Lets Rewind #2015 with Haute Kutir Blog

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2015 The Year that it was

Whoa! what an eventful year, 2015 was! Like a true Bollywood Masala pot-boiler, it was filled with action, drama, romance, comedy and a mixed bag of experiences. Let's see it as the story of my 2015 life, a picture at a time. Off course, keeping it short and simple with the highlights.

Darr Ke Aage Jeet Hai- Water Sports in Aquamagica and Vagator Beach
This year I took a plunge at water sports with aplomb. Aquamagica and Water Scooter in Vagator beach. Two different experiences but totally worth their salt.

Swimming with Piranhas makes you hungry
I am a water baby and swimming is something that fascinated me since childhood when my mum used to take us to the swimming club. So when we were booking our room with Doubletree Hilton Goa, the only request that we made was to book a room with a pool view. Men! I swam for almost 2-4 hours a day and it was every dip a great fun. Leave your water fears aside and Go Swimming!

Panel Discussion with Adfactors PR
I was in the middle of a long interview when the agency of the year and PR major- AddFactors PR invited me to be part of their expert panel and speak on blogging to their live audience in office and branches across the country. It was a wonderful experience given the loaded schedule that day when I had to shuffle between a long-planned beauty shoot and the panel discussion to stimulate intelligent conversations. Phew did you notice my gel nails?

Cinderella Movie Preview with Disney and Blogadda
I was having a dull day when Blogadda pinged me for a special pre-release screening of Disney's Cinderella at the latter's office. It was a lovely cinematic experience that I had.

Food Trail with Romedy Now
When Romedy now invited me to form a team and participate in their food trail, we just could not resist. We spent a never before day doing restaurant hopping and food challenges that Team Romedy Now bestowed upon us. Here's the Team JEP_ Just Eat paaji in picture

Shifting houses and changing addresses
After 2 months of house hunt, we moved from Malad- Kandivali west link road to a sexy new apartment in Andheri West. This beautiful abode is designed by Mr Contractor himself, with big french windows opening to vast blue sky. Now You know from where do I get my inspirations from?

Karwa Chauth and Cake Mixing
Strange it may sound but two days back to back fasting could not deter me travel across the city from my home to my cousin's home, doing pooja, picking my niece and joining in the fun-filled cake mixing ceremony at ITC Sahar. 

Influencer Panel with Lenovo
Sooner or later, your work pays. So when Lenovo planned to launch new Phablet in the market, it started with few influencers over a roundtable discussion. The meeting at the Dolby office was highly intellectually stimulating and connected me with some cool tech and video bloggers who loved to hear my tech and non-tech, strategy viewpoints. We were rewarded with this piece de resistance to try, test and revert with feedback months before the launch. Total a fun experience.

Navratri Shoot with MyGlamm
It was a fun shoot I had with MyGlamm, a bespoke beauty service in town. They invited me to their lovely incubator to shoot for a look post for a Pink theme and I loved every part of it. The shoot also marked my first official nail art with gel nails extension.

Missed nominations at #WIN15 Awards
After being nominated in top 5 in creative writing for 2 successive times, my blog www.numerounity.com missed the coveted prize again this year. This broke my heart but I nursed it back. Some other time, some other place :)

My Goan Holidays
Finally some holidays after long contemplation and cancellation of much-awaited vacation to Sikkim. We played on guts and made last moment trip to Goa, a beautiful union territory that I last visited in Y2K and had been contemplating to go. The sunburn and bad health could not deter me from exploring the nooks and corners on the lovely Vespa that we hired. go, Vroom Vroom.

2016 The Year That will be

New Year to some is a mere change in e htcalendar while for some it is new beginnings. for me, it spells hope. As you can see I had a good year with 2015 that was mixed with emotions, fun and lot more. One stark event in the year gone by was me quitting my job after 2 years of contemplation to take a sabbatical. A sabbatical that I plan to end in New Year 2016

Unlike other years, I started 2016 on resolution mode. . I actually took a dirty dozen list of OFIs [Opportunities for Improvement] for self and scribbled down on my definite attempts to work upon them. One such goal is- fitness. Good food, gastronomy notwithstanding, I am gonna try indulging in healthy detox too. yeah, and my year started with detox water that I made for self. The only thing is to ensure continuity

So 2016 be sweet, be a sweet 16 to me:)

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