The Festive Issue

October 2022

As the pulsating vibrancy of festivities gains joyful rhythm, the list of celebrations lighting up the homes and lives of one and all is long and irresistible! In our Festive issue this month, join us on a merry journey around India and the world as we present a power-packed edition featuring soirées, delectable foods, luxe getaways, and so much more.

The coming season marks the very welcome arrival of holiday breaks and quality time spent with family. Our cover story on the best way to spend two days in Abu Dhabi offers a fun-filled selection of its many enthralling cultural attractions and magnificent theme parks. Or journey across the globe with us to luxurious, family-friendly properties packed with experiences for a memorable vacation. Next, we head to Italy’s iconic capital city in search of romance and a glorious, sweet treat—the decadent, luscious gelato. A true celebration for foodies!

Back home, explore the carnival-like celebrations during Kolkata’s one-of-a-kind Durga Puja fiesta. We also chat with the super-stylish Shibani Dandekar-Akhtar about her travels across the world, favourite festivals, and life after marriage. Don’t miss our tempting story on the world’s best-loved sweets and savouries—we’ve also included some recreated classic recipes to inspire your party tables! Finally, we present our Luxe Picks curation that includes hosting essentials for the season, glamorous and long-lasting make-up, and scintillating party wear to ensure you sparkle like a star at all your special occasions.

Here’s wishing you a joyous festive season!


Cover Story

Discover the ancient and modern wonders of Abu Dhabi with our packed two-day itinerary.

Luxe Picks

Our special festive curation covers party essentials, glamorous cosmetics, and season-ready fashion picks.


Delve into the majestic, iconic, and carnival-like Durga Puja celebrations of Kolkata.

The Celeb Diary

Multi-talented Shibani Dandekar-Akhtar tells us her favourite festivals, travel memories, and life after marriage.