The Editor’s letter from the May issue

The Editor’s letter from the May issue

To be born British is to win first prize in the lottery of life.


If anyone ever doubts the veracity of Cecil John Rhodes’ claim, they should take a look at what’s on offer in our Diamond Jubilee souvenir edition. Being Royal Tunbridge Wells, we hold a very special place in the history of the British monarchy and so we present our own tribute to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s 60-year reign.

But that’s not all – with this national holiday just around the corner and the London Olympics coming up fast, we’ve decided to go the extra mile and celebrate the Best of British. This month’s issue is dedicated to all things Cool Britannia and could there be a more patriotic brand than Aston Martin? We don’t think so, which is why we’re taking a look at the story of this exceptional car manufacturer; officially the world’s coolest brand.

Another British icon is celebrating a landmark event in 2012 – Aston Martin’s biggest fan, James Bond. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first 007 film, Dr No, our fashion feature explores how the look of fiction’s most stylish man – and his girls, of course – has evolved over the decades.

If all this gives you an appetite for the jetsetting lifestyle, you’re in luck. One of the world’s most famous hotels, the Savoy is the epitome of luxurious hospitality and we were invited for a return visit to find out why this iconic establishment is still THE place to stay in London. Being So magazine, we’re not content with just offering you a glimpse of the high life – you can live it by winning a £2,500 break at the Savoy in our fabulous competition.

There’s plenty more to enjoy in this month’s issue, from looking hot at the summer festivals to chilling out with TW’s best homegrown musical talent. One of Britain’s top jazz stars chats about life in the spotlight, while we peer through the keyholes of some stunning Wealden homes and get a taste for the Pantiles Food and Drink Festival.

Best of British to you!