What a fun issue of haven we have created this month with our “Celebrate” theme! Celebrations are something we all have in common, whether it’s an annual calendar event or even a birthday – we get at least one of those every year. The kids seem to count their years in fractions but us adults tend to just stop counting as the decades stack up! The crew at haven has wrapped up this issue with the latest party inspo, from cakes to event stylists, balloons to birthday party venues and so much more. This is one issue of haven you will want to file away for future reference.

I have to share a funny story. Hubby and I just celebrated 15 wild, wonderful years of amazing marriage (too gushy?). Hitting this milestone, we figured it was finally a big enough reason to pop the cork on a bottle of champagne we saved from our wedding day. After packing this bottle into a box on every move (and there have been loads!) we finally had our moment with that bottle of Dom Perignon only to find the champers had gone off – it was like vinegar! Yuck! So, the moral of our story is this: Never wait to celebrate! There is no time like the present to pop the cork, dance in the living room (or on the tables), eat cake and have some fun. Celebrate the day, bless the weekends, kick up your heels with the girls, bask in boy time or honour the family and party with your people.

Speaking of fun, join the haven crew for a night at the movies for the opening night of “Bad Moms” this month. We will have champers, canapés and a fun panel of ‘Mamas that rock’ sharing their motherhood experiences. Tickets are limited. Get your booking details on our website at www.havenmagazine.com.au.

Now, go. Read the August issue of haven online and find a reason to celebrate!

Keeley O'Connor

Keeley O'Connor  

Keeley has always been a keen entrepreneur and creative and takes great pride in growing her business in parallel with her young family. Keeley started in online publishing with ‘Savvy Mama’ in early 2009 going on to publish print titles over the past decade, including haven, a family lifestyle publication and scout for the Gold Coast holiday-maker more recently. She has grown a vibrant and engaged digital community of followers via her digital and social channels and continues to expand her business with haven creative services // www.havencreative.com.au