A time for to­geth­er­ness

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T he count­down is on to the hol­i­days – a favourite time of the year. It’s a time of to­geth­er­ness, gath­er­ings of fam­ily and friends, a touch­stone for re­con­nect­ing with spe­cial peo­ple in our lives and an ex­cuse for en­ter­tain­ing.

With these thoughts in mind, Good col­lab­o­rated with be­spoke whole­foods cater­ing duo Phoebe Carr and Emily Read of To­gether for our cover. I’m sure you agree the plat­ters they cre­ated look sen­sa­tional (they tasted amaz­ing too). Turn to page 90 to un­cover their tips for styling a great spread to im­press your guests.

One of our favourite food­ies, Car­alee Caldwell, has also cre­ated a party-pleas­ing menu of fab­u­lous fin­ger food that’s gluten- and re­fined sugar-free (page 86) that cov­ers most di­etary re­quire­ments.

Within this is­sue we also have won­der­ful ideas for dec­o­rat­ing the home – from sus­pend­ing green­ery in wa­ter-filled glass bot­tles with a can­dle atop (page 72) to wrap­ping your tree in a fes­tive flo­ral lei (page 76). The jour­ney lead­ing up to pre­par­ing for these spe­cial cel­e­bra­tions is all part of the fun.

Speak­ing of jour­neys, Good’s as­sis­tant edi­tor, Natalie Cyra, has just re­turned from a trip of a life­time to In­dia with G Ad­ven­tures (page 56). The Delhi to Delhi 15-day ‘Es­sen­tial In­dia’ trip saw her ex­plore Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Alīpura and Varanasi as well as see, first-hand, the Women on Wheels and New Delhi Streetkid projects sup­ported by this amaz­ing travel com­pany.

Natalie also wrote the so­cial jus­tice story about the won­der­ful work of the Cam­bo­dia Char­i­ta­ble Trust (page 30). If gifts for the sea­son aren’t your bag, you may like to con­sider giv­ing here in­stead. It will truly make a dif­fer­ence.

The im­pact of what we choose to sup­port and buy can ef­fect pos­i­tive change, which is why we also cel­e­brate clever prod­uct de­sign that is beau­ti­ful, func­tional and a game changer in terms of how we do things (page 34).

These sto­ries cer­tainly in­spired us and we hope they in­spire you too.

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