Thursday, 21 March 2013

Decorate Me Pretty at Vanity Fair!

This year March brought 2 things with it, a whole lot of FUN and a hell lot of BUSY! But as both of them got along pretty well, we ended up having a BLAST!

We at Decorate Me Pretty decided to take a step forward this year and do something different (when I say 'We' I mostly mean my sister and myself). So we went around the city and further, looking for pretty things and at times explaining our ideas to the karigars and getting them made. So after a lot of car rides, brain storming sessions during these car rides, over meals and every other place imaginable and meetings with some wonderful people, we were finally ready with our first ever collection. 

Now about the collection! I believe your tastes and style have a lot to do with the place you are in life at the time. If we were to define our place in life right now, it's more of a lounging on a couch with margaritas or reading/ browsing the net in a comfy corner kind of a situation. Which is why we like to call our collection 'The Living Room' collection. What we aim to achieve is a lovable set up with a pinch of glamour to keep things interesting and also to make sure that apart from other uncontrollable factors in life, atleast the room would never dull you down. 
P.S. Don't get too carried away with the term 'Living Room', it could mean different things to different people. Like for me my bedroom was the living room when I was staying  in a studio apartment when I first started working, so it is actually any place in the house where you spend most of your time. 

The idea was to create a collection of things we loved and to put it out there in front of the world. So after we ticked the first task off the list, now we needed an apt place to showcase in front of the right audience. And Voila!!! Enter Vanity Fair...

A brief about this event Vanity Fair before I go ahead...held at Whispering Willows a farm house turned into a beautiful garden, happens biennially and is one of the most sought after events of the city Chandigarh. A marketplace where you can find clothes, accessories, furniture, home accessories, kids stuff, lots of great food, music, beer and more. Basically something for everyone, and besides all that it's a beautiful place to hang out.  An extremely well organised event by Priya Jagat, the lady behind it all. There is surely a lot to learn on great management from her.

Decorate Me Pretty was a happy baby at the Vanity Fair with it's cute corner by the Verandah, all thanks to Priya who helped us carry out everything smoothly. A sneak peek into our booth...

(Please excuse the clarity due to the angle of sunlight....I phone doesn't do all the work itself after all!)

What did we take home? Well there is a huge list keeping in mind that this was our first experience, but to name the important few... Lots of love and appreciation from people, a big reminder of what a great great support your family can be, the realization of how much love we have for our hometown Chandigarh and last but definitely not the least, the happiness that comes out of doing what you absolutely love...

Some high resolution shots of our products coming up soon, in the meanwhile do write in and let us know what you think of the collection (from whatever you can see in the pictures!)...looking forward to hearing from you.

All Images: Decorate Me Pretty

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Good Homes and Us...

The lovely people at Good Homes organised a great afternoon for us, the bloggers clan, at the hip Shiro this February. Creative & interesting people, beautiful ambiance, yummy food & drinks & lots of fun chitter-chatter...what's not to love? 

Images by Good Homes & Priti

Be it school, college or the B school, I'v hardly ever got to be in a place where all the people share the same interests or speak the same language, which in this case is of interiors (that I mostly speak to myself in my head). But Good Homes made it possible by getting us all together at one place and Oh! what fun it was.

A big thank you to all the pretty girls from the Good Homes Team ie. Ronitaa the editor, Dipti from the brand team, Simran & Vineeta from the design & features team and Parul from Shiro. You guys rock!

And the beautiful people from the blog world ie Bhavna, Rajee, Shalini, Priti, Laxami, Aarti & Prachi, it was so much fun to meet you all and hope to catch up with you guys again soon.

There are a lot of new things happening at Decorate Me Pretty's end and I have some interesting stuff to share with you all very soon, so please stay put till my next post....cya soon!