Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bonne fin d'annee

In other words, happy ending to 2009, and here's to 2010 and a brand new year!!
I am still in Paris. My daughter has a soiree lined up for tonight in the Bois. Of course, she has nothing to wear. And neither do I! The weather has been so bloody beastly, one has to bundle up in layers and layers of clothing. The wind manages to bite through regardless. Plus, the rain. I spent the day in Passy, an upmarket district, one metro stop away from Tour Eiffel. There, amongst all the fancy brands, boutiques and labels was a store called 'Darjeeling'. Why Darjeeling? Was it a tea salon? Main non!! It was a clothing store that had nothing to do with the hill station.
But the newly opened 'I Love Jaipur' section at the very chic and traditionasl Bon Marche had the most fantastic display of products from India, and of course, Manish Arora's funky, eccentric garments were the piece de resistance. I also spotted his wine\champagne covers for Champagne Pommery at Galleries Lafayette. 'Superbe'! as they say in Paris.
Well, I am joining my daughter for a Taiwanese meal an hour from now. We enjoyed a Korean one last night ( long live Bibimbap!). My older daughter Avantikka has instructed us to get plaid leggings for Arundhati to wear tonight. They are supposedly very 'in'. Wish me luck on my treasure hunt.
And Blogdosts..... let's hang together in 2010. Our friendships are precious and delicate. We are obliged to nurture them.
Have a super fabulous New Year. Blessings from Ma De - my new name for the new year!!
Lots of bubbly....lots of smiles....lots of hugs and kisses....

43 comments:

RAJ47 said...

Hi Shobhaa,
Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year 2010!!!
I would love to see you in Manish Arora's funky, eccentric garment - the piece de resistance.
I hope you will post your pic in tonight's outfit in the next post.
Thanx in advance.
Cheers!!!

supriya said...

you too have a rocking new year ahead "MA DE"...!! god bless you..

Manjiri Kale said...

did you find ur missing blog?... leave it .......
Let's celebrate the new year party
Very happy new year to you & ur family......

thehinduatheist said...

hv a rocking new year ahead!!!

and may 2010 bring even better treat for readers of this blog :)

Aditi Rajhans said...

Hey Shobhaa Mam,

Did you get your lost post?
It must be in 'edit posts'.. It cannot disappear just like that !
Please update us on that.

Wish you too a very rocking, happy, delightful new year 2010 !

Samindra Das said...

HERES WISHING EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY, HEALTHY, PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. MAY 2010 BRING EVERYONE JOY, PROSPERITY AND LOTS OF LOVE TO ONE AND ALL.
With Regards,
Samindra Das, Mumbai, India, 31.12.2009,08.00 pm.

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Wishing You, family & friends peace/happiness for ever.
- charansparsh

Anon said...

Chère Ma De. J'espère que 2010 est pleine de santé,de paix,de contentement,d'amour et toute les choses qui te plaît! Toi et ton famille! Toujours en amitié.

cmpershad said...

"Of course, she has nothing to wear. And neither do I!"

Mind U! It's not birthday, its New Year Eve :)

WISHING U AND UR FAMILY A HAPPY PROSPEROUS AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

Vaidehi said...

wish u a very happy and prosperous new year MA DE.... :):)

Partha Pratim said...

Happy New Year Ma'm!! God bless!!!

Alex Engwete said...

Bonne année, Madame…

sonal said...

Dear Ms. De,
It seems that all u do is travel around the world and eat different varieties of food be it Korean Taiwanese, French or then Australian, and write about the good life.Well i could be jealous considering i am getting only rice and dal at home.But must say u have inexhaustible energy at ure age.All the best and a Happy new year!

Aparna Velankar said...

Ma De',
Some peope might find it starnge to call youlike that...But I know your secret :-)
You are really like a Ma when one gets to eat hot delicious lunch at your dinning table.....
Waiting to grab a bite ...
Come soon.
And have a lovely 2010.
Lots of love and a Big Hug,
to you and Arundhati...
-Aparna

gb said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 TO u AND YOUR FAMILY.

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Theyoginme said...

happy new year Ma De.. and you too pissed with politics!

Vinay. said...

Dear Ma De,
HAPPY NEWYEAR TO ALL OF YOU.we enjoyed your write ups. our blog dosti is invaluable. lets nurture it. lets nourish it.lets cherish it. i fully reciprocate. lots of smiles and H&KS.

Maddy said...

Happy New Year Blogdost!

Banupriya said...

A very Happy New year to u too Mrs.Ma De...

ne2 said...

I'm sure you must hav captured many hearts da moment u must ve wrote "Blogdosts...Let's hang together in 2010. Our friendships r precious & delicate." Thanks 4 da warm wishes.It seems, KOI APNA showering love & affection, all over u.Truly reciprocate ur wishes.May u have a blessed year & a blessed soul, always!
P.S.: Y, Ma de?It sounds lil strange.

krish said...

Hie...

Happy new year Ma de.......hav a healthy and happy year ahead.....

luv

Krish

Sasha said...

Dear Shobha De,
While you were out.. (and continue to enjoyr ur sejourn across the world, you missed the controversary surrounding Chetan Bhagat and the Hirani-Vidhu Vinod-Aamir Brigade... (and the unending media coverage and replay of the whole thing as it played out on national television. Let me tell you that it was - STEAMY!!
Just what we needed to start the new year!!

Sasha said...

Okay, so I have a problem with closing brackets ')'. Ignore. :)

Happy New Year Ma De.
(So does Mr De become Pa-de from now) :)

pissed with politics!! said...

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ms said...

bon jour, ma cherie! i hope 2010 is more spicy, controversial and awesome than this damp squib 2009. Au revoir!

Prashanth(MSP) said...

the real Shobha De? :O

Protima said...

Love your Blog!
Wish you a Happy New Year and loads of happiness,joy ,peace, good health and even more fantastic writing!

Pooja said...

Dear Ma De,
Happy New Year!I liked your new name.And i liked your thought on our friendship(...Our friendships are precious and delicate. We are obliged to nurture them,it feels good to know that you take our blog dosti seriously ).
Your new name vibration (MA DE)adds to compound number 14 - meaning magnetic communication with public (it rules oral and written comunication as it adds total 14=1+4=5, when use this name vibration there is a karmic obligation "to rely on self the voice within".All the best and have fanstastic 2010.

mahatru said...

Hey Ma De
Wish you n your family a very Happy New Year. So hoz ur trip till now? Any specific reasons for this name change...?

Regards
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ROHAN kARKHANIS said...

happy new year to u and u r family ma de...

Gajendra said...

happy new year shobhaa

*Aham* said...

Hey De.


happy new year. :) come back no jaldi de.

missssing you... and the indi flavour of your blog. :)

Reflections said...

"And Blogdosts..... let's hang together in 2010. Our friendships are precious and delicate. We are obliged to nurture them."

Amen!!!

To consolidate the fact please accept an award from this 'umble blogger;-D

Armando Átila said...

"The winds that come from the north bring good fluid and positivity for everyone, especially people of good heart and well intentioned.
Have a happy 2010 too! Shobhaa lady, and that all your days be filled with happiness, both in Mumbai, and Paris, or anywhere in the world.
And may God to you and all!"
By the way, you have a beautiful blog!
Armando Atila
http://armandoatila.blogspot.com/

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Hi Shobhaa de,
I have read your article in DC.Your right if all are RANCHOS the world would be so different many of us wanted to be as rancho but todays youth get inspired by the this type of movies only for a day or two,if they think "Aall is well" always in what ever situation then for sure every one will be ranchos.

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