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Shopping Guide: Goa

June 05, 2018

Conquered by Portuguese merchants in the 16th century, Goa’s cultural heritage is evident in the crumbling old European-style villas and churches that dot the state. The modern face of Goa, however, is equally well represented—in the beach side shacks serving cold beer and the fresh catch of the day, globally-inspired restaurants, unique concept stores and boutique hotels.    SHOP Paper Boat Collective: Housed in a charming bungalow, this concept store stocks...

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Shopping Guide: Jaipur

May 31, 2018

Known as the Pink City for its distinct pink sandstone buildings, Jaipur is a place unlike any other, bursting with history, tradition and culture. Home to Indian royal families for centuries, the capital of Rajasthan is famed for its incredible architecture, ancient forts and palaces, rich handicraft traditions and more. Spend your time in the exhilarating city exploring ancient monuments, visiting local design stores and learning about its unique cultural history.  ...

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Globetrotter: SwanTribune

May 02, 2018

SwanTribune, the brainchild of Daniel Aron Cohen and Divya Aurora Zeiss, was born out of a love for collecting bygone travel memorabilia, particularly hotel souvenirs like luggage labels. “The labels took us around the world to markets and other collectors, as well as to the lobbies of the hotels themselves. These journeys and discoveries we turned into a guide under SwanTribune,” says Divya Zeiss. Shop Latitude chats with Zeiss to learn more...

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Style Crush: Sara Beltran

April 15, 2018

A charm crafted out of aquamarine to mimic the waves of the ocean, rose quartz carved to look like a seashell, and a shark fin-shaped tiger eye are just some of the pieces you’ll find in Sara Beltran’s ocean-inspired fine jewelry line Dezso by Sara Beltran. Expanded to become a lifestyle brand, Dezso (which means ‘desire’ in Latin) now also offers cotton pouches printed with images of palm trees and...

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Designer Crush: Marie-Anne Oudejans

November 20, 2017

It’s fair to say that Dutch designer Marie-Anne Oudejans is exhilarated by travel. What else can you conclude about someone who has lived in half a dozen countries over the course of her life? Her love for adventure brought her to Jaipur seven years ago, and as much as she has imbibed from it—its energy, creativity and vibrancy—she has given back. Oudejans is the mastermind behind the regal beauty of...

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Bar Palladio Jaipur

July 13, 2017

In just a few short years, Bar Palladio in Jaipur has achieved the kind of status that makes it one of those iconic spots you’re told you can’t leave the Pink City without seeing for yourself. Conceived by Italian Barbara Miolini, the bar/restaurant is a world unto itself, full of charming block prints, tented canopies and expert lighting. Her latest project, Caffe Palladio, is just a five-minute walk away. Restful,...

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Globetrotter Guide: 7 Top Shopping Spots

July 31, 2016

We asked 7 of our favorite globetrotters to reveal their secret shopping spots around the world. From San Telmo’s charming streets to posh Parisian boutiques, these are the best places to shop until you drop! Istanbul, Turkey by: Hazal Yilmaz, Blogger, When travel blogger Hazal Yilmaz talks, we listen. When she told us about Naftalin Vintage in the historic neighborhood of Fener, we were thrilled. Naftalin is the eclectic...

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Behind the Label: Goodearth

July 12, 2016

Every time we are in India, we make it a point to stop by a Goodearth shop to stock up on our favorite contemporary home products. Think block print linens, charming demitasse cups and beautifully colored glass. Many Goodearth wares make great hostess and holiday gifts that we begrudgingly share all year long. Learn the story behind this beloved Indian brand and then shop Goodearth products which are on sale for...

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Pimp My Ride: The Psychedelic World of Indian Truck Art

July 07, 2016

If you're going to spend 10 months of the year on the road, you'd want a pretty sweet ride. For truckers in India, that means a kaleidoscope of colors, slogans, and intricately painted symbols that are as much about bling -- as shrewd business sense. Here, a truck isn't just a way to get around. It's a moving work of art reflecting the character of its driver -- and a brilliant beacon...

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Behind the Label: LOV Project

June 15, 2016

Anooshka Zakarian and Ani Lalazarian, began their journey as founders of the LOV Project after a life changing trip to India in 2011. With diverse backgrounds in fashion as designers, buyers, and merchandisers this duo united their talents to create a brand with purpose and meaning. We love the chic effortless style of their silk caftans, ponchos and wraps. Take a look into their world and then toss on a caftan. How would...

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