Barcelona Travel

Ah Barcelona! If you are an architecture or design or sports buff, or a foodie, this is the city to go to. Travelling with kids: When shopping abroad is a holiday July 24, 2014 Updated: July 24, 2014 05:31 PM A few months ago, we were in Barcelona, which, as shopping destinations go, is not…

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Shopping in Oman

Thank you Stan, Shawqi and Saleh, for showing us a good time in Oman. The photos on my page are from Oman via Instagram. Thanks Gaya for chaperoning me around. Thanks Ahmad and David for the feedback Still enjoying the halwa. Should have bought more of Amouage and orange blossom tea. Oman: shopping fit for…

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Indian design objects

Columns Posted: Fri, Mar 9 2012. 9:42 PM IST Design begins in your kitchen and your closet The decorative traditions of India took pleasure in crafting objects for everyday use that were quite beautiful The Good Life | Shoba Narayan When people talk about India’s design aesthetic, they most often reach for the past. The…

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Can you survive a year without shopping?

My latest Mint piece is a topic that I have been thinking a lot about. Can you show affection without buying people things? How to use the most precious thing we have– time– to tell the people we care that we care about them. Here is the Mint article t was the summer of 1845.…

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India’s Lust for Luxe: from Time magazine April 3, 2006

New Delhi entrepreneur Natasha Chaudhri chases after expensive fashion products like a big-game hunter in pursuit of wildlife pelts. Owner of three restaurants in Bombay and Goa, two lifestyle stores in Delhi and an export business, Chaudhri, 30, has the money, if not necessarily the time, to go on shopping safari, and her closet is…

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