Lah de dah! – Lunch at Laduree

THE HISTORYOF LADURÉE HOUSE

This Parisian tea rooms’ history is intimately tied to the history of the Ladurée family. It all began in 1862, when
Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from the southwest of France, founded a bakery in Paris at 16 rue Royale.

Today the Famous tea room is so much more We had 4 meals here and can’t wait to go back for more. Here’s a picture journey of many lazy, wine filled lunches spent there 🙂

Deepika Sahney Reddy, I hope you enjoy your meal …

For the menu, click here. Its worth a look!


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Ganden Monastery – Lhasa

I Spoke to a friend this evening and I am trying to convince her to do Tibet instead of Ladakh. So Sanjana, This one is for you 🙂

Ganden Monastery

Ganden is located outside Lhasa on a tall, grassy mountain at 12,467 feet. While much of Ganden was      DSC_0809 previously destroyed, much of it has now been rebuilt. Ganden has great hiking. For those interested in a short hike, walk the short circumambulation route around the monastery. On the backside of the mountain on which Ganden is located are fantastic views of the valley far below. As Ganden is a sky burial site, vultures and crows can sometimes be seen circling overhead. Continue reading

Granada

Granada, Gin and tonic, Iberian ham Padron peppers, the MOST beautiful women, lovely architecture, squares with dancing in the evening, tiny streets full of entries, happy people and of course Alhambra! Here’s how I remember Granada 😉

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IMG_6893Padron Peppers. My Favourite Vegetarian tapas. A very mild chilli fried with sea salt. For a great recipe try this one. Its from honest cooking.com
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Gin and Tonic anyone???

I woke up this morning to find some lovely pictures sent to me by a friend of a Gin Bar in Spain, I was craving for one before my coffee 😉

So this one is Thanks to you Balu Nayar 🙂

Cucumber-Rosemary Gin and Tonic

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1 cucumber
1 lime
3 sprigs rosemary
2 oz. Hendrick’s Gin
4 oz. tonic water (preferably Q or Fever-Tree)
ice

Peel one half of a cucumber, and slice a lime into eight wedges. In a highball glass, add three slices of peeled cucumber, 1 sprig rosemary, juice from a lime wedge and 1 ounce gin. Muddle with the back of a spoon.

Strain through a mesh strainer into a second highball glass. Add several cubes of ice, and three slices of unpeeled cucumber. Top with remaining gin and tonic, and serve garnished with rosemary sprigs.                                    (Courtesy Thekitchn.com)
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Fishing with the Pharaohs – The Nile Perch

Lake Nasser, May 2003. We read about Tim Baily and African Angler in a book I had gifted my husband. One night, after many whisky, we decided  to pick up the phone and call him. Thus began a friendship that has spanned over a decade and many many wonderful memories…. We landed in Cairo and took a flight to Aswan where we were met by Tim Baily and his team. From there we were driven to Aswan High Dam to Lake Nasser  where our crew awaited us to take on a week long trip of fun, friendship, fishing!

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My 76 lb Nile Perch.

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Lhasa and Potala Palace

The roof of the world! It takes your breath away, literally! Stark, beautiful, spiritual. Theres something about Tibet, I wasn’t a very spiritual person when I went there. Tibet does that to you. The spirituality oozes into you With out you realising to. 🙂

Pretty amazing feeling! there are some beautiful monasteries in Tibet. Make sure to get these monasteries in on your trip. We had a wonderful guide Norbu who had in-depth knowledge about everything we asked. She was very flexible and we could do things at leisure… There was a general itinerary we had and did it our own pace.DSC_0554

 

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Tibetan Women with their Prayer Wheels and Prayer Beads.

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Maldives. Landaa Giraavaru

The Bluest of Blues. Every shade imaginable. It makes my soul sing and prepares me for another year in the city until I’ve had enough it all and need to go back to my Soul Spa. The Maldives. Sunrise, Sunsets, cool waters and warm sun. Soft white sand under your feet. The gentle Tropical breeze as you while the afternoon by with a cocktail in your hand. Evenings at the spa, long lazy massages and then the sundowners and sound sleep. Preparing you for another day of the same 🙂 Aaaahhhh…. I can’t wait to go back!

We had a beautiful Beach Villa with a plunge pool and a pier in front of the villa to watch the Sunrise and sunsets from. There are plenty of pictures so do scroll down to the end!
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