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Olivia Wilde is the New Face of H&M’s Conscious Exclusive Collection
Actress Olivia Wilde is the new face of H&M's Conscious Exclusive Collection. The new line, which has just been unveiled, is made of sustainable fabrics and Olivia poses in the new pieces for the campaign images which were captured by photographer Lachlan Bailey and styled by Ludivine Poiblanc.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Takes Lingerie Design Inspiration From Retro Collection
British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has opened up on her personal vintage underwear collection.
Stella McCartney to Launch New StellaSport Collection With Adidas
Stella McCartney is teaming up with Adidas to launch a new, younger sports line named StellaSport. Launching on January 15th, the collection will be available at Topshop and Nordstrom.
Gareth Pugh to Show Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection in London
British designer Gareth Pugh usually shows his fashion collection at Paris Fashion Week, but he has opted to return home, bringing his new season Autumn/Winter 2015 collection to London Fashion Week in February 2015.
Carrie Underwood to Launch Lifestyle Clothing Collection
Country singer Carrie Underwood, who is currently pregnant with her first child, has just revealed that she's about to launch her own lifestyle sports-inspired clothing collection.
Kate Bosworth to Launch Debut Footwear Collection in Spring 2015
Actress and style icon Kate Bosworth is launching her own shoe collection in collaboration with Matisse.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Collaborates With Pretty Polly for Tights Collection
British singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor has collaborated with Pretty Polly tights on a new vintage-inspired collection which will hit stores for Spring 2015.
Miley Cyrus Comments on Her Jeremy Scott Collection Collaboration
American designer Jeremy Scott recently teamed up with singer Miley Cyrus for his Spring/Summer 2015 collection which just debuted at New York Fashion Week.
Heidi Klum Speaks on Her “Edgy” New Collection for New Balance
German top model Heidi Klum has just unveiled her latest collection in collaboration for New Balance.
Cara Delevingne Comments on Designing Her Mulberry Collection
British model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne recently launched her second collection of bags which she has designed in collaboration with heritage label Mulberry.
Rita Ora Speaks on Working Closely With Adidas on Collaboration Collection
Rita Ora has just unveiled her first collaboration with sportswear company Adidas which will go on sale before the end of the month.
Kate Mara Styles H&M’s Studio Collection for NYC Window Display
House of Cards actress Kate Mara has turned fashion stylist to creatively compose some mannequin looks taken from H&M's Autumn 2014 'Studio' collection which will soon be displayed at nine of the company's stores in New York City.
Caroline Issa Comments on Her Nordstrom Collection Inspiration
Magazine editor and street style star Caroline Issa is collaborating with Nordstrom on her debut fashion collection which will launch in February next year across 53 of the retailer's stores.
Jonathan Saunders Collaborating With Lyle & Scott for Knitwear Collection
Scottish designer Jonathan Saunders is collaborating with cult brand Lyle & Scott on a new knitwear line to celebrate their 140th anniversary this year.
Olivia Palermo Collaborates With Aquazzura for Footwear Collection
Style icon Olivia Palermo is finally trying her hand at design as of late, much to the delight of those who admire her effortless city-inspired style.
Dree Hemingway Speaks on Her Collection & Campaign for Cole Haan
American model Dree Hemingway has collaborated with designer Cole Haan for a new collection of Autumn/Winter 2014 designs.
Donna Karan Launches ‘The Journey’ Capsule Collection
American designer Donna Karan is celebrating the summer with a new capsule collection named 'The Journey' which will be available to customers who can then immediately wear them, unlike when collections show a season ahead at Fashion Week.
Jennifer Lopez Gushes About “Out of This World” Atelier Versace Collection
Jennifer made an appearance at the Couture Fashion Week in Paris recently to view the latest Autumn/Winter 2014 Atelier Versace collection and she complimented the fashion house's designer Donatella Versace for dreaming up something "out of this world".
Nicole Scherzinger Confirms Second Missguided Collection Collaboration
Nicole Scherzinger is collaborating with British online retailer Missguided for a second fashion collection inspired by her sleek, elegant sense of style.
Sharon & Kelly Osbourne Talk Beauty Mistakes & Their MAC Makeup Collection
Mother daughter duo Sharon and Kelly Osbourne recently launched their makeup line in collaboration with MAC. Sharon has joked that she may not have always been an expert on the subject because she has made many beauty mistakes in the past, including over-plucking her eyebrows.
Cara Delevingne Turns Designer for New DKNY Collection
The model has already dabbled in fashion design once, creating a capsule collection of bags for Mulberry, and now she has used her unique personal style as a source of inspiration for a new DKNY collection.
Suki Waterhouse Collaborates With Supergra on Trainers Collection
The model, who is currently dating actor Bradley Cooper, is set to release a line of trainers in collaboration with Italian brand Supergra - she is also the current face of the label.
Rochelle Humes Reveals Her Debut Fashion Collection
'The Saturdays' singer Rochelle Humes has just unveiled her first fashion collection in collaboration with online retailer, following in the footsteps of several other stars who have also released collections.
Lorde Speaks on Creating Her MAC Collaboration Collection
Launching on June 5th online, singer Lorde's first collaboration collection for MAC Cosmetics is about to become available.
Mulberry Unveil New Cheaper ‘Tessie’ Bag Collection
British heritage label Mulberry are hoping to bring their leather products to a new customer by offering a loser priced line of classic leather bags. Unveiling a new collection named 'Tessie', the pieces are very simple, timeless and available in easy to wear colours.
Charlotte Ronson Collaborates With Tiny Prints for Stationery Collection
Charlotte Ronson is teaming up with Tiny Prints to create her first stationery collection. Set to be released in June, the selection of paper products will take inspiration from Ronson's upcoming Autumn/Winter 2014 collection.
Michelle Keegan to Launch Autumn 2014 Lipsy Collection
British soap star Michelle Keegan is about to follow in the footsteps of celebrities such as The Kardashians and Pixie Lott by releasing a collaboration collection with Lipsy.
Joules Launch Stylish First Eyewear Collection
Fashion label Joules have just launched their first eyewear collection in collaboration with Vision Express with an exclusive star-studded launch party in London.
Gemma Collins is Proud to Design Flattering Plus-Sized Collections
'The Only Way is Essex' star Gemma Collins has opened up on designing plus-sized clothing. Gemma says she is very passionate about helping women find clothes that make them feel amazing and she loves to show people how great they can look with the right outfit.
Giles Deacon Designs Lingerie Collection for Ann Summers
British designer Giles Deacon recently launched a new collection of lingerie in collaboration with Ann Summers and has spoken on the design process. Giles commented that he took his inspiration from any women who might purchase his pieces and how he could reflect those individual personalities through the designs.
Stella McCartney Opens Up on Designing for Kids Collection
British designer Stella McCartney recently collaborated with Disney to create a collection for kids inspired by new film Maleficent which stars Angelina Jolie in the main role.
Fashion Designers Collaborate With Ford Mustang for Clothing Collection
Ford Mustang are looking to give their company a fashionable makeover with several new projects that will revamp their image - British actress Sienna Miller previously posed for a new campaign captured by photographer Rankin, and now the car company will collaborate with five fashion designers who will design exclusive pieces for a new collaboration collection.
Shoe Designer Sophia Webster Unveils J. Crew Collaboration Collection
British shoe designer Sophia Webster is bringing her whimsical design aesthetic to a new shoe collaboration collection with American label J. Crew.
Adam Levine Asked for Help From Behati Prinsloo for Kmart Collection
Adam Levine recently (and quite surprisingly) tried his hand at fashion design for women in a new collaboration for Kmart.
Roland Mouret Designing Collection for Banana Republic
The French designer was approached by the company to bring his signature body-conscious pieces to a broader audience and he has put together a collection of 25 new creations, including several figure-flattering dresses that usually retail for thousands - prices will begin at $165 for the budget-friendly collection.
Coco Rocha Inspired by Elizabeth Taylor’s Glamorous Jewel Collection
Top model Coco Rocha has revealed that she loves the late Elizabeth Taylor's fashion sense, particularly when it comes to jewellery. The model had the chance to see Taylor's famous collection of diamonds and gushes that she fell in love with her unique taste.
Chloe Jade Green Inspired by Travels for Spring/Summer 2014 Collection
British shoe designer Chloe Jade Green has spoken on her inspiration for her new Spring/Summer 2014 collection. She explains that much of her inspiration has been sourced from her travels.
Rachel Zoe Curates Budget-Friendly Vintage Jewellery Collection
Stylist and designer Rachel Zoe is known for her love of vintage pieces and has a vast archive of covetable designs stashed away in her wardrobe which includes an array of jewels from many different eras.
Nicolas Ghesquiere Speaks on His New Louis Vuitton Collection
Louis Vuitton's new creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere recently debuted his first collection for the label at Paris Fashion Week to critical acclaim.
Milla Jovovich Speaks on Designing Fourth Collection for Marella
Model-turned-actress Milla Jovovich has also turned her hand to fashion design as of late and is already on to her fourth collaboration collection with luxury brand Marella.
Agyness Deyn Unveils Spring 2014 Dr Martens Collection
British model Agyness Deyn has designed another capsule collection of vintage inspired designs for Dr. Martens. Previously having collaborated for the past three seasons with the company, Agyness has hit her stride with the new fourth collection of just 6 footwear designs and further clothing pieces, each inspired by 1970s California girl style.
Nicole Scherzinger Speaks on Designing for Missguided Collection
Singer and X Factor UK judge Nicole Scherzinger recently announced that she will launch a new fashion collection with British retailer Missguided.
Sarah Jessica Parker “Nervous” About Her Debut Shoe Collection
Former 'Sex And The City' actress Sarah Jessica Parker is about to launch her first shoe collection and she admits she is feeling "extremely nervous" at the prospect.
Kim Kardashian Speaks on Designing a Possible Maternity Collection
Now that Kim Kardashian is a new mom, she may be thinking of launching her own maternity collection. The Kardashians just recently announced that they'll soon be releasing their first childrenswear designs, so moving in to maternity pieces makes just as much sense.
Orla Kiely Designs Retro Inspired Shoe Collection for Clarks
Accessories designer Orla Kiely has turned her hand to footwear design for a new collaboration with Clarks footwear. Bringing her retro inspired look to the new shoes, Orla has created several new styles, each with their own unique spin and a strong 60s look, some featuring a subtle floral print.
Cameron Diaz Speaks on Working With Pour La Victoire on Shoe Collection
Actress Cameron Diaz became artistic director of parent company PLV less than a year ago, and now she has spoken on helping to design a new Autumn/Winter 2014 shoe collection with the brand.
Lydia Bright Reveals Her Spring/Summer 2014 Collection
Lydia's label, named 'Lydia Rose Bright' features pieces that can only be described as feminine with a vintage appeal - 50s style dresses, jumpsuits and figure-hugging eveningwear many with floral and lace accents.
A First Look at Sarah Jessica Parker’s Gorgeous New ‘SJP’ Shoe Collection
Former 'Sex and the City' actress Sarah Jessica Parker has designed a debut collection of footwear which will soon go on sale exclusively at US-based luxury department store Nordstrom.
Bella Thorne Designing Prom Dress Collection For Sherri Hill
16-year-old 'Disney' teen actress Bella Thorne is designing her own prom dress collection in collaboration with fashion label Sherri Hill.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Launches Valentine’s Day Inspired Lingerie Collection
British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been designing her 'Autograph' lingerie line for British store Marks & Spencer for several very successful seasons already, and she returns for the Spring 2014 season with yet another offering, this time taking her inspiration from a very romantic source.
Miranda Lambert Launches Her Own Shoe Collection
Country singer Miranda Lambert has taken a big step towards launching her own personalized brand by creating her first shoe line, named simply 'Miranda by Miranda Lambert'.
