Left- Christina Kooker (Reporter KHOU 11 News), Center- Our challenge winner, Simone and on Right ,Yours Truly -Arushi
Hey Friends !
My Instagram and blog has given me some wonderful opportunities in these last 2 years since I started my Micro Influencer journey, and this segment with KHOU 11 News was just one of those ! I like to think of it as a feather on my blogger hat .
I had an opportunity to work with the amazing team of Visit Houston for their Pack Your Bag Houston Challenge as the “Influencer of the Week”. And in that process I also got to experience the luxurious Royal Sonesta hotel in Houston and talk about my love for it on the show.
Here is the TV clipping from my mini segment with Great Day Houston with the lovely host Christina Kooker at the Heritage Society. We spoke about my stay at the hotel and why these STAYCATIONS are the perfect getaway for moms.
You can also scroll directly to 3:19 minutes to watch my story.
Visit Houston is giving away an amazing Staycation every week to its applicants who can either make it to the taping locations of Great Day Houston show or apply online from their home. Click here for more information.
Also Great Day Houston reporter Cristina Kooker will hit the streets with fun challenges every week . Two people will compete for the grand prize of a Houston weekend getaway, but there will be other ways to win fantastic giveaways too. Note it is for 12 Weeks, and there will be 24 Winners! The games are easy and most of all, fun! Join them on these location for a chance to play the Pack Your Bag Challenge.
Hope you enjoyed the video !
And once again thanks for all your love and support , it means a lot to me !
In my last post I wrote about how much I missed celebrating Diwali at home in India. And this year I long for it even more as its a very special one, since we have our beloved son Vir celebrating it with us .
The entire week I was face timing with my mom and brother and hearing their daily activity updates, shopping sprees, reminiscing old days and getting to share the real Gharwali Diwali experience with them. My mom got Vir a really cute ethnic outfit which she will be sending with my cousin sister and even though its is arriving post Diwali, I am super excited to dress him up in it. There is a charm in wearing vibrant desi/ Indian clothes, they make the festival so much more authentic.
Vir is 5 months old this month and loves being around people, he enjoys getting all the attention and lately has been putting his entire fist in the mouth and babbling. He has also started to flip over on his tummy and is in awe of Rio. Rio too has also started warming up to Vir and its a great feeling to see both my boys finally show some love towards each other.
I am glad to share with you all, Vir’s first Diwali story at our home in Houston with these pictures.We celebrated it with our loving friends with great home cooked food, Coconut ladoos ,Rasgullas,music, lots of cheer , laughter and a long game of Flush. I hope you enjoy looking at them .
(If you follow me on Instagram , you must have seen some of our celebration pictures and videos on my Instastories too)
Thanks to our friend Abhishek for these lovely clicks.
My Anarkali dress : Meena Bazaar
Vir’s Cardi Set from : Amy Collier Designs
Home made coconut ladoos
Our wonderful friends !!
Diwali cannot end without some sparkles.
The focus of this pic was on our fur baby Rio who was waiting to eat mom’s coconut ladoos.