Welcome to the latest issue of AM Magazine, which sees an unforgettable centenary year for Aston Martin draw to a close. Our cover story focuses on the work of the Q by Aston Martin bespoke design service and the colours and textures that inspire owners to personalise Aston Martins in striking and unique fashion.

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We also travel to Morocco to discover the roots of blues music, which inspired the likes of The Rolling Stonesí Brian Jones and the rock and roll explosion of the 1960s. Tony Conigliaro introduces us to his scientific approach to mixing cocktails. And if youíre planning a holiday or short break, we have an insiderís guide to the hotels that offer the ultimate luxurious getaways.
Our concluding series of Centenary Essays, placing the history of Aston Martin in a wider social context, includes the stylish interaction of cars and couture.
Heading to the stunning surroundings of Palm Springs in California, we also get behind the wheel of the new Vanquish Volante, recently launched around the world, which combines the thrill of open-top driving with the luxury of our flagship GT.
AM Magazine is now also available as an iPad app to download with additional features and video content, so you can enjoy it wherever you happen to be.
I hope you enjoy the magazine.