Nicole Scherzinger to Collaborate With Missguided for New Collection
Nicole Scherzinger has been working in the UK for quite some time as a judge on X Factor UK and now it looks as though she has been given a further reason to stay in the country – British online retailer Missguided are interested in working with the singer on her own fashion collection.
Anthony Vaccarello Collaborates With Versace on Versus Collection
Italian fashion house Versace has been collaborating with a range of fresh and exciting designers each season for their diffusion ‘Versus’ label, including Christopher Kane and most recently, rapper M.I.A..
Alexa Chung Hopes to Launch Her Own Fashion Collection in 2014
Alexa Chung has already tried her hand at design before for a very successful Madewell collaboration and this year she designed her own capsule beauty collection for Eyeko.
Ashley Madekwe Teams Up With BaubleBar For Jewellery Collection
‘Revenge’ star Ashley Madekwe has just announced that she’s teaming up with BaubleBar to launch her very own jewellery collection – her first foray into the design world but likely not her last.
See the ’50 Shades of Grey’ Official Lingerie Collection
Erotic novel triology ’50 Shades of Grey’ is still everywhere – the book is currently being adapted in to a film with an all-star cast including Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, and now there is another new surprising spin-off – a lingerie line.
Karl Lagerfeld Explains His Inspiration for Chanel’s ‘Metiers d’Art’ Pre-Fall 2014 Collection
Designer Karl Lagerfeld recently unveiled his latest ‘Chanel Metiers d’Art’ Pre-Fall 2014 collection in Dallas, Texas.
House of Hackney Collaborates With ASOS For Grunge Inspired Collection
Online retailer has just announced their latest collaboration and it’s coming from an unlikely source – their new pieces were designed by ‘House of Hackney’, a British-based company who usually create interior design pieces.
Oscar de la Renta for The Outnet: See Miroslava Duma Model The Collection
Russian editor Miroslava Duma models the new Oscar de la Renta lower priced collection which will launch exclusively for The Outnet.
Peter Jensen Unveils Stunning Andy Warhol Inspired Collection
Peter Jensen has taken his usual quirky vision to a new artistic place for his latest Resort 2014 collection which has been inspired by pop artist Andy Warhol.
Disney and MAC Cosmetics Team Up For Maleficent Makeup Collection
MAC Cosmetics have just announced yet another exciting collaboration that they’re set to take part in – they’re teaming up with Disney to create a special collection just for the upcoming Maleficent film which stars Angelina Jolie.
New Collection Of Midweek (Part 4) - Spicy kedgeree, Sausage and pepper kebabs, Anchovy and parsley butter stuffed chicken
Mix the vinegar, lemon zest, herbs, garlic and chilli, and toss with the sausage chunks. Heat the grill to high. Chop the peppers and onion into chunks. Thread the sausages, pepper, onion and tomatoes on to 8 skewers.
New Collection Of Midweek (Part 3) - Harissa chicken, Tomato, black olive and caper spaghetti
Don’t buy any old olives for this dish! Cheaper olives can be over-salted, so look on the deli counter or shelf for olives in olive oil rather than brine.
New Collection Of Midweek (Part 2) - Fragrant ratatouille, Avocado and prosciutto toasts
You can power up the health benefits of this quick and easy supper by adding in a tin of chickpeas – a great source of soluble fibre, which can help to lower cholesterol.
New Collection Of Midweek (Part 1) - Beetroot and broad bean salad, Lamb kofta with tzatziki
You can roast the beetroot the day before to make this a super-quick supper – or even buy freshly cooked beetroot (not in vinegar). It’s also delicious with any goat’s cheese and some toasted walnuts.
The CK One Color collection
‘This new collection is full of cult products that will become your day-to-day staples’, says Elle beauty director Emma Strenner. ‘My favourite is the eye-shadow base, which keeps your make-up in place all day long’.
Welcome to your Third Trimester (part 19) - Stem cell collection
The blood in your baby’s umbilical cord contains “cord blood,” which is rich in stem cells. These cells are the building blocks of organ tissue, blood, and the immune system.
Rome's Top 10 : Museo Nazionale Romano (part 2) - Palazzo Altemps Collection & Ancient Roman Art
Ancient Rome’s art was as conservative as its culture. Sculpture, the most durable art form, was also the least original. From the middle Republican period through to the Imperial age, Romans shunned original pieces for copies of famous Greek works.
Dining In Your Spring Recipe Collection (Part 5)
The whole pears will keep for 2 weeks in their poaching liquid in the fridge. Why not make a double batch and serve the remaining ones sliced with blue cheese?
Dining In Your Spring Recipe Collection (Part 4) - Easy Caesar salad, Beetroot, quinoa and chickpea salad, Slow-roasted tomato, bacon and spinach salad
Pomegranate molasses is a reduced syrup of pomegranate juice – lovely with strawberries or drizzled over salads or steak.
Dining In Your Spring Recipe Collection (Part 3) - Cajun chicken with giant couscous & King prawn and Peppadew linguine
Slash the chicken breasts 3 times across the top, place in a non-metallic bowl with 3tbsp of the oil, seasoning and garlic, and mix. Marinate for at least 15 minutes, or overnight if you can.
Dining In Your Spring Recipe Collection (Part 2) - Chicken and mustard gratin, Beef rending, Ginger and lemongrass salmon
Salmon’s rich taste works so well with South-East Asian spices, and buying a whole side is an excellent way to cater for a bigger group – you can marinate the dish the day before cooking.
Dining In Your Spring Recipe Collection (Part 1) - Stuffed turkey breast with wild mushrooms and Madeira
Stuffing a whole breast is a great option for feeding a crowd – it cooks beautifully and is so easy to carve, plus any leftovers make a great sandwich.
Washington, D.C.'s Top 10 : National Gallery of Art (part 2) - National Gallery of Art Collections
The East Building is an angular construction designed to house permanent and touring exhibitions of contemporary art. Its entrance is from 4th Street or from the underground concourse leading from the West Building.
The Interior Collection
The Interior Collection works closely with the faux finishers Emily Smith to create unique finished works. Whitnie Cypert, the owner of The Interior Collection co., says ‘our team will discuss the project’s objectives together and then work with Emily to carry out them.
International Spring & Summer 2012 Collections (Part 2)
Proenza Schouler: With a reworked and refined ’40s silhouette, the show opened on a decidedly sombre note, but built to a sophisticated mix of print and colour, combined to stylish effect.
International Spring & Summer 2012 Collections (Part 1)
We bring you our favourite moments from backstage at the international spring/summer 2012 collections, where optimism reigned and femininity made its return.
Toronto's Top 10 : Royal Ontario Museum (part 2) - Collections
The highlight of the museum’s renovation is the Michael A. Lee-Chin Crystal, a magnificent glass and aluminum-clad addition designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind and named for the lead donor.
London's Top 10 : British Museum (part 2) - British Museum Collections
A magnificent glass-roofed addition encloses the heart of the British Museum. Opened in December 2000, the Great Court was designed by architect Sir Norman Foster.
Paris Top 10 : Musée du Louvre (part 2) - Louvre Collections
Leonardo da Vinci A Renaissance man extraordinaire, Leonardo was not only an artist but a sculptor, engineer, architect and scientist. His many achievements included the study of anatomy and aerodynamics.
How to Wear the Fringe Trend for Spring/Summer 2015
Fringe was everywhere on the catwalk for the Spring/Summer 2015 collections, with designers such as Emilio Pucci, Alberta Ferretti, Etro and many more creating fringe designs.
Whitney Port Slams “Gross” Fashion Industry for “Snobbery”
Reality star and fashion designer Whitney Port has taken aim at the fashion industry. Whitney, who shot to fame while appearing on 'The City' and now designs her own collections for her label 'Whitney Eve', says that she found working in the industry to be quite cold and unwelcoming.
Kelly Brook Inspired by Relaxed Californian Style
British model Kelly Brook, who now lives in Los Angeles, says she is very inspired by Californian fashion. Commenting on how her taste has evolved over the years, Kelly says she now prefers more subdued colours and is currently falling in love with an unfussy 70s inspired look.
Alexander Wang Reveals How He First Became Interested in Fashion
Fashion designer Alexander Wang has opened up on how he first became interested in fashion. Wang admits that he thinks it all came about because he simply wasn't interested in sport, so he decided to find an alternative hobby, and then discovered the world of fashion as a result.
Richard Nicoll Explains Decision to Skip London Fashion Week
Fashion designer Richard Nicoll recently unexpectedly opted not to show his eponymous collection during London Fashion Week, and now he has explained why he decided to cancel the season's show.
Paula Patton’s Fashion Sense Changes with Her Mood
Actress Paula Patton has opened up on her personal style, explaining that she loves to dress for her mood and she also considers what she thinks makes the most of her figure.
Rachel Zoe Thought Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar Dress Was “Life-Changing”
Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe has revealed how amazed she was by actress Lupita Nyong'o at the recent Academy Awards.
Katie Grand Impressed & Fascinated by Model Kendall Jenner
Marc Jacobs creative director and Love magazine editor, Katie Grand, has spoken on working with reality star turned model Kendall Jenner.
Victoria Beckham on Casting Models & Sleepless Fashion Week Nights
Victoria Beckham has revealed that on the lead up to presenting her collection at New York Fashion Week, she often has many sleepless nights because there is so much to prepare.
5 Celebrities on How They Hide Under-Eye Dark Circles
Under-eye dark circles are incredibly common, especially as we get older. It’s therefore no surprise that it’s something celebrities have to deal with too!
Kanye West Thinks Fashion Critics Miss the Point of His Designs
Kanye West, who recently unveiled his new collection for Adidas Originals at New York Fashion Week, has spoken on ignoring critics.
Victoria Beckham on Fashion Design: “I Want to Empower Women”
Victoria Beckham recently showed her Autumn/Winter 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week. The designer has opened up on how she approaches design, stating that she wants women to feel empowered while wearing her pieces.
Caroline Issa Comments on How She Makes it Through Fashion Week
Tank magazine founder and fashion editor Caroline Issa has opened up on how she makes it through Fashion Week.
Kerry Washington Likes Playful Red Carpet Choices
Actress Kerry Washington, who plays Olivia Pope in hit tv show 'Scandal' has opened up on how her style varies from the popular character. Kerry comments that when she's hitting the red carpet, her style is much more playful and colourful than anything Olivia would wear.
Rochelle Humes Selects Her Favourite Spring Style Pieces
'The Saturdays' singer Rochelle Humes recently launched her first collection in collaboration with, and has opened up on what pieces she'll personally be selecting for the upcoming Spring 2015 season.
Gucci Name Alessandro Michele as New Creative Director
After recently announcing the departure of Creative Director Frida Giannini, luxurious Italian label Gucci have now named her replacement as Alessandro Michele, who was previously head designer of Gucci's accessories.
Jourdan Dunn Thinks Male Models Have Harder Catwalk Challenge
British model Jourdan Dunn has opened up on menswear catwalk shows, revealing that he believes male models have to show even "more confidence" than female models when walking a fashion show because they don't have heels to help them walk in a certain way.
Keira Knightley Wore Her “Dream” Chanel Dress to Golden Globes
British actress Keira Knightley, who is currently expecting her first child, has opened up on selecting her Chanel dress for the recent Golden Globe Awards.
Dsquared Designers Think Canadian Inspiration is “Unique Selling Point”
Twin design duo Dan and Dean Caten, founders of the Canadian fashion label Dsquared who show their fashion collections as part of Milan Fashion Week, have opened up on how their home country has influenced them greatly when it comes to their designs.
Caroline Issa on Designing: “There’s a Lot of Blood, Sweat, and Tears”
Tank magazine editor Caroline Issa is trying her hand at fashion design, creating a collection for Nordstrom's 'Signature' line which will launch in February this year.
