Mov­ing For­ward

Thailand Tatler - - TO OUR READERS - —Napha­lai Areesorn Editor-in-Chief

Gucci's Le Marche des Merveilles col­lec­tion presents watches with an­i­mal mo­tifs in ex­quis­ite embroidery or finely-cut leather. Match­ing straps come in calf­skin or ny­lon with the Gucci web stripe back­ground. hen septem­ber comes around, there is the feel­ing of the start of a new busi­ness and so­cial sea­son. This is be­cause schools around the world are off for their long breaks and busi­nesses are rel­a­tively quiet dur­ing this time so fam­i­lies can take va­ca­tions to­gether. In fact, in Europe don’t ex­pect to get much work done in Au­gust as most peo­ple have taken off. In Thai­land where schools do not fol­low the same cal­en­dar, Septem­ber seems to bring with it a new burst of en­ergy. It’s as though Mother Na­ture is say­ing, “You’ve had your rest. It’s now time to get back to work.” The months of June, July and Au­gust—the rainy sea­son here—nor­mally see fewer so­cial events. How­ever, with the ar­rival of Septem­ber life cer­tainly be­comes more an­i­mated, not least be­cause this is the month we tra­di­tion­ally cel­e­brate Thai­land Tatler’s an­niver­sary ball, an ea­gerly awaited event that makes for a good start to the new sea­son.

This year we cel­e­brate our 26th an­niver­sary. Thais call the 25th year ben­chaped and it is be­lieved that it tends to bring neg­a­tive ex­pe­ri­ences. Many are ad­vised to make a lot of merit to counter this. How­ever, once you get to your 26th year you are con­sid­ered to be out of the woods and the way ahead should be bright and rosy. Well, our 25th year was a real chal­lenge, dif­fi­cult as it was for many in the print pub­lish­ing in­dus­try. So, as we head into our 26th year, let’s hope the Thai be­lief holds true and things start to get bet­ter. Af­ter all, with ever-grow­ing fig­ures across our dig­i­tal plat­forms, we are con­fi­dent the Tatler brand will only con­tinue to strengthen in the mar­ket.

This growth hap­pens with the sup­port of read­ers and friends who have been be­hind us from day one, and even though some of th­ese peo­ple are no longer around, it is en­cour­ag­ing to see that the next gen­er­a­tion are be­com­ing Tatler stal­warts. We thank you for choos­ing us for your read­ing plea­sure in print and on­line and we look for­ward to re­main­ing your guide of choice to the finer things in life.

An­i­mal En­coun­ters

east-west liv­ing This month's home fea­ture is a stun­ning blend of Asian and West­ern aes­thet­ics. See p 178

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