Nowruz 2023: Where to eat the best Parsi bhonu in Udvada, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani hills
Go beyond Patra Ni Macchi this Parsi New Year, on March 21, to discover Parsi delicacies that blend a hint of Persian tradition and the aromas of Indian ingredients and spices.
Luxury wedding - Part 3: How a signature perfume can make, or break, the experience
From Sonam Kapoor to Meghan Markle, celebrities have been infusing their wedding venues with a signature fragrance. Here's how wedding planners are working with beauty and fragrance brands to create that signature scent profile.
MC Recommends: Phoolon ki Holi, a trip to Padua in Italy and Diamonds for Breakfast
Immersive experiences are the best way to see the world. From Holi in Lord Krishna’s land to a summer getaway in the hills, and the frescoed buildings of Padua in Italy, this week we bring you the best of travel experiences from across the world. Worth possessing are Gauri Devidayal’s book on the making of The Table and Birdy. by Erik Lorincz bar accessories with fine Japanese craftsmanship.
How Gujiya, the favourite Holi sweet, colonised most of India
The origins and types of Gujiya, differences between the Turkish baklava and Indian gujiya, and where to buy the best gujiya in Delhi, Thanjavur, Vrindavan, Mathura, Jaipur, and Mumbai.
Explainer: How to plan your OTT destination wedding right
A primer on where to go and how to host an unforgettable destination wedding.
How the Big Fat Indian Wedding got fatter
What goes into a wedding that costs upwards of Rs 20 crore? A breakdown of the biggest expenses.
MC Recommends: Keto desserts, 2024 BMW M3 CS and Calcutta on a Plate
Chef Manu Chandra’s new restaurant, BMW’s limited edition 2024 M3 CS, Trèsind Dubai’s 50 Best Discovery listing, Nilosree Biswa’s seminal book on Calcutta food, David Housego’s private collection of Central Asian textiles, Keto desserts, India’s first tequila bar, and Trunks Company’s bespoke bars-to-watch trunks.
Stranger & Sons backed Johri & Sons and 22 more restaurants and bars to try in 2023
Some of the best restaurants and bars of Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Goa and Jaipur in 2022.
From chicken cutlets to Zutho rice beer and milk cream in Mumbai, India's Christmas specials
Nostalgia, cultural traditions, and regional ingredients inform Christmas feasts across India.
MC Recommends: Christmas markets across India, Gulabi chai in Kashmir and a tribute to Astad Deboo in Mumbai
In the spotlight this week: The legacies of Chemould Art Gallery and Astad Deboo, Kashmir’s Noon Tea and its hottest new teahouse, Mont Blanc’s new collection inspired by Japanese Manga, and an introduction to the art of watchmaking and modern perfumeries.
Sula CEO ahead of IPO: Women are the demand drivers of wine in the country
Rajeev Samant, founder and CEO of Sula Vineyards, on the IPO from December 12-14, the nature of his business and pioneering India’s wine industry.
MC Recommends: Seasonal ingredients, foraged forest produce, bespoke perfume for men, and a bracelet to raise funds for a girls' school
Local and seasonal ingredients, botanicals, and forest-harvested produce have transformed the way we eat, the perfumes we wear, and the alcohol we drink. In the week’s edition, Chef Manu Chandra’s take on Cantonese food made using fresh Indian ingredients, Paul John’s first gin Malhar with botanicals sourced from Goa, Forest Post’s wild forest produce, and 3003 BC’s perfumes infused with exotic botanicals. There is also a touch of luxury in Louis Vuitton’s watches and Anita Dongre bracelet to fund a Jaisalmer girls’ school, not to mention some biking adventure.
MC Recommends: A cruise to Lakshadweep, heritage liqueurs, katsu curry and the FENDI Baguette
Luxury and heritage are inextricably entwined in ways that are not always obvious. MC Recommends mines stories of heritage and legacy with Rajasthan’s heritage liqueur, the revival of dying hand-blown glass art, reinventing Jodhpur breeches, how Indian curry influenced a Japanese classic, a tale of partition, the new spin to FENDI Baguette Bag, which is now 25, and how cruising to the world’s smallest archipelago is the winter experience you need.
Secret Santa: What to gift your colleagues? A last-minute shopping guide for presents under Rs 3,500
If you are still stuck on what to gift your colleague, look no further, here's our list of pocket-friendly and thoughtful gifting options
MC Recommends: Montblanc luxury watch for women, Ponniyin Selvan tours, and 'Emily in Paris'
Luxury is equal parts comfort and elegance. This week in MC Recommends: A luxury watch from Montblanc dedicated to women; three tours that help explore the mighty Chola empire; an architectural tour of LVMH’s newly restored La Samaritaine; Emily in Paris S3; a hangover cure that involves a brunch; and an artist’s examination on how we look at beauty.
Diwali gifting that fits all budgets, from Rs 200 to Rs 10 lakh
Diwali is round the corner. And after two years of mellowed festivities, celebrations are back in full swing. If you still haven't decided on what gifts to buy, browse through this list for ideas.
MC Recommends: Jodhpur RIFF, Persian Ranginak and WOLF’s ode to Lal Ded
Jodhpur RIFF returns after two years; Yuvaraj Singh opens up his Goa home, Casa Singh, to Airbnb guests; the Persian delicacy that has made its way to India; WOLF’s ode to Kashmiri mystic Lal Ded; luxury horseback safaris across the Saputara range with Jehan Numa, and the Great Indian Gin makes its debut.
Araku Valley: Slow travel through the coffee paradise
Pause and explore the tribal lands in the heart of a rainforest, where there are world-class coffee estates, including ones that speak of terroir like winemakers do.
MC Recommends: Dior's Tutti Frutti tableware and Orhan Pamuk's 'Nights of Plague'
Luxurious things and experiences aren't always the most expensive. But they are, without an exception, exceptional. Each week, MC Recommends brings to you a selection of products and experiences that are a head-and-shoulders above the rest, and that satisfy this definition of luxury. This week in MC Recommends: Dior’s playful tableware collection with fruit motifs; The Den at Soneva Jani; Orhan Pamuk’s new novel; Atmosphere x Pollack New York’s innovative collab; Goa’s Paper Boat Collective; and rare photographs of Mexican art couple, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.
MC Recommends: Aman NewYork is New York’s most expensive hotel and Chef Amninder Sandhu’s new Pune restaurant
What's hot: New York’s newest most expensive hotel Aman NewYork, Chef Amninder Sandhu’s new Pune restaurant Nora, a meadery tour and tasting in Pune; Janice Pariat’s 'Everything the Light Touches'; Regional Coffee in Melbourne; W Goa’s new gin bar, and Clinique’s fresh launch.
MC Recommends | Traditional Onam meal at Chef Regi Mathew’s Kappa Chakka Kandhari and how to celebrate your birthday on Antarctica
What's hot this week: Traditional Onam meal at Chef Regi Mathew’s fine dine, celebrating your birthday in Antarctica, Frederique Constant’s Italian boats inspired watches; weekends at Khotachiwadi, and Ashdeen Lilaowala’s Parsi Gara.
MC Recommends: Porsche’s racing car-inspired 2023 launch and glamping in Dubai
Also, Louis XIII’s crystal decanters with rare cognac launched in India, Mercedes’ collaboration for chic audio accessories, Coffeeza’s aluminium coffee capsules, and Royal Delft’s tattoo-ed dinnerware.
India@75 | Ikat bomber jacket, anyone?
A quiet revolution in the fashion industry has given us brands and designer labels steeped in our artisanal heritage.
75 luxury brands that changed the way we live and indulge
Indian luxury brands that have become household names, and what they have to offer.
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