Contributors

The words adorning the pages that follow have been penned down by some of the best minds in the world, hailing from different countries and cultures but bound by one common thread – a love for luxury. Armed with vast knowledge about luxury travel, leisure, bespoke design, literature, antiques and more, they bring years of experience and insight to each article and delve into the very heart of the subject so that they can give you, the reader, an experience of it too.
Andrew SessaAndrew Sessa

The contributing travel editor of Conde Nast Traveler, he also writes on varied subjects for the pages of Architectural Digest, Food & Wine, The Houston Chronicle, New York Post, Saveur and many more publications.

Carlo RizziCarlo Rizzi

Among the finest conductors in the world, his work is acclaimed for its energy and captivating emotional power. He is in demand globally from New York’s Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House to La Scala, Milan.

Chris MuselerChris Museler

Tapping into a lifetime of racing, crewing, boat work, his passion for the sea and for sailing every day of his life, he writes on the subject with authority and experience on his side in The New York Times and beyond.

Chris ZookChris Zook

A partner at Bain & Company, he specialises
in helping companies find new sources of profitable growth and has worked in a range of industries including information, healthcare, technology
and venture capital.

Elisabeth ZerofskyElisabeth Zerofsky

An explorer of world heritage, her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, n+1, The New Republic and other publications. she has also been on the editorial staff of The New Yorker.

Elizabeth PatonElizabeth Paton

A freelance writer, she writes on the fashion and luxury industries for The New York Times and is based in Europe. She has also been FT’s Fashion and Luxury Correspondent based in New York.

Emily St John MandelEmily St John Mandel

She is the author of four critically-acclaimed novels, most recently Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. She writes for The New York Times.

Hamid SardarHamid Sardar

He is a documentary filmmaker and photographer, and his editorials have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Geo, Le Figaro Magazine and Paris Match.

Hugo WeiheHugo Weihe

One of the foremost experts in Asian art and antiquities, Hugo brings over three decades of knowledge to Saffronart as its CEO and currently oversees its presence in India and London.

Kerry OlsenKerry Olsen

A prolific and internationally-renowned writer and journalist, Kerry Olsen is an author on Architectural Digest and writes for international publications such as Vogue and The Wall Street Journal.

Kishwar DesaiKishwar Desai

An author and columnist, she is the writer of Witness The Night, which won the 2010 Costa Best First Novel Award and has been translated into over 25 languages.

Lara BruntLara Brunt

Lara Brunt is a travel and lifestyle journalist, originally from Australia and now based in Dubai. She has contributed to many publications, including The Telegraph and Condé Nast Traveller.

Lucinda HawksleyLucinda Hawksley

A renowned British biographer, author and lecturer, Hawksley is the great-great-great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens. An award-winning travel writer, she has also authored more
than 20 books.

Martha StewartMartha Stewart

An American businesswoman, writer, lifestyle guru and television personality, she is best known for her bestselling publications such as Martha Stewart's Quick Cook Menus and her television show.

Nicholas ShakespeareNicholas Shakespeare

A British novelist and biographer, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has been described by The Wall Street Journal as “one of the best English novelists of our time”.

Ritu BeriRitu Beri

Her name is synonymous with the explosive globalisation of India’s fashion industry. A pioneer in her field, she was also the first designer to storm the catwalks of Paris with her label.

Sabyasachi MukherjeeSabyasachi Mukherjee

Graduating from NIFT with three major awards, Sabyasachi is counted among the topmost fashion designers in india, with a uniquely indian design sensibility.

Stephen HeymanStephen Heyman

He writes about travel and design for publications such as Dwell, Saveur, Slate, Surface, Travel + Leisure, Vogue.com, Town & Country and W. He was formerly a features editor at T: the New York Times Style Magazine.

Thomas DarielThomas Dariel

A French designer, he is the founder of design brand Maison Dada. Crafting furniture, lighting and accessories, he has received several awards including Best International Interior Designer at the Andrew Martin Awards.

Valmik ThaparValmik Thapar

Tiger defender and conservationist, he has authored and edited more than 25 books and directed or presented several films for noted television networks like BBC on tiger and indian flora and fauna.

Vir SanghviVir Sanghvi

The best known Indian journalist of his generation, he has won many awards during his career for both TV and print including the Cointreau Award for Best Food Literature Book in the world for Rude Food.

Disclaimer : Articles in this issue by Martha Stewart, Elisabeth Zerofsky, Elizabeth Paton, Bonnie Tsui, Emily St John Mandel, Roberta Smith, Stephen Heyman , Kerry Olsen and Chris Museler have been sourced through The New York Times Syndicate.