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Thursday, April 21

That Familiar Longing

For a home in the hills.

Come summer and I feel the all familiar pang of mountain longing. Not that it goes away in other seasons, but the searing heat very quickly turns the longing into an obsession. While I now stay next to the sea, my heart beats bumpity bump for the hills, ALL the time. Every year, when I get some time, I pick up my search for the perfect land in the hills, where one bright happy day, I will build my little mountain cottage.


Also this week, I spent the last few days at my jungle project site, giving final touches to the interiors of the lodge. Which, by the way, is starting to looking quite nice, I must say! I have been sharing sneak peeks over at Instagram and would love to hear what you think! While I ran around getting things done and being very proud of what the team has collectively put together, the scorching sun, the parched land and the dry arid air made me gasp for cooler mountain climes. And after being surrounded, for a large part of this week, by the (good) men of wildlife, and all that wood, iron and stone, the jeeps and the safaris, and the grit and the heat, I have come back, ready to dive into some pinks, some flowers, a soft cozy armchair, cottage chic and loads of yin energy! Putting the two longings together, it's no wonder that I gravitated towards these images - an inspirational, feminine mood board for that little mountain cottage of mine.

Sigh! Just looking at these images teleports me to the hills, where I am snuggling in with a good book, the fragrance of pine, cedar and wild flowers all around me. I shall keep you updated on how my search for my home in the hills progresses. Till then, make sure to join me in my travels on Instagram, my fellow wanderers. 

Have a fabulous weekend and I will see you again early next week.

[Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Monday, April 11

Stylistically Speaking

This is that.

That what's making
My finger pause on the mouse pad
My eyes go a little wide
My lips turn up in a smile
 And my heart sigh

These spaces are singing to me 
Stylistically speaking

It's a jumble of styles, I know. Accurately reflects my state of mind - I am thinking, doing, exploring too many disparate things at the same time. The year has so far been such a mad specimen of what a year could be and I am scrambling to find a pause button, to get a moment or two to catch my breath and reset my internal GPS. Does this year feel that way to you too? Tell me, so we can wag a finger at 2016 together, for making us run so fast.

[Images: Don't kill me internet, but I lost the sources of the images! Credits saved on a doc, the doc seems to have disappeared in some deep crevice of my hard disk and here I am, without the rightful credits. Tch.
Primarily sourced from the tumblr blogs I love and Pinterest] 

Monday, March 21

This Time For Africa

It's been some time. Several weeks. Around two months since I last spoke to you here, on the blog. It was an unplanned, unintentional break and not a pleasant one. But now, the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel has been spotted and after days and nights of heart wrenching turbulence, things have finally calmed down, for better. I am breathing again and my lost mojo is knocking at the door, tempting me with far away places and exotic imagery. 

I chanced upon Africa Moon a couple of days back and got lost in the stunning visuals. It was the spark that I needed to reignite my creative soul. I put together some visual boards to inspire me and hope they inspire you too!    

Sigh. Sometimes all you need, are some pretty pictures.

[All Images: Africa Moon]

I will be seeing you a lot more in the coming weeks before my wandering feet set off for the next round of travel. As always, I have been sharing all the goodness I come across on AnIndianSummer@Instagram. Oh and, I have a treat for my readers who are also cat lovers and/or illustration lovers - my other Instagram account - Catlustration. For the love of furballs, do take a look :)

And and, last few hours left for entering the giveaway to win a gorgeous cashmere scarf from Chobhi. Make sure you follow An Indian Summer on facebook and twitter so as to not miss out some fabulous giveaways coming up.

See you again soon!

Tuesday, January 12

Hello 2016!

And Hello You!
Kick starting the year with interiors clearly after my own heart
White walls and vibrant textiles and art
From the portfolio of Amber Lewis
Dive right in!

Hope the year has started off on the best possible note for you, my kittens
There is so much to talk about, so many updates
I am flitting between cities & airports & highways right now
Will be back with a heart to heart post soon
Travel with me here in the meantime

[All Images: Amber Interiors]

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