Who Cannes relate?

by Khushboo on October 18, 2013

What.a.week!

As I mentioned in my last post, I flew to Cannes over the weekend.  I was attending my best friend’s bro’s wedding.  I don’t even know where to start, but I’m thinking “unreal” & “magical” sound about right.  Other than the venues of each function & La Croisette, I didn’t get a chance to see Cannes so I can’t tell you too much about the city.  Although I can tell you that Indians sure know how to party…and that I don’t want to see a bottle of Café Patron for a long time.  Gah just the thought of it makes me nauseous. I know downing shots, eating Nutella sticks for breakfast and sleeping 4 hours per night hardly epitomises a healthy living blogger, but I’m just keeping it real here.   If it helps my case at all, I kept up with my workouts…on the dance floor :).

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Although major post-wedding blues are still in full force, it’s good to be back into routine in terms of food. I got back to London on Tuesday night & hit up the grocery store first thing on Wednesday morning for a few essentials.  Based on past experience, I find that stocking my fridge with nutritious options make it all the more easier to eat healthier.  It also helps when salads & grilled salmon start to sound way more appealing than a pizza or slice of cake.

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Whoever said eating healthy is expensive clearly isn’t doing it right.  I got all of the above for £13…not too shabby!  Other than that, I’ve been enjoying my last few days in London before I head back to Mumbai.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the rain clears up over the weekend.  Unfortunately the weather forecast doesn’t look promising at all.  Anyways I just wanted to pop in & say “Hi”– hopefully I will be back to posting normally from next week!

Have a great weekend, guys!

 What’s the first thing you do after a vacation?

Where would be your ideal place to get married?  If you already are married, where did your wedding take place?

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Arman @ thebigmansworld October 18, 2013 at 2:35 pm

I thought you had decided to leave the blogworld and set camp in Cannes (Although the sound of that sounds amazing… haha)

I’ve been to two Indian weddings and I must say- It is unlike any I’ve ever been to. The colours, the partying, the food, the TIME (One went over 3 days!).

Enjoy your time in London, hopefully you can meet up with our favourite pig 😉

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Khushboo October 18, 2013 at 8:21 pm

My dream is to retire to Cannes..one day 😀

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zainab October 18, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Oh please post somr pics of the wedding aka you and Mr.Khan 😉
I will using a link to your IG in my post today hope thats ok.
Enjoy the last few days in London.
I am always in the vacation mode for two more days after getting back…lol. Then it hits me and I start cleaning the chocolates(mostly by eating lol)

I got married in a small town but flew to Hawaii four days later so that makes up for it I guess.
😉

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Khushboo October 18, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Of course you can link to my IG account 😀

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen October 18, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Sounds like such a fun weekend! Weddings are always a good time. Actually, I can’t really attest to that because the last time I was at a wedding I was probably 8 or 9? And I’m sure weddings when you’re of legal age are a heck of a lot more fun. 😉

I love the feeling of stocking up on groceries when I get home from vacation. Although if we’re being honest, the first thing I do when I get home from vacation usually is plop down on the couch in front of the tv for a few hours haha.

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Khushboo October 18, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Haha it’s almost like you NEED to be of legal age to properly enjoy a wedding 😉

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Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com October 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Bonus points for getting your workouts in – on the dance floor, in the pool – doesn’t matter where 🙂
Awesome stash you have there for your post-vacay! I, too, have found that fruits and veggies are not as pricey as eating out or raiding the processed food isles!
One of the first things I do when I get back is make me a cup of coffee – I do love MY coffee and after a week or 2 of hotel or Starbucks coffee – I am jonesing for my own version.
I don’t think I have an ideal place – tome, if it’s the ideal guy, place won’t matter… so corny right?!?!?! GAH!
Hoping you have a wonderful time in London before heading to Mumbai – safe travels dear

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Khushboo October 18, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Ohh I’m so with you about coffee at home- I start to miss it after a while! And I love your approach to weddings- the ideal guy will make any location ideal 😀

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Lucie@FitSwissChick October 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Oh Cannes!!! I only know the airport from my Flight Attendant times, but I think it is gorgeous. Good to have you back though girl, I missed you!
I definitely ALWAYS go shopping first thing when I get back. Me and an empty fridge are NOT friends at all.

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Khushboo October 18, 2013 at 8:24 pm

You were a flight attendant?? Noo way! I’d love to hear more about your experiences!

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Parita @ myinnershakti October 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Indian weddings are kind of like one giant aerobics class! That’s why I never worry about working out – the dance floor is my gym! LOL!

The first thing I do after a vacation is…go grocery shopping! You’re absolutely right, it’s so nice to stock your fridge and pantry with good food because the last thing I want to do is go out to eat again.

And V and I got married in our hometown of Atlanta at a Marriott. It wasn’t picturesque but it fit the bill in terms of what we wanted! 🙂

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Khushboo October 18, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Hahah I was relating it more to a zumba class but aerobics works too ;)!

