, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas in whatever part of the world you are in.

I for one, had a fabulous Christmas at my Parent’s home in Vellore. This year we had one more addition to our family, our Golden Retriever puppy, Czar. There were many failed attempts at dressing him up in a Santa Hat and Reindeer Ears – Hopefully he’ll come around next year. :)

The best part of Christmas for me, is spending time with the family and we always have the most fun during a meal, around the table. I am still stuffing my face with my mother’s delicious Christmas Cake (a traditional Portuguese recipe).

So, just popping in to wish you all a wonderful Christmas – one filled with Love & Peace. :)

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal

My husband and I felt that it was about time we needed a short vacation, to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and of course, the stress of work but most importantly the sweltering Indian Summer. We didn’t have to look too far. Along with a couple of friends we spent this much needed break in the lovely and quaint, Kodaikanal.

Apart from the disastrous journey by bus ( Strongly do not recommend this mode of transport to those travelling from Chennai), the weather was AMAZING. Wish I could have stayed for longer – but work beckons. Sigh.

Hope you have a great week ahead.

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal

 

My Fort Kochi.

Hello Everyone.

Who doesn’t love visiting their home town? When I was a child, my mother would take me every two months to Fort Cochin, Kerala – the place where she was born and where she grew up. I spent every summer of my childhood playing at the once-beautiful beach, eating amazing and fresh sea food, getting chewed by mosquitoes, and reading old copies of Hello Magazine, courtesy my Ammachi, (Grandmum).

Unfortunately, ever since my Ammachi passed away over a decade ago, the trips have become shorter and fewer. But we endeavor to make a trip at least once a year. This time, it was a reunion of sorts with family flying in from abroad. And it was also the first time I was going back with my new husband. :)

Needless to say, we had an AMAZING time and as always. complained about how short a vacation it was. :)

Kochi or Cochin has changed in leaps and bounds – that’s the thing with tourism, you see growth and lots of change. Old houses converted into new hotels, old eating joints into new trendy restaurants. But no matter the influx of change, the beauty of Kochi will always remain.

So, here are a few pictures of My Kochi – The Way it was & The Way it is. :)