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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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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10 MUST-FOLLOW INTERIOR DESIGNERS ON INSTAGRAM

9th May 2017 by SURBHI GANDHI
10 MUST-FOLLOW INTERIOR DESIGNERS ON INSTAGRAM

When scrolling through a surfeit of  homeinspo and elegantly spread furnishings on Instagram, seeking inspiration to update your space can be quite a task. Whether aiming for a corner overhaul or just a total redesign, these design-centric Instagram accounts serve up little snippets of insights daily and never fail to whip a quick visual pick-me-up - hit that follow button now, you need these on your home feed. ORLANDO SORIA Image @mrorlandosoria The Los Angeles-based creative founder of Homemaker and premier designer at Homepolish has a feed that hilariously shares his life, work, and personality. Skewing mid-century modern in aesthetics, Orlando Soria’s work is covetable and liveable, all at once. With clients like Kelly Oxford and Whitney Port, you’re bound to see a famous-faced L.A. cameo every once in...

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