Thanks to the local award-winning, Gloucestershire-based Daylesford Organics for the delicious tea samples that they recently sent to me in time for the festive season – it’s easy to see why their products were awarded at the recent Tiptree World Bread Awards with Brook Food. Read all about it on page 55. Look how romantic the new Cotswolds-based retreat The Lakes by YOO look here, perfect for a honeymoon. I can’t wait to visit this property! Turn to page nine where all will be revealed. Berry colours are some of my favourite shades so I fell in lust with the finer details in this photo from Ambience Venue Styling. See more of their work on page 55. I’ve always been a fan of actress Sarah Jessica Parker, especially her Manolo Blahnikloving character Carrie Bradshaw so being the fashion editor across the County Wedding brand is my dream job! When I selected the accessories for our fashion section starting on page 64, I added them all to my Christmas wish list, especially this pale pink babydoll trimmed with marabou feathers from https://gildapearl.co.uk EDITOR’S LETTER 7 How elegant is the Orangery at De Vere Tortworth Court in Gloucestershire? Paris and Elijah chose this dream venue for their summer celebration photographed by Adam Bird Photography. Read all about it on page 24. Anyone who knows me well will tell you how much I love anything that glitters! So when the images from Etiquette Events’ third birthday celebrations landed in my inbox, photographed by the talented Clem Stevens Photography, I fell in love with the disco balls and neon! Turn to page 55 to see more. Wow! I love black and white photography so compiling the winter and Christmas-themed photography feature for this issue was so enjoyable! I’m a big fan of the talented Gloucestershire-based photographer Daniella Marinos who captured these beautiful images. More is revealed on page 52.