Known for her luxe, Bohemian clothing label Verandah, Anjali Patel Mehta in her personal life is more than a fashion designer; she’s a wife, a mother and someone who loves trying new things. Currently locked in at her Alibaug house, she says that bad internet connectivity is actually helping her practice digital detox.
1. Please take us through your daily lockdown routine.
I wake up early by 6-6:30 in the morning, and after a quick shower and yoga session, I spend about an hour doing some exercises. My attempt to get fitter and keeping up with fun workout challenges with Sohfit has kept me positive all this while. Once the kids are up and we are done with breakfast and homeschooling, I take a quick break with the kids to play some games. As we are locked in at our home in Alibaug, we’re really blessed that we get to enjoy the surroundings and
nature. Luxury truly has been to enjoy it all and spend quality family time. I read and cook in the second half of the day. Looking back, I have always loved to cook, but, had never been able to give it enough time, thanks to work and travel. In these times, picking vegetables from local markets and getting creative in the kitchen has been fun!
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2. What does your podcast and music playlist look like?
I love music and my friends have sent me some nice playlists, both, across melodic techno and retro and popular music. My recent favourites include ArtBat, Apple’s top 100 EDM, Black Coffee mixes and Troye Sivan. One of my friends has also made a SoundCloud mix called LOMO Gravity by Lolly and Mohak, which is my new favourite running set.
I haven’t been able to listen to any podcasts as here in Alibaug there is hardly any network. Currently, I am listening to Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens on audiobook, but generally, I love to read books.
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