Tuesday, August 30, 2011

bring on the festivities...

It's that time of the year again. A certain festive anticipation takes hold of me.
Mr. Sun decides to illuminate certain corners with his geometrical rays. Love that fragrance of a season in transition. A season of festivals.

The festive season propels me towards adding that little extra which transforms the home and gets you ready for new events, happy changes and cheerful living!

As promised, sharing few joyful corners of our home...
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Jai Hanuman!
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Allamanda flower on his open palm...
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My shiny silk cushion covers in bright colours & borders...mak3
Mangalgiri borders give a traditional look...mak7
Some tealights in a glazed glass holders...mak9
Fresh fresh flowers in my copper tea kettle...mak10
Bedside chest with a tower of books and flowers...mak8
A Panjurli (Boar Mask) from Udupi...mak6
Roses on my dressing table, kept in little bowls of water placed inside woven palm leaf basket...mak5
Hope all of you enjoyed a virtual tour of few corners of our home.

Eid Mubarak & Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all my readers! Have a great week!

(Images by Arch)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Heritage Madurai.

Last week saw us visit the beautiful Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, devour traditionally prepared South Indian lunches served on banana leaves and get lost in a tropical haven created by Geoffery Bawa.
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Heritage Madurai is a 17-acre resort originally called the Madurai Club and was designed by the famous Sri Lankan architect Geoffery Bawa. Bawa's style of blending indoor & outside spaces is evident through out the resort.
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Locally sourced materials and natural elements makes this place very unique. Bawa's disciple Vinod Jayasinghe has restored this resort to it's former glory by blending tradition with modern luxuries.
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Granite used liberally at the resort.
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Intricately carved door at the reception area.
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Reception area with antique wicker work chair.
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Entrance lobby with fresh floating flowers in a granite urli.
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Lotus leaves growing tall at the entrance area.her21
'Frangipani' trees framing the Luxury Villas.her5
Granite pillars and furniture at the Luxury Villas.her7
Our room.her15

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Traditional wooden doors and granite formed the main design in the room.her4
Our very own plunge pool with Frangipani tree!her22
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Temple Tank inspired pool at dusk.
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Dining area at dusk.
Geoffery Bawa~ I really adore your style. Madurai ~ I enjoyed your rich culture.
(Images by Arch)