I am a 20 something girl, originally from India, but I moved to China this year with my husband and its been great so far! I love travelling and seeing you new places. I have lived in the UK and Singapore for a few years each and had the opportunity to travel the regions. My dream trips include glamping in Mongolia, taking the Trans Siberian express from Beijing to Moscow and exploring the Silk Route. Hopefully that will happen soon, but meanwhile, I'm 'seeing new places' through postcards and packages from around the world.
I am an independent marketing consultant by profession. I also write, paint (although since I move around a lot ATC's and mailart are the most convenient canvases at the moment!), cook (only vegetarian food!) and on rare occasions make pretty mixed media art! :)). I am really fascinated with textiles and someday I'd like to learn crochet/macrame/embroidery etc.
Travel, History and Culture: world festivals, languages, folklore, mythology, legends and tales, world history, royal kitsch – fascinated by British royalty, Marie Antoinette, Indian royal kitsch, old palaces, castles, museums… When I travel I love to browse around in Night Bazaars, old European street markets, open air flea markets, antique stores, glamping, historic train journeys, travel through exotic lands in central Asia/ eastern Europe/ South America.
Nature: Clouds, skyscapes, night sky, Mountains, forests, rivers, deserts, wild open spaces, Ocean, beaches, seaside… Ferns & Petals, … Autumn and winter seasons, forests and woodlands (leaves, foxes, acorns, owls, hedgehogs, moss, deer, toadstools)
Healthy Living: [Vegetarian / health food,] (http://pinterest.com/dolcxvita/vegetarian-recipes/) Breakfast is my favourite meal and I love breakfast buffets! Yoga , Running, Rainy days and running on rainy days…
Hindu Religion, Zen Philosophy & Buddhism, Alternative healing therapies
Delicate pretty things : Doilies, polaroids, old, dreamy photos , bows, lace, ribbons, embroidery, pearls, petit point, Botanic prints, butterflies...Tea ceremonies in fancy tea salons and tea parties with floods of tea in strange flavors! And cupcakes (obviously), moshi ice-cream, laudree
Styles: Simple Zakka style, Bohemian and vintage bohemian styles, traditional folk style, retro vintage styles, English & French florals, functional & minimal style.
Colours: Gold, dusty pink, sunset orange, coral, morroccan red, midnight blue, tiffany blue, copper sulphate blue...jeweltones, neon highlights, pastel palette, beige…
Flavours: Mushroom, Garlic, Sour cream and Onion, Chilli, Peanut, Ginger, Green Pepper, Green Mango, Cola, Coffee, Chocolate, Butterscotch, Coconut, Banana, Vanilla, Pineapple, Lime, Basil, Peppermint, Lavender, Lemon grass...
Scents: Eucalyptus, Mandarin, Rose, Magnolia, Jasmine, Frangipani, Chamomile, Citronella, Cedarwood, Pine, Vanilla, Lemongrass, lavender, Ocean...
Home: tea-lights, candles, soy melts, dreamcatchers, paper/ lace doilies, lavender pillows/ scented sachets, tea towels..
Drink: Flavoured Cappuccino, Peppermint hot chocolate, (Coconut-Mango Oolong, Lavender-Tulsi Herbal, Mangosteen Green, Chocolate-mint Oolong). Numi Tea in any flavour. Salted Caramel tea, Pineapple tea, Chamomile tea…(No green tea or berry tea please!)
Food: M&M's, traditional vegetarian snacks/ edibles, purse mints in little tins, cookies, edible seeds, nuts, anything with salted caramel flavour, salt water taffy, nougat, ginger candy, a tried and tested, traditional vegetarian recipe: especially for vegetarian soups that don't require stock and/or any healthy vegetarian snack.
Souvenirs: Miniature models (for example: a dala horse, little wooden dutch clogs, small model of statue of liberty, a little matryoshka doll, miniature model of Eifel Tower etc.- (anything from where you live), Ceramic Magnets/Keychains, Tea towels, non commercial souvenirs - something with a story/history...
Jewelry Making Supplies: Only looking for - ring blanks, large ribbon crimps (gold and silver tone only please!) Buddha shaped beads, large ceramic beads, premade tassels...
