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Stylish Traveler Holiday Gift Guide

© Davies+Starr Stylish Traveler 2008 Holiday Gift Guide

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Exotic India

Intricate patterns and jeweled detailing are perfect for the traveler with far-flung tastes.

  1. Python clutch with moonstone cabochons by Asha by ADM, $1,100.
  2. Turquoise-and–coral necklace by Rose Anne de Pampelonne, $710.
  3. White-gold earrings with chalcedony and mother-of-pearl by Van Cleef & Arpels, $5,750.
  4. Cyber-shot DSC-T77 10.1 megapixel camera by Sony, $300.
  5. Silk bag by Hermès, $1,725.
  6. Tiger-embossed bronzer (five percent of proceeds benefit Traffic, which monitors the illegal trade of endangered species) by Chantecaille, $85.
  7. Suede sandals with semiprecious stones by Sigerson Morrison, $545.
  8. Gold Shine lip gloss by Chanel, $26.
  9. Nylon bag with satin lining by MZ Wallace, $345.
  10. Enamel bracelets with topaz and sapphire by MCL by Matthew Campbell Laurenza, from $1,900.
  11. Stretch satin top by Roberta Freymann, $225.

Trip Ideas

On 35 beachfront acres in the southern Indian town of Pondicherry, on the Bay of Bengal, the new Dune hotel has 47 stylish thatched-roof bungalows, plus an eco-friendly vibe. Doubles from $110.

Play maharajah with the two-night Royal Retreat at Udaipur’s opulent Taj Lake Palace, on the edge of Lake Pichola: the package includes a sunset cruise, half-day city tour, and dinner for two. Doubles from $1,389.


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