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Woman & Home

Woman & Home

August 2021

Published by TI Media Limited Woman & home is the UK’s number-one monthly magazine aimed at women aged 35+. Including best beauty advice, fabulous wearable fashion trends, delicious recipes, in-depth health and wellbeing advice, latest looks for the home, plus insightful interviews with celebrities and real women who have achieved remarkable things, W &H’s pages are bursting with irresistible inspiration. And there are also short stories, travel ideas, exclusive offers, competitions and much more besides! With a raft of top writers and stunning photography, W &H is gorgeous, glossy package.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
time for some fun!

Wherever you are reading this – at home, on a staycation or maybe, just maybe, on a plane heading towards a holiday or even by a pool – then I hope you’re having a good summer (and if the last is you, then well done, we’re with you in spirit!). I also hope you’re getting some of your life back. Reading our fabulous beauty feature, Summer in the Salon!, reminded me what a joy it is to pamper yourself with the occasional beauty treatment – Shellac pedicures are a personal favourite of mine down at my local nail bar. Read it on page 100 to get some inspiration for treating yourself. There are also plenty of gorgeous recipe ideas for dinner parties on page 144. The first time my husband and I…

1 min
with thanks to our judging panel

Pamela Marshall Clinical aesthetician and co-founder of Mortar & Milk Dr Sophie Shotter Skin expert and founder of Illuminate Skin Clinic Dija Ayodele Clinical aesthetician and founder of West Room Aesthetics Catherine Westwood Group editor in chief, Women’s Lifestyle Miranda McMinn Editor, woman&home Sarah Cooper-White Group beauty director Charley Williams-Howitt Group beauty director Fiona McKim Senior beauty editor, woman&home Stephanie Maylor Beauty editor, woman&home Jess Beech Deputy beauty editor, woman&home Emma North Beauty writer, woman&home…

1 min
food, home & travel

If you do one thing this month BOOK A BRITISH ISLAND BREAK From wonderful windswept wildernesses to glittering harbours, the UK has more than 1,000 beautiful islands dotted around its rivers and coastline. If you’re dreaming of Caribbean-style beaches, you’ll want to head to the gloriously unspoilt Isles of Scilly, which forms an archipelago of more than 200 stunning subtropical islands, islets and rocks, 50km off the tip of Cornwall. Think white sand beaches, tranquil coves and wild flower meadows. And if you’re craving windswept walks and impressive views, Rathlin (pictured), Northern Ireland’s only inhabited island, should be on your radar. Take the hike from Rathlin harbour to the RSPB Roonivoolin Reserve to enjoy splendid views of the coastline and wildlife such as seals, curlews and Irish hares. For more inspiration and…

2 min
get the look

HYDRANGEA PANICULATA ‘TARDIVA’ A late-blooming hydrangea that has masses of airy, white flowerheads from August. Hardy and deciduous, it can reach 4m in height. The flowers take on pink tinges as the temperature drops. Plant in autumn, in sun or partial shade, in well-drained, moisture-retentive soil. Available from crocus.co.uk HAKONECHLOA MACRA AGM At home in cool, moist conditions, Japanese forest grass forms arching mounds that send up sprays of lime-green flowers in June-July. Happy in sun or partial shade, it’s a great choice for edging pathways and steps. In autumn, the foliage turns a warm russet. Available from bethchatto.co.uk ACER PALMATUM ‘SANGO-KAKU’ AGM The coral bark maple is an architectural gem for all seasons. It has pink-red stems with young, pinkish-yellow leaves that mature to a fresh green before turning gold in autumn. Slow-growing, it will reach…

1 min
green made easy

Reject receipts A recent survey found 95% of Brits recycle receipts. However, around half of the 11.2 billion till receipts produced by UK retailers every year are not compatible with recycling. The inkless technology commonly used in printing them requires thermal paper containing BPA and BPS, toxic chemicals banned from plastic water bottles. This paper can’t be recycled. And, whether sent to landfill or recycling centres, BPA and BPS can contaminate other materials or get released into the air. So, instead, either say no to a receipt, or opt for an electronic one. Coming to your kitchen A new wave of appliances, currently being crowdfunded to get to market, could transform the future of household waste and recycling: ✢ Lomi, a countertop device that looks like a bread bin, turns food scraps, organic waste and bioplastics…

1 min
motoring myths

Electric vehicles have a crucial role to play in reducing carbon emissions, but new research has revealed two misconceptions that put people off making the switch. The first is charging costs. Almost two-thirds of those surveyed believe it would cost up to £50 to fully charge an electric car at home. The actual cost? In the range of £6 to £17 per charge – compared with an average of £23.20 to fill a tank. The second relates to journey length. More than a third of people said distance per charge was the biggest barrier to going electric. Yet, this is no longer the issue it once was, with some models now able to travel up to 270 miles on a single charge – which is enough to get from Sheffield to Edinburgh.…