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  • Channel your inner flower child!

    Among other things, flowers are truly Mother Nature’s best gift. In any form, their beauty and aura brings joy and happiness that is quite unlike anything else.

  • Nail care done right

    The first step to nail care is to avoid cutting off the cuticles, a common mistake done by many in order to get cleaner and bigger nail beds.

  • Going off the grid

    A healthy amount of screen time has never been the root of trouble, but here in 2019, we seem to have surpassed the healthy limit by a lot. So it does not matter if you are staring at a screen for work or leisure, the harm done is equal.

  • Glassware

    Glassware

    You don't have to be dogmatic about glassware though; there's always room for experimentations, and sometimes, you will see cocktails being served in vessels that were not originally meant for cocktails at all, like Mason jars or teacups.

  • Dressing up the drinks: Garnishes and Rims

    The most common garnishes are citrus fruits – which makes total sense when you consider that many drinks are made with fresh lemon, lime, or grapefruit juice.

  • Sharing workspace

    Dhaka is a city booming with ambitious people who dream high and achieve big, and the surge of entrepreneurs are proof of that.

  • Traditionally Tunic

    Fashion and comfort are what we support in our daily wears. Kurti has long been a beloved casual outfit among ladies. It's the exquisite mix of traditional and western. And with that, tunic kurti has made a name for itself because of how comfortable it is to wear and how sophisticated it looks.

  • Hearts aflutter for Falgun festivities!

    Do you feel the change in the air? The morning sun shines a little brighter and warmer, there is a nip in the air that's pleasantly refreshing, little buds are blossoming into blousy flowers!

  • Environmental Care 101

    Do you ever wonder why we have such a lack in compassion when it comes to nature? Think of it this way — our ancestors made dwellings from trees and other raw materials. They made mud huts beside beautiful river landscapes. By definition, these are primitive housings, but to any city person today, it sounds like a resort!

  • Party platters

    Your platters can stamp your signature style of cooking, plating and styling, a great way to spread the nutritious love, full of healthy fats, protein, fibre, and fresh produce.

  • Hair salon small talks

    When it comes to hair care, you are probably bombarded with a variety of different, and quite often, contradicting advice.

  • You complete me

    If you are one of those who cannot do without purses/hand bags, always make sure to invest in good quality, as chances are you will get a good deal of use out of them on a regular basis.

  • Culture of bespoke tailoring

    Anything tailor-made to our preferences and measurements can be categorised as bespoke tailoring, and unlike what some might perceive it-- as a designer dress, it does not need to be one.

  • Gown for the 31st Gala

    Gowns are meant to fit right; flaunting the curves and concealing the insecurities. Trying on different styles will help you find the one that flatters your body the best! A gown that fits perfectly is the biggest confidence booster you could ask for on New Year's Eve!

  • Vows by the beach

    If the monotonous venues and, not to mention the traffic, feels just too bland when you think of weddings in the city, you wouldn't be the only one. The same falcon this and shena kunja that has been done to death.

  • A clutch to match

    A metallic, or shiny fabric based clutch adds to the bling in your ensemble; a faux bling is perhaps what you should go for. A heavily embroidered or stone studded fabric clutch complementing your wedding dress is the way to go.

  • SHOE GAZING!

    When planning a wedding, every detail matters. Even though the primary focus is always on the dress and the jewellery, the perfect pair of shoes can elevate even the best of outfits a notch further.

  • Hunger Games: Filling up the larder

    The dilemma of stocking up healthy snacks is of perennial nature. The constant need of coaxing and cajoling the brood to snack right and desist from caving in to tantalising but unhealthy savouries and sweets can be quite an ordeal.

  • The dance of metal and wood

    Mixing styles has become the norm to tone down the monotonous designs we have been sporting so far, and the world of furniture and décor has stepped into it as well.

  • What Colour are you?

    There is a theory that your favourite colour often reflects your personality, down to your bone. If you are one of those people who can't choose a favourite colour, then do not worry.

  • ABC's of Makeup

    Why do we need makeup? Is it to create an illusory version of ourselves? Or is it just to cover up the perceived minor flaws?

  • Charmed by bangles

    She inherited her love for bangles from her mother and aunts. Growing up she saw them wear bangles with almost everything. And their collection always seemed to mesmerise her, rows and rows of bangles decorated her mother's dressing table. The colours themselves would charm her more than anything.

  • Taking out the trash

    Managing the waste that we produce everyday plays a crucial role in our lives. It is almost like an 'art.’ As easy as it might sound, it may actually be more complicated, especially if you want to manage your waste by disposing them properly and not harming anyone or anything in the process.

  • The forgotten pride in language

    When asked what our mother language is, we proudly say Bangla because we fought for it.

  • Whimsical TABLESCAPE

    Whimsical TABLESCAPE

    The menus are finalized over and over again only because we are very particular and passionate about our food. Nothing can go wrong. Absolutely nothing!

  • Safe, Clean, and Hassle-free Qurbani

    The season of sacrifice is less than a month away and this time it's on the rainy edge of monsoon. Those who will be going to the 'haat' are already preparing for yet another muddy encounter. Then are the post-qurbani formalities and clean ups, all wedged within a week.

  • Family kitchen club on Fridays

    For us here in Bangladesh, Fridays are a day to be cherished, because of two important reasons; Jumma prayer and the one day of the week where mostly everyone in the city has a day off. Be it from work, school, or university, almost everyone is free on Friday. As a result, the average house is a lot livelier, as opposed to the weekdays where everyone is out and about for something or another.

  • Bangladeshi brands in makeup and toiletries

    Most of us spend thousands on makeup and toiletries that are imported internationally. But did you know that there are makeup brands and toiletries that are produced locally? Not only are they of good quality but they are tailored to suit our South Asian skin and needs.

  • Dinner time bloopers!

    How would you like it if you are enjoying a nice cup of tea in your bungalow on top of a hill, accompanied by gushes of bracing breeze when suddenly your guest pours the tea on the saucer, and takes a long high-pitched slurp?

  • An Eid without the sari

    An Eid without the sari

    The Bengali aesthetic sense has been enamoured with the allure of the sari since time immemorial. This love affair is further stoked during the all-important festive season. But the human heart is known to be predisposed to whims and fancies. And when it comes to us women choosing outfits, it acts fickle and hence, foibles ensue.

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