Inspiration and restoration in India

The beautiful faces of some of the people I met on my India trip this year. 

The beautiful faces of some of the people I met on my India trip this year. 

I am so blessed to have the opportunity to travel to India each year, partly to meet with our valued manufacturers who are based there, and partly for a kind of restoration and rejuvenation that seems unique to that amazing country. On each trip, I make it a priority to carve out some time to rest and reflect. Not only is this a pleasure in itself, but I am always amazed at the surge of creativity and inspiration I experience when I make myself slow down from my usual frenetic pace. 

Starting the day the Naudic way - a bright outfit, a stunning view and a quiet cuppa. Paradise. 

Starting the day the Naudic way - a bright outfit, a stunning view and a quiet cuppa. Paradise. 

This year, my spot of serenity was found in the exquisite city of Jaipur. The city is known for its pink buildings and it definitely helped me see the world through rose-coloured glasses too! I stayed at the Tree of Life Resort and Spa and the hospitality was second to none. The food was incredible - the chef even put together a personalised menu just for me. How's that for making a girl feel special?

Awe-inspiring religious artwork in India. 

Awe-inspiring religious artwork in India. 

October is an ideal month to visit India if you're a fan of immersing yourself in the local culture as it is the month for several religious ceremonies. I was lucky enough to attend a few of these and was mesmerised by the whirling dancing, music and colourful costumes, especially at the celebrations for Gandhi's birthday. What a great vibe. 

I got swept up by the gorgeous dancing at the celebrations for Gandhi's birthday. 

I got swept up by the gorgeous dancing at the celebrations for Gandhi's birthday. 

The incredible costumes for the celebrations for Gandhi's birthday. 

The incredible costumes for the celebrations for Gandhi's birthday. 

The culture is so warm, inspiring and complex it was hard to leave even after two weeks. I can't wait for my next visit. 

- Emma