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Good Housekeeping UK

Good Housekeeping UK

February 2021

Good Housekeeping Magazine gives you the best recipes, health advice, beauty and fashion expertise, consumer testing reports, great ideas for your home and real life inspirational stories. It is the one magazine you can always trust for expertise and tireless attention to detail delivered in a positive and accessible way which gives readers direct access to “the best of everything”.

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United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
a beacon of positivity for you

As you open this, the first issue of Good Housekeeping to hit the newsstands in 2021, I hope it’s just what you need to see you through winter’s dark days, as it’s packed to the brim with brilliant mood-boosters. The team and I share our personal spirit-lifters (page 36), and I hope you fancy trying some of them out: everything from getting dressed up in bright and bold clothes (yes, even if you have nowhere to go), penning some poetry and getting lost in audiobooks (my own current passion) to trying out kindness meditation. Elsewhere, we have scores of small ideas and clever little buys to spread joy. I love the fashion team’s promise of shoes to guarantee ‘happy feet’ (page 28), and, with the help of our homes team,…

1 min.
good ideas for february


13 min.
‘i’m going to be the woman i always wanted to be’

At the end of a difficult year, there was one woman who definitely helped lift our spirits… Comedian, actor and TV presenter Caroline Quentin stepped into the spotlight and unleashed her gorgeous dance skills on Strictly Come Dancing, keeping us all hugely entertained with her dance partner, Johannes Radebe. Caroline has been a familiar face on our screens since the 1990s, when she starred in TV classics such as Men Behaving Badly and Jonathan Creek. Since then, she’s had success on the West End stage and has also shown her skills as a TV presenter on shows including the The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes. But 2020 seems to have really unearthed something special for Caroline. In the year she turned 60, she had something of a ‘Quennaissance’, shall we say. ‘In the…

5 min.
elevate the everyday

The practical parka Raincoats, pac-a-macs, anoraks… water-resistant cover-ups are no longer just for downpours; they’re so cool, you’ll want to wear them on dry days, too. Make your uber-practical parka part of your weekday wardrobe by mastering high/low styling: rework your casual coat with an unexpected dressy item, such as a silky statement skirt or floaty frock. Go on, give your raincoat a surprise! Jacket, £229, 8-18, Barbour x Laura Ashley. Hoodie, £79, 6-18, Baukjen. Skirt, £145, 6-16, Gant. Sandals, £149, 2-8, Kurt Geiger The comfy tracksuit Bored of wearing your WFH tracksuit day in, day out? Liven things up and get your wardrobe buzz back. Pushed-back sleeves, a peek of a white long-sleeve T-shirt, and chunky on-trend sandals will lift the tracksuit to a whole new level. Heading to the supermarket? The sharpness…

1 min.
how to… dress up your denim

JUMP START If you often wear the same colour top as your trousers, there’s no reason not to try a jumpsuit. TOP COAT Update your trench with a denim version; the perfect spring cover-up. SKIRT THE ISSUE A surprisingly smart work get-up. The blazer, blouse and skirt combo offers a refreshing twist on tailoring. GET SHIRTY There’s some pretty denim out there and this blouse is just the ticket.…

1 min.
happy feet!