It’s lock down here for the third time this winter, the wind is hurling outside, the snow heavy against the door and the sky still ominous, it’s an oppressive grey and white vortex. I want to fly away to the limitlessness of India, to Jaipur, where Bar and Café Palladio creates a colourful fantasy world, from our own unbounded imaginations.
To an Italian restaurant in India decorated by a Dutch fashion designer in a style fusing modern chic with artisan skills, 18th century Europe and Mughal India in a fresh palette and fantasy vision. This is a place to inspire, a technicolour feast for all the senses. I think we had better start at the café…
tented ceiling, trellis walls, trompe l’oiel vistas, scenic painting, lanterns, checker board floor, apricot meets forest green with aqua (move over emerald and pink)… Marie Antoinette
could happily meet Cecil Beaton
and Elsie de Wolfe
for tea here.
and in reality how cute are this couple hanging out ?
This is the only snow they are looking at.
How inviting is that? Sit back and relax..
Boom. what an epic ceiling. Vaulted, rippling, tented lovely-ness.
Wander outside, to warm air and a choice of tables. Yup that’s where I want to be.
Placing an order for Sicilian goodies followed by gelato and coffee with these chaps.
Then rickshaw to Hot Pink, founded by the Parisian jeweler Marie-Hélène de Taillac, for spot of shopping.
This is my fantasy day after all and after a leisurely swim, change of outfits (obvs) … back for more fun at BAR Palladio.
Will you join me?
I got the perfect table.
What shall we order?
AD shoot with Francois Halard.