Love Is In The Air

Hey my lovelies. Hope you are doing great.

With the month of love still upon us, I ponder over the frequently asked question.

What is love? Love has millions of definitions. Each person perceives and manifests it in his own way. According to me, love is the greatest emotion of all. Nothing is above this sweet and happy emotion. It’s also an unconditional promise, a lifelong commitment to someone – with no barriers of age, caste, creed, sex, whatsoever.

How do you know it’s love? Love can be felt by the warmth that fills the cockles of your heart. You know you’re in love when you indulge in sweet gestures and little things that may go unnoticed but matter the most to you. Holding hands, long hugs, shy smiles, shoulder kisses, the drive-safe texts, sweet somethings, and a lot more. It’s these tiny things that make you sense the loving and longing more than ever before. It’s easy to plan sophisticated nights out but when someone makes you feel really happy by just doing small things, that’s when you know you’ve got something really special!

So as the season of love continues to spread its sweet magic all around, I’m motivated to share some love quotations from a few of my favourite movies. Don’t just read them, feel them from your insides of your heart, and you might just fall in love too.

That’s it!

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What I Wore This V-Day!

Hey my lovely readers. Hope everyone is doing good. There’s a lovely news that I’m waiting to share with you. I have crossed 15k hits on my blog and want to thank all of you for your love and support. I am profoundly grateful to this blogging community.

Yesterday being the Valentine’s Day, I guess all of you must have spent good times with your dear ones in special ways. I too went for a drive with my family and close friends to the beachside followed by a cozy dinner date. And yes I had an amazing time, especially after the very discerning 2020 owing to the pandemic. The one thing that I really loved was my Valentine outfit. Yeah, I wore this cute white silk shirt with little hearts all over and teamed it up with blue denim jeans and silver hoops. The gorgeous shirt available at Vivanya FashionIndia’s Fashion Destination totally stole my heart the moment I spotted it and I knew I had to buy it for Valentine’s Day. Secretly, I was overjoyed with all the admiration I was receiving. Also, because I was happily collaborating with the brand – being a blogger.

So, here’s presenting you a glimpse of my V-Day outfit. Vivanya Fashion is a lovely fashion destination for smart wear across all ages and I’m sure you would love it too. Try it to believe it!

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5 Cute & Romantic Ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Hey my lovely readers! What’s up? With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, all those in love are gearing up to celebrate the day with their special ones. Reaching at your Valentine’s door with gifts, flowers, cards or letters is so passe! So if going for a candlelight dinner or a movie date is not your idea of celebrating Valentine, fret not. With the whole of last year being so different and dramatic, I understand that you’re looking for dreamy ways to share some bright and happy moments with your special someone this year.

Here are five cute and romantic V-Day Date ideas that you can choose from and make your V-Day even more memorable.

  • Take a Dance Lesson Together

A variety of dance lessons are now being offered online. Choose the style you want – tango, tap, salsa or ballroom – and get grooving to the beats together. This will not only help you develop a stronger bond with your partner but also bring you both closer. Better still, you can set up a dance floor at home, play your favourite music and dance like there’s no tomorrow. How’s that!

  • Watch a Comedy Show Together

It is said that the couple that laughs together, stays together. So, this Valentine’s Day, ditch the traditional dates and book a comedy show with your partner. Sometimes even comedians enjoy talking about love and relationships, and I’m sure you will surely find something you can relate to. However, if you don’t prefer going out then curl up on the couch, grab a cosy blanket, switch on Netflix and get watching those hilarious stand-up specials along with some lovely food and drinks. Tch, tch!

  • Craft Something Nice Together

Who doesn’t love a handmade gift on Valentine’s Day? I’m sure most of us do. So, step up your game this V-Day and make your special one something that is super easy to make and yet meaningful to both of you. It could be a beautiful DIY gift such as a cute handmade card, a garland of hearts, handmade heart pillow or a photo booth.

  • Have a Bake-Off

Baking is an entertaining and constructive way to spend some time with your significant other. Instead of ordering something from the local patisserie, consider a fun and interactive cooking experience with your companion. You can also prepare some chits in cooking experience where you will provide each other a mystery basket of ingredients and set the timer. You then have to make something out of those ingredients and within the stipulated time. Finally, you both can also fill out score cards to decide whose cooking skills are superior. Brownie points for anything heart shaped, of course!

