“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes – including you.” – Anne Lamott

Back to basics, sort of. That was the rough theme for this issue. We’ve sat, mouths agape, watching Facebook meddle with democracy, Trump declaring war on Twitter and autonomous cars mowing people down, argued about the pros and cons of smartphones and social media and we just thought, you know what? Time out. (Obviously, we’ve remained true to our Instagram, which we can all agree is both sacred and on fleek.) This issue we’ve smartphone detoxed, delved into the importance of the humble sock, been around the globe via our Postcards and travel sections and even found time to chat with Chadwick Boseman. Not to mention crafted two beautiful pull-outs of the very best watch releases from Baselworld, as well as Chester Racecourse and Cheshire Oaks’ style guide for the 2018 season. If there’s a better advert for rejecting the digital, we can’t think of one. Enjoy the issue, follow us on Instagram.