BLOOMING TRENDS & CHILLING FOODS TO TRY THIS SUMMER

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Colourful flowers, sparkling sand and coconut water invited summer!!!

The temperature is setting high with the rising level of mercury!! Scorching heat of summer constantly drains us out. It is necessary to stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet during summers. Keeping up with style is a task these days, it is very important especially in summer to choose right colours that not only look stylish but makes you feel comfortable too. Also, using right shades of decor helps to keep the ambience calm, sober and bright.

Today let us help you with some Blooming trends & chilling foods to try this summer, for keeping you hydrated all the time and also make your style a flawless one!!!

Let the flowers bloom:

Floral prints are back again!!! Go for bright colour dresses with big or small floral prints. Always prefer shades like orange, yellow, sky blue, white, pink and other light shades for achieving the desired look. Light colours never fail in summer and always make you feel comfortable in it. Try to go for Cotton, Khadi, Georgette, Mul Cotton and other light fabrics. These fabrics are skin friendly and do not cause rashes or itching.

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Keep the Accessories Light:

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Accessories are the life savers!!! Any attire or any look is incomplete without accessories. They not only complement well with the apparel but also boost the overall styling of yours. Choose your summer accessories very carefully. It should not make you feel irritated and overstated. It is a must to carry pair of sunglasses, printed scarf, hat, sun block lotion and light weight eco-friendly bag.  Flip flops also are your perfect summer companions. You should not step out without carrying any of these essentials as they protect you from the scorching sun yet making you look very stylish. Bamboo and cane bags, printed boho bags, ikkat tote, shibori clutches and totes, block print handbags are a must have stylish bags for summer. Pair up these bags with any dress or kurta and make your onlookers feel envy!!!

You definitely shouldn’t miss out on some cool summer bags. 


Stripes On the Go:

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This season spruce up your style with “Stripes”!!! Go for vertical or horizontal, black and white, blue and white or any colours. Be it a dress or a bag stripes are in. Go for oversized tote bags, off shoulder dress, loose t-shirts, skirts, shirts having stripes. Pair these with light colour denims, joggers, leggings, boyfriend denims, silhouette pants. Complete the look with a perfect pair of glasses, flip flops or sneakers and a jute bag.


The Summer Home Decor:

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With summer arrive the fresh colours and blooming trends!!! Be it accessories or home decor, these colours makes a great difference. Adorn your living room sofa set with bright shades of cushion covers, block print covers, abstract print covers, solid colour covers, ikkat print covers, kantha embroidery covers and big floral prints. Enhance the bedrooms with throw cushions; block printed cotton bed sheets, kantha work bed sheets, bright colour ethnic design bed sheets and more. Add colorful vase to the corner tables making each and every part of the home look beautiful. Use table lamps made up of cane and bamboo or vivid colour glass lamps. Make your home decor look bright and eye pleasing this summer by implementing these ideas. 

Read More: Refresh your Home with Spring Decor Trends 2017.


Natural Calming Agents:

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Hydrate yourself with natural calming foods and feel energetic even in such hot temperatures!!! Eat fruits with high water content, simple sugars, electrolytes and essential minerals which help keep the body well hydrated.  Watermelon, Cucumber, Melons, Peach, Orange, Green Veggies, Mint, Coconut Water, Pineapple, Grapes etc are great source for staying hydrated always.


A Glass Of Chass:

A glass of spiced buttermilk “Chass” is all what you need after a long sunny day. This drink aids digestion and is a great appetiser. In ayurveda drinking chaas shows great benefits to human body. So don’t wait; make a glass for yourself. Recipe given below is the perfect stress buster for summer!!

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Masala Chass!!

Recipe type: Drink, Beverages

Cuisine: Indian

Serves: 2-3

Ingredients (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • ½ cup to 1 cup water or as required
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin seed
  • 1-2 green chillies chopped finely
  • 1 tbsp ginger chopped finely or grated ginger
  • ¼th cup coriander leaves chopped finely
  • 10-12 mint leaves chopped finely
  • 1 tsp chat masala
  • black salt or salt as required
  • 2 tbsp savoury boondi (Bengal gram fried yellow pearls) optional
  • few ice cubes

How to make the recipe?

  1. Firstly combine roasted cumin, ginger, chilli, coriander leaves and mint leaves in the grinder.
  2. Grind for 30 secs then add yogurt, water, ice cubes, and black salt and chat masala. Grind again until all is combined well.
  3. Pour into glasses or earthen wares. Check the seasoning of anything missing don’t worry sprinkle some from top.
  4. Garnish with coriander leaves, mint leaves and khara boondi on top. Serve your masala chaas chilled.

Notes

1. You could also use roasted cumin powder instead of roasted cumin seed.
2. Also remember chaas always tastes best when chilled.

So this summer beat the heat with these blooming trends and chilling foods!!!

 

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