February. There’s something about the summer months in Johannesburg, South Africa. As I write this note, Valentine’s is almost upon us. The sun is out, people just got back to work and are also planning to go on a little holiday, and the anticipation for adventure lingers in the air. February is a special month with significance touching the secular, romantic, and spiritual realms. Plus, it is the shortest month of the year and the best time to devote our time to our true loves and that might mean following your passion and starting a new business.
The focus of this 62nd issue is « Building Your Empire » and our story is quite a special one. During the past few years TROPICS MAGAZINE has grown from an innovative newbie in the Award-Winning publication (Magazine of the Year – Creativity Awards in London), to a must-read for all related to the global lifestyle sector. When TROPICS MAGAZINE published its first edition in March 2010, our focus was fashion and lifestyle. The scope has since then expanded to also include in-depth articles of business news, lifestyle events and trends in the industry. The response has exceeded all our expectations. More than 8 500 additional individuals read the previous edition, which brings us to a total of 2 500 000 online readers now browsing our pages from Africa, Europe, America and South-East Asia, spending on average more than 11 minutes reading the publication. This is major news for the niche market we serve on a global scale. We hope that our success-story will inspire more young leaders around the world to start their own business, to persevere and to lead the way within their chosen industry.
As you switch out your closets, we decided to scour the globe for the hottest fashion stars of 2017 in order to help you strut stylishly into the summer months.
The 10 global fashion moguls featured in this very same issue are true geniuses when it comes to inspiring creative thinking and inspirations to change your look day-to-day – and learn more about their journey on www.tropics-magazine.com this month.
Whether you are the type to diligently prepare a list of goals to achieve in the new year or resolving for January 1 is more of an afterthought to you, networking is a crucial part of any career and can easily be added to your repertoire. Even if you focus only on this facet of professional development, you are bound to enhance your career exponentially in 2017.
May you continue to « Pave The Way Forward » and inspire positive change around you. Happy reading!
Vénicia Stelle Guinot
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
TROPICS MAGAZINE (Magazine of the Year)