Well, bonjour mes chéris from Delhi! This week by chance I’ve had the good fortune to have been surrounded by an assortment of stylish Parisians who have made their home in India which in turn has made my weekend back in Delhi très chic. Coupled with the ‘Love Delhi’ guide (check out all the Love Travel guides by Fiona Caulfield THE luxury vagabond, they really are invaluable if you want in depth info ) also thank you Sebastian Fisher, my friend in Andalucia for sending me to the Craft Museum here it’s been an inspirational education this morning. The charming man above, a weaver from Benares (whose name I gave up trying to pronounce) guided me through the textile gallery and showed me the difference between for example Gujurat and Rajasthani bandhani work and so on, I won’t bore you but I’m keen as mustard to know more about Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and the list goes on.
I’m so glad I sold my mini last week because now I’ve seen the light, see below my new preferred wheels. A few silk blinds, Prince Charming, a well stocked bar and Wey Hey!
Florence Freney one of my soon to be guest designers next spring on Myhibi.com with her elegant minimal sandals, advised me to stay at the The Rose guest house, (opened Jan 2012 also run by Parisians) a total oasis of calm in the arty, happening Hauz Khas Village. According to accuweather.com right now it’s 35 degrees outside with a feel of 47!! Bring on the air con and my cool room for a while before venturing out later in the day… I’m thinking Gunpowder Restaurant on the terrace with cooling views of the reservoir for a v.e.r.y light dinner.
Back on the train tomorrow to Jaipur for week 2 of work on my Hibiscus samples, so more on that later, now I have lie down in the shade. X