The South African-born author of Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me is the undisputed doyenne of all things stylish in London, having been the founding editor of the Financial Times’ How to Spend It magazine. An inveterate traveler and committed wilderness-seeker, if she could be anywhere this winter, it would be “drifting through Indonesia’s Flores Sea in a beautiful old-fashioned phinisi, swimming with manta rays and watching schools of dolphins at play”.
Awarded Multimedia Photographer of The Year in 2015 by Pictures of the Year International, the American photojournalist has exhibited his work – featuring everything from Kurdistan festivals to Nigerian oilfields – all over the world. For this issue of Beyond, he captured the rolling hills and historic towns of Virginia. If he weren’t visiting his daughter in cold Michigan this winter, he’d jet off to India, Cuba or Nicaragua – “anywhere to keep warm”.
The award-winning author and journalist has seen much of the world in the course of his work, whether it involved taking road trips for The Daily Telegraph or embarking on jungle adventures for Travel + Leisure. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, he now lives in the U.S. state of Virginia, whose historic hinterland he explores in this issue of Beyond. His dream winter escape, he says, is to the South American hotspot of Uruguay, “where I’d sip rum cocktails in a beach bar”.
Richard E. Grant
Best known for his role in the cult comedy film Withnail and I, the Swaziland-born, London-based actor has played roles ranging from Izembaro in Game of Thrones to Jasper in Girls, as well as writing and directing the 2005 film, Wah-Wah, which was loosely based on his own childhood experiences. For Beyond, he writes about the seven journeys that informed his life – and the one place he keeps returning to: Mustique, for “its amazing weather and the sublime Macaroni beach”.
The founder and former editor-in-chief of WSJ, the Wall Street Journal’s magazine, has edited four major publications on both sides of the Atlantic. Her unerring eye for detail – particularly in matters of style – made her the obvious choice to write our tongue-in-cheek take on “The New Honeymoons” in this issue of Beyond. Where she’d most like to be over the next few months, she says, is away from it all, “in southern California, preferably on a paddleboard”.
Since launching his eponymous label in 2003, the Indian-born fashion designer has dressed everyone from Beyoncé and Taylor Swift to Michelle Obama and the Duchess of Cambridge, who wore one of his outfits for her high-profile visit to the Taj Mahal. He divides his time between New York, Mumbai – where he recommends his favorite restaurant in this issue of Beyond – and Miami. “I’m in love with Miami,” he says. “It’s so beautiful and there’s so much going on. That’s where I want to be this winter.”