Shillong, Meghalaya, INDIA! + Miss Dior

Hey there Posse Peeps, Today we arrived in Shillong, Meghalaya, India. I’m really sorry this post is late. I thought I had set pieces for every day of my holiday and missed Thursday. So here is a voice from the heights of deep dark India.


Shillong, Meghalaya, INDIA!

Shillong is a hill town in the north east of India. Well, I say little but it’s freaking ridiculously HUGE!! Varun was surprised by the sheer enormity of humanity packed into such a hilly environment. We drove here from Guwahati in Assam. It was a 4 hour drive with some spectacular scenery. We only stopped once for photos but they give a really splendid idea of how fabulous the journey was.

Shillong, Meghalaya, INDIA!

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Here are Varun and I from the lookout. It’s so misty up here and the rain has been like a soft drizzle. It’s beautiful to walk in.

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The view from our hotel. We picked the second best rated here but actually it’s pretty shit. Right in the heart of town. Varun was hoping for a mountain eerie with panoramic views, Nope. To cap it off their hot water generator is broken and we are bathing from buckets. VERY Indian experience. I’m loving it but Varun is a hotelier so he sees the mechanics of hotel staying, not the adventure.

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We walked this morning at around 5am for two hours around the town. My favourite pic is of this magnificent dahlia hedge. I was around a lake area set aside for morning ambulations.

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I know you’re dying to know. What fragrance accompanied me upon my travels so far? Miss Dior vintage parfum. Yes, again Miss Dior has become my fragrance of choice for holidaying. There is something so utterly luxurious about it, and also so perfectly other. It elevates every experience into the realm of saga. Try Surrender To Chance for a sample, you’ll be blown away.

Most of your Summer Holidays will be over now. Are you planning your next one yet? Where to?

Portia xxx

Kathleen Smith September 15, 2017

Ooops, I typed Diorella but I meant Dioressence is my fave. They are all so good though!

Kathleen Smith September 15, 2017

Thank you for sharing your travel stories and photos! I am in Canada, visiting family and moving my Mom. It is fall here, my favorite season and so perfect for fragrance. I've been wearing samples of Bogue Maai and Papillon Salome; can't decide which I love most but both FB worthy. I have you to thank for introducing me to vintage Miss Dior and sampling all the Diors from STC. Love! My favorite is Diorella and now I am the proud owner of both the vintage and current. Happy travels Portia!

March September 11, 2017

Oh my goodness look at those dahlias! Keep us posted, sounds like a fantastic trip!

Neva September 11, 2017

Hi Portia and thank you for the wonderful pictures. India is definitely on my bucket list and an Indian Ayurvedic doctor recommended to me Udupi in the Karnataka region. Will you be travelling there? I hope you have a wonderful time.

Ann September 11, 2017

Beautiful photos -- thank you for sharing your travels with us. Even the decidedly less-than-glamorous aspects: love the bathing from a bucket!! Roughing it but still smelling fabulous with Miss Dior, right? Hope you have a wonderful time!

tiffanie September 9, 2017

Gorgeous photos, thank you for sharing your adventure with us. My family is back to full-time school and work so it is delightful see you in India and imagine the sights and smells. Keep us posted!

HeidiC September 9, 2017

Beautiful! Both the pics and the vintage Miss Dior! And you!

Kate E. September 9, 2017

I am vacationing vicariously through you as I take a study break. Thank you for sharing the pics and keep being fabulous!!!

bevfred September 9, 2017

I truly envy you being in India. It is a country that has always intrigued me. Your choice of vintage Miss Dior blew me away, in that it's one of my all time faves. I think it's a perfect choice. I hope you have a wonderful journey and bring back all kinds of scent and food stories.