Our little bundle of joy has arrived! In Volume 14 we are celebrating exactly that – the concept of joy. Goodness knows do we need some… After living through a global pandemic it would’ve been nice to have a bit of an easy life for a while wouldn’t it?! But it hasn’t felt easy by any means. While I always hope that receiving your copy of 91 Magazine is a little ‘pick-me-up’, I hope this edition will be even more so – a little escape from reality with lots of inspiration, beautiful photography and interiors and uplifting stories of creativity.
You’ll find lots of colour and playfulness throughout the issue, with homes and spaces that have used both to add a sense of optimism and fun. But, joy can be found it many forms, so you will find more muted interiors too, where the joyfulness is found in special objects, or perhaps the sense of achievement from an arduous renovation. We touch on the joy of giving and sharing and tips on finding joy in your own home.
We visit the London home of Mustard Made co-founder Jess Stern and we hear the Creative Life story of Hannah Beaumont-Laurencia – CEO of ethical fashion brand Beaumont Organic. We talk shop with India Snow, owner of Devon’s Sunshine & Snow store, and discover how her parents’ entrepreneurial spirit influenced her career path in retail. We swoon over the interiors and the food at London-based Latin-American restaurant, Morena, and we tour two homes that have both expertly incorporated colour and pattern into their spaces. Plus LOTS more! 🙂
SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY, MIND
While I really hope that the magazine will bring a little splash of joy to your life, I feel acutely aware of how hard things are right now. I think it’s fair to say that we are all facing challenges, whether it’s financial, professional or personal issues. I believe strongly that we all need to take care of our mental health during difficult times, and while the topic has become much less of a taboo in recent years, I have seen first hand how it is often still a challenge for people to access the help they need through our National Health Service. It seems mental health support is not fully woven in to everything that the health service offers and with their resources stretched and so many more people in need of help, more needs to be done.
Thankfully there are charities out there who can extend a helping hand and that is why for the rest of October, 50p of every print copy of Volume 14 purchased via our website will be donated to Mind via Work for Good. Mind offers advice, resources and support for those times you, or someone you love, is struggling. So, as you purchase your copy of our joy edition, you will also be giving a little towards helping those in need. It is also World Mental Health Day on Monday 10th October, so lets all show our support for those who work tirelessly to raise awareness for mental health problems.
WHERE CAN I GET THE MAGAZINE?
I do hope you will love this issue – so why not pencil in some time to yourself, grab a cosy blanket and a warm beverage and wrap yourself in a bit of joyful inspiration?!