We didn’t realize we were making memories that would last a lifetime. We just knew we were going to have fun. With summer 2017 drawing to a close and no chance of travelling with my husband, I am swept by nostalgia for the most enchanting holiday I had in Thailand in October 2016.
It was our 30th wedding anniversary. Phuket, Krabi and Ko Samui were great ideas for our getaway. But it was The Barai Resort, Hua Hin that took my hubby’s fancy. By default we picked the quiet seaside resort town Hua Hin, without any clue that it would very soon create the most magical and unforgettable experience of my life. Read More
I discovered my new passion for red and coral two weeks ago. Struck by the beauty of this combination in a dupatta (long piece of cloth worn around the head, neck, and shoulders by women from South Asia, typically worn with a long shirt and baggy trousers), I was urged to buy it. My next thought was, “This duo would look stunning in a home!” Read More
The Mars Exploration Rover mission team at NASA found layers of rock and sediment. When I saw the pic, I was floored with the beauty of another world. So began my new color inspiration - the pairing of blue and brown. Read More
When I see colors in two’s, red jumps before my eyes with purple. I can almost hear you saying, “Really? Hmmm.. The good news is that the combination is not as rare as I thought; so here I am, all set to show you how the pair creates wonders in our environment.
Let’s start with the greatness of Mother Nature. How would you describe these roses? Exotic? Breathtaking? Read More
I suppose if we love the outside of our home we would be drawn to the inside. For more reasons, the color and design of the home’s exterior must get its due. It’s high time that I turn my step motherly attention to this non-living space that does make first impressions count, like it or not!
In the UAE, I find that exteriors of houses, better known as villas, are matched to the environment. For the expatriate population whether one rents or owns a home, the color and design of the exterior and interior is the builder’s choice. There are some exceptions though where you can buy land and build your own home.
Let’s look at some exterior choices. Simple in design and color, this villa is more appealing than most. The builder has picked colors that he/she can’t go wrong with. One look at the house is enough to conclude, “This is good” (Scratch the surface and you know it’s the feeling of safety and comfort). And you move on to survey the inside. Read More