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Women's Lifestyle
Woman & Home

Woman & Home Sep-2018

Published by TI Media Limited Woman & home is the UK’s number-one monthly magazine aimed at women aged 35+. Including best beauty advice, fabulous wearable fashion trends, delicious recipes, in-depth health and wellbeing advice, latest looks for the home, plus insightful interviews with celebrities and real women who have achieved remarkable things, W &H’s pages are bursting with irresistible inspiration. And there are also short stories, travel ideas, exclusive offers, competitions and much more besides! With a raft of top writers and stunning photography, W &H is gorgeous, glossy package.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
TI-Media
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
it’s all about you!

“Allowing yourself a bit of creative time is about putting yourself at the top of your to-do list – we all need to prioritise our wellbeing” In this issue we’ve been taking a look at creativity and realising that this life stage is a great time to rediscover it. I’ve noticed lots of my friends are either getting back into hobbies and activities they enjoyed in their youth or they’re taking up new pursuits. In our feature Crafting is my lifeline (p56), we interview three very busy women who use crafting to de-stress, including Melissa, a scene of crime officer who loves cross-stitching and quilting. Allowing yourself a bit of creative time is actually about putting yourself at the top of your to-do list. A few years back, when both my…

1 min.
meet our contributors

SANTA MONTEFIORE is a bestselling author. She and her husband Simon live in London with their two children. Santa writes about her experience at an Italian cookery school on p54. • What do I love most about the British countryside? Its woolly extravagance. Overgrown hedgerows, long grasses – it’s just charming. • My favourite wildlife hotspot is… My childhood home in Hampshire – woods full of deer, hares, rabbits and foxes. JENNY COLGAN is the author of numerous bestselling novels including Meet Me at the Cupcake Café and Little Beach Street Bakery . She is married with three children and lives in Scotland. Read Jenny’s exclusive short story for w&h on p188. • What do I love most about the British countryside? The quickness of the changes in the weather and how fast everything…

1 min.
treat yourself

PALM HOUSE PRINT Cushion, £10, Sainsbury’s STAR BUY Bag, £275, Russell & Bromley VIT HIT Superactive Capsules, £10.35 (members’ price), beautypie.com ORANGE GLOW Dior Vernis 531 Hot, £21, Dior IN THE FRAME Glasses, from £98, Ace & Tate TIME OUT Watch, £64.99, Timex BOX IT UP Trinket box, £40, John Lewis SOFT TOUCH A by Amara soft throw, £60, Amara SO CHIC Beret, £14, Principles at Debenhams PLEATS PLEASE Scarf, £18, Oliver Bonas BRIGHT EYES Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Splendeur et Audace, £44, Chanel ABSTRACT DESIGN Large jug, £28, Oliver Bonas BOLD LOOK Earrings, £27.99, Pilgrim FACE IT Cushion, £18, John Lewis STEP TO IT Heels, £59.99, Zara BLING BLING Ring, £70, Nocturne BELT UP Belt, £35, & Other Stories ALL-YEAR BLOOM Fake string of pearls in ceramic pot, £25, Marks & Spencer HOLD ON Handbag, £32, JD Williams MIRROR, MIRROR… Mirror, £49.50, Oliver Bonas PUCKER UP YSL Rouge Pur Couture No 19 Le Fuchsia, £23.30, World Duty Free…

11 min.
3 is the magic number

Girl power is the phrase that springs to mind when you get Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid, Charlotte Hawkins and Kate Garraway in the same room. These are the women who are responsible for some of breakfast TV’s greatest eye-rolling moments (yes, we’re looking at you, Piers Morgan), its slickest live interviews (think everyone from Jeremy Corbyn to David Beckham), and some of the most watched (and watched again) off-script scenes. With this formidable trio of women in charge, it’s no wonder the show now attracts over one million viewers, and is the UK’s most talked about breakfast show, making daily headlines from who wore what to who said what. And that’s not to mention the fact that each of these three women juggles a job that sees them rise as…

1 min.
our on-screen style

Susanna Reid: The fitted dress We’re lucky we have a brilliant stylist called Debbie Harper (@debbiedresses), who has helped each of us carve out our own look on the show. I’m happiest in a fitted dress with a little bit of sleeve, so I don’t show too much arm, and the funny thing is, some of my most popular looks are when I’m wearing the cheapest clothes. I once wore a £14 Asda dress and Dame Joan Collins came in wearing virtually the same thing, but it was Dolce & Gabbana – everyone went mad for that one. Charlotte Hawkins: The sleeveless look If you watch the show, you’ve probably noticed that I’m usually wearing something sleeveless. In fact, viewers often get quite protective and will tweet me saying, “It’s really cold outside,…

4 min.
“this is such a nostalgic moment in a mother’s life”

It’s your job – to teach them how to love, live… and leave My son is leaving home. Not yet, not quite yet. We have a few more weeks together before Tom departs for university. He is impatient to be off, of course, out into the big world. I want him to feel confident and happy so I try not to let him see how my heart is pleating inside as I assemble a pile of stuff he will need. His blankie, the yellow honeycombed shawl my mum knitted when he was born, still lies under his pillow. Eighteen years old, like the child it has comforted so many times, the blankie is faded to cream from so many washings. I bury my face in it, thinking, don’t be sad, this…