Christmas is the time for giving, right? Completely disagree! Everyday should be a day for giving however in the spirit of Christmas, a festival I totally love – not only due to the carols, gifts and feasts at Xmas it’s always been a tradition in my house lay out gifts below our tree!
So this year I got gifts from all over the world which I will share just so we can get some ethical presents into our loved ones stockings all through the year!
My trip to Thailand , at the start of 2015, was an unbelievable adventure! Although I have visited Bangkok before, as also the legendary entertainment district Patpong, where the show that I witnessed is literally embedded in my brain, this holiday was quite different. We flew to Koh Samui which was party central, like absolute nonstop partying and nonstop music which made it impossible for us to sleep, even if we wanted to.
After a hectic 24 hours, we took a ferry to Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party which begins at dusk every month , when the round yellow moon makes its appearance over the white sand beach and where there is something for everyone-trance, techno, reggae, drum and bass, jugglers, fire-eaters. After such a magical night, taking the ferry back in the wee hours of the morning was a completes lapse in our judgment.
My first thought when I started designing clothes was swimwear – it’s been a lifelong vision to create a swimwear line. I believe that has to do with spending a lot of time in Goa. Since the age of two I have been religiously going to Goa every year with my family, which then of course stopped being a family holiday when my rebellious teens kicked in and it became more of a party getaway. Goa fashion is almost stringently restricted to resort and swimwear and, of course, hippie attire. The awesome part is that you get to see outfits and people from all over the globe. I was fortunate enough to actually launch my first swimwear collection last year! Roomauction.com gets to showcase the first image of the collection!
South Goa, here I come! I have just spent a chaotic weekend partying in the north, so heading to the south on a Monday morning was serious bliss for me. My cab ride took around an hour and a half and my driver Ranjeet kept me quite entertained most of the way, with his life stories.