AS WE TOAST OUR TWELFTH AN­NIVER­SARY

India Today - - SPICE - (Aroon Purie)

this month it’s im­pos­si­ble to surge ahead with­out look­ing back and bring­ing some time­less clas­sics to the fore; after all we firmly be­lieve old is gold. Which is why, in years after he played his last grip­ping set, we fea­ture former ten­nis star Vi­jay Am­ri­traj in this is­sue. The fine sports­man re­mains fash­ion­able, em­brac­ing a new idea of him­self today. Sports com­men­ta­tor, ac­tor, phi­lan­thropist, fa­ther, brand am­bas­sador, golfer, in our an­niver­sary cover story he re­vis­its his top mile­stones and traces his re­la­tion­ship with watch brand Rolex which holds a spe­cial place in his heart.

We also seize the op­por­tu­nity to show­case ob­jects of de­sire that make for col­lectibles through 12 lux­ury lists. Be a slave to cat­calls on the run­way as you fash­ion your wardrobe based on what’s trend­ing in summer and what’s likely to rule the roost as the heat gives way to the won­der of Fall. In the world of haute cui­sine, Lon­don-based Bruce Palling tells us who top­pled who to reign supreme glob­ally and what’s cook­ing in their ex­per­i­men­tal kitchens. We also tell you how to pad up your jew­ellery col­lec­tion with these clas­sics that scream never say die.

Men won’t be dis­ap­pointed ei­ther as the golden mile of gad­gets is up for grabs as is the list of the nat­ti­est shoes you could own. Want to stock your bar with the fan­ci­est in­gre­di­ents and brands money can buy? We bring you an ex­cep­tional list of bar essen­tials. If you are look­ing to own time, this sea­son’s new­est time­pieces merit more than a glance, but if in­stead art is your call­ing, Christie’s Yamini Me­hta picks the most bank­able artists this year, so lis­ten up as she dishes out ad­vice on whom to place your bets and money on in 2017.

We also for­age through a trove of in­gre­di­ents to bring you a chef ’s spe­cial, show­cas­ing pro­duce that’s low on air miles and high on ar­ti­sanal value. Stock your li­brary or cof­fee ta­ble with lux­ury reads that are rich, at­trac­tive and fea­ture prod­ucts that are as­pi­ra­tional. If you have been look­ing to hit the road, our auto ex­pert shares de­tails of clas­sic four wheels you should own. All in all, our ex­haus­tive lists bring you the most cov­eted lux­ury items, some of which are the toast this sea­son while oth­ers have stood the test of time and re­main eter­nal best­sellers.

The urge to run your hand across a pre­cious buy is sec­ond to none and as we cel­e­brate the good life in our an­niver­sary is­sue, we hope the lux­ury voyeur in you goes be­yond the page and sum­mons to life that which your heart se­cretly de­sires.

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