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Travel Thursdays - Belgium beyond the waffles

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Travel Thursdays - Belgium beyond the waffles

There are those who create and then there are those who know perfectly well how to use what has been created. While France, Italy and England have created some of the most classic decor looks over the centuries, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Austria & Russia have perfected the art of knowing how to use those decor concepts in harmony and create stunningly perfect interiors.   Everyone has a different reason to travel and every trip has a different motive. Sometimes, you might want to just retreat and refresh or there are times when you like to get inspired.  I had been to...

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Travel Thursdays - A small Greek story, things you learn when you travel

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Travel Thursdays - A small Greek story, things you learn when you travel

Recently, I wrote a blog for a phenomenal children's learning & development center - Nutspace. I simply adore what they do, how they inculcate so many skills that our children need in this day and age from communication to social & emotional learning, all through activities and storytelling. What makes this endeavor even more endearing is that the dynamic founder  Rohini Vij is following her passion & is good at it, so it exudes brilliance. I shared an anecdote from our recent trip to Greece, and I'd love to share it as it appeared at the Nutspace blog.  "There are many things that just can...

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Travel Thursdays - Under the Umbrian sun #Italy

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Travel Thursdays - Under the Umbrian sun #Italy

Just like the finest pearls come from the deepest heart of the ocean, some of finest treasures of Italy come surprisingly from it's very unassuming and almost unfrequented heart - Urbino. Italy, like India is one of those countries that keeps calling you back for more. Like India, it's rich culture, art, heritage, nostalgia and the warmth of the people beckons you with the promise that there is so much more for you to see, experience, taste and learn.  And as it might be obvious, we are obnoxiously obsessed with art, architecture, details, decor and yes - Furniture, we couldn't...

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Travel Thursdays - Tropical Dreaming with baby on board

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Travel Thursdays - Tropical Dreaming with baby on board

The quintessential fun mom - Devina of 'My Little Pudding'. Radiating with positive energy, her smile is infectious, in fact her little adorable pudding of a son - Armaan gets it from her. She's a britannica for moms. A super blogger, she indeed puts the sweetness in motherhood. If you're not following her blog, you indeed are missing out. I absolutely love & adore her. In fact, her positive energy was my biggest push when I started Parrot & Lily. So glad, I get to call her a friend.  One of her many talents is luxury travelling every second week...

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5 cafes that should be on your bucket list, for the sheer love of Coffee

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5 cafes that should be on your bucket list, for the sheer love of Coffee

Coffee, the liquid gold. Perfect in those little cute espresso cups as it is in big tall glasses filled with ice.  If you equally detest when baristas blatantly remind you that espresso comes without milk; & if you can count 10 names of brilliant origin coffee beans and their relative taste in thirty seconds, then you are as passionate about this noble bean as we are.  We would love to share our favourite 5 cafes that have fabled coffees that you will never forget. Gimme! Coffee, NYC - You just have to repeat the name as soon as you come in their SOHO...

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