Every time a Londoner complains about the heatwave I want to laugh. I want to tell them you have no idea what hot is, what summer is and what a heat wave really is till you have lived in India. But having gone through this 32 degree hot weather in the last week I can somewhat sympathise. My plan – wear this simple cotton dress I wore in Havana through out this summer!
The problem in London is obviously that this city is built for cold weather and not hot. The houses are insulated and my flat felt like a tandoor trapping in all the heat. There is no air conditioning or proper ceiling fans so its pretty extreme. I have been following the basic ‘how to stay cool in hot weather mantra’ – drink lot of water, wear cotton and linen and wear sunscreen.
I am planning a trip to India this year and will make sure I get a load of cotton dresses to bring back even if I only wear them next summer! If you have any suggestions for stores to check out please let me know.
We took these photos in the Melia Cohiba hotel in Havana. It was right next to our AirBNB and we used to walk down to the place to have coffee and look out at the sea. The view from the lobby area where we had coffee was beautiful. It faced the Havana promenade and you could see the sea and the colourful fancy cars racing by on the road next to it.
This is strange but I have been longing to wear colourful A-line cotton dresses for quite sometime but it is just impossible to find clothes like that here. This is strange because happy colourful dresses has never really been my style. My style is definitely more easy to wear straight shift dresses in black or other neutral colour where you don’t have to think too much.
But these lovely Indian cotton patterns have gotten me obsessed. Cant wait for my trip this year!
Also I hope you have checked out our sari shop online! Take a look – you can buy them online straight from our website. And make sure you come say hi on our Twitter and follow us on Instagram. You can also subscribe for our emails (which I suggest you do) or follow us on Facebook. Till next time! Also I hope you are aware that we have opened up our sari shop online! Take a look – you can buy them online straight from our website.
Thanks to DJ for the photos.