Zendaya Coleman Amazed to Work With Madonna for ‘Material Girl’ Campaign
Disney star Zendaya Coleman is the new face of 'Material Girl' - the clothing range created by Madonna and her daughter Lourdes. Zendaya is overjoyed to be working with the iconic star and has gushed about shooting the new campaign for the latest collection.
Ivanka Trump Inspired by Motherhood to Design “Multifunctional” Clothing
Ivanka Trump, who has two young children - Arabella and Joseph - has opened up on how motherhood has influenced her own fashion line, the Ivanka Trump collection.
Erdem Moralioğlu Believes Women Who Buy His Clothes Are “Smart”
Fashion designer Erdem Moralioğlu, who shows his collections as part of London Fashion Week, has opened up on his customers, explaining that he has been thrilled to see some big star names in his designs over the years including the likes of Michelle Obama.
Nicolas Ghesquière on His Designs: "I Have Changed a Lot"
Nicolas Ghesquière has spoken on his role as head designer at Louis Vuitton. He admits that he sees fashion as "a game" and that he is always just trying to express his broad creative vision, even when people believe that is very unique and experimental
Michelle Keegan Talks Lipsy Design Inspiration & Christmas Dressing
'Coronation Street' star Michelle Keegan has opened up on her latest collection for British brand Lipsy. Launching her fifth offering with the company, Michelle has spoken on where she sources her inspiration for the very successful fashion line
Kelly Osbourne Believes 1950’s Inspired Fashion is the Most Flattering
'Fashion Police' star turned designer Kelly Osbourne has opened up on her personal fashion sense, as well as her venture into the design world.
Riccardo Tisci Speaks on Casting Julia Roberts for Givenchy Campaign
Givenchy fashion designer Riccardo Tisci has opened up on casting actress Julia Roberts in the fashion house's latest Spring/Summer 2015 campaign.
Giuseppe Zanotti Explains Why He Decided to Design Trainers
The annual Victoria’s Secret show, which features some of the top models in the world flaunting amazing lingerie pieces, is about to take place this year in London.
Prabal Gurung Comments on Researching His New Footwear Line
New York based designer Prabal Gurung is taking his first step into footwear with a collection of six new designs which will accompany his Spring/Summer 2015 offering
Isabel Marant: "I Feel Like a High-Performance Athlete"
French fashion designer Isabel Marant has opened up on how she copes with such a busy lifestyle. Constantly producing collections, including for her mainline label and also the Etoile diffusion collection, Marant admits that it can be stressful, and so she has to be careful and stay healthy.
Roksanda Ilincic on Designing for Different Shapes & Being Business-Savvy
Serbian-born, London-based fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic, who shows her collections at London Fashion Week, has opened up on her design process.
Elie Saab Comments on Plan to Expand His Label in USA
Lebanese luxurious fashion designer Elie Saab wants to expand his design business in the USA. He explains that now is the perfect time for the company to broaden its scope and he believes that they will be quite "aggressive" with launching their presence.
H&M Explain Why They Chose Alexander Wang for Recent Collaboration
H&M's creative advisor Margareta van den Bosch has spoken on the company's recent collaboration with fashion designer Alexander Wang which was a huge success.
Julien Macdonald Talks About His New Jewellery Line Inspiration
British designer Julien Macdonald is gearing up to launch his first ever jewellery collection on November 23rd. Speaking on the direction he chose for the new designs, Julien has revealed that his jewellery will be more wearable than his catwalk clothing collections and can even look great casually.
Richard Nicoll Comments on Dressing Anne Hathaway for the Red Carpet
Anne Hathaway recently impressed on the red carpet at the premiere of her new film 'Instellar' in Los Angeles, wowing in a navy slip-style silk dress taken from British designer Richard Nicoll's new Spring/Summer 2015 collection.
Nicolas Ghesquière Never Tries to "Make a Big Statement" With His Designs
Former Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière, who is now the head designer at luxurious Parisian label Louis Vuitton, has commented that he never designs to "make a big statement" and often he just gets lucky with his pieces.
Altuzarra on Runway Show Relevance and Target Collaboration Exposure
Karis Durmer, CEO of Altuzarra, comments that he believes physical runway shows are still very relevant and necessary, because people pay close attention to fashion week and he thinks it's the best way to show customers all of the designs just as the designer intended them to be seen.
Raf Simons Speaks on Discovering His Desire for Fashion Design
Dior designer Raf Simons has opened up on the moments that strongly inspired him to move towards his dream of being a top designer.
Dita Von Teese Finds Lingerie Inspiration in Vintage Finds
Dita Von Teese has opened up on finding inspiration for her latest Von Follies lingerie collection.
Joseph Altuzarra Inspired by “Wearable” American Fashion
French-born American-based designer Joseph Altuzarra, who currently shows his collections at New York Fashion Week, has commented that he is often inspired by how wearable American fashion is.
Marc Jacobs Creates ''Immersive'' Catwalk Experience With Beats by Dre
Hoping to create a customized and "immersive" catwalk experience for viewers, Marc Jacobs teamed up with Beats by Dre who provided those in the audience at his 'Marc by Marc Jacobs' Spring/Summer 2015 show with a set of headphones to experience the special sounds created for the show by Pulp bassist Steve Mackey
Zac Posen Thinks Designers Need to Use “Their Own Soul And Imagination”
New York based designer Zac Posen believes designers need to stop taking inspiration from street style because it has become "homogenised" in recent years.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on Being Creative, Victoria’s Secret & Acting
British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been demonstrating just how business savvy she is recently.
Fearne Cotton on Her Relaxed Style & Experimental Designs for Very
British TV presenter Fearne Cotton has become known for her stylish off-duty fashion sense and she's spoken on how she loves to wear "relaxed" pieces that are fuss-free.
Jason Wu Always Finds Design Inspiration, Loves Fashion’s Loyalty
Fashion designer Jason Wu currently designs pieces for his own label, as well as for Hugo Boss each season, and he has spoken on how he always finds a way to get inspired to create something fresh.
Tamara Mellon on Launching Her Own Line & Creating a Big Fashion Business
Tamara Mellon, co-founder of Jimmy Choo, recently decided to launch her own namesake collection, beginning from the ground up again on her own.
Zoe Saldana’s Top 5 Hair, Makeup & Beauty Secrets
Zoe Saldana is always an effortless, classic beauty – be it on the red carpet, or just relaxing off-duty – she never fails to impress and always looks timeless.
Christian Louboutin: “In My World I Really Like to Enhance Beauty”
Paris-based luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin has opened up on his design ethos, revealing that he is a feminist at heart and thinks women should feel good about enhancing their beauty.
Francisco Costa on Calvin Klein’s Net-a-Porter Collaboration & Women’s Style
Iconic fashion label Calvin Klein has teamed up with online retailer Net-a-Porter to launch a capsule collaboration collection.
Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing is Happy About Designer Knock-Offs
Balmain's head designer Olivier Rousteing has opened up on designer knock-offs, saying that they don't annoy him, and he is actually impressed with the creativity of high street brands because they mix so many different trends and styles together.
Derek Lam on Launching Online Retail & His Footwear Focus
Derek Lam has opened up about launching his own online retail destination. The designer thinks that customers are after a fully luxurious experience and want to be wowed by their purchase when it arrives, which includes immaculate presentation - not just a product thrown in to a box.
Kristin Cavallari Doesn’t Think New Moms Need to Sacrifice Their Style
Kristin Cavallari, who is now a mother of two, has defended post-baby style, commenting that she believes new moms don't have to sacrifice their fashion sense just because they have a child.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is the New Face of Paige Denim
British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been named as the new face of Paige Denim and will front the label's upcoming campaign images.
Michael Kors Doesn’t Think Age Influences Fashion Choices
American designer Michael Kors has commented that he thinks age is no longer a big factor when it comes to the kind of people who buy his clothing.
Some Tasty Spring Inspired Recipes (part 1) - Baked eggs with polenta and ramps
As a kid, I was fascinated by my mother’s Foxfire collection, a series of books documenting life in rural Appalachian Georgia in the 1970s.
Marc Jacobs Speaks on Casting His Campaign With Social Media Search
Thinking outside of the box for his new Marc by Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2014 campaign, the American designer worked alongside the label's new team including designers Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley, to launch a social media search via Instagram to cast real young people to star in the new images.
Naomi Campbell in Talks to Launch Her Own Fashion Line
British legendary model Naomi Campbell may be about to launch her own fashion collection.
Rita Ora Says Her Mother Helps Her Craft Her Personalized Original Style
British singer Rita Ora has opened up on her unusual sense of style, revealing that her mother often guides her when she's getting dressed. Rita likes to show off her outfits to her mum, who often tells her what they're lacking.
Miuccia Prada Speaks on Mixed Gender Catwalk Shows
Miuccia Prada has opened up on showing some of her fashion collections with both a female and male cast - something which isn't often done in the industry.
Amanda Holden Hoping to Copy Victoria Beckham’s Fashion Success
'Britain's Got Talent' judge Amanda Holden has just commented that she plans to launch her own fashion collection.
Ralph Lauren Speaks on 5 Decades of Designing Timeless Fashion
Ralph Lauren has been designing for 5 decades now and has opened up on his hugely successful career.
J.W Anderson Launches Exciting New E-Commerce Website
The hit label have just launched a new e-commerce website to sell the collections and Anderson believes this matches up with the increased use of social media to sell products because it's something the company's customer base is already interested in.
5 Stars on Their Top Beach Style & Beauty Essentials
It’s finally that time of the year when everyone hits the beach for some fun in the sun, so here is a look at some top beach style & beauty essentials that celebrities have selected as their must-haves for those warm days spent sunbathing.
Zac Posen Thanks Tom Ford for Launching His Career
Zac Posen has praised designer Tom Ford for helping him get started in fashion when he had no one else to give him a helping hand and was struggling to launch himself.
Alexa Chung on Her Debut Fashion Line & Her Sexy Personal Style
Alexa Chung has previously revealed that she is slowly working on her debut clothing line.
Linda Evangelista is the Face of Moschino’s New Campaign
Legendary supermodel Linda Evangelista makes a surprise return to the fashion world, appearing in the new campaign for Italian label Moschino.
Lily Cole Creates Eco-Friendly Footwear in Collaboration With Veja
British model Lily Cole has turned to design to create a special line of limited edition shoes in collaboration with Veja, an eco-friendly French-based company.
Brain Fed-Connection To Food (part 1)
Devouring sweets when you’re stressed goes beyond having a sweet tooth —a lot of it is in your head. How your frame of mind affects everything from the foods you crave to the way you digest them?
Alkaline Inspiration: Salad In Seconds (part 1) - Quinoa, lemon kale, sesame beetroot salad
Pre-heat the oven to 180°/gas mark 4. Roast the beetroot for 45 minutes with one tbsp sunflower oil. Cook the quinoa as per the packet instructions, including the bouillon powder, then set aside.
5 Stars Who Experimented With Their Mother's Makeup at an Early Age
Many little girls dream of trying on their mom’s makeup and these 5 stars say they all began experimenting with their beauty looks from an early age by experimenting with their mother’s array of lipsticks and eyeshadows!
Maleficent Team Up With Crow’s Nest Fine Jewellery
Disney's latest film, 'Maleficent', which stars the beautiful Angelina Jolie, is already a fashionable affair. So far, British designer Stella McCartney has designed a line of children's clothing inspired by the film and MAC Cosmetics are also releasing a selection of makeup with dramatic dark shades taken from the hit movie.
Laura Mvula Gushes About Designer Kate Spade’s “Classy” Pieces
Soul singer Laura Mvula has complimented British designer Kate Spade. Speaking at a party held for the designer in New York City, Laura gushed that Kate's designs have a classic feel that channel some of the world's most elegant women, such as Audrey Hepburn.
