Welcome to the first Letter from the Editor of 2016. I’ve been thinking of February as the real kick-off of the new year. January is usually more of a ‘trial month’; a time to process everything that has happened in the previous year and gear up for a big new one.
February is the time to get ready and get excited for everything that’s to come in the new year. I love this new Letter from the Editor as a way to start each month, because it’s a one-on-one conversation about where I stand personally and about everything that is making us cheerful at Chapter Friday.
What will Chapter Friday focus on in February? Clearly it’s a month of fresh, new energy and of connection. Next to the inspiration we always try to offer in the area of career, fashion and creativity, we’ll focus on love and connection in the broadest sense.
You’ll read a love letter to Mondays, we’ll talk about dating in your twenties (in a big city, no less), we’ll round up our favourite hotspots in Amsterdam for a (first) date, and you’ll see the items in my wardrobe that I love the most.
A month based on some good old romanticism, wouldn’t be complete (or as FUN!) without including you. The readers I love and hold so close to my heart. As we speak, we’re finalising the details on a BIG, beautiful gift series.
That’s right! I’m saying 14 days of insane give-aways, starting on Valentine’s Day, that we’ve dubbed Yara’s Favourite Things (Oh hi Oprah!). They include a gorgeous designer bag by Furla, bedding by Crisp Sheets, jewelry by Anna + Nina and so, so much more.
Of course, in conclusion, the most important and long-lasting relationship is the one you have with yourself. How to stay focussed on your own path? How to love yourself when you feel like you’re failing? I don’t think I have the answers to everything, but I look forward to talking about all of this with you smart, strong, funny women.
Now I’m off to listen Love Yourself by the Biebs. See you in a new Letter from the Editor in March!