Around the world in 2010

We have decided to dedicate this year to blogs about travel. Fashion, art, music and food are all part of the mix of traveling to a new place, seeing the foliage, eating the local cuisine and devouring the sights. How that experience enhances our collection, the choice of color and styling is all part of this mix of getting on a plane, in a car, a train or a horse drawn cart and going to a new destination.

Our first trip this year was to Delhi and Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri. We stayed in a lovely hotel called the ITC Mughal, the staff was warm and friendly and the service excellent. Will highly recommend their large breakfasts- their multi grain version of the south Indian dosa, is fabulous. The restaurant- Peshawari - serves the local cuisine like grilled meats, freshly made naan and breads and other north Indian dishes, at it's best. The hotel has a wonderful opulent spa and magnificent gardens, so it is worth staying there for a few days. Local industries include marble carving, tourism and foot wear. The Taj Mahal was made by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, it is a magnificent monument made in white marble and hand carved with precious stones. It stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and Shah Jahan is said to have spent his last days looking at this view from the Red Fort- where he was imprisoned by his son.

Fatehpur Sikri is a wonderful monument made by Emperor Akbar for the Sufi saint Salim Chisti, when he had a son after years of praying for off spring. Akbar named his son Salim after the Sufi saint. There is a white marble mosque inside the red sandstone walls of Fatehpur Sikri. People go there to ask for their wishes to come true, tie multi colored ribbons to the trellis work on the windows and drape colorful cloths on the saint's grave.

Included are pictures of the sites, enjoy!

Our website is having a winter sale with everything at 50% off.

Feel free to browse, shop and spread the word to your friends!! We have some up coming shows in Feb, March and May of this year and our trunk show in April as well. So look out for our new Spring / Summer 10 collection in the coming months!

Happy 2010 to all.

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