The Australian Women's Weekly January 2021

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In the Horoscope special we ran in our January issue last year, The Weekly’s astrologist, Lilith Rocha, made the following prediction: “A major upheaval of civilisations … 2020 looks set to give us all front-row seats at a radical reset of global resources and economies.” Printed months before any of us had even uttered the word COVID, her comments may not have had a huge impact when we first read them. But as one keen reader who revisited the Horoscope special mid-pandemic pointed out, in hindsight they were eerily prophetic. With that in mind, I was keen to read what Lilith had in store for us in her 2021 astrology forecast (page 95), and relieved to learn that she’s not predicting any global meltdowns. Like all good optimists, I am holding high hopes…

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this issue has inspired me to:

Reach for the beeswax wraps. Our future-casting special (page 44) has me thinking cleaner and greener. Follow Sam Neill… on Twitter, on Instagram, down the road or wherever. He’s the calm we all need in 2021 (page 30). Go with the flow. That’s the takeaway message for me and my fellow Geminis in our 2021 horoscope special (page 95), and I’m all about it. Love leftovers. I could eat these Hawaiian pizza-inspired toasties all holiday. They’re that good (page 137). NICOLE BYERS PHOTOGRAPH BY JULIE ADAMS. MIRANDA TAPSELL BY PETER BREW-BEVAN. SAM NEILL BY KATE ROBERGE.…

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open line

CHRISTMAS MIRACLE I rarely purchase magazines in the build-up to Christmas, emblazoned with great expectations on so many levels. I can’t wait for the ‘festive season’ to be over for a variety of reasons. I was delighted to pick up your December issue, full of interesting articles to read over the month and with minimal references to Christmas. And for those who love “the season” … I saw there was a bumper Christmas issue in early December – everyone’s catered for! Thank you! D. Watkinson, Port Macquarie, NSW COOKING WITH LOVE I admit to sneaking a peek at my partner’s copy of AWW every month. The November 2020 issue included some fantastic recipes which was perfect for making my partner something special for our anniversary. Thank you for the Seeded Carrot and Cabbage Fillo…

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in brief

A grand family tradition AFTER A YEAR LIKE no other, we’re all looking at 2021 with renewed optimism – and the annual family Christmas portrait released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge fills us with hope that better things are to come. In the cosy snapshot, an ecstatic Prince Louis steals the show, while Prince George and Princess Charlotte appear very happy to be cuddled up with their parents. The two senior royals ended the year with a train tour to thank key workers who helped the UK endure a most challenging year. The future looks bright AS THE WEEKLY celebrates the pinnacle of its 2020 Women of the Future competition, three former finalists have been kicking goals. Courtney Holm and her fashion label A.BCH have been named Australian Fashion Laureate for…

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royal intrigue

LOVE DELAYED The Japanese princess who gave up her crown to marry her commoner boyfriend has delayed her wedding for a second time. Princess Mako, 29, said she and her fiancé remain “irreplaceable to each other”. UNHAPPY OUTBREAK Crown Princess Mary’s son Prince Christian of Denmark (left) tested positive for COVID-19 following an outbreak at his school. The rest of the Danish Royal family went into isolation until they tested negative. GREAT EXPECTATIONS The Queen is reportedly delighted that she is to become a great-grandmother again. Princess Anne’s daughter, Zara Tindall, and her husband, Mike, have announced they are expecting their third child. The couple already has two girls, Mia, six, and Lena, two.…

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ladies who launch

The guests at the 2020 Women of the Future event seemed to breathe a happy sigh of relief as they entered the Yallamundi Rooms at the Opera House. After a strange and trying year, many were enjoying their first opportunity to frock up and celebrate surviving 2020. And what a celebration it was. For the first time ever, our finalists spoke directly to the guests who had come to learn about their life-changing projects. More than a few tears were shed as the six change makers talked about the enterprises they had built and the injustices they wanted to address. Our panel, Anna Bligh, Ita Buttrose, Jane Caro and Yasmin Poole, then pondered what we’d learned in 2020, led by host Brooke Boney. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHLOE PAUL, BIANCA DE MARCHI.…