Ralph Lauren Loves Women Who Wear Men’s Clothes
American designer Ralph Lauren has opened up on the process of tailoring, stating that a very long time ago he began to admire how women look while dressed quite androgynous in men's tailored clothing.
Sweets Country Classics - Country Comfort (part 1) - Rock cakes
Sift flours and cinnamon into a large bowl. Stir in sugar. Using your fingertips, rub butter into flour mixture until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in sultanas and mixed peel.
Jessica Simpson Opens Up on Finding Success as a Fashion Designer
Jessica Simpson may be well known for her singing and acting career, as well as some reality shows she appeared on, but her biggest success story to date has been fashion design.
Giorgio Armani on Retirement: “I Have no Intention of Giving Up”
He may be approaching his 80th birthday this July, but Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani has confirmed that he has not made any plans to retire as of yet.
Tilda Swinton Comments on Chanel Designer Karl Lagerfeld’s “Fantasy” World
The Chanel Resort 2015 collection was recently shown on location in Dubai and actress Tilda Swinton was at the event to see the new line make its catwalk debut.
John Rocha Announces His London Fashion Week Retirement
Fashion designer John Rocha has surprised by announcing his retirement from London Fashion Week. The designer says he will no longer show on schedule at the event, something which he has done since 1985, and instead wants to allow more room for talented younger designers who want to have their collections seen.
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen Are Opening Their First ‘The Row’ Store in L.A.
Actresses-turned-designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have just announced their plans to open their first retail space. The duo behind successful fashion label 'The Row' have opted to launch a new boutique for their designs which will be based in Los Angeles.
5 Celebrities Who Wear Budget-Friendly Pieces With Designer Items
A lot of celebrities may spend big bucks on designer fashion and aren’t usually seen without the latest Chanel or Balmain outfit fresh from the catwalk – but not all stars are label snobs and these 5 celebrities say they prefer to mix budget-friendly high street finds with designer pieces.
Nicole Richie on Her Shopping Habits & Being Inspired by Vera Wang
Nicole Richie has revealed that designer Vera Wang turned her on to fashion at a young age. Nicole explains that she used to compete as a figure-skater and noticed Wang's amazing pieces for the Olympic team which encouraged her further to look at more designers and it opened up a whole new world for her.
Salvatore Ferragamo Release New Fiamma Bag Inspired by “a Generation of Women”
Salvatore Ferragamo's designer Massimiliano Giornetti recently designed a brand new 'Fiamma' bag for release and has opened up on his inspiration for the design.
Sky Ferreira Comments on Her Favourite Makeup & Hair Looks
American singer Sky Ferreira has opened up on her go-to makeup look. The 21-year-old beauty often also models and reveals that she likes to make her eyes look dramatic by adding a cateye flick completed with plenty of mascara.
Kristen Stewart Praises Karl Lagerfeld: “He’s an Impressive Guy”
Kristen Stewart is the current face of Chanel's new Pre-Fall collection and has opened up on working with the designer behind the French Parisian house, Karl Lagerfeld.
Suki Waterhouse on Her Style Influences & Customizing Her Clothing
British model and Burberry face Suki Waterhouse has opened up on her personal style. Always uniquely dressed, Suki reveals where she takes her style inspiration from.
Pharrell Williams Hints at His Own Miami-Based Concept Store
Singer Pharrell Williams has hinted that he may open his own fashionable concept store which would house imported designs for men and women.
Mary Katrantzou Comments on Designing Her First Wedding Dress
She may be most famous for her incredible print work, but fashion designer Mary Katrantzou continues to show her range as a designer - she is set to collaborate with Adidas Originals for a new collection, and she has also just designed her first wedding dress.
New York - Around Town : The Outer Boroughs (part 3) - Family Adventures
The African Savannah at Twilight is a highlight. Other top sights include the Tropical Forest and Serpentarium.
New York - Around Town : The Outer Boroughs (part 2) - Museums
Take the No. 2 or 3 subway train to Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum, for the world-class Brooklyn Museum . The museum is part of a civic complex that includes the stately Grand Army Plaza, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden , with its well-known Japanese garden, and neighboring Prospect Park.
New York - Around Town : The Outer Boroughs (part 1)
Manhattan is just one of New York’s five boroughs, each of which has its own unique attractions. Brooklyn alone, with its fine brownstone neighborhoods and numerous top-class sights, would be one of the largest cities in the U.S.
Heidi Klum Aims to Make Workout Gear Stylish with New Balance
Launching another new fashion collection of workout gear in collaboration with New Balance which includes trainers, leggings, hoodies and more, German model Heidi Klum has opened up on trying to put a fashionable spin on active-wear.
Kelly Brook on Her Natural Beach Beauty Look
British model Kelly Brook has spoken on her natural beach make-up routine. With her famous curves and stunning good looks, Kelly says she likes to keep her beauty look pared down whenever she's hitting the beach.
Whitney Port Speaks on Picking Her Perfect Wedding Dress
Reality star Whitney Port is currently preparing to marry fiancé Tim Rosenman and has opened up on planning her perfect dress for the big day. Whitney looked through Bridal Fashion Week’s Spring 2015 collections and was inspired for her own wedding.
Kate Moss Says Her Biggest Style Critic is Her Daughter
British model Kate Moss has revealed that her daughter Lila Grace is her biggest style critic.
Mary Katrantzou to Collaborate With Adidas Originals
Fashion designer Mary Katrantzou is set to collaborate with Adidas Originals. Known for her statement printed pieces, Katrantzou comments that she is interested in working with the big sportswear company because it will be a unique experience to work with such a huge global brand.
Kelly Osbourne’s New Clothing Line for “Every Kind of Woman”
Kelly Osbourne is set to unveil her new clothing line soon and the reality star says she wants her new clothes to be for "every kind of women". Kelly reveals that she won't sell her line to any store who won't stock every size.
Elle MacPherson Focuses on Silhouette When Designing Lingerie
Model-turned-lingerie designer Elle MacPherson has spoken on designing for her underwear collections, specifically for a new collection that she has just launched because she believes her latest bra design is innovative.
Heidi Klum Owns 2,000 Pairs of Shoes & Collects Designer Pieces
German model Heidi Klum has admitted that she "hoards" shoes and has a huge collection of about 2,000 pairs.
Kanye West’s Footwear Collaboration With Adidas to be Released in June
Kanye West has just announced that his new footwear collaboration with Adidas will be released in June this year. The hotly anticipated collection comes just months after the rapper cut ties with his previous collaborators and brand rival, Nike.
How To Choose A Present For Your Father-In-Law?
Your father-in-law is a very important person in your life but you do not really know him. Husbands and wives might have different ideas about creating a good relationship with their father-in-law, and choosing a present for him might be a big challenge for both of you. Knowing your father-in-law is a key to choose a suitable gift.
Nicole Kidman is Youthful as the Face of Jimmy Choo Pre-Fall 2014
Continuing her role as the current face of Jimmy Choo for another season running (she has already previously fronted campaigns for the label for several seasons), actress Nicole Kidman returns for the company's new Pre-Fall 2014 campaign images.
Mollie King Interested in Launching Her Own Fashion Line
Mollie, who collaborated with British retailer Oasis for a 'Loved by Mollie' Autumn/Winter 2013 offering, says she learned a lot from her experience with the company and would one day like to get the chance to try designing under her own name.
New York - Around Town : Morningside Heights and Harlem (part 1)
The area between Morningside Park and the Hudson River, from 110th–125th streets, is dominated by Columbia University and two important churches. Further west and extending north is Harlem, America’s best-known African-American community.
Sarah Jessica Parker Explains Her Stirrup Tights Inspiration
Sarah Jessica Parker was recently harshly critiqued by fashion blogs for layering up a pair of stirrup tights with pumps - but it looks like we might have only ourselves to blame.
Victoria Beckham Says She Designs With Herself in Mind
British singer-turned-designer Victoria Beckham has opened up on her design process. She reveals that when she's designing for her namesake label she creates with herself in mind, creating what she would be interested in wearing personally.
Lourdes Leon Gushes About New ‘Material Girl’ Face Rita Ora
Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon has enthused about British singer Rita Ora, who is the current face of Madonna and Lourdes' fashion collection 'Material Girl' which is available at Macy's stores.
Jonathan Saunders Enjoys His Stressful Fashion Design Job
British-based designer Jonathan Saunders, who recently debuted his Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at London Fashion Week, has said that he enjoys the stress of designing fashion collections.
London - Around Town : Heading East (part 2) - Best of the Rest
Start at Old Spitalfields Market, close to Liverpool Street station, where a mixture of stalls hold sway during the week, and many more, selling clothes, food and collectibles, fill the floor on Sundays. Have a delicious English breakfast at St John Bread & Wine opposite the market at 96 Commercial Street .
Lena Dunham Doesn’t Care About Landing on Worst Dressed Lists
'Girls' star Lena Dunham has revealed that fashion critics don't influence her choices when it comes to getting dressed for the red carpet.
Raf Simons Wants Women to Have a “Sense of Freedom” in His Dior Designs
Designer Raf Simons has spoken on designing collections for Dior. Now with several seasons as the head designer under his belt, Simons has settled in to his stride and continues to produce awe-inspiring pieces for the luxurious Parisian label.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 7) - Tests for Blood-Sugar Levels, Nuchal Translucency Screening , Fetal MRI , Instant Risk Assessment
Many doctors test every pregnant woman for diabetes, usually around the end of the second trimester. Testing is particularly important if you have a family history of diabetes. Blood tests used to diagnose diabetes are a fasting blood-sugar and glucose-tolerance test (GTT).
Solange Knowles on Her Puma Design Job & Her Winter Dressing Struggle
Beyonce Knowles' sister Solange has become known for her eclectic, bright and original sense of style over the years. The DJ is now turning her hand to shoe design in a bid to revamp the classic Puma disc trainer with the help of Gerlan Marcel, Darlene and Lizzy Okpo of William Okpo and Hisham Bharoocha to give the trainer a new Brazilian inspired look.
Top 5 Custom Manicures at New York Fashion Week
Completing their artistic visions down to the last tiny details, designers enlisted professional nail art teams to create amazing works of art, applying intricate manicures to models fingers for the various shows during New York Fashion Week.
Dita Von Teese Offers Her Valentine’s Day Lingerie Advice
Fashionable pin-up girl Dita Von Teese knows a thing or two about lingerie and the 41-year-old model has spoken on the topic as she launches her latest collection of designs titled 'Her Sexellency'.
Male Model Andrej Pejic Poses for MCM’s Spring 2014 Images
Photographed in Seoul by Kyung-il Park, androgynous male model Andrej Pejic once again blurs gender lines for the new MCM Epicene Spring 2014 ad campaign.
Peter Pilotto for Target is a Huge Hit for Net-A-Porter
The highly anticipated Peter Pilotto for Target collection arrived via Net-A-Porter internationally on Sunday and it's proven to be a huge hit. The online retailer has reported a big success after the launch with some of the most covetable pieces selling out soon after they went on sale.
Marc Jacobs Reveals That He’s Renaming ‘Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Line
Marc Jacobs has revealed that he intends to rename his diffusion 'Marc by Marc Jacobs' line and will shortly unveil the new title at the show's Autumn/Winter 2014 presentation at New York Fashion Week.
Kardashian Kollection for Lipsy – Floral Prints & More Spring 2014 Trends
The Kardashian sisters are once again bringing their own fashion sense to a new selection of designs for Spring/Summer 2014. The new Kardashian Kollection for Lipsy offering will feature strong floral prints, delicate lacy lingerie-inspired pieces and more spring trends.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Your Baby Grows and Develops (part 1) - Normal Fetal Development
Sometimes women express concern about giving birth to a large baby. Many factors affect how big your baby will be. If you are in good health, have no medical problems, don’t gain too much weight and take good care of yourself during pregnancy, you’ll probably have an average-size baby.
