Yes you read that title correctly. Christmas issue! Already? Eeeck! I must admit I haven't even thought about the holidays yet but perhaps these sneak peeks from the Christmas issue of Inside Out, out today, will give me the nudge I need. I'll let Matilda Duffercy, Senior and Social Editor of the magazine, explain what's between the pages.
As the year has galloped past, I'm emailing you to let you know about our November issue (hitting newsagents and digital outlets on Monday), which also happens to be our Christmas edition! There are lots of fantastic ideas for getting into the festive spirit in whatever degree you see fit. Even if you're more into the entertaining angle of this time of year, then you'll find what you're looking for.
Our cover home is really beautiful. The home manages to exist as a country-meets-coastal cottage, and the backdrop just perfect to showcase our take on a merry & bright Christmas. I've also included a pic of the dining room to showcase the owner, Lee's (of @mavendolls) fresh take on classic style. This feature also offers lots of easy craft projects for cheery touches during this season. Cover and dining room styling by Vanessa Colyer Tay. Photography by Maree Homer.
Our clever style editor Jessica Hanson has also pulled together her edit of the best decorative touches for a design-savvy Christmas, as well as all the best cards and wraps for rocking gifts! Christmas branch and cards styling by Jessica Hanson. Photography by Sam McAdam-Cooper. Paper branch made by Benja Harney.
We asked seven local design talents for their spin on a traditional Christmas wreath and the results are gorgeous! Here's ceramicist Ingrid Tuft's beautiful design. Wreath styling by Jessica Hanson. Photography by Sam McAdam-Cooper. Wreath made by ceramicist Ingrid Tufts.
Now, let's get to the food. V. important! We've pulled together ideas for the all-important ham (of course) but also the smaller bites that can work for all sorts of occasions before and after December 25th. The cheese, the nibbles, the anti-pasti that are perfect for guests dropping in and low-key get-togethers. There's lots of info on assembling the perfect cheese boards and the like so you'll pull off easy entertaining with flair. Entertaining Food styling by Kristen Wilson. Styling Jessica Hanson. Photography by Sam McAdam-Cooper.
I love this issue!