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on My Mind Villa Palladio in Jaipur is the newest Rajasthani design sensation from designer Marie-Anne Oudejans. By Diane Dorrans Saeks. Photography Ashish Sahi. PaperCity contributing editor and bestselling book author Diane Dorrans Saeks has traveled in India since she was a young student, crisscrossing the subcontinent to study Mughal architecture, intricate handcrafted textiles, exuberant interiors, Raj- era design and culture, and to meet experts, always with a delicious dose of diamonds and precious jewels. Here, she reveals the chic new private villa near Jaipur, Villa Palladio, where you'll want to stay … and stay. Grab your turban! It's going to be a glittering trip. W ith a dash of curiosity, much bravado, and endless passion, I have traveled on trains and boats and planes into every region of India, from classical Lutyens-inspired Delhi to historic Portuguese colonial mansions in fascinating time-warp towns of Goa. I've stayed at all the royal palaces in Udaipur and Jodhpur and met friends in palm-shaded villas in Kolkata and Kochi. I've also had the good fortune to spend time with the great India historian William Dalrymple, whose fascinating books include City of Djinns, a witty portrait of Delhi and its eccentricities. All in a week's adventure are ornate white-marble Jain temples, Victorian- Marie-Anne Oudejans' inspiration was the art and culture of Rajasthan and Jaipur. 42

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