Wallpaper City Guide Mumbai

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I love flipping pages of the Wallpaper* City Guide Mumbai to read about places and view the gorgeous photos. It is a lovely and helpful city guide for any locals, expats and travelers who love to discover the trendiest in terms of design and style in a city. Having lived in Mumbai for 2 years and looked at the guide book, I can attest to the fact that the Wallpaper* City Guide Mumbai lists carefully selected coolest and hippest places in Mumbai. Wallpaper* City Guides cover more than 100 cities such as Tokyo, Austin, Washington, D.C., Singapore, and Jakarta where I have lived. If you would like to see the list of cities, please click here. Wallpaper* City Guide Mumbai has launched in August, 2015. Wallpaper* City Guides are published by a British publisher of books on the visual arts, Phaidon. They are “pocket-sized travel bibles which reveal a city’s […]

Beautiful White Kitchen & Dining Table With Mixed Chairs

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I had a chance to see my friend, Laura, when my family and I stayed in the D.C. Metropolitan area during the summer. Laura is a sister of my very good friend, Kara, whose home and kids parties have been featured on my blog. Please click to view her Princess Birthday Party, Bubble Birthday Party, Ladybug Birthday Party and Vampire Birthday Party. Laura kindly invited me to meet her at her place. I brought all three of my children to her beautiful home since she has a really fun kids play room where she invited my children to play while she and I chat. Unfortunately two of her children were at a summer camp, so my children could not meet them, but they were able to meet the third and youngest girl who was only 4 months old. I will post a few photos of her kids play room soon. […]

Wednesday Wall2Wall ☆ From Pink to Blue Girl’s Room with Blue Pompoms & Frames

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This room which belongs to my eldest daughter used to look like this with pink and red decoration. After her birthday party with blue decorations, I recycled the pompoms and frames to redecorate her room into a blue room which has been her wish for a while. Here are some BEFORE & AFTER shots which I always love to see. I bought frames and blue paint in Mumbai and painted the frames into the color I needed. Would you like to know where I got those frames and paint in Mumbai? Click here for the post on the frame shops I bought the frames from and here for the paint shop. At the party for my daughter, I used these frames as photo booth props. It was quite fun! With the left over bluer paint, I painted the IKEA hooks which used to be in pink. Don’t look so closely […]

Wednesday Wall2Wall ☆ From Pink to Blue Girl’s Room with Blue Pompoms & Frames

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This room which belongs to my eldest daughter used to look like this with pink and red decoration. After her birthday party with blue decorations, I recycled the pompoms and frames to redecorate her room into a blue room which has been her wish for a while. Here are some BEFORE & AFTER shots which I always love to see. I bought frames and blue paint in Mumbai and painted the frames into the color I needed. Would you like to know where I got those frames and paint in Mumbai? Click here for the post on the frame shops I bought the frames from and here for the paint shop. At the party for my daughter, I used these frames as photo booth props. It was quite fun! With the left over bluer paint, I painted the IKEA hooks which used to be in pink. Don’t look so closely […]

Friday Finds ☆ StyleCracker Borough ☆ Design Market in Mumbai India

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All the photography was taken on my iPod Touch 4. I had a chance to visit StyleCracker Borough 2014 held at the Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mumbai. It was like a pop-up shopping mall with many local designers which was very exciting! It reminded me of the Brightspot Market in Jakarta, Indonesia which was one of my favorite events I went there. SC Borough was smaller in scale than the Brightspot (click here for their website), but still it was filled with many brands and I can see SC Borough potentially growing to a much bigger event in the future because it seems to be the place that attracts all the fashionistas and hipsters from Mumbai. StyleCracker is India’s First Personalized Styling Platform. As they are a group of leading stylists who organized and curated this market, I thought I had to go. It’s a great way to discover your favorite […]

Blue Themed Sleepover Birthday Party

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I hosted a sleepover birthday party for my oldest daughter per her request. I wanted the group to be small, but it was difficult as kids tend to belong to clicks and if you invite just one or two from a group, that would cause some issues. My rule for picking guests was that my daughter had to have some kind of interaction with the friends outside of school by being invited to their birthday parties or play date at their places, etc. Otherwise, the list gets too long. There were a few kids I wish I could invite because I know the moms, but I had to draw a line because I already had 12 girls on the list who confirmed that they could come. I hate this aspect of organizing a party. I just hate to hear if someone’s feelings got hurt by not being included. It gets […]

Wednesday Wall2Wall ☆ My Work Space

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I’m a wife. I’m a mom. I’m an expat living in Mumbai. I’m a blogger. When it comes to work space, I’m a domestic nomad. What I mean by “domestic nomad” is that I work at home and I have many spots I use at home as my work space. I might not have a job that pays me, but I proudly say that I work. Along with taking care of my children, managing home, and networking/socializing with friends, corresponding by email, editing photos, blogging, and managing social media accounts for my blog have been part of my daily work. One of the best things about having work you can do at home and having a laptop computer is that you can pick your work space depending on your mood. Therefore, I have several places in my home where I can call my work space and I move around with […]