In the spirit of the season, our cover girl and new mum Coco Cai, together with a host of society friends, share their gratitude and reflections on emerging from the pandemic unscathed, and tell us about their hopes for the future. Inspiring us greatly (and we hope you, too) is our interview with Prestige Patron Award 2020 winner, Mildred Tan, who has made outstanding philanthropic and social contributions to our nation. We are also heartened that it is not just the individuals among us who are thankful and strengthening their commitment to giving back. Two of the finest luxury brands in the world, Hermès and Rolex, show us exactly how they stay true to their brand values by nurturing talents of the future. Meanwhile, to spread good cheer, our product pages are full of gifting recommendations; our dining feature showcases the most sumptuous hotel feasts in town; our jewellery spread highlights spectacular festive finery; the tipple pages discuss the 2019 vintage of Bordeaux and list great watering holes for after-five cocktails; and a story on the latest Cartier luxury lifestyle objects will mesmerise you (I simply adore the panther snowglobe!). Making us all warm and fuzzy inside are also heartfelt interviews with fashion designers Vivienne Tam and Paul Smith, a spread on home decoration trends for the new decade, and a travel piece on the fascinating Fife Arms hotel in the Scottish Highlands. May joy, wonder and camaraderie carry you through to the new year! Santé!