Style: East Comes West

Pay homage to the host country of this year’s Olympic games with Asian accents and accessories

Asian Inspiration

This summer, Beijing plays host to the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. While fans and athletes representing countries from all over the globe take in the excitement of Chinese culture, why not get into the spirit from afar? This season, lots of our favorite designers are marketing trends with an eye toward the east. So get your wardrobe ­— and home — ready with these Asian-inspired accessories, apparel, and home décor.

yellow Karen Silver Beaded short-sleeved blouseTraditional Meets Trendy
This one-of-a-kind, bright yellow Karen Silver Beaded Blouse was handmade from organic cotton in Chiang Mai, Thailand, $19
The Fire Lotus. 434 Main St., Beacon. 845-440-8598 or


Umbrella -ella -ella
Keep the sun away with this unique hand-painted blue and turquoise umbrella from Borsang, Thailand, $50
Pier 1 Imports. 1-800-245-4595 or

blue and turquoise painted umbrella with floral design





Marvelous Meditation
Awaken your spirit by placing this resin Laughing Buddha in a central area in your home or office for daily inspiration, $85.
Pier 1 Imports. 1-800-245-4595 or
bright red resin laughing Buddha





Lovely Luminescence
Create a dramatic mood in the bedroom or on the patio with this bright white, 20” hanging rice-paper lantern, $5.
Pier 1 Imports. 1-800-245-4595 or

white rice-paper lantern



It’s a Charmed Life
Bring good luck everywhere you go with this gold-plated fortune cookie necklace by Brighton, $38
Country Gallery. 1955 South Rd., Poughkeepsie. 845-297-1684

Grab This Bag
Make a statement with this beautiful red silk purse (hand-stitched in Chiang Mai, Thailand) from the Peka Collection, $59
The Fire Lotus. 474 Main St., Beacon. 845-440-8598 or

red silk purse with hand-stitched pink lotus flower design



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