I love this time of year; the weather’s finally cooling down and National Day and Christmas are just around the corner with loads of events and parties to go to. We’ve expanded our Month in Focus section specially to make sure you have all the details.
And, of course, all these festivities require looks to take you from office to dance floor and beyond. Check out our packed fashion pages for inspiration on dressing for the party season. If you want a special something that will really help you light up the night, don’t miss this month’s designer focus on Bahrain resident Sabine Mueller whose illuminated fashions will add the wow to your winter wardrobe.
Fittingly for the close of the year, our interview section includes some strong women whose life paths can offer inspiration as we head towards 2018. Maria Khoury is the first female boss at the country’s National Institution for Human Rights and is determined to push for more collaborative working in the future. Ibada Ahmed shares a message of hard work and strong self belief, two attributes that helped her become Kenya’s youngest ever bank manager. And Alana McConalogue is aiming to make Christmas special for some of the Kingdom’s poorest residents with a Shoe Box Appeal, for which I’ll be doing my bit.
Another reason I love December is that it’s time to put together our annual Gift Guide and I always have a great time trawling through the fashion shoots and product lists that come through to make sure we can give you some great ideas – I shall be leaving these pages tantalisingly displayed in the hope that my loved ones will take the Carolina Herrera-shaped hint!
I’ve also particularly enjoyed putting together the travel pages – any excuse to look at pictures of bears, wolverine and whales. I think I know where I’m going for my next holiday.
As always we’ve got our regular round-ups of fashion and beauty news. There are lots of tips to help you through the festive season plus innovations on the medical scene and foodie goodies to please the most discerning palate.
I hope you enjoy this month’s issue and wish you a wonderful Christmas from all at Woman This Month.