Cakeology VI

Hey Readers! Last week as I started with spring cleaning my book shelf, the Cakeology Journal that had been in hibernation for almost the whole of winter, got my attention. While flipping through its pages I realised that it lacked the ones that were baked during the winter-months. The first one to be included in Cakeology journal is…

Super Moon 2016

Super Moon or as I would call it the Brightest moon of the fall! When there is a Super Moon phenomenon taking place during the fall, it becomes the nature’s pleasant treat for our eyes with this beautiful melange of colors and bright light. It was yesterday evening, a small peek outside through the windows…

Capri

Imagine a collision! Now imagine a collision between a mountain and a sea! And the denouement is a picturesque exotic location embracing miniscule coves, cliffs and crystalline water. Although an exclusive vacation to Capri would do justice, yet a day’s trip or a few hours (from Sorrento or Naples) on this spectacular island could also…

Sorrento: a gourmet

The Sorrentine Peninsula, named after one of its very popular touristic town Sorrento, was the next stop during our long Italian summer vacations. The peninsula is located in the southern Italy with Lattari Mountains forming its geographical backbone and the enchanting Amalfi coast that lies to its south. The location of Sorrento acts like a…

Venice: the floating city of masques and more!

“We can not just ignore Venice specially when it is en-route to our this year’s summer destination. It will be our stop-over for this trip. Decided! ” Venice is one of those cities where I would like to go every year. For me there is something enchanting in its whole atmosphere- like its rock solid at…

Philadelphia…xoxo!

Hello Readers. Spring is finally here after a long wait this year. Yesterday, as I sat myself, with a cup of Cafe Latte, on our terrace garden and turned the pages of our photo album from last year (it is fun maintaining a print photo album in this digital era too) memories of Philadelphia’s beautiful…

FESTIVITIES II – DIWALI CELEBRATIONS

“For this, is a special time when family and friends get together, for fun…to cheer the days in this festive season of Diwali and always.” With commencement of Navratri, one already can fancy being cocooned with the éclat of Diwali…heavenly scented homes, prodigal shopping sprees and soul-elating home-made delicacies. Here we present to you our photo essay on DIWALI,…

Savoir faire – shopping for Dirndl

A Dirndl is a traditional dress (or as they say ‘trachten’) worn in southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Very recently I had an opportunity to wear a Dirndl to one of the Volksfests in Germany, the Cannstatter Wasen in Stuttgart. My excitement (of wearing a Dirndl) knew no bounds when a friend asked us to…

Maribor: the grapevine says it all!

It all started during the summers of 2014. Our plans for visiting Croatia have always been getting postponed, until then, due to long driving hours. But we finally did survive. The drive to Split from Heidelberg is almost 1200 km, and needless to mention every two-hundred kilometres unfold a new story. Before beginning our two-week long trip…

Cakeology V

…As the evening ended, while Amit drove towards our home, I, sitting next to him,  hoped of dreaming the Genie again to complete his last sentence. “Last but not the least, a day in ‘ts phase three, smileth visages b’coz of thee ……” I am back as promised with my version of the third part of…