The Stylist's Guide to Delhi | Belle Magazine

In Belle Magazine's most recent feature Sibella invites you to delve into her fantastical winding journey in the melting hot pot that is India. Explore & plan future adventures with insight from Sibella on the best places to sleep, eat, drink & shop...


Delhi has extreme weather and can get very very hot & polluted. I prefer to visit in the Winter months between November & February. The traffic is extremely slow going, to avoid frustration organise just two stops per day and  garden walks or swims are very helpful to revive & refresh. Organise drivers through your hotel or travel correspondent & most have wifi


Scarlette - Run by French owners & indophiles, Pauline & Elisabeth. This intimate boutique hotel is comprised of 4 rooms each one different from the next, beautifully decorated with a French eye combined with an Indian touch. Their philosophy is one of family & friends coming together at home rather than hotel with furniture chose with love, laughter, good smells, music & nice light.


Craft Museum - A journey through India’s craft & textile history - if you are a beginner or an old-hand, the vast array of the intricacies & richness of  craft application & skill throughout India is under one roof & breathtaking. I discovered the reference book, ‘the Journey of the kashmir shawl’ here & it is a great addition to any library. Café Lota within the museum grounds is a must (whether you get to the museum or not), sit in the quiet shaded courtyard and nibble of Indian snacks. I order anything from the vegetarian starters & there is no going wrong and then a walk around the courtyard stallholders for locally-made treasures.


Anouki - Set in Santushti Shopping village, a grouping of sweet shops in immaculate gardens of sweet pea hedges with pansy & marigold borders. Visit Anouki for fun wood block prints on children clothes, bedding, cloth bound books and staple boxer shorts & PJ pants. Whilst you are there pop your head into Oadgen for great Indian fashion and check out Kapas for fine neddleworked clothes and branded khaki towels.


Old Delhi - Get a tour of the wonderful crazy that is Old Delhi with Walk the meandering streets look at forgotten trades, wonderful old havelis, the bird hospital and take in all the sights, sounds & scents. You will find everything & anything from trimmings, hardware, kites, textiles, ceramics, spices amongst everything else, Kinari Bazaar in Old Delhi is THE trimming’s market – a whole street of specialist stores at great prices – it is where all the Delhi designers go. Ask to go to the copper, hardware spice market & chilli building or anything you are interested in then finish up with up with a refreshing & restorative tea at Aap Ki Pasand.

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FILED 22, Feb 2017

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  • 0429 589 982