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A Look Back At 2012

By January 01, 2013 , , ,

Top Row (L to R): Iceland, Small Boutique Fashion Week, Park Guell in Barcelona; Middle Row (L to R): New York Fashion Week, Hanging out at the Gansevoort Rooftop, MoMA Summer Concert; Bottom Row (L to R): Small Boutique Fashion Week, Fashion Night Out, Jazz at Governor's Island
Well, dear readers, 2012 is almost coming to a close…and with that comes reflection of the year that was. For many years now, Shruti and I have had a tradition of sharing our personal highlights of the year with each other.  It’s a great way to remind ourselves of the positive things in our lives, memorable experiences, and achievements that we’re proud of, no matter how big or small. We decided to extend this tradition to the Urban Mantra blog and share our top 3 highlights from 2012.

1. Starting this blog: It’s been a fun journey since we started in February 1. So often, we’ve questioned whether to continue the blog but the encouragement and support from family and friends keeps us going. So thank you very much!And we've also loved connecting with fellow bloggers who form such a supportive community of friends.

2. Travel: From ringing in the new year in London, taking part in the Tomatina Festival in Spain, hiking up glaciers in Iceland, getting a restful vacation in Thailand, seeing the Niagara Falls in Canada, staying at a B&B in upstate New York, gorging on Tex-Mex food in Austin, and soaking in the sunshine in Mexico, we consider ourselves truly lucky to have been able to travel this much!

3. Self and city discovery: We really got to know our respective cities and ourselves a lot better this year. Whether it was trying out new places, attending unique events in the city, or simply taking bigger fashion risks (I started wearing leopard print, y’all!) and being confident in ourselves, it felt good to be a bit more adventurous.

Here's to new adventures and even better things to come in 2013! Happy New Year to all!

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  1. Awww you had a great year :)You look great in each and every pictures of it.

    Bong's Belleza

  2. what a fun year for you guys and im little envious of all the travel..Hope 2013 will be bigger and better, lots of travel, good health :)

  3. I envy that you two sisters stay close by and make such perfect friend and companion for each other. Hope your travel continues.
    And no...don't stop blogging ever!


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