Fashion, Food, Lifestyle

Podcast, fashion week and O Pedro by the bar


The other day, I did justice to the concept of ‘making the most of the day’. Except going to the office, I squeezed in a session with my two podcast partners in crime…

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Yup, that’s right. We’re starting a podcast! I can’t wait to tell you more about it soon.

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I actually had never met Lynn or Amrita – the two girls I’m working with on the podcast project – until we sort of randomly caught up for another meeting over coffee two weeks ago. We started talking and…well, each one of us, with a different podcast idea, decided to merge our plans and make it one.

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The most amazing thing about this is that Amrita and Lynn are both members of WAC, or Women About Community – the women’s only network that I run here. Without the forum, there are so many amazing women I would have never had a chance to meet. Starting WAC was the best thing I kicked off last year. I’m so proud over what its become and how its constantly growing and evolving.

After work and podcasting, it was time to get ready for fashion week. Lakme Fashion Week is in full flare in Mumbai at the moment, and I had one special show to attend this week… 431-88 is a Delhi based fashion brand that I’ve been a big fan of for the longest time, so when they reached out to me to ask if I could come for the show, wearing something they’d put together for me – let’s just say it was an easy sell!

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On my way to the show I dropped by Maia’s and Aditya’s new place, to meet their new addition to the family. Meet Bella guys! She’s such an adorable little girl. Shy yet curious and playful.

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We were running late for the show, but luckily Maia’s car is so big we were able to set up shop in the backseat. I love being able to use commutes productively. Or just saving time in general.

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Cameras are not allowed inside the venue without a press pass, but we managed to sneak a selfie before the show started. Prithvi, Maia and me.

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I don’t know how many times I got stopped by people asking where my outfit was from. Isn’t it so nice when women are actually not afraid of stopping a stranger to tell them that they like what they wear? Reminder to self to always do that from now on. Such an awesome thing to do!

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Maia is a frequent attendee of these type of events – she’s been a fashion blogger for the longest time now, and runs one of the biggest fashion platforms in the country. You can check out her site here.

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After the show we sneaked a few more photos before we grabbed a coffee and sangria at the bar. I ended up rushing to the salon for a blow dry right after this photo, because of how greasy my hair looked in the photos. Probably one of my biggest pet peeves in life: Greasy hair.

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Last but not least (and not actually last), Saif and I met up for dinner at fabulous O Pedro. I have been there once for lunch before, but last night’s dinner was even more outstanding than the first time we went…

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Safe to say the best ceviche I’ve ever had.

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Their cocktails are amazing too. Try their special recipe on a whiskey sour. I don’t even like whiskey and it was one of the best cocktails I’ve ever had.

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Is there anything more romantic than going for a nice dinner and sitting at the bar? Saif and I usually prefer to sit at the bar together on dates even when there are tables available. You can interact with the staff, ask them questions about the food, and it generally just feels more festive than sitting down at a dining table…

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The grilled lobster with orange (!) was also unbelievable…

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This chorizo dish was also one of my favourites. Love chorizo.

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After three cocktails and a ton of food, we went for a friends wedding function to end the night.

Safe to say, one of the busiest days. And one of the best ones, too.

Thanks again to 431-88 for having me!

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