Set Fire To The Rain With Our Ultimate Monsoon Guide

    The rains are here and brace yourselves for untimely showers, thunder and a whole lot of potholes in the city. It is time to pull out your raincoats, umbrellas, gumboots, and our favourite vinyl tote bags. Warm-up with good old some chai and pakodas or a steaming bowl of ramen. Thinking of where to find them all? Don't look any further. Check out this ultimate monsoon guide and fight the rains (if you dislike them, like yours truly) or just enjoy it while it lasts.

    Warm Up With Some Chai, Maggi and Momos

    Happy Belly Bakes

    Ashok Nagar, Bangalore

    Keep yourself warm with a glass of hot chaya/chai from Chai Point that you can order in along with onion, banana bajis, and masala pakodas made at home. Not a chai person? Happy Belly Bakes' hot chocolate would keep you warm and cosy. If rains mean a hot bowl of Maggi, then order in some Garden Maggi and Wai Wai from Tea Brew. Gobble up on bowls of not just plain Maggi but also Cheese Maggi and Egg and Chicken Maggi that you can order in from The Open Box and Chai Point. A hot plate of steamed momos in the monsoons is pure love. Check out these places in the city where you can order in Momos from. 

    Waterproof Dressing To Keep Yourself Dry

    Akiva

    Available on LBB

    Stock up on raincoats from India Circus and The Label Life and rain proof footwear for your fam jam and yourself from these online stores. With rains comes the cold weather. Keep yourself warm and cosy with sweaters, pullovers, cardigans, overcoats and ponchos from Akiva. Get yourself some handknitted socks, caps and scarves from She Who Knits. Rains mean Vinyl bags and shoes emerging back in fashion (internally screaming). Check out Zara, H&M and The Label Life for some cute vinyl tote bags that would keep your essentials rainproof and rewind back to the 90s with pop colored bags and shoes.

    Bath And Body Products For The Season

    Organiq Soaps

    Available on LBB

    Is wearing make-up a part of your daily routine? Don't want to end up looking like you are out of a horror movie or just dressed for Halloween? Don't let monsoon do that to you. Check out water-proof makeup from Colorbar (if you are looking for vegan options) and Sephora and look flawless despite the rains. Stock on the coconut milk variant shampoo bars from Organiq Soaps made from sweet almond, jojoba, and rich coconut milk to keep the frizz in check and have good hair day. Monsoon brings along a herd of mosquitoes with it and if they love you as much as they love me, then Organiq Soaps' natural bug-off (mosquito repellent) bars would come in handy. 

    Keep Your House Monsoon Ready

    Herbal Strategi

    Malleswaram, Bangalore

    Leave those cotton durries and throws behind and bring out the warm and fuzzy blankets in different hues of greens, blues, and yellows to brighten up your room. Check out Home Center's website for a range of flannel blankets and stay warm.  Keep your home sweet home free of insects, bugs, and hoards of mosquitoes with natural home care products from Herbal Strategi. And, to make it extra comfy, just get yourself a book home delivered from Blossoms to curl up with.