It was years ago, my first little sip.
I loved it so much, I left a big tip.
Ever since then, everyday in the cafe,
They find me sitting, sipping my frappe.
My logic has never been clearer,
Coffee is the answer to every preachy questioner.
The Wine Rule
SEE. SWIRL. SNIFF. SIP. SAVOR.
I drink wine when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not in a hurry and drink it when I am, otherwise I never touch it – unless I am thirsty.
At long last, I’ve sipped wine whilst in vineyards!
Wine has been produced for centuries, and if you’re interested in learning about wine production, then visiting vineyards should definitely top your travel list. I recently visited Sula Vineyards, Nasik with my husband on a weekend. The trip was brilliant, those walks around the perfectly charming vineyards and the green surroundings are memories of a lifetime. Unwinding and relaxing has never been easier.
While planning my visit I had a hard time picking between The Beyond and Heritage Village for our overnight stay, in the end decided on staying at Beyond and luckily, I got a booking there. I would definitely recommend staying at The Beyond by Sula, although it’s little far from the Sula vineyards but it’s indeed an amazing stay to experience.
We started our journey at 8 in the morning from Pune, it took us around 5 hours to reach our destination. We were too hungry by the time we reached, so our first move was to eat our lunch at their multi-cuisine all-day restaurant. Food was average, pasta was exceptional, or maybe I was hungry. The resort is fine designed and well-maintained, surrounded by colorful flowers and huge green yards. In my suggestion, viewing the golden sunset from the open-air infinity pool would be one of the best things to do at the resort.
One thing to plan beforehand is The Epic Vineyard Tour. The journey from grape to glass is something you don’t want to miss on. During weekends, because of surge people have to wait a lot to get a tour, so make sure to book it as soon as you reach there. It runs every hour between 11:30 am and 5:30 pm. We got a free tour as a benefit of staying at The Beyond, else the costs generally depend on the number of wines you’d like to sample.
The excursion begins with a verbal presentation about the history of Sula, followed by a visit to the cellars where the wine-making process is explained in detail. In the cellars, the temperature is always kept cool to get the perfect taste. The wine tasting referred to at the end of each tour is where you compare different wines and learn about identifying the variety of wines. Wine Bars are well fashioned and you literally learn a lot about wine here.
After finishing the wine tour, we explored the famous eatery – Little Italy, which serves traditional Italian food and wines. It has a relaxed balcony setting, facing the Sula’s estate vineyards, which creates a beautiful sight. Late in the evening, we intended back to the resort. The salient lighting in the night, made the place look even more gorgeous.
It’s basically a one-day-trip-kind-of-place, but if you plan to stay longer and want to explore more, you can consider visiting Soma village and vineyards, which is located in between Sula Vineyards and Boyond by Sula. As seen from outside, it would definitely be worth checking out, lest you’re looking for a change from Sula.
All for now!
I want to walk through something wild, something courageous, something true. I want to stay away from gadgets. I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books. I want to live simply. I want to pretend when I want to. I want to listen to my body. I want to write and paint. I want to fall asleep when the moon is high. I want to shout a loud. I want to love someone. I want to wake up slowly one morning with no place to rush off. I want to have tea and not coffee. I want to watch movies. I want to ignore some people. I want to light a candle and pray for peace. I want to go to the beach in the rains. I want to climb mountains. I want to explore the nature and walk through the wild. I want to have the luxury of living the life. I want to because I want to.
My story shouldn’t be calm, but boundless and infinite.
Today I lettered a new thing, actually a new type of writing and typing. Short-End, one of my associates Sanjeev introduced me to this practice. Long back in time, the Short-End kind of keying was too trendy, in which a person had to off pat the symbols, basically the shapes for any specific word. For example: let’s say the symbol hashtag (#) is a pattern for word ‘because’. Now every time I want to write the word ‘because’ I would use the character assigned to it. And following this custom I’ll ultimately note down the entire script so as to have detailed draft of any talk or a discussion penned as quickly as possible.
When I go back in time, 20 years ago, life seems challenging in lot of ways. At that time, there used to be no recorders, and there were no voice triggered systems, and not just that computers used to be a dream for normal people. Typewriters were in fashion then, with which you were not allowed to make mistakes, because a small blunder would then ruin your entire document as there were no delete or undo button in that machine. Life like that is unimaginable for us. I mean seriously, with having pocket computers all day and the facility of voice controlled systems surrounding us, I really doubt if we would ever be able to survive without the culture that we are living in right now.
Technology has not just advanced itself but also evolved humans in a crazy way. Today, our lives spin around a torrent of status updates, and 10 years back there were no Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. I reason that the power of technology is exponential, and the world I am living in, is better than any other.
Cheers to the power of Tech!
