Get into the festive spirit with plenty to enhance your celebrations with the Christmas issue of MiNDFOOD.
Once the face of effortlessly quirky British television, our cover star, actress Olivia Colman, has metamorphosed from humble, unspectacular beginnings to the opulence of the Hollywood elite, comfortable in comedy roles as well as acclaimed dramas. Colman shares more about that professional versatility, seen in imminent releases Wonka and Paddington in Peru, and her experiences with some of the more famous roles in her CV.
It’s been another great year of creativity from our readers so enjoy meeting the talented winners of our 2023 Poetry and Short Story competitions.
In health we explore what influences how we experience various flavours and what differentiates the fussy eater from the adventurous, as well as look at the challenges some mothers face bearing the weight of responsibility and having difficulty rediscovering ‘fun’.
As for looking and feeling fabulous, the beauty section has inspiration and expert tips from skin prep in the build up to the season’s soirees to glamorous party looks. There’s no better time to go all out beauty-wise, whether that extends to adding a swipe of lipstick or hours of effort with hair and makeup. We also share the best sets and limited edition delights to gift the beauty lover in your life (even if that’s you!)
Wanderlust is heightened in our travel section, where we consider Viking’s festive cruise options, take a scenic train journey on the world-famous Tranz Alpine route, explore Northland’s drawcards and discover Dobbiaco, a tiny picturesque town in the Italian Alps.
What better way to celebrate than with foodie delights including mains and sides to tempt every appetite, culinary classics, decadent desserts, savoury macarons, the ultimate Christmas cake, vegan treats and our champagne wine picks.
Not to mention some seasonal surprises! You can also learn more about stylish, naturally inspired, hygge Christmas with warmly welcoming festive décor.
MiNDFOOD December is on sale 6 November in New Zealand and 109 November in Australia. Available in stores and online at mindfood.com/shop
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