Kaftan vibe with Nadima Saqib

I love traveling, well that’s quite obvious but what i love more is Traveling in style. In my recent travel to Ahmedabad, i stayed at a beautiful century old property where every corner had a story.

To much the vibe of the place i chose 5he beautiful Nadima Saqib ,cotton crush kaftan. The kaftan has intricate dori work details on neck and slightly puffed sleeves with mire dori work in slits.

Long and flowy, breathable in the humid Ahmedabad weather, i lounged around the property literally getting lost in a by gone era. A place where Mahatma Gandhi himself stayed.

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Hemp & all you need to know about it

Hemp is getting a lot of attention of late because of its perceived health benefits. Hemp’s complicated history may be discouraging for people who want to reap the beneficial aspects of this plant. But here is my attemt to make it simple for you – Hemp, also known as ‘industrial hemp’, is a non-psychoactive variety of cannabis Sativa and historical records trace its origins to the Himalayan region in Asia. My first conscious consumption of infact this year, when i traveled to Binsar, Himachal Pradesh where my taste buds lead me to try the local cuisine- part of which was bhan ki chutney. I was curious to know more, i was educated by locals on how it has been part of the land and it’s food forever. I researched, spoke to brands and found it was available in abundance and in all ways possible gifting us with all it natural benefits.

Hemp can also be a bit confusing—how is it different from marijuana? Hemp comes from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa, which is a variety similar to the marijuana plant but very different in terms of the compounds it contains. Marijuana contains relatively high levels of THC, the compound responsible for the mind-altering effects of the plant. While hemp is a related plant, it has very low levels of THC. (It needs to have less than 0.3 percent THC to be grown legally.) The flowers, stems, and leaves of the hemp plant, however, do contain CBD. CBD is a compound thought to have health benefits but without the mind-altering effects of THC.

Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is cultivated for making a wide range of products including foods, health products, fabric, rope, natural remedies, and much more. The various parts of the hemp plant are used to make different products.

Here is how you can include Hemp in your daily life through application and consumption

Hemp seeds, Hemp hearts, Hemp flour

Hemp Seeds are edible and are considered highly nutritious with a high concentration of soluble and insoluble fiber, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for heart health and skin health. Hemp is grown for non-drug use because it contains only trace amounts of THC (the psychoactive component of the marijuana plant that is responsible for getting a person high).The seeds can be pressed to create hemp seed oil or ground up and mixed with water to create hemp milk. Hemp hearts, have a very high anti-oxidant effect and are believed to improve heart health and reduce symptoms of ailments related to skin and joints. These seeds can be added to your meals as a whole or consumed in the form of powder for a well-balanced diet. Toss them into smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, salads, soups, stews, dips, and dressings, or using them in baked goods like muffins. Hemp flour results from removing hemp oil from hemp seed.

HEMP Magic Potion is packed fresh into zero waste glass bottles which can be reused or recycled completely. This Hemp potion can be used as hair conditioner, skin moisturizer and can also be consumed in salads and more. Studies found that hempseed oil may improve dry, itchy skin and help symptoms of eczema, reducing the need for prescription medication

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Hemp Oil

Hemp Seed Oil (also called hempseed oil) comes from the seeds of the hemp plant; it is made by cold-pressing hemp seeds. Hempseed oil differs from CBD oil in that CBD oil is extracted from the cannabis plant and then combined with a base oil (such as coconut, MCT, or olive oil). Hempseed oil, which comes from the seeds only—and not from a hemp variety of the Cannabis plant itself—does not contain any psychoactive properties (such as those from THC which cause a person to get high). Hemp oil has incredible health benefits and is used in foods for its high level of healthy nutrients such as -Proteins, Essential fatty acids (EFAs), Minerals (such as zinc, magnesium, calcium, iron, and more), and Antioxidants (such as Vitamin E). Hemp oil can be used as a cooking oil and, just like any other type of healthy oil, can be added to foods such as salads, dips, and spreads.

CBD Oil – Your skin – the largest organ of the body as well as the cause of so many woes. Be it dryness, acne or inflammation, the list doesn’t end. Skin Health from CannaReleaf™ is your one-stop solution for these skin woes and much more. This oil respects the integrity of your skin and works to reinforce the skin barrier from the base up. CannaReleaf™ Skin Health is a mighty mix of CBD rich Cannabis extract and 100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. This nutritious and rich combo helps heal and fortify the skin barrier. CBD works perfectly well with all skin types. The calming and soothing effect it has on the skin helps reduce inflammation, soothe dry skin and even acne. Coconut oil helps elevate the moisturizing properties by sealing all the goodness into your skin without any side effects.

