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Woman & Home December 2020

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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
$10.34(Incl. tax)
$78.71(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
a christmas to remember

Welcome to our wonderful Christmas issue of woman&home! I think it’s safe to say this year’s bumper offering has had even more love and attention lavished on it than ever before. That’s because while the w&h team have remained working from home on this edition, there has never been a stronger sense of community and care among the staff. The team and I wanted to create an extra-special issue to help you celebrate the festive season at the end of what has been an incredibly challenging year for us all. Yet, if there has been one positive to emerge, it is that we have become kinder. To celebrate this silver lining, we’ve created a Kindness Special from page 52, including mindful gifting, the importance of self-care and our 2020 learnings. Let’s hope…

1 min
meet our contributors

All-round literary superstar JILLY COOPER CBE’s new book, Between the Covers, features her classic journalism. She has written countless bestsellers, and shares her life lessons on p50. What will you wear on Christmas Day? I’ll probably wear black leggings because they make me look slimmer. On top I’ll wear a heavenly pale grey jersey, given to me by my daughter Emily, which has a glittering star of silver sequins on it. Then with any luck, Three Wise Men might catch sight of me and drop in for a glass of Champagne. ANN CLEEVES is the bestselling author of over 30 novels, including the Vera and Shetland series on which ITV’s and BBC One’s dramas are based. She’s previously worked as a probation officer, librarian, bird observatory cook and auxiliary coastguard. Ann, who lives…

1 min
women & home

Editorial Editor-in-chief Catherine Westwood Executive editor Miranda McMinn Group lifestyle director Geoffrey Palmer Group creative director Phil Attaway Group chief sub editor Emma Badger Lifestyle director Jayne Marsden Group fashion director Paula M oore Fashion editor Hannah Hughes Deputy fashion editor Eloisa J ohnson Senior fashion stylist Becky J oiner-O’Riordan Group beauty director Charley Williams-H owitt Group beauty director Sarah C ooper-White Beauty editor Fiona McKim Beauty editor Stephanie Maylor Senior beauty and fashion writer Jessica Beech Beauty writer Emma North Features director Jane Kemp Features editor Sharon Sweeney Travel editor Helena Cartwright Books and fiction editor Emma Shacklock Books and fiction editor Zoe West Celebrity director Jack White Deputy celebrity director R obyn M orris Celebrity features editor Hayley Minn Senior celebrity writer Selina Maycock Celebrity writer Georgia Farquharson Health and fitness editor Lucy G ornall Wellbeing editor Faye M Smith Senior health writer Natalia Lubomirski Acting senior health writer Ali Horsfall Senior health writer Tanya Pearey Junior health writer Rose…

2 min
join the conversation!

THANK YOU, NHS During lockdown, I developed a carcinoma growth on my cheek, and needed an op under local anaesthetic to remove it. The NHS team were so kind to me, reassuring me all the way. Coming from South Africa, where you pay big bucks for medical aid – and, if you don’t have the money, they won’t admit you to hospital – I still can’t believe how it works in the UK. I am so grateful to the NHS. A big hug to them all. Jane, by email FAIR ISLE FIRE My husband and I lived on the tiny island of Fair Isle for a while and it’s where we first met after meeting online and me travelling 850 miles for a first date. It’s the most amazing place I have ever…

1 min
best beauty buys

WISH-LIST SCENTS 1. Mediterranean mystique Take yourself to Tuscany in one spritz with bitter orange blossoms, neroli and bergamot. Goutal Paris Le Temps des Rêves EDT, £75 for 50ml, johnlewis.com 2. Lingering love The ultimate treat, this new peppery floral fragrance doesn’t disappoint. Diptyque Othoniel Rosa EDT, £120 for 100ml, diptyqueparis.com 3. Sublime scent Inhale this woody, exotic eau de parfum and you’ll find yourself in the balmy evening sun of romantic India. Sana Jardin Sandalwood Temple No. 4 EDP, £95 for 50ml, cultbeauty.co.uk 4. All that jazz Dedicated to 1920s decadence, this combines tangy juniper berries and soft sandalwood for distinct, yet pleasing notes of gin. Molton Brown Juniper Jazz EDT, £85 for 100ml, moltonbrown.co.uk 5. Sweet sensation Want something subtle? Then try this blend of creamy caramel and vanilla layered with juicy nectarine, violet and jasmine. Penhaligon’s Artemisia…

9 min
a starry christmas

‘OUR CHRISTMAS STARTS IN AUGUST!’ Actor Shobna Gulati, 54, lives near Manchester. She has a son, Akshay, 26. For me, Christmas starts just after my birthday in August! Every year, I’m like, ‘Right, my birthday’s over, what are we doing for Christmas?’ I love birthdays and Christmas because it’s just so much fun. We definitely need that most in the deep, dark winter. I like the festive traditions, I love singing carols and I love attending midnight mass. Before she died in November last year, we always spent our family Christmases with Mum. I’d cook dinner and we’d get her cross by making lots of noise – we’d take over her house! After we lost Dad, as a family, we all went our different ways, but we would gather at Christmas. We’ve already…