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George F. Middleton
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Dear Readers,

It's official; winter has finally arrived in all its glory and with it come a number of exciting developments befitting the seasonal change. As the weather cools down and we are given some respite from the scorching sun it is the ideal time to dine al fresco. This month, we have a round up report of the Kingdom's best outdoor eateries that will get your taste buds tingling.

Our special jewellery report provides a sparkling overview of the best new designs and timepieces from the most exclusive and luxurious collections. Dance festivals, art expos and family fairs, if it's going go in Bahrain, it's included in our dedicated Happenings section. Market 338 is back with aplomb and this year's theme is 'the park'. It promises to provide a showcase for all things creative.

And the creativity doesn't stop there, another eagerly-awaited event is the Startup Bahrain workshop, a chance for entrepreneurial minds to meet and discuss ideas. One of the highlights of this month's social calendar is Bahrain's British community's annual fundraiser, the Poppy Ball. Held in aid of the Chelsea Pensioners Appeal, this black tie event for a noble cause is not to be missed.

This month we interview Gulf Hotel Group CEO Aqeel Raees to find out more about the property's colourful 45-year history and its plans for the future. Also, under the spotlight is the Kingdom's new French Ambassador, HE Bernard Regnauld-Fabe. He chats with Georgie Bradley about the importance of investing in youth and his experience of Bahrain so far.

Steering you to the best deals on wheels, Charlie Holding takes the new 2015 Nissan X-Trail for a spin and gives his verdict on the contemporary crossover. So, make the most of the outdoors this month and be sure to enjoy the pleasant weather and the Kingdom's great way of life.