Order from – bohecolife.com

Hemp Skincare

Hemp Face Wash Hemp, Tea Tree & Neem Organic Face Wash for acne-prone skin – This nourishing cleanser is well-suited for oily skin types, Rich in oils such as Safflower Seed and Hemp help balance and nourish the skin. Flavonoids found in plant oils such as Neem oil and in essential oils such as Lavender, Ylang Ylang, and Tea Tree oils in this help repair free radical damage, soothe inflammations and leaves it nourished.

Hemp Facial Oil – Frankincense & Hemp Facial Oil for acne-prone skin – This facial oil is rejuvenating and nourishing for the skin. Enriched with plant oils such as Hemp Seed, Safflower Seed, and Argan oils, it protects and moisturises the skin without clogging the pores. It soothes the skin and also stimulates blood circulation

Order from – juicychemistry.com

Hemp for Hair

Conditioner – Viva La Sativa Deep Conditioner – Extremely hydrating, and just what i need post my beautiful shampoo bar. My hair thanks me for treating it right and isn’t frizzy anymore. This deep conditioner is helping me repair the damage hair and restoring it to its natural goodness. With main ingredients like kokum butter and hemp seed oil this is great to fight hair fall, have detangled & shiny hair and it also boosts scalp health.

Shampoo Bar – Viva La Sativa Shampoo Bar for Damage Hair – for some reason, life feels a whole lot better when you’re having a totally rad hair day. This shampoo bar from Switchfix co helps has damage repairing formula that deeply nourishes your scalp and hair. The hemp seed oil in this penetrates the hair shaft while moringa brings in oxygen to the roots to improve hair strength and elasticity.

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Hemp Lip Balm- The Peppermint lip balm provides long-lasting moisture to your lips & provides year-round protection. Blanket your lips with all-natural products and their goodness! Wonderful even for summer months when you can enjoy its cooling effect.  It has an all-natural ingredients and no chemicals, mint tingle that cools down your lips. Enriched with Hemp seed oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Almond Oil, Vitamin ‘E’ Oil, Cocoa Butter, Peppermint Essential Oil that keeps lips hydrated and nourished.

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Hemp Clothing

Handcrafted using luxurious 100% Hemp fabric, this white shirt is antimicrobial and protects you from up to 95% UV rays. I got this from Hyderabad based Hemp Brand – Hemis that celebrates humanity’s timeless connection with Mother Nature. They offer exquisitely crafted products of Indian craftsmanship with cutting edge organic & natural materials like Lotus, Aloe Vera, Milk, Soya, Hemp, Orange, Corn, Rose and more.

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Hemp Stationary

Daily Planner – This planner is made with 50 pages of extremely sustainable 100% Hemp papers in it’s natural, unbleached colour with gold foil print

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Hope you enjoyed reading and getting to know this, it took me a couple of months to do my research, get all made in India brands together, try and then share this with you all. All the products have backlinks to the page where you can shop directly and also have website links for you to explore these wonderfull brands that have a lot more to offer in Hemp and more.

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Vedix – Customized Ayurveda

Ayurveda has been India’s legacy as far as we can think of, it has gone been passed on to us through generations and because of its effectiveness more and more people opt for it in their daily life. Be it skincare, haircare or even in terms of lifestyle. With Vedix they carefully examine your requirement depending on your issues, lifestyle and what bit needs the most attention by just asking you a few questions.

Dr. Zeel Gandhi, Expert Ayurvedic Formulator at Vedix then suggests you right products as per Ayurvedic Tridosha Theory. The three doshas are Vata (Air & Ether), Pitta (Fire) and Kapha (Water and Earth).The simple meaning of dosha is ‘defect’, but in Ayurvedic context, a dosha simply defines the weakness or vulnerability of the particular nature of a person. In other words, it maps out ‘what’s most likely to go wrong’ with a person, and the treatment that should follow.

For my Hair: Post my virtual examination i was suggested a 3 step hair regime (oil, shampoo & serum ) care routine for my hair fall situation. All the products are paraben and sulfate free, gentle cleanser that helps maintain pH balance of my scalp and leaves it healthy and rejuvenated, the hair serum is non greasy and absorbs quickly. they also send you a well described card that shows you exactly how to use the products and also a planner to plan your regime for effective results.

For my Skin: I received a 3 step regime that includes Vedix cleanser, serum and moisturizer. The no foam cleanser helps with getting rid of excessive oil and dirt without disrupting skins pH level and leaves it fresh and clean. the serum helps with target areas to prevent hyperpigmentation and also over time and use lighten dark spots and tighten skin with regular use. the custom made moisturizer keep the skin hydrated and glowing, i use t before my make up, part of my am and pm routine and it has definitely mad my skin more supple.

