I've been back on the sub-continent and the moment and wow, does it feel good. Planning for Summer 2017-18 (yes, we plan this far in advance!) is under way and there's something about being in India that lets the creative juices run so freely. The Naudic ethos is all about embracing the beauty of life, and being surrounded by the colourful bustle of India certainly reinforces this mindset!
We are so lucky to have such an incredible team on the ground in India and great premises to work from. This visit we were working from a new showroom. We've done a refresh and added a new floor to the building, entirely for Naudic sampling, new ideas, brainstorming and meetings. Such a fabulous place to work!
And the planning is certainly coming along well. Here's a sneak peek of what we've got in store for next summer -- it's all bold colours and luxe embroideries, perfect for Christmas parties, family fun and beachside wanderings.
But you know what they say about all work and no play! Despite a punishing schedule, I managed to slide off for some R&R at one of the finest day spas you'll find the world over, Imperial Hotel Salon, for one of their signature massages. Bliss!
And if you're ever feeling thirsty in New Delhi, I suggest the Captain's Cocktail at Delhi Club House, a new venture in Delhi, that gives comfort food, signature cocktails and a dash of old world charm. With vodka, orange chunks, lemon and a whole chilli, it's just about the yummiest thing you could ever find in a glass.
I spent my final day on the ground here in India checking over the upcoming High Summer delivery before making the long journey home... and jumping straight into being part of a fashion parade for 250 women at Dockside Landing at Portside here in Brisbane. A fundraising luncheon for the street kids of Bali, there could hardly be a worthier cause.