Elizabeth Mathew

Elizabeth Mathew

Journalist with The Hindu. Feature-writing about luxury, fashion, food, events and retail

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A beautiful chaos

Sameer Kulavoor’s quirky mural at The Grid, a creative workplace, brings together elements as diverse as matchboxes and flowers in perfect cohesion

The Hindu Metroplus / March 2017 / City

Tear up the template

From voluminous sleeves to tie-up belts and bows at the back, designers tell us how they are interpreting the sari blouse this season

The Hindu Weekend / June 2017 / Fashion/Style

Insider’s guide: Assam to Mizoram

After soaking up the beautiful scenery and Instagramming each exotic meal, every traveller will eventually turn around and ask that inevitable question, “Now, where can I shop?” To save you time, we’ve convinced some of the coolest people in the region to

The Hindu Weekend / October 2017 / Fashion/Style

Sari, interrupted

Payal Khandwala’s new Indessential collection revisits the six yards and then cuts it in half

The Hindu Weekend / September 2017 / Fashion/Style

One country, 83 ways to drape it

The Sari Series is Border&Fall’s attempt to document 83 of the country’s lesser-known regional drapes, with simple videos that appeal to all

The Hindu Weekend / October 2017 / Fashion/Style

The India watch story

From maharajas fascinated with pocket watches to homegrown watch brands attempting to take on the Swiss, we look at what’s keeping time in the country

The Hindu Weekend / November 2017 / Luxury

Frames go anti-fashion

Skinny, oversized, exaggerated or tangerine — playing outside the rules seems to be the flavour this season

The Hindu Weekend / February 2018 / Fashion/Style

A case for citron carry-ons

TUMI’s Vice President of Design, Victor Sanz, talks collaborations, the brand’s DNA, and what’s in his bag

The Hindu Weekend / February 2018 / Luxury

Michael Kors: America’s jet-set king

With 827 stores and counting — the newest launching in Chennai — Michael Kors has made his eponymous brand a global retail force. The American designer talks totes, smartwatches and red carpet style

The Hindu Weekend / January 2018 / Luxury

Panniyaram in Le Creuset’s escargot pans?

Le Creuset, the French brand globally famed for their baking casseroles, is finding a place in the Indian kitchen, in some traditional and some unusual ways

The Hindu Weekend / February 2018 / Luxury

Christoph Grainger-Herr’s game plan

A year in, IWC Schaffhausen’s new CEO talks design, brand strategy and why the Snapchat generation matters to the brand

The Hindu Weekend / March 2018 / Luxury

Why heirloom is haute

Whether it is doing your bit for the environment, walkingthe slow fashion talk or just making the most of a family treasure, we give you seven good reasons to shop for the long haul

The Hindu Weekend / March 2018 / Luxury

One last cuppa

Secunderabad is set to lose some old-world flavour with the demise of Garden, a restaurant much loved for its Irani chai and dum biryani

The Hindu Business Line / April 2015 / Bl Ink

Please mind the gap

With over 50,000 divorce cases in court, the Indian marriage is no coy, virginal bride. On Valentine’s Day, BLink lends a ear to divorce lawyers in Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Chennai

BL Ink / February 2015 / Bl Ink

Does love endure?

After the high wears off, what happens to that much-hallowed ‘love’ everyone celebrates on Valentine’s Day? Nothing like talking to a divorce lawyer for a reality check

The Hindu Melange / February 2015 / Melange

Cashing in on love

Does V-day really work when you are selling luxury round the year? Brands share their take

Business Line Catalyst / February 2015 / Luxury

Set sail on a floating city

Whether it is to the Mediterranean, North Pole or Antarctica, there’s no limit to luxury cruise options

The Hindu Business Line / February 2015 / Luxury

Of Equal Music

A parallel narrative of music and dance plays out at a fishing village in Chennai

BL Ink / February 2015 / Bl Ink

Leaving a lasting mark

Even in the digital age, this ‘fine writing instrument’ finds plenty of takers

The Hindu Business Line / January 2015 / Luxury

Elegance uncorked

A champagne toast to sparkling conversations from an 18th-century vintner

The Hindu Business Line / December 2014 / Bl Ink

Leaving a lasting mark

Even in the digital age, this ‘fine writing instrument’ finds plenty of takers

The Hindu Business Line / January 2015 / Luxury

Smart and stunning

When it comes to smartphones, luxury has more to do with bling than branding

The Hindu Business Line / December 2014 / Tech

Regal opulence and Raagas

Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayshri collaborate for a charity event

Business Line / October 2013 / Events

Its all about colour balance

Pantone – the world authority on colour – has listed out their predictions for colours that will dominate your spring and summer next year

Business Line / October 2013 / Fashion/Style

True Colours!

