A life in Paris or New York, on the 30th floor of a fancy apartment, with massive french windows, a wooden portico, where I could just sit, sip a glass of wine and admire the city’s tall buildings and lights before going to bed. Additionally, owning a vacation home on a beach somewhere, is what I had once dreamt of.
We all grow up with a list of things we want from life and start molding and pushing ourselves conforming to the plans. Some people make it, while some make whatever comes of it. The primary idea being, no matter what we do, life becomes a rat race to accomplish goals and the race continues subsequently, eventually becoming nothing but a survival game.
Lately, I have been feeling over burdened with life’s so called obligatory tasks. Working, getting anxious about not having as much work as I need and worrying about a dozen of other concerns. I started to feel like I have dug a hole so deep for myself, that I started looking for ways to come out of it. Guess what helped, a vacation! Yes, big surprise there. Turns out, frizzy hair, lots of tan, a walk on the beach and a couple of martinis, sitting beside the sea was missing.
“Sometimes, a momentary escape from the life you feel you have established for yourself is all you need!”
This post was never meant to be a travelogue. With a lot of enthusiasm I had packed a minimum of two changes per day, for my three day trip to Pondicherry, since I inititially wanted it to be about a holiday-outfit post. Howbeit, dare I even begin to mention how humid could it get there and that I ended up wearing three outfits, till I headed back to Bangalore. Nevertheless, I am happy to share my experience with you guys.
I have heard a lot about Pondicherry, the beautiful beaches, the food, the cafes, the vibrant french colonies, Pondicherry seemed to have it all that I would look for in a holiday destination, and I must say the city did not disappoint. Once being a French colonial settlement, the Seaside Promenade is a must visit for its beautiful French archaic architecture and cafes.
The beaches (Promenade, Paradise and Serenity) are very well maintained, and although sitting on the shorelines might not have solved my problems, but it definitely gave me moments where I felt peace within. The feeling of the sand being swept away from beneath my feet while standing on a beach, or, the sight of the tides coming from a distance, gathering into a strong wave and thrushing against the rocks, there is something so therapeutic about it.
Unfortunately I could not enjoy Pondicherry in all its entirety but I do plan on visiting it soon again. And before I go all I want to say is, do not be to hard on yourself. Despite all your struggles, take a break and give yourself a chance to enjoy the little pleasures of life.
Outfit 1: Outfit 2:
Dress: Oxolloxo Top: Max Store, (Bangalore) DIYd to a choker top
Sandals: Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi Shoes: Bata
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Concept, Styling, Modelling, Edit: Smita Roy Majumder
Photography: Team S&T