Fun Discovery: Vogue Magazine – India

I have recently taken to reading most of my magazines on my iPad, even though I still love the idea of curling up on the couch with a new glossy paged magazine to flip through – or to rip out favorite images for my inspiration wall at home. I started with a subscription to Practical Horseman, when I began my horseback riding lessons, to brush up my knowledge of all things equestrian. I had to download an app called Zinio in order to read it, and I am so glad I did! They have a huge selection of magazines that you can either download one issue at a time, or subscribe to.  Last night I was feeling a bit anxious and restless; a result of the full moon, I later realized, so in order to pass the time, I randomly downloaded the current issue of Vogue India and…can I say, LOVE!
I’m sure to a lot of people, especially in India, this is definitely not a new discovery, but I was completely unaware of the magazines existence! I think the appeal of this magazine reaches much wider than Asia.
Not only is it refreshing for me to see a magazine with people who look like me, but there are also tons of fashion and beauty tips that I will totally use! They also did profiles of entrepeneurs and philanthropists that were making a difference, which was inspiring. Some of the issue was a little disappointing, like the numerous and sometimes contradictory articles on dieting and the like, but overall I was impressed.

By the way, I’m starting to believe the full-moon-induced anxiety is very real. Both my husband and I were up late last night and we couldn’t understand why we just couldn’t sleep. Two catch-up episodes of Mad Men and numerous rounds of Words with Friends couldn’t even do the trick. I tried to do what my yoga teacher would say to do, quiet the mind and focus on the breath. It worked, eventually. 
If anyone is interested in astronomy, tonight is also going to be the night you will see Venus transit over the moon. You can actually see it with the naked eye! With proper eye gear, that is. You can get everything you need to know about the transit of venus here.

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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!