Tuesday, September 2, 2014

In Heaven's Lap

.....And we are back from our summer break..!! We wanted to spend the last few days of our summer break peacefully among the hills.... but Shimla, Mussoorie and Nainital  have become too commercial and crowded..... I would much rather be at the peace at home....After much thought and research we finally decided to spend a week at Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh.

Being the highest hill station in himachal pradesh, it is so raw in its beauty. This calm little town has preserved its culture so beautifully that you would  feel you have traveled back in time.

Among the many tourists destinations, Khajjiar and Dainkund peak were our most favorite one. My husband kept asking me to take pictures of the beautiful deodars and clouds..... I would only reply by saying... honey this cant be captured  by any camera.... just take it all in and capture it with your eyes...

Nevertheless, sharing a few of my pictures from the trip.  Hope you enjoy them as much...

Our home for a week.... the Grand View Hotel. great hospitality and beautiful view.

Everything nice and pretty around us....

Cafe Dalhousie.... our everyday chai place.  The cafe was a British time guest house which is now serving as a cafe... they served awesome grilled sandwiches :P

Captured these dainty beauties on our trek to Dainkund peak

Kalatop guest house.....another British time guest house, preserved just as it was back then. This guest house has been a home for many bollywood movies...1942-A love story, Lootera to name a few..

Beautiful Khajjiar... also known as mini Switzerland in India.  The deodars...and green grasslands were breathtaking...this is my favorite picture from the entire trip...and honestly it does no justice to what I saw in person...

Once upon a time....Home!

Another favorite of mine.... I love the different shades of green as the peaks get higher
(View from our balcony)

Hope you enjoyed these pictures.... would love to hear back from you. Have a great week ahead !!

Images @ Shaz Originals 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sunset at Hauz Khas

 “Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” 

-Rabindranath Tagore

Visiting  Hauz Khas village gives you a break from the maddening crowd of Delhi.. its serene ...peaceful.. I love being there at sunset with my chai.... !!

Have a fun week ahead ! 

Images @Shaz Originals

Friday, May 9, 2014

Our Humble Abode - Master Bedroom

 Finally !! managed to get a breather to sit down and do what I love doing the most....blogging about my our home.

Its been 3 months since I packed up my life in the US and decided to return back to home sweet home at New Delhi, India.  Since then life has been nothing but unpacking...organizing...receiving cargoes and shipments. And that is exactly kept me away from you guys too...Living in India has been quite an experience so far... I cant say we are friends yet... but we are getting there...

This cute little place we call home is our first place together, and both of us really want to enjoy the process to setting it up , hence the decision to take one room at a time.  We also want to keep it simple..easy to maintain and clutter free...

Sharing a few pictures of our (sort of almost) complete master bedroom...take a tour.... 

Banarsi pillows on the bed in assorted colors

  A bunch of my favorite fresh flowers

 Knicks and Knacks of purple-blue decor . The blue glass pumpkin and ceramic plate were  DIY projects

 Our Anthropologie monogram cup from a very dear friend... and a memory I brought back from my University time in Pittsburgh. 

Another view of the decor above the bed and my DIY canvases. These were our favorite wedding pictures 

 ....taadaaa... this how it looks as of now... a few more things to add and we will probably strike off the master bedroom from our list... Hope you all liked it as much as we loved setting it up.... let me know :))

Love always..xoxo

Images @ Shaz Originals

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Steps of Vision

The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs- Vance Havner

Hope you all are having a great weekend....xoxo

Images @ Shaz Originals 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Happy weekendings

 Another week spent.. writing and killing myself over my thesis  :P.... I keep telling myself...just a few more days...you have come this far !

It is tough to keep oneself motivated...week after week...year after year... and at times you feel the world is against you...no one wants to see you happy and content..and new problems keep propping up...

But like all wise men say.... It moulds and shapes you into the person you are...STRONGER...WISER...CONTENT....and eventually HAPPIER... 

Sharing a few snaps I took at a conference in Arizona this past summer.... I relate to these desert flowers today...surrounded by thorns...yet they bloom and shine...in all their beauty..!! 

God has created such inspirations all around us...you just need to take a moment to stop by.

Have a great weekend guys !!!...xoxo

P.S. I am back to super motivated me ! 

Images @ Shaz Originals

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The First Sunrise

Wanted to start the new year on a different note....we wanted to catch the first sunrise of 2014.....so me and my friend drove to Mt Washington early morning to watch the sun rise...

Sharing a few of my pictures....

My beautiful- City of Bridges

The reflections on the skyscrapers

Molten sun

Warming up on a chilly morning 

Wishing all my readers a warm...happy...and prosperous 2014

Images@ Shaz Originals