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Hot Brands Cool Places - Festive Issue - December 2018Hot Brands Cool Places – Festive Issue – December 2018

Welcome to our Festive Home issue, packed full of ideas for friends, family and the home.  We are delighted to feature an interview with Sarah Callander Beckett, Owner of Combermere Abbey about the exciting restoration project.

In the lead up to the Festive celebrations, we’ve included some very helpful advice from our top UK chefs on how to prepare in the kitchen.  There is something quite special about curling up with a good book, and we have an absolutely delicious collection of Top 10 Festive Reads, plus a gift guide and  Winter Beauty Round-up, full of gorgeous gifts.

If you are planning to revitalise your home in the New Year we have plenty of ideas for updating your home from the wonderful companies in our Directory.

Alternatively 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.

As this is our last magazine for 2018 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 2019.

Kaye, Louise and the whole Hot Brands Cool Places team xxx

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Hot Brands Cool Places - Autumn Escapes - October 2018
Hot Brands Cool Places – Autumn Escapes – October 2018

Welcome to our Autumn Escapes issue.

Although we had a wonderfully long summer, there is still plenty of time to escape for an Autumn/Winter break. It is also never too early to start planning your 2019 holiday. This issue is packed full of delightful places to stay both at home or further afield.

If you are planning a wedding, or a special event we also have an interview with  Emma Deeley, Co-Owner of The Tythe Barn, Launton, Oxfordshire. 

As we move into the autumn, our thoughts turn to more creative activities, and we encourage a more relaxed approach to crafting with our Take it Easy feature including some of our favourite creative books.

We also have a round up of other books on our bookshelf this month as well as our regular Beauty Round-up.


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Hot Brands Cool Places - Wedding - August 2018Hot Brands Cool Places – Wedding – August 2018

Welcome to our Wedding Magazine, our annual gathering of everything gorgeous to celebrate your Wedding! As well as some of the most beautiful ways to celebrate your wedding we also have:

An interview with Megan Ziems, Founder of Grace Loves Lace.

Miss Modern Calligraphy shares how to plan for on the day stationery.

We have features on Your Wedding Day – Creating a memory – an A-Z of how to create those special moments that you will remember forever.

If you are a new couple just setting out we have ideas about how you can Create Your Happy Place.

We also have a wonderful selection of wedding venues and honeymoon choices

And finally we share some ideas how to pamper yourself before the big day.

We wish you every happiness on your special day

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Hot Brands Cool Places - Travel - May 2018Hot Brands Cool Places – Travel – May 2018

Welcome to our Spring Travel magazine, in the last few weeks we have been experiencing the very best of weather,  bringing welcome sunshine after the snow and cold weather of earlier months. 

This Bank Holiday wherever you live there is an opportunity to spend time outside, more and more urban areas are developing spaces where people can visit and enjoy being outside. There are so many beautiful coastal areas and countryside where people can enjoy the most inexpensive activity of all – walking.

In this issue we celebrate The Great Outdoors, whether it is a weekend break, or you are planning a longer holiday this issue is packed with beautiful and uplifting opportunities.

We also have inspiring interviews with:

Julie Ringland, Managing Director of Coquet Cottages  

Ian Newman, co-owner of walking holiday specialist Footpath Holidays

As well as a round up of the latest crafting books and our Beauty feature.

We wish you a very relaxing Bank Holiday weekend!

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Hot Brands Cool Places - Spring Living 2018Hot Brands Cool Places – Spring Living 2018

Welcome to our Spring Living magazine, full of inspiration for your home and your family. Inside we have inspiring interviews with:

Jacinta Pratt – Kitchen Designer & Showroom Manager at Muswell Hill,  John Lewis of Hungerford

Elizabeth Ockford, Creative Director, The Paper Partnership

As the evenings grow longer, now is the perfect time to develop a new hobby, we feature Inspiration from Nature, botanical drawing and illustration with two beautiful books to inspire your creativity, we also have a featured collection of books to develop your textile and embroidery skills.

Until the next time…

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Hot Brands Cool Places - Travel 2018

Hot Brands Cool Places – Travel 2018

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.

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