Sunday, January 29, 2017

Andaman Style Diaries: Trouble Maker!

My Andaman trip got a fabulous response all over social media with everyone getting super jealous ;-) I know now that a lot of you are going to be planning trips to a place which did not ever figure your bucket list, thanks to my updates on the beauty of the Andaman islands, the history, and the activities that you can do there other than chilling on the beaches. I have some good news for you though - I am going to be documenting the trip on the blog in detail, so get ready to be seeing a lot more than what you already have. Outfit posts, my itinerary and a lot on the fun activities that I engaged in. Starting with an outfit post, it was just a strange coincidence that I landed up wearing my Trouble Maker top to Cellular Jail at Port Blair. I kinda found the connect cute ;-)

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Best Luxury Hotels in Bangalore

Last year I made a trip to Bangalore after a good number of years and was surprised to notice a vast change in the hospitality offerings. Luxury hotels had sprung up in every nook and corner. It was no more just about business and budget hotels with a few luxury hotels which only the uber-rich could afford. I did check out a few hotels though while I was there, and then with further inputs of friends in Bangalore, I zeroed down on a list of the 'Best Luxury Hotels' in Bangalore. The hotels below are definitely on my recommended list and I'll tell you why they should be on yours as well. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Subscribe to the Ri(t)ch Styles Newsletter!

If you guys follow me closely on social media then you know that the Ri(t)ch Styles newsletter was launched last year in May as I had announced it all over social media. Somehow I don't know why, the news never made it to the blog. So finally today it does - better late than never! :-)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

My 5 Favourite Lip Balms For Winter!

Winters are the worst time of the year for our skin, as the temperature and the weather conditions take a toll on it. Our lips are one of the worst hit as chapped lips become a constant this season. That is because our lips do not have oil glands and hence soothing lips balms at hand are a must. This post tells you all about some really good lip balms that I have used to keep my lips smooth, nourished and moisturized, and they come in all sorts of budgets!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Do Not Disturb - A Preventive Shield For Our Kids!

Thanks to our tropical climate, India is a breeding ground for mosquitoes that cause diseases like Chikungunya, Malaria, and Dengue. While products to protect us from mosquitoes have been available for ages, their effectiveness has become a question mark with the number of cases getting affected by these diseases. Dengue has become commonplace now and the Zika scare has raised a lot more concerns. The need for more advanced products has become of paramount importance especially those that are handy, easy to use and affordable. Not to forget, safe to use especially with kids in the house. Keeping all this in mind and being a mother, it becomes very important for me to choose products that are child friendly along with being a lot more advantageous to the consumer, as compared to existing products in the market.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wedding Season Diaries : Flaunt A Saree

The wedding season is back, and for the first time on the blog I have a series of outfit posts coming up to show you what I have been wearing to different weddings over the last one year. The roundup is of my favourite ones and you will have seen them on social media in bits in pieces, but now I will be sharing all of them with you through individual posts. I am starting with something that is timeless and I love wearing - the Saree! It's graceful, it's elegant and it makes a woman look absolutely beautiful. For me the classic style is my go to style but in terms of materials and embroideries, I do pick up quite a variety. Weddings call for bright colours with intricate embellished work and some bling, and that is what I have in mind while picking up my sarees or getting them made. The look here is from the Sangeet ceremony of a family wedding.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Godrej Aer Twist - A Happy Car Story!

I am sure we all love walking into a nice smelling space. In fact it does enhance our moods in most cases and on stressful or bad days especially, it definitely makes a huge difference. So since I can forever remember, I have been using different ways to keep my spaces be it home or office smelling good using air fresheners, candles, potpourri, scented aromatherapy oils and sprays. However I never used car air fresheners till 2 years ago because I loved rolling down my windows and taking in a bit of fresh air, where ever possible that is in a city like Mumbai ;-). My actual need has only come about lately after Aryaa's birth, for 2 reasons - one that we don't really roll down the windows anymore and two because Aryaa likes eating in the car while watching the world outside from the window. While we do clean up, there have been times when we have opened the car the next day and there is an unpleasant odour, which would just spoil everyone's mood. That was when I started using car fresheners. After having tried, tested and discarded various brands, I eventually got my hands on the new Godrej Aer Twist - Car Freshener in the variant Cool Surf Blue that not only smells great but also looks good!


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy Birthday Deepika Padukone! Her most stunning looks from 2016!

It's Deepika's birthday today, and this stunner is only getting more and more gorgeous with age. She has slayed the red carpets with oomph and I love her personal style too. Today on her birthday, I have zeroed down on my favourite looks of hers from the past one year, and trust me it has been a tough tough task!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Cheers To A Blessed 2017!

Popped the bubbly, clinked the glasses and raised a toast! Mainly got set to do new things and correct what I didn't get right last year! Thankful to be part of a new year, and for family and friends and a life that I am blessed with! Cheers to a great 2017 for all of you!

Happy New Year Everyone!

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