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Indian Outfit Details | Wedding in Houston

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This weekend I attended my uncle’s wedding in Houston, TX! On Friday they had a traditional Sikh ceremony and then on Saturday they had a Catholic wedding and a reception after it. The reception was held at Silver Street Studios, it was a warehouse in the middle of nowhere, but had the most amazing view of the skyline! Unfortunately I did not take many pictures of the place, but I did want to share some of these pictures over those days. I always feel like an Indian princess when I am able to dress up! We got both of my outfits in India when I went two years ago.

 

 

Photoshoot with ShayCaptures

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Today I am sharing these amazing photos with you all! I felt honored when Shakira McGowan of Shaycaptures asked to shoot me! It was actually kind of weird because I have never really gotten my pictures taken by a photographer alone (I took my own senior pictures with the help of my boyfriend and a tripod).

We shot at the beautiful Baldwin Park in Orlando, Florida! I will definitely be going back next semester during my free time because they have outdoor sitting for yummy restaurants with a great view of the lake.

It was so nice to get to know Shakira and what made it even better was that she watches my videos so I asked her to give me feedback on my channel and she was very helpful.

If you are ever in the Orlando area and need pictures done, I definitely recommend shooting Shakira an email (shaycaptures@gmail.com)!

KrungThep Tea Time

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Hello readers! I just finished unpacking everything that I brought back with me from college to my home. Before I left Orlando for the summer, I had a small bucket list and one of the things that was on it was to go to KrungThep Tea Time.

This restaurant is located in beautiful Winter Park, FL. The first time I heard about this place was actually on Instagram; one of my sorority sisters posted a picture of her tea and I immediately put this place on my “Go Just To Take An Instagram Picture” list (don’t lie, we all have one). Luckily I love tea, especially matcha tea or green tea, my mom has gotten me hooked on it ever since she has raved about all of the health benefits, so I went to have a cute little tea date with a friend… okay and the Instagram. (;

My first impressions of this place was that it was smaller than I imagined, it’s like a little white shack on the side of the road, but once you enter it is totally Instagram worthy. I heard they that had dessert, but I didn’t know they had regular food too and it ended up being a Thai place! It is a very small place so if you plan to go, go early so you will be able to sit at a table!

Whenever my parents order Thai food, they get me green curry; so I ordered it and it turned out to be a Green Curry sandwich which was super interesting and actually yummy, although it was slightly on the spicier side. I also ordered my beloved matcha green tea, and oh my gosh you guys, this tasted like cotton candy!! But one tip, don’t spend too much time taking that perfect Instagram because the ice kind of watered it down and made it not as sweet!

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IMG_9232-2^^ (Thanks Marisyd for being a sandwich model) They also have this couch if there aren’t any tables!

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California Bucket List

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I decided to opt out of the OOTD post for every day in Cali and instead show you all pictures from my trip by sharing my California Bucket List! We got to do almost every thing on my list which was very exciting!

    1. In N’ Out
      Even though it is a bit overrated, do it for the Insta!
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    2. Lemonade
      You’ll notice that most of these are food related because west coast food is something’ else! Lemonade could get pricey if you don’t carefully look at the prices of the portions you get, but I would recommend trying the white truffle mac and cheese! I have had it 3 times just this week! They also have a variety of lemonades, my fav it the Blueberry Lemonade.
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    3. Take Pictures In Front of the Melrose Walls
      You may know the famous walls of LA, similar to the Wynwood Walls in Miami. They are more spread out than the ones in Miami, but the ones I went to were on Melrose! We went to the Pink Wall, Made in La Wall, and the Wing Wall!
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    4. Lacma
      You may recognize this from many movie scenes such as No Strings Attached!
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    5. The Grove
      This is an outdoor mall and it also has a farmer’s market!
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    6. L.A Facial
      Are you ever jealous of all of the celebrities that are able to do super cool facials all of the time? I know I am! But recently my favorite blogger, Marianna Hewitt, snap chatted her facial and said that your first time was free! It was a Laser & Light facial at Skin Laundry! It is supposed to get rid of any bacteria causing acne and tighten skin. It also evens out skin tone which i saw the biggest difference of!

