For over five years now, 25-year-old Roshni Aditya has been planning her holidays around shopping. Aditya, who heads a family business in Kolkata, is a big fan of Zara, which is yet to set up a store in that city. So she’s particularly happy about the launch of its online store. “It’s a relief to… via … Continue reading By going online in India, Zara can finally reach fashion-forward shoppers outside the metros — Quartz
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Welcome to the first post of our 'Where the locals go' series. Here we will be spilling the details on the local hotspots of various cities around the world. These aren't always "secret" places but they are definitely places to visit and ones that you'll find less cameras and more of the bubbly. What better … Continue reading Where the locals go: Sydney
A little while ago I came across the charity Share the Dignity after hearing about it on a Mia Freedman podcast. It was really sad to learn about the plight of women who experience domestic violence as well as the many homeless women living in Australia today. It was eye-opening to realise just how much … Continue reading Share the Dignity
I have just finished reading Big Little Lies by the amazing Australian author Liane Moriarty. Now, I realise I am so far behind with this one and I know that it has already been made into a Netflix series with the biggest actors (heard of Reese Witherspoon anyone? Nicole Kidman?), but I only recently discovered Liane … Continue reading Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Have you ever experienced what it’s like to have the neighbour from hell? Fredrik Backman explores this issue and so much more in his heartwarming novel, A Man Called Ove. The main character Ove is a grumpy, bitter, independent old man who, behind his exterior, has a lifetime of wisdom and one heck of a … Continue reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
It's been a rough night. Just ask Lex. He's not happy. In fact, he's raging... Why? We are babysitting my beautiful cat Chelsea whilst my parents are off exploring Europe! I'm completely happy with this idea as is Chelsea. Although one thing that really annoys Chelsea is when Lex tries to sleep instead of playing … Continue reading It’s been a rough night…
A lot of students at Bloomington Power Yoga have been asking me to recommend a good yoga mat. I have some difficulty making a recommendation because it’s not exactly clear what makes for a good yoga mat. Probably the criteria will vary from person to person, but one thing that has come up a lot is that people want to practice on an eco-friendly mat. Those stinky, toxic, PVC-laden mats from the local sporting goods store are a big no-no for most serious yogis, so I’m going to restrict my recommendations here to eco-friendly mats.
Quite a few companies offer eco-friendly mats these days. I’ve practiced on a number of them over the years, and I thought I’d compile a review of all of the ones I’ve tried in one, easy-to-read guide. Of course, the views expressed here are just the opinion of one yogi, and my assessment should be…
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In preparation of a long flight (cons of living in the land down under), I downloaded a whole bunch of podcasts. I wasn't sure I was even going to listen to them, but thought they might be good to have just in case the entertainment selection on board wasn't good. As it turned out there … Continue reading Why I’m currently obsessed with podcasts
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Magdalena Roze is one of those women that you just want to be. She's absolutely stunning with her soft eyes and gorgeous smile, but more importantly than that she radiates elegance and kindness. When I was thinking of Australian celebrities I wanted to interview for Greenwich Lane she was honestly the first person I wanted … Continue reading Our flavour of the month: Magdalena Roze