Editor’s let­ter

Woman’s Day (NZ) - - Woman’s Day This Week - SIDO KITCHIN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, WOMAN’S DAY

At Woman’sDay, we love to cel­e­brate and there are plenty of reasons to re­joice in this week’s is­sue. We were in­vited to share in two beau­ti­ful wed­dings on the same day – those of Sil­ver Fern Ka­t­rina Grant and ac­tress Anna Hutchi­son.

Our team winged its way to Welly to see Ka­t­rina marry her man Joel Rore in a day full of laugh­ter – and a few sen­ti­men­tal tears. I love that our Ferns vice-cap­tain wore white Gucci sneak­ers un­der her lovely lace gown!

And rain couldn’t dampen the elated spir­its of Short­land Street and GoGirls star Anna when she wed her Bos­ton­born beau on Wai­heke Is­land. With many guests fly­ing in from the US, the abun­dance of beauty and love at the joy­ful wed­ding more than made up for the weather.

I can’t be­lieve Corona­tion Street hot­tie Kym Marsh is cel­e­brat­ing be­com­ing a grand­mother at 42 – she’s over the moon! I’m five years older than Kym at 47, so I def­i­nitely blinked when I did the math and I guess the­o­ret­i­cally I could be a nana too, but I’m happy to wait an­other 20 years thanks!

This week, I was hon­oured to be asked to present at the in­au­gu­ral LGBTI Awards in Auckland. It was the most fun I’ve had out in a long time and a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity for mem­bers of New Zealand’s rainbow com­mu­nity to have their achieve­ments ac­knowl­edged in a very pub­lic way.

At Woman’sDay, we strive to re­flect diver­sity in our pages and shar­ing per­sonal sto­ries from the LGBTI com­mu­nity is a great way to cel­e­brate role mod­els and en­cour­age ac­cep­tance. We want to pro­mote a world where every­one in New Zealand is free to be their true selves. I sat at the awards on my own but left with won­der­ful new friend­ships.

And Christ­mas, the ul­ti­mate time for cel­e­bra­tion, is just around the cor­ner – only a few weeks to go! This is­sue has more de­li­cious recipes, fab fash­ion looks, ideas for dec­o­rat­ing and bud­get tips for the fes­tive sea­son.

Have a great week, guys!

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