Saffron in The City Palace

pari-dust-saffron city palace

In the heart of the pink city of Jaipur was my last enchanting architectural encounter at The City Palace. Still the residence of Jaipur’s Royal Family, the complex echoes with opulence and some of the most exquisite craftsmanship I’ve ever laid eyes. Open and airy each ornamental gateway leads to one divine courtyard after the next, a true feast for the eyes. The most lovely is the Pitam Niwas Chouk, the peacock courtyard. What lies within are four adorned gates representing the four seasons and Hindu Gods. Peacocking myself, I chose this long saffron silk dress by Isabel Marant complimented with the most exquisite Lovegold find, the jewelry designer Azva. This intricately handcrafted gold medallion pendant is to die for and I fell for these lustrous gold dangle bell earrings. The perfect end to the most dreamy trip and adventure with Lovegold. India, I hope we meet again soon.

Isabel Marant dress, Azva medallion pendant & bell earrings, Mui Mui sandals

The City Palace, Jaipur, Sawai Jai Singh

Photographs by Chris Roman