Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mahabaleshwar, India

We had been to Mahabaleshwar to celebrate my birthday this year. It was my very first tour of this place and I had heard a lot about it. So I was eagerly waiting to see and capture it through my lens.. But things didnt go the way we had planned it. On arrival itself I fell ill. And we visited 2 or 3 places only.. 
Anyway since I had to spend most of my time indoors. We decided to book a real nice resort for our stay. We hadn't booked any before hand. And hence we had a mini tour of resorts in Mahabaleshwar. At the end we chose SAKET PLAZA resort. And we made the best choice I must say. This is one good resort. No monkeys at all. Yes thats one of my criteria when I am visiting a hill station. I need clean and animal/insect free room from within and outside.
Saket Plaza Resort is a clean Gujarati resort. Yeah so only vegetarian food here. The rooms are cozy and pleasant. The service is good. And the food is excellent. Despite being sick I ate like crazy. Which generally doesn't happen. When I am ill my stomach goes on hunger strike. 
They offer a nice candle light dinner on a tree house. Which is very romantic. 
 I learnt to play Table Tennis at the resort.. I know I was ill, still. My hubby was the coach. I love whatever he teaches me. Coming back to TT, I really enjoyed this game. I thought badminton will be my only favorite. But I must say TT is giving tough to it... From exercise point of view though its not so mind blowing. No wonder I liked it ; )


One can see lovely layers of mountains from this point.. I don't remember its name though. It was an awesome view. There were so many things around to capture, but alas I can either click snaps or enjoy the beauty of nature. I chose the second this time. It was a forced decision, my SD card's memory was almost full with earlier events' pictures. Ahhh.. I wish I had my laptop to transfer them, then and there itself...  Anyway nothing can capture an image like the mind does. Do you agree??? Sour Grapes...

The Valley.
Can you see the mosaicked farms???

The branches had formed a lovely archway throughout the way. The place was alive in every sense. Birds chirping and insects doing whatever they do. They composed a cheerful melody.  

Lodwik Point

Elephant Head Point. 
I love Sayadri mountain range. Its so green, so sturdy and so calming.
 Guess what, I forgot to take my sneakers for this tour. I was strolling on these mountain tops in 4 inch high wedges. I have recently started with heels after a sabbatical of 7 long years. My feet were dancing through the entire trek. We laughed like crazy and I sure did amuse many passerby. All thanks to my wobbly feet. I was never embarrassed like this before. Ummm... on a second thought I have been plenty of times. 

I used to HATE everything yellow. But From past 6 months I wish to own all the yellows that I see. Well not all the hues of yellow. Only few shades.  

I am mighty scared of anything that has wings. For the first time ever I came this close to a honey bee. Things you can do for your hobby....sigh...
: D 

The places we visited in Mahabaleshwar were:
Lodwik point, Elephant head point, Bombay point and Venna Lake. 
We also visited the Mapro gardens. Thanks to that visit, from past 12 days my chocolate bowl is full and colorful.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


We had clicked these snaps when we had visited Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Tokyo, Japan.
Aren't they lovely???

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tried-Tested-Loved 2

Today I am going to review some of the COLOR BAR products. I am not that much into cosmetics as my make up skills are very basic. At any given point of time I used to have only two lipsticks and one compact powder.  

Anyway it had been a real long time since I bought any cosmetics and I decided to try COLOR BAR.
All I can say is that I made one good decision by opting for COLOR BAR products. 


The compact is awesome. It beautifully blends with your natural color of skin. It gave my skin a nice glow-y matt finish. Stays on the skin for a long time. I sweat like a pig so most of the powder is lost in 30 minutes time. But this one stayed. YAY!!! You don't need to apply much. Its coverage is nice. The applicator is very soft unlike other brands. 
Price: INR 650/-
Tone: Classic Ivory 001


This product is AWESOME.. Since its water resistant it stays on for a long duration. This mousse foundation is so good that you don't need to add any powder after applying it. Its velvety and very light.

Price: INR 650/-
Tone: Frappuccino 001

 To tell you the truth, I bought this lipstick coz I wanted this shade of red. 
It turned out to be good. It stays on for a good amount of time. Coverage is even. 
And it contains SPF 15 too

Price: INR 450/-
Shade: Red Heart 036

What I loved about this product is that it comes in a jumbo crayon form. Its amazingly simple and fun to use therefore. It stays on for a real long time. LOnger than the lipstick. 
It comes with a sharpener, so no issues at all. 
I simply love this shade. You can wear it on any occasion. I have tried this particular shade in LAKME but COLOR BAR's pencil lip color is better.

Shade: Flirtatious Pink 002
Price: INR 699/-

Only problem is that its bit pricey as compared to the quantity. But the end result is worth the price.

COLOR BAR has some nice nail enamels too. People who have nice long nails and love going wild with colors, you must check COLOR BAR's range.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

DIY : Small Storage Boxes

Hey Guys, 
Today's DIY is one of my favorite as its cute and very useful. 
I love to collect jewelry. But over the years storing these lovelies has become one issue. Not any more. 
Few years back I had learned how to make origami boxes. Now I have started using these boxes for storing my jewelry. These boxes are so simple to make that I made at least a dozen of them. Look how I use them.

My latest obsession - Falero.

I have joined four origami boxes together with help of cloth-sticky-tape. 

Added felt squares at the base.

You can also use them to keep your keys or stacking visiting-cards.

Want to know how to make these boxes???
Check out this You Tube video:

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Wedding Anniversary...

It was our 3rd wedding anniversary last year (30th December)... Sharing some pictures with you all...

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