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Deepali Nandwani

Is A Journalist Who Keeps A Close Watch On The World Of Luxury.

The Thought Leader Series | Fashion accessories: Home-grown, handmade, athleisure and live commerce define the brave new world of luxury

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The Thought Leader Series | Fashion accessories: Home-grown, handmade, athleisure and live commerce define the brave new world of luxury

Top-end space now dominated by products that tell a great story and offer a strong emotional connection, which consumers discover through social media platforms such as Instagram reels.

Goa’s newest luxury address is a sprawling hotel complex from the IHCL group

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Goa’s newest luxury address is a sprawling hotel complex from the IHCL group

The complex, which spans the Taj Hotel & Convention Centre and the classic Cidade de Goa, is perched on a cliff, with views of the Arabian Sea, Zuari River and Vainguinim Beach.

4 apps that make your locked-down life a little more pleasurable

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4 apps that make your locked-down life a little more pleasurable

Now that we have an app for everything essential—from groceries to utility payments—here is our top pick of apps for things considered ‘non-essential'.

Dummies guide to building a trendy luxury shoe wardrobe for men

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Dummies guide to building a trendy luxury shoe wardrobe for men

Confused between the Derby and Oxfords? Not sure what a wingtip or Jodhpur boots are? A lowdown on every kind of style that a well-dressed man’s shoe wardrobe must include and how to care for them

The Thought Leader Series |  Gourmet Tea and Coffee: Consumers now ask questions about terroir of produce, carbon footprint and drinking experience

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The Thought Leader Series | Gourmet Tea and Coffee: Consumers now ask questions about terroir of produce, carbon footprint and drinking experience

As online sales see an uptick, tech innovations change the café culture and the home brewing market gains prominence, ‘woke consumers’ are demanding information about the origins of the brands and the immunity-boosting quotient of the produce.

Celebrity chefs are having a moment again. Here is our restaurant and dining hot list

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Celebrity chefs are having a moment again. Here is our restaurant and dining hot list

Just as we thought that the restaurant segment would stay depressed for some time, iconic celebrity chefs are opening up new eateries, restaurants are showcasing immersive 3D dining experiences, and vegan ‘meat’ such as banana blossom has made its way to a restaurant’s menus.

The Thought Leader – Luxury Spirits | The rise and rise of Indian craft spirits brands, the rising popularity of gin, home deliveries and innovation will mark India’s fledgling alco-bev industry

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The Thought Leader – Luxury Spirits | The rise and rise of Indian craft spirits brands, the rising popularity of gin, home deliveries and innovation will mark India’s fledgling alco-bev industry

Even as we adapt ourselves to the launch of an experimental new craft spirit brand every other month and the concept of wine or spirit in a can, India’s thirst for premium spirit brands keeps intensifying.

Are you ready for a watch buying experience that brings alive a luxury watch in 3D?

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Are you ready for a watch buying experience that brings alive a luxury watch in 3D?

Luxury brands may have been motivated by loss of business due to lockdowns to integrate technology into their businesses, but the uptake has been quick and exciting.

Pocket square for dummies: How to sport one, where does it originate and other questions answered

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Pocket square for dummies: How to sport one, where does it originate and other questions answered

Why was the pocket square once called a ‘handkerchief’, when did it become a ‘cool’ accessory and how to complement a suit or a blazer with a pocket square in the right fabric and pattern.

The Thought Leader Series | Restaurants: In-house tech delivery platforms, smaller restaurants and regional cuisines will mark the future

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The Thought Leader Series | Restaurants: In-house tech delivery platforms, smaller restaurants and regional cuisines will mark the future

Dining in the pre-COVID and post-COVID era are two different experiences. Sustainability and locally sourced ingredients are no longer mere conversations, chefs and restaurateurs have implemented cost-saving measures and VFM experiences draw in the diners. 

The Thought Leader Series | Art: How the rise of nuanced collectors, digital access and social media democratise the art world

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The Thought Leader Series | Art: How the rise of nuanced collectors, digital access and social media democratise the art world

Once seen as ‘unapproachable’ and ‘esoteric’, the easy access of art experiences, auctions and sales on digital platforms is leading to new ways of making, exhibiting and enjoying art, and the emergence of museums as fun spaces powered by technology will help art reach bigger audiences.

An Indian design brand hits cinematic high with an exclusive Top Gun franchise collaboration

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An Indian design brand hits cinematic high with an exclusive Top Gun franchise collaboration

The aviation-inspired boutique luxury decor brand has been mandated by the Paramount Pictures-owned multi-billion dollar franchise to create exclusive wall art propellers.

