The New Year holidays are a great time to relax and reflect on the year which is ending and to look ahead with anticipation to the new one that’s just beginning.

To help promote this natural process, our January edition presents plenty of food for thought.

In this issue, we learn about Whole World Water, an ingenious initiative that aims to markedly reduce the consumption of plastic bottled water while at the same time raise funds to help supply clean water for impoverished areas.

On the subject of health, don’t miss our features on stopping smoking, avoiding osteoporosis, and what to do if excessive noise has become a nuisance where you live or work.

We review the meteoric career trajectory of Emma Stone who, in a remarkably short period of time, has become one of the world’s leading actresses. Meanwhile back in Marbella, recently elected Mayor, José Bernal, answers questions on what we can expect from the new administration.

Morocco comes into focus, as we experience a memorable sojourn in magical Marrakesh, stopping over at Richard Branson’s idyllic Kasbah Tamadot, and catching up on the some of the highlights from the recent World Travel Awards, which took place at Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort in El Jadida.

Elsewhere, we talk with top local development Project Managers, step inside a palatial villa, get sporty in the new Jaguar F-Type R, and savour sumptuous cuisine, courtesy of Magna Café and Sushi des Artistes.

Finally, enjoy a glass or two of Cava with us as we wish everyone a very Happy New Year!