  • Do a Role Play Wearing Costume

This might sound a little different from the rest but trust me this is an incredible idea to spend your day together while having lots of fun together. All you need to do is work on a scenario together such as a female cop arresting a robber, a nurse and a soldier, an army man, and a doctor, a fairy and a joker etc., find the right costumes and settings for it and just act out the scenario and you’re good to go. I promise you’ll have the best time together.

Pssstt. Now here’s note for all those who’re single (like me!!). If you’re secretly wondering that this day shouldn’t have happened, then stop scratching your head as you can still rejoice this day of love by doing the same fun activities with your Galantines – yes, your gang of best girl best friends. No matter who you are it with, it’s all about celebrating and making the best of the day.

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4 OTT Shows That Hooked Me In 2020

Hey my lovely readers! How are you’ll? As all of us know, 2020 has turned out to be a boon for the OTT platforms. Between dreading about a deadly virus against an indefinite lockdown, sinking in the WFH culture, managing domestic chores and attending online classes, one thing that kept all of us busy was binge watching before the good old idiot box.

For sure I binge watched plenty of shows in the last one year of post- pandemic lockdown. Some left me happily surprised, some bored me to death and some others were reliably solid. However, there were some that are worth mentioning to you all. They were not only well created and phenomenal but totally hooked me and definitely left a mark on my mind.

Presenting to you my top favourite OTT shows of 2020 and why they should be on your must-watch list too.

The Queen’s Gambit
Genre: Period Drama
Platform: Netflix
Directed by Scott Frank, the show Queen’s Gambit follows the life of an orphan who matures into a competitive young adult fuelled by a desire to become the greatest chess player in the world while masking a growing addiction to drugs and alcohol that allow her to function. Why I love this show so much? Well, primarily because of the style of this show. Every scene is like a vintage, nostalgic photo coming to life. Whether Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) is in a swanky, mid-century hotel in Paris and Moscow or in her mother’s wallpapered “Mad Men”-ish dream of a living room, every physical detail is absolutely amazing.

The Crown
Genre: Historical Drama
Platform: Netflix
Second on my list is the most popular show in these times – The Crown. Created by Peter Morgan, it portrays the life of Queen Elizabeth II spanning the times from her wedding in 1947 to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, until the early 21st century. Where do I begin talking about this phenomenal series? Everything about it is simply remarkable. You get to learn so much from the show. The way the royal families speak, eat, behave and so much more. Also, a few things that struck my mind were the lavish production (it is rumoured to be Netflix’s most expensive production), the human drama integrated with real events and its impeccable cast – all of which stole the success of The Crown. Definitely a masterpiece in itself.

Bandish Bandits
Genre: Romantic Drama
Platform: Amazon Prime
The next on my list is this wonderful Indian Romantic Drama Series Bandish Bandits. Directed by Anand Tiwari, it is a tale of millennial love between two musicians hailing from contrasting musical backgrounds. It follows the journey of popstar Tammanah (Shreya Chaudhary) and Indian classical singer Radhe (Ritwik Bhowmik) as they set out to find themselves and break barriers with their music. What I truly find admirable and worth mentioning is the fabulous music score by Indian musical trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy that is foot-tappingly catchy and will have you humming along together. Simultaneously, I was so amazed by the stunning locales and the colourful costumes of all the characters. Loved then colourful and musical Indian series, indeed!

Aarya
Genre: Crime Drama
Platform: Disney+ Hotstar
Based on the Spanish series Penoza by Pieter Bart Korthuis, Aarya unfolds the story of a wife and mother, who takes charge of her husband’s illegal business to tie the loose ends of his drug cartel after he gets murdered. The show consists of elements that keep the viewer smitten and glued right from the first few minutes of the show. One reason why I enjoyed watching the show so much. The storytelling was also something I really admired. If you’re a fan of crime dramas, then this is just the perfect show for you.

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The Face Behind The Blog

Hey my lovely readers! How are you all? I know I am a bit late, but I wish you all a happy new month that’s filled with love and happiness.

Anyways, moving on with the post, today I am going to be doing this exciting tag “The Face Behind The Blog”.  I want to thank my friends Jan and Olivia from for nominating me. I am so grateful for both of them and that blogging brought us together from different parts of the world.  I love their blog a lot and I’m sure you’ll do to. So, don’t forget to like, follow, and subscribe to their blog.

Jan on The Blog and Olivia Lucie Blake

The Questions Were:

Who am I?

Well I think it’s pretty obvious what my name is so I will miss that part out! I’m a 20-year-old media student trying to learn the nuances of new age media.

Where am I from?

I am from India – better known for its varied culture, incredible architecture and most importantly the delicious Indian food.

What’s a perfect day?

