Stencilled Anguthi {Ring} Box

I came across this this little wooden box on a visit to my local thrift store a few months ago, and it was just begging to be reinvented. I initially thought I would turn it into a decorative box for…

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Biz Mama: Being Productive With the Kids at Home

Biz Mama is a bi-weekly series where I’m sharing some glimpses into my life as a mom & entrepreneur, you can read more here. I’ve been a work at home mom for ten years now. Pretty much the moment my…

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Why You Should Wear Colour

Black is considered a very fashionable and flattering colour by many people. I’ve often heard people saying things like; you can never go wrong with black, or when in doubt wear black. Try as I might, I just can’t agree…

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Sindoor: Beautiful or a Burden?

{Left: The ‘Sindoor Dani’ I keep on my vanity but rarely use! Right: A stunning bride sporting just the right amount of sindoor in her part. Image via Pink Orchid Studio} For as long as I can remember I’ve been…

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Dum Aloo Biryani – Indian Potato and Rice Skillet {Gluten Free}

Dum Aloo Biryani is a brand new discovery for me. My mom never cooked biryani in our home and I didn’t have much experience outside of Punjabi food until recently, so biryani is almost exotic to me (sad I know),…

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Pantry Challenge: Am I a Food Hoarder?

{This is my dream kitchen: source} It’s Sunday morning, a time when most people are relaxing, sleeping in, or maybe enjoying a hot cup of coffee? Me, I’m having a mild meltdown in my kitchen. I tried to find my…

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Biz Mama: On Blogging

{I wish I was this cool mama – but this is a stock image from the Lean In Collection for Getty} You may have noticed that I’ve changed up the look of Pink Chai Living again. Without getting too deep…

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Makeup 101: Preparing Your Skin for Makeup

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to take a master class  with Harvey Tsao, International Makeup Artist for Chantecaille cosmetics at the Holt Renfrew store in Vancouver. It was my first time trying any products from the line, and…

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Bollywood Inspired Canvas Art

As the months of the year fly by I’m becoming much more aware of the fact that my 35th birthday will be here in 18 months and I’ve barely made a dent in my 35 before 35 list. Number 15…

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