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Editor's Note


The clocks have officially changed here in London, marking the arrival of the long, cold months, and with it, big chunky knits, warm cocoas and days in with loved ones decorating the house or catching up on favourite movies or tv shows.

There really is something magical about autumn and it’s bright vivid shades. The air is crisp, the mood is light and the days are shorter, giving more opportunities to spend quality time with the family. Which is why we’ve prepared a lot of exciting content to fill your calendar this month.

Starting with Little Kin Journal’s toxic-free Homemade Playdough Recipe – it’s quick, easy and affordable to make and provides the whole family with hours of fun! If you’re looking to get crafty yourself, read our interview with Alicia Hall of Botanical Threads about Plant Dye, where she shares the best fabrics to use and why it’s kind to our mother earth. We also have Simple Ways To Get Your Kids In Touch With Nature, featuring Belinda Love of Raising Little Women. Autumn is the perfect time to explore parks, play outside and be tactile, so what better time to be inspired to do exactly that. For days in, look no further than ‘How To Create a Cosy Space For Kids’, where we share easy ways to decorate your space and ensure your little ones feel happy and at ease.

There really is something magical about autumn and it’s bright vivid shades. The air is crisp, the mood is light and the days are shorter…

We also have plenty of style features, from the Jumpers and Knitwear Edit and The AW18 Trend Report which should help you narrow down your list of favourite pieces from this season to our AW18 Insiders Picks – a seasonal list of the coolest items for your little ones, curated by the Alex and Alexa team, just for you. There is also an Autumn editorial titled ‘This Earth of Mine’ shot by the Philippidis family, who have created stunning, moody images featuring our newest collections.

Last but not least, is a project very close to my heart. Yesterday we launched our Life + Style monthly horoscope, something we’ve been dreaming of adding to Life + Style for a long time. It’s especially for you – the super mums, and this couldn’t have been done without the help of Pat Harris, our amazing astrologist and Sarah Smart, who created the beautiful illustrations that captured the essence of our Life + Style readers and super mamas perfectly. Click here to read what the stars have in store for you this month.

We hope you’re making the most of the cosy sweater weather. Before long, the fairy lights will start twinkling around town and festive music will be playing. Until then…


Lots of love,

                            – Online Editor


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