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    7. Live Show Taping
      You have to research about this in advance because usually it is a raffle. At least for the show we went to, my mom had to sign up and then they pick people to come. It wasn’t a high demand show so we got in pretty easily. I was so excited because I got to see CHRISSY TEIGEN live in the flesh!! I was freaking out!
      IMG_2310By the way, if you’re not following me on Snapchat, follow me! I will be snap chatting all the fun things I am going to be doing with my boyfriend this week! @sonali_prabhu
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    8. California Donuts
      This is a little out of the way and in a sketchy place, but I recommend getting the bacon donut and the donut holes!
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    9. Urth Cafe
      If you didn’t go here when visiting, did you even really go to Cali?? We went to the Laguna Beach location, but if you go to the LA location you might just spot some celebrities!
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    10. Laguna Beach
      There are so many scenic beaches such as Santa Monica with it’s famous pier, but this time we went to Laguna and it was beautiful! It had rock formations along the beach so we had a little adventure climbing the rocks to the castle!
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      To see more of my California adventures, check out my vlogs! I posted a part one.

And part two.

 

 

 

#OOTD Monday of Spring Break

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On this day we first went to church so I decided to wear this spring dress with these trendy palm leaves! I got this dress at Forever 21 and the best part is that it was only $12.90! They had a whole rack of casual and printed dresses under $15 that were perfect for the spring, so naturally I stocked up on them!

Once church ended we headed over to my uncle’s new house and I was head over heels obsessed. It was so open and marble was everywhere! You can get look at it in my upcoming vlog so subscribe to my Youtube channel to stay updated!

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Once we all had brunch, it was family picture time (some people’s not so favorite time).

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But get excited for this week filled with pictures because my cousin is taking us around to the coolest (and most Instagrammable, of course) places!

 

A Day In My Life: Miami Day Trip

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Good Morning!
Usually I am not the procrastinating type, but as I am boarding a plane to St. Maarten, I realized that I never posted about my day in Miami! The weekend of November 21st was my sorority semi formal so my boyfriend flew into town and I was determined to make it a jam-packed weekend! Since I had to plan my whole day out, I wanted to try something different by writing this post in an itinerary format!

Night before- Pack up everything and put bags in the car. Make a checklist of things that you need to grab in the morning i.e. phone charger, water bottle, snacks, etc.

5:30 am- Wake up, get ready. Grab your last minute items and check your checklist AT LEAST 5 times.

6:00 am- Start driving.

9:30 am- Arrive in Miami and your first destination. We decided to go to the Wynwood Walls first.

IMG_1826 IMG_1841 IMG_1815Since we got here early, we did not have problems finding any parking, but we did have to download an app to pay for our parking; you’ll use this app more through out the day! I honestly just wanted to go here to take awesome pictures, but there are very modern hipster places to eat and little shops as well!

11:30 am- Head over to Sugar Factory. We were on the verge of becoming hangry (hungry+angry). This gave us enough time to find parking on Ocean Drive. It was very hard for us to find meter parking and most valets are $35 for the whole day.. but since we weren’t going to stay there the whole day, that was ridiculous!IMG_1785
They don’t want you to find parking, but we did. #BlessUp

12:30 pm- Eat at Sugar Factory.
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I was honestly SO disappointed with the quality of the food at Sugar Factory. I have been wanting to try this place for forever! The price of the food is fairly cheap, but the way they make their money is from their over priced fishbowl drinks. The alcoholic fishbowls were around $45 and the non-alcoholic ones were $35 (like no thanks, I’ll go home and put my sprite in a fishbowl for a quarter of that price!) The waiter asked us about 4 times if we wanted a drink other than water; I would understand if he asked twice, but after that you’d think that he would get we just wanted water. I had a feeling he was trying to make the bill higher just so he could get a larger tip. Obviously, when I am 21, getting a fishbowl and taking an Instagram with it will be the first thing on my bucket list, but I did not think it was worth it to get the non-alcoholic ones.
IMG_1865While we were at ‘brunch’, an old man came to our table and handed Ryan a rose and told him to give it to me. Poor Ryan thought he was being nice, but I knew it was a scam. He asked for money and so Ryan handed him a $10 to get change and gave a $5 back. $5 for one rose?! I felt guilty holding it, but I tried to not let the scam annoy me, so I took a little phone photo shoot with my new rose gold iPhone (how fitting right?!)

