FASHION: The Ethereal Designs of Michael Cinco • Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
TRAVEL: Morocco: The Magic of Fez • Russia: A Stroll Down Nevsky Prospekt
ARTS: Limerick Artist: John Shinnors • Cubism Retrospective
LIFESTYLE: The Role of an Interior Designer • Top Trends in Flooring Design
From the Editor: We tend to think of winter as a season of rest, hibernation and quiet, but it’s also a time of year that inspires ceremonies and rituals in many cultures. The cold months are clearly a popular time for parties and celebrations of all sorts. While some are filled with solemn tradition, others focus on merrymaking. Whether it’s Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, or Mardi Gras, people like to partake in some form of festivity to lift the spirits over the dark, cold winter months.
A big part of these celebrations is the tradition of gift-giving and sharing, and there are few greater joys in life than sharing a delicious dinner with family and friends. Our wholesome winter dinner menu by Neven Maguire has the ideal combination of recipes for winter comfort and is a menu that will wow your guests.
One of the greatest gifts, in my opinion, is the opportunity to explore our beautiful, intriguing planet. In this issue, our travel features take you to the magical city of Fez in Morocco and Nevsky Prospekt in St Petersburg, Russia’s most famous street.
For those of you who like to indulge your love of art, we take you to the Pompidou Centre in Paris where a major retrospective on Cubism is taking place. IMMA, the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, is currently exhibiting the work of Mary Swanzy, one of the first Irish women to paint in the Cubist style. We also feature the work of Limerick artist John Shinnors, who has recently launched a book.
Appropriately, as New Year is a time of rebirth and rejuvenation, we offer some tips on how to focus to help you reach your full potential in life.
Whatever way you decide to celebrate the festivities this winter, enjoy this magical season!