- This rosewater in a spray bottle from Mount Purious was one of those things that was laying in front of me at the counter while paying at Whole Foods in London last year, amongst chewing gums and mouth fresheners. I picked one up out of pure shopaholic manner–and got hooked. It’s the most refreshing, amazing thing to spray on puffy eyes in the morning. Another secret tip which I’m not sure is very secret, is that it feels even better if you keep it in the fridge over night. I’m sure you can get any brand, just make sure the only thing in it is rosewater–no added random stuff.
2. I don’t think I’ve ever worn an extremely, insanely comfortable bra until I found this one, while roaming the streets of Florence two weeks back. I know–Florence isn’t really the most expected place to go underwear shopping, right? The bra is from Hanky Panky and I’m not exaggerating when I say this is so comfortable, I almost prefer wearing it over being bra-less. Almost. Anyway, I don’t know what kind of rock I’ve been living under, but its 2018 and we prefer to be comfortable ladies. Sexy and comfortable.
3. My whole life I’ve worn the same scents for years on end, then sort of changed my perfume as my life has changed over time. You know what I mean? Like, one scent for each ‘phase’. My teens was my Burberry phase, then I had a Viktor & Rolf phase in Santa Barbara, and J’adore Dior throughout college. Recently, I’ve been trying out different perfumes, and I currently have about three or four that I keep switching in between. Donna by Valentino is one of them. Just in the changing room at the gym the other day, someone came up to me and asked to smell me (!). Flowery, light but rich, luxurious…ok, not that I’m some kind of scent connoisseur or anything…
4. Recommending this salad recipe because its so. damn. good. It’s also from my favourite (Swedish) food blog, which you can check out here. The recipe is available here as well, but for those of you who don’t read Swedish, let me quickly brief you: Asian salad with sesame crusted salmon and wasabi dressing. I’m even translating the recipe for you because its so tasty.
- Salmon (enough for 4 people)
- Marinade for the salmon: 2 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tsp honey, 50 ml soy, juice from half a lime, fresh grated ginger, chopped garlic
- Black rice (enough for 4 people)
- 100-200 ml sesame seeds (ideally both black and white because its prettier, but one colour obviously works too)
- 1 mango
- 0.5-1 cucumber
- Spring onion (however much you like, I LOVE onions so I just overdose)
- Whatever green leaves you prefer. I think spinach would be nice with this but I personally am not a fan of spinach so I just do lettuce instead.
- 200 ml edamame beans (not required, but tasty)
And for the Wasabi dressing, you need:
- 1 tbsp wasabi
- 2 tbsp mayo
- 1 tbsp grated ginger
- 2 tbsp creme fraiche (doesn’t exist in India so I just use fat yoghurt/dahi)
- 0.5-1 lime (just the juice)
- Salt, pepper and honey
How to make it:
- Boil the rice as per instructions on the packaging
- Cut the salmon in small cubes, add to the marinade for like 10-15 min
- Make the wasabi dressing, then keep it in the fridge till everything else is ready
- Prepare all the veggies
- Roll the salmon cubes in sesame seeds. When the rice is almost ready, cook the salmon in oil on a medium temperature until you get whatever texture you prefer
- Mix. Eat. Enjoy! Thank you to Agnes for this incredible recipe! Y. U. M.
5. Saif and I are currently hooked on Lovesick, which is a fairly new show on Netflix (honestly I have no idea when it came out but I just came across it very recently). The show is funny, real, entertaining, and relatable. It’s not like the BEST show I’ve ever seen, but it’s a really nice watch for a weeknight when you just feel like giggling and zoning out for a bit. Well, not just giggling. Cracking up too. Watch it watch it, you shall not be disappointed!
Now I’m off to breakfast guys, then I’m spending the day writing & brainstorming by the pool. Oh, and did I say its Republic Day in India? A national holiday. Wihooo.