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles October 18, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Sounds like one hell of a wedding! I don’t think I’ve ever been to one quite that intense before, but I’d like to :-p

My mom went to Fiji a few years ago and was describing a destination wedding that she saw there, and it sounded awesome (it involved the bride being carried in on a platform by hot Fijian men, so that’s probably why I loved the idea so much). I don’t think I would do a destination wedding, but if I changed my mind that’s where I would want to go.

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Khushboo October 18, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Oh wow that sounds amazing! I’ve never been to Fiji but from what I’ve heard, it is stunning!

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Lisa October 18, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Goodness, sounds like a super fun weekend!
Pretty sure I’d love to attend something like that, sounds like a great great time.
Stocking up on groceries after a trip is the best feeling. I love having my regular foods back in rotation after being away.
I actually don’t want to get married – so no ideal place for me!

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Khushboo October 18, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Nothing beats a fully stocked fridge 😀

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. October 18, 2013 at 7:15 pm

I’ve missed youuuuu! But I’m glad to hear that you had an awesome time dancing, drinking, and eating good food — it’s all about balance, right? :mrgreen:

I’m not entirely sure where I’d like to get married, but I know that I want a small wedding with just family and friends in some far off place. At first I thought I wanted a big local wedding with tonnes of people, but an intimate getaway just feels so much more my style.

Oh, and post-vacationining? I SLEEP.

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Khushboo October 18, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Our approach to weddings are so in sync- I want a small one too with only close friends & family whose presence actually matter!

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Honey What's Cooking October 18, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Girl, you went to CANNES for a wedding! Man, that must have been some wedding. Yes, desis do know how to party. I visited Cannes 2 years ago, but I was in love with Nice.. definitely worth another visit. 🙂
My ideal wedding location would be Santorini, it is paradise, I can only imagine with a sunset backdrop how amazing the experience would be. I got married in Jersey at a hotel… so cliche.

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Khushboo October 18, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Oh wow getting married in Santorini would be so beautiful…and romantic 😀

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Davida @ The Healthy Maven October 18, 2013 at 8:34 pm

a wedding in Cannes doesn’t sound too shabby! It is SO beautiful there. Don’t blame you for the post-wedding blues. I’d love to get married on a vineyard in california…dream big right? Ha definitely not going to happen!

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Khushboo October 19, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Oh that would be awesome! If it happens, please remember me when you draft your guest list 🙂

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Meghan@Clean Eat Fast Feets October 18, 2013 at 10:51 pm

Indian weddings do rock. I went to a Pakistani wedding once, and it was over the top and incredible. Talk about some serious jamming on the dance floor.
When I get home from vacation, I head to the grocery and restock. Like you, I’m usually craving salads and tons of veggies. Have a great rest of your trip and safe travels home.

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Khushboo October 19, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Haha yep- we pretty much tear down the dance floor ;)!

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Nikhita October 19, 2013 at 1:36 am

Everyone went to this wedding!! Half my relatives were there lol.. Wish I could have come too! My dad was actually here so I also went overboard on the indulgence, but absolutely nothing beats the feeling of the huge whole foods shopping bag I lugged back after.. Pb&b oatmeal never tasted so good 🙂

I want to get married in Greece.. Athens maybe. Or Mykonos!! 🙂

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Khushboo October 19, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Ah a shopping bag full of Whole Foods goodies is always exciting :D! A friend of mine married in Athens- I couldn’t make it but it looked awesome!

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Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate October 19, 2013 at 8:59 am

I wish I could contribute something valuable to this discussion but I haven’t been in a real vacation in SO long my advice is pretty much moot haha. But I am glad you enjoyed the wedding, sleep deprivation aside. 🙂

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Khushboo October 19, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Thanks Gina :D!

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig October 19, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I’ve never been to an Indian wedding but they look intense! I can’t wait to hear more about it over a burger/fro yo 😉

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Khushboo October 19, 2013 at 2:42 pm

And I can’t wait to hear about the new JOB!

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Ameena October 22, 2013 at 6:01 am

That is pretty amazing for all that food! I’m guessing Marks? Love Marks. Please have a nicoise for me?

Cannes is so beautiful. It was a stop on our honeymoon 100 years ago. I still remember how great that city was.

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Khushboo October 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Ah I love Marks but this loot was from Sainsbury…will have to remember to try the nicoise on my next trip (no meals left to give it a shot now)!

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P October 22, 2013 at 8:06 am

That beachfront—gorgeous! And Nutella sticks for breakfast doesn’t sound so bad 😉

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Khushboo October 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Breakfast of Champions ;)!

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Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli October 29, 2013 at 9:30 am

Clever title, girlie…very impressed! And I also love that you share the healthy and the not-so healthy moments on the blog…love your intro paragraph! It really is all about balance and just, well…LIVING LIFE!

The first thing I do after vacation is unpack! Ha! Yeah right! Usually I’m still living out of my suitcase a week later! Most of the time I hit up the grocery store or farmers’ market…I’m with you, having the fridge stocked with healthy food always helps get back on track!

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Khushboo October 29, 2013 at 10:28 am

Haha I’m glad you appreciated my attempts at being punny…er I mean funny ;)!

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