Catwalk Beauty Look to Try: Electric Blue Eyes
“This is a summer look that’s all about the eye,” François Nars,Founder & Creative Director of NARS cosmetics has picked up on the trend which swept the catwalk for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 season - attention grabbing eye makeup.
Whistles Welcomed to Show at London Fashion Week
British label Whistles has been officially invited to join the schedule at London Fashion Week by the British Fashion Council. Whistles have already shown as part of the Fashion Week previously, but the label will now be officially recognized as part of the London Fashion Week event.
Georgia May Jagger Steals Clothes From Her Mother’s Wardrobe
Georgia reveals that she loved to watch her mother piece together an outfit when she was younger and enjoyed being surrounded by the beautiful clothes and accessories.
Sarah Jessica Parker Collaborating With WeTheAdorned
'Sex and the City' actress Sarah Jessica Parker is on a roll. She recently launched her debut footwear line and now she's working on another new fashion project.
Agent Provocateur Bring New Meaning to ‘Domestic Goddess’ for Spring 2014
Lingerie label Agent Provocateur have just unveiled their stunning new Spring 2014 campaign images captured by famed American photographer Miles Aldridge.
Tamara Mellon Explains Why Her Label Ditches Conventional Fashion Seasons
Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon recently launched her first foray in to clothing design with her very own label. Tamara decided from the beginning that her line would be different.
Katie Grand Opens Up on Designing for Hogan
Already working as editor of 'Love' magazine and as a stylist, Katie Grand can also add designer to her resumé after designing for Hogan for three seasons.
Karen Elson Dishes Out Her Vintage Shopping Tips
Model Karen Elson has cornered her own sense of style over the years: with her dramatic orange red hair and porcelain flawless complexion, Karen is always striking and her dress-sense is impeccable.
Pixie Lott Reveals That She Wants to Design Her Own Clothing Line
British singer Pixie Lott already found success as a fashion designer when she collaborated with fashion brand Lipsy on a collection which launched via the retailer Rock'N'Rose.
33 to 36 Weeks Pregnant (part 5) - 35 WEEKS PREGNANT - DEBRIS, BE GONE
Women tend to think of their beauty products as “evergreen,” when in fact most have a short shelf life. Keep that in mind the next time you want to pick up some makeup items you really don’t need in your kit.
Nicole Kidman Returns as the Face of Jimmy Choo for Spring/Summer 2014
Following the success of the previous Autumn/Winter 2013 campaign which she also stars in, Australian 46-year-old actress Nicole Kidman returns as the face of luxurious shoe and accessory label Jimmy Choo for their new Spring/Summer 2014 images.
Behind the Scenes With Lily Aldridge for XOXO Spring/Summer 2014
American model Lily Aldridge continues her role as the face of label XOXO. Posing in the label's Spring/Summer designs including a pretty printed dress, a white cutout jumpsuit and a crop top paired with a subtle maxi-skirt, the model shows off her stunning looks in the new campaign images.
Shopbop Unveils Their Collaboration With SoulCycle
Online retailer ShopBop has just unveiled their new collaboration collection with New York based fitness company SoulCycle. The collection of workout clothes includes printed t-shirts, joggers, trainers, beanies and sweaters.
Daisy Lowe Reveals Her Saint Laurent Addiction, Speaks on Her Personal Style
24-year-old British model Daisy Lowe is known for her own quirky dress-sense and she has now opened up about her personal style and her shopping habits in a new interview.
To make matters more complicated, “mommy brain” is not just a stereotype—it’s a scientifically studied phenomenon. Pregnancy and early motherhood have a funny way of turning even the sharpest brain as fuzzy as a Monet painting.
Hussein Chalayan Lands Vionnet Demi-Couture Design Role
Experimental and avant gardé, Award-winning British fashion designer Hussein Chalayan has challenged the fashion design world ever since founding his own namesake label and introducing the world to his graduate collection in 1993 named "The Tangent Flows".
French Style Icon Ines de la Fressange Speaks on Her Uniqlo Collaboration
French fashionista Ines de la Fressange has designed a collaboration collection for LifeWear Spring 2014 which will soon land in Uniqlo stores. The Chanel muse and style icon is known for her effortless, Parisian dress-sense that continues to get her noticed.
Style Watch: Kate Bosworth’s Unique Fashion Sense
Kate Bosworth is known for her original, Californian-inspired sense of style. The American actress is constantly lauded for her personal dress-sense, especially when it comes to her off-duty looks. Fusing a bohemian sensibility with a surfer girl edge, Kate’s carefree look is most often feminine and unique.
A.P.C. Founder Jean Touitou Speaks on Collaborating With Kanye West
Fashion label A.P.C. recently collaborated with rapper Kanye West on a basic but well received collection of t-shirts, hoodies and jeans.
Abbey Clancy is the New Face of Lingerie Brand Ultimo
British beauty Abbey Clancy has just been named as the new face of lingerie label Ultimo, replacing their former face, Michael Buble’s wife Luisana Lopilato.
L’Wren Scott Speaks on Her New Banana Republic Collaboration
With so many amazing designer collabortions hitting the rails at lower than ever price points, we have been spoilt for choice this year with an amazing clothing selection - Isabel Marant for H&M, Prabal Gurung for Target – and now L’Wren Scott has just launched her own collaboration with Banana Republic which has already landed in stores.
Ways To Keep Children’s Rooms From Getting Messy
Things are started with a couple of toys misplaced or dirty clothes on the floor. In the past, you can go to your children’s rooms without coping with the risk of getting hurt. Some children clean their rooms with little motivation while others struggle with the mission.
Kristen Stewart Named as the New Face of Chanel
Former ‘Twilight’ actress Kristen Stewart has been named as the new face of Chanel. Kristen was in attendance at the recent Chanel ‘Metiers d’Art’ Paris Dallas Pre-Fall 2014 collection and now her rare appearance at the event makes perfect sense – she’ll be the face of the gorgeous new collection upon its release next year.
David Koma Announced as Mugler’s New Artistic Director
British designer David Koma has just been announced as the new artistic director of Mugler, replacing designer Nicola Formichetti who left the position in April.
Preview: Erykah Badu Lands Givenchy Spring/Summer 2014 Ad Campaign
Erykah Badu stars in the new Givenchy Spring/Summer 2014 campaign alongside models Maria Borges and Riley & Asia Chow. Captured by photography duo Mert & Marcus, a preview of the new campaign shows Badu posing in a tribal print cape top in a gorgeous black & white image.
Band of Outsiders Designer Scott Sternberg Slams the Fashion Industry
Band of Outsiders designer Scott Sternberg has opened up on his feelings towards the fashion industry in a new interview – and it’s not all positive!
Sneak Peek: Revlon by Marchesa Beauty Tools
The latest in beauty collaborations has just arrived! Beauty company Revlon are teaming up with New York based fashion label Marchesa for a one-of-kind collaboration, following up on a previous nail set collection they recently launched together earlier this year.
Getting Pregnant (part 2) : Treatments for Infertility, Assisted Reproductive Technologies
If your doctor suggests a fertility workup for you and your partner, it helps to understand what’s involved. For your partner, a physical and semen analysis may be done and a detailed medical history may be taken.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Health and Medical History (part 11) - Alcohol, Abuse of Other Substances
When we discuss substance abuse, we refer to use of drugs prohibited by law, but we also include use of legal medications, such as benzodiazepine or barbiturates. These substances may also have harmful effects during pregnancy, regardless of whether they are used for legitimate or illicit reasons.
23 to 27 Weeks Pregnant (part 8) - 26-27 WEEKS PREGNANT - WHAT YOU DON’T NEED IN THE BEDROOM
You and your spouse will be busy this month getting your home ready for the arrival of your son or daughter. During this time, I have no doubt you’ll be entertaining fantasies of one day doing things with your child that your parents did with you.
23 to 27 Weeks Pregnant (part 6) - 25 WEEKS PREGNANT - LET THE SETUP BEGIN
As you put the finishing touches on this room, something magical is likely to happen. The reality of what is happening will hit you. I think reality comes in waves for all life-changing events like a birth.
Sometimes expecting parents find that all their immediate baby needs are covered from family hand-me-downs. You still want the baby celebration, but really can’t think of a thing to register for.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 39 (part 3) - Anesthesia Problems and Complications, Cord-Blood Banking
You may have heard about storing blood from your baby’s umbilical cord after birth. Cord blood is blood in the umbilical cord and placenta, which in the past were usually thrown away after delivery. Stem cells have proved useful in treating some diseases. Treatment corrects and/or replaces diseased or damaged cells.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 31 (part 3) - What Is Pre-eclampsia?
Pre-eclampsia describes a group of symptoms that occur only during pregnancy or shortly after delivery. Pre-eclampsia seems to be on the rise; the condition affects 1 in 20 pregnancies and accounts for over 15% of all maternal deaths during pregnancy.
The Best Card For You (Part 3)
Some rewards cards require you to spend a certain amount to get the advertised perks. Watch for phrases such as “up to” in card offers – that may mean you’ll get the highest rewards only after spending thousands in a single year.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 11 (part 3) - Ultrasound in Pregnancy, Fetal MRI
Ultrasound is the standard test used to diagnose birth defects and other problems. It is often the first test used. However, there are some limitations to ultrasound. If a woman is obese, if there is less amniotic fluid or baby is in an abnormal position, ultrasound may not reveal problems.
Your Flex is on Fire (Part 2)
The woman works and moves through the hips, working the body and using the eyes to engage with her partner, and McMahon describes salsa as an entire body workout. “You’re using the arms and working through the torso, the hips and the legs.
Boost Your Metabolism : Reducing Stress (part 1)
By this point, we know that our emotional, mental, and physical selves are intertwined and interlinked. We have ample evidence to prove that our psychological health affects our physical health, and vice versa.
Paris - Around Town : Greater Paris (part 3) - Graves, Places to Eat
The American lead singer of The Doors rock band spent the last few months of his life in Paris and died here in 1971. Fans still hold vigils at his grave, which is covered with scrawled messages from all over the world.
Paris - Around Town : Greater Paris (part 1)
Central Paris has more than enough on offer to keep any visitor occupied, but if time permits you should make at least one foray out of the centre, whether your interest is in the sumptuous Palace of Versailles, former home of the “Sun King” Louis XIV, or in the Magic Kingdom of Disneyland Paris.
London - Around Town : South and West (part 1)
The palaces that once graced London’s river to the south and west of the city centre were built in places that remain popular today, from Hampton Court and Richmond in the west, downriver to Greenwich.
New York - Around Town : Upper West Side (part 2) - Apartment Buildings, Restaurants
Begin at Lincoln Center and admire the plaza, the Chagall windows at the Metropolitan Opera, and the Henry Moore statue in front of Lincoln Center Theater. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on Amsterdam Avenue, behind the theater, is notable for its enormous collection of books on the performing arts.
New York - Around Town : Upper West Side (part 1)
This area did not begin to develop until the 1870s, when the 9th Avenue El went up, making it possible to commute to midtown. When the Dakota, New York’s first luxury apartment building, was completed in 1884, it was followed by others on Central Park West and Broadway, while side streets were filled with handsome brownstones.
Paris - Around Town : Montmartre and Pigalle (part 2) - Places to Escape the Crowds
As with all the city’s busy attractions, the sooner you get to Sacré-Coeur the more you will have it to yourself – it opens at 8am. Later in the morning, enjoy the bustle of Montmartre with tourists having their portraits painted by the area’s street artists in the place du Tertre.
Reduce Stress : Your Home Life (part 2)
If you love your things and love to be surrounded by them, the trick to keeping your home stress-free is to have your things well-organized. If everything is kept neat and you know where everything is, then your abundant collections and favorite things can bring you as much joy, comfort, and calm as a de-cluttered, spare space might bring somebody else.
