We put Jon Jon Rufino and his beautiful twins, Lilith and Lucian, on the cover of our December issue because to us, family is the core of the season. It’s true that the holidays can be tiring, and in this country, gift giving can sometimes feel more like a chore, but the gatherings we attend during this month are the ones we cherish most.
I’ve been working on this magazine since its conception, and producing RED has been one of the most fulfilling things I’ve done. The goal from the start was to present an intelligent magazine for people with discerning taste and to show them ideas on how they may want to spend their time and money, whether on art, fashion, or travel.
But I think it’s time to move on, focus on my blog www.riarecommends.com, and pursue other interests. So with a heavy but grateful heart, I would like to wish all the readers of Inquirer RED adieu and a wonderful 2018.
The truth is, what I will miss the most about producing this magazine are the people I have been working with and the ones I’ve met through this job. One in particular is our art director Nimu Muallam. From being simply a colleague, she has become a friend and someone I choose to be part of my family. With Christmas as a celebration of family, both the ones we were given and the ones we’ve chosen, may we always remember how fortunate we are to have them in our lives.