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editor’s letter


elcome to the Year of The Rat! This year promises to bring progression and energy, making it the perfect time to start a new project or change up your life. Wherever your new endeavors may take you, I hope this issue can provide you with some much needed motivation for the new year. Sound Alchemist, Malbert Lee graces our cover this month as we take a look into the world of meditation. Finding peace in this ever-changing city can be a challenge, turn to page 22 to discover the most zen spots in the city. On the topic of wellness; your home is a sanctuary, a safe place to be yourself and relax. Interior Designer, Aaron Chin shares tips on how to create harmony at home, without any major renovations, find out more on page 40. Our Dining Editor, Apple Lee sat down with Todd Darling, founder of Homegrown Foods and Red Sauce Hospitality to talk about supporting local farmers and eating sustainably. Edit your shopping list to make a difference, see page 26. And how could I forget, Happy Valentine’s Day Southsiders!

Editorial Managing Editor Gemma Shaw, Editor Nicole Slater, Editorial Assistant Nicole Cooley, Charmaine Ng,

Design Graphic Designer Jeramy Lee, Alvin Cheng, Vicky Lam,

Sales & Marketing Director of Content Hilda Chan, Head of Digital Content Isamonia Chui, Partnership Manager Joey Ho, Elaine Li,

Operations Management Trainee Edwina Chan,

3 things we love this month... Pompous burgers The Grand Hyatt pride themselves on having the most outrageous burgers in town. Head to The Steakhouse, located on the first floor, before February 29 to try their unique Wagyu burger combinations which include options of foie gras and poached lobster.

Digital Digital Editor Apple Lee,

Publisher Tom Hilditch,

Thanks to Alan Shaw Adele brunner

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Valentine's Day There’s no better time to show the ones you love just how much they mean to you than on Valentine's Day. Whether you’re with your partner, family, friends or sitting at home with your cat, check out our guide to what’s happening across the city on page 6.

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