Hello winter. Brace yourself readers, as we send shivers up your spine with our oh so cool issue of haven!


As a child I spent most of my years in Canada so I am quite nostalgic for winter vibes, but the beach girl in me certainly counts down the 12 weeks of winter. We encourage you to embrace the chilly days and flick to our feature on 15 ‘cool’ (pardon the pun) things to do locally this winter. Plus we load you up with tips on how to stay well this season, cook for comfort and bust the old wives’ tales about cold and flus.


I don’t know about you, but a short winter season makes me cringe when pulling out the wallet for winter clothes. With this in mind, we have nailed the three winter essentials you need this season plus simple ideas on how to style that winter scarf with ease. In our part of the world, sometimes a scarf is all you need to add to your outfit to up the warmth factor.


Apart from unveiling another cracker of a magazine this month, the crew at haven is also super excited to launch our new event series – and you are all invited. Offering a casual vibe in a crowd of likeminded fellow readers, we will offer a mix of regular events such as informative gatherings, girls’ nights out and family fun. Watch this space for details! We are also back in July with another haven business hub event offering tips on modern day marketing. Get out your calendars, book your spot and we will see you there.


Check out our latest issue of haven HERE!


Happy days!


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