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Giveaway winner and our first year annivesary

Our giveaway winner for the beautiful olive scarf from Charu Desi is Suman. Suman please send me your address and contact details so the team at Charu Desi can send you scarf as soon as possible.

In other news , Peacocks in the Rain completed its first baby year while I was doing the #makeinindia campaign . I was so busy launching the designers , sharing beautiful homes and admiring some fashionistas that it kind of skipped my mind to stop and ponder.

I also realized that I have never written too much about what I think or feel on the blog .  Well that was not the intention anyway . I am extremely private , very camera shy ( which definitely doesn’t help when people think you are just another fashion blogger ) and would probably not pour my heart out to a complete set of strangers .

But what I have also realized now is that the people who are reading this are not strangers any more. I shared a few stories with them over last year over this blog or on the Instagram or Facebook pages and they ended up becoming wonderful friends. Some I have met in real life , some I have spoken to on phone , some would have replied in comments on my blog posts or social feed . They are all now in a way part of our small and growing Peacocks in the Rain Family. And we all definitely share one common thing – our love for India – our love for everything handmade in India.

I have featured several designers and stores in past year specially in last few months. All of them were extremely kind and sporty on being featured on the blog . I did have a few interactions with an interesting bunch of people but well it was all a part of our learning .

My favorite parts of the blog were definitely – #walkintomywardrobe and #walkintomyhome. It was exhilarating to see and share their excitement when they got featured. I am most thankful to them because they inspired other people to dress up like them or decorate their homes like they do.

We also delved a bit in Indian books , to be honest there never was enough time for me to write the book reviews of all the books I read this past one year . If you are a voracious reader yourself and would like to share some book reviews please let me know and I would love to collaborate.

This blog also made me pick up and read this book called #girlboss based on the life of Nasty Gal’s founder Sophia Amoruso . I am half way through the book , but there are parts of it which I am going to take as my learning lessons for next one year of Peaocks in the Rain .

“Life is unwritten , like a great big experiment . Why not see see how long the red string of my imaginary kite can get ? and why not let it whisk me up into the sky with it when my dreams start to become reality ? For that , I think it’s worth putting up with making some compromises , and even playing by (some of ) the rules. “

because if you don’t believe in magic you will never find it.

Featured image courtesy : Karanvir Bajwa

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