The Thought Leader Series | Fashion: Timeless clothing, sustainable processes, rediscovery of Indian craftsmanship and athleisure to be buzzwords for 2021

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The Thought Leader Series | Fashion: Timeless clothing, sustainable processes, rediscovery of Indian craftsmanship and athleisure to be buzzwords for 2021

From the marquee names in the fashion industry to younger, niche, often online brands,  everyone is in agreement that fashion shows are likely to become redundant, people will experience fashion online and buy them in stores, and meaningless consumption will have no place.

Vintage Cars for Dummies: How do you choose a great car, where can you buy one and other queries answered

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Vintage Cars for Dummies: How do you choose a great car, where can you buy one and other queries answered

Vintage cars are lucrative as investment. From Beetles to heritage Rolls Royce, a well-preserved heritage car is an object of beauty. Here is a guide for dummies with a love for the automotive heritage.

The Thought Leader Series | Hotels and Travel: Focus on technology, rise of intimate hotels & private villas, and extra-large accommodations will mark next decade

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The Thought Leader Series | Hotels and Travel: Focus on technology, rise of intimate hotels & private villas, and extra-large accommodations will mark next decade

Hoteliers on sanitization and technology redefining the fulcrum of luxury hotels, future hotels that will incorporate anti-bacterial materials in their design, and travellers looking for fewer experiential, long-stay holidays rather than short jaunts.

The Thought Leader Series | Real Estate: Luxury will be defined by sustainability, reverse migration to smaller cities, and smart homes

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The Thought Leader Series | Real Estate: Luxury will be defined by sustainability, reverse migration to smaller cities, and smart homes

In the first of the series that will define luxury in a post-pandemic world, real estate majors on how COVID is fuelling the demand for eco-friendly construction, the rise of second homes as the primary home, and wellness residential properties with tech-enabled homes. 

Buying bespoke suits for dummies: What is the process, how long does it take and other questions answered

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Buying bespoke suits for dummies: What is the process, how long does it take and other questions answered

Nothing defines luxury acquisitions better than a suit made just right for your body type. Our guide to what you need to look out for while getting yourself a bespoke suit will have you covered on all fronts. 

The 2021 holiday dream-list: Unusual luxury journeys into India’s hinterland

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The 2021 holiday dream-list: Unusual luxury journeys into India’s hinterland

International travel is unlikely to open anytime soon and Goa is packed to the gills with tourists, a situation likely to spill over into 2021. Eschew the crowds and the banal with our guide to rediscover India through these destinations and experiences. You may never want to leave.

The ultimate guide to mulled wine and winter elixirs for your stay-at-home party

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The ultimate guide to mulled wine and winter elixirs for your stay-at-home party

As Grover Zampa rolls out its unique spices-infused mulled wine-in-a-can and breweries offer DIY kits with pre-cocktail mixes, we put together a guide to making winter’s favourite elixirs at home from bartenders and brand ambassadors of spirit brands.

17 delicious recipes to binge your way through Christmas day by some of India’s finest chefs

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17 delicious recipes to binge your way through Christmas day by some of India’s finest chefs

Traditional Stollen to the well-seasoned East Indian Spiced Roast Chicken and the experimental Pink salmon schnitzel on Bagna cauda, there is a lot cooking in India’s best professional kitchens..

How you can own a $150,000 Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers timepiece

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How you can own a $150,000 Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers timepiece

Till December 16, bid on Christie’s website for a bespoke Vacheron masterpiece, created in collaboration with the Parisian museum, besides a private tour of Louvre in Paris and a meeting with the artisans who will create the dial in Geneva.

End grim 2020 on a high note: A guide to super-indulgent year-end shopping

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End grim 2020 on a high note: A guide to super-indulgent year-end shopping

Eschew your regular luxury options. A guide to extravagant and rare buys to end the grim 2020 on a high note as good news about vaccines filter in.

Whisky 101 for dummies: Single malt v/s single grain, peated v/s unpeated, and many more questions answered

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Whisky 101 for dummies: Single malt v/s single grain, peated v/s unpeated, and many more questions answered

For a spirit that was brewed illicitly and smuggled for over 150 years in Scotland, single malt in particular, and whisky in general, has journeyed centuries and several geographies. And yet, there is enough that is still swathed in fog, especially for a rank beginner.

Jaipur Watch Company’s limited-edition Jump Hour Watch pays homage to Swiss designer Gerald Genta

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Jaipur Watch Company’s limited-edition Jump Hour Watch pays homage to Swiss designer Gerald Genta

Considered uber-cool during the 1920s—a decade that saw the rise of Art Deco architecture and design as well as flapper fashion—the jump hour movement, revived by Genta in 1996, is at the fulcrum of the Indian horology brand’s minimal new collection.

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