“We have wanted to create a MiNDFOOD Colour Edition for a long time and during this cold, rainy season of winter, we thought, ‘There’s no better time to embrace colour in all parts of life’,” writes Editor-in-Chief Michael McHugh. “Colour celebrates nature and in my world, I want to bring the viewer joy, to smile and enjoy the work, and for a moment, forget everything else that is going on in their lives.”
Bright talent, Saoirse Ronan graces the cover. Since her breakout Oscar-nominated role in Atonement, the Irish actress has become a global runaway success, admired for not only her on-screen talent, but her down-to-earth Irish humour and commitment to sustainability and social justice. “I want to be positive and professional in what I do, and put that same energy into the messages I carry,” she tells MiNDFOOD.
We also meet other shining talents, award-winning photographer and artist Atong Atem, and successful rug and textile designer Lucy Tupu.
In health, we dive into the psychology of colour, exploring the ways in which it impacts every part of our lives. We also shine a light on the millions who suffer from colour vision deficiency and spread the word about the importance of cardiovascular health.
This month’s beauty is all about embracing bright hues, from mood-boosting nail art and luminous, healthy skin, to the timeless red lip and latest trending hair shades.
When it comes to the home, we explore how citrus hues are having their moment in the sun, and show a myriad of ways to inject colour into your space. We also return from Milan Design Week to bring you a talented lineup of design duos who are making bold leaps in contemporary design.
Pack your bags, as we discover a creative haven in outback New South Wales and embark on a travel sketching course in Wanaka in September’s travel section.
In food, we bring you dazzling dishes from garlic chicken to cabbage steaks that will not only delight tastebuds, but are a ‘feasts’ for the eyes. In drink, we serve up delicious pink tipples and new spring wines, from rosés and rieslings to sauvignon blancs and chardonnays.
Plus, we have plenty of crosswords, puzzles and competitions to keep you entertained.
MiNDFOOD September is on sale 1 August in New Zealand and 4 August in Australia – available in stores and online at mindfood.com/shop