#tbt – Peach Quilled flowers on a Jute background

Time again for some throwback! This Quilled Clock was made by me as an order. First off, I’m a huge fan of arrowhead flowers that are seen in this picture and as you will spot in many of my coming posts as well.
One of the things that I concentrate on when I’m making a flower arrangement such as this is the ratio of flowers to leaves. It’s important to rest the flower on a big bed of leaves in order for the flower to take the spotlight & for the arrangement to look bounteous. Yes, it takes immense patience, a ton of twirling & swirling & gluing & shaping but it’s so worth it!
I love trying different backgrounds & this one is a red, jute one from Itsy Bitsy in Bangalore. To keep some order, I’ve lined the pretty peach petals in red. I do hope you like this creation!

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At the break of dawn on the 4th of June, 2014 we began driving to Pondicherry or Puducherry, a union territory along the east coast of South India. We entered a hot & sultry Tamil Nadu after a 5 hour journey and countless stops asking for directions & embarrassments owing to my Tamil speaking attempts. We finally made it to Le Pondy, a resort boasting of the beach & luxurious cottages. We were a little apprehensive about the weather but the resort looked tempting & I would never deny a French experience, even if it was to be in small measures. Continue reading “LE PONDY – PONDICHERRY”

Brooklyn Botanical Garden – Cherry Blossom

As the sights of dirt & stain laden slosh & snow vanished, it marked the emergence of an idyllic period replete with sunshine & colour. The harbingers of spring: pansies in yellow & purple, turquoise tinted clusters of hydrangeas, bunches of azaleas & blooming tulips displayed the magic of changing seasons. Continue reading “Brooklyn Botanical Garden – Cherry Blossom”


“One of the nicest things about life is the way we we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”
-Luciano Pavarotti
Being complete foodies & dessert fanatics, we try to explore the best that we can when we travel. That’s also the only time , I’m injudicious with my calories & indulge nonchalantly. Singapore was no different so here goes… Continue reading “SINGAPORE-4 : Food”

Blueberry Yogurt Cake with Lemon Glaze

Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering, ‘it will be happier’…”
– Alfred Lord Tennyson

Time and tide wait for none, they say….2015 flew by in the wink of an eye!
I sat by my bedside on January 1st, quietly gazing at the tranquil sight outside the window. It was the first snowfall of 2016 and the snowflakes gently & silently brushed the ground as I sipped my lemon tea. What a beautiful gift on the new year! Nature’s way of saying, ” Welcome 2016! Hope you bring good tidings!” Continue reading “Blueberry Yogurt Cake with Lemon Glaze”

Winter, Snow, & the New Year

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up so snug, you know with a white quilt, and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep darlings, till summer comes again’.”
– Lewis Caroll, Alice in Wonderland

This morning, the first day of the new year, I unwillingly opened my eyes from the comfort of sleep,  only to see that Mother Nature had decided to surprise us with a shower of delicate flurries. I was snuggled up in the warmth of my home as I stared at an enchanting scene outside my window. Continue reading “Winter, Snow, & the New Year”