Hour by hour, minute by minute
Clock hands are rushing in all possible unit
Emails and notifications surrounds all through the day
Can I stop dashing and find another way
Slow me down, take me aback
I need to breathe and have some chat
Here and there, in top most gear
Where am I going, I don’t have it clear
Let me say it, I am feeling awkward
Because there is no way, I can be like a bird
Well, this is life, I have realized
I take out time to see the sunrise
Admiring the nature and feeling the rain
Helps me get rid of stress and pain
You can be the same, explore the insane
The world is huge, what’s your plan?
I am in awe of the way God orchestrated this lovingly lovable love story.
Saturday evening, a thing so ravishing encountered~ the hitch up! YES, that’s right an excited two-seventy-month-old is now engaged! If anyone asked me a year ago if I thought I would be where I am today, I would have laughed. I had never imagined myself taking a spike of getting into a relationship this soon, but sometimes life just happens and that is what I believe is perfect.
I flash back to the other day when I was standing right in front of the mirror thinking if I can put the ring on, trust me this amazing thought only made me feel so giddily that I couldn’t really wait for the actual moment to come. I didn’t know how to be a wife or how a husband is like. All I knew was that I wanted to spend my entire life with this amazingly HOT person, and everything else can be figured out with time.
What to talk about the glory of that day…the sun had become dim; it was evening and excitement levels had risen to its zenith.
The story finally kicked off.
SHE~ beautifully dressed in sparkling neon took a deep breath and walked out the carpet along with her greatest brother who turned everything existing there in the brightest possible way. Everyone was running on to the side of the carpet to glance at the woman of the auspicious evening. Few feet away from the peachy view, a group of people with cameras and lights were videotaping and capturing EACH MOVE of this fantastic occasion, yes each move because wonderful memories go by quickly. Lights, colors, people, and that astonishing moment when the proud parents with a heart full of love and emotion watched their sweet little daughter walking towards the new chapter of her life…Adorable! It all looked classy and marshaled.
In the midst of everything, everyone’s eyes got stuck for a while when the man in blue arrived. HE was brimmed with happiness. People watched them, he held her hand…she grinned at him and they together walked into the arena. By now, almost everyone seemed to have gathered to observe the ceremony. After few more minutes, it finally begun. The couple looked stunning; their faces were lighted up into the grand smile. Red color TIKA with Gudd-Dhaniya, whole tradition was properly followed. Nikita, beautiful lady dressed in white and pink, carried the delicate rings. First was her turn, and then was his. Bells and whistles. Love and commitment. Everyone was filled with excitement and wonder. And those continuous bursts of paper butterflies glorified the celebrations, what a festival! It was really a beautiful engagement. Also, it got emotional for a while as there were hugs and tears too. Everything worked out perfectly!
Newly engaged couple with blushing faces glanced at each other and went strolling all around. They were profoundly overcome by shaking hands and sweet blessings for new life. And rest of the time was blessed with a set up of special delights in that beautiful green vale, oh yes they chose the best place for this engagement session – a place that’s obviously going to hold many memories. Evening was extremely brilliant, and the story has just begun, stay tuned for the next phase.:)
Flashh! I felt like I’m building an imaginary fairy tale story while penning down the engagement ^_^ My head is currently in clouds, as I am almost in disbelief that I finally found the one I had been admiring in my dreams, the man that I am marrying. Truly, it gives me a beautiful feeling every time I look at my pretty little ring. I love it, the most beautiful thing. Thanks, Abhijeet. I don’t think I have ever been that crazy, ridiculously joyful or surprised! It was right in that moment that I saw the rest of my life before my eyes…my wildest dreams coming true, all with you. Xx
Where do I begin, where do I end!
I am soaked in a crazy bliss, with a bit of prejudice.
Clad in my best clothes, I look deep into the mirror
And think of what is yet to come!
What I sense is a shift in the breeze behind
And hear voices in back of my mind.
Recovering my scattered ponders,
I start remembering the majesty of that day..
When I saw a face full of grace, and those strong hands
Can’t forget how confident he stands.
As I looked at him with my eyes open
I was left with just a few words spoken.
I am born in the world of desire
Until now I was in my own being, lost in my humdrum!
Well I know I’m someone’s property
That’s the reason for my wide eyes with worry.
Indeed someone else is going to be my Identity
Abiding thinking what life would bring to me.
Now a strong wind of change is blowing my way
and it’s making my every step much harder to take.
For I am really glad- this beautiful thing happened,
I need to relax, breathe and embrace this change.
Still sometimes I think it’s not going the route I planned
I have been thinking about this every day and night.
But a day like today can change my entire universe
Therefore, I wish on a star asking this new world to rhyme.
Here comes my leisure
Where I indulge in this worthwhile trade!
It forever starts in a particular fashion,
It is fiercely different with me the way it happened.
As I marched ahead, hymning in the sun
Treasure was amassed and respect was dredged.
After all the chaos I stretch, turn and twist
I know it outshines of that entire one could ever wish.
The words he will couch will make my day better
The warmth he will spread will make the bleak softer
So, from the cradle I blaze the glorious hitch up
Wish could see your flare face after this whoop up!