BUT FIRST, SKINCARE!
This month, ace the beauty game with luxe facial lixirs, buttery foot creams, pearl-infused face masks, and more.
BORN TO PLAY
Water is a gadget’s biggest enemy. Whether it’s a diver’s watch that endures tremendous pressure in the depths of the ocean or a yachting watch that makes complex calculations, a timepiece crafted to deliver in water is a technical feat that should be celebrated.
Amid the natural splendour of New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island, ELLEN FALCONER discovers a community of entrepreneurs weaving sustainability into everything they do.
FROM OCEAN TO TABLE
On South Africa’s western coast, one chef looks to his surroundings—and local culinary lore—to inspire a singular new genre of regional cuisine.
ONE WITH THE SEA
On a liveaboard diving trip in the Maldives, celebrity Pilates expert and scuba diver NAMRATA PUROHIT learns life lessons from the creatures that inhabit the ocean.
MORE THAN JUST FOOD
Kochi’s boutique cafes go beyond the raditional meal to offer artisanal experiences that refl ect the port city’s varied expressions. HIKHA PUSHPAN takes stock of the offerings, from artist residencies to couverture masterclasses and upmarket design stores.
RIDING THE WAVE
On the fringes of Peru’s northern coast, the burgeoning surfer’s paradise of Máncora courts travellers with pristine beaches and a laid-back, bohemian vibe. MARTA TUCCI catches a break.
Nepal is seeing a paradigm shift as a rising number of travellers swerve away from its popular adventures and seek to discover the undiscovered. SHIKHA TRIPATHI takes stock of the sustainability interventions done by homegrown organisations in areas ranging from architecture to food, crafts, and apparel.
AN ODE TO PROVENCE
On a day trip from Cannes, KSHIPRA BHAT samples the Southeast French region of Provence, taking in castles, wines, confectionery, and truffles along the way.
California On The Wing
Look closely at the rugged, wintry landscapes of the Golden State’s Central Coast, and you might be lucky enough to spot them: red-tailed hawks, yellow-rumped warblers, blue-gray gnatcatchers. BETSY ANDREWS encounters these and many more on a bird-watching trip of a lifetime.
Islands In The Stream
Vacationers and vagabonds have long flocked to the Florida Keys in search of an escape from the cares of mainland life. Now the future of these islands may depend upon letting go of that castaway mindset—and confronting the influence of the outside world. On a road trip down the archipelago, CHARLES GRAEBER observes the fragile beauty of life in paradise.
Sobhita Dhulipala On Inward Journeys & Living Victoriously
Whether she’s embarking on solo trips or embracing the staycation trend, our cover star and talent powerhouse, Sobhita Dhulipala, revels in the joy of taking inward journeys and shows you how to live victoriously.
OVER HILL, OVER DALE
The wild, windswept landscapes and industrial-age towns of Yorkshire, in northeastern England, might seem like an unlikely setting for a cultural and culinary groundswell. But in fact, as JOSHUA LEVINE finds, this has always been a place that fosters proudly unexpected points of view.
THE KING AND I
Luxury realtor SUSH CLAYS takes us to a royal wedding in the Noor Mahal Palace, home to the nawab of Rampur. Nawab Kazim Ali Khan tells the tale of the dynasty, its magnificent Raza Library, and years of progressive thinking that expanded the region and its many enterprises.
RAISING THE BAR
Cognac, the corner of southwestern France best known for its brandy, has long held fast to tradition. But as young chefs, winegrowers, and distillers shake up the status quo, the region is learning to embrace innovation—without losing its old-fashioned spirit.
STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
From an Instagram star who leads photo tours of secret spots to a herbalist who shows visitors how to cook what they forage, enterprising Bermudians are giving travellers an insider’s perspective of the island’s dynamic culture.
IN THE CITY OF SAINTS
On a journey to Ethiopia, SARAH KHAN wanders the ancient alleyways of Harar and finds a new link to her faith—one that makes even the most far-flung place feel familiar.
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FROM THE ROYAL COOKBOOK
Rewa in Madhya Pradesh used to be a hunting ground for maharajas, but few were privy to its recipes involving game meat. As the royal cuisine adapts to the times, GEETIKA SACHDEV samples its flavourful offerings.
OLD STITCH, NEW THREAD
The cover girls of this issue are wearing a wonderful fusion of tradition and modernity, thanks to a vibrant collection from Raw Mango. AINDRILA MITRA speaks to the brand’s founder and textile designer, Sanjay Garg, about the collection, sustainable fashion, and measured innovation within traditional textile practices.
EXCLUSIVELY YOURS, SANTORINI
A couple travels to the famous Greek island in winter to find it completely bereft of tourists, an unlikely but ideal scenario for a honeymoon.
SPREADING HER WINGS
YOUTUBE, NETFLIX, AND THE BIG SCREEN—ACTOR MITHILA PALKAR HAS SHONE ON EVERY PLATFORM SHE HAS EXPLORED IN HER SHORT ACTING CAREER SO FAR. WHILE MOST ATTRIBUTE HER SUCCESS TO A GIRL NEXT-DOOR DEMEANOUR, WE SEE A VERSATILE ARTIST JUST STARTING TO UNLEASH HER FULL POTENTIAL.
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HOW THICK IS LUXURY?
Resorts take different routes to luxury and sustainability in the fragile ecosystem of the Maldives. DEVANSHI MODY took stock of the offerings on an isle-hopping tour before the pandemic struck.
Lakeside Love Affair
Since it launched three years ago, Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty has become the go-to destination for travellers visiting the port city. Fashion designers and creative couple FALGUNI PEACOCK & SHANE PEACOCK check in to the hotel on their fi rst trip to Kochi.
THE CZECH LIST
Has the pandemic got you strung up? The quaint spa towns of Western Bohemia in the Czech Republic promise cheer and rejuvenation.
As travel picks up within the country, brands are re-envisioning their propositions. ANANYA BAHL lands in Goa to see what’s new and what, much to her delight, remains unchanged.
A SLICE OF SUSEGAD
AINDRILA MITRA discovers a new side of Goa post the lockdown, one that involves private villa stays, nature walks with physical distancing, and socially conscious food choices.