February always puts a spring in my step; a brand new month with so much to look forward to! Lighter evenings are creeping in and the region is beginning to wake up from its winter slumber. This month stately homes are opening their gates to a display of daffodils and snow drops (read our top 5 on page 29), there’s new art exhibitions inspired by the season ahead and we welcome the first festivals of 2018 – I’m looking forward to seeing Cambridge light up with the return of the e-Luminate Festival!
It’s also the month of love! To celebrate we have plenty of ideas for Valentine’s Day and a handy gift guide, plus a wedding special with 13 pages dedicated to planning the perfect big day in the East of England. We’ve found the quirkiest venues in the East, list the hottest décor trends for 2018 and have plenty of tips and advice, but if you want more head to our Weddings Facebook page for exclusive offers and ideas at www.facebook.com/eastlifeweddings/
Essentially Local is a bimonthly local publication which includes a directory of businesses, lots of helpful articles and a competition. It is delivered to over 12,000 homes and businesses around the north of Milton Keynes, Stony Stratford, Wolverton and part of Towcester and the surrounding villages.