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A bit of nostalgia for India

I feel very at home in India, and I am charmed by the hustle and bustle, bright colours and warm faces.
Here are a few photos of my first trip in India, just because I am feeling a little nostalgic.

Can you keep a secret? I’ve already been looking at flights back to India, and I have only been back two weeks…. shhhhhh

Pondicherry

Pondicherry

India

India

Varkala, India

Varkala, India

India

India

under the water

under the water

Blessed by an elephant

Blessed by an elephant

bare foot in India

bare foot in India

a charming face

a charming face

at a temple in India

at a temple in India

Ganesh

Ganesh

India

India

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Day 10 in Pondicherry

Day 10 in Pondicherry J bought me a beautiful beautiful antique box. It has so many little compartments inside for my special jewelry. We bought it off the side of a road from a lovely man. You can see below the stall and the man that sold it to us. He was just so happy and it made me think about all the people that earn so much more than him but are less grateful. This man sent out rays of sunshine to all that spoke with him.

The second highlight of this particular day was the dog family we came across in the street. I wanted to take them home with me. Just look at those faces.

The man you can see below is a milkman. They ride around Pondicherry with little tanks of milk attached to their bikes. It’s so charming.

Milk man in Pondicherry

Milk man in Pondicherry

vintage stall in Pondicherry

vintage stall in Pondicherry

the happiest man of Pondicherry

the happiest man of Pondicherry

puppy in Pondicherry

puppy in Pondicherry

puppy in Pondicherry

puppy in Pondicherry

Dad dog

Dad dog

Mum dog

Mum dog

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Cleopatra’s Bling: the Indian collection

I hope you’re as excited as I am for the new collection for Cleopatra’s Bling. During our trip in India, we got rings made. I drew up the designs I wanted that I had been musing over for some time and we got them made by a wonderful local craftsman in Pondicherry.

If there are any items that you wish to purchase please either comment on this article or write to us on olivia@oh-la-la-livia.com

I am really in love with the two big silver rings. We only have one of each for the time being. So be quick if you are head over heels!

Hand crafted Indian rings

Hand crafted Indian rings

Hand crafted Indian rings

Hand crafted Indian rings

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Hand crafted Indian rings

Hand crafted Indian rings

Hand crafted Indian rings

Hand crafted Indian rings

Hand-crafted Indian rings

Hand-crafted Indian rings

Hand crafted Indian rings

Hand crafted Indian rings

Hand crafted Indian rings

Hand crafted Indian rings

Indian silver rings

Indian silver rings

Indian silver earrings

Indian silver earrings

Indian silver rings

Indian silver rings

Indian silver rings

Indian silver rings

Indian silver jewellery

Indian silver jewellery

Indian silver jewellery

Indian silver jewellery

What is your favourite piece?

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Day 8 in Pondicherry

The sweet life. This café, La Maison Rose is one of our favourite places to chill out and have a good coffee. They serve great meals too.

I’m taking lots of polaroid photos to add to my polaroid photo album.

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

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Day 7 in Pondicherry

Today we had a coffee that is meant to be the best in Pondicherry- they boil the milk for hours and hours but the rest we don’t know because it’s their secret and what gives them their charm. Have you ever tried Indian sweets before? I cannot go a day without them. Since we’ve been here each afternoon J and I go out for our coffee and very sweet slice of whatever Indian delight we decide on.

Tomorrow we are going to talk to some local jewelry makers about some designs I’ve had in mind for Cleopatra’s Bling. I’m sure you’ll love what’s to come so stay tuned :)

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

My mother is such a cutie.

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

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Day 5 in Pondicherry

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

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Day 4 in Pondicherry

This little Indian princess lives in our street. Today we went to the flower market where they make strings of flowers to offer to the gods, namely Ganesh.

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

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Day 3 in Pondicherry

Today was hotter than yesterday which was great for me because I thrive in 30-something weather. We had paneer masala curry for lunch with lassi’s.

This fellow won the award of most interesting character today. What innovative transport. Isn’t he creative?

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Indian street art.

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

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Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

I’m about to have my first Ayurvedic oil massage. So excited. And tonight I’m guessing more street food because that’s the way we do it!

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Day 2 in Pondicherry

Today we met Lahskmi the elephant of Pondicherry. She is considered as a living God. She arrived in Pondicherry at the age of 6- in 1997. Her bath and makeup in the morning take two hours. What a princess! I was very taken by her eyelashes.

We are very excited about both our parents arriving from their sides of the world- Australia and France. What an exotic Christmas we’ll have.

Tonight we ate the most wonderful street food and drank Indian coca cola- “Thumbs up”!

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

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Day 1 in Pondicherry

After a rocky start (Indian Air misplacing J’s suitcase- apparently it arrives tomorrow but I’ll believe it when I see it, hehe!), we are here in Pondicherry getting back into the swing of the Indian lifestyle.

This place is so photogenic- I have been clicking all day.

Pondicherry Oh La La Livia

Pondicherry Oh La La Livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

These stars are everywhere for Christmas.

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

This is how J got his sandals made- they drew his foot!

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

Pondicherry Oh la la livia

I’d love to write you more but my eyes are going to drop out of my head. After we have caught a few more z’s I’ll write you funny and strange stories from the country where everything is possible. So refreshing to be here after rigid Europe. Not to mention the heat!

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