The Essential Guide to Indian Dals {Friday Foods}

The Essential Guide to Indian Dals {Friday Foods}


A quick guide to the different types of Indian dals and the health benefits and uses associated with them.

Rohit Bal's Pearlesque Collection {India Couture Week}

Rohit Bal's Pearlesque Collection {India Couture Week}


Rohit Bal's collection at India Couture Week turned up the style on couture. His collection of white dresses and anarkalis are oh so stylish. And some colorful brocade [...]

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Pick UR Gift {Wedding Wishlist}

Pick UR Gift is a fun, reverse-wishlist, gifting app that not only takes the stress off gifting but is also completely redefining how gift-giving works! It works in two parts: first it allows gifters to give their giftees choices as well as heart-felt gifts all at the same time. Second, it lets gifters save all their gift ideas [...]

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Mother-to-Daughter Mistranslations (Newlywed Cooking 101)

For those of us who have moved out, it is a struggle to recreate the culinary perfection that is a mother’s cooking. This being said, a portion of the blame belongs to the old-school moms who do everything by estimation or “andaaz.” “You’re making daal? Just add a pinch of cumin and a dash of red chili powder.” Yep, we’ve all been there. [...]

Moving in with the SO 101: 7 Tips for an Easy Transition

As many of you know, I married the man of my dreams just last year with the traditional week-long Indian festivities. Well, I’m happy to report that after some long distance a la graduate school, I finally got to move in with my permanent roomie in early July. Yay! And because I love our BFIW family so much, I wanted to share my experiences [...]

Date Shake {Summer Sips Series}

This week, I’d like for us to tip our hats to a tasty shake in honor of the holy month of Ramadan. This year marks my very first solo attempt as a newlywed to prepare the elaborate food spread to break fast. Aside from some failed food experiments, I have managed to perfect a drink that ties a traditional iftar element, the date, with the [...]

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The 10 Essential Spices in an Indian Kitchen

A handy guide to the 10 basic Indian spices you'll need in your kitchen to whip up most South Asian meals.

Amita & Amit's Wine Country Indian Wedding {Napa, California}

Oh lovelies! Today's wedding will knock that chai out of your hands. Amita and Amit had a romantic, buttery beautiful wedding at the luxury hotel, The Meritage Resort in Napa, California. I will admit being partial to this wedding, okay very, because I've been to the Meritage several times and it is a grand hotel nestled in [...]

5 Chic Wedding Dresses from Val Stefani

Thanks to being part of the #BRIDESInfluencer through mega magazine Brides, we get a chance to check out some of the hottest wedding products on the market. And what's hotter than pretty wedding dresses?! I've picked out my five favorite gowns from designer Val Stefani. Beaded and bling is this rocking style of this [...]

Yogini & Deepak's Intimate Indian Wedding {Austin, TX}

An intimate and elegant Indian wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas, will sweep you off your feet. From their mandap that shimmered in the golden sun to the loving looks between Yogini and Deepak, I am in love. Josh, the photographer at AzulOx Photography tells us about their wedding, "That details [...]

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, a Review {Makeup Mantra}

I'm going to be blunt, I'm extremely picky about the eyeliner I use.  I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to doing things around my eyes (to this day I full on sob whenever I get my eyebrows threaded) so I try to find the softest, creamiest eye pencils.  I'm terrified of accidentally poking my eye when I drag a dry pencil across my lashline (this [...]