Visit the Enchanting Jaipur
Bar Palladio is owned by Barbara Miolini, a Swiss-Italian ex-pat who wanted to introduce an Italian-style lounge in her adopted home. She hired her friend Marie-Anne Oudejans to fully create the wonderland setting. From conception to opening, the project took eight months. "By drawing on royal Mughal style and the feeling of the opulence of the maharajahs from the 20th century, Marie-Anne created a space that pays homage to its Indian surroundings yet feel completely European at the same time," says Amber-Grey Chiara Knowles, a kids' fashion designer in Jaipur and Oudejans' assistant on the project.
Dutch designer Marie-Anne Oudejans, creator of the runaway-hit fashion label Tocca. Of late Oudejans has been living at Jaipur's historic (and happening) Narain Niwas Palace Hotel, where she's been transforming the bar into one of the world's most fanciful cocktail lounges. It just opened—and goes to show that magical dressmaker details translate well on a grand scale.