India Design ID 2015

Recently Delhi saw the most happening design event in the city – the India Design ID 2015.

Being a design crazy person, I loved every bit of it. There were new brands and concepts that I discovered, interesting people we met and the general vibe of the place was so fun and amazing. There was great food to – from Guppy to burgers from a van. And events and parties around the event which, we were able to go to (thanks to the kids behaving quite well in general and keeping their sleep schedule) and had a blast! This was also a start tho a very fun, tiring and hectic 2 weeks, as we left for Chennai soon after.

Here’s what I was upto at the India Design ID 2015…

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India Design ID 2015

Swarovski Crystals are now everywhere!! And in style.

India Design ID 2015

Gorgeous temple from Valaya Home. They have their store the The Gallery at MG road, which is a must check-out!

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Abraham & Thakore
Love this cool piece.

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India Design ID 2015

Found my perfect couch – this. By Sarita Handa. Visit her store at MG road, delhi.

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India Design ID 2015

Swarovski crystals, now incorporated in tiles and wood and panels.

India Design ID 2015

Talking to the elephant. Asa Pop.

India Design ID 2015

India Design ID 2015

Nilaya has the new Kelly Happen range of wallpapers. Drool!!!

India Design ID 2015

India Design ID 2015

Loved this brand for it’s very Bali-like vibe with amazing collection of very cool chairs.

India Design ID 2015

mom gone mad – one of favorite discoveries! :)

India Design ID 2015

India Design ID 2015

Myra with Hardik Gandhi of Design Gandhi. One of my favourite discoveries at the event.

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India Design ID 2015

With Raseel Gujral

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Surajkund Mela – everything about it!!

Surajkund Mela review – all you need to know about it. Survival tips!! :)

Our saturday started with a bang – some play time with the kids, crying, tantrums, baths and change, and we were ready to head out for the big fun day out, that we had planned for – to the 29th Surajkund International Crafts Mela, 2015.

From our place in Gurgaon, it was pretty convenient as we took the Faridabad road. It was closer than I expected. In 40 minutes we were there. (we used google maps)

We reached about 11:45 am. Which was good, because within a few hours, when we left it became a lil too crowded for our team to sustain any sort of hanging out at the mela, in a good spirits. Especially because Myra wanted to be carried around!!

Surajkund Mela is basically an amalgamation of handicrafts, food and culture from different parts of the country. Not only that, it also features cultural performances and handicrafts from other countries like Lebenon, Sri lanka, Russia, Bangladesh etc.
There are also installations around the Mela, for one to enjoy and get some good pictures. Myra loved seeing all the colourful flowers and people in costumes. She was even very excited to say hello to ‘mr cop’ whenever she would see a police guy. Of which they were many walking around, making it all feel quite a safe place.

Here are my top suggestions, tips, advice if you are planning to go to the Surajkund Mela

1 – Go early. It starts at 10:30 am. Try to be there as early as you can, later in the day it gets crazy crowded.
2 – Should you go to Surajkund mela with kids? Well, it is great fun for kids, with all the sights and stuff around. Do take a stroller. Also, keep a tight hold and eyes on your child. It’s an easy enough place to get lost, and while we were there we heard a kid had gotten lost. Here’s hoping she was found quickly!
3 – Bargain for sure, if buying stuff.
4 – Big variety in food is available – indian, chinese, chaats, kulfis etc. Try eat early (around 12) and then roam around. Later in the day, it’s too chaotic at the food stalls.
5 – Always carry your own bottle of water.
6 – If you find a washroom near you – go. Don’t wait till you have to go and then finding the washroom is a bit of a pain.
7 – Try go over the weekday for a good look around. The place is huge and there are hundreds of stalls.
8 – They have a section with rides. We did not go that side, but it seemed like fun.
9 – Ask your way around. You will see quite a few cops walking around & they are quite helpful.
10 – Take cash.
The mela is on till the 15th of Feb. Enjoy the fun!!! :)

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Holidays & Chez Nini

It’s the best thing ever when your friends visit, specially old ones, when you are new to a place. It’s funny.. we sort of still feel new to the city!! 😀
Yash & Khushali are our very close friends who live in Dubai. Myra was super thrilled to have them as company. With her many stories that she narrated to them and all the fooling around that she did with uncle yash and khoosali aunty, Myra had the best few days. The fact that it was X’mas time made everything that much more special. We spent time at home chilling, went to cyber hub and went for a X’mas brunch to Chez Nini at Meharchand Market.

Myra was super excited to find a whole book of stickers under the tree and uses them very carefully now. She is not very generous in sharing the stickers with her sister or others. We are sure that will happen in time too. She is so adorable!! :)

Myra wore – Biba for kids 
I wore Zara & Marks & Spencers coat

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CHEZ NINI, MEHARCHAND MARKET, DELHI

We did what we do best – hogged on the amazing food, drank a lot of wine and made merry!! :))
Chez Nini has closed now, after a successful long stint. The nice friendly ambiance and the gorgeous food will be missed. Chef Nira of Chez Nini has no plans to quit her passion though, she is bringing lots of new exciting things as she has closed door to Chez Nini – the restaurant, but opening many doors to a lot of interesting stuff. Follow her here, to be part of her adventures – facebook page chez nini

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holiday fun & lunch

Myra loves going to the mall. Well, for the lack of.. let’s say going strawberry picking in nice lush green surroundings (Europe, some day..)!! She loves riding the car at the mall (which was her special thing she even wanted on her birthday), going through shops and we play – ‘where do you see.. such and such item’ games, and she loves running around and it’s just generally a lot of fun with the kids when we go to. We specially like the Select city walk mall at Saket. It has a nice outdoor area and it’s connected to other malls – so you have goodearth, mother care, hamleys, amici, burberry all in one place. And also my new fav restaurant – read below.
Myra is wearing our favourite – Chota Pero & Zara
Avika is wearing – 
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xmas yumcha

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YUM YUM CHA, SELECT CITY WALK, SAKETOur recent discovery and my new love is the pan again bistro – Yum Yum Cha. It’s a stylish, cute place and on the weekends you will always have to wait for a few minutes. But it’s worth it. We particularly loved the orange drink with kafir leaves, it is so refreshing. The rest of the food was great, and we specially LOVED the noodles. If you find yourself craving some good good food – this is the place. I swear! :)
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Le Creuset Event

My friend Bijay Thapa from – SugarDaddyBakes invited me to this fun lil event that he was hosting along with the very cool, very stylish cookware company – Le Creuset – Find them on Facebook right here – lecreuset.in

They had a few baking professionals come in and spread some xmas cheer by giving us a live desserts demo and tips and later we all got to wipe the spoons clean. Yummy!!!! I have to say without being biased – Bijay is such an amazing speaker and so seamless in what he does that it was a joy to be part of this. Myra thoroughly enjoyed, not only eating the cakes but also listened with great intent. She hasn’t yet tried her hand at it herself though, neither has her mother. :)

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Pallavan 2014 Fair, Gurgaon

Myra’s preschool – Pallavan, once a year holds a fair at their branch in Anandgram. These are a few glimpses of that. My lil monkey was so happy and laughed with pure joy while riding the train and catching the bubbles and she is just so lovely. So lovely, that it breaks my heart. I get all kinds of crazy emotional just observing her out in the world now that she is growing up and doing new things, and making new discoveries and becoming more of herself. I am pretty sure all of us with kids feel this way, right? :)

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