Bright and Bold: Inside the issue: MiNDFOOD May 2024


Bright and Bold: Inside the issue: MiNDFOOD May 2024
Brighten up your life with the May issue of MiNDFOOD, where we invite you to immerse yourself in a world of creativity and colour, and of course, #smartthinking.

The issue we delve into all the ways colour can help energise your life, health and your home.

“If your days are feeling repetitive, monotonous and lacking joy, then it may be time to add some more colour to your life, shares Editor Donna Duggan. “Extensive research has shown colour to be a powerful tool for transforming the way we feel, the way we see the world, even the way we taste food.”

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Our cover star is the talented, gracious and effortlessly kind Oscar winner Hilary Swank. She often embodies brave people in her films, bringing heartbreaking yet highly acclaimed stories to life, and the same can be said of new release Ordinary Angels. The film is based on the true story of a Kentucky hairdresser, Sharon Stevens Evans, who helped a critically ill little girl get a life-saving liver transplant. Swank speaks about her cinematic choices, her belief in this story in relation to organ donation, and her new role as mother to twins Aya and Ohm.

On our health pages this month, learn more about the impact just getting up and moving around. According to research, sitting down may be shortening your life. We look at what you can do to reverse its negative effects.

Explore too, how to better your communication skills and the benefits that holds, as well as dealing with “decision fatigue” in your day to day life. Learn about the secrets of a good nap (there are three different types!), and Dr Jo Skinner’s experience on running for mental and physical fitness and some tips to get started.

Beauty Editor Megan Bedford introduces some ways to embrace bold colour in your makeup, or if you prefer a subtle look, how to select the perfect everyday must-have – a flattering nude lipstick shade. There is also the latest beauty news and how to upgrade common beauty rituals to be more luxurious and effective.

Take home inspiration from a Parisian apartment apartment beautifully appointed with colourful furnishings, artwork and objets d’art.

As the cold starts to set in and the days become shorter we thought it is also a good time to turn our attention to the magic of the Mediterranean. Our Postcard section transports you to the vibrant Turkish coast, around the dazzling Greek islands, and through the buzzing tapas bars of Spain.

In INSEASON, learn about the the three main types of tasty Thai curry, pick up some tips on how to cultivate your own citrus tree, take a fabulous Italian foodie tour from Liguria in the north to Sicily in the south and everywhere in-between and delight in delicious black and white baking treats.

We introduce you to Silversea’s S.A.L.T. (Sea and Land Taste) program that allows travelers aboard to engaging experiences and local food culture and Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas encourages anyone with Greece on their itinerary to make the most of unique and excellent vineyards and wines in the sun-drenched destination.

The May issue of MiNDFOOD is on sale 15 April in New Zealand and 18 April in Australia. Available in stores and online at


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