Dutch label TOCCA's designer, Marie-Anne Oudejans, sure has created a magical cafe in Jaipur, India that transports guests to a world that could be mistaken for Alice's Wonderland. Located inside the Narain Niwas Palace Hotel grounds, it is a fanciful place that sort of reminds me of dressing up when I was 8 to go to the Dorothy Draper decorated Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia. Sort of. If you turned the volume up times 10.
What is it that makes it feel so enchanting? Is it the gaggle of peacocks roaming among canopied couches on the front lawn? The fancifully mixed prints and cloth tented ceilings? No need to spend your time wondering. Just enjoy it.
If the colors and patterns are making you wish you bought another scarf while wandering the markets that day, stop by the adjoining boutiques on the hotel property on your way out.
BAR PALLADIO, JAIPUR
NARAIN NIWAS PALACE HOTEL
KANOTA BAGH, NARAIN SINGH ROAD, JAIPUR – RJ 302004 INDIA