Enjoy the extra dose of health
and fitness in our annual
August special. No excuses
" There’s something for all exercise-shirker types
in this issue. For the fashionista in you, the best
looking and the most appropriate gear, no matter
your preference of workout. For the foodie in
you, great ware to cook healthy low-fat food and
oatmeal recipes that are seriously delicious. For the armchair
reader, our inspiring take on how one of our experts dropped
100 kg is sure to get you going. Also, we sneakily get you to
work out while you are actually taking our
How Fit Are
quiz. We also have tips on how ‘not’ to cheat when you go on
your next diet! Dive right in to all the great counsel we have
for you in these pages.
I’m sure that one of the stories that we feature this month
will find resonance among many of you. It sure did in the
BHG office, as I find Pm signing a leave application for
creative director Ragini Singh, as an all-girls trip she has been
planning for a while is taking shape later this month. It’s the
new big trend in travel these days— the girlie holiday. We
zero in on how shopping, adventure, beach holidays and just
an old-fashioned sightseeing tourist trip are all themes for
women to take off on their own with friends, minus husbands
and kids. Turn to page 41 to find out how this can actually be
great for your relationship, family life and even your health!
Last month, I ate at an exceptional Mexican restaurant,
Margaritas, in the middle of the night market in Hua Hin in
Thailand. Two enterprising cousins moved to this seaside
resort town post the recession in the US and are running
arguably the best Mexican eatery in the town (the N0.1 listing
on TripAdvisor certainly seems to suggest so). There’s a lot
you can do with this versatile cuisine in your own kitchen and
cookbook author and teacher Joanne Weir gives you her twist
on the traditional on page 123. Enjoy experimenting, and the
issue, of course!
jo J .
WE ASKED OUR READERS:
How much time do you
spend exercising every day.
45-60 m ins
30-45 m ins
over an hour
0-30 m ins
n e x t m o n t h ’s poll
What is your favourite
piece of jewellery?
a. So m ething in herited .
So m ething w ith an em o tio n al co nn ect
(engagem ent, sp e cia l b irth d a y p resent).
c. So m ething yo u bought yourself.
Just a favourite piece.
Em ail us at [email protected]
coming next month
sweet treat awaits you as we unravel
the mysteries of the perfect caramel.
our Jeweller)’ and Watches special.
PHOTOGRAPHS (PAYAL KO HLI): AM IT SHARMA : (FOOD): ANDY LYONS