This Month We Love Spring Living!
Wallpaper designer and artist Elizabeth Ockford’s new Highbrook collection for international brand, The Paper Partnership, reflects surface texture effect, one of the latest trends for wallpaper. Metallics continue to prove popular in interior design and these appear in the new collection with subtle, warm metal motifs or lines and curves in a colour, such as gold, helping to reflect light around a space. Retro designs are also high in demand and Highbrook has been influenced by a selection of key styles from 50s and 70s geometrics to full-blown 70s and 80s prints.
Visit www.thepaperpartnership.co.uk to see the entire Highbrook collection.
New Year – New Look!
Welcome to the first issue of our new look magazine, after almost 60 issues we wanted to create a new look for our magazine, we hope you like it. If you are looking for half term, Easter or summer escapes there are many choices in this special travel issue.
We have fabulous interviews with:
Craig Burton, Managing Director of Ski Solutions
Hayley Gerry, General Manager of Quality Villas
Tim Stathers, Toad Hall Cottages
We also have a selection of delightful and inspiring books and journals to start the new year and to inspire your creative side. All this plus our Beauty Round-up.
In case you missed it in our last issue we have recently launched a sister website:
We wanted to showcase the talents of photographers, designers, stylists and other creatives who work behind the scenes translating the vision into a practical reality.
Every time you look at a beautiful image in a magazine, book, instagram or Twitter feed, someone has created it.
Styling Secrets can help you find the sources of the magic to create those gorgeous images.
If you have an interest in styling, please get in touch and if you have a moment do follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
Welcome to our Festive Home issue packed full of ideas for friends, family and the home.
If you are planning to revitalise your home we have plenty of ideas for updating your home from the wonderful companies in our Directory.
If you are interested in styling, we introduce our latest venture Styling Secrets.
We also have some ideas for personalising your festive gifts and also how to involve all the family in crafting decorations.
If you are planning a last-minute getaway, or are looking ahead to next year’s holidays we have plenty of suggestions in our Festive Escapes. We also have a selection of beautiful venues if you are planning a wedding, or special event in 2018.
We have reviews of our Top 10 Books for all the family and books for food lovers as well as our Winter Beauty Round-up, full of gorgeous gifts.
As this is our last magazine for 2017 we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to our magazines throughout the year, to the fabulous companies in our Directory, the authors and the PR/publicity teams who always respond to our requests so promptly, and to YOU, our wonderful readers who always give us such positive feedback. We wish you all a very happy festive holiday and a peaceful and happy 2018.
Kaye, Louise and the whole Hot Brands Cool Places team xxx