Reduce Stress : Your Home Life (part 1)
After a long day at work, you come home to your castle, your haven of peace and comfort and . . . a pile of dirty laundry, a mound of dirty dishes, a stack of newspapers to be sorted through and recycled, footprints in the kitchen, and, oh no, there are those videos you were supposed to return yesterday. Suddenly, it doesn’t seem so relaxing to be home.
London - Around Town : Heading North (part 1)
Beyond Regent’s Park and the railway termini of Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras, North London drifts up into areas that were once distant villages where the rich built their country mansions to escape the city.
New York - Around Town : Upper East Side (part 2) - Madison Avenue Boutiques, Restaurants
Start at the Guggenheim and admire Frank Lloyd Wright’s great architectural achievement before seeing the fine modern art collection. “Must sees” include Chagall’s Paris Through the Window, Modigliani’s Nude, and Picasso’s Woman Ironing. Stop for coffee at the café on the main floor of the museum before leaving.
New York - Around Town : Upper East Side (part 1)
When New York’s upper crust moved uptown a century ago, their destination was the Upper East Side, and it is still the address of choice for many wealthy families.
Paris - Around Town : Chaillot Quarter (part 2) - Graves in Cimetière de Passy, Places to Eat
It would be hard to imagine a better start to a day in Paris than going to the Palais de Chaillot and seeing the perfect view it has across the Seine to the Eiffel Tower . Then tour the fascinating collections of the Cité de l’Architecture and, if marine history is your thing, the Musée de la Marine , both in the palace.
Paris - Around Town : Chaillot Quarter (part 1)
Chaillot was a separate village until the 19th century, when it was swallowed up by the growing city and bestowed with wide avenues and lavish mansions during the Second Empire building spree.
Made In America? (Part 4)
Still, it’s a stretch to say, as is commonly heard, that the U.S. doesn’t make anything anymore. In fact, Sirkin says, the U.S makes about three-quarters of all the manufactured goods (including components) it consumes.
10 Foods That Helps Control Temper
Avocado contains lots of vitamin B that is necessary for brain cells and mental system to operate efficiently. They also have beta carontene, lutein, folate, vitamin E and Glutathinone. The collection can prevent the fat absorption that cause stress in the oxidazing process. There’re plenty of avocado recipes that can please you, such as avocado salad or avocado smoothie…
London - Around Town : The City (part 1)
The ancient square mile of London, defined roughly by the walls of the Roman city, is a curious mixture of streets and lanes with medieval names, state-of-the-art finance houses and no fewer than 38 churches, many of them, including St Paul’s Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren.
Rome - Around Town : Beyond the City Walls (part 1)
The 3rd-century Aurelian walls are still largely intact and served as the defence of the city for 1,600 years until Italian Unification was achieved in 1870. After that, the walls were pierced in several places so that traffic could bypass the old gates and the modern city quickly sprawled far and wide in every direction.
New York - Around Town : Midtown (part 3) - Midtown Museums & Art, Restaurants
Sultry decor straight out of 1930s Saigon sets the scene for a Vietnamese/French menu full of delicate contrasts and combinations. Relax with an after-dinner drink in the lounge upstairs.
Paris - Around Town : Jardin des Plantes Quarter (part 1)
Traditionally one of the most peaceful areas of Paris, the medicinal herb gardens which give the quarter its name were established here in 1626. It retained a rural atmosphere until the 19th century, when the city’s population expanded and the surrounding streets were built up.
London - Around Town : Regent’s Park and Marylebone (part 2) - Shopping, Eating and Drinking
Before setting out for the day, reserve a ticket for Madame Tussaud’s for the afternoon. Start at Bond Street Underground, exiting on Oxford Street. Opposite is St Christopher Place, a narrow lane with charming shops, which opens into an attractive pedestrian square. Stop for a coffee break at one of Sofra’s pavement tables.
London - Around Town : Regent’s Park and Marylebone (part 1)
North of Oxford Street and south of the park are the grand mansion blocks of Marylebone. Once a medieval village surrounded by fields and a pleasure garden, now it is a fashionable and elegant inner city area. In the 19th century, doctors started using these spacious houses to see wealthy clients.
Berlin - Around Town : Berlin's Southeast (part 1)
Berlin’s East and South are remarkably different in character. Friedrichshain, Lichtenberg and Hohenschönhausen in the east are densely built-up, former working-class areas, while green Treptow and idyllic Köpenick in the far southeast seem like independent villages.
Rome - Around Town : Trastevere and Prati (part 2) - Best of the Rest
Rome’s first stone bridge, (181–142 BC) was ruined in 1598. It retained three arches until 1886, when two were destroyed to make room for Ponte Palatino (Rotto means broken in Italian).
Rome - Around Town : Trastevere and Prati (part 1)
Trastevere, which literally means “across the Tiber”, is Rome’s left bank and Bohemian neighbourhood. The former working-class ghetto has retained its medieval character better than any other part of Rome, despite having become one of the most restaurant- and nightlife-packed zones of the city.
Mad About India
India is on the boil. There is no other country that offers the diversity, the complexity, the weirdness and human drama as India. Not least among its virtues is the balm of spirituality, not always evident on the surface of daily life, but real just the same.
New York - Around Town : Chelsea and Herald Square (part 1)
A neighborhood that has seen a great deal of recent change, Chelsea was a quiet enclave of 19th-century brownstones that never made it as a fashionable address.
Paris - Around Town : St-Germain, Latin and Luxembourg Quarters (part 2) - Booksellers, Specialist Food Shops
Bibliophiles spend hours in the rambling rooms of Paris’s renowned English-language bookshop. There are books in other languages too and regular readings in English and French.
Paris - Around Town : St-Germain, Latin and Luxembourg Quarters (part 1)
This area of the left bank is possibly the most stimulating in Paris. St-Germain-des-Prés, centred around the city’s oldest church, is a synonym for Paris’s café society, made famous by the writers and intellectuals who held court here in the first half of the 20th century.
London - Around Town : Kensington and Knightsbridge (part 2) - The Best of the Rest, Shopping
London’s most famous store has over 300 departments full of the finest goods that money can buy. Specialities include food, fashion, china, glass and kitchenware .
London - Around Town : Kensington and Knightsbridge (part 1)
This is where London’s gentry live. Nannies push prams around Kensington Gardens, uniformed school children line up in Hans Crescent and the social “in-crowd” gossip in the Fifth-Floor Café at Harvey Nichols.
Washington, D.C - Streetsmart : Child-Friendly Hotels, Bed-and-Breakfasts
The Mall is an easy two-block walk from here, and when visitors are not exploring Smithsonian museums, they can enjoy the amenities and fine river views here. There are little TVs in the bathrooms, and an indoor pool. The hotel is also pet friendly.
Rome - Around Town : The Esquiline and Lateran (part 1)
In ancient times the largest of Rome’s seven hills was almost entirely residential, consisting mostly of upper-class villas. The western slope of the quarter, just behind the Imperial Fora was considered rather unhealthy as it was densely populated – the massive wall at the back of the Fora was intended to keep the squalid slum out.
Madrid - Around Town : Comunidad de Madrid (part 1)
The Comunidad de Madrid is a vast region covering 8,000 sq km (3,000 sq miles), with a population now exceeding five million. To the north of the capital is the Sierra de Guadarrama, a majestic mountain range, stretching more than 100 km (60 miles) east–west, and visitors to El Escorial, Valle de los Caídos, or Manzanares­el-Real will enjoy superb views as well as fresh mountain air.
Barcelona - Around Town - Beyond Barcelona (part 2) - Churches & Monasteries, National Parks & Nature Reserves
From Barcelona take the AP7 motorway until exit 4, then take the C260 to Cadaqués. The journey should take about two and a half hours in all. Just before dropping down to the town, stop at the viewpoint and take in the azure coastline and the whitewashed houses of this former fishing village.
Boston - Around Town : Cambridge & Somerville (part 2) - Offbeat Shops, Places to Mix with the Locals
This playfully decorated children’s bookstore, which carries more than 25,000 books and toys, pays homage to the timeless travails of its mischievous namesake.
Boston - Around Town : Cambridge & Somerville (part 1)
Harvard may hold Cambridge’s undeniable claim to worldwide fame, but that is not to diminish the city’s vibrant neighborhoods, superb restaurants, unique shops, and colorful bars lying just beyond the school’s gates.
Paris - Around Town : Invalides and Eiffel Tower Quarters (part 2) - Musée de l’Armée Exhibits, Views
There is nowhere in Paris to match the view from the top of the tower, so hope for good weather. With the cityscape and the sparkling waters of the Seine below, it is the highlight of any visit .
Paris - Around Town : Invalides and Eiffel Tower Quarters (part 1)
Two of Paris’s best-known landmarks, the golden-domed Hôtel des Invalides and the Eiffel Tower, are found in these quarters. Large parts of the area were created in the 19th century, when there was still room to construct wide avenues and grassy esplanades.
London - Around Town : Mayfair and St James's (part 2) - Shopping, Eating and Drinking
One of the best chocolate shops in town selling a tempting array of handmade chocolates. Fill one of the pretty boxes, which come in a range of sizes, with your own choice of chocolates.
London - Around Town : Mayfair and St James's (part 1)
This is where royalty shop and the rest of us go to gaze. Many of the wonderful small shops around here were established to serve the royal court at St James’s Palace.
Moroccan Magic : Full Of Spice And Flavour (part 1) - Moroccan tuna Niçoise with roasted tomatoes
Moroccan cooking, with its African and Mediterranean, inspiration is very healthy – most recipes contain a protein source such as chicken, lamb or fish with lots of vegetables, plus a host of health-promoting herbs and spices.
13 to 17 Weeks Pregnant (part 2) : 14 WEEKS PREGNANT
After your pregnancy, even if you return to the exact same weight you were before, it’s likely that your body is going to redistribute your weight differently. So it might be time to take a second look at those teeny tiny T-shirts you’ve been saving since college.
Washington, D.C - Streetsmart : Moderately Priced Hotels, Budget Hotels
Best known locally as the home of the top-rated Citronelle restaurant, this is a fine hotel in an excellent Georgetown location. Distinctive two-story carriage suites provide a gracious home base. The poolside patio overlooks the C&O Canal.
Rome - Around Town : Ancient Rome (part 1)
This area has always been a contrasting mix of the highest and the lowest, from the most extravagant luxury to the toughest work-a-day world. In ancient times, the emperor’s lavish palaces were built on the Palatine, but they weren’t far from the docks, where roustabouts heaved the tons of goods that were imported to the wealthy city from around the world.
Location Shoot, Bavaria (Part 2)
Later that day, I travel onwards via train to the small town of Inzell, which is another pleasant surprise, located as it is roughly mid-way between Munich and Salzburg. I arrive there after switching to the bus after a twenty minutes or so transfer from Traunstein, where I left the train.
Spend vs. Save!
If your skin’s pale and lacklustre the morning after, apply a revitalising mask for 10 minutes. Açai berry, papaya and pine bark extract are the active ingredients in The Organic Pharmacy’s Enzyme Peel Mask . Dead skin cells and leftover make-up grime are lifted to reveal soft and wrinkle-free skin.
48 Hours In Sydney (Part 3)
The most beautiful beach in the south of equator is definitely Bondi Beach. This perfect crescent moon is in the general consciousness via the Life Saving Club of Bondi Surf Bathers, a group of rescue workers saved 180 people from the big waves in 1938 and created the rescue club culture in Baywatch, Bondi Rescue and Bondi Vet.
Madrid - Around Town : Chueca and Malasaña (part 1)
Two of Madrid’s most lively barrios lie just off the Gran Vía. Chueca was originally home to the city’s blacksmiths and tile makers. Run down for many years, it has enjoyed a renaissance after being adopted by Madrid’s gay community – the area puts on its glad rags every summer for the Gay Pride celebrations.
