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Sunita Dass’ Designer-Inspired Ornaments

Have you decorated your Christmas tree yet? I just put mine up last weekend. I have so many ornaments that I’ve collected over the years. I love to pick them up on my travels. I am reminded of beautiful locales that I’ve visited each time I look at them. I also make it a point

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Five Great Sparkling Wines for a Bubbly and Festive Holiday Season

This year we all will be celebrating the end of 2020.  What an unprecedented year it has been. Typically this time of year we are preparing for large holiday gatherings, family feasts, Christmas galas and New Year’s Eve parties. Even though we might not be rejoicing in large groups, we all will be celebrating in

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Siona Benjamin’s Beautiful Blue World

Lassi with Lavina/The Indian SCENE Siona Benjamin’s people are not black or white or brown – they are a vivid turquoise blue; the color of the sky, the ocean and of Lord Krishna. Her art world is suffused in blue which infiltrated her consciousness in India. You can leave a country but can a country

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Sunita Dass’ Diwali Makeup Look

Diwali is a time of new beginnings wherein our thoughts turn to love and light! I created this makeup look using a few old favorites like this foundation from “NARS” that gives the skin a radiant and natural base for any type of look. The concealer I used is by “Too Faced” and it adds a

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Wines to Pair with Diwali Sweets

This year’s festive season is in full swing with Diwali celebrations just around the corner. This means a celebration coupled with some amazing foods. Typically, we tend to plan large-scale Diwali celebrations alongside family and friends. However, this year the celebrations will be limited on account of the COVID-19 crisis, but maybe that could mean

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Maneet Chauhan’s Secret Sauce of Success

Lassi with Lavina/The Indian SCENE Sometimes you wonder how Maneet Chauhan does all that she does – surely there are some secret powers involved, some secret sauce in her success story? She’s a James Beard award-winning celebrity chef. She heads not one, not two, not three, but four restaurants in Nashville, Tennessee – Chauhan Ale

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Corks vs Screw Cap: Should you judge a wine by its closure?

One of the most frequently asked questions is whether a cork is better than a screw cap? Many ask if screw caps are just for cheap wines? These are very valid questions as corks have been the historical preference since the 1400’s. One is not better, and screw caps are certainly not just for cheap

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Black and South Asian VP nominee Kamala Harris is a trailblazer

Lassi with Lavina / The Indian SCENE For young Indian girls who were growing up in America in the ‘70s, there were few role models in political life that looked like them. The American president and vice-president were always white and always male. With President Obama’s inauguration, they finally got to see a minority family

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4 easy, breezy trends to rock this summer

Summer is a time to loosen up your style and opt for light, breezy and colorful. The darker, moodier hues of fall of winter have given way to vibrant prints, patterns and textures. I’m sharing four trends that will be all over the runways and in your favorite stores this season. Color Blocking Color-blocking is

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Hat your service: Sunita Dass’ favorite summer hats

Summer is finally here! Hats have been taking over the fashion scene this season. Whether it’s a jaunty straw boater, chic French beret or sophisticated fedora, this timeless accessory offers a multitude of styling options. Hats can elevate an otherwise simple and neutral look or punctuate a monochromatic look with a pop of color or

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