When we are in Delhi, it has become a ritual that we always visit Chandi Chowk , very Old Delhi’s pulsing heart.  A maze of narrow alleys only accessible by foot or rickshaw and shaded by a network of electric wires (some live). It is a treasure trove of everything you don’t need, but want. A minimialist nightmare and a fantastic assault on the senses. Delhi at it’s most intense!  We LOVE it.

Must visits are; Kinari Bazaar for all things shiny and glittery, this is the Indian Wedding Dress go to market, you can purchase trimmings, ribbons and lots of sequins, Dariba Street for jewellery and Khari Baoli, the wholesale spice and flower market.

It is a fantastic, sensory overload wonderland, we always need a bit of a lie down/regroup back at the hotel after a visit down into Chandi Chowk.

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This morning the path to Sevtap Yuce’s gorgeous cafe Beachwood in Yamba, was strewn with pink and white rose petals. A daily treat while on beach holiday here is eating at Sevtap’s. Her food is clean, simple, seasonal and inspired by her homeland, Turkey. Gorgeous.

An added bonus, is the divine Ralph Lauren inspired shop next door, Belinda’s Store. Always fabulous, especially if you are searching for the perfect Christmas party frock…..and yes, I have indulged!

Not only is the surf fabulous here but the food and frocks are too…..the perfect summer holiday!


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