Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ireland - The Emerald Isle (Part 2)

Hey so I am back with the much-awaited (!?) part deux of my trip to the Emerald Isle. If you missed reading the part one, you can do that here. The trip to Cliffs of Moher was on the later half of my one-day trip around the Irish countryside. After lunching at a pub in the cute little village of Doolin, we headed down to these magnificent nature-made structures.

The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's number 1 tourist attraction (so the tour guide informed us). Most recently, they were in the news for their appearance in the Harry Potter movies. One of the scenes from the Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was filmed right here at the Cliffs. So there you go, a little movie trivia made this place even more exciting for me to visit!

Castle ruins while driving around the scenic villages near Galway. Well, come to think of it, once a King and His Queen really lived in here...
The majestic cliffs of Moher overlooking the beautiful blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The cliffs are around 200 mt (702ft.) in height and you can walk along the length of the cliffs.

The skies around Dublin and almost over all the Ireland are always cloudy. It rains a lot there, thanks to the currents from the Atlantic Ocean..

This is a stone round structure called the O'Brien's Tower. It was primarily used as a watchtower in the olden days.

Got some incredible views of the dark blue waters from the cliffs

You can actually sit by the edge of the cliffs, that was quite dangerous but nevertheless exciting. They have absolutely no fencing along the 8km long walkway. 

Yep, that's me..a couple of years back :)

Enjoying the stunning views of the Atlantic and the Aran Islands

Drove by the Coast Road back to Galway and stopped at Connemara to walk on this lunar like landscape of the Burren

my Galway Tour companion

Cute little sheep

Did you spot the Leprechaun Head right in the rocks?

 Time to fly back was a pleasure flying Aer Lingus!

 Well, well! While flying over Greenland, the captain announced that owing to clear skies (which is very rare) we were presented with stunning views of the snow-capped mountains. It was one of the breath-taking things I have ever seen..almost like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

So, there was my truly magical day out in typical Irish countryside. I have to admit it was kinda odd being a lone traveler...I surely missed my hubs back in the States. Next time, hopefully, the two of us make it out to this beautiful country. 

Anyhow, I would highly recommend visiting Ireland and get to know the Gaelic culture and the happy-go-lucky people out here!

Monday, November 18, 2013

PC Style

The Indian Fashion Blogger community hosted an Instagram challenge last month. As a part of the Fashion Icon theme the other day, I posted this pic of fave stye diva! And then I thought to myself, why hadn't recreated this look? I had a similar pair of denims and top and shoes too.

This girl, by the way, totally rocks by the way, day in day out she looks fab, and her impeccable dressing style is to die for - She rocks the traditional Lehengas, Manish Malhotra Anarkalis (may I add, that they are a B-town uniform now, which by the way have started to become yawn-inducing), saris varying from kanjeevarams to sexy net saris. And with the same panache, she carries of the mini skirts, Red Carpet Gown looks, colored denims and so much more. I think it would be safe to say that before Sonams and the Deepikas, PC was the IT girl in the B-town Fashion world.

So here you go, Today I am pulling a page out of fashion icon's lookbook. Today, I am doing it PC style!

Express Denims (as seen here) | Zara Top | Bandolino pumps via DSW (as seen here) | Target Blazer
Earrings gift from Mom

Well, hello there!

P.S.: I have tried a new hair style do you like it?

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Recently, I read this book, which is actually quite talked about in the social circles these days. The book is actually good, very candidly written and is absolutely funny read. It's a straight insight to her life, from a chubby kid/ teenager to a struggling actor/ nanny/ assistant to a very successful comedian writer/ actor in hit TV series. I am sucker for real life success stories, and this one fits the bill. 

She's like the everyday girl; her habits, stories, are so relateable. Mindy has made lot of references to her early days in New England, especially the areas where I have lived like my first five years in the US (which really connected well with me). Her days in NYC are one adventure to read esp the part where shes babysitting a couple of girls. She totally reaffirms my belief that Life in NYC is ALWAYS HAPPENING!

The best part of the book for me was her career as one of the writers for The Office. I am a huge fan of all the characters - Michael Scott (played by Steve Carrell) at the top - and she dishes out the behind-the-scenes stories, especially her frenemy Dwight aka Rainn Wilson and her buddies B. J. Novak, Angela and Pam. I got so nostalgic after finishing the book that I got back to watching The Office till the very last episode (I had 2-3 seasons still left from the pack). I was short of being teary-eyed when Michael Scott left, Jim and Pam lovey bits and the very last episode. I am not sure if it will be as entertaining to read the book if you haven't watched The Office. Well, Ms. Kaling does reaffirm the theory that you gotta be yourself to make it.

Moving to the Outfit of the Day, I wore this look to a Stella and Dot Trunk show hosted by fellow DC fashion blogger Karen in honor of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Blazers for fall, now that's a no-brainer, ain't it?

 MANGO Blazer, last seen here (similar) | LOFT Striped Top (similar, similar) | Express Skinny Denims
| Statement necklace from Groopdealz | Payless Cognac-colored Pumps |

Sunday, November 3, 2013

~* Happy Diwali *~

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Diwali! May the colors of Rangoli and the sound of crackers be just a start to a year full of colorful joys, happy moments and unlimited fun!

Onto my Diwali inspired outfit post, I wore this beautiful Anarkali dress to a Diwali shindig at a friend's place last weekend. What I love about an Anarkali, is the amount of the rich fabric weaved into the a perfect flare to it. Makes me feel like an Indian princess, which was perfect 'cause Halloween was in the same week as Diwali..two birds in one stone, eh? :)

Bee-tee-w, I can't believe I am posting right in the middle of Diwali festivities! I dunno how (!!) but, I am get super-energetic and enthusiastic during the Diwali time. So, I was always gonna find time to blog along with making Diwali goodies, diya decorations, cooking lunches and dinners (and potlucks), ironing saris/ suits and dressing up of course (my most favorite thing about Diwali).
Well, a blogger gotta do what she gotta do, right? ;)

P.S.: This is a Diwali-outfit post, so (obviously) it's a picture-heavy post!

Anarkali dress from Kalki, Santacruz (Mumbai) | Kundan earrings from Sia Jewelry 
| Peep-toes from Payless | Bag gift from mum |


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