Natural coloured diamonds are the latest must-have additions to your jewellery box.

Business Line / October 2013 / Luxury

Seasoned for Spring/Summer

The recently concluded Wills India Fashion Week – Spring/Summer 2014 set the rules for what your wardrobe will look like next season

Business Line / October 2013 / Fashion/Style

Sweet saviour

A drizzle of honey should be a part of everyday diet, since this sweet, golden liquid packs quite a nutritious punch

Business Line / October 2013 / Food/Dining

New bridal basics

Live from IBFW Mumbai 2013

Business Line / December 2013 / Fashion/Style

Weather the season

Trend forecast for Winter

Business Line / October 2013 / Fashion/Style

The Italians have designs on your home!

Brush up on your Italian because it looks like the country of great wine and beautiful women now has something else that India loves – great decor!

Business Line / November 2013 / Luxury

Pin it on for some extra style

Dos and don’ts for the comeback accessory of the season – the brooch

Business Line / November 2013 / Fashion/Style

Mechanical muse

About the "tourbillon"- a whirlwind on your wrist

Business Line / November 2013 / Luxury

Nailing it: Manicure mayhem this season

Getting your nails done is no longer as simple as choosing a colour that coordinates with your outfit or sticking to classic French tips – your nails are a part of your style statement.

Business Line / December 2013 / Fashion/Style

Wedded to Valaya design

In conversation with India's famed couturier, JJ Valaya

Business Line / December 2013 / Fashion/Style

Let it shine!

‘Diamonds are forever’ goes the famous line, but what about their shine?

Business Line / January 2014 / Luxury

Haute tie and dye

Legendary French brand Hermès wants to be Indian in India, says Christophe Goineau, creative director of men’s silk

Business Line / January 2014 / Luxury

Luxury to last a lifetime

Some luxe items, like wine, get better with age – so invest wisely and you’ll find yourself looking fabulous !

Business Line / January 2014 / Luxury

When the suit maketh the man

Italian luxury menswear brand Kiton launches their flagship store in Milan

Business Line / January 2014 / Luxury

Bling up your smartphone

What sets a luxury smartphone apart from an average smartphone other than the price tag?

Business Line / February 2014 / Tech

Adding a spring to his step

Luxury shoe brands for men are wetting their feet in the Indian market

Business Line / February 2014 / Luxury

Here comes the bride!

Vogue Wedding Show makes a pit stop in Chennai

Business Line / June 2014 / Fashion/Style

When cinema and craft collide

Crafts Council organises film festival to bring the spotlight on dying art forms

Business Line / July 2014 / Events

What’s for dinner?

After food blogs and Instagram, the next best thing to happen to tech-loving foodies are the millions of food-related apps out there.

Business Line / July 2014 / Tech

Smartphone workouts

Apps to keep your mind alert and getyour body moving

Business Line / September 2014 / Tech

A holiday tailor-made for you

Whether it’s for adventure or romance, opt for a personalised holiday that is curated to your taste

Business Line / October 2014 / Luxury

Sealed with a kiss

In the wake of the tumult over Kochi’s “Kiss of Love” the writer says that there are bigger issues than locked lips

Melange, The Hindu / November 2014 / Melange

All are welcome

The annual feast of Mary held at the Annai Velankanni church in Chennai shows the many hues of faith

BL Ink / September 2014 / Bl Ink

Where images do the talking

Dayanita Singh, the ‘book-maker’ opens up on her love for photography

Business Line / July 2014 / Events

Fashionably yours

Milan is much like the gorgeous supermodels flocking it, but this Mecca of high fashion stylishly coexists with ancient history and a wealth of baroque architecture

BL Ink / July 2014 / Bl Ink

Wine in her veins

Inheritor of a 600-year-old wine-making legacy, Alessia Antinori is also restoringa farm on the outskirts of Rome

BL Ink / March 2014 / Bl Ink

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