This November/December edition covers the run-in to that much-awaited time of year with seasonal holidays and great family times together to look forward to.

In this issue, we talk exclusively and revealingly with Justine Picardo who also graces our front cover, Gina Victory, who has been busy mentoring Shyanne Azzopardi for her appearance at Miss World in London in December, and American veteran John Hopkins in advance of his talks at the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival.

Gibraltar is once again experiencing a demand- led property boom as typified by the Imperial Ocean Plaza off-plan sell out, with construction proceeding apace, and we highlight some of the principal property projects underway locally, together with BMI Group’s recent Property Report which underpins current trends.

We also present a partial focus on environmental matters, which are an increasing cause for concern on our fragile planet. Fortunately, many high profile celebrities are actively involved in campaigning in this field although, as we will see, they don’t always practise what they preach.

Elsewhere, don’t miss our visit to the sumptuous new Natuzzi showroom by Patricia Darch at Blue Sotogrande Marina and come river cruising with us up the Irrawaddy in magnificent Myanmar.