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Best Summer Special

Best Summer Special 2016

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best summer special

After what has been a bit of a slow burner, summer has finally arrived! To help make the most of the warm weather on holiday, or at home (fingers crossed!), we’ve packed this issue full of excellent ways to keep you entertained. If you like to spend as much time as possible outdoors, make sure your garden is in tip-top condition with the brilliant flowering plant suggestions on page 66. And then, rather than sticking the usual bangers and burgers on your BBQ, why not try one of the easy recipes on page 24? You’ll definitely impress your guests! Heading off on a last-minute break (you lucky thing!)? Get swimsuit ready fast with our fab diet on page 12, then just sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of the issue. Whatever way you…

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beach body at any age

ELLIE GOULDING The Love Me Like You Do singer isn’t just a powerhouse when it comes to her vocals – she gives it some in the gym, too. Ellie is a fan of the intense hour-long workouts at Barry’s Bootcamp. She says, ‘Before, I had a flat bum, no boobs and not much shape. I’m way more womanly now.’ COLEEN ROONEY She’s got three kids with her husband, footballer Wayne Rooney, but Col is on the ball when it comes to getting back into a bikini. ‘Before a beach holiday, I’ll cut out nice stuff,’ she says. ‘I also go to the gym three days a week to do weights and interval training.’ MYLEENE KLASS The former Hear’Say singer is no stranger to an itsy-bitsy white bikini, right? But Myleene – mum to daughters Ava,…

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scents of summer

PHILOSOPHY PURE GRACE SUMMER EDT, £33, 60ml This limited-edition coconut water and vanilla scent is the ideal beach fragrance. WELEDA JARDIN DE VIE AGRUME EAU NATURELLE PARFUMÉE, £19.95, 50ml Combines energising mandarin with mellow sandalwood for a perfect summer spritz. M&S BIRD OF PARADISE EDT, £16, 60ml Vibrant, fruity and bursting with zesty Italian lemon and red berries. THE BODY SHOP POLYNESIAN ISLAND TIARÉ EDT, £18, 50ml Build on the floral holiday scent with other products in the range. ROGER & GALLET EAU SUBLIME OR, £32, 100ml Shimmer and sparkle with a gold-flecked fragrance of ylang-ylang and orange blossom. ESTÉE LAUDER BRONZE GODDESS EAU FRAICHE SKINSCENT, £50, 100ml A creamy heart of golden amber, with coconut milk and vanilla for sweetness. THE LIBRARY OF FRAGRANCE SUNSHINE COLOGNE SPRAY, £15, 30ml Bright and subtle, this simple spray…

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summer fashion sorted

Stick to a simple colour palette that will make all the items in your suitcase work beautifully together Change from flats into wedges to look stylish during the day and night Swing through town and dress up with accessories GO BOLD WITH STRONG COLOURS, VIVID PRINTS AND FUN ACCESSORIES MAKE SURE YOU’RE KITTED OUT FOR WHATEVER THE WEATHER MIGHT DO… Bring out the b ling when the sun sets! Clever stripes cr eate an hourglass shape Layer under a cardigan if it’s a bit chilly WORDS: LARA NUGENT PICTURES: BIGSTOCK, GETTY…

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3-day bikini blitz lose 5lb fast!

Stressing over getting back into swimwear and worried it’s too late for your beach break? We’ve devised a three-day programme, which includes a daily juice to make the plan quick and easy to follow. It won’t be a breeze, but it’s just for a few days, to help kick-start your body into slimming. Good luck! How it works • Follow our plan (top right). It includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus two snacks per day. One meal is substituted for a juice. • Each day, you can have either two 200ml glasses of a homemade Summer Smoothie (recipe, right) or, if you’re busy, have two glasses of Trop50 (any flavour, £2.40, 1ltr, Asda). • Aim to drink 2ltr of fluids daily (on top of your juice). These can include herbal tea, low-cal squash or…

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the holiday romance that changed my life

I was almost 50 and heartbroken when I walked into the travel agency. I had no idea where I wanted to go or what I expected to find when I got there; I just knew I needed to escape. After 20 years as a wife and mother, my marriage was over and my daughters, Abby and Claire, had left home to go to university. I was completely lost. I'd been with my husband, Roger, since I was 14. We moved from Bristol to set up home in Stoke-on-Trent when the girls were little. I was a health visitor, Roger worked from home, and every summer we’d go camping in France. It was a conventional life, but we were happy. But things changed when Roger got a new job in motorsport sponsorship. He worked away…