It is a subscription based service where you can choose a plan for a month, 3 or even 6 months where you will receive the box with required every month. so get started, and take your test here – https://vedix.com/

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JAYATI GOENKA

Jayati Goenka : Pearl graduate Jayati Goenka’s namesake label promotes India’s rich repertoire of handicrafts in fresh, offbeat renditions. Their easy styles combine age-old techniques, such as Rajasthan’s hand block printing and dyeing, with relaxed cuts and an eye for tiny details — be it a pocket placement, a seam line, or a colour.

The brand is founded by Jayati Goenka, a fashion design graduate from Pearl Academy of Fashion, Jaipur. She enjoys studying local art-crafts and encourage the Indian craft communities.
Being from the culturally rich city,Jaipur- She was always drawn to the simpler life, sustainable life and artisanal life.
Hence she decided to launch her own line of natural hand-crafted clothing label “Jayati Goenka” which focuses on ageless, authentic, handmade and sustainable fashion lifestyle. Her team of various experienced professionals strives to deliver the best of her concepts.
She’s chief designer with her parental company, Shivam International, Jaipur which is a Manufacturer and Exporter of Textile Made-ups, Garments & Handicrafts. The company has been closely working and exporting to Japan and European markets for the past ten years.
A woman who welcomes the new and cherishes the vintage wears Jayati Goenka. Embrace simplicity; embrace “something new with something old”

Fuss free, reduced, made from earth, natural, seasonless

The textile are hand-block-printed and made with natural dyes following our brand ethos.
an everyday wardrobe staple design elevated to provide comfort and movement ease at all hours at home or at work.

INDIGO 24X7 ROBE
The robe is designed to be just put on & elevate the look that you already wearing or got in you wardrobe.It is comfy and has the functional pocket to it.

Arte – Alter, Calcutta


There is something about clothes that look beautiful and are so comfortable you can practically live in them. Over lock-down I have been trying more and more to bring to work and create content in collaboration with homes grown brands that bring out the best of craftsmanship, are eco-friendly promotes sustainability and are socially responsible.


Arte Alter, a made in India brand from Calcutta, a city that is a melting pot of art and culture and reflects everything a socially conscious brand stands for. They firmly believe in creating impact, from the betterment of artisans in terms of health & safety, to textile revival in a contemporary fashion, everything to minute detail of packaging is encouraged by local artisans making it reusable and eco-friendly. At Arte-Alter, they celebrate handmade and craftsmanship, and that is what we as a country “India” is proud of.


The first thing that comes in mind when I see their collection is free flowing comfort, refreshingly beautiful colors, a sense of simple sophistication and a splash of subtle art throughout the collection. The name Arte-Alter itself means, an alternative form of art. All their products are made by hand, and for them, that is art.


Fabrics They Use: this is something I feel needs to be highlighted as it’s the core of any good garmnet. With comfort and care as a key aspect, arte-alter takes immense care to provide you with fabrics made out of azo-free and natural dyed yarns. The yarns are all-natural yarns, like khadi, cotton, silk and linen. The yarns used are hand spined yarns and hand spinning is an ancient textile art, in which fibers are drawn out and twisted together to form a yarn.
The biggest advantage of using natural fabrics is that, they are biodegradable, breathable, soft, durable and also can be produced organically. These fabrics are very comfortable to wear, they are porous, so they do not stick to your body, and they do not cause any harm to the nature when produced. The fabrics are hand washed in minimum amount of water, after the fabrics comes out of the loom, to make them soft and reduce the possibility of further shrinkage.


Arie hand woven khadi dress
Handwoven soft khadi cotton jamdani dress. I like wearing it as a dress, can be paired with a beautiful scarf / belt, add a pair of pants and there is yet another look. The vibrant color is such a mood and it has hand-stitch detailing on neck and sleeve making it a perfect day wear. Shop Here


Aquamarine hand-woven khadi overlayer
I can’t wait to travel and wear this overlayer everywhere. It makes for a great airport style, adding as a layer to my mountain trips and back in city it makes for a stylish work wear. I paired it with their pink resort dress, that can be worn as a separate as well. This aqua cerulean drop shoulder trench overlay comes with patch pocket detail and is handcrafted in soft khadi jamdani with tie and dye detailing on sleeves. Shop Here

They are a luxuriously affordable brand that offers customization option and a joy of wearing them, complimentary with each outfit.

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Doodlage

Sometimes mind can contradict our own thoughts, i used think if you love fashion, its difficult to walk on path of sustainability; but then again, with time, i ask myself, if i truly respect the fashion i love.

