The concept of festivity can sometimes be received as a mixed bag. It’s easy for the over ripe frivolity of the season to be over consumerised and a little rich, let us however not forget the magic. We see a season saturated in childhood memories, smells, senses and sounds that represent and evoke different things in us all.
It is also not just the celebration of Christmas, it is a homage to mid- winter, a hearty embrace of our bleakest, most romantic season. So, with all of this in mind, this issue we take you on a heady journey through the cold winter winds to the allure of Russia a Dickensian re-enactment and a plethora of ideas and inspirations to warm your winter cockles. We also present ways you can give something back when it’s needed most. Amidst all the joy and celebration it’s important we find that special balance and help others.
With the new year fast approaching, we’re happy to report good news Laura, Chris and Pete into our realms. They’ll be helping us build on our early momentum and working on some top-secret projects for 2013 that we can’t wait to share with you.
Join us as we enter our “coming of age” year. We’ve learned lots from the journey of the past 12 months and are ever-thankful for your support along the way.
So, a hearty and sincere new year to all of you, let’s embrace the exciting times that lie ahead together.