AS WE TOAST OUR TWELFTH ANNIVERSARY
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.