#UnwrapChristmas Doing a Little Something Extra

It only takes a spark to get the fire going.

And soon all those around can warm up in its glowing.

That’s how it is with God’s love,

Once you have experienced it

You want to sing

You feel like spring

You want to pass it on…

A few of us gathered together for Secret Santa tidings, divided by names and united through a common Christmas spirit of sharing. And it is in this spirit that we bring this blog chain to you.

I am thankful to Sushmita Malakar for passing on the baton of spreading Christmas joy and spirit.

It is here through words that I unwrap Christmas on my blog for you.

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Christmas is the season of giving. I am seeing decorated Christmas trees with presents underneath them all around me. I am reading about friends who have been busy buying and wrapping gifts for their loved ones. Christmas cards have been written with love and posted all over the world. Surprise gifts are being sent by Secret Santas to completely unknown people.

This tradition of giving gifts on Christmas is not about money but about the thought behind selecting that gift. Each gift communicates something from the giver to the receiver.

There are those perfect gifts that meet some needs and they say, “I know you and care about you.”

There are those gifts that surprise the receiver and they say,  “I wouldn’t miss an opportunity to do things that would light up your face and brighten your day.”

There are gifts that are meant to bring cheer and happiness and they say, “I want you to have the best that life can offer.”

There are these gifts that makes a person feel special and they say, “You have made a difference in my life and I thank and cherish you for being you.”

There are those gifts that come with a personal cost or sacrifice in terms of efforts or time and they say, “I value you and our relationship.”

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. So, what’s that something special you are doing this Christmas?

You may do this little something extra by donating towards giving children a home by supporting Divya Disha. If you need any information about this cause, please feel free to ask Corinne Rodrigues.

May the spirit of Christmas fill your life with joy and peace. Best wishes to you and your family during this holiday season. ♥

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I now invite Ankita Shukla  to spread the message of Christmas on her blog.


Nightlife and Pub Finder in India

(A) “I love the nightlife.” ― Alicia Bridges

(B) “Me? I go wherever the wind blows…and wherever the whiskey shots are half price” ― Nicki Elson

(C) “Give me a small intimate gathering of five people, a dinner party, where one-on-one conversations can be had, where people talk about current events, good books, good food, and weird news. That was my idea of a good time.” ― Penny Reid

Given these options, which one would you pick?

May be (A) for the first weekend of the month or (B) for the last weekend or (C) most of the time.

But do you get stuck on deciding the place to party depending upon your mood?

People in metro cities are truly spoilt for choice as the nightlife in India is truly growing and thriving. But that makes the planning all the more difficult. And the aggressive and strict guidelines, navigating to the venue, long wait lines may take the fun out of your party mood.

Thankfully, help and support is just a click away.

LiveInStyle.com is THE nightlife and party capital on the internet.

If you are planning a night out with family and friends, LiveInStyle.com’s Nightlife & Pub Finder is just what you need to make the evening a gala success.

With presence in 6 cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Pune, the Nightlife & Pub Finder allows you to check out the best parties and pubs based on the criteria that are important to you. For instance, for these 6 cities, you can check out pubs and party hubs based on the locality, party type viz Pubs, Night Clubs, Fine Dine and Lounges. You can also check out party hotspots based on your mood viz Party, Hangout, Relax and Dine Out.

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IMAGE CREDIT: LIVEINSTYLE.COM

Once you have keyed in your choices, a long list of recommended party outlets would be visible on the page with detailed info specific for that outlet. So, you would get to know the address, nearest landmark along with phone number of the place. There’s info on the opening and closing hours, cuisines offered, cost for two and also whether parking, credit cards, drinks and free Wi-Fi are offered or not!

Now wouldn’t all this make planning for a night out so easy and hassle-free. And it’s all the more convenient if you are new in a city.

Nightlife & Pub Finder is truly your local party guide for clubs and events.

So, go on, live responsibly and party hard!

DISCLAIMER: This blog post caters to audience aged 25 years and above

Outdoor Living

Last weekend, KG and I went to meet a client at his home. As soon as we entered the main gate, we were awe-struck. The view in front of us was such a contrast from the dusty crowded neighborhood that we had passed through a few minutes ago.

Let me share the view that had captured our imagination.

Borrowed Space - Contemporary Garden /homify

Borrowed Space – Contemporary Garden /homify

Our client had moved his living room outside in the garden and he had done it in an amazing style. As we sat outside in his garden space, I realized how beautifully he has maximized the potential of the outdoor garden area. It just needed a bit of creativity to convert the outdoor space into an additional room of his house.

The more I thought of this creative use of garden space, the more I realized that outdoor living is a fantastic idea.

Our homes are our pride. We spend so much time and resources in making it beautiful  and a comfortable living space. But it is good to step out of the confines of our homes and spend quality time outdoors with family and friends. After all, we do need to get away from the busy madness and hectic pace of life to relax and unwind at a place that’s flexible, comfortable and fun too. And there’s no better place for that than amidst nature. If the outdoor spaces is this beautiful, I think, I would spend all my time here, especially in the evenings when the weather is favourable.

CASTELFALFI : Rustic style garden by Freezanz System srl

CASTELFALFI : Rustic Style Garden by Freezanz System SRL/ homify

As average size of a home is shrinking, outdoor living spaces are becoming an extension of a home’s indoor space. The idea of a garden as a room and not just a place for plants and ornamentation is appealing to more and more people.  Yes, The party has moved outside. These creative outdoor spaces can become a great hangout place for parties, gatherings, picnics and much more. And is now called gardentainment.

Garden spaces can be converted into outdoor dining areas with outdoor fireplaces and kitchens and fire pits to enjoy the winters or having living room on the veranda or covered porches. These outdoor rooms can be adorned with unique garden containers, rustic furniture and eclectic accessories, special lighting, small store-bought fountains to cascading waterfalls and even a small Koi pond.

Gardens and outside spaces need not be plain and boring but they can be an extension of our home and can be made into a very functional living space. Sprucing up our garden space is next on my agenda.

Does the idea of outdoor living and moving the party outside appeal to you?

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