Delhi Palate Festival

When the air is cool and crisp and the sun shines a golden hue, it’s a perfect time to chill at a park with some awesome food, company and drinks. We spent the entire day at the festival and it was worth it! Myra has a blast running around and when we played out our sheet and chilled on the grass, she went into a hyper mode of acting (she loves pretend play currently) she gave us presents – ‘now open it’ , ‘and wow, what is this?’ ‘sugar!!!’ she will say while jumping with utter joy!! She’s such a delight. Avika was sweet as ever and was quite entertained with all the colourful sights around. We also got to caught up with our dear friend Nitin from INSEAD, which was great fun.

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I wore Pero and Zara skirt, Myra wore Zara and H&M shorts, Avika wore Mothercare and my bag is a beach bag from Accessorise. I love it, because it’s massive spacious!! :) We use strollers from Mamas & Papas and McLarren

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Delhi Palate Festival

Delhi Palate Festival 2014

There’s still all of today to go. So if you must do something – let it be The Delhi Palate Festival 2014.  We spent the entire day there and had a blast – amazing food, sangrias, beer,  chilling at the park, great weather. There – all the reasons you must head to The Nehru Park  today!! :) enjoy

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Myra and Liya

Myra’s first friend ever is Liya. She has played with kids before but in every sense Liya is her first ‘friend’. She hangs out with her, plays and hugs her. They jump and dance and act all silly together. :)

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Myra’s first friend

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Myra’s first friend

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Eiffel Tower picnic

Yup, we know how to balance work with pleasure and take calls mostly only while Myra sleeps blissfully! Or so we like to believe anyways. There’s no way V can go on a vacation leaving his laptop and phone behind. Maybe someday… :)  

At Eiffel, we had a great picnic in the sun, M makes friends easily and ran around wanting to interact with everyone around us. They loved it, in fact, I realised how much people love kids in Europe! Much to the delight of everyone around we also err.. had a poopy diaper change! hahaha.. so romantic!

 

At the LV store, Paris. Myra is wondering which LV to get!
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Paris 2013 part one

We started our trip to Europe in May. It was supposed to be warm and sunny and basically just some amazing weather. Quite not the same as we landed, it started with cool drizzly days and soon we found ourselves in the middle of a winter season looming it’s head through small windows of days that were slightly sunny, once in a while.

PS: For the reason stated above, in our three week trip around Europe, you might find us in the same clothes over and over. Repeating the two sweaters we took! :)

We started our trip in Paris and first few days were spent lazying and walking around paris with friends..

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Neemrana Fort Hotel, jaipur delhi

I had always wanted to go to Neemrana Fort Palace. Had heard so much about it.. So from our way to Jaipur from Delhi this time, after meeting up with friends in the morning, and picking up a carseat for M, we were on our way. Delhi to jaipur is about 4-5 hours and somewhere around the 2 hr mark comes this small village of Neemrana, popular for nothing much except this old fort turned hotel, in heritage style. It’s a tiny bit of a complicated left from under a tunnel that’s built through the new flyover.
Once in the town, it’s easy to get lost. Many small guesthouses and hotels have sprung up with similar names, so if you ask people on the road, you will get asked ‘neemrana hotel or neemrana palace or neemrana fort’? Just to be clear – it is Neemrana Fort Hotel. There’s no proper signage for the right one though, or maybe we missed it! So, after 20 mins of being lost in this village, which is full of camels and small shops on the road and bicycles and buffalos, so kinda cute in it’s own way, barring the dusty roads,we hit the right road uphill.

On the way and once you reach the top, you realise it’s beauty. It’s a huge fort almost carved into the hill. On weekends, the entrance is 750 Rs 50% of which can be reimbursed inside at the restaurant. The lack of proper signage made finding the restaurant a riddle in itself.. it helps that you are lost in a pretty place!
We reached the buffet place, which was a big hall, with many tourists like ourselves. The food itself was quite nice. It was priced at 1200 rs for non-resident guests and did not include alcohol beverages.

The property itself is very pretty and takes you back in time. My only peeve was that there were no proper signs, which in a big property like this are a must, and also the staff was not really particularly helpful in that matter.

Overall I would highly recommend a stop over, if not a stay at this gorgeous place! I look forward to a stay too, maybe the coming winter..

Room rates vary from Rs 3000 to 25,000. And there’s 20% discount from May-Aug.

We had a nice, fun afternoon on our way to the Pink City! :)