Travel is so expensive these days. What’s a poor gal with wanderlust to do? Well, she could do worse than wander into a Turkish bazaar or Moroccan kasbah right on The Avenue. Caravanserai has just opened in the heart of Hampden, bearing fruits of the finely tuned eye of owner Ruth Turner, who’s spent the past 30 years traveling the globe and making deals with fair-trade vendors from Indonesia to Guatemala to Tibet. Savvy can see using those painted sheesham (Indian rosewood) nesting tables in every room of the house, or perhaps she can spend a leisurely day reclining on a plump Thai cushion or West African hassock while wearing a hand-embroidered pashmina and Tibetan turquoise necklace. Sigh. So many choices. 1113 W. 36th St., 443-691-5290,

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