Lucia Van Der Post on Lotty B sarong

March 22, 2006

Lotty B sarong

Lucia Van Der Post

By TRAVEL UNRAVELLED

If there's a more versatile garment for the traveller headed for sun and beach than the sarong, I've yet to come come upon it. A sarong manages to add an air of glamour to beach attire, whilst at the same time doing admirable job of providing an air of respectability should you want to take refuge in a restaurant. And, of course, most of us love them because they can be deployed to cover up those areas that we feel less than happy about (dimply thighs, wobbly tummies and all the rest).

Lotty Bunbury is the wife of the doctor on Mustique and she handpaints on silk, turning out hand-hemmed, deliciously pretty sarongs, kimonos, kaftans and full-length cover-ups. Since she's based in a very chic spot, she know exactly what her picky customers are looking for. Anybody heading for Mustique should buy them in the little shops on the island, such as the Pink house.

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