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Prima UK September 2018

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.

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honesty, now that’s refreshing!

I’d just battled my son off to school and, like on many mornings, there’d been a few tensions – why had I reheated his breakfast pancakes in the microwave (it makes them too stodgy, apparently)? And why did I put so much tuna filling in his packed-lunch sandwiches (crime of the century!). So, arriving a little frazzled at work and thinking, as always, that parenting is never easy, to my joy, I dived into our wonderful interview with Kirstie Allsopp (page 8) and read how even she admits that she’s not the perfect parent. Okay, personally, I think she’s a bit harsh on herself, saying it’s because she lets her sons experiment with all those ‘dangerous’ toys that would send ‘elf and safety’ into a tailspin. But isn’t it refreshing…

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BEST DRESSEDMake room in your case for this holiday hero.FLAT MATEBright shoes will lift your look (and your mood).CHAIR NECESSITIESThis bright seat is available at a great price and is the ideal year-round piece as it can be used both indoors and out.BAG IT!Treat yourself to a chic woven design.LIGHT AND BRIGHTThis lantern will give your garden a happy glow when the sun goes down.READY, SET, BAKEStore your tasty treats in style.GLOBAL FUSIONThe design of this pretty cushion is inspired by the tribal trend.NICE CREAMThis tastes so good that you won’t even notice it’s dairy free.WELL SERVEDCreate a colourful feel at the dining table with this pretty bowl from M&Co’s new range.CHEERS!Enjoy the party without the hangover.OIL OVER ITSwap your usual olive oil for British-produced rapeseed oil.BUON APPETITOTry low-carb pasta.TANGERINE…

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‘i’m not the perfect parent… neither of my boys has a smartphone’

“It would be miserable if you took yourself too seriously”Kirstie, 46, lives in west London with her partner, Ben Andersen, sons, Bay, 12, and Oscar, 10, and stepsons, Orion, 19, and Hal, 16.THE POWER OF CRAFTThe Handmade Fair is a real force for good. I think at the moment, there’s this feeling that the world has gone mad. It’s just this slight sense of not feeling grounded and I think the whole craft thing really helps with that. It grounds you in your home, it makes you feel in control and it calms you down. On the surface, you can say, ‘What reason is there in the world for a needle-felted robin?’ And I get that. But at the same time, you just think, actually, everything that surrounds you is,…

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quickfire kirstie

Favourite film? Four Weddings And A Funeral, because Richard Curtis is a god and I can watch that film over and over.Favourite book? The Pursuit Of Love by Nancy Mitford.Favourite part of the UK? That’s really difficult because I’ve seen so much of it, but obviously, I have to say Devon.Favourite food? I love apple and cheese. A little piece of cheese cut off and a couple of apples is really nice.Favourite indulgence? A vodka martini. And Grace And Frankie [the Netflix TV series] Jane Fonda is so good in it. She looks amazing and she’s incredible.Favourite career moment? Being on The Archers. I opened the Ambridge Fete several years ago. It was amazing!Favourite way to spend a free hour? Having a little bit of a tidy up.Favourite bargain? The list is…

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get set for autumn!

The print CLASHWEAR NOW Beautiful prints in silk and chiffon are great for all seasons, just keep colours tonal for a quirky-yet-coordinated look. White shoes will add a hint of cool to any outfit, so give them a go.WEAR LATER Opaque tights and a chic pair of kitten-heeled boots will transform this look for autumn. An oversized cardigan will add warmth – just add definition to your waist with a great belt.Coat, £159, 6-18, Mint Velvet. Top, £39, 6-16, The White Company. Trousers, £150, 8-20, Wallis. Earrings, £59, Adore. Pumps, £18, 3-7, Tu at Sainsbury’sThe LEATHER trousersWEAR NOW A classic Breton top and white pumps are all you need for unfussy, on-trend styling. Keep leather trousers modern by choosing a looser boyfriend style or wide-leg cropped versions for a hint…

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new shoes? yes, please!

Bow detail, £85, 3-8, DuneTwo-tone, £129, 3-7, CarvelaChecks are a key buy this seasonCheck, £32, 3-7, V by VeryRed, £49.99, 3-7, ZaraSLINGBACKSWith pretty pointed toes and heels you can walk in, these slick styles will add glamour to any outfit.Embroidered, £89, 3-8, Modern Rarity at John LewisFor 24/7 chic, try these elegant mulesPrint, £119, 3-8, CarvelaBe bold in metallicsRose gold, £85, 3-8, BodenAdd sparkle to a black dress with statement shoesJewelled, £100, 3-7, DuneEVENING FLATSWhether it’s jewelled, embroidered or embellished, go for all-out opulence in party shoes you can actually dance in.Plum, £75, 2-8, HotterBronze, £129, 3-7, Kurt Geiger LondonFASHION EDITOR lovesBurgundy, £99, 3-8, Modern RarityLOAFERSTry high-shine patent or modern metallics to refresh this classic style.Tan, £49, 3-8, WallisFor a luxe look, try accessories in rich autumn tonesGreen suede, £28,…