street style | trench coat edition

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♫♪ Adele – Hometown Glory

And as this time of year comes around, when the leave gradually change colors and the evenings bring a bit of a brisk breeze, the daily commuters and the afternoon walkers are adorned with trench coats. Of a wide variety in materials, colors, lengths and styles. Sometimes style with a scarf, or stellar heels, or simple jewels, or a braid. And {mr. c&é} pairs it with his best loafers. Thus, there is nothing more lovely than a simple outfit, accompanied with flats, topped with a trench coat, and garnished with a bold lip. So as the trench coat season is in full force, here is a little compilation of the most wonderful trench coats styles among the world’s concrete catwalk from Burberry…

 

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{brought to you by Burberry curated on Art of the Trench}

lubia polow iranian rice with green beans

{lubia polow :: iranian rice with green beans} via chevrons & éclairs {lubia polow :: iranian rice with green beans} via chevrons & éclairs{lubia polow :: iranian rice with green beans} via chevrons & éclairs{lubia polow :: iranian rice with green beans} via chevrons & éclairs

I like this time of the year, as things seem to slow down a bit, those days where afternoons are slightly cooler you spend it in the gardens reading or having a cup of tea. And you spend most of your time entertaining yourself as you get ready for the bustling of holidays that are soon upon us. It is lovely to see the views of the gardens and cook away a simple yet delectable meal to feed everyone from friends to family. And this one is quite special to me as I enjoyed it in company of friends at St. Andrews right before diving head first into the semester. A serene afternoon sipping on tea, chatting about new experiences, and nibbling on biscuits. Made for you by an Iranian friend.

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14157413711_6e50c5f3be_o Click on the image to enlarge the recipe. Print on a 3 x 5 index card setting and store with the rest of your recipes. For more recipe, visit the recipe index here!

flower markets

{visiting flower markets} via chevrons & éclairs
{columbia road flower market} via chevrons & éclairs
{visiting flower markets} via chevrons & éclairs
{columbia road flower market} via chevrons & éclairs
{columbia road flower market} via chevrons & éclairs
{visiting flower markets} via chevrons & éclairs
{visiting flower markets} via chevrons & éclairs
{columbia road flower market} via chevrons & éclairs
{columbia road flower market} via chevrons & éclairs
{visiting flower markets} via chevrons & éclairs
{columbia road flower market} via chevrons & éclairs
{visiting flower markets} via chevrons & éclairs
{columbia road flower market} via chevrons & éclairs

{dress} zara | similar and another
{sunnies} nina ricci
{rings} tiffany’s & co.
{trench} ralph lauren | similar
{flats} yosi samra
{scarf} c/o craftisan

It’s that time of the year and this year all I can do is reminisce about going back to school, my first day of a new year. Though, now I associate this time of the year strictly with the changing colors of the leaves, the brisk breeze in the evenings, and the absolutely romantic sunlight as it pours inch-by-inch over the entire city of London. Instead of spending weekends away on holiday to the nearest coast, weekends are spent in the city pondering its gems. With a visit to the Columbia Road flower market and then a brunch and afternoon with much needed tea in a quiet little cafe off a bustling street. It was the perfect autumn day, in my humble opinion.

{the craftisan impact}

I am honored to be collaborating with an institution that I am truly passionate about. A place where beauty and service come together. Craftisan celebrates and promotes the philosophy of handwork with a diverse Indian ethos. A company that celebrates its creators and their creativity to adorn, decorate and use in everyday life. Please take a look through Craftisan’s curation as they work with artisans, master craftspersons and NGOs across India. To not only promote equality, but also place India’s craftsmanship in the spotlight. You can visit Craftisan here and please do sign up for their newsletter covering their latest projects.

parm, nyc

{Parm NYC} via chevrons & éclairs
{Parm NYC} via chevrons & éclairs
{Parm NYC} via chevrons & éclairs
{Parm NYC} via chevrons & éclairs

Camouflaged in the streets of Soho sits one of my new favorite restaurants to visit whenever I’m in New York City. A humble, little place with the coziest ambiance. It’s a quiet corner by day for a quick snack and a mid-day drink, but by night it becomes an exciting place to be. But what intrigues me the most is the incredible spread of vegetarian side dishes. Small plates, simple dishes, beautiful flavors.

{visit parm}

248 mulberry street
new york, new york 10012
212 . 993 . 7189

26 september 2014

{big ben} via chevrons & éclairs

do everything with so much love in your heart
that you would never want to do any other way.

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♫♪ The Black Keys – Gotta Get Away

I think I have been over exerting myself lately. Too much on a single plate and it’s finally catching up to me. Evenings have been late and mornings have been rather early. Though early mornings I’m not worried about, but it’s the nights that I’m keen to get some rest in.

The fall season is always like this, as everything is starts all over again. Work starts to pick up pace, we’re lethargic from the long summer days, and early nightfall married with the cooler weather has us craving for a little rest and relaxation. Usually the autumn season, for me at least, is full of Indian festivals and birthdays then comes our regular holidays like Thanksgiving and soon Christmas and the beginning of the new year. It’s a rather fast six months and the ride, though fast, is quite exceptional as we live in the present and take each day at a time.

This weekend is the start of the Indian festivities that I shared with you last year. I have a very busy week ahead, so in between long nights celebrating this time of the year, I will be prepping for a week full of meetings and collaborations to share with you. Hope you have the loveliest of weekends! xo. -S

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