Pencil Skirts From The Office To The Street
Pencil skirt is always a costume in women's wardrobe, especially with the women who love sexy elegant beauty. It is never old-fashionable. The skirt hugs your legs, and it helps you look taller, slender. This effect increases when combining it with high heels, especially the nude color shoes.
Simple But Nice Miniskirts (Part 2)
If being a woman officer, you can select 2 – 3 patterned skirts to vivify your closet. Moreover, you should not miss single-color short skirts. This year, black seems absent in collections of miniskirts, instead of colors from light to dark tone. Furthermore, you will be surprised with new designs of these skirts.
Chicago - Streetsmart - Luxury Hotels, Historic Hotels
The Ritz has it all – superior service, an award-winning dining room, spa, and state-of-the-art-business facilities. Impressive views complement the classic furnishings and fine art in its spacious guest rooms, but it’s the little things, like Bulgari toiletries and toys and cookies for the kids that puts it in a league of its own.
Munich - Day Trips & Excursions : Baroque & Rococo in Pfaffenwinkel
Pfaffenwinkel is a classic alpine foothill region. Gently sloping hills and verdant pastures alternate with forests, fens, and small lakes. Geographically, the region is bounded by the Lech, Ammer, and Loisach rivers, and by the southern end of Ammersee and Starnberger
Forecast 17 Hot Trends of Autumn Winter 2012 (Part 1)
The weather is irregular, sometimes it is dry, sometimes it rains and cold, the changes forecast that a fall is coming, promising a new vibrant 2012 autumn-winter fashion season. In Autumn-winter this year, the fashion industry continues to bring the trends that will surely shake the world of fashion followers, the new trends include leather, classic peplum skirt.
Seattle - Around Town : Streetsmart - Neighborhood Hotels, B&Bs & Guesthouses
Queen Anne neighborhood’s stately hotel provides a wonderful alternative to the area’s chain motels and hotels. Walk to quaint cafés, trendy bars, and small shops. Reserve a room away from the street to avoid noise from the boisterous foot traffic heading to or from concerts and sports events.
Barcelona - Around Town - Gràcia, Tibidabo & Zona Alta (part 2) - Gràcia Boutiques, Gràcia Cafés
An aromatic café that serves hundreds of different teas; the most unusual is the mint tea served with pine-kernels. Typical Morrocan dishes (tagines and couscous) are also available.
Barcelona - Around Town - Gràcia, Tibidabo & Zona Alta (part 1)
The Zona Alta (Uptown) is an area covering several neighbourhoods that, as the name suggests, are in the hilly part of the city. From the moneyed streets of Pedralbes and Tibidabo to bohemian Gràcia, this entire northern area of the city offers stunning views and regal attractions.
Cool With Elastic Dress at Weekend
You do not need to be sophisticated and flashy to create attraction because only a simple dress with sufficient collar, straight shape fitting body, and ankle-length builds special impression for you.
Beautiful Dresses
In the first days of fall, dress is found by many girls because its designs are not old-fashioned and are easy to get dressed. This year’s dress designs also have lines that are very simple but precise, and have highlights in order to create lissomness for users.
Beautiful Pembrokeshire (Part 3)
Considering the county is mostly built around or near to water, there aren’t many consistently good locations for waterfall shoots apart from, that is, Cenarth Falls. Some could argue it’s only just inside Pembrokeshire thanks to its location sitting on the border with neighbouring Ceredigionshire, but this still doesn’t detract from the fact you can come away with some great images.
Boston - Around Town : Kenmore & the Fenway (part 2) - Nightclubs & Bars, Restaurants
Buttoned-down versions of Continental classics have some hidden surprises on this menu, such as magnificent salt-cod fritters and Boston cream pie.
Boston - Around Town : Kenmore & the Fenway (part 1)
On days when the Red Sox are playing a home baseball game at Fenway Park, Kenmore Square is packed with fans. By night, Kenmore becomes the jump-off point for a night of dancing, drinking, and socializing at clubs on or near Lansdowne Street.
Paris - Around Town : Champs-Elysées Quarter (part 3) - Designer Shops, Places to Eat
Chanel classics, from the braided tweed jackets to two-toned shoes as well as Lagerfeld’s more daring designs, are displayed in this branch of the main rue Cambon store.
Paris - Around Town : Champs-Elysées Quarter (part 1)
The Champs-Elysées is undoubtedly the most famous street in Paris and the quarter which lies around it is brimming with wealth and power. It is home to the president of France, great haute couture fashion houses, embassies and consulates, and the five-star hotels and fine restaurants frequented by the French and foreign élite.
London - Around Town : Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia (part 1)
Literary, legal and scholarly, this is the brainy quarter of London. Dominated by two towering institutions, the British Museum and London University, and bolstered by the Inns of Court, it could hardly be otherwise.
Musical Midnights In Marid (Part 1)
In Madrid, the rule of thumb is: the later the hour, the louder the nightlife. This is a city that doesn't seem to sleep. Taxi drivers told me there are more people on the streets at 3 a.m. than at 3 p.m., and it seemed to me to be true.
Moral baby (part 1) - Are babies born moral?, Why don’t kids just do the right thing?
If children are born with an innate sense of right and wrong, why don’t they just do the right thing—especially as they get older (puberty comes to mind)? Turns out it’s surprisingly difficult to explain proactive moral behavior, like voluntarily helping someone cross the street.
Berlin - Around Town : Central Berlin: Scheunenviertel (part 2) - Best of the Rest, Old Courtyards
Large-scale installations by the resident artists are regularly on display at the alternative gallery space – a recent example was an entire artificial reed garden. The courtyard also has a café in the conservatory.
San Francisco - Around Town : Oceanfront (part 1)
As with every segment of this city, the area that faces the Pacific Ocean is a study in contrasts. Surprisingly to many, it contains terrains of natural beauty that are just as untamed and craggy as they always have been, particularly the rocky, windswept micro-climates that make up the cliffs and hidden ravines of Land’s End.
Washington, D.C - Around Town : Beyond the City Center (part 2) - Shops, Places to Eat
The inexpensive Tex-Mex food here is a cut above similar places. Even the tortilla chips are flavorful. Tacos, enchiladas, and burritos, of course, but also good grilled fish and shrimp.
Washington, D.C - Around Town : Beyond the City Center (part 1)
The Monumental Core of Washington, D.C. is so rich in sights that visitors may be tempted to look no farther. But many delights lie within easy reach of the city center.
Rome - Around Town : The Spanish Steps and Villa Borghese (part 3) - High Fashion Boutiques, Discount and Specialist Shops
The Florentine saddle-maker turned his leather-working skills into one of Italy’s early fashion successes. The era of ostentatious interlocking “G’s” on everything is over, but the accessories are still top notch.
Rome - Around Town : The Spanish Steps and Villa Borghese (part 2) - Best of the Rest, Art and Antiques Shops
Although it resembles an art museum, you can buy the work on show here: still lifes, religious paintings, mythological compositions, scenes of Roman life and Neo-Classical statues, variously dating from the 16th to 19th centuries.
Rome - Around Town : The Spanish Steps and Villa Borghese (part 1)
Here is Rome at its most orderly and elegant, carefully laid out under 16th-century papal urban planning schemes. Baroque popes such as Leo X and Sixtus V redeveloped the all but abandoned area around the Corso, the extension of the ancient Via Flaminia from northern Italy, for their rapidly growing city.
Munich - Day Trips & Excursions - Around Munich
Maximilian II Emanuel, the Elector, wanted to rival Versailles with the Neues Schloss (New Palace). Begun in 1701 based on plans by Enrico Zuccalli and completed in 1719 by Joseph Effner, the complex includes a hunting lodge and Schloss Lustheim, a small summer palace on the eastern edge of the Baroque park , also designed by Zuccalli.
Chocolate, Chips, and Ice Cream— Why Choose These? (part 1)
Television, magazine, and newspaper ads are often a big factor in our purchasing and eating decisions. Coupons, store displays, tasting stations, and placement of a product on the grocery store shelf also encourage buyers to purchase it.
Barcelona - Around Town : Eixample (part 1)
If the Old Town is the heart of Barcelona and the green mountains of Tibidabo and Montjuïc the lungs, the Eixample is the city’s nervous system – its economic and commercial core. The area began to take shape in 1860 when the city was permitted to expand beyond the medieval walls .
Toronto - Around Town - Beyond Toronto (part 1)
Within easy driving distance of Toronto are many delightful communities worthy of a daytrip or a more extended visit. North of the city, Honey Harbour and Gravenhurst are the gateways to cottage country, with beautiful lakes and forests, while Collingwood offers excellent skiing in winter and summer fun on Georgian Bay.
Dream Couture Fashion Studio
Dream Couture Fashion Studio offers intricately embellished, high-end custom Bridals, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Formal and Semi Formal Wears, Special Occasion Dream like Mehndi Dresses, Prom Dresses, maternity wear, ready-to-go, evening wear, club wear, dancewear, and religious occasions dresses.
Paris - Around Town : Tuileries and Opéra Quarters (part 1)
These two quarters were once the province of the rich and the royal. Adjoining the Tuileries Gardens is the largest museum in the world, the Louvre, while the grand opera house gives the second quarter its name. The Place de la Concorde is one of the most historic sites in the city.
London - Around Town : Covent Garden (part 2) - The Best of the Rest, Shopping
In business since 1870, this traditional perfumery carries a glorious range of old-fashioned English scents and soaps for men and women. Perfect for gifts.
Berlin - Around Town - Central Berlin: Unter den Linden (part 1)
Most visitors to Berlin regard the magnificent boulevard of Unter den Linden as the heart of the small historic Mitte district. Many of Berlin’s sights are concentrated along the grand avenue and around Bebelplatz, creating an impressive picture of Prussian and German history from the early 18th century until the present day.
San Francisco - Around Town : Southern Neighborhoods (part 2) - Shops, Nightclubs
Begin at the city’s gay mecca, the Church Street Muni Station on Upper Market. Decades ago, this corner developed a gay identity as the beginning point of the Castro neighborhood, but it is on the next block, between Sanchez and Noe, that the gay shops and venues really begin to proliferate.
San Francisco - Around Town : Southern Neighborhoods (part 1)
The southern part of the city comprises some of the liveliest, most authentic parts of town – the clubs of SoMa, the gay world of the Castro, and the Latino Mission District.
Washington, D.C - Around Town : Georgetown (part 1)
The 1866 church construction was built to house a congregation founded to serve the boatmen and support staff of the C&O Canal. The simple but extremely elegant design brings back the mid-19th century, although admittedly without the raucous bustle that must have accompanied the canal at its peak.
Rome - Around Town : Campo de’ Fiori to the Capitoline (part 2) - Best of the Rest, Shops
Home in the 17th century to two brothers, Bernardino and Virginio Spada, who amassed a fine collection of paintings, the building now houses the Council of State and a gallery .
Hong Kong - Around Kowloon : Kowloon – New Kowloon (part 1)
The site of the old airport, Kai Tak has not been allowed to lie fallow, with the former terminal converted into the world’s largest golf driving range. In the neighbouring streets are excellent budget dining and seconds outlets, for this is where locals go bargain-hunting.
Opening Night
Head to the Regent Street store for a chevron or herringbone manicure, and to be in with a chance of winning one of two of Scott Wilson’s beautifully bold jewellery designs for the label.
Disco Inferno
Disco can be seen as the guilty pleasure in an otherwise serious season, and the soundtrack was thumping back loudest at Meadham Kirchhoff’s imaginary nightclub at London Fashion Week.
Chicago - Around Town - Far South (part 2) - Shops, Places to Eat
Stroll about four blocks southwest to the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago whose museum will transport you back to ancient times. Its Suq gift shop offers unique souvenirs, such as a replica of an ancient board game.