My perfect day would be waking up really late in the morning, having my breakfast while watching T.V. Then after lunch, I would go out for shopping with my family, spend some lovely time with them, maybe watch a movie and return home back in the evening. And finally, after that long tiring day, I would just lay down on my bed and binge-watch Netflix while having dinner. Last but not the least, I will go to sleep.

What do I do?

 I am currently in my Second Year of University and I’m doing a course in (BAFTNMP) – Bachelor of Arts in Films, Tv and New Media Production.  

Why do I blog?

I blog because I love to express myself in the form of writing rather than speaking and blogging is a platform where I can express my views, thoughts, and opinions well. I love connecting with people online and it makes me really happy when people comment on my blog and tell me about their likes, dislikes and much more. I just want to say that blogging is something that makes me feel alive.  

My Nominations for this Tag:

Jojo-al Waealy

PotBelly

FrameofSoul

3YellowDaisies

Also to all my lovely blogging friends – I love reading your posts and would love to get to know more about you. So, if you want to take part in it, you are all invited because the more the merrier.

 Here’s all you need to do:

1. Use the “The face behind the blog” tag to post a little bit about yourself.

As much or as little as you like. Feel free to use the questions above or any others. Include your own pictures. Have fun with it!

2. Tag 2 or more blogs you love and leave an open invitation too.

Get to know the faces behind your favourite blogs! After you’ve published your post, let your blog friends know you’ve tagged them.

3. Don’t forget to tag this post in Jan On The Blog.
 So that she doesn’t miss out on the fun! 

That’s it.

Thanks again Jan and Olivia for nominating my blog. And to all my lovely blogger friends, I look forward to read all your responses.

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Would You Rather… (The Fashion Edition)

Hey my lovely readers. How are you all? Well, for today instead of a regular blog post, I decided to play a fun “Would You Rather” game with my fashion-inspired readers out there. It is an entertainment game that makes you to choose between two options – whether good or bad. Basically, this will help me get to know you better. So, all you fashionistas out there, gear up to answer my list of 10 questions. FYI, I’ve also answered them all, so you all get to know me! Similarly, I would love for you all to put your answers below in the comments section.

The only rule here is that you cannot answer with “neither” or “both”.

  • Wear the Same Outfit Every Day OR Only Be Allowed to Wear Neutrals for Life?

My Answer: Only Be Allowed to Wear Neutrals for Life

  • Be Underdressed for An Event OR Be Overdressed for An Event?

My Answer: Be overdressed for an event

  • Have an Unlimited Supply of The Perfect White T-Shirts OR Have an Unlimited Supply of The Perfect Little Black Dresses?

My Answer: Have an unlimited supply of the perfect white t- shirts

  • Only Be Able to Wear Futuristic Clothing OR Only Be Able to Wear an Old-Timey Clothing? 

My Answer: Only be able to wear futuristic clothing

  • Have A Closet Filled Only with Prints and Bright Colours OR Have A Closet Filled Only with Black Clothes?

My Answer: Have a closet filled only with prints and bright colours (though I’m a huge fan of black too!)

  • Wear Leather Jackets for The Rest of Your Life OR Wear Denim Jackets for The Rest of Your Life?

My Answer: Wear denim jackets for the rest of my life

  • Wear Chanel Or Louis Vuitton?

My Answer: Wear Louis Vuitton

  • Wear Only Dresses OR Only Coordinating Suits to All Formal Events?

My Answer: Wear Only Coordinating Suits to all formal events

  • Wear Heels That Are Ugly and Old but Super Comfortable OR Wear Gorgeous Heels That Everyone Loves but Torture Your Feet and Give You Blisters?

My Answer: Wear heels that are ugly and old but super comfortable

  • Shop More and Pay Less OR Shop Less and Live More!

My Answer: Shop Less and Live More

Well there you have it. Hope you enjoyed my answers to all those 10 questions. It’s your turn now! Got for it!

(If you don’t wanna comment, you can also put your answers as your blog post but do tag me)

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My September Favourites

Hey, my lovely readers. What’s up?

I’m back again with my list of favourites for the month. Honestly, this whole month has kept me on my toes with online classes, back to back college assignments, and so much more. A hectic and tiring month indeed. But I must say that the pros never stop surprising me. Like always, this month too had its share of sweet surprises and special moments that brought big grins to my face. Sharing three of my favourite moments of the month with my blogging community.

