Platinum’s newest issue features the ever-fabulous Julia Bradbury. Not to mention a host of thought-provoking stories and expert advice in health, finance, fashion, gardening and much more.

Here’s a few of our highlights from our spring issue. If you’re looking for your own copy, you can find your local stockist, here or subscribe, here.

On the cover

“I’m fit and I have plenty to live for. I don’t feel like I’m getting older.”

Julia Bradbury’s lifelong passion for the outdoors not only shaped her character, but pulled her through some of the most challenging times of her life. Kirsty Nutkins sits down for a chat with the TV star as she opens up about the importance of mental health and the secret to feeling fabulous at 50.


We are saying it with flowers in this month’s glorious fashion spreads. Floral prints are in bloom for the warmer weather, adding brightness and cheer to everyday dressing. You’ll find masses of outfit ideas that might just inspire you to turn your whole wardrobe upside down!

Food & Drink

As the warmer weather sets in, we figure it’s about time we start talking about holiday flavours. Bring the taste of the Med to your kitchen with our selection of tasty dishes that serve joy and flavour in equal measure.

Our food expert, Valentina Harris, also cooks up a storm. Using the spring sunshine as inspiration, she shows you how to create the perfect party menu.


It’s time to break the taboo on talking about hormones. Why it became taboo in the first place, we’ll never know. But we are here to share everything you need to know about keeping your body balanced on the inside and out.

In her in-depth look at hormones, Jo Dunbar speaks to experts to find out why they fluctuate with age and what you can do to make sure you keep living life on full power, even despite the myriad of changes happening on the inside.


Have you ever tried holidaying on a houseboat? If not, we reckon now is the perfect time to explore the idea.

Our lovely travel writer, Anya Meyerowitz, escapes to the waterways to scout out Britain’s finest routes. Also searching for the classiest boats on offer, she makes sure that your trip feels more like a mini cruise than a piddle paddle in a canoe.

Great reads

What has changed?

A year after the killing of George Floyd and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, Gemma Calvert speaks to black women in Britain, who share their thoughts on whether progress is being made, or if there’s still a long way to go.

“We benefit the world simply from being in it.”

Growing up in England with Caribbean parents, Karen Arthur was always encouraged to aim for greatness. Now age 58, she is a fashion designer, podcaster and women’s rights activist who wants to louden the voices of mature black women all over the world.

Karen tells Mairi Mulhern how hitting rock bottom made her love herself more than ever — and why she needs to help other women feel the same way.

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