I bought this last year around the Holidays and it’s been a wonderful Coffee Table book accessory. Gypset is a constant reminder of the ideal Life I have set out. We oftentimes get carried away with our day-to-day activities, that life becomes easily mundane. We all need consistency, a somewhat secure job for income to support our life. That vision or dream however gets us going, and the focus shifts forward to that bigger picture. Whether one is abroad gypset’ing or even at home, it is a Lifestyle.
My main style of traveling has been backpacking, but I do find myself enjoying the luxurious side of traveling once in awhile with posh hotels abroad and fine dining. The girly-girl in me comes out while roaming the bazaars in Istanbul, shopping the Mapusa Flea market in Goa, India or the massive streets of Hong Kong for some shopping. Global Fashion, to me, never fades .
Forming familial bonds with other travelers while on the road is common. This book contains a collection of all those interests many of us have, with beautiful photos to gaze at over and over again. From fashion, to creative housing, to locations and Lifestyles. It contains dozens of stories of individuals and families through the past century who have given up their ‘normal’ life and gyp-set’ed abroad to some remote location, off the beaten tracks.
The book features photo portraits of the Gypsetters, their self-designed homes in far flung bohemian enclaves, and a written profile. There’s also a historic section that traces the evolution of the Gypset movement; from the British romantic poets, Victorian era adventuresses, surrealists in Mexico,