Surviving summer and staying fresh throughout!

Yes! Summer is well and truly in…. and while the mercury keeps rising, I find myself constantly wondering, ‘Oh! I don’t feel so fresh, right now! Has anybody noticed?’ Sigh! Some of us, unfortunately, suffer from these ‘not so fresh’ moments, don’t we? After all, battling the day is a task by itself when you…

Types of Gentlemen

“A guy is a boy by birth, a man by age and a gentleman by choice.” – Unknown. I couldn’t agree more to this beautiful quote. It has a certain depth to it, just like a gentleman’s character. The world has plenty of men and boys, what it really needs is more Gentlemen. I won’t…

Yardley London English Bluebell

  “A garden should be natural-seeming, with wild sections, including a large area of bluebells.” – Diana Wyne Jones. At the end of spring, I decided to change the way my garden looks as I’ve been putting it off for a while now. A quick trip to the local nursery the next day followed by…

How To Be poised?

“Pretty is an accident of nature. Elegant is a self-created work of art.” – Anonymous. The one true motive of humans, according to me, is ‘being remembered’. Everything we do – our life’s work, actions, decisions, etc. All boil down to one thing, a deep lying need of wanting to leave our mark on the…

4 Things a Woman Must Wear

“The perfect woman, you see, is a working-woman. Not an idler, not a fine lady, But one who uses her hands and her head And her heart for the good of others.” – Thomas Hardy   Everyone wants to be perfect. This pressure, most of the times we bring on ourselves, sometimes the society we…

Essentials of a Gentleman

“A Gentleman is not defined by the content of his wallet or the cut of his suit. He is defined by his manners and the content of his character.” Gents, if you are in self doubt and have lost your way through the modern means of communication remember these things to awaken the Gentleman in…

Lavender Love

“What woman, however old, has not the bridal-favors and raiment stowed away, and packed in lavender, in the inmost cupboards of her heart?” – William Makepeace Thackeray The British were introduced to lavender by the Romans but soon enough lavender became an integral part of the British culture. The name lavender originates, or so it…

How to wear your perfume in winter?

  “Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.” ― Sinclair Lewis These few deep wise words cannot be hard to understand. Winter comes knocking at your door uninvited with unforgiving cold, instantly giving you a full-time job, “personal care”. As the seasons change, so do our personal care regimens. I’ve realized changes during winter…

Winterproofing Your Skin

Winter sunshine is a fairy wand touching everything with a strange magic. It is like the smile of a friend in time of sorrow.  – Patience Strong. Sure we all love winter for its soft sun, but with winter comes dry skin. Dry skin, simply put, is unhappy skin that is beckoning your misplaced attention….

‘Mane’taining!

The hair is the richest ornament of women. ~Martin Luther.   We live in a time which is largely fashion driven. We choose the best styles for our clothes and our crown too. After all, I have never heard of anybody stepping out for an event on their bad hair day. While sporting a bald…

Friends For Life

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. I totally agree. This quote only reinstates that a ‘Friend in need is a friend indeed.’ Don’t count your friends by the number of people who celebrate your birthday and anniversaries with you or the friends in your Facebook profile…

Born To Travel!

“Travel. It leaves you speechless and then it makes you a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta.   No, this article is not going to be one of those where the writer inspires you to quit your job to travel. That is a ludicrous idea and do not indulge in it unless you’ve attained all your goals….