I have never cared about fashion rules, i have always loved wearing colors i like, trends i adore (no matter how yesteryear they are) so trying to give up on fast fashion isn’t very hard (but i am just getting started). Not caring about trends doesn’t mean i am not aware of them, and being a 90’s kid, last decade i have only seen trends come back and nothing majorly fresh, a lot of reinvention, yes! but then again its a very personal opinion.

The only trend i have been trying to get in line is to buy thoughtfully and keep up the main aim- comfort and style. This dress i got from Doodlage is every bit of style and comfort and can easily go from work to brunch, movie date to a vacation outfit.

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Doodleage was born from a simple idea—to create unique, environment friendly products, that are high in style. Everything at Doodlage is made with love; every piece they make is exclusive and unique.

Doodlage is a perfect sync of sustainability and innovativeness. They work with eco-friendly fabrics, such as organic cotton, corn fabric, banana fabric. Another source of fabric is the left over or quality, discarded textile from large manufacturers, which account for the “wastage” in export terms. They also source fabrics, which are left unused by other retailers post-cutting. Much like pieces of a puzzle, these bits and pieces come together, each with its own story. As a brand they love experimenting with textures, embroideries, panels, washes, shapes and sizes to optimize the use of every little .

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CONSCIOUS SKINCARE with Gulnare

Gulnare, yet another consciously made skincare brand i discovered over last year, offers 100% natural skincare products. One of the blissful brands where i have felt the results quite instantly on regular use. 

FLOWER POWER

Flower Power, a face cream that is gel based formula, enriched with Hibiscus (the natural botox plant) that  helps in speeding up cell turnover & control acne breakouts, all of which can encourage fresher, younger, and smoother looking skin. It is great moisturizer and cleanser, encourages fresher, younger and smoother skin. It controls cell turnover and acne breakouts.

ROSE GOLD ELIXIR

Add a touch of luxury to your beauty ritual with Goddess facial oil. Infused with 24K carat Gold, Saffron & Rose petals, it deeply nourishes, conditions, and protects, leaving skin with a glossy, silky sheen. The formula locks in moisture, delivers antiaging benefits, and restores the skin’s glowing softness, elasticity, and comfort. The super ingredient in this magical elixir is Rose hip oil, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and even stretch marks.

SWEET ALMOND FACE EXFOLIATOR

Exfoliating is necessary to get rid of dead cells and nourish dry skin. This scrub will renew your cells and help soften skin whilst eliminating them pesky blackheads. Almond meal & Oats contain natural cleansers that absorb and remove oil/bacteria from skin without causing irritation while removing the dead skin & cleansing, whilst Argan & Vitamin E oil hydrate and soften skin. Additionally, dried Rose & Calendula petals add a dash of floral freshness to this heavily jar of skin rejuvenating goodness!

ROSETTE CLARIFYING TONER

A refreshing, soothing and clarifying organic toner that will leaves your skin hydrated, dewy and smelling rosy. This alcohol free blend of Rose water, Witch Hazel & Hibiscus extracts cleanses your skin, tightens pores, boosts elasticity and restores “bounce” to skin. 

LIFES A PEACH

This highly concentrated hydrating formula uses a rich blend of Shea, Cocoa butter & skin nourishing plant based oils to revitalize your skin for a healthy, radiant glow from head to toe. Delicious, creamy, and decadently thick, indulge your skin with freshly spun wild honey and Vitamin E oil for a silky smooth finish.

Location: Next Galleria Mall Jaihind Enclave, Hi Tech City, Madhapur, Hyderabad 

Website: https://www.gulnareskincare.com/

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Ito India

I recently collaborated with a homegrown label that represents itself as a connoisseur of slow living. Ito India, a clothing label that is all about being simple and fuss free, while also offering style and comfort. The outfits are mostly made of 100% pure cotton, mulmul, clean lines, relaxed silhouettes and pastel shades.

My fair lady maxi in blush pink with delicate details on neck and knots on sleves and neck. The design is simple, the outfit is comfortable, even with the minimalistic approach i can wear this to the fanciest of brunches, travel in it and still look elegant.

Reversible Choga, my favourite piece from brand that give a benefit of two, at the price of one. Checkered hand loom at one side and pale quartz mulmul at the other i wore this on my trip to palampur. This kept me warm in the pleasantly chill weather and i got a lot of Instagram worthy pictures in the beautiful palampur.

