Did quite some travelling; from Mumbai to Cambay, Ahmedabad, and now Dubai. Attended my cousin’s wedding. First time B posed for cameras post midnight! We made him wear my Rida, put pink and purple hair clips in his hair! He had a ball of a time with my cousins pampering him from right left and centre! And a special mention of my cousin Taher, who B was soo fond of from the sec he saw him. B literally stuck to him every time, everywhere! He refused to come to me and happily stayed with Taher during the wedding functions! So glad for such babysitters!! I mean cousins…

He’s now beginning to enjoy all the outside savouries. No matter how much you try not to give your kid outside food till a later age, you can’t always refuse the just one bite from relatives. So he’s eaten sutarfeni, gota, halvason, sev, papri. His fav being papri.

He repeats everything you say like a parrot. An adorably loud parrot. Kya hai being his all time fav!

He loves going out and staying out! anyone he sees going out, he throws himself onto that person! he certainly spent more time with cousins and relatives than with me at home.

He now stands by himself without any support. started it first at my cousin’s place in Ahmedabad in Jan. he walks with the support of the furniture.

What’s the hot design trends of 2014? here are some of my favorite trends predicted by the top design bloggers.

Interchangeable Accents

“I think we’ll see a trend towards chameleon decor. Instead of settling on one fixed look, people will opt for a versatile neutral base and use big-impact accents to easily change their decor.” — Arianna Vargas


Ushering in Glamour

“Move over white walls, in 2014 we’ll be seeing rooms with a lot more drama and glamour. Dark, moody walls in black will be the perfect backdrop to the metallic accessories that we’re all loving right now.” — Jeanine Hays


Say Bye to Beige

“Of course I hopefully predict that color will be the trend story every year in hopes of banishing the boring beige box, but this year it really could happen!” — Christian May


Blossoming Prints

“Florals and Chintz: These tried-and-true fabrics are popping up everywhere in fashion and decor. Mix them with other graphic patterns for a modern look.” — Stacey Bewkes


Metal Mash-Up

“Mixing and matching metallics, such as silver and gold.” — Devon Dyer


A Need for Navy

“Navy blue will be a big trend for 2014. I’m seeing a lot of the shade on the runways, on the streets, in editorials, in chic interiors… I actually think everyone will get it in 2014.” — Mark D. Sikes


Innovative Combinations

“Lots and lots of layering: both materials and textures. We love the look of mixing different metals, woods, and fabrics!” — Jennifer Beek and Georgie Hambright


A Bevy of Blues

“From rich, saturated colors like navy and indigo to bright, vibrant shades like peacock blue and cobalt, blue will continue to reign supreme in the coming year.” — Paloma Contreras