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fine food - Jograj Dhaniram
Before joining Chingari at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha, head chef Jograj Dhaniram undertook intensive training for two years in different five-star hotels in Mumbai. This was followed by an opportunity to lead the kitchen team as the Head Chef of a fine dining restaurant. A few years later he joined the then Ramada Plaza – now Radisson Blu Hotel, Doha – which has been his ‘home’ for the past 19 years, as the Head Chef at Indian restaurant Chingari.
Five minutes with Timothy Potts
As the director of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Timothy Potts oversees the city’s most popular cultural attraction, guiding two million visitors per year on a thoughtful and inspiring journey through art history.
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What’s in my travel bag: Samuel Wongso
Samuel Wongso is the go-to tailor for Indonesia’s socialites, celebrities, and dignitaries. Together with his brother Stephen Wongso, and his cousin Jonathan Wongso, he represents the fourth generation of Wong Hang, distinguished tailors since 1933 and suit makers to Indonesia’s high-profile business magnates and officials, including President Joko Widodo himself.
fine food - Edward Holloway
“Cooking... buy only the best stuff, keep it fresh, cook it right, serve it up. Simple... but never easy.” – Edward Holloway, Buenos Aires, 2015
Five minutes with The Kayys
Hend, Ghada, and Maha al-Subaey are the three Qatari sisters behind award-winning brand The Kayys. What started out as a hobby – designing Ramadan outfits for the family – soon transformed into the birth of a fashion-forward concept. Today, the brand features two collections every year: the Ramadan Collection and the Haute Couture Collection, both available across the Gulf.
What’s in my travel bag: Lewis Hamilton
Even Lewis Hamilton’s beloved pet dogs Roscoe and Coco have been enjoying the high life and flying in style in his luxurious private jet this season. So while the dogs have paddock passes and Mercedes race suits in their bags, we asked the F1 World Champion what he packs in his own travel bag when he is jetting around the world from one Grand Prix to another.
fine food - Heiko Nieder
German-born Heiko Nieder’s career has taken him from the Restaurant Le Canard in Hamburg to L’Orquivit in Bonn.
Five minutes with Vida Rizq
A veteran communications professional and the principal founder of Aflamnah, Vida Rizq is widely credited with bringing crowdfunding to the Middle East, helping independent filmmakers, artists, scientists, students, and innovators across the Arab world realise their wildest entrepreneurial dreams.
What’s in my travel bag: Christian Louboutin
The superstar shoe designer reveals his essential travel items, and tells us why the women of Qatar inspire him. Just don’t ask him where he goes on holiday.
What’s in my travel bag: Julien Macdonald
British designer Julien Macdonald dresses the world’s most photographed women, and his exquisitely crafted red-carpet creations never fail to turn heads. His signature style favours dazzling embellishment, feminine silhouettes, and a generous dose of fun. Over the course of his career he’s worked for Chanel and Alexander McQueen, and in 2001 he became Creative Director of Givenchy.
TWG Tea: A new way to drink tea
When a Parisian tea blender decided to set up shop in Asia, he was warned about the challenges that lay ahead. Today, however, business is booming. Craig Butcher talks to TWG Tea founder Taha Bouqdib from his headquarters in Singapore.