Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Brightest Diwali in Paris!

We decided to celebrate Diwali in Paris in our little way at home! I love the festival of Diwali; so meaningful - celebrating the victory of good over evil; knowledge over darkness - the bright and beautiful lights drive away the darkness from our lives. It signifies the victory of inner good over the evil within all of us.

We began with our favorite Ganchu ( I have a lovely lamp that I brought here from Pune; shaped like Lord Ganesha - one of my favorite things at home!)

These are lovely tea-light candles, my friend's Mom gifted me. My friend and her mom buy me gifts all the time!!! I know, its great to be 'me' ;-)

These are little 'travel jam bottles' that I cleaned and painted like this. They are too cute to be thrown away; so I decided to use it like this for Diwali. My little thing I did for our Diwali here...(not a great picture, I know!)

Capturing at a different angle....

( Aroma sifts through the air...again a gift from my cousin! I bless her everyday when I get back home!)

This time, as always, we updated the curtains instead of clothes! ( Who am I kidding??!! Even today, post Diwali, we bought some clothes...) Anyway, I bought some sheer-curtains first and then realized though it looks pretty; it glares and the light reflects on the T.V. So I went back and got some more. So, now I have two sets....which I can change to my fancy! I am in 'home decor heaven' now!

and now, last but definitely not the least....the brightest unique light as promised in the title!

I am not going to lie....I did miss the air of festivity back home in India. But by evening, my spirits were really high. We went to a friend's place for a '70's theme party' and we had a really good time. We met some lovely people and I felt so much at home with so many people around. Here's to a unique and different Diwali in every sense!!! Hope all of you had a good one too! :-) Making the most of everything in life; THAT is the elixir of happiness!


Homecooked said...

You have a view of the Eiffel Tower from your home!!!! Wow!!! :) I love all the lamps and your home looks beautiful! Looks like u had fun for Diwali :)

Pretty Woman said...


Yes I have a fabulous view and dont you see how much I show off?? ;-) Thank you for your kind words...:)

here it is!!!! said...

u r not gonna believe this, i did curtians this Diwali too :)

Pretty Woman said...

here it is,

what can I say? wise men think alike....but I won't complete the phrase ;-)

Guru said...

Wish you a happy Diwali.. Eiffel from your home.. what a brlliant location and view!!! some thing that you can keep looking at!.. like we are used to the bell from the church nearby on the stroke of every hour, you must be getting signals of hours by the glitter of the Eiffel.

Pretty Woman said...


thank you :-) I deliberately picked this house for the spectacular view and of course, its a very central and convenient location :) Yes, as we see it everyday, with or without lights...when someone points it out to us, we are like 'its no big deal' :P. Such show-offs!!! :)

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