The Diwali this year is on October 29th in Canada and October 30th in India .. meaning we will have celebrations all weekend and then Halloween on October 31st :)
Happy Diwali Everyone!!!!
As I mentioned so many times, that I live in Edmonton and it gets cold and we are in deep freeze for at least five months of the year .. the colder temperatures have set in for this year .. but not that bad though .. in comparison to -35 degrees 0 or -2 feels balmy ;)
I was planning to dress up casually for Friday .. and then I wake up to a facebook page full of friends in Sarees and I could not resist the temptation ;)
It was -2 degrees and grey and foggy .. but the weather will be like this everyday for the next six months and Diwali is once a year festival .. so Saree it was :)
It wasn't perfect Saree weather .. but then what fun is life without a few challenges ;)
I went through my closet to find something light and not very goldeny .. but I am done wearing those during the summer ..
The one that I picked is a handloom Saree and has beautiful Zari work and a lovely color combination ... I know in absolute terms it is a heavy Saree, but if I compare it with the rest .. it is relatively lighter :)
I got this Saree by luck .. Mum bought this at some exhibition .. but doesn't remember when and where .. It was sitting forgotten in her treasure chest for some time .. and one of my trips to India .. I raided that chest and picked up a few pieces ;)
I remember trying to drape it a few Diwalis ago .. and did not as it was too starchy (it being brand new) .. This morning I picked it up again and did not give up .. it was a little time consuming process .. but in the end .. I was happy with the results :)
That being said, I was late for work and didn't have time to pick tea on my way to work .. and there comes to my rescue .. my one and only .. he said he will go to Starbucks and get the tea and call me when he is in my lobby .. of course before that he clicked my pictures at home ;)
And clicked more pictures in the office lobby ..
Check out my photographer in the mirror ;)
Beautiful Zari work on the Palla
Halloween Decorations in Office