Last weekend we celebrated Diwali with family and friends and had an outstanding time with all! Saris, Food, Sparklers, & Great Company. This turned out to be an awesome fun evening filled with laughter, delicious food, sparklers, and gorgeous saris.Continue reading Celebrating Diwali with Family & Friends
The girls, Hitesh and I recently celebrated the South Indian Tamil fall festival of Golu, and what a fun time we had visiting all our friend’s and families’ homes to view their Golu displays.
What is Golu? Golu is observed every fall during the ten-day Indian festival of Navrathri and is celebrated in South Indian Tamil homes, especially by the women of the household. Continue reading Celebrating the Fall Festival of Navratri Golu. 2016
We find guys are so hard to get gifts for. Wine, coffee, chocolates, gourmet foods, these are what we turn to when we are struggling to figure out what to get our guy. Do you see a pattern here? They are all food-related presents. You know the age-old saying, “A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” That holds true no matter who the man is. Continue reading Guys Brunch on a Sunday Afternoon
Our friends Dave and Rose recently invited a few of their family friends to a Passover Seder Dinner at their home, and we were honored to be included. This was our first invitation to a Passover Seder dinner. I had never been to a Seder party before and asked Rose about it. She explained that this dinner is the beginning of Passover, which is the Jewish festival in celebration of the Israelites’ departure from ancient Egypt and their emancipation from slavery. Continue reading An Invitation to a Passover Seder Dinner
Every year in the spring, Rose, Joji, and Rita host a Spring Tea for a few of their girlfriends. A fun social gathering to hang out, catch up, and have brunch and tea. This is one tea party we all look forward to every year 🙂 Continue reading A Day at the Derby Spring Tea
Twenty-one! What is so special about turning twenty-one? I wasn’t sure about this idea at all. I say let us celebrate turning twenty with a bang. Turning twenty is a BIG deal! Think about it, first of all, you are no longer a teenager. Twenty! It is the big two 0! Continue reading Twenty-one!
Remember that television show Dallas in the 80s? We were all hooked on that family soap opera, heck the whole country, even the world was hooked on it! The story of a wealthy oil family in Dallas and all their family drama with adultery, betrayal, bastard sons, and the one rival they are always fighting against. It had beautiful actors and actresses with great outfits and grand Texas scenery, it had everything a great soap opera needs to be successful. Remember that episode Who Shot JR? The whole country eagerly waited to watch that episode, which at that time became the all time most watched television episode ever! But wait, I digress. That’s not what this post is about. I wanted to tell you about my recent visit to Dallas, the city in Texas – not the show Dallas. Continue reading Visit to Dallas, Texas. Twins Meeting Twins
Years ago in the early days of our marriage Hitesh would take me out every year for a Valentine’s Day dinner. I expected it. After a few years of following this tradition I noticed something – Valentine’s Day second only to Mother’s Day is the busiest day to go out for dinner. The restaurants are crazy packed. Not only are the restaurants swimming with customers, the wait staff is working extra hard, the kitchen staff seems overwhelmed, and there is a constant stream of new customers impatiently waiting to be seated. Restaurants want you to eat and leave so they can seat the next batch of customers, no leisurely romantic dinner on this evening. It can be pretty chaotic. So I decided a while ago that while yes, I still want my flowers, and yes, I still want my fancy restaurant dinner – but the restaurant dinner I can take a rain check on for another day. Instead, I will make a special dinner at home for all of us to enjoy and relax in the comforts of our own home. This way the whole family gets to be part of the Valentine’s Day dinner. Continue reading Vegetarian Menu Celebrating Love. Happy Valentine’s Day! 2016
2014 was a big birthday for me; you guessed it, the big 50! To celebrate this milestone my entire family came to California from all corners of America. All arrived on the day of my birthday to surprise me! Continue reading Celebrating My Birthday with My Family
Every year I host a Spring Garden Ladies Lunch for all my girlfriends. It’s usually in late April or May depending on when the flowers are blooming at their peak. Continue reading Spring Garden Ladies Lunch