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Woman & Home

Woman & Home Dec-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.

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

in this issue

1 min.
meet our contributors

BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD OBE is one of the most successful novelists of all time. Her latest book, Master of His Fate (HarperCollins), is out on 29 November. In our feature Comfort & Joy (page 86), she recalls the glittering New York Christmas party she hosted for her husband, TV producer Robert Bradford, who’d had a tough and lonely wartime childhood. “I wanted to make up for all the parties he never had as a boy,” she says. TANIA EDWARDS is a stand-up comedian and writer, who has appeared on TV shows such as Mock the Week and Stand Up for the Week. She recently supported Katherine Ryan on her sell-out tour. Tania’s worst Christmas (page 101) involved a new baby, a house move and the terrifying task of hosting the big…

3 min.
come inside it’s christmas

“Although the season of goodwill can be hard work for the women who make it happen, it’s also us that love to uphold the family folklore” It’s always lovely to see new inspiring ideas at Christmas and think about how we can turn our homes into stylish, sparkly grottoes. You’ll find lots of gorgeous festive decorating tips in this issue, and we’ve had adorable children Leyland and Elia, plus the cutest dog ever, Gigi, helping us create the magic. But a recurring theme that kept coming up in the office when we were planning this issue is nostalgia and how much we all love the age-old traditions that make Christmas truly special. And although the season of goodwill can be seriously hard work (not to mention stressful!) for the women who…

6 min.
the magic of strictly

“Pre-show, I burn some incense and meditate to centre myself” LEE RYAN, 35, lives in London. He is currently single and has two children, Bluebell and Rayn, from previous relationships. His dance partner is Nadiya Bychkova. STRICTLY STRUGGLE? Being tired. But on the plus side, I’ve quit drinking – it’s a good excuse to! AND STRENGTH? I’m a passionate person and I don’t do anything by halves, so if I’m going to do something, I’ll go for it. I don’t know about the steps, but I’m giving it my all. ANY SURPRISES? The schedule. It’s insane. I don’t know how anyone can do another job at the same time. When Simon [Webbe] did it, he was also touring with Blue. I loved EastEnders, but I’m glad I’m not doing it now. PRE-SHOW CONFIDENCE TRICK? I…

4 min.
allison pearson

“I still believe in the miracle of Mother Christmas” Dear Mother Christmas, Sorry, I appreciate that you’re really busy right now, what with several billion presents to wrap and those pesky elves constantly nicking the Sellotape. I just wanted to send a message of support from one woman to another. Every year, I imagine how you must roll your eyes when children are queuing up to meet Father Christmas. It’s Father Christmas to whom all those longing letters are addressed. Father Christmas who they leave out a sherry and mince pie for, plus a carrot for Rudolph. Who do they think mucks out the reindeer, eh? Who buys wrapping paper the length of the Nile and matches the right gift to the right child? It’s not your old man, snoring in the…

1 min.
new for you

FEEL-GOOD FASHION Hobbs have teamed up with Key to Freedom to launch an exclusive collection of silk scarves to raise funds for vulnerable women in India. Guilt-free shopping? Count us in. CELEB APPROVED Daytime TV favourite Holly Willoughby has hand-picked her fashion favourites from M&S’s latest drop, ready for you to shop in selected stores and online. The asymmetric check dress is at the top of our winter wish list. EAR CANDY Statement earrings are still a must-have accessory this winter – the bigger the better. Lucky for you, we’ve found a lust-worthy pair to suit every budget. “IT” KNITS Made from merino wool and soft cashmere, look no further than ME+EM for high quality knitwear you’ll be snuggling into for years to come. Jumper, £199, sizes xs-xl; trousers, £199, sizes 6-16, ME+EM DESIGNER COLLAB Aspinal of London invited…

3 min.
here come the girls…

Shimmer and Shine ROBYN (left) Dress, £395, sizes 4-16, Needle & Thread. Shoes, £34, Next. Earrings, £295, Mulberry SOPHIE (centre) Dress, £160, sizes 8-18, MW by Matthew Williamson at Debenhams. Shoes, £695, Mulberry. Earrings, £34, Tutti & Co. Ring, £28, Annie Haak ANNIKA (right) Jumpsuit, £550, sizes 6-14, LK Bennett. Earrings, £119, Swarovski. Bag, from a selection; scarf, £125, both Mulberry. Ring, £19, Wolf & Moon Red Alert ANNIKA (left) Dress, £120, sizes 8-16, Studio by Preen at Debenhams. Shoes, £25, Next. Earrings, £10.69, Betty & Biddy SOPHIE (right) Top, £320; trousers, £280, both sizes 4-16, Pinko. Shoes, £149, Kurt Geiger London. Earrings, £29, Tutti & Co ROBYN (in the car) Dress, £150, sizes 8-18, Debut at Debenhams. Statement ring, £97, Konplott True Blue SOPHIE (left) Blazer, £62, sizes 6-22, Next. Blouse, £119, sizes 6-16,…