A Festive Read

Bursting with all things Christmas, McCarthy & Stone’s winter issue of Emerald has graced the doorsteps of homeowners just in time for the festivities.

The 6th edition since 2017 which we’ve had pleasure planning, writing, designing and printing is filled with heaps of festive inspiration from the perfect party table to the best Christmas markets. The lifestyle publication tempts its readers to a Winter escape in sunny Mexico, a weekend break in arty Glasgow and to walk the Welsh coastline in Swansea.

Readers can indulge in a festive, fruit-filled pavlova or cosy up with a plate of French Tartiflette. They can shop their way through our Christmas wish list and read their way through our suggested top books – a returning feature every issue.

As well as a host of fabulously fun news and events from developments across the country, the magazine is full of inspiring stories sent in from the homeowners. From a crossword wizz who produced a cryptic crossword especially for the edition to an 82-year-old homeowner who still puts on her running trainers to compete in ultradistance races! (It’s even inspired us in the office to swap the Quality Streets for trainers come the New Year!)

Emerald is a project the whole office gets involved in from copy to design to photography to editing. With the next edition already in the pipeline, we can’t wait to get stuck in!