Sunday, March 31, 2013

My Blog has turned ONE.....

Tickled by Inspirations has turned one year old.... I embarked on this blogging escapade exactly a year ago, exploring the world of interiors and lifestyle. I have been fortunate to meet some incredible people through my blog and it has been a great journey so far. A BIG Thank You to each one of you who encouraged and supported me all the way!! Hope the new year will be an even more amazing and inspiring journey, so stay tuned and enjoy the ride!

Happy Easter Everyone!

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Recipe of the month: Peach Cobbler

It’s hard to believe that Easter is already here. Another joyous occasion that bring family and friends together… Are you getting ready for your Easter feast?? What’s in your menu for tomorrow?

Just in case if you don’t have enough time to make everything, here is a simple dessert for you to try. This is my first time ever making a Peach Cobbler and it turned out to be perfect and moreover I was surprised to see how easy it was to make!! Thanks Mayachechi for introducing me to this soulful dessert!!

Recipe Adapted from Paula Deen

Servings:  8 to 10
  • Canned sliced peaches – I can
  • Sugar – 1cup
  • Reserve 1/4th cup syrup from canned peach
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • Ground cinnamon, optional

Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.

Combine the sliced peaches, reserved syrup, a pinch of cinnamon and 1tblsp sugar in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes till the syrup is thick. Remove from the heat.

Put the butter in a 3-quart baking dish and place in oven to melt.

Meanwhile, combine the rest of the sugar and flour together in a bowl. Slowly stir in milk to prevent clumping.  Pour the batter over melted butter. Do not stir. Spoon peaches on top of batter evenly, gently pouring in syrup. Sprinkle on top some ground cinnamon. And bake for 30 to 45 minutes. Batter will rise to top during baking and bake it till it turns golden.

Serve it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Tip: You can make this with different fruits like blue berry.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Coffee Table Décor

I feel rejuvenated after my weekend get away and humbled with gratitude for this short break. How is your week so far? I hope it’s going well.

Today’s post is about Coffee Table Décor.  I go crazy when I see a coffee table that’s put together so beautifully that reflects your interior décor. All you need to do is accessorize your coffee table with books, flowers, candles, sculptures or anything eye catchy. Mix and match and avoid using elements that have the same height.

Here are some pictures from Lonny for some inspiration to style your coffee table.


I’d love to know what you display on your coffee table!!

Images via Lonny

Monday, March 18, 2013

A Place for Everything

It’s my dream to have my own room or space that has a place for everything and be super organized.

Have a look at these handpicked spaces that is featured in Elle Decor and you will know what I am talking about.
A beautiful library built inside a stone archway

A combination of wardrobe and bathroom

A closet just for shoes!! Its none other than Tamara Mellon's, founder of Jimmy Choo

A beautiful kitchen from Paris
one of the most organized laundry rooms that i have come across

Click here to view the rest of the rooms.

Images via Elle Decor

Sunday, March 17, 2013

MACS MUMBAI Handmade Jewelry

Sneha Miriam, a jewelry designer, with a passion for all things handmade, loves to experiment with semi-precious beads, wood, jute and paper and transform into some beautiful unique pieces. Her passion led her to start her own venture called MACS MUMBAI.

Here are some of her beautiful designs

If you would like to get in touch with Sneha, please email her at  and click here to access her facebook page for updates.

Images via MACS MUMBAI

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Kala Tarang

Kala Tarang is a Singapore based enterprise set up by Sangeeta Roy to promote Indian Handicrafts in Singapore. Sangeeta Roy is an advocate of Indian handicrafts and her social motive is to promote the rich Indian craft heritage through its own exhibitions. She sources crafts from non-governmental organizations and rural craftspeople all over India. Besides focusing and spreading awareness on different craft styles, Kala Tarang exhibits a wide range of Indian handicrafts which includes pottery, metal work, embroidery, folk paintings, weaves and dyes that blends perfectly with modern décor.

Enjoy these handpicked  eco-friendly pieces from Kala Tarang that gives an aesthetic appeal!


If you would like to get in touch with Sangeeta Roy you can email her at  and click here to access their website or here to get updates from facebook.

Images via Kala Tarang

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Enchanting with Character

Architectural Digest recently featured a beautiful historic home of designer Anouska Hempel in London, that’s gives an enchanting feel to this house. The deep colours, fabrics, furniture and curios chosen by the designer are combined beautifully giving her home a magical atmosphere.


Love the tiles!

Click here to view the rest of this enchanting home.

Images via Architectural Digest

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Alchemy of Spice

Yesterday I finally got a chance to play with my camera… with the permission of my toddler of course. Though she was intensely observing me play around with spice, she decided to stay away as it’s not her kind of game. And I was fortunate to continue with my photo shoot.

Spices play an essential part in our cooking. I have always tried to get to know my spices and combine the different flavors in my dish to create something distinctive. It’s all about mix and match. And besides the exotic flavor they are great to take pictures!

Smell your spice, take in the aroma and play around with it to enhance your dish!!

Images are clicked by me

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mrunal’s Boutique

Recently I had the pleasure to meet Mrunal Khimji, a fashion designer and consultant based here in Oman, who is constantly stimulated by creativity and boundless talent. Mrunal was trained as a jewelry designer at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York and pursued her career at Rosy Blue, an international jewellery firm as a product developer and designer. But her love and passion, besides theatre, has always been to design clothes. And that’s how Mrunal’s Boutique was formed which is located in Qurum, Muscat. Mrunal creates unique one-off pieces, works on private orders and provides consultation on designs to her clients that suit their style and body. Her diverse collection ranges from corporate wear to cocktail dresses, traditional to modern, casual to party wear, beautiful Indian ethnic wear to Dhofari dresses. As I browsed through her collection, I realised she had an elegant mix of styles that were feminine and unique and her choice of fabrics brings in a sense of luxury and sophistication. She has a team of embroiders and tailors who caters to customized work and exquisite embroidery.  And to top it all up the interiors of the boutique is stylishly done up and it showed that personal style and interiors go hand in hand.


Besides clothes Mrunal’s boutique also showcases jewelry and footwear designed by her friends.

If you would like to get in touch with Mrunal Khimji to know more about her work you can email her at and click here to access her website or here for Mrunal’s Boutique facebook page.

Stay tuned to view her upcoming collection!

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Butterfly Effect

If you love butterfly, then you are bound to enjoy these beautiful butterfly tea set, napkins, pillows, porcelain, napkin rings which can bring out elegance in your interiors.

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