Whether they want to admit it or not, everybody enjoys a good love story. This is why I am so pleased that two of the most beautiful people I have ever met – Jessica Iskandar and Richard Kyle – found the time to be photographed and interviewed together for this month’s Cover Story. It’s an exclusive love story that I am happy and proud to present in Prestige.
Soon to be married, Jessica and Richard are understandably busy with wedding preparations, not to mention the demands on their time of highly successful careers. But after participating with great enthusiasm in a sensational photo shoot, they happily sat down with us to talk about how they met, the development of their romance and recent highlights in their lives, such as an enriching holiday in Australia.
The Valentine’s season is always something to look forward to, of course, but as we get older and wiser we all come to realise that there is much more to love than just romance. The real meaning of love, indeed, is how we care for others.
“When I was young, I wanted to have a lot of things. But today, I’m no longer in that phase. Every time I start a new business, it has to be for the greater good. I pray every day that everything I do could bring blessings for everyone.”
So says entrepreneur Maya Miranda Ambarsari in this issue. With a mission to help disadvantaged mothers and children enjoy safer, healthier and more fulfilled lives, she has turned her family’s home into an education centre for hundreds of students.
Another inspirational entrepreneur, Anggie Rassly, has built on her skills as an eyebrow artist to create a foundation that supports women’s empowerment and works with families to build a positive digital generation. “Children have a lot of curiosity, so I think the parents’ role is not just to tell them no, but also to have an understanding,” she says of the negative aspects of today’s technology.
Elsewhere in this issue we have an exciting photo shoot with the lovely Mentari de Marelle. Now working on a new travel show she will host for cable TV, the young star told us how becoming an actress helped her grow as a person – and why she wants to be like Al Pacino.
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TRUE ROMANCE – An exclusive interview with Indonesia’s hottest couple, Jessica Iskandar and Richard Kyle.
RISING STAR – Actress Mentari de Marelle shares the story of how becoming an actress helped her grow as a person—and why she wants to be like Al Pacino.
BLESSED HEARTS – The noble mission of entrepreneurs Maya Miranda Ambarsari and Anggy Rassly.
PIECES OF SUMMER – From kooky cuts to polished pieces, spring/summer 2020’s offerings for men have it all.
BACK TO ART BASEL – Some 50 years after it first opened in Switzerland, the annual Art Basel fair returns to Hong Kong for the eighth time at the end of March.