Friday, May 16, 2008

Darjeeling on Our Minds

No, I haven't seen the movie yet:
And yes, I adore Rosanna's Darjeeling line- we have one of the dramatic, jewel-toned hurricanes gracing our mantel right now:
But this post is about our friend Kathy Schultz who writes for magazines and and is taking a group of gals to India for an incredible shopping tour. When we saw the itinerary we immediately wanted to sign-up, but it conflicts with Margo’s art show opening in New York— phooey!

But if you are free in early October, here’s the scoop. Kathy and her fab biz-partner Anita have space for three more clients on this intimate, exclusive tour of an exotic land rich in culture, color, gems, jewelry, and shopping! This jewelry and shopping tour to India is from September 29-October 15, 2008. They will focus on New Delhi and Jaipur, with a special shopping/sightseeing trip to Pushkar, and a village visit to see textile designers, and of course a visit to the Taj Mahal. Jaipur has the distinction of being the gemstone-cutting center of the world. More than 90% of the world's colored stones are cut there.

This tour is designed for a select group of individuals who are interested in:

Sourcing and buying gemstones, having their own jewelry designs produced, buying wholesale priced jewelry in small and large quantities, buying gold jewelry at phenomenal prices, and
Private shopping events at wholesale and famous retail shops.

While jewelry is the main focus of the trip they are also offering:

Shopping at fashion forward boutiques featuring Indian Designers, shopping for textiles, village visits and sightseeing.

Cost of the trip is $5,600 which includes airfare, hotel, ground transportation, two meals a day, entrance fees to sightseeing, guide and driver. A deposit of $500 is due June 15 with the remaining fees due July 1, 2008.
Visit the website to learn more:
And if you'd like a glimpse of some of the gems and jewelry that awaits you (the photo above is one sneak peek), take a look at Kathy's article in Virtuoso magazine:

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