Women's Lifestyle
Prima UK

Prima UK May 2019

Prima delivers real life guidance, inspiration & ideas to simplify the lives of modern woman today. In Prima Magazine there is something for everyone - advice on how to look and feel your best, time and money saving solutions, quick and easy food, beautiful homes and gardens, and above all everything you need to get the most out of life. Prima addresses the emotional needs of everyday women, covering issues relevant to every life stage, through shared experiences and real life inspiration and advice. Its tone is supportive, warm, helpful and fun, with a positive approach to life and a modern point of view.

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in this issue

1 min.
smile, it’s spring!

Apparently, the first 15 minutes after you get up set the tone for how the rest of your day will go. Wake up grumpy and, chances are, you’ll have a day where everything feels like hard work. Okay, so I’m not saying I’m a ray of sunshine in those minutes after the alarm clock goes off – but I’m beginning to think there is something in the power of positivity and the way small changes can help to shift your mood. Take our reader makeovers on p64 – we’ve called them Style To Make You Smile! because it’s true that even something as simple as wearing a different colour or treating yourself to a new dress can change how you feel. In a similar way, our inspirational reader Billie Bacall…

2 min.
prima loves

TOP BUYS FROM £2! Compiled by Carolyn Bailey, James Cunningham, Gabriella English, Alice Shields, Gillian Davies, Jo Atkinson…

9 min.
‘relationships are easier the older you get’

Prue, 79, lives in the Cotswolds. She’s married to former fashion designer John Playfair, who is seven years her junior, and has two grown-up children – a son, Danny, from her previous marriage, and adopted daughter Li-Da. This month, she’s releasing her eighth novel, The Lost Son, the concluding part of her family saga trilogy, The Angelotti Chronicles. MAKING DREAMS HAPPEN Not a lot of people know this, but writing a novel was a long-held ambition of mine. I first dabbled in writing at school, penning a play that the student drama group performed (how proud I was!), and always longed to do more. But it wasn’t until I was heading towards 50 that I thought, ‘Right, it’s time to actually do this.’ I’d been running my restaurant and catering company, Leith’s,…

1 min.
prue through the years

1969 Prue opened her restaurant, Leith’s, in London’s Kensington Park Road in 1969. 1989 Prue celebrates receiving her OBE in 1989 with her daughter Li-Da and son Daniel. 2006 Prue spent 11 years as a judge on Great British Menu with Oliver Peyton and Matthew Fort. 2016 Prue married retired clothes designer John Playfair in October 2016. 2017 Prue became a judge on The Great British Bake Off in 2017, which returns to Channel 4 this autumn. Prue wears Top, Marks & Spencer. Trousers and trainers, both Boden. Glasses, Kirk & Kirk. Necklace, Samuel Coraux. Earrings, Prue’s own Styling Jane Galpin, Claire Ginzler Hair & make-up Ian McIntosh for Salon64 Additional photography Rex Features, Mark Bourdillon, Stay Still/Photoshot…

4 min.
discover the flavours of the rhône with prue leith

CRUISE WITH OUR COVER STAR THIS JULY! ‘I can’t wait to join Prima readers on this voyage through the culinary heart of France. I will share cookery tips and tricks, join you at a special wine-tasting, and be on hand to answer your questions on everything from starting a cookery school to my writing and TV careers.’ For those with a taste for the finer things in life, the Rhône is a cultural and culinary feast: delicious food; a superb wine-making tradition; spellbinding scenery and a history to match. A visit to the region is a treat at any time, but this fabulous river cruise, which sets sail from Lyon, is extra special. As well as all the sights, sounds and flavours of this magnificent part of the world, from wine-tasting in Burgundy…

3 min.
in full bloom

Bold botanicals What’s not to love about a swishy summer skirt? A-line styles are great at emphasising your waist and skimming over hips and thighs. Pair with a pastel knitted T-shirt or, if it’s a special occasion, try a silk blouse. Top, £17.99, xs-l; skirt £49.99, xs-xl, both Zara. Hair clip, £6.99, Accessorize. Maximum style Full length and flawless – a maxi dress is a firm fashion favourite. Perfect for long summer days and poolside glamour, but why not wear now? Either style it with a T-shirt layered underneath or, if it’s still chilly, an oversized sweater will be cosy and stylish. Dress, £80, 8-18, Next. Scarf, £15, Lands’ End. Trainers, £49.99, 3-10, Converse Soft focus A pretty chiffon print blouse is an easy way to work the trend into your everyday wardrobe. A perfect pairing with…