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A SUMMERTIME TABLE SETTING

4th July 2017 by SURBHI GANDHI
A SUMMERTIME TABLE SETTING

Balmy summer evenings bring back fond memories of outdoor entertaining under warm lighting, a table adorned with delish food and drinks, surrounded by friends and family. Outdoor space is a rare gem in most cities, and once you have it, plan on taking full advantage by hosting the most stylish do’s of the season. Think endless dinner parties, barbecues, and copious amounts of rosé flowing throughout summer. The next time you fire up the grill for a backyard BBQ, impress your guests with these colourful and creative summertime table setting ideas. Here’s a rundown of all the picks you need for the alfresco dining party of the year. TABLEWARE Putting together a gorgeous summer party doesn’t have to be complicated. Your decorating can be simple and your table, anything but basic. Crisp white dishware, modern...

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FATHER-SON ARCHITECTURAL LEGACIES THROUGHOUT HISTORY

16th June 2017 by SURBHI GANDHI
FATHER-SON ARCHITECTURAL LEGACIES THROUGHOUT HISTORY

Some families witness the passing of creativity and passions from generation to generation. From internationally acclaimed landmarks built by I.M. Pei and his two sons, to the historic works of Cesar and Rafael Pelli, these father-son legacies have left an indelible mark on the architectural world. Father’s Day is fast approaching, which offers us a prospect to reflect on the paternal bequest that has connected dynasties of noteworthy architects – Let’s travel back in time to see the ancestral threads of architectural history.     ELIEL AND EERO SAARINEN     Helsinki Railway Station, by Eliel Saarinen                                           St. Louis Gateway Arch, by Eero Saarinen...

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BREWING A GOOD CUPPA

30th May 2017 by SURBHI GANDHI
BREWING A GOOD CUPPA

 “Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” -         Anne Morrow Lindbergh In many cultures, the rituals of tea and coffee drinking have religious, and/or spiritual significance. Prime examples would be the famous Japanese tea serving ceremony which has lots of formalism attached to a proscribed and often protracted serving of a special kind of traditional tea. Coffee was first used as medicine by Arabic monks, and was later spread as a custom by pilgrims from Mecca. Tea and coffee, for most of us today, serve a more soul-warming purpose as our mornings do not commence without a wellness cuppa. In fact, drinking up to five cups a day is considered healthy for your heart and helps reduce diseases. So let’s drink ourselves to...

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