|“My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.” -Agnetha Faltskog|
|The moment I touched this issue, all the memories of the past year rushed back like a river full of emotions. It feels like just yesterday that my team was excitedly flipping through the first issue, while I sat there with tears in my eyes. This journey was conceived in January last year and it took six months for the baby to be born. I remember devoting the first issue to Baba Garib Nawaz of Ajmer Sharif. With his blessings, the team’s sincere hard work and your love, we became India’s most prominent luxury magazine.
We have had our share of ups and downs, pleasure and pain, highs and lows. But then, life isn’t so much about the destination as about the path, not so much about milestones as about moments. For instance, the first ‘wow’ mail that we got was a high for the entire team. And then we got one more, followed by an inundated inbox. We are incomplete without all your love and support, dear readers. You have been with us throughout our journey and have seen us grow. We took in your suggestions with a great degree of seriousness; we tried to hear your heartbeat and put it on paper. Ah! Getting too emotional, aren’t I?
So, let me come back to the current issue: the Anniversary special, which celebrates power couples with features on couples who are both powerful and acclaimed in their own right. Our cover story on Sussanne and Hrithik Roshan taps the chemistry between the superstar and his interior-designer wife. Other illustrious Indian couples share their relationship secrets in our story ‘Empowered Relationships’. ‘Awesome Twosome’ is about couples who are now a global phenomenon. Read what 10 well-known faces say about the best part of their relationship in ‘My Relationship, My Strength’. When in mood for some romance, explore the couple package at destination spa Ananda in the Himalayas.
Then there are ample features for both couples and singles, like a detailed report on the luxury yacht Aurelia, Montegrappa’s finesse sealed in a pen and on Mercedes’ latest M Class. For the regular fashion dose, we have brought you some very cool designers from our neighbours in the Indian subcontinent. Delve into the legacy of exquisite Faberge and keep flipping for more in fashion and beauty.
Once again, I personally thank each and every one of you for making ATELIER a brand par excellence. Keep writing in; it means a lot to us.