Winter is coming!

Cooler climes have arrived and winter is nearly here (in two days, to be precise). There’s nothing else for it. It’s time to jump aboard a yacht of your dreams and dive head first into life-affirming adventure. The 2018/19 issue of FRASER gives you a little taste of what to expect when you arrive…

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Charter exclusives: read all about it!

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It’s been a bountiful few weeks when it comes to my charter reporting for Robb Report.
From the latest and greatest served up by the world’s biggest brokerage houses to new start-up Ahoy Cub – a digital platform that makes chartering yachts more accessible. From old school to new age, there’s something for everyone, all neatly presented online.

 

New trends and end of eras

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Isn’t she a beaut! The front cover of April 2018’s Natural Beauty News is all about the phenomenal male grooming category, which is at last achieving some tangible disruption in the world of natural beauty. Jam-packed with insightful opinion pieces and trend watches, this latest issue is a bitter-sweet one for me; it opens the door on a flurry of new growth in the market, but it closes on my much-loved stint as Editor.
I’m sad to say goodbye to the publication after so many years at the helm, especially one that started out in life as a nugget of an idea I had over 10 years ago, but I fully understand and support the team at Diversified’s decision to lead their editorial from in-house, especially now that they have Rosie Greenaway on board at NP, who is doing such a fabulous job.
It’s been a real pleasure working with both my Diversified family and colleagues in the wider industry, and I, of course, remain a strong advocate of the natural beauty sector and all that it stands for. It also goes without saying that my wings are now free to explore new territory ‘conflict of interest’-free, so if any brands in the beauty sphere require anything editorial, I welcome you to get in touch.
So long NBN, I wish you well.

Legend in her own lifetime

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Talented, inspiring and famed for her curves, Zaha Hadid was a lady of firsts. Covering her last and final venture – the Miami- based One Thousand Museum – in the latest issue of Simply Abu Dhabi magazine, I had the privilege of paying tribute to one-of-a-kind.

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LEGO has it covered

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I simply adore the LEGO front cover of Northrop & Johnson’s spring issue of Navigator. It’s taking all of my adult self-restraint to not break open my children’s LEGO box and start building.

Such a simple, yet clever way of creating an eye-catching cover that gets its readers’ artistic juices flowing before they’ve even turned a page. Navigator, I applaud you.

Lovin’ the look of my two features this issue carries, as well…

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The presses are rolling…

The words have been written, the images collated, the proofs are approved and the presses are now rolling on volume 12, issue 1 2017 of SuperYacht Industry – the first issue with me as Editor. It’s always a proud moment.

Due to be delivered on 4 April, it’s the first of four editions out this year, so if you have any industry related news – yacht launches, milestone anniversaries, ground-breaking releases – be sure to drop me a line, and get it covered with SuperYacht Industry.

Arriving back at the start

Ever since I was little, I had two main goals in life. The first was to make it to university to read English Literature, and the second was to become a writer. In 1999 I realised my first aim when I embarked on my English Lit degree at the University of Sussex.

Boasting the greenest campus in the UK, not to mention some pretty decent student digs, it was a hot bed of impassioned student activity, world-leading academics and a thriving literary scene. It’s now 15 years since I graduated from Sussex, and in that time I have managed to realise my second aim working as a freelance professional writer and editor.

It was with great joy, therefore, when my two loves came full circle this month and I had the opportunity to work as the copy editor on Falmer magazine, the University of Sussex’s annual publication for alumni.

Embodying all that sums up the ‘spirit of Sussex’, the magazine has undergone a fabulous design refresh, and issue 55 is set to be one of the best yet!

NEW! Editor of SuperYacht Industry

The best way to start off a new year is with a new role, preferably as the newly appointed freelance Editor of SuperYacht Industry!

Published by Yellow & Finch, it is a distinguished quarterly trade magazine read by the world’s leading superyacht charterers and brokers, as well as select owners. Editorial coverage includes technical innovations, designs and products that propel this high-end market.

I am over the moon to be joining such a fabulous team at the Netherlands-based publishing house from the sunny shores of Hove!