Belfast edition November 2018

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Letter from the Editor


Kim Kelly
Managing Editor

I can’t believe I’m saying this – but it’s nearly Christmas.

So, it’s time to get your sparkle on for the hectic round of social events that every festive season brings, but luckily help is at hand in this month’s magazine, where some of our favourite local fashion boutiques are showcasing their winter fashions. And, as well as that, we bring you the best local hairdressers, beauticians and makeup artists who will whip you into shape for the Christmas season.

We enjoyed a few celebrations this month. Our lovely columnist Gemma Garrett launched her new business at The Merchant Hotel early in the month and we wish her every success in her new venture.

Meanwhile Local Women sponsored The Michaela Foundation Gala Ball at The Hilton where we heard all about the amazing work of this inspirational charity foundation. We look forward to working with our friends at The Michaela Foundation again in the future.

And while we are in the mood for celebrating this month Local Women is launching its awards! In conjunction with Firmus Energy we will be holding a province-wide awards ceremony at The Europa Hotel in Belfast next April. Next month we will be announcing all the categories, so don’t miss out on what promises to be the most exciting evening of the year.

And personally I could do with something to look forward to. Right now I’m in the middle of Transfer Test hell! My son is doing the dreaded exams this month and many a row has been had in our house over it! So much stress!

Roll on next month – it’ll be all over by then!

Until next month,

Kim Kelly, Editor

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