~ At Home Date Night Ideas!!

This post is a Valentine’s Special post especially dedicated to parents!!

Life with a baby is drastically different they said… It’s totally true, I say!!

After having a baby almost 6 months back, I would definitely agree that life with a baby is a complete 180 degree turn from life before kids.

Today’s post isn’t about comparing life before and after baby, even though that would make for a fun post (takes mental note, then writes it down also, coz who am I kidding, a new mother has a billion mental notes and she’s likely to forget them all. LOL!) anyways, I digress again… Gosh! Ok ok. Let’s continue. So today’s post is about date nights and how you can have a date night at home and keep the spark alive with your partner, even after having kids and being super busy!!

So without further ado, let’s jump in:

– Dinner and a Movie

This is a fool proof date night idea – a classic combo you really can’t go wrong with! For a couple who loves to cook, trying your hand at a new recipe is a great way to spend time together, else just order in. Pick a movie you both have been wanting to see but haven’t been able to, or choose a classic you both enjoy and grab some popcorn, cuddle and enjoy!

– Candle-Light Dinner

Turn that dinner into a candle light dinner and skip the movie for a more intimate one on one time together. For those couples who loves the outdoors and star gazing, take your candle light dinner outside to the backyard or the patio!

– Wine or Beer Tasting at Home

This one can be fun if you both are into alcohol. Pick up a variety of wines or beers from your local grocery store and have a tasting night. Pair it with your favorite food for an even better experience!

– Plan Your Next Trip

This one is a kind of a tease but useful too. Turning the night into trip planning session can get you both excited and organized for an upcoming trip, all while spending time together and my friends this is a win-win situation you ask me!!

– Go Down The Memory Lane

Dig out your old favorite photos and take a trip down memory lane, you could also relive your wedding day/festivities by watching the wedding DVDs. We do this not as often as I would like to, thanks to the fact that indian weddings have a billion functions and each are a million hours long! I know there is a pause or a fast forward button, but what’s the fun in that! When we do sit down to watch these though, it surely is be fun to look back at all of the wedding photos and videos from our big day!

– Games Night

This is one of my favorites!! We often play games over the week, once Little Miss K has been settled for the night, so in my household this isn’t a typical one time affair, rather it’s on repeat whenever we get time. Believe it or not, we always have Catan laid our on dining table because we were play a game almost everyday!! #theaddictionisreal

– Have a Fondue Dessert

For this, you can call me fancy, but I do own a fondue set and use it quite often. Not always do we have time to go to our favorite Melting Pot, so a little dessert fondue at home is just the thing to do! If you’re a chocolate loving couple, like we are (no surprise there), you can’t go wrong with fondue!

These are some of the ideas that came to my mind for this post, but trust me there are endless opportunities when it comes to spending time / making time for your partner.

After writing this post, I am soooooooo looking forward to planning our next at-home date night and I hope you are too!! So go ahead and chill, relax and enjoy each other’s company and I shall see you in my next post. Ciao!


~ My all time favorite High-End Perfumes: Part 1!!

Hey all you wonderful people!!!! How’s it going?! Today I am doing a fashion post, with a twist by sharing some of my all time favorite high-end perfumes with y’all.

Perfume, as defined by the dictionary is a fragrant liquid typically made from essential oils extracted from flowers and spices, used to impart a pleasant smell to one’s body or clothes. But in my opinion, it’s this and much more. A perfume becomes a part of your personality and people often recognize you or at the very least relate you with your choice of perfume.

For me, a perfume is an indulgence. An additional way to feel sexy and I for one, definitely do invest in lots of good perfumes and at a given time, have atleast 5-6 different perfumes on my dressing table. 

What does “note” mean in perfumery??

Notes in perfumery are descriptors of scents that can be sensed upon the application of a perfume. Notes are separated into three classes; top/head notes, middle/heart notes, and base notes; which denote groups of scents which can be sensed with respect to the time after the application of a perfume.

– Top notes are perceived immediately upon application of a perfume, top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person’s initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of the product.

– Middle notes are the scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to when the top notes dissipate. The middle note compounds form the “heart” or main body of a perfume and emerge in the middle of the perfume’s dispersion process. 

– Finally, the base notes are the scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume.

So without further ado, my list, in no particular order, is:

– Chloe by Chloe:

Fresh, smooth, comfortable and totally addictive. A sublime powdery rose.

Fragrance Notes:

Top: pink peony, freesia, lychee – subtle freshness.

Heart: magnolia flower, lilly of the valley, rose – sublimated femininity.

Base: cedarwood, amber, honey – velvety elegance.

– Jimmy Choo:

Imagine femininity, luxury and style – bottled. Expressing an aura of strength and beauty, glamour and confidence, this perfume is inspired by modern women. 

Fragrance Notes:

Top: Luminous green top notes.

Heart: Heart of rich and exotic tiger orchid.

Base: Lingering sensual base notes of sweet toffee and Indonesian patchouli leave a sensual memory on the skin.

Notes in a nutshell: Sweet orange, pear nectar, tiger orchid, Indonesian patchouli, caramel.

– Tory Burch:

This is the very first fragrance from Tory Burch and it captures classic elements in unexpected ways. Feminine and tomboy. Easy and polished. A bright and complex mix in a super-chic glass bottle with a signature fretwork top.

Fragrance Notes:

Top – Pink grapefruit, vibrant pink pepper, blackcurrant, neroli.

Mid – Peony, mimosa, jasmine, tuberose.

Base – Vetiver, cedarwood, creamy sandalwood, white musk.

– Coco Chanel Mademoissel:

This fragrance by Chanel caters to the younger lot – girls in their 20s and 30s as it’s classy yet youthful. 

Fragrance Notes:

Top notes: orange, bergamot, mandarin, Tunisian curaçao.

Middle notes: morning rose, Italian jasmine, ylang-ylang, mimosa, florentine iris.

Base notes: Indonesian patchouli, Haitian vetiver, Bourbon vanilla, white musk, opoponax, tonka bean.

– Dior Pure Poison:

A voluptuous musky composition based on white flowers such as orange blossoms. Once upon a time, there was a fragrance that was innocent yet captivating, sincere yet mysterious and that my friends was Dior’s Pure Poison. It incarnates seduction in its purest state by exploring its duality and irresistible alchemy. This fragrance was created to surprise and astonish, to let women assert their femininity with confidence.

Notes in a nutshell: Based on orange blossom, jasmine, gardenia, amber and sandalwood, this delicate yet generous modern potion reveals the seductress within.

– Coach Poppy:

A youthful and spirited fragrance, this Coach Poppy perfume calls attention to the fruity and floral aromas.

Fragrance Notes:

Top: Coach Poppy opens with bright cucumber, juicy mandarin and freesia buds notes. 

Heart: Filled with aroma of jasmine, pink water lily, Southern gardenia, red candied rose petals and crème brûlée accord. 

Base: A mixture of cedar wood, sandalwood, vanilla and marshmallow.

– Chance by Chanel:

For those who dare to dream, the chance for romance was never greater! The decidedly young scent of Chance is unexpectedly sexy and floral.

Notes in a nutshell: Citrus accord, hyacinth, iris, jasmine, pink pepper, patchouli, vetiver, amber, white musk, vanilla.

I shall stop right here, before I list more of my favorites and make this a super long post. These are just some of the perfumes I’ve tried and liked/loved. If y’all enjoyed this post, do show some love and let me know and I shall compile a list of rest of my favorites. Have a great week you guys!! Ciao!