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Woman & Home South Africa

Woman & Home South Africa April 2020

Woman & Home puts the reader at the centre of everything they do, never pigeonholing, always believing it’s attitude not age that matters, always with a positive tone that connects to the reader, giving her confidence, glamour and inspiration to try new experiences. woman&home has a brand new attitude and offers irresistible inspiration each and every month.

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South Africa
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Caxton Magazines
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Back issues only
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2 min.
live life well!

One of the best things about gaining experience in life is knowing what you want out of it, and what you're not prepared to put up with. It's also about realising your worth, and having a clear perspective that you deserve respect. 'The greatest achievement is knowing who you are' On page 8, our cover star this month, TV presenter and fitness guru Davina McCall, talks about how grown-up women now garner a different kind of respect. For too long women felt they became invisible and ignored when they reached their 40s and 50s – these days it seems they're only just hitting their stride, and getting started on the best part of life. Midlife women are really having a seminal time in the world right now, achieving great successes and taking centre…

1 min.
meet our contributors

BELINDA DOS SANTOS, a freelance writer, contributed to our article on page 100. What do you love about autumn? I really like how the cooler weather seems to have a calming effect on everyone. * My definition of being strong? It's about standing tall when life strikes you, not allowing negativity to define you, and choosing empathy and kindness. * To stay fit and healthy... I've stopped eating red meat and chicken. I’m also a big fan of fitness guru Joe Wicks. Make-up artist LINDSEY SWART made sure our readers on page 64 looked fab. What do you love about autumn? I'm a summer girl, but I'm obsessed with the golden tones of the trees and thick jerseys when colder weather kicks in. + The bravest thing I've done is... camp in the middle of…

5 min.
davina ‘women in their 50s are now given a very different type of respect’

It’s been almost 20 years since Davina McCall landed her first major gig as a presenter, and we’ve since seen her at the helm of shows like Long Lost Family and This Time Next Year. She’s also made a name for herself in the fitness industry, with 14 workout DVDs and several healthy recipe books. It’s why hers has become a household name. And, after years in the public eye, Davina says she’s now landed in a very good place. If fans or viewers approach her, it’s simply to have a nice chat. And, like her followers, the years have also been incredibly kind to Davina, now 52, whose age-defying looks can be attributed to her enviable youthful vigour – and being happy. Happiness is something she places great importance on these days.…

4 min.
how to always find a silver lining

We all know how it feels when things go pear-shaped because we’re human, not computer chips. From doomed relationships and disastrous interviews to spilling coffee over a freshly washed shirt, it’s easy for a sense of shame to take hold. Yet, in the words of Breakfast at Tiffany’s author Truman Capote, “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.” So channel your inner Holly Golightly – there’s more to be learnt from mess-ups than clear rounds. 1 OWN YOUR TRUTH There’s no glossing over the fact that love hurts and hearts ache when it ends. As well as the relationship as you knew it, you’re losing the illusion that perfect partnerships exist. But no long-standing couple should feel their years together were a failure, when there was kindness, support, laughter, and…

2 min.
new for you

MODERN MASH-UP Evening wear and casual athleisure come together in chic form with Ted Baker’s fun AW20 collection. Soft shades are offset by highlights of mustard, rust, lime and navy, along with a mix of modern florals, polka dots, and animal prints. Leather jacket, R6 580; dress, R3 980, both 30 to 38; sneakers, R2 580 FLORAL CHARMS Celebrate our heritage with the new Icon Africa range by Durban brand Savage Jewellery, which has strung disks engraved with African flowers from necklaces, earrings and more. They’re handmade in sterling silver, and you can choose between a variety of flowers, or just your fave. From R250 for a charm SMART GRAPHICS Update your knitwear this season with some fun logos. Wear them with jeans and smart trainers for the perfect weekend outfit. TIMELESS ELEGANCE We’re smitten with Geo by…

4 min.
country life

INVESTMENT PIECE Splurge on the must-have seasonal trench with contrasting inner details. For a timeless feel, pair it with our favourite style of summer dress with deep, rich florals and longer sleeves. A midi dress allows you to wear either boots or stilettos. Trench, R5 580, 30 to 38, Ted Baker London. Dress, R799, 32 to 44, H&M. Earrings, R425; short necklace, R460, both Jangi. Layered necklace, R170, Colette by Colette Hayman ALL IN THE MIX Try matching your colours and clashing your fabrics this autumn. For a chic and sophisticated look, go for leather and knits, and create a statement with a faux-snakeskin box bag! Top, R329, 32 to 44, H&M. Skirt, R229, XS to XXL, The Hub. Earrings, R100; handbag, R560, both Colette by Colette Hayman. Long necklace, R750, Jangi. Short necklace, R1…