Editors Lett er FROM TEENAGE YEARS I’VE HAD A LOVE FOR MAGAZINES. I LOVED THE OPULENT GLOSSY FEEL, THE NOISE OF THE PAGE AS IT TURNED AND THE INSPIRATION FROM THE PHOTOS AS THEY BOUGHT A STORY TO LIFE. A MAGAZINE WAS SOMETHING GORGEOUS TO HAVE. I USED TO READ EVERY SINGLE WORD ON EVERY PAGE AS MY HEART FLUTTERED AT THE MAKE UP AND FASHION IDEAS AND I ALWAYS SAVED EVERY ONE! THEY WERE PRECIOUS TO ME. IT IS A LUXURY TO READ TODAY AS YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE CHOICE TO TAKE THE TIME TO SIT DOWN AND READ. Our society searches the internet now for everything from games, to work, to shopping and of course even relaxation - but should computers and relaxation go together? We have everything from calm apps to online meditation, yet surely having a device to help you relax is an oxymoron in itself? I see the internet becoming a dangerous place. There is always going to be something that makes it unsafe - blue whale and momo are prime examples. We have to constantly be aware of what link we are opening and I find I am always having to prove to the computer that I am a human! Of course we must also warn our children of the dangers. It’s like walking through a minefield of hidden bombs, and now that we are all addicted to our computers and phones, we are being told ‘less screen time’. I truly think its time for us to wake up and take on a different perspective, which brings me to my point - reading! Read books, read magazines, read, read and relax. It activates a different level of brain activity and you truly feel replenished and inspired afterwards.
Eye magazine has had a makeover this year and we are now a fashionable bi annual with sections on beauty, fashion, lifestyle, wellbeing, culinary, design, motoring and finance. We hope to inspire and motivate you but also provide you with some form of learning and a nice uffy rela ing read Our fashion shoot was held at the Grand Windsor hotel on Queen Street. It is a stunning location that is very central and boasts a fabulous bar and restaurant. The dress we featured is the stunning Carolina gown from Modes, a gorgeous piece of art! Ina Feni is our model and she is also the co owner of the Proper Pizza brand. See pages 32 to 37. Our 8th What Women Want 2019 is being held at the Cordis again and is sponsored by Bentley Auckland. If you have not yet been make sure you book your ticket, It’s an outstanding day of champagne, shopping, a 3 course lunch with wines from Clarks Estate, a fashion show by Shen and Silver fox models, a charity auction for the Heart foundation and catching up with friends. It’s one of my favourite days of the year.