Ah…writing this editor’s note is a little bittersweet.
It’s officially February and I am finally in my ninth month of pregnancy.
For the last few years, I have absolutely loved getting to know countless super parents, interviewing brands and getting tips for you, our readers, while also learning about new topics and highlighting causes that are near and dear to our hearts here at Alex and Alexa. As I get ready to go on maternity leave and start this next chapter of my life, I am feeling a huge surge of thankfulness to all the people who have contributed and been featured on Life + Style. Writing your story has left me with the knowledge and confidence I need to go forward and start my role as a mother.
Life + Style has always been about going on this exciting journey with you, and I am so happy I get to see February and its contents go live before going on my maternity leave.
I am so happy I get to see February and its contents go live before going on my maternity leave…
February is an exciting one. First, we celebrate the auspicious Lunar New Year. Our resident astrologist Pat Harris has included some information about your Chinese month sign on February’s Horoscope, so make sure to read what the stars have in store for you on our monthly Horoscope. We also started the year with our annual Baby Name Trends for 2019. We hope this will help all of you who are currently expecting the arrival of a new family member and scouring books and the internet to find inspiration, (it’s absolutely normal, trust me!). Luckily for us, Pamela Redmond Satran, baby name expert of Nameberry is here to give us all the latest.
Next, is the amazing end of season sales. From playful cardigans to the best transitional dresses (my favourite is the Wolf & Rita shirt dress!), see my Best of Sale Edit here and don’t miss out on some great finds.
Lastly, we have new season content and collections coming on site daily. To help you discover all the biggest trends, we’ve created our SS19 Editorial and Trend Edit, featuring a curated selection of must-have pieces little ones will love (you can’t go wrong with artsy prints!). We’ve also been ooh-ing and aah-ing over the styles designers have come up with for Spring Summer 2019. Amongst some of my favourites is the Bobo Choses collection ‘To Make a Garden’, which is all about showing love to mother earth and our mightiest heroes, bees. Get a first look here.
I hope you’re all staying warm and cosy in this chilly month. Soon enough, we’ll be able to have sunny picnics in the park, enjoy clear blue skies and wear flowy dresses while out with our little ones (myself included, yay!).
Wish me luck and Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family.
Speak to you when I’m back…
Lots of love,