Legendary Hotels : Traditions + Tech at St. Regis New York

The Gilded Age is a legendary period in American history, Manhattan being its unmistakable epicenter. It was truly the epitome of America’s wealth and entrepreneurial prowess just as today’s unicorn tech founders amass power and wealth in Silicon Valley. This was the time before Uncle Sam began collecting taxes. I have been an ardent follower…

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival with Mooncakes

There is no place like Asia to celebrate festivals and autumn season is a very popular time for Asian festivals. One of them being the Mid-Autumn festival or as many young people would relate as the Mooncake Festival. China, Vietnam Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau celebrate this festival. Though every culture does have…

Trending Traditions – Fabergé Eggs

The legacy of a family does lean on how traditions perdure. From a simple recipe to an intrinsic piece of jewellery, the family hands down an heirloom which grows into a legacy decades down the line. History has always narrated tales of rare royal jewels or exquisite piece of art but if you ask me which heirloom…

Trending Traditions : Royal Christening Gown

  Prince George and Princess Charlotte together at home #WelcomeToTheFamily pic.twitter.com/ednbofPp7v — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 6, 2015 Couple of days ago, Kensington Palace released new photographs of Princess Charlotte and Prince George together for the first time to mark her first month. No sooner than the tweets went viral, came the much awaited news about the…

Trending Traditions – English Afternoon Tea

Ever since Julian Fellowes enthralled us with his saga of post Edwardian era English aristocracy - Downton Abbey, many of us have been accustomed to merrily living the early 20th century life in our minds. Our fascination has taken fondness for tea gowns and hats, afternoon tea and dressing up almost four times a day…