Soul Travel – Leh part 1

A journey to Leh / ladakh is the sort of journey that changes you as a person. It’s unforgettable with it’s ever changing multi coloured, stark and piercingly  beautiful landscape. The softness and gentleness of the people. It invites you to question and realign your sense of self in all the vastness that inspires awe at every turn. It’s majestic and otherworldly and should be … Continue reading Soul Travel – Leh part 1

SRI LANKA – part 4 AMANGALLA and Villa Bentota

A peak inside ….  AMANGALLA  – 10 Church Street,Fort,Galle, Sri Lanka The Library   Love this cupboard in the corridor.   bedroom shutters I want …. Tamil for “please clean my room”   One of the best lunches!! VILLA BENTOTA A boutique hotel by the Paradise Road owners. MOHOTTI WALAUWA 138/18 – 138/22 Galle Road, Bentota, Sri Lanka hands and legs, reflections !     Continue reading SRI LANKA – part 4 AMANGALLA and Villa Bentota

SRI LANKA – part 3 The Beach , Ahungalla

5 days at the beach. Bliss and peace. We had the entire Sri Lankan and Australian cricket teams staying at our hotel,with half the Sri Lankan army camping out on the beach (to protect the teams of course ) The beaches were spotless, the pool was private. We lunched at the Aman Galla(my dream hotel)and dined at the Paradise road – Villa Bentota. The food … Continue reading SRI LANKA – part 3 The Beach , Ahungalla

SRI LANKA – part 2 , Hill Country, Nurelia

Our next stop was central Sri Lanka and the misty hills of ‘Nurelia’ or Nuwara Eliya. We ended up staying at a terrible hotel, but spent a fabulous day at theTea Factory. When this tea factory was built on the Hethersett Plantation it was regarded, as a remarkable work of engineering. It was eventually closed down in 1973 and beautifully restored and transformed into a … Continue reading SRI LANKA – part 2 , Hill Country, Nurelia

FALAKNUMA PALACE a stunning revival !

A painstaking 10 year restoration process has revived this amazing Palace !A romantic destination if ever there was one. Falak-numa which translated means “Like the Sky” or “Mirror of the Sky” is truly dreamy…..  Brining it back to it’s original grandeur was led by princess Asra jah, the first wife of the VII nizam. The Library : has a walnut carved roof and is a replica of the … Continue reading FALAKNUMA PALACE a stunning revival !

SWING it ……

The swing is an essential part of the home for a lot of Bombayites! Sadly they tend to all be pretty much the same, mostly carved and quite ethnic not terribly interesting.They are almost always placed in the balcony or the living room.I’ve never been a huge fan of this particular piece of furniture in homes  in the city ,BUT i do love them in … Continue reading SWING it ……