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March 13, 2013
Lessons in Indian Fashion

Lessons in Indian Fashion

The largest city and financial center of one of the world’s fastest growing economies, Mumbai made its fortune in textiles beginning in the 19th century. Since time immemorial, India’s traditional weaves have been among the most coveted and beautiful on earth. Today, the cotton mills that once made Mumbai’s fortune have been transformed into bars,restaurants and up-market shopping centers. Perhaps it’s appropriate. The power houses of old now hold one of India’s most exciting exports: fashion.

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April 14, 2012
Lessons in Royal Pedigrees

Lessons in Royal Pedigrees

It’s not just the visitors to the Caribbean’s most exclusive island who have royal pedigrees. The Hotel Carl Gustaf, named for the reigning king of Sweden in honor of the Scandinavian nation’s historic presence on the French island, received specific permission from the King himself to use his name. Come for the shoulder and summer seasons and you can get your culture fix, as well, as Caribbean arts and French culture are on full display for the international jet set.

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