The festive season has well and truly begun, with shop windows dressed up brightly, and the panic already setting in, with many people wondering how they're going to get everything done in time...My hope is that our fabulous Christmas Gift Guide will give you some inspiration, as we have some exciting ideas for your festive shopping list. Here's just one of those fantastic ideas - why not give the gift of a subscription to Scottish Woman Magazine? A magazine subscription is always a welcome treat, and it truly is the gift that gives all year long. We will send your recipient of choice a lovely gift letter, with a personal message and some festive greetings from you. Check our website or give the Scottish Woman office a call for more details.
As for feeding friends, family and visitors over the festive period, we have all your Christmas culinary bases covered. Food writing expert and baker extraordinaire, Mary Berry, shares some recipes from her new Christmas Collection book, with a plethora of delicious ideas for an alternative festive feast.
We’ve been chatting to our readers, Facebook followers and celebrity contacts about what Christmas means to them, and we hear about some cherished Christmas memories and traditions. We've also spoken to Janet Wardley, head of visual design at Harvey Nichols, who gives us the story behind the dazzling Christmas windows that attract shoppers into the sleek department store every year.
Our fashion preview this issue has a party theme, with evening dresses and accessories that will have you set for the upcoming season and shimmering with winter sparkle. We also take a look at the story behind Pringle of Scotland's latest capsule collection, Princess Grace: More Than An Image, which was inspired by the legendary actress and her love of the cashmere twinset.
Our stunning cover star, Scottish presenter, Jenni Falconer chats to us about fitness, celebrity interviewing, her first ever TV appearance on Blind Date and her time spent travelling the globe for This Morning. We also travel to the beautiful Balearic Islands of Mallorca and Ibiza, and visit Bloom Retreats' Casa Dolfina, while exploring the best of the White Isle.
Wishing you a joyous festive season,