The Editor's Note

PUBLISHED : Friday, 06 August, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 06 August, 2010, 12:00am

The business of getting from A to B can be a mundane chore or something wonderfully romantic. After all, there's the soundtrack of the MTR, 'ha yat jaam Wong Kok' or Frank Sinatra's classic, 'Come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away.'

I appreciate most sorts of ontologically unique travel options from horse equipage racing elegantly across London's royal parks to a front seat in the late, lamented Concorde. For a truly memorable journey it's all about the vehicle and the people you share it with. A Rolls-Royce can be sterile and expensive. But a Rolls-Royce with some friends on a beach at dawn, windows down, cigarettes lit and music playing - that's unforgettable and priceless. In this Grand Touring edition we have captured some of this spirit by exploring the best of cars, planes and yachts. On the mainland we found that resplendent entrepreneurs give sailing uniquely chic kudos simply by investing in the most graceful of craft, and we take some of the world's most beautiful cars on the most stunning drives to prove that horsepower and nirvana can co-exist. Combine that with the best in fashion for every type of luxurious vehicle and you have a magazine that can make any journey more joyful. And talking of journeys, I must now take one myself. This is my last edition of Style as I move on to a new challenge. Thanks to all the readers, staff and advertisers who have made it such a thrilling ride.