Posted On December 29, 2017 By In Regulars With 245 Views

First Word with Sue Hodgson

“I have an idea …”

We’ve all been there – those four words that push you toward your notebook, laptop, or a snippet of paper torn off a bag of dog food. Grab whatever is nearest to jot down your next big idea, before you forget it! As we launch into a New Year, this likely becomes a common theme for many of us. It’s a time to assess our lives both personally and professionally.

We are so passionate about what we do at Seaside Magazine that we are always conjuring up exciting new twists to editorials, developing new columns designing new pages and creating covers worth talking about! With a tight monthly publishing schedule, sometimes it’s hard to bring all our ideas to life, but we’ve been working hard to keep coming up with something new to say. We are the voice of the Saanich Peninsula, so we make every effort to keep up with the trends and listen, as well as take the time to observe what’s happening in our community.

We’re not immune to the changes that sweep fashion and design. Observe them long enough and you’ll detect a pattern, a sort of bounce-back effect.
Stand still long enough and they will pass you by repeatedly. Designs get recycled from one decade or generation to the next. Did you miss the mini-skirt fad of the 60’s and 70’s? No problem: hemlines are high again. Polyester leisure suits and wide ties? Wait – they’ll return soon enough. Ditto for interior design. The minimalist design spirit that dates back to the mid-20th century is back in full sail. And the fabric-effect wallpaper that you were glad to get rid of after it had seen better days, well, it’s back too!

In this issue of Seaside Magazine you’ll notice some dramatic changes to a few pages, and some subtle ones in others. What hasn’t changed is our strength in editorial content – 80 pages worth! We’re devoted to uncovering the creative talent that runs deep throughout the Saanich Peninsula and we’re thrilled about the opportunity to bring these stories to life on and off the pages.

Big thanks to our readers, advertisers and partners for all the support and love you’ve shown Seaside Magazine over the years. Here’s to another great year ahead!



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