Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Artist of the Month: Alicia Souza

Doodling is a fun way for expressing yourself and everyone can do it and is definitely a form of art. Thankfully it acts as a remedy from all the mundane day to day routine. Alicia Souza, a banker turned passionate illustrator, based in Bangalore, creates vibrant doodles that is bold, fun, funny, quirky and colorful. She has her own online store that sells prints, greeting cards, fridge magnets, coffee mugs and other customizable items.

Have a look at her doodles and get ready to giggle!




Alicia from her workstation
I haven’t met Alicia yet but I can vouch that her personality is as vibrant as her doodles, who cannot talk without giggling, full of life and leaving you energized and inspired to draw!!

Click here to browse through her online store and here to access her Facebook page and for customization you can email her at alicia.souza@gmail.com

Images credit/copyright: Alicia Souza

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Indigo Inspiration

Today I am in love with Indigo color for its versatility, delicacy and warmth. A small amount of this regal colour can make a statement by injecting depth and richness. Jazz this delicate color with whites, grey, lime, brown or any pastel color for a crisp cool look.

Have a look at this modern mysterious colour and find ways to weave it into your home décor.

Explore Pottery Barn for Indigo color furnishing, Image via Pottery Barn

a French provincial desk in Indigo, Image via Elle Decor

Beautiful napkins and runner from Pottery Barn, Image via Pottery Barn

Rich Indigo colored crockery from Pottery Barn, Image via Pottery Barn

Image via Heart Home Magazine

a beautiful Indigo backdrop, Image via Pottery Barn

Moroccan style tiles for a bold statement in your kitchen, Image via housetohome

Indigo printed fabric, Image via Heart Home Magazine


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Winter Sunshine

I love my winter morning sunshine streaming through my kitchen window that epitomizes comfort, hope and creativity. It’s the rising sun that inspires me the most….. marking a new beginning of another day….


Hope you are enjoying the sunshine!! And I hope the winter in Oman is here to stay for long….

Happy Sunday!

Images are clicked by me


Saturday, January 11, 2014

House of the Month: residence of Patricia Torres of Colours Dekor

Hello Everyone!!! Happy New year!! I hope your new year has started off well for you and your family. Hope all my lovelies in Oman are enjoying their winter!

Today I’d like to showcase Patricia Torres’s (also called Patty by all her loved ones) beautiful home in Dubai, a veteran blogger, who is passionate about her home and shares her creativity with her loyal readers….What a great way to start my New Year post!! Patty has creatively matched the colors of her space with artifacts, lights and treasures she has collected over the years reflecting warmth, simplicity and her talent.

Enjoy the home tour!










Isn’t this one of the most beautiful homes you have seen? Would you like to live here? This is a home I would like to get away over the weekend!

Click here to visit Patty’s beautiful ethnic blog called Colours Dekor for more inspirations from her home. Thanks for the beautiful pictures Patty and for the lovely home tour. I hope to visit your home one day!!

Images via Patricia Torres

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Christmas and New Year in Kochi

Celebrating Christmas in Kerala after a very long time was like a flashback of my childhood memories. Christmas in Fort Kochi is so festive with lights, decorations and stars sprawled everywhere and it continues till New Year with Fort Kochi Carnival. Christmas season is definitely an ideal time to plan your trip for a different experience.

The streets at Fort Kochi

Houses decorated with lights and stars


A Gigantic tree in Fort Kochi all lit up for Christmas and New Year

A close up of the tree

As we enter into the New Year, I’d like to wish each one of my lovely readers a Happy, Prosperous, Healthy and  an Inspiring New Year 2014!!!