This issue, we celebrate all that is invigorating and exciting. Leading by example is June Goh-Rin, who infects us with her zest for life. Despite a health scare and plenty of challenges at work as a frontliner, the good doctor shows us the transformative powers of belief, positivity and kindness. Private jeweller Vihari Poddar also inspires us with her conviction in launching her first-ever boutique at Paragon. For those of you who have been obsessing over remodelling your kitchen or sharpening your culinary chops, we have great news: Four society ladies well known for being great cooks and hosts share their signature Chinese New Year recipes. We shot them at the stylish Gaggenau showroom, which should offer you plenty of ideas for a luxury kitchen revamp. Meanwhile, our style department delivers the brave and bold. The black-and-white combination makes a comeback in fashion during a season when colours worn by the Chinese are expected to be auspicious. If bright hues are preferred, how about Vivienne Tam’s new and colourful gender-fluid collection? New watches and bling aside, including several timepieces decorated with stunning Year of the Tiger motifs, we point you to fresh ways to wear jewellery. We also present a Singapore-exclusive interview with Anne-Lise Cremona of French perfumerie Henry Jacques, who tells us all about the Clic-Clac, a game-changing solid perfume accessory. And if you haven’t jumped aboard the vacation bandwagon, our features will take you to these following destinations: Dubai, Scotland, Munich and Berlin. We also showcase four restaurants that have updated the traditional method of wood-fire cooking with sophisticated techniques. Happy New Year!