FROM THE EDITOR
One of the (many) many joys of working at Good Housekeeping is the instant access to all our wonderful experts. If I need a supper idea, our hard-working Cookery Team has hundreds… And usually a few tempting morsels for me to taste, as well. Want to know which washing machine to buy? Our team of trained testers, working in the purpose-built Good Housekeeping Institute, has put all the latest models through their paces. Need to know how to get past the automated menu at the Call Centre? Consumer Director Caroline Bloor knows how to strike terror into the heart of the iciest bureaucrat. And this skill and expertise is all there for you, too. Every month in the magazine, and every minute of the day on goodhousekeeping.co.uk, we aim to keep you updated with everything you need to know, exactly when you need to know it.
Looking through the pages of this month’s issue before it went to press, I was struck by how much more advice we had managed to cram into an already-packed issue: Stuck for what to wear to an overseas wedding? Wondering if it’s worth spending £100 on a pair of exercise leggings? (No, by the way!) Befuddled by student finance? We’ve got all these solutions for you – and more. That’s why we’ve dubbed this our Expert Issue.
As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve persuaded our super-glamorous Beauty Director, Eve Cameron, (you may have seen her popping up on TV) to put together an edited collection of some of her favourite products for our first-ever GH beauty box. We’ve negotiated a very special price, too. For just £35 – £30 if you’re a GH subscriber – you’ll receive a prettily wrapped gift set that’s worth £128. See page 124 for more details. This is a new idea for us, so let me know if you would be interested in more specially selected gift sets? And finally, permit me a little bit of a boast. You may remember a beautiful and evocative piece in our November 2016 issue called Every Scent Tells A Tale, written by Chocolat author Joanne Harris? The undoubted quality of her writing impressed the beauty industry, too. It was recognised by the Fragrance Foundation’s major Literary prize at the recent Jasmine Awards. Naturally, I was on hand to help with the celebrations! In a world where everything you could want to read or know is available at the click of mouse, it’s good to know that there are some sources you can really trust. See you next month,
‘Naturally, I was on hand to help with the celebrations after Joanne’s win!’
Beautiful and evocative: Every Scent Tells A Tale by Joanne Harris
The sweet smell of success: Joanne shows off the award