I have always wanted to own a interior design store - those cutesy types that sell one of the kind stuff which you would be proud to place in your home. Till the time that dream is well just a dream i never fail to check out the design stores (much to my husband's charging !!) which kind of seems like the place i would like to have some day.
In that very state of mind i entered Mora Taara today in galaxy mall today and i was so very disappointed. I was attracted by the window display , it held lots of promise , kitsch cushion covers , colorful chai glasses etc but when i entered the store there was nothing that you wouldn't have seen before. Most of the stuff seem like such you would find in bangkok / ho chi min street market (mother of pearl lined cutlery ,faux vintage clocks ) ..I was sooo very disappointed except of course for the sketch of a very beautiful lady in the photo frames and other knick knacks very old world charm about it.
Before writing this article i googled about the store, hoping they might have a website and i could learn more about them or find something exciting after all. While they don't have website, i came across this interview of owner Anuradha at Kanika Bahl's blog …
She mentions the store is named after her grandmother Taara - awwwww ...how seriously cute is that and i am hoping that's her grandmother in those photoframes, i mentioned earlier ….enchantingly beautiful.
She also mentions that "Two of those years I was with a newspaper in Bangkok and I travelled a lot in South East Asia then. So that was natural place for me to start sourcing."…...see i wasn't very wrong about street market of vietnam and thailand ;)
Although disappointed about the store, I am glad i went there and searched about it coz now i know about Kanika's blog and i am seriously loving it right now …i always knew there is something good about visiting these stores :)