Thursday, November 11, 2010

love travel

not too long ago, this week, i was in india travelling and designing the rikshaw line.. it was days after the diwali festival, the festival of lights, one of the most celebrated festivals all over india. in tradition, everyone cleans there homes, offices and surroundings and every corner is lighted with little mud pots with candles and in the evening every hindu family worships goddess lakshmi, who is known for wealth and prosperity...happy diwali to those of you who celebrate!
i stumbled upon these "love travel guides" by fiona caulfield, she has lived all over the world and now resides in India. She has created love travel guides for the luxury vagabond in all of us. they come complete with maps for your morning, afternoon and evening...must do lists!..and a little insight into some historical facts.
and any guide that tells me to begin my evening with a sunset drink on the rooftop of the Bissau Palace hotel....sound like my kind of guide book!

9 comments:

ceo said...

Hope you had a great trip... I love the guide books...

xxx
CEO

Ruchika Kumar said...

Wow, those maps look awesome and exactly what I need when I make a trip to Delhi myself. Hi, my name is Ruchika Kumar, a fellow textile designer and lover and especially the block printed ones from India. Love your blog and love your collection, it's got that clean, crisp, yet ethnic feel to it that sometimes we wish we could dress up our bedrooms in. totally jealous of those kids with their rickshaw fabrics :) Looking forward to more! Ruchika http://blockprintwithflowers.blogspot.com/

Belly said...

It looks amazing! Love the illustrations.

Sarah York said...

India sounds and looks so amazing! Would love to hear more about your travels there. Maybe a travel guide of your favorite places??

La Feem said...

Hi Catherine, so nice to hear from you. What a great experience, love this post! The blog is looking good, I have to get you on my roll!

sharon said...

Love the presentation of these new books, and adore the last photo!
Sharon
My French Country Home

Cristin said...

I want to go! Isn't it amazing what good illustration can do?

xo,
cristin @ simplified bee

kthappy76 said...

Cute guidebooks! We honeymooned in Jaipur/Rajasthan, I'll have to check these out!

Susu said...

It was the trip of my lifetime! will never forget it, especially because I was traveling with my RIKSHAW DAUGHTER!