The first thing I did in Delhi was hit a mall that had both Sephora nd H&M in it. Sephora is currently my idea of Tiffany’s. I want Breakfast at Sephora! I love the fragrant air, the staff is helpful, you can walk around, try a dozen shades of lipstick and pick the one just perfect for you. This store, I like a lot.
I also love Delhi for its food… I think there’s pretty much no food joint here that disappoints. One of my personal favorites is a burger from Cafe Delhi Heights.. yumm!
Top: Local Bangkok store in Guwahati, Jeans: Levi’s, Shoes: Forever21
The next day was at Amazon India Fashion Week. I went for the show by IKAI and ILK- the collection was so rad, casual really is the new dressy! Here’s what I wore (I LOVE this color right now)
Dress: Zara, Shoes: Forever21, Sunglasses: Aldo
Walking by the streets of Hauz Khas Village, I saw a side of Delhi which my Mumbai tastes are more acclimatized to. A lot of people had suggested this as a place to hang out, and I must say I wasn’t disappointed. Approaching the street at night, I wasn’t too sure this could be the most happening place around (narrow street, old buildings, low hanging wires- but hey, that’s how most of India is!)- but boy, was I surprised! When they say there are a lot of places to hang out there, they mean there’s EVERYTHING! Fancy restaurants, all the best bars, good crowd- you can literally just hop from one place to another… no need to get into a car. So I came back next morning to get some pictures for this blog post. While the street looked ordinary during the day, I was delighted to discover a beautiful fort at the end of the street… here are some pictures:
Top: Vero Moda (old), Leggings : Zara, Shoes : Forever 21, Sunglasses: Aldo
Lunch was at Berco’s, which served yummy Chinese food- I’m told this place is pretty popular with the students. It’s a nice cozy place in GK-1.
By evening, I had a major craving for Italian food at the Big Chill. This is my favourite restaurant in Delhi- years back, I was introduced to Italian cuisine at this restaurant and since then eating here is a ritual for me when I’m in town. I love the lasagne and stuffed potatoes here; I start thinking about them while i’m booking my tickets to Delhi, even before I think of meeting my best friend (I hope, for once, she is not reading this post!). No pictures of those dishes, the baked potato was in my stomach about 92 seconds after it was served. There’s a picture of my friend’s antipasti platter though. For the evening, I changed into a navy one shoulder top, heels and brightened my lipstick.
Top: Mango (old), Leggings: Zara, Shoes: Zara
Next morning, I went to my fave area in Delhi! The Rajpath and India gate area is city beauty at its best… The streets, the small ponds, the ice cream vendors, the greenery and most of all the air of grandeur are absolutely unique and breathtaking.
Top: Lavish Alice @koovs.com
Later that day. I hung out with school friends at MyBar and got tricked into having an ice-paan in Connaught Place (try it sometime, though I’m sure your friends will have more fun watching you!). Well some memories cannot be captured in pictures- and some are too embarrasing to share!
So this time Delhi was different for me. And no matter how many more times I engage in the Mumbai-Delhi one-upping debates (I’m team Mumbai, of course!)… I have to admit- Delhi is a place with a soul.
Until next time,
Picture credits: Sarfaraj Ahmed