“Anniversary aap logo ki hai ya uncle-aunty ki!“. That’s what my brother said when Mom and I were getting ready last evening. It was my parent’s close friends’ (who I call chachu-chachi) 25th wedding anniversary. So they threw a small party for close friends and family. The party was at 9pm at Studio 169, Moments Mall in Kirti Nagar. So obviously we decided to leave at 10pm.
I swear I went to bath at 8 and was fully ready at 9 30. Just 1.5 hrs which included a quick shower, shampoo, blow dry, ironing the outfit, makeup, mom’s makeup and clicking some pics…..which is NOT bad given my record.
I’m usually under dressed (and I call myself a punjabi) for such occassions. So over dressed that when I reached at my cousin’s engagement wearing this Indian outfit, the first person who saw me (bhabhi) said “bahut simple lag rhi hai“. It was a day event!! So I expected everybody to turn up like that but noooooo my punjabi family doesn’t care.
So this time when my mom suggested I wear the beige dress I wore on my college freshers, I told her dresses are for guests and being a close friend of the family I must wear something dressy and more Indian. And when I entered the venue, girls in short peppy dresses were swarming everywhere. It was a cultural shock…..given they are baniyas (guptas) who are known to dress up in bling from head to toe. For the first time in my life, I was over dressed!
I wore these nude pumps. I got them online and now when I think of the site I can’t remember it. If anybody wants to know I can check. They costed me some 1500 bucks only. Bargain na!
Oh well yeah this is your beauty blogger! Neon orange lips (my favourite matte orange lipstick + my favourite orange gloss), neutral eyes (Maybelline Chai Latte quad) and highlighter + blush pearls on cheeks.
I saw a brownie on somebody’s table and that was it! I had to get it. I searched the whole place and there in the corner was this little spongy brown wonder. Other than that I had spring rolls, chilly potatoes, pakodas, manchurian, noodles, dal makhani, naan…..oh wait why am I telling you all this?
We brought this Merlot red wine from Four Seasons along. I guess that made for a perfect gift since there was no wine at the party! So we opened it there only and it complimented our spicy main course. The colour is rich ruby red with a taste of ripe plums and grapes. It improves with time when you let it sit in your mouth for sometime. I’m more of a wine virgin but I’ve tasted a few so I hope what I’m saying makes some sense to other wine virgins! Last evening was my introduction to red wines.
Btw Four Seasons makes some of the best affordable wines. I never knew you could get a wine in just Rs.600! I’m now gifting wines only….the handbag I was considering to gift the lady would have costed a bomb! Add this to your list of gifting ideas.
This was the empty mall at midnight. Eerieeeeee…..
Some sweet porn for you!
This box of calories is happily lying beside me as I write this post unaware of the fact its gathering some publicity. We are not on talking terms right now. It was fun while it lasted but we gotta move on to better things (read moti choor ke laddoo) in life.
This is what bloggers do…..make a post out of everything!.
PS – some of the pics are from my phone camera, sorry.