Welcome to my Blog. I will be writing about all the things I love and that inspire me, share images and interesting articles and keep you informed on all things happening at our online store - Raja and Rani.

Saturday 31 December 2011

Goodbye 2011!

Phew, what a year it's been! The best way to capture it was to create a collage of the last 12 months in the world of Raja and Rani. We've come a long way this year, from the adventure in India at the beginning of 2011, to sourcing the first collection, meeting our suppliers, creating the website, anxiously waiting for the stock to arrive, getting our products stocked in London shops, and finishing off the year with Christmas shopping events and pop up shops. 

Goodbye 2011!

We've had a fantastic year, it's been a lot of hard work but fun too, here's to a jam-packed 2012 full of new ideas, inspiration and of course new and exciting Raja and Rani products!

A special "thank you" to all our friends and family who have helped us along the way.

Happy New Year!

Wednesday 21 December 2011

Merry Christmas

We are packaging up and sending off all those last minute gifts and purchases in the mad rush for Christmas!

We would like to wish all our customers, colleagues and friends that we have made along the way in starting up Raja and Rani this year, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Look out for special promotions and new products in 2012!

The Lost Music of Rajasthan

Many of India's old traditions and cultures are being lost in the race to become part of the fast moving modern world. I watched this documentary today about the dying art of traditional Rajasthani music and how a small group of people are getting involved to save the music and the musicians, before they are lost forever.

Highlights include snippets from Jodhpur RIFF 2011 (Rajasthan International Folk Festival), which attracts music lovers from all across the globe as well as famous music celebrities such as Mick Jagger.

Well worth a watch - we even spotted a few artisans in the programme that we befriended whilst on my travels in Rajasthan!

The next Jodhpur RIFF takes place between 26th - 30th October 2012.
See images from this year's event here.