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Meet Alain

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Meet Alain

Following your heart is a daunting but invariably rewarding pursuit. Our friend Alain is a most apt example of this. We invite you to see the would through his lens. We hope the next time you visit Paris, you will have the pleasure of capturing your memories with a photoshoot by Alain.  My name is Alain and I am a French photographer living in Paris. I spent most of my youth traveling the world thanks to my expatriate parents and through  these trips my passion for photography was born.I worked for several years in the luxury hotel industry - L'Abeille Shangri la- in a gastronomic...

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Meet Elvi

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Meet Elvi

  To put a personality like Elvi in a few words runs the risk of grossly leaving out the essence of it. We could start with detailing how she has brought up her twins - intelligent, versed with the world and its cultures, playing rock music, riding horses, learning capoera, crocheting, volunteering in underprivileged countries, swimming in Slovakian streams, and sometimes quite literally living in bubbles. But that would leave out the part where her battle with cancer only increased her determination, courage and the zest for life. Since this lovely family of four is perpetually on the move, we...

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The Kitchen

Culinary Decor The House

The Kitchen

Pour bien cuisiner il faut de bons ingrédients, un palais, du coeur et des amis. -Pierre Perret   To cook well, one may need good ingredients, a palate, a heart and friends but one also needs a particular room. Today we are turning our heart to the heart of the house- The Kitchen.          Click here to explore: Foot stool, custom shelving, armoire From memories of childhood homes to aspirations of future abodes, a kitchen is often part of life’s stories. It is respite for the host and merriment for the guests. It is often a social space...

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12 Indian desserts that can give the trite macaroon a run for its money

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12 Indian desserts that can give the trite macaroon a run for its money

I absolutely know that this is not a design or decor topic, but somethings just need addressing. I am always overwhelmed by the pictures of macaroons on my instagram feed. I wouldn't lie, I love the pastel colors and the very cute effect that comes specially when they are placed carefully on a pristine Wedgwood bone china platter. And who can not fall in love with the box or the aesthetics of Laduree. Even I have a wind-up collectible box from them. But recently I started thinking that it's time we acknowledge and celebrate some of the Indian desserts that...

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Meet Nina - in the kitchen

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Meet Nina - in the kitchen

  There is nothing more inspiring than meeting people who follow their passion and make a path of their own. Very recently, I ran into Nina's instagram feed. There are a million food blogs, but for me the ones that stand out are the ones that keep honest cooking at the center of their values. And of course, it transpires.  I asked her to teach me one of her non-fried favourite recipes. So she shared Fada Tikki - it's a low fat vegetable tikki using broken wheat, which you can choose to even bake. 'Ingredients:100 gms finely chopped Carrots,100 gms finely...

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