REVIEW: Paramount

For months after The Shard opened in 2013, all anyone ever asked was have you been up it yet? Don’t get me wrong, it’s a stupendous vista, but it seems every Londoner has...


Summer breaks

BERMUDA RETREAT Prestige Holidays is offering a seven-night B&B luxury holiday at Cambridge Beaches, Bermuda, departing 11 August, from £2,363 per person, a saving of...


12 summer wines

Writing about winter wines is straightforward in Britain because you know it’s going to be cold so you need lots of alcohol and richness to keep you toasty. Summer wines...


From field to fork

Paul KelseyWhere are you located and how long have you grown strawberries for? The Kelsey Family has been farming for 3 generations at Quaives Farm. Based in South East...


Holiday like a royal

With the mercury rising and Royals departing London for a bit of R&R on their country estates, leading holiday lettings agency, has developed a...


Indian made easy

Indian food is loved by millions of people who have never visited the sub-continent but have been enticed by the smells and tastes of its wonderful cuisine. Being born and...


Magnificent manner

In 1874, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild bought a barren hill in Buckinghamshire from the Duke of Marlborough and set about building his ideal home. It helped that the plot...


Review: The Salt House

I think ‘gastropub’ is a terrible label. It immediately conjures an image of a place which is neither as sleek as a restaurant, nor as relaxed as a pub. It serves both...


Review: Bel & The Dragon

At just an hour outside London, Bel & The Dragon makes an ideal last-minute getaway for some fresh air and a big dose of Surrey greenery. It's just the right backdrop...


Seaham Hall

It is perhaps stating the obvious, but well-known hotels become so because guests who have loved staying there return time and again – and tell all their friends. Seaham...


Be prepared

My new book is all about being organised. It’s about preparing and cooking ahead, whether you are feeding the family casually in the kitchen or friends more formally in the...

Battle of Hastings

Artists at the Seaside

Artists at the Seaside

Art lovers are drawn to the Dolphin chip shop, not for its laminated images of Hastings gone by (which are perfectly nice), but in homage to the painter John Bratby RA....


Sharing pavlova

Tom AikensEspecially for Stella Artois, Michelin-starred head chef Tom Aikens has created a series of seasonal recipes to pair with both Stella Artois and Stella Artois...

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"BEAUTY may fade and riches be lost, but a sense of humour ripens with the years, and cannot be stolen. It remains a very real solace, and a talisman against the ills of life."

The Lady. The Invaluable Possession 2nd May, 1912
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What the stars have in store for you this week.August 1 - 7

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Q: A recent survey has revealed the Top 10 things British women would love to do but are too scared. Have you done any of the following?

Sing in public / karaoke - 10.6%
Ask for a pay rise - 6.2%
Travel or holiday alone - 27.7%
Do a naked photo-shoot - 6.2%
Get a tattoo - 3.8%
Have a bikini wax - 4.9%
Get your hair cut very short - 10.6%
Ask someone out on a date - 3.8%
Quit your job - 19%
Have cosmetic surgery - 7.3%
The voting for this poll has ended on: 13 Jun 2014 - 09:12

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