The Parrot & Lily Blog — Lifestyle

For the love of beauty

Lifestyle

Life is transient, and some of our most beautiful experience are based in something ephemeral. But their meaning remains, and often spills into succeeding moments. At Parrot & Lily, we find meaning in an age old human quest for beauty, even in the most deprived circumstances. We make meaning by partaking in the transmission of skill and knowledge over generations. And we invite you to bring the same to your home. Today, we would like to go over a light-hearted list of material possessions that are undoubtedly unnecessary, vain, fanciful, mostly impractical and even exorbitant. But their presence elevates their environment, enriches their patron and continues...

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May, she will stay

Lifestyle

May, she will stay

As we leave behind the balmy months and head towards another torrid spell, let us direct your attention to the moods of a North Indian summer.   Sweet Summer Nectars        A couple of drops of lavender in your lemonade...    Amusements...     And of course, an accompaniment of Parrot & Lily What are the preludes to your summer?

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It's time to turn a page

Lifestyle

Many of us will remember 2020 as one of the hardest years we have endured. Yet it is the endurance that we must hold on to. We must remember patience, gratitude and hope and we must cherish the strength and support that has guided us to the other side of this perilous year. At Parrot & Lily, we have come to appreciate not just the aesthetic richness of beautiful interiors, but also the comfort and security of one’s own home. An obscure 17th century precept prevented anyone from entering a home without an invitation, giving rise to the phrase ‘an...

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And after April when May follows~

Lifestyle

And after April when May follows~

Among the many buds proclaiming May Decking the fields in holiday array, Striving who shall surpass in braverie, Marke the faire flowering of the hawthorne treeWho finely clothèd in a robe of white,Fills full the wanton eye with May's delight. ~ Chaucer And Spring slowly rolled in.  For most of us, staying indoors might have caused us to forget the delights of spring. We thought we would send you some stunning nature notes that will inspire you, some visual inspirations that will give you something to covet, and some prose that will stir your soul.  You may download this beautiful Poppy to colour.  View, sit, feast...

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Journal for the home bound

Lifestyle

Journal for the home bound

In the storms of life, we survive by grace, faith and hope. We as a humankind have endured times of great distress - from wars to plagues, famines to flood. It is in turbulent times like these that we have learnt to be compassionate, and steer through adversities as a people and a community.  As we all are unmistakably home, it is commendable that we as a society have turned to art, literature and friendship to make these days special. We are sharing our recommendations to help this time go by as a gust of breeze.  Dusty Library I have my books,...

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