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Best

Best

20-2021
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Best delivers a varied and lively mix of ideas and inspiration to inform and entertain real women and help them get more out of every aspect of their busy lives. Best is topical, practical, offering more variety than any other weekly by embracing traditional topics in a modern way.

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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst Magazines UK
Frequency:
Weekly
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52 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
time for some fun!

I’m a Leo and, according to our fun feature on page 85, I love a city break. Funny thing is, I do! Before lockdown, I could have been anywhere from the Glasgow Style Mile (a shopper’s paradise) to the beaches of Barcelona. I’m drawn to a getaway like a moth to a Jo Malone candle… And hooray! From Monday (17 May), hotels and spas are fully open – so, if you would like best to be your astrological travel agent, get reading now and find your perfect getaway. If a weekend of change doesn’t seem long enough, reader Gemma Nixon set herself a 30-day challenge on page 54 to ‘go wild’ – enjoying random acts of wildness to get closer to nature. From collecting beach shells to tree-hugging, you can find a…

4 min.
start your week with a smile

1 LOOK NO FEATHER It’s no secret that we adore animals at best and while these two little ducklings have stolen our hearts, it’s their names that, erm, quacked us up. The new residents at Bocketts Farm in Surrey have ingeniously been called Thelma and Louise – just like the 1991 film starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis. These two already have star quality and more than fit the bill! (Sorry). 2 Who wowed the crowd? These celebs have certainly got the (pastel) blues. Amanda Holden, 50, showed off her co-ordinating skills again, with even hair accessories matching the soft, pale blue shade. Charlotte Hawkins, 45, opted to team her Closet dress with eye-catching animal print courts, while Catherine Tyldesley, 37, keeps it classic with nude sandals. Amanda’s in true blue from top to…

2 min.
stacey’s fairytale ending?

Presenter Stacey Solomon has been gushing about tying the knot soon with her fiancé, ex-EastEnders star Joe Swash – and when she walks down the aisle, it’ll be a stunning wooded archway in the grounds of the couple’s lavish new home. Joe – who is dad to their adorable little boy, Rex, one, and stepdad to Stacey’s sons from a previous relationship, Zachary, 13, and Leighton, nine –proposed on Christmas Eve, and Stacey’s been sharing her plans on social media ever since. The 31-year-old recently confirmed that she would now become husband and wife in the garden of their picture-postcard new home, Pickle Cottage, this Summer. The former X Factor star has been sharing regular renovation updates to the idyllic £1.2m Essex property, which has its own swimming pool, on Instagram. With…

2 min.
see how they grow!

It may seem impossible to believe that 10 years have gone by since Prince William and Kate Middleton married in such splendour at Westminster Abbey. But since that April day in 2011 they have certainly been busy – raising their adorable brood of three, who just get cuter by the day. To celebrate their anniversary, the couple released an adorable ‘home style’ video, shot in and around their country home, Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate in north west Norfolk, and it gave us another peek at the little princes and princess, who are growing up so very quickly. Oldest, of course, is gorgeous George, our future king, who at seven is shooting up in height. The fair-haired youngster can be a little shy in front of the cameras, but seems to…

5 min.
davina: menopause, myths and me

With startling honesty, TV presenter and fitness guru Davina McCall is bravely opening up about her menopause journey in a gripping new Channel 4 documentary, Sex, Myths and the Menopause, meeting other women along the way, as she busts myths surrounding the transition, and dispels the shame and fear around hormone replacement therapy. Investigating the science that adds to our understanding of the menopause and its impact on women’s health, mum-of-three Davina lifts the lid on the midlife taboo that can destroy jobs and relationships, and tackles the misinformation that is still far too prevalent… Davina, what do you hope people take away from this documentary? perimenopausal or menopausal will leave this documentary with an enormous amount of compassion for anyone going through it. I hope that women who are at a…

5 min.
‘keep your chin up and keep going’

Former Corrie star Katherine Kelly left the cobbles in 2012 – and went on to become one of Britain’s most in-demand actors. The intensely private mum-of-two (she shares daughters Orla Rae, seven, and Rose, four, with ex-husband, Ryan Clark) is now back in the second series of Innocent, playing wronged schoolteacher Sally Wright. Embroiled in a scandal when it is alleged that she’s been having an affair with her 16-year-old pupil, Matty, who is found dead, Sally ends up wrongly convicted of his murder. Here, the Barnsley native, 41, tells us more about series two, and her love of Ireland… Katherine, how have you been in the past year? I worked, which I’m so grateful for! Yes, we had all the challenges of home-schooling, but I’ve also had loved ones ill in…