The clothes are are perfect foe modern yet conscious consumer’s. They use natural material to create contemporary and eco conscious products.
You can shop them on Instagram @itoindia

Fashioneatista X Nicobar 

Nicobar store, Hyderabad

Nicobar has finally come up with a grand store in Hyderabad, with a tropical feel as soon as you step into the store, the store is filled with all things pretty. Metallic cutlery spread on tables, a wall full of subtle dinning sets, pretty mugs and a swing showing off their printed cushions. As you move in you will notice how much the store has to offer, clothes, candles, bags and of course drinks and cakes to indulge in the launch

Nicobar Store, Hyderabad

Nicobar as a brand creates a modern Indian way of living, dressing and looking at the world. With travel as inspiration you will find little bit of world in a lot of their products. They collaborate with real people sharing real journeys with a desire to shape culture in an original and inspiring way.

Nicobar store, Hyderabad

Nicobar A/W collection, Hyderabad

Black Pyjamas paired with Front Tie Overlay that is made of soft airy chanderi and so versatile I could style with a sari, jeans on a dress etc. This garment is super comfortable, airy and has a knack to flow easy from any day to night event.

Nicobar, Hyderabad

I have a thing for Anti-Fit, it gives you option to style them and pair them in so many ways and this particular layered beauty is my festive favorite of the season.

Nocturnal section is my favorite part of their store in Hyderabad, it spells a travel wave and you would want to pick up everything from bags to scarfs, little travel pouches for your essentials or smart and comfy casuals for your leisure trip.  Hyderabad Blogger

Shop them online-  Nicobar 

Visit their Store in Hyderabad- Nicobar, above Good Earth, Road no 12, Banjara Hills.
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AnnaMaya by Andaz, Delhi

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Andaz, Delhi by Hyatt is new on the block of premium luxury hotels in Delhi and apart from having great accommodation facilities; they have also received rave reviews for their dining facilities. So i made the most out of my short stop in Delhi and visited AnnaMaya for a meal at Andaz. The first thing you notice about the property is the colorful vibe, a peppy dress code for staff, Ambassador cars for airport transfers.

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AnnaMaya, their European hall restaurant is tastefully designed with a relaxed European aesthetic in mind. The color of the stained glass windows is well balanced by the earthy furniture and cutlery. The essence of AnnaMaya’s existence lies in celebrating local ingredients that are made in India – also everything you see here is available on sale, the greens in your dish, masala’s in your curry even the plates you are served in. Their core lies in using all things organic and promoting artisanal products. They have live kitchens and counters, a beautiful pastry section right at the entrance- that will make you want to run for the desserts first.

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They serve traditional Indian cuisine with a modern twist, made with consciously sourced produce. Our lunch at AnnaMaya was a lavish one, while the chef induced us with organic knowledge, the lovely team- which we must mention served and hosted us in a very warm Andaz, Keeping up to their name, Andaz Delhi definitely has an Andaz.

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Lassi at AnnaMaya Delhi

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Fresh Organic Produce, at AnnaMaya Delhi

What you must try are the salads that boast’s of organic greens and fresh produce. Our meals began with summer fresh lassi’s that were available in flavors of mango, chocolate and mint. The ‘Caramelized Roasted carrots-with Himalayan honey and black onion seeds’ had my heart, a simple dish that tasted exotic, they whip up some really exquisite Indian dishes like ‘Stir-fried okra– with cashews and tamarind’ ‘Amritsari goat milk paneer tikka -with mint chutney’ ‘Chicken Tikka, marinated to perfection with cinnamon, black pepper- glazed with garlic oil’ absolute favorite was the ‘Grilled fish in plantain leaf- with fragrant chili sauce’ and one must no leave Annamaya without tasting their ‘Confit duck- With oranges, ginger and sweet tomato dip’ recommended by chef it was a delight indeed. Their ‘Lamb and spinach patty– with Himalayan timur pepper, onion compote and creamy mash’ was also pleasing.

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Caramelized Roasted carrots at AnnaMaya Delhi

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Lamb and spinach patty at AnnaMaya Delhi

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Grilled fish in plantain leaf at AnnaMaya Delhi

Any meal or dining experience is incomplete without indulging in something sweet, doesn’t matter if it is at the start or at the end of a meal…or even somewhere in between. Considering the range of desserts available at AnnaMaya, you would probably want to indulge in it after every course.

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Monster Shake at AnnaMaya Delhi

They have also recently introduced the ‘Monster Shakes’ we must warn you, you need an army to vanish this mighty and sinful shake. if you are here you must try it out, it is layers fruits, waffles, chocolates, sauces, toppings all above the shake curiously ganged up to perfection.

Address: Aerocity, New Delhi, India, 110037. Meal for 2: Rs 2500

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