Hello Homo Sapiens. Welcome to Gypsyescapade. Most of you know us for quite some time now. We have been in the vicinity of Travel, Food, Culture space for a while now. For an Urban Nomad; life is a blank book with no rules and regulations; and one takes this journey to fill the book with real world interactions, encounters, participation and embracement.
And like they say nothing changes if nothing changes. We decided to bring you the all-new look of the blog with some interesting categories added in our briefcase.
As a curator, inspiration can come from anywhere. Influences, attitudes, trends curates our content or what we call as the Style look Book of inspirations from around the world. We believe there are three responses to a piece of design, Yes, No & Wow. And it’s the third one is the one that inspires us the most.
The New Gypsyescapade is a world of inspirations on Travel, Interiors, Lifestyle & F&B that are imaginable & doable at a click of a button.
So, if you agree that you belong to tribe of curators and not consumers who aspire to live in spaces that are collected not decorated, have a passion for curating diversity in food, hunger for travel, and dress the way they want to be addressed – we’ve got you.
Gypsyescapde brings you engaging and inspiring blog posts that are not about just pretty things but about who we are, how we evolved and how our lives are affected?
About Founder & Editor in Chief:
I am Saloni Kilam Rampal, fondly known as ‘Sal’. Indian by birth, culturally mixed chick by virtue of my marriage, I take pride in my multi-cultural family background which helps me bond with people from different sections of the society quite comfortably.
A set career in marketing & communications with experience across advertising agencies and MNC set-ups, I transformed from a white-collared corporate employee to a travel blogger. Known for my corporate management and PR skills, being a people’s person always kept me on the edge.
Happy with a progressive career that opened my avenues to travel, I experienced a mystical revelation of my buried wanderlust desires. But destiny had a something else in store for me as I shifted base from my home town to Mumbai- the city that never sleeps.
After ages, I was away from the protective environment of parents and in-laws, the unconditional love & support that you get from them. Life is so much easy and relaxed with the extended family around you. But that’s when you also run the risk of getting into a shell, a routine life which binds you to things which restrict your full potential as a person.
Sometimes breaks or movements are essential to give that much required boost to the creative animal in you. My move to a different city gave me just that. A set of new challenges to survive and settle in a new, fast paced city amidst people from different backgrounds & culture. You learn, survive, grow and sail through the trials & tribulations and become a more confident individual. These new experiences made me realize the hidden potential and passion that I had for travel and exploring new avenues, cultures, lifestyles and art.
I wanted to be a free and liberated person. Being Free for me doesn’t mean shirking away from my responsibilities. My role as a wife and mother continued to be priority but my focus & energies to bring out the traveler in me was seeing a different light.
I am fortunate to have a companion who is equally passionate about travel, fashion & lifestyle as I am. My husband realized the hidden fire behind my long corporate speeches and time spent on the lens and pushed me to pursue my passion with more zeal and dedication.
I’m not a nomad or backpacker in the literal sense but my passion to explore travel & adventure in a new perspective is no less. People often travel to break the monotony of life while I derive pleasure from a travel orgasm. I have travelled across Europe, US, Asia Pacific, Australia & Middle Eastern countries and loved every bit of the experience I had in each of these sojourns.
Life for me now is not about following a master plan; it’s about exploring and evolving the master plan.