Editor ’s Note
The year-end is always filled with cheer and , but t hat usually means juggling too much( Events! Deadlines! Family things !). Rather than revving all the way up, we figured that for the inundated world we live in, we’d shift the gears to neutral. If you need space, take it. Choose from the 30 award-winning spa sand treatments that we personally recommend ( yep, # TeamCLEO stamps of approval !) that’ ll suit any need, any budget, and any part of your body( page 46). While you’ re at it, sort that social calendar within-out poolside dressing that take you from desk to dinner( page 58). Feed your soul with relaxing reads by a young Malaysian author( page 92), then lose yourself in the tunes of Wolf Alice’ s new album. We have an exclusive interview with the band in the lead-up to Urban sc apes 2018( page 91), of which CLEO is a media partner. Our digital space will bring you t he hottest updates, so keep hitting refresh!
November usually heralds CLEO’s travel issue, so we help feed that wanderlust. Transcend borders with t he stories of BFFs who traverse the world together ( page 72), t ravel photographers with works t hat soothe any # mood (page 74), the alt routes in Germany( page 94), and how a modern- day nomad and citizen of t he world defines “home” ( page 104).
Monika Sta Maria, t he model- mentor on Asia’s Next Top Model has also found herself in the Big Apple, and we get the exclusive on what made her take that leap of faith( page 78). Cover girl El le Fanning also went from growing upon-screen and into her roles( page 68), which is metaphorical for us all. In a world where“home” is just a concept, grow into who you are and you’ll be right at home.
“Make yourself happy, and ‘home’ is there.” — Evelynn Yee on finding her place in the world, page 72
Takeyourbikini totheboardroom, page58
Wolf Alice speak up, page 91
Elle all grown up