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June 19, 2018

Caviar chronicles

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Revisiting my summer holidays spent in London, Sicily and Monaco…

Travel always ends up appearing prominently on my mood-board, no matter what. As a designer, I’m always been drawn to places, architecture, cultures and cuisines which ends up being a part of my design vocabulary.

This summer my husband and I decided to embark on a trip to London. The English capital has always been the citadel of style – be it the classic English aristocratic taste or Soho’s boho movement. This time, we decided to visit the newly refurbished Annabel’s in London’s uber-chic Mayfair, which has always been the metaphor for jet-set.

As expected everything was stunningly done-up – from the English chintz wallpaper to the moodily-lit up tables to the impeccable service. “I wanted to create the idea of a home within a town house that was fresh for the greatest party of the season,” says interior designer Martin Brudnizki, who has designed numerous restaurant and hotel interiors, including the Beekman in New York and Caring’s The Ivy and Sexy Fish in London.

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Next day we left for Sicily – the island which has inspired taste-makers across the board. Not long ago, Dolce & Gabbana were inspired by its cathedrals. Our hotel Belmont Villa Sant’Andrea located in the heart of Taormina was toasty and welcoming. The high-point was our suite, which had a beautiful terrace garden and a private balcony embellished with pretty geraniums overlooking the spectacular garden view. What can I say? I needed Vitamin Sea and it was there in abundance. Nothing is as therapeutic as the sound of the ocean. We went to Mt Etna, some wine yards and the Godfathers village there. After a magical Sicilian getaway we were now off to Monte Carlo – The city of the rich and famous!

The Grand Prix frenzy

Talking about perfect timing! Monaco was always on my must-visit list and I always wanted to visit it during the Grand Prix week. Couldn’t have asked for more! On our first day, we had a reservation for lunch at Elsa, which serves contemporary cuisine inspired by the Rivera’s culinary history. In the night, we were invited to a party at the Monaco Yatch club. The Monaco Grand Prix is the one race of the year that every driver dreams of winning. We were privileged to have been invited among the select VIP guests with the best tickets ever. Overlooking the start to finish line of the race, the private enclosure terrace was just overlooking the best view ever. Seeing the lineup of the likes of  Daniel Ricciardo, Sebastian Vettel  and Lewis Hamilton seemed unreal.

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June 27, 2017

My Summer Break

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Summer Breaks are all about heading out for some great R&R to a fun & chilled out destination. It’s also about exploring and opening up to newer vistas. Read my blog for ‘My Summer Break’ story and my shopping indulgences for some of the season’s latest must haves…..

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June 30, 2016

My travel diary

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Just back from an amazing vacay spent in different capsules of the globe. And as as I reminisce over the last monthI feel completely refreshed & rejuvenated ready to take on new demanding adrenalines and soak up new parameters.

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March 22, 2016

FICCI SHOW – PUNE 2016

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Maheka Mirpuri was invited as the finale designer for the FICCI Ladies Organisation Pune’s first ever awards night where real women from the corporate world walked the runway in her designs.

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January 25, 2016

What does Independence mean to me?

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This year on the 67th Republic Day, we will proudly hoist the tricolour yet again, remember the brave martyrs, dress up in tricolour and stay glued to our television sets to watch the parade. But amongst all these activities, do we ever wonder about the gift of Independence we got seven decades back? I have often pondered over this question and today on the eve of our republic day I decided to pen down my thoughts.

There are patriotic sentiments attached to this day for sure, but over the years, definitions adapt and evolve, which explains why being independent is now frequently associated with making your own way in the world.

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January 11, 2016

I know I’m not all that I want to be; But I’ve come a long way from who I used to be…..

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I chanced upon this quote recently & realised how it really sums up my life’s journey thus far. Waking up with a smile in the morning is one of the biggest blessings of life. It is a sign that you are truly happy. As I experience this bliss, I cannot help but think of the myriads of small but impactful things that have made me who I AM today.

The journey has been a long and trying one. It only seems like yesterday when a young and protected teenager stepped into a world of possibilities. From a young age, I knew I wanted my own business, but it took me a while to realize this was the direction I was going to go.

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November 9, 2015

My journey in life and its special moments..

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And as I reminisce over my years -I feel so Elated, Complete but Mostly So Thankful to God!
For showing me the path forward in every leg and journey of my life.
For being Blessed to be surrounded by my Strong family and Beautiful friends who have been with me through thick and thin.

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August 27, 2015

Dressing the soul

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Charity is something that comes from within. A small act of kindness gets you closer to God and he blesses you with even more. I myself am a firm believer in charity. It is heartwarming to see so many people give back to the society in some way or the other. And one such person is Vivek Oberoi, a very dear friend.

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August 13, 2015

Planning an enchanting event

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Being a fashion designer, staying in the public space is an integral part of my life. Showcasing a new collection to an audience every season is de rigueur for anyone in my profession. The question then is, how to be different each time, how to lift the bar with every event that you plan. For as the saying goes – you are as good as your last show!

We all love to party but when you’re the host, making sure the event goes as planned can be stressful. It takes effort. Whether I am planning a big charity gala or a small gathering for showing my resort line, I want my guests to have a good time.

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