H Edition Issue 8

‘Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.’

How this year has flown by! If I was to describe the last 12 months it would as a joyous year of watching my beautiful son growing up, launching a new magazine (which, in itself, is like having a new born baby to tend to at all hours God sends), and embracing each new day with vigour. January’s issue reaches across many diverse topics.

Our regular contributors, Professor Carlo Pelanda and Dr Domenico Lombardi write for us on pages 9 and 10. Our luxury pages showcase Bentley – and the newly launched Mulsanne Speed – a definite one to read for those of you who love comfort and speed. This article is truly stunning. AV Jets also share a fabulous guide on buying a private jet. I am hoping to win the lottery and then you may see me flying by in my new Gulfstream 550 with a glass of champagne in hand.

On a much more serious note, our cover story is dedicated to Tusk, one of my favourite charities. The team at Tusk work tirelessly protecting wildlife. As you can see from our front cover, HRH the Duke of Cambridge is a patron and is dedicated to this dynamic organisation which has 25 years of experience initiating and funding conservation, community development and environmental education programmes across Africa. 2015 is its Silver Anniversary year, a remarkable achievement and long may it continue. Since its formation in 1990, Tusk has raised over £25 ($40) million for a wide range of projects across the continent. The charity has earned a reputation for being financially efficient, with an average of 80% of the net funds raised reaching the field. I interview Charlie Mayhew on pages 24-25, what an inspirational man he is. If you would like to donate to Tusk please go to www.tusk.org.

New Years are always filled with resolutions and my key one for 2015 would be to expand H Edition to be the go to magazine for creative content, interesting and inspiring interviews and showcasing brands for all the right reasons. We are going from strength to strength and this year we will be partnering with some spectacular events across Europe: starting with the Top Marques Monaco in April; working with Elite London in May and with the Hublot Polo in Ascona in July. If you would like to advertise or contribute to any issues please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team.

Editor Dina Aletras