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The Foolproof Way To Make Amazing Chai Every Time

Growing up I was never a fan of chai, but in South Asian traditions chai isn’t just a drink – it’s a lifestyle. My mom literally would not operate in the morning until I made her morning chai for her. I can actually recall not being allowed to wake her up unless I had a mug in my hand. Oh, and it had to be perfect. The right mug, the right 3/4 way full, and the right color. The guidance was “use the color of your skin” – when I was tan in the summer it led to many problems in my household. I was the odd one out. I wasn’t interested in this bitter-sweet drink that was more or less: water & milk. In hindsight, I guess this is how non-immigrant kids feel about…

WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT IDEAS

It’s here! The holiday season is among us and I’m all about the gifting season. I mentioned earlier that we won’t have gifts under our tree this year (more on that here), but we will be hosting a White Elephant party! In the spirit of the season, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite options for great White Elephant game gifts…

DIY: WEDDING INVITATIONS

I’m finally doing it! I’ve been wanting to share this on my blog for so long. I’ve shown you tidbits of my wedding including our wedding video, first look at our wedding photos, and of course our proposal story. Today I wanted to share how I created our wedding invitations myself. Traditionally, South Asian weddings have very ornate paper invitations. You traditionally create a card…

THE YELLOW SAREE

Ah, I finally did it! More than 3 years of blogging, and I finally showcased my first Southeastern Style post. This yellow saree was a gift from my ‘Mother-in-Love’ for my wedding. (She has fabulous taste!) Yellow has always…

Layering Jewelry

It’s crazy how quickly fashion changes. Not just for clothing, but jewelry as well. Last year I swear I purchased at least 12 statement necklaces about this time of year. This year, I see myself gravitating towards the same pieces and decided that maybe I need a jewelry refresh. Small delicate pieces are very much in style right now. My favorite thing to do is…

WEDDING STYLES: Black Tie

1   //   2   //   3 I’ve been on the hunt for a few different formal maxi dresses. Between the bridal shower, bachelorette formal night, friend’s weddings & my honeymoon..  I can’t get enough of these! It’s important to keep balance in mind when opting for maxi dresses. A deep neckline can be complimented by a thicker shoulder, while a lower back…

WEDDING SERIES: Engagement Ring Care 101

So you’re engaged? Congratulations! You are over the moon about the new changes in your life and have been showing your new bling off to anyone who does (and doesn’t) ask! The first thing that you need to remember is that to keep your bling sparkly, you have to care of it. Here are the simple steps for taking care of your rock from my…

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