Nina Nev­er­land

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Nina was born in Graz, Aus­tria and in 2005 ven­tured west to Mu­nich to study pho­tog­ra­phy and hone her craft. After a dis­sat­is­fy­ing stint as a prod­uct pho­tog­ra­pher, she turned her lens to­wards fash­ion and beauty, and has been mak­ing a name for her­self ever since. Pre­dom­i­nantly a free­lancer now, the 24 year-old upand-comer takes plea­sure in trav­el­ling around the world and con­nect­ing with like-minded, cre­ative types. In this is­sue, she cap­tures the carefree essence of a true down-to-earth friend­ship. Based in Mi­ami, Michael spends the ma­jor­ity of his time around yachts, su­pery­achts and megay­achts and works as a correspondent for Yacht­ing mag­a­zine as well as reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to Su­pery­acht Busi­ness, Robb Re­port, Worth and of course Be­spoke. For our Hard Truth is­sue, Michael un­cov­ers the harsh re­al­i­ties of the su­pery­acht in­dus­try by go­ing be­hind the scenes at two Ital­ian ship­yards: Tankoa, the new kid on the block, and Bagli­etto, the res­ur­rected old-timer. Clearly, there’s more to yachts than glitz and glam­our. She may be a sea­soned writer and cross-plat­form con­tent con­sul­tant but Sudeshna prefers to go by the ti­tle of ex­pe­ri­ence col­lec­tor due a deep-rooted love of ex­plor­ing new cul­tures and cuisines. For her first Be­spoke as­sign­ment, she left her hus­band and two daschunds at home in Dubai and jet­ted off to the Arc­tic, in or­der to chase the North­ern Lights and give us the low­down on how to get there, where to stay, how to keep warm and who to take with you to this ex­tra­or­di­nary land of frosty ice ho­tels and mag­nif­i­cent Au­rora Bo­re­alis. War­ren has been liv­ing in Beirut for eigh­teen years now and dur­ing this time he has writ­ten a book about all the weird and won­der­ful things peo­ple didn’t know about his adop­tive home­town as well as a se­lec­tion of Wall­pa­per* guides to some of the world’s most in­tox­i­cat­ing cities. As our trusted Ed­i­tor-at­Large, War­ren headed to the Mon­drian Doha this month to dis­cover what a ver­i­ta­ble won­der­land Mar­cel Wan­ders cre­ated. Ap­par­ently the sen­sory over­load is such that he had to fight back the urge to skip along the cor­ri­dors, gig­gling with glee.

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