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Good ideas for May • IT’S THE SEASON TO SAY IT WITH FLOWERS
‘You’ve got to choose to see thepositives in life’ • National treasure and star of long-running series Vera, Brenda Blethyn talks to Nathalie Whittle about her late-blossoming career, her solo lockdown and the secret to a strong marriage
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Spring WATCH • Practical pieces in earthy tones with a hint of delicate blooms, pretty ruffles and soft garden pastels… new-season buys ready to be picked
Get in LINE • Update this French icon with a little je ne sais quoi – from cool collars to puffed sleeves and rainbow stripes
THE DUCHESS OF Style • Marking Catherine’s 10th year as a duchess and a style icon, we celebrate her signature looks and her ability to nail high/low dressing, marrying high-street and designer pieces…
On-duty CHIC • When carrying out royal duties, there’s no denying that Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has a fondness for bright dresses and tailored coats, worn with neutral courts and an understated clutch. The key to her look is simplicity, and whether she takes her colour cues from the Queen or just wants to stand out from the crowd, the duchess is enjoying a rainbow reign.
Off-duty COOL Town & Country • In the city, Catherine nods to nautical navy and white with wide-leg sailor trousers, skinny jeans and a classic Breton.
‘Hold on to your dream… unless it’s really painful’ • Roller-skating is making a comeback, but our columnist won’t be strapping on her blue velvet skates again, no matter how good they look
‘What matters to us NOW’ • For many of us, the past 14 months have helped us rediscover what’s really important. From focusing on mental health to nurturing relationships, four well-known women share what they’ve learned
‘I’ve rediscovered a sense of wonder about my family’ • Actor Nina Wadia has enjoyed more time with her teens over the past year, as well as the escapism of work and creating a funny character on social media.
‘I think support is the most important thing in any relationship’ • Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor has appreciated feeling closer to her family and husband as well as having time to make her mental wellbeing a priority.
‘Positive stories give people hope and make me feel better, too’ • ITV News presenter Julie Etchingham has found release through knitting, re-reading the classics and spending time with her teenage sons.
Reinventing the golden years • She exercises daily, fronts a hugely popular TV series and loves online shopping. Octogenarian Dame Joan Bakewell defies the Covid-19 images of frail elderly people with her very sparky approach to life, and she’s certainly not alone, she says
5 WAYS TO STAY STRONG AND FIT • Dame Joan Bakewell’s roadmap to living your best life for as long as you can
‘I respected food from an early age’ • Clare Smyth broke new ground this year when she became the first British female chef ever to have their restaurant awarded three Michelin stars. She talks to Janet Harmer about celebrating with a pizza, how Gordon Ramsay helped propel her to the top and the thrill of cooking for royalty
Meet the COMIC RELIEF • Laughter seems more important than ever in dark times, as it triggers happy hormones and brings a sense of release. We celebrate three funny women who have been lifting our spirits
‘Laughter is even more...