While we can almost feel the first flush of spring around the corner, for this issue we wanted to embrace the current season and focus on what feels important right now. With the cold weather meaning we’re all spending more time inside, home comforts are at the top of our agendas.
This starts with our clothes. The top of the year is a perfect moment to tidy up, rediscover favourite pieces and think about how you can make the most of your closet. With that in mind, Laura has shared her guide to organising your winter wardrobe. From how best to take care of jewellery to the most effective way of storing knits, her expert tips are sure to get your collection in shape for the season ahead.
Over the past couple of years, adding little bits to our homes to make them feel extra special has felt all the more important, so we asked deputy editor of Livingetc, Busola Evans, to share her current favourite pieces. And in our ICONS Guide, we shine a light on the 13 interiors brands we’ve been looking to for those atmosphere-enhancing buys. Think chic lampshades, mood-boosting mirrors and the ultimate tablescapes.
Unsurprisingly, the wardrobe category we are reaching for most at this time of the year is knitwear. In our Style Sheet, we show you four refreshed ways of wearing it for every occasion. On the subject of wardrobe go-tos, we’ve pulled together the eight styles of jeans we love and shared a few cues on how to style them using what you already have in your wardrobe. Plus, we celebrate the polished ease of riding boots.
Of course, home comfort doesn’t just apply to our own houses, and over the Christmas break, Laura and her family took a trip to the newly restored Daylesford Cottages – the ultimate home-from-home escape. Read her review on page 9.
Finally, because it’s also a good time to go back to basics with our beauty routines, our resident beauty expert, Ava, has rounded up the best French pharmacy products to know about.
I hope you enjoy this issue and that it feels like the warm hug we all need right now.
Petro (& Laura) xxx