Hi folks! Hope you’ve all had a great Easter weekend amid all the stormy weather and managed to get in some lovely choccies and quality time with friends and family. Mine has been really hectic, hence why I haven’t had a chance to write anything until now.
The big event of the weekend was my cousin’s wedding on Saturday, held at the Sheraton Skyline Hotel at Heathrow Airport. It was a blast. Plenty of food, drinks and dancing, and catching up with relatives and friends I hadn’t seen in a long time. The civil ceremony was lovely, with poignant literary references and readings, cheesy Vitamin String quartet arrangements of rock songs and pretty-in-pink floral arrangements. The drinks reception was held in the tropically themed Sky Garden, a central courtyard with palm fronds and a swimming pool, and the Indian wedding breakfast was held in the International Suite. We stayed over at the hotel so all we had to do was crawl into bed after a heavy night at the open bar!
Here are some snaps of me in my wedding outfit, a lotus-themed Kanchipuram silk sari from Aishvarya Sarees, plus my accessories, all in tones of blue.
In between all this my husband and I had our lovely friends over for an Easter meal. We opted for tradition with a feast of roast leg of lamb and veggies, which my husband had proudly prepared, and a creamy tiramisu that I’d made following a recipe from BBC Good Food.
I also got a hair cut – this happens once in a blue moon so it was much needed! I have very, very thick hair, so I don’t normally trust many people with it as it is a challenge to deal with. My regular salon is the Japanese-run Malishi near London Bridge who always do a fantastic job because they know how to work with my hair type. Unfortunately they were booked out this time round, and I didn’t really fancy the trek across London, so I booked in with Scruffs in Cambridge. I was quite nervous about trying out a new place and I didn’t know what to expect. However I had a luxurious experience at Scruffs from the moment I arrived to the moment I left. From my much-needed cup of tea to my head massage, and the great job that my stylist did, I couldn’t have asked for more. I had a conditioning treatment during my hair wash which has left my hair looking and feeling glossier and healthier. Plus they throw in a loyalty scheme for regular customers with points that add up to discounts, so I’ll definitely be booking with them again!
Last but not least, to round off this rather random and disjointed post, I took some pics of Easter and Spring-themed shop window displays around Cambridge.