Bangkok. The word alone conjures up unmistakable images of longtail boats zipping down the Chao Phraya River, famed night flower markets, oodles of street vendors hawking their satays, loads of elaborate Thai silk… and elephants, mustn’t forget the elephants. I’ve just returned from this bustling city, and it lived up to every expectation I had in mind, and then some. From the ancient golden temples to the modern art museums, there is truly something for everyone in Bangkok. The people are sincerely friendly, the food is magical. Below are some Taigan pieces that are reminiscent of Thailand’s lively capital city,
No 1, ABSOLUTION Jan Barboglio Juan Diego Flower Box for $85.80; No 2, IMPERIO JP Tie Dye Silk Shawl in Plum Lavender & Gold for $120; No 3, IMPERIO JP Eight Part Thai Silk Evening Skirt for $450; No 4, HOLLYHOCK Tiepolo Boat Tray for $60; No 5, HEREND Elephant for $260; No 6, 100% CAPRI Camicia Garza Scervin Linen Shirt for $490; No 7, HILLARY THOMAS Rock n Rolla Collection Orange Crush Finial for $60; No 8, ABSOLUTION Peacock Jasper Necklace for $350
If you’re dreaming of Thailand as well, here are my picks to ensure a special visit,
The Deck (near Wat Pho)
visit a local temple to listen to the early morning monk chants
Vertigo at the top of the Banyan Tree Hotel
Lila Fox, Fetch Magazine’s Travel Blogger, is owner of New Orleans-based Constant Tourist Travel, a travel agency specializing in luxury leisure travel worldwide. Follow her on Twitter @lilathetourist.