Category Archives: Photography

Boston PhotoDiary

A few “polaroids” from our weekend trip to Boston a few months ago.  It was chilly but we were well prepared for walking the city.  Which is something that is totally doable in Boston.  I stuck to flats mainly because of the cobblestones (even for our evening outings).  Boston has got a great vibe and even stronger spirit (as seen through the events of the Boston Marathon).

Fully of English culture and European heritage it was a great weekend get away.  It also didn’t hurt that we were able to stop off at a Premium outlet just out side of Boston.  Definitely worth another visit during the warmer months!

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You lift my heart up when the rest of me is down

Ahhhh Finally some nice warm weather to enjoy.  Got my hands on the ever popular Zara Culotte Skort  – got some interesting comments on them (looks like a napkin or an apron) but I can’t get over the oragami style and the fact that they are soooo comfy!

What I’m Wearing: Zara Skort & Tshirt | Unbranded Necklace | MK Watch | Bangles from the P.A.T.H

Actually wore this to do some hosting for our families this Father’s Day.  Other than that, spent majority of the weekend cooking!  Soup, Fish Tacos, Melted Cookies with Ice Cream, Home Made Meatballs, Home Made Pasta Sauce and lots of Mangos from our fav Mango Lady in ChinaTown.  I think I need to go on a model diet for the next two weeks…

Love Puffs

Follow your dreams.

What I’m Wearing: Mendocino Hi Lo Midi Dress | H&M Denim Jacket | Aldo Wedges | Purse from Pushkar (India)

How many times have you heard that?  Does it go through one year and out the other?  For me yes it did…well up until about 2 years ago.

I heard someone say something that has kind of stuck with me: “Follow your dreams and what your heart is telling you …<pause> but <longer pause> …plan.”

I always gravitate towards people who have been lucky enough to do what they love for a living. Mainly for the inspiration and motivation. Those people are the luckiest! To be able to get up and have the feeling “I can’t wait to get to work”.

Alien feelings we have to accept

We are all in the same game
Just different levels
Dealing with the same hell
Just different devils

– Big D

What I’m wearing: Top Shop Flats | Unbranded Jeans & Knitwear | Zara Jacket | Aldo Sunnies | Balenciaga Bag

I found this quote on instagram a few weeks ago – and it’s the best way to describe how we (as people, community, generation etc) deal with struggle.  I do know some people are able to deal with the same amount of pressure and disheartenment in better ways than others. I use the word better lightly because it’s all relative.  But really when you are in your hell – you gotta find a way to get yourself through it.

Only you can keep yourself motivated and it’s only your eyes that can find the light at the end of the tunnel.  Be good to yourself and stay positive …we all make it.

Dill and Bulgor Soup

This was my first attempt ever at making a soup (ok Indian Daals aka Lentils aside).  It was made on the stove top so it was quick enough to make after I came home from work.

I loved this meal because it used fresh ingredients and it was actually fun to make.  I added a few slices of whole wheat baguette on the side.

Chopped Onion, Chives, Cilantro and dry Dill Weed

I’ve been watching a lot of sports with my husband (which also can be interpreted as I don’t mind it when he hogs the remote control :P)  But in all honesty – sports can be a lot of fun to watch.  Especially when the city-you-live-in’s team some how makes it to the play offs!  The one thing that irks me about sports is how these grown men/athletes play to the point where they may end up injuring themselves!   But I do find it inspiring how they can come back to their game so quickly.  I did some quick research on the idea and found some interesting pointers:

1. Maintain a healthy balanced diet: with your regular workout weeks or months away you have to be more careful of what you put into your body, that said…

2. Eat anti-inflammatory foods: something I would never think of but makes total sense! flax seeds, omega-3, turmeric all are good options

3. Keep up with cardio and exercising the non injured area: I’m sure professional athletes have a large support system and team of trainers but still worth while to note

4. Get rest: ie sleep enough so the body can do its thing

5. Stay focused mentally: I would think not working and having a six figure contract hanging over your head would be hard to handle so it makes keep your mind active and engaged.  Also it helps to keep your mind off feeling sorry for yourself

Cooking in the heat


Bulgar Wheat (uncooked)

Red Lentils being inspected by the Hubz

Toss both into the sauté

In goes the water and vegetable broth

Add white chickpeas and spinach, and let simmer…

And voila!

Livin’ in a gangsters paradise

What I’m Wearing: Parasuco Denim | Aritzia Pullover | Aldo Pumps | Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac

Sometimes the setting sun and farm land background make for the best filter ;)  Actually wore this outfit to help warm the new home of a university friend.  It was quite the trek out to their new place!  The Husband and I live in the city, and my friends house was not even in a suburb but more so in the country (township that wasn’t as well developed as suburb).  Apparently the closest big box store is a 20 min drive from their house!

Currently I’m head over heels obsessed with the DayOne app for the iphone and macbook.  It’s like your private twitter/instagram – so essentially its a digital journal.  That said you can only upload one picture to a post (which differs from my blog) but the amount of text is unlimited.  I’ve been using it quite a bit to work through some thoughts, list my daily gratitude and keep record of cool things I’m up to (its nice because it’s a quick “share” or copy / paste from my favourite social media apps).