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Maurizio Bettoja, Bettoja Hotels CEO, Rome
September 30, 2009

Treasured Classic

Text by Shirin Mehta

Modern amenities and a bygone piquant charm underline the experience at this family-owned hotel chain, discovers Verve in her chat with Bettoja Hotels CEO, Maurizio Bettoja, in Rome

Rome, Italy

High-Stepping in Rome

Text by Shirin Mehta

Verve discovers that once the call of the Colosseum and St Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museum have been satiated, Rome, Italy’s premier city, is indeed a Mecca for label lovers and other shoppers at the Spanish Steps

Bruges, Belgium, Europe
September 29, 2009

Fine lace and liquid chocolate

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh

Its charming canals lined with low-hanging trees, moss-covered stone houses with flame-coloured roofs and sleepy cobble-stoned pathways make for a great honeymoon destination, far from the madding crowd. Verve pays a visit to the world’s chocolate capital, a unesco world heritage city, and the once-cultural capital of Europe, Bruges, in Belgium

Prague, Eastern European Architecture

Czech it out!

Text by Devanshi Mody

Prague is more than old-world charm and Eastern European architecture. Devanshi Mody whets her appetite with the glamorous restaurants and chic bistros of the city


Vaporettos and Bellinis

Text by Vinod Advani

In arguably the most romantic city in the world, Verve explores the canals, terrace views and Michelin-starred restaurants of Venice with a sense of wonder

Parisian chef Jean-Yves Leurangeur, Le Fouquet’s restaurant in Paris
September 26, 2009

La table preferee

Text by Vinod Advani. Photographs by Francois Daburon

Parisian chef Jean-Yves Leurangeur, who has reinvented the legendary Le Fouquet’s restaurant in Paris, cooks up two preferred dishes of French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni especially for Verve. Vinod Advani samples the delicacies

Karen Anand, France
September 24, 2009

Food critic Karen Anand takes a gastronomic journey through France in five days, discovering a spread of vintage chocolates, great wines and creamy cheeses

Anshu Arora Sen and Jason Cheriyan, Fashion Designers

Wed Time Stories

Text by Sona Bahadur

From sweet nothings to happily ever after, from soulful ‘I do’s’ to sleepless nappy nights, four much-in-love couples share their tales of togetherness with Verve. Woo, wed, grow, play...

Dia Mirza, Bollywood Actress
September 22, 2009

Dream A Little Dream…

Text by Nisha Jhangiani. Photographs By Colston Julian. Styling By Nisha Jhangiani. Make-up by Ojas Rajani. Hair by Shobha Kewal. Location courtesy: The Oberoi, Bali. Special thanks to Louis Vuitton.

She played a gutsy and gorgeous bride in Lage Raho Munnabhai, but Dia Mirza is a few years away from essaying this role in reality. In between promoting and shooting for her current roster of films that include surreal screenplays like Kaun Bola and laugh-a-minute capers like Fruit N Nut, she escapes to The Oberoi Bali with the Verve crew and Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2009 line, where she shares her romantic fantasies, wedding wish lists and idyllic honeymoon spots with Verve

Imtiaz Ali, Bollywood Director
September 20, 2009

The chemistry in the script

Text by Sitanshi Talati-Parikh. Photograph by Ankur Chaturvedi

He’s smart, casual, with unruly locks that women want to tame and is completely unmoved by his own success. Kareena Kapoor believes he redefined her career with the role of Geet in Jab We Met. Award-winning writer-director Imtiaz Ali speaks to Verve about his disinterest in love stories and not being a good writer, hot on the heels of his latest film Love Aaj Kal