More and more it seems the entire world has become absolutely enchanted with India. And why not? Name a country that is more beautiful, has a richer history, is home to mountains, beaches and deserts… there truly is no place like India. See what Vogue and The New York Times have said about incredible India this week.
The New York Times described Anjuna Beach as “an enclave for expat hippies and relatively well-behaved societal dropouts,” which amused me to no end as my mother hides there every year for a few months, and this seemed an apt descriptive. I finally joined her there to summon in the New Year. The journey failed to begin at JFK, whither I was snowbound and stranded for 30 hours, but I finally set off on a delirious journey through London, Mumbai, and Goa. I arrived sans luggage, but sartorial matters were soon satisfied in Anjuna’s famed hippie market. I was delighted to find myself in a rather chic beachside cottage (suavely appointed by Alexander Von Moltke), a palm-fringed garden away from the ocean. The trance culture is alive and well here, so too a quaint hippie one that carried a Proustian whiff of my childhood in its patchouli-scented wake.
Keep reading on Vogue.com
Mumbai is India’s melting pot, jam-packed with a diverse population all seeking to live the country’s new economic dream. And the city’s newest hot spots for dining, shopping and pampering are a jumble, too, bringing together colorful clothing boutiques, opulent palace hotels and minimalist galleries with concrete floors — sometimes within blocks of each other. It’s all part of Mumbai’s invigorating chaos.
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