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I’ve sat down to write this month’s Editor’s Note approximately 4 times so far, but I think the most apt way to sum up the past month is ‘🥵’.

How have you all been getting on?

I haven’t been wearing much makeup this summer (mostly because it immediately slides off my face in this heat) but I’m making a pledge to check that all my future cosmetic purchases are cruelty-free. Want to find out how? This month, our beauty guru Alex talks ‘beauty with a conscience’ (p. 70).

One thing I have been making more of an effort with is my wardrobe. Sure, the lockdown-pyjama days of yore were fun, but it was time to put together something a little more Main Street appropriate. As ever, our sartorial savant, Julia, is on hand with the latest in fashion – and it involves pleats, prints, and playsuits (p. 78). (She’s also kindly agreed to be our cover model this month – Thanks Julia!)

“Live in the sunshine

Swim in the sea

Drink in the wild air.”

People often ask me what my favourite part of being Editor for Gib Mag is, and it has  to be the privilege of sitting down with some of the interesting individuals that make up our melting pot community; listening to their latest endeavours, gripping personal stories, and thought-provoking opinions. One such person is Selena Victory, who has taken on a 100km swimming challenge in aid of RifCom (p. 76). Or Sonia de la Rosa, cookbook author and local YouTube star (p. 35). Then there’s Marie Fox, whose compassionate nature led her down the path of Art Therapy (p. 30). And let’s not forget Oliver’s Nan, Patricia Griffiths, whose beautifully designed bottles are raising money for a good cause whilst adding a sparkle to our homes (p. 74).

Do you know someone who deserves to be featured? Get in touch – I always love hearing from you!

Enjoy the issue,

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