This Month We Love Travel!
“your recommendations of where to go and what to see and do, and who to stay with were spot on every time…”
New Zealand is our complete passion and we are committed to sharing our knowledge and experience of the country to create the best possible holiday experiences, whether you are visiting for a few days or a few months. Achieving this requires more than good destination knowledge, it is all about listening to you to understand your interests and what you need from us and caring about the experience you will have. It is about personal service and personal connections.
Based in England with trusted partners on the ground in New Zealand, we have been creating personalised New Zealand holidays since 2003.
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!
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…
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.
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