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Prima UK

June 2019

Prima delivers real life guidance, inspiration & ideas to simplify the lives of modern woman today. In Prima Magazine there is something for everyone - advice on how to look and feel your best, time and money saving solutions, quick and easy food, beautiful homes and gardens, and above all everything you need to get the most out of life. Prima addresses the emotional needs of everyday women, covering issues relevant to every life stage, through shared experiences and real life inspiration and advice. Its tone is supportive, warm, helpful and fun, with a positive approach to life and a modern point of view.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst Magazines UK
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12 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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it’s all about you!

Last Sunday, my neighbour Gill took me along to her Pilates class. As we started to warm up to the gentle music, the instructor told us to switch off our minds and see the next hour as ‘our time’. At first, my frenzied brain couldn’t compute – with one eye on the clock, I was already thinking about getting the roast in the oven for lunch and the housework that still needed doing. But, after a while, I started to relax. By the end of the 60 minutes, it was true, I felt so much calmer. Okay, the chores at home hadn’t gone away, but I felt more able to cope. And it’s that idea of making time work for you that features in your Prima this month. Our real-life…

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‘my doctor told me to lose weight… now i feel fantastic’

Susanna, 48, lives in south London and has three sons with her ex-partner Dominic Cotton: Sam, 16, Finn, 14, and Jack, 13. She is in a relationship with Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish.THE PROBLEM WITH PIERS…When Piers Morgan joined Good Morning Britain in 2015, I’d been teetotal for seven months. Believe it or not, he drove me to the booze again! At 6.01am every morning, I would think, ‘I can’t do this.’ He’s not afraid to say the most personal and provocative things, which I found infuriating. I tried ignoring it at first, before realising he was determined to prod and poke me until I was forced to have an opinion on something. When I did, he started to back off. That was definitely a turning point in our relationship. He…

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behind the scenes with susanna

The first thing I do when I wake up is… put my coat on over my pyjamas and get in the car. The alarm goes off at 3.50am and if I snooze even for five minutes, I won’t get up again.I won’t leave the house without… my phone, my ITV notebook and my keys!My power breakfast is… sliced apple with peanut butter and a black coffee.My morning mantra is… be prepared. When Piers comes in, he has opinions about everything, so I read the briefs and the papers, check Twitter. And then he still talks about something I had no idea had happened!My failsafe outfit is… a fitted dress. My stylist Debbie (@debbiedresses) manages to find them in endless different colours and patterns.I won’t go on air without… a sense…

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all dressed up

Glam frockStriking colours make this dress ideal for weddings. When it comes to wearing bold patterns, just keep accessories simple – a woven clutch and gold sandals are perfect.Dress, £129, 6-18, Mint Velvet. Hat, £35, Boden. Earrings, £82, Konplott. Bag, £73, DunePrints charmingPalm leaves and polka dots sit side by side on this stunning dress. A sophisticated colour palette and pretty details will have you looking fabulous from every angle. An oversized sunhat adds glam factor.Dress, £140, 8-20, Boden. Headband, £28, Anthropologie. Ribbon belt, £2 a metre, V V Rouleaux. Sandals, £69, 3-8, KG Kurt Geiger Inspirational styleMake it a midiFluted sleeves, a nipped-in waist and handkerchief hem make for a dress that’ll cover arms and skim over silhouettes. A headband gives the outfit a polished look.Dress, £50, 8-18, Wallis.…

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we changed pace and found a new life

‘A bonus of living by the sea is the uplift in our health’‘I went from staring in estate agents’ windows to living the dream’Cathy Rentzenbrink, 46, had wanted to move for a long time but could she really uproot her family?‘I was born in Cornwall and lived there until I was five, but when the tin mines closed, we moved to Yorkshire so Dad could get a job at Selby coalfield. Then, in 2000, my parents retired back to Falmouth and every time I visited them with my husband, Erwyn, and young son, Matt, I’d think “why aren’t we living here, too?” It was such a beautiful place and we’d be able to afford a house rather than the flat we had in London.Work was one reason for our city…

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sisters at war on plastic

‘Focus on reducing one area of plastic usage a month. For example, drinks one month, toiletries the next’‘Reduce first, recycle second’Sisters Mary Strong, 36, and Teresa Walters, 38, had always thought they were environmentally conscious. That was until Christmas Day 2017, when mum-of-three Teresa saw her bin full of plastic packaging left over from all the opened gifts. ‘I was floored by the amount and began to think about how much plastic I was actually throwing away every week,’ she says. Mary, who lives close to her sister in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and who also has three children, felt the same. Together, the two came up with a plan: challenging one another to see who could cut their plastic waste the most. Calling themselves ‘Sisters Against Plastic’, they first worked out…

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