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.

Alexandra Kindermann Alexandra Kindermann

A passionate art and antiques expert, she is the senior director and co-head of communications at Christie’s EMERI and Israel, and has also worked with Ludwig Museum.

Alfred Prasad Alfred Prasad

The mentor chef at Omya, the authentic Indian restaurant with an international flair at The Oberoi, New Delhi, he was the youngest Indian chef to have received a Michelin star, at the age of 29, and held it for 13 years.

Andrew Sessa Andrew 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.

Antoni Wit Antoni Wit

Having led key orchestras across Europe, America and Asia through a career spanning nearly four decades, he has been a recipient of the Midem Classique, as many as seven Grammy nominations and a Grammy Award.

Carol Wright Carol Wright

She has been travel editor of House and Garden and food correspondent for The Daily Mail UK, has authored 30 books and has been chairman of the British Guild of Travel Writers twice.

Chris Museler Chris 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.

Dominic Dromgoole Dominic Dromgoole

Former director of The Globe theatre in London for over a decade, he is the mind behind Globe to Globe, a theatrical tour that took Shakespeare’s Hamlet to 197 countries around the world.

Filippo Ricci Filippo Ricci

The Creative Director of luxury design brand Stefano Ricci S.p.A., Ricci has been tirelessly working towards the evolution of the brand, enabling the transition from menswear to a lifestyle concept.

Hugo Weihe Hugo Weihe

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

Jennifer Bradley Franklin Jennifer Bradley Franklin

A journalist based in the US, she writes for publications such as USA Today, Delta SKY and People, with a focus on food, travel and design. She has also co-authored the book, Make It Zero.

Juliet Highet Juliet Highet

A writer and photographer, she is widely published on travel, the arts, perfumery and more. She is a specialist in contemporary and traditional Arab, South Asian, East Asian and African art and culture.

Kishwar Desai Kishwar 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.

Lauren Ho Lauren Ho

Currently the travel editor at Wallpaper* magazine, she is also a freelance journalist, writer and editor, specialising in luxury travel for publications including The Daily Telegraph and Tatler.

Lisa Hilton Lisa Hilton

A celebrated British historian and author, she is an award-winning biographer and writer of historical fiction. She also writes for various international publications such as Vogue, The Guardian and more.

Martha Stewart Martha 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.

Martin Puchner Martin Puchner

A literary critic and philosopher, he holds the Byron and Anita Wien Chair of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. His new book, The Written World, releases this year.

Mitja Borkert Mitja Borkert

The former director of exterior design at Porche, he is now at the helm of design at Lamborghini. He is responsible for the design of Lamborghini models and the coordination of the brand’s design teams across the world.

Peter Lindbergh Peter Lindbergh

Known for his memorable cinematic images, he is one of the most influential contemporary photographers in the world, with such credits as shooting the first American Vogue cover under Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour.

Piero Lissoni Piero Lissoni

An architect, designer and art director, his work is recognised worldwide and has earned him a series of international awards, including the Good Design Award and the Red Dot.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee Sabyasachi Mukherjee

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

Sebastian Smee Sebastian Smee

A Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic, he has written for noted international publications such as The Boston Globe, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Spectator and more.

Stephen Hough Stephen Hough

An internationally-renowned pianist, composer and writer, he is the first classical performer to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and to be made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). He recently performed at NCPA, Mumbai.

Valmik Thapar Valmik 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 Sanghvi Vir 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.

Wayne McGregor Wayne McGregor

A multi-award-winning British choreographer and director, he is the director of the Royal Ballet, the UK, and is internationally renowned for trailblazing innovations that have redefined dance in the modern era.

Disclaimer : Articles by Martha Stewart, 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.