Our travels took us to Singapore and Delhi, India in August. The love affair that fashion designers have with global cuisine and architecture continued during this humid and rainy month. Singapore was amazing in it's tropical gardens- orchids and butterflies, fusion dishes, pepper crabs and colonial architecture. Acres of stores, from designer to kitchy Chinese tourist gift shops, both above ground and underground! Our trip to Sentosa island on the cable car gave us an ariel view of the tropical vegetation and beach. Pepper crabs by the beach at Jumbo, walks along Tanglin road and dim sum for breakfast washed down with the perfect cups of English tea rounded off our stay.
fish, forests and paths
Delhi- humid, rainy and full of the warmth we have come to expect from our family and friends. Eating delicious home cooked meals, Mithai (Indian sweets) and mangos.... recipes, long forgotten, prepared by our mother, aunts and friends. Hunting for old saris to recycle into dresses, new fabrics and embroideries to look to for inspiration and ideas. The backdrop of our visit is always Bollywood, songs playing on the TV or new movies that my children and I enjoy with my mother. Extravagant sets, over the top costumes, unreal plots, colorful characters and beautiful melodies. During this visit we found the same litany in all of Asia. Everybody, specially the cab drivers, were complaining about inflation, cost of living, corruption in the government and upcoming elections in each country was a topic of conversation. Anna Hazare's anti-corruption stance in Delhi during our stay made us explain what the word "corruption" meant to our children. During our last few days in Delhi we ate, shopped, swam and met friends. Including photographs of our travels below.
Mothers, grandmothers and aunts make their special recipes!
In September and October, www.Shubrah.com will be doing a number of fashion shows, donations for auctions at fundraisers for NGOs and our holiday trunk show and sale. Please visit the website for further details of these events. Hope to see all of you in the coming months.
Meanwhile, fall is around the corner and we have a wonderful collection of new fashions, scarves and wine bags. Looking forward to the back to school madness for the kids and all holiday events that we will be showing at.