my world.

As it gets colder, I find myself looking forward to coming home more and more after work- to relax, unwind and be with my family. Here’s the roundup of what I’ve been loving lately:

Dissolving Boundaries by Anoushka Shankar: This song is from her album Land of Gold, which we saw live a few months ago at City Winery. Listening to the album again recently, I am pretty blown away by how innovative it is. This song stands out to me, but they are all worth listening to. It was my favorite among the ones she performed that night.

Aaj jaane ki Zid na Karo by Arijit Singh: Lately I find myself listening to a beautuflly sung song asking who’s the singer? More often than not, I find out that it’s Arijit Singh. I guess I am a little late in discovering this voice, but I greatly enjoy the emotion with which he sings. His rendition of this ghazal is a particular favorite of mine and has been on repeat.

Arrival:  This film is definitely not what I thought it would be about. It is thought provoking and I found it especially interesting, as a Speech and Language Pathologist. The idea of language and communication plays a large role here, as well as the concept of time. I think this is my favorite movie of 2016.

Passengers: I wasn’t expecting to like this movie as much as I did! I don’t want to give away too much but the concept is very interesting. You will have a conversation with your loved one about this one all the way home.

La La Land:  If you like music and if you like love stories, then you will love this movie. I love everything about this movie EXCEPT for the ending! Also let’s not forget that it won every Golden Globe award that it was nominated for.

an equal music– I am about 200 pages into this book and have been enjoying it very much. I wouldn’t call it a light read and it did take me some time to get into it, but the writing is very impressive. This is my first Vikram Seth read and I’m looking forward to reading more of his work.

AERIN Rose Hand And Body Cream- This was gifted to me by a dear friend for Christmas and I’ve been using it every evening post showering. The rose scent is subtle yet lingers just long enough. I also love the lip balm by the brand. Their products are indulgent but so worth it.

Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask: I am obsessed with this mask! It has replaced pretty much all my other masks. See my review here.

The Book of Awakening Inspiration Cards: After having read the book I knew I had to get these inspirational cards. I like choosing one at random every morning and when I have the time, to do some reflective writing. It’s a peaceful way to start the day.

Elements of pizza: I purchased this cookbook for my husband and we have been enjoying the best homemade pizza ever since. Being a natural baker, he is no novice to baking his own pizza from scratch, but after discovering this book, his pizza game has elevated.  His thoughts: “A Neapolitan pizza requires much less yeast than you would expect. Overall the ingredients are quite simple and it’s just a matter of technique. Lastly, a pizza stone is essential”. The results? You will have to come over one of these days to find out! I don’t think I can ever eat pizza that hasn’t been made by him ever again. (Unless he takes me back to Italy).

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Sincerely, 

Surleen 

 

 

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