Pens: sharpies, Copic sketch markers, Letraset aqua markers, Craftsmart paint pens, any brand metallic pens, Micron fine tip pens, neon pens, glitter gel pens, thick markers, distress pens, blender pens, white drawing pen, pastel/multi colored pens, marble effect pens, fabric markers, Staedter/Uniball pens, any coloured pens...(No pencils please)
Stamping: Multicolored stamp pads or inkpads for stamping (esp. in gold, silver or white, but any other color is also ok!), rubber stamps (esp."hello", "thank you")
Embellishments: Booklatte or similar stickers,retro/vintage themed stickers, airmail stickers in different languages, scrapbooking ephemera (vintage only), Random embellishments for ATC's, vintage tobacco/ chocolate box collectible cards...
Tools & Art Supplies: edging scissors or corner punches, deco tape or washi tape (esp. travel, airmail, Paris theme or solid colors, polka dots, chevron, neon), Wooden Spools or any other tool to store ribbons and thread..
little kawaii things: capsule pens, measuring tape, small boxes, tin boxes, large kawaii post-it notes…
Coin purses, handmade tote bags, mini cloth bags or pouches- esp. in traditional fabric
Hand painted fine art, original doodles and cartoons, handmade bookmarks & ATCs especially inspired by these graphic quotes. I would LOVE to receive decorated envelopes and your mail art.
Pretty hand soaps, Mini travel size/ sample freebie products from B&BW, Crabtree & Evelyn, Bodyshop, Burts Bees, Zum, Tokyo Milk, L'Occitane etc.. esp. hand cremes and lip balms (new, in package only please..)
Friendship bracelets- colorful thread ones (esp. with charms like om, nazar or hamsa)
Looking for postcards of these landmarks: Click. Also I would love any PC's with the themes mentioned in the Likes and Interests section. Anything touristy/ showing natural or man-made attractions is nice. Also Looking for a Gotochi PC
I prefer the postcards to be written on, stamped & without envelope. Please do not send any blank postcards - even if you have to send them in an envelope for a particular swap, please write a short message.
Stuck for what to write of postcards? Just pick a question from this list - 101 Writing Prompts for Postcards
If possible please write in Spanish or French as I am trying to learn the languages!
Watch this space for current items available for trade. Please PM me if interested! (Swappers with good rating/ at least 10+ Type3 swaps only please.) I would like to trade for anything from my wishlist or similar - No specific items for trade currently
Giveaways hosted by me: RAK#14- click -- ongoing!
RAK#13- click: closed / RAK#12- click: closed / RAK#11- click : closed / RAK#10- click - closed / RAK#9- click - closed / RAK#8- click - closed / RAK#7- click - closed / RAK#6- click - closed / RAK#5- click ~ closed / RAK#4- click ~ closed / RAK#3- click ~ closed / RAK#2- click ~ closed / RAK#1- click ~ closed
I always read profiles before sending things out.
Close attention is paid to best before dates on cosmetic items/ edibles - you can be assured that only fresh, new and unused items are sent.
Everything is packed in a pet-free and smoke free environment.
If I receive something I definitely will not use, I will pass it on to somebody else who I feel, might be very happy to receive it.
I don't mind receiving slightly used supplies (pens, paints, rubber stamps, punches, tapes /ribbon rolls..) as long as they are still in good usable condition and there is enough left for at least one more small project.
I DO mind slightly used cosmetic or food items though - please send only sealed things with expiry date clearly visible.
Please Avoid: Sticky Candy (melts in the mail), licorice, overly cute stuff - hello kitty, disney etc. Dark/gothic/ occult stuff, nudes, alphabet/teacher/inspirational stickers or stationery, sequins, glitter, beads, make-up, jewelry, animal theme stuff..don't collect coins, dont use maps or travel brochures (thanks to lonley planet, googlemaps and the likes!).. no toffees, gummy bears & keep in mind I'm lacto-ovo-vegetarian - so no seafood or meat products please! Please don't send flimsy postcards/ sticker slapped ATC's, cheap plastic magnets/keychains or anything that has anything to do with sports teams. Also please don't send any seeds for planting (unfortunately I do not have a garden as of now!) - Thanks!
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