1:30 pm- Visit Vizcaya. We had plans to visit the Vizcaya museum, but we decided it wasn’t worth it to drive all the way back towards Wynwood, so we skipped out on this event. But if you have the time, check it out! It is a villa that has amazing views and scenery. It has beautiful gardens to walk through and even has audio tours as this landmark has a story behind it: you can find out more here. Instead we headed towards our next destination and decided to take a nap in our car.

2:00 pm- We went inside Publix to use their bathrooms to change into our swim suits. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the best luck with weather, but decided to make the most of it!

3:00 pm- Paddle Board. I had bought a groupon to go paddle boarding for an hour for the both of us. It would have been $30 for each of us for an hour, but the groupon allowed me to buy it for $10 each! You can get the groupon here. IMG_1881

Since the rain was so bad we had to wait for more than 30 minutes to get set up, but it wasn’t so bad because I got to meet this little fellow!

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^^me attempting a random yoga pose…?
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I am SO lucky that I got it for this cheap because we ended up paddle boarding for a whole 10 minutes because the weather was getting worse, but it was fun while it lasted.

4:30 pm- Freshen up and change.

5:00 pm- Head to Lincoln Road Mall. This mall is an outdoor mall, so since it was raining it was a debbie downer, but I HAD to show Ryan this place! They do have quite a lot of higher end stores, but a girl can window show and dream, can’t she?

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(Sorry Ry you just look so cute!) We also got a quick snack at Dylan’s Candy Bar where we filled up a bag full of chocolate! My favorite was the chocolate covered sea salt caramel pretzels— these were TO DIE FOR!

7:00 pm- Head to dinner to find early bird parking. Luckily for us, we did not have trouble finding parking at this time!IMG_1904

I decided to bring out my boho chic-ness so I wore a poncho inspired t-shirt dress with a silver head piece, all from Forever 21. I re-did my makeup in the car to a more bronze look. I even used my water bottle to wet my beauty blender LOL!

We went to eat at Larios on the Beach because I went here with my family when we went to Miami, and I was craving it ever since! It is definitely on the pricier side, but we decided to splurge!IMG_1920

I was in cuban food heaven! I got the chimichurri steak and Ryan got the seafood fried rice. Both of our dishes were phenomenal, but the seafood fried rice was so good and we couldn’t figure out how because it was so simple!! The sweet plantains were also yummy! Overall, I love this restaurant and I couldn’t say enough good things about it!

8:30 pm- Walk along Ocean Drive. Unfortunately, we were ready to go home, but if you have time, just walk up and down Ocean Drive to people watch!

9:00 pm- Head home. Since this was a day trip we had to drive 3 hours and 30 minutes back home so we decided to start earlier than later.

This was such a fun day and I’m grateful to have had my best friend and boyfriend to take on this adventure with me!

Atlanta Food Truck Alley

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IMG_3545 IMG_3542 IMG_3531 IMG_3520 IMG_3516 IMG_3511I live near Atlanta, so sometimes I go on cool adventures in Atlanta. One really awesome one was going to the Atlanta Food Truck Alley. I’m not going to lie, I did think it was kinda sketchy. Just because of the area and it just overall looked sketchy. BUT THE FOOD IS AMAZING! At least the things I got. I got the fried mac and cheese balls and the creme brulee french toast. The creme brulee french toast is to die for and I’m pretty sure it was only 10 bucks! All the food there comes in smallish portions so I shared the two with my friend so I could have a taste of more than one thing! On the way here, we also went and saw the Goat Farm from far. Some people may think it looks trashy and abandonned, but it’s the coolest place! I heard that it was closed off to the public does anyone know if that’s true? Because I want to go so badly!

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