Love you Savage Love

Savage Love… Did Somebody, Did Somebody, Break Your Heart… Ooohh! I cannot stop humming these line all day. The darling of all songs. This one tops my current playlist. How did I learn about this song? Well, my cousin sister sent it to me. I listened to it and fell totally in love with everything about it – the tune, lyrics, and the voice of the artists Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo. It’s mesmerizing and takes you on a road to catharsis. The musical notes and beats are also so familiar. No wonder this recent 2020 release that has taken all music lovers by storm has become a global pop smash.

Savage Love you rock. Heading for a long trip? Play it on repeat!

Surprise Birthday Party

Another special moment of the month was my lovely mom’s birthday fun. So, my mom shares her birthday with her twin sister on 25 Sept. Being the lockdown time, celebrating at her favourite restaurant was out of question. But both the families were eager to make it special for the twin ladies. Shhh… a surprise birthday party was naturally in the offing. Everyone pitched in, a two-tier cake was ordered, the room was decorated, celebratory dinner was arranged, and the families got together to raise a toast to them. To top it all, we also compiled a loooong video with virtual birthday wishes pouring in from the entire family and their circle of friends and colleagues. I’m sure the twins got emotional with this sweet surprise, as one couldn’t miss the sparkle in their eyes.

For a Greener Cause

I’m always into supporting causes that are close to my heart. And saving mother earth / nature or going green is definitely one of them. I try my best to prevent tree cutting, if it’s happening in my vicinity. Also, I do not miss a single reason to plant new trees. This month, I planted a sweet holy basil to support some cause (not mentioning the cause for personal reasons). It gives me immense happiness if I’m able to do my bit for nature in my own trivial way. My plant is slowly growing with daily watering and nurturing, making me understand the importance of loving those who matter to us. Loving and nurturing gives an entirely different meaning to our lives. Right?

On that note, I extend my deepest gratitude to all of you my loving blogging family for constantly supporting me at every single step of my journey.

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Small Joys Tag

Hey my dear readers.  How are you guys?

I am thrilled to let you know that I have been nominated for this Small Joys Tag twice. So, first I would like to thank Tia from Tall Blonde Tales for nominating me for the tag.  Words aren’t enough to describe her. Tia is simply an amazing lifestyle blogger and a kind person. She is herself a joy to me. Having her as my blogging friend is truly a joy for me. Go and visit her blog here.

I would also like to thank Noorien from Gowriteandexplore for thinking about me as one of your nominees for this wonderful tag. I really appreciate it a lot. Noorien is a lovely blogging friend to have and a phenomenal blogger too. You can check the link to her blog here.

Rules and Regulations of this Tag:

  1. Thank the blogger who tagged you 
  2. List 15 of your small joys (they can be as weird, random, and silly as you want to make them) 
  3. Tag 5 blogger friends who bring you joy (and feel free to say why they bring you joy!) Have fun with it!

My Small Joys:

  1. Dancing my heart out

2. Dining out

3. Exploring new destinations

4. Blogging

5. Using filter apps

6. Binge-watching my fav shows

7. Hanging out with close friends

8. Playing songs on repeat on my playlist

9. Scrolling through Instagram

10. Dressing up

11. Lazing around in my comfy clothes

12. Catching up on my beauty sleep

13. Trying Something New

14. Laughing until my stomach hurts

15. Feeling that Sense of Pride

My Five Tags:

Sofia from Live Sofiabulous:

Sofia is truly a fantastic blogger as well as a lovely blogging friend one could ever have. She is such a sweet and kind person too.

Kavya from You Shine Up:

Kavya is a blogger that I recently met a while ago, but she never fails to bring a smile to my face. She is an amazing blogger too.

Avni from Avni’s Bookshelf:

Avni brings me joy. She is an incredible blogger and is always so supportive. Her poems that she posts on her blog are just lovely.

Aanya from Soaring Firebolt:

Aanya is someone who I really love talking to and I also love her posts a lot. She always motivates me and bring a smile to my face with her lovely comments.

Evin from A Curly Sue’s Ramblings:

Evin is a lovely person as well as an amazing blogger too. Her posts are creative and fun to read.

That’s it. I know I was only meant to tag 5 blogging friends who bring me joy, but all my blogging friends bring me immense pleasure so I couldn’t settle on just five. But as I said, all my blogging friends bring me joy, so of you want to take this tag, just go for it. I would love to read about your 15 little joys of life.

I would just like to say that I really enjoyed participating in this tag as I think It is the little joys of life that matter the most but unfortunately, we often fail to recognize just how important they are in making us happy. We are so occupied trying to achieve the bigger things in life, it isn’t tough for us to lose focus of the simpler things around.

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