;; ;; ;;;; ;;;; a new year, our team at Four Seasons Magazine is
taking a bit of time to reflect on the past 12 months. Where we’ve been
personally is, no doubt, similar to your own journeys—celebrations,
losses, di;culties, achievements, unanticipated joys. And we find
ourselves eager to discover what’s ahead: fresh challenges, of course,
but also fresh occasions to learn more about the ever-evolving world
We’ve been visiting places like Tianjin, and finding that its distinctive dishes have served as cultural anchors across hundreds of years,
still relevant (and delicious) in their modern glass-and-steel home.
We’ve been talking to renowned graphic designer Kit Hinrichs
to get his thoughts on four colleagues who are pushing the discipline’s
conventional objective—the manipulation of space, colour, image and
type—into innovative and unusual territory.
We’ve been re-examining our ideas about craft, from handmade
tango shoes to futuristic concepts of high-tech making. By extension,
we’ve been contemplating whether any of us are regularly writing by
hand any more, and if not, what we’re losing . . . or gaining.
And, with great excitement, we’ve been focusing on London, a place
that perfectly balances respect for the past with the for ward-looking
needs of a living, working, growing city. Now, with the new Four Seasons
Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square joining Four Seasons as its premier
property in the U.K. collection, it’s an opportune time to ensure that a
visit is in your future.
All the best to you in the new year.
Alicia Miller Corbett