There is a nip in the air, and the garden is full of birds of all descriptions; I can identify most of them too and its actually the right time for me to enjoy the city without being worried about all the sweat and the heat ! A major relief- I don't have to worry about my hair too.
I really feel, that our capital city , is so diverse and rich in ancient heritage culture that its gonna take me a whole month if I start today to visit each and every place. And to be honest, I have been living here since forever , but haven't really been able to enjoy the heritage beauty which the city has to offer along with the "MUST SEE" places till date. Sometimes its so overwhelming to find out that I am actually missing out on lot of attractions , neighborhoods, dining options, and new hotels, that needs to be enjoyed to the fullest.
I always tell myself that the aim of working and multi-tasking in this city is to spend more time out in the fresh air, and an ideal weekend prep and planning ! Any weekend where I do something new is good in my book. Add some food and wine in there too, and I would not complain :)
Usually On weekends , I end up watching a movie or grocery shopping, with a must have afternoon nap. In case I am not doing any of these things, you would mostly find me hanging around shopping from the local artisans, nature bazars and Haat.
So Besides the rule of- No calls or emails from work(obviously) What's my Ideal weekend In Delhi like ? Wanna find out ? Let me break that out for you .
1. At least one weekend in a month, usually Saturdays are spent hanging around the Market places(dilli haat , etc) looking around to get really fun bargains from Indian traders for the unusual stuff(home, fashion , food etc, u know its all out there ) Possible stops are made to check if any exhibitions are also happening in or around the area so that a quick peek could be made and all the fun stuff could be bought at really bargain prices.
2. Later after I am done hanging around ,even if I didn't shop that much(which hardly happens ) I always make it a point that I splurge on a big meal in a New restaurant , usually the iconic ones which I always wanted to try out. Considering the quirky interiors of the recently opened Social offline at HKV or a Romantic lunch at , Raddison Blu Hotel, or Some street food tasting,totally depends on my mood.
3. Post Lunch , Its usually a long session of chit-chat with family and catching up on the stuff I missed during the week . I also prefer driving down to my secret hangout place ie- Central park, I know its a bit shady with all the couples and their mushy mushy dates , But I just somehow love the energy and vibe of that place. I have been hanging around the area since I was a little girl, and I would also love that my daughter grows up feeling the same thing about the place too. Post Novemeber its my ideal laze around joint on weekends so that I could grab a coffee from the Starbucks, dig my eyes into a new book and soak in the winter sun.
4. Evenings are reserved for late night shitty movies curled up in my couch , But a glass of wine usually make things a lot better BTW. I hate cooking on weekends so dinner is usually from a take-away box while I make sure no-ones complaining . After watching a few brain -drain movies(post wine) a good night sleep is all I look forward too which actually ends closer to noon, so a good mornings sleep might be a more apt description....
The perfect mix of shopping in the morning, going out for lunch with family after midday, taking home some casual dinner and ending the evening in front of the TV with a glass of wine is how my weekend be like.
Let me know your thoughts and I would love to know what ya'all do on weekends . So Comment !!
P.S: This post is my entry on( my ideal weekend ) for a Blogger competition Organized by Carlson Hotels . Stay tuned for more updates and fingers crossed for winning it .