Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fit to be Thai-ed

Last week I returned from a girls' shopping trip to Bangkok, and I have yet to come down from my Thai high! The food, the people, the hustle and bustle—it's all so infectious I soaked up every bit. We ransacked the Chatuchak Market, ate our weight in green curry and mango sticky rice, Sawadee Ka-ed our way through the city, and splurged on $10 foot massages every chance we got! I pretty much spent five days with the following expression plastered across my face:


One of my favorite stops was a mad supermarket sweep through 5 floors of Jim Thompson goodness. After a few hours I dragged myself out of the building, but not without first snagging 3 meters of Andrew Martin's ethnic Timbuktu fabric. Along with my vintage coin-covered Afghan hats from Chatuchak, this was my favorite find! The textured silk resembles a luxe burlap and the oversized camel caravan scene makes me jump up and down it's so beautiful. After carting the weighty loot back to Malaysia in my carry-on, this fabric will most definitely be put to great use at Casa Barton.

12 comments:

stewart and james said...

i LOVE that expression of your's! xx

Mrs. Blandings said...

Sounds like a great trip - and the fabric is amazing.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

How fun! And green curry, yum! Love your finds and would love to see a photo of the coin-covered hat!

xo

Stephanie said...

That fabric is gorgeous. Wow. What a find!

Judging from your expression, it must have been a great trip!

Frau said...

too much fun!

Ann said...

Oh my God, it looks like you had so much fun! And I love, love, love that fabric!

Jessie said...

Looks like a blast! XO

Vanessa said...

"A girls' shopping trip to Bangkok." Those are some words I could use in my life right about now...

Melissa said...

Wow I love the fabric and I am insanely jealous of your life right now!! Every time I read about your adventures it makes me miss living overseas.

Melissa said...

Wow I love the fabric and I am insanely jealous of your life right now!! Every time I read about your adventures it makes me miss living overseas.

Kate and Chloe said...

I am green with envy! I love Bangkok. It sounds like you had a marvelous time.

mar said...

WHERE in Bangkok did you get the timbuktu fabric? JJ Market? I would love one . . . (mami_@hotmail.com)