Friday, August 8, 2008

Rains Make Me Miss My Friends

Monsoons are in full flow. Well, sort of. And this is around that time of the year when I really start missing Lonavala, favorite monsoon picnic spot of Mumbaikars like me. Being the most easily accessible hill station from Mumbai, it’s a favorite weekend spot for me and hubby, throughout the year. More so during the monsoons when the natural splendor of the place is at its beguiling best. The thing I miss most about Lonavala is the Rainmaker’s. I miss just relaxing at the shack, not doing anything, not going anywhere. Just sitting, watching the rain fall.

And I love watching Dhanya and Mathew working at the shack, interacting with the guests. It’s amazing how she manages all the work in her tiny kitchen and still be around to greet the guests and share a casual conversation. She seems so much at ease with her work and life, it sort of makes me envious. Ever so slightly. No meaningless deadlines to chase, no stress-spills, no lots tempers. Just a husband and wife team, going about their life, bringing some color into other people’s life while at it.

Another thing that I find really interesting is Dhanya’s cool style. I have always found her to be effortless and casual. Needless to say, she dresses for comfort and stays away from brands. But she is a classic example of how the right attitude can make a simple jeans and tees attire the ultimate style statement. Her accessories show her love for colors and I have seen her carry even the most mundane outfit with a bohemian panache that somehow elevates the outfit, making it look “cool”. Maybe staying away from the pollution-laden, illness-inducing city has its benefits. But mostly, I think it’s just my pal Dhanya.

I decided to do a short style profile of her different looks. All casual, but different. Outfits or sassitude, you be the judge!









19 comments:

~Jay~ said...

luv this[: and the pink car is haute~

yiqin; said...

aren't you afraid of falling down in the first picture?!!?! My, I would have been so scared :/

Breakaway said...

Love the pics!You know we love watching the rain too!I took some photos when it rained yesterday.
Not very good tho'!Anyway Have a nice weekend Prati!

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

Ah no monsoon season, I'm guessing thats no fun!! Love th pictures though

Pratishtha Durga said...

Jay: the pink car isn't theirs. Dan was just posing in front of it :P

yigin: It's quite a broad and strong wall... and Dan is a thing girl... Thin, not skinny...

Pratishtha Durga said...

Breakaway: Oh, I love monsoon, but not when I get all drenched on my way to work.

Fashion dreamer: I agree, rains get a little...well, killing after a while.

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

She looks very cool indeed. Very nice pics too, they're so colourful. And I love the car she is posing with :)

Feels weird for me to thiknk about a monsoon period, even though the weather here has been so crappy lately you could think we have a scandinavian monsoon of our own goin on here...

Breakaway said...

Thank you.I'm a bit more inspired today,

Vain and Vapid said...

Lovely, she looks very pretty and chic without looking like she is trying too hard. Great photos too btw.

Marie Louise said...

You're right - she has a look for every day of the week. All of them very laid back and cute! I get the impression it's effortless for her - just a natural as coming up with a great out-fit every morning!

Ashleigh said...

Want that pink car!! so beautiful...

Sunset Goddess said...

Prati,
Just back from Panama...it rained all the time, seemed like the monsoon was there as well.
Maybe in India this would have a different allure....everything Indian does for me....as you well know!

Bombchell said...

monsoon is raining season right?? or is it dry season? but i think its raining.

gorgeous pictures, your friend? Dhanya is so pretty & stylish

Breakaway said...

Long time no see where are you?Everything ok?

Pratishtha Durga said...

Hi all... sorry for being MIA for so long. I had taken a small vacation and should have left a note before going. Anyway, I had a lovely break in Goa, India's beach paradise. Now I am back, with new stories and pictures. More on those later.

Will catch up with you all soon.

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budget chic said...

Thank you for coming by my blog, I appreciate it. Looks like a very interesting and incredible trip!! Great pics!

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

fab! love the pink car. its so yummy! the view in the first photo is amazing!
x
Marian

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