Munich - Around Town : South & West (part 2) - Best of the Rest, Shops & Markets
Munich’s Isar beach par excellence. Every summer, sun worshippers flock to the gravel banks along the southern Isar, and many stop in at the pretty beer garden of the same name .
Munich - Around Town : South & West (part 1)
South and west of the centre, Munich has a suburban and exclusive residential character, with the exception of the Westend and Neuhausen districts. The latter, which lies to the north, includes Rotkreuzplatz – a square surrounded by beautiful tree-lined streets and bordered by late-19th-century buildings.
Keep Young And Beautiful (Part 2)
A new and exciting, high quality nail color brand. Providing you with s huge range of creamy any gorgeous colors that will be the perfect accessory to finish off any fashion look with sophistication and elegance! You will love their Autumn collection and you be will inspired by their message.
Keep Young And Beautiful (Part 1)
The luxury superhero that puts back what nature takes out. This universal gel can be used daily as a serum, mask or sleep mask, to work whilst you rest! For the face or body it contains 15 key skin molecules to: hydrate, repair, plump, brighten and anti-age.
Barcelona - Around Town - Port Vell, Barceloneta & Port Olímpic (part 1)
The heady allure of the Mediterranean permeates Barcelona, and a dip into its azure waters is only a few metro stops (or a brisk walk) away. Barcelona’s beaches were once hidden behind an industrial wasteland, but things changed radically in preparation for the 1992 Olympics.
Toronto - Around Town - Greater Toronto (part 1)
The area surrounding the city proper has expanded rapidly in the last few decades, with suburban bedroom communities popping up around the urban fringe, engulfing fertile farmland.
What Works Now? It’s Time To Treat Yourself (Part 1)
Looking for a new look? We hear you! With the new-season collections slipping into stores, it’s time to treat yourself… Bold colour, brocade or a beautifully cut coat…we’ve been behind the scenes and done the hard work for you
Ready, Reset, Go! (Part 2)
A British company’s journey from the back of motorbikes to the shoulders of the jet set In 1952, setting off for a 5,000-mile trip around South America on an ailing motorbike, a journey later detailed in The Motorcycle Diaries, a 23-year-old Che Guevara packed light.
New York - Around Town : SoHo and TriBeCa (part 1)
The area named for its shape (TRIangle BElow CAnal) long consisted mostly of abandoned warehouses. Then Robert De Niro set up his Tribeca Film Center in 1988, stylish restaurants began to open, and the area started to draw celebrity residents.
Clutter-Free Heaven
I’m organizationally challenged, and until recently, my place had absolutely no order. I didn’t own a single file. I made it a priority to create a system that not only kept things organized, but was also aesthetically pleasing.
Where To Shop In Montauk
The shop at the Surf Lodge may be tiny but it’s packed with all the makings of a boho-chic beach holiday: cute cover-ups, printed tops and swimwear; sailcloth bags; Soludos espadrilles.
The Mojito Coast (Part 1)
For our first-ever fishing safari together, I had little hesitation in choosing Cuba. Of the 30-odd countries where I‘ve swum my hooks, this is the one I have most revisited: its maritime wildernesses have only recently been opened up to sportsmen, and it’s as offbeat and funky a destination as any I know.
Try The Trend … And Make It Work For You ! (Part 2) - New Blue, Modern military
Coat, $240, 8 to 18, Pied a Terre at House of Fraser. Cardigan, $45, 8 to 22, F&F at Tesco. Top, from a selection at Zara. Skirt, $409.5, 6 to 16, Milly. Heels, $180, Duo. Necklace, $24.9, Freedom at Topshop
26 Products That Really Work (Part 1)
A game-changing product that, once tried, you won’t be able to do without. This do-it-all eye cream de-puffs, brightens and moisturizes, and it also contains long-term, line-smoothing peptides.
I Need A Fashion Buddy !
I think women are very generous about sharing their random knowledge, although I have to say mine are not in much demand, such as my instinctive memory for Latin vocabulary learned at school.
A Variety Of Colors Helps To Keep Us Healthy
‘Use by’ means food can be eaten up to the end of the ‘use-by’ date but not after, even if it looks OK. ‘Best before’ refers to food quality not food safety. When the date has passed, the food won’t be unsafe, but it might be past its best. ‘Display until’ is designed only for shop staff and doesn’t refer to food safety.
Useful Advice for Your Health
Incorporate soy into your child’s diet, as it’s an excellent source of high-quality, complete protein and adds nutrient density. Soy is the only widely available, plant-based protein that provides all the essential amino acids needed to meet the protein needs of children aged two and older.
10 Things We Absolutely Love
Our relationship with camping is ambivalent to say the least (it’s the 3am loo dash in the dark and the mud that usually – and abruptly – quells our initial enthusiam). But if all tents were this witty and pretty, we could be persuaded to re-consider our misgivings.
Berlin - Around Town : Kreuzberg & Schöneberg (part 1)
Kreuzberg is possibly Berlin’s most notorious district, and it definitely qualifies as its most colourful area. Here, in historic tenement blocks that are slowly but surely being renovated, Turkish families live next door to drop-outs and alternatives, artists and students.
Our Green & Ethical Selection (Part 2) - Studio JUX, Kaethe Maerz, L‘Herbe Rouge, Younica
L’Herbe Rouge creates an urban and poetic fashion with contemporary design where the real aesthetic combines, beauty, quality, ethics and ecology with fair and accessible prices.
Our Green & Ethical Selection (Part 1) - Deepmello, Flávia Aranha, Studio Ecocentric, Royal Blush
The brand deepmello is wholly dedicated to sustainable leather production. The young label is focusing on a natural and completely new tanning process in which the leather is treated naturally with rhubarb root.
San Francisco - Around Town : Central Neighborhoods (part 2) - Shops, Places to Eat
Bodywear for women and men, brought to you by the infamous entertainment pioneer who brought topless dancing to San Francisco in the 1960s. Naturally, the emphasis is on risqué styles.
Things You Can Never Get Enough Of !
This season will be even more exclusive and international. Every season, we introduce retailers to the very latest and best collection and designers. The brand portfolio is carefully curated, and new brands are integrated every season, with an increase of 23% for the spring/summer season 2013.
Enter The Land Of Dragon (Part 1)
The city is also the start of Silk Road, from which brigades carried silks, teas and gems to Western Caribbean. There is a prosperous restaurant, Muslim Quarter, near Drum Tower where you can enjoy grilled lamb kebab. You should watch performances at Drum Tower and nearby Bell Tower.
Santa Monica - California's Surfing Paradise
Visiting California’s surfing paradise, we fell in love with a town of yoga studios, taco trucks and vintage markets.
Back To The Future - The Best Retro Places To Stay And Play (Part 1)
When the Turner Contemporary gallery opened in Margate last year, it didn’t just entice a run of art-loving hipsters to Tracey Emin’s childhood stomping ground. It also encouraged a clutch of specialist vintage stores to spring up in this formerly neglected corner of Kent.
Softly Does It
The new season sees softer, ladylike hairstyles take centre stage-tumbling waves, plaits and elegant up-dos in the most gorgeous shades. With INOA from L’Oréal Professionnel, sublime hair color can be yours...
Washington, D.C - Around Town : The White House and Foggy Bottom (part 1)
The Majestic White House clearly defines this area of the city – everyday business in Washington frequently takes place around the house because the major east-west routes, Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, are close by.
Planning with Kids : Planning a stay-at-home party
When planning a kid’s birthday party I find the simplest option is usually the best. To streamline the party organisation and keep it simple, I use a 10-point birthday party plan.
Unique Pieces For Fashion's Golden Girls (Part 2)
“I loved the contrast between the gold and white coupled with this refined column silhouette, which I revisit a lot,” explains Jonathan Saunders of his second-skin jersey tube dress graphically printed in gold paint, worn by Jourdan Dunn with a majestic feathered headdress specially made by milliner Stephen Jones.
Deauville Rendezvous - Beachscapes Of Turn-Of-The-Century France (Part 1)
The season’s Edwardian mood transports us to the refined beachscapes of turn-of-the-century France.
The Bells Of Paris
Beauty heiresses Virginie and Claire Courtin – Clarins are becoming hugely fêted in fashion circles. But at home they keep a low profile, discovers Sarash Harris
Frill-Free Design That Is Seducing Us
In the Céline showroom, located on the rule de Grenelle in Paris, one particular coat was drawing buyers and press like bees to blossom. It was sapphire blue with an off-centre closure, sloping shoulders and an outsize silhouette. The design was irrefutably modern, seriously chic and bold, all in one go.
Rome - Around Town : Around the Pantheon (part 3) - Cafés, Gelaterie and Bars, Places to Eat
Amid 16th-century frescoes, lay sisters from around the world dressed in native costume serve refined French cuisine and dishes from their own countries. Everyone sings “Ave Maria of Lourdes” before their crêpes flambées. Perhaps a little kitsch but all the profits do go to charity.
Rome - Around Town : Around the Pantheon (part 1)
During the Roman Empire the Tiber Bend area was a public training ground for soldiers called the Campo Marzio. With Rome’s fall, the city turned its back on this riverside neighbourhood and, aside from a few foreign settlements, it wasn’t until the 15th century that anything other than a few churches was built here.
Louis Erard Watches - Clockwork Precision
There’s good news for all the watch lovers in India. Swiss brand Louis Erard has recently launched in our country, bringing their signature collection of classic mechanical timepieces.
The Hottest Trends And Greatest Buys Steal The Show
The new winter collection is all about androgynous play with subtle feminine lines. The signature classic tailoring is fused with eccentric details in silhouettes like slender pants, bermuda shorts peeking out from under skirts and dresses, all put together in a fun bad-girl attitude.
Tanzania - Not Just Exotic Names (Part 2)
Away from Stone Town, traditional life still follows the rhythms of the tides and the winds of the monsoon, seemingly oblivious to (but soon to be overwhelmed by) the mushrooming chain of resorts that line much of the island's northern and eastern edges.
Beach Volleyball In Devon
Being blessed with neither the stature nor the hand-eye coordination of a natural sportswoman, I'm nervous about learning beach volleyball. Will I be any good? Will it hurt? And how do I get the Baywatch theme tune out of my head when I'm playing?
Madrid - Around Town : Royal Madrid (part 1)
The Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales and the Monasterio de la Encarnación are both royal foundations, dating from the Hapsburg era, while work on the Palacio Real began in the reign of Felipe V. Joseph Bonaparte was king of Spain for only four years (1808–12), but he laid the plans for the Plaza de Oriente.
Are Dogs Our Future
Our hectic urban lifestyle stifles the animal inside. To rekindle a relationship with our primal values, an increasing number of us are braving the constraints of city life to look into the wet, adoring eyes of the most faithful companions.
Best Ways To Protect Your Skin From The Sun's Rays
We’re fully signed up members of the Noble Isle fan club – any beauty brand that has bothered to travel the British Isles to source the ingredients for Heather Honey hand wash and lotion made from Perthshire bees, scores points with us.
Beijing - Around Town : Trips Out of Town
Beijing has more than enough sights to keep the average visitor busy, but after traveling all this way, it would be a shame not to grasp the opportunity to get out of the city.
3 Ways With Coconut
It’s a super-effective anti-ager and moisturiser – plus nothing smells more like summer.
Chicago - Around Town - South Loop (part 1)
Just south of the business-centric Loop, this sprawling area mixes ethnic enclaves such as Chinatown (founded in the 1870s by migrant transcontinental railroad workers) with uppercrust addresses, built after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
Munich - Around Town : Along the Isar River (part 2) - Best of the Rest, Shops & Markets
This delicatessen owned and operated by catering tsar Gerd Käfer is located in upscale Bogenhausen. The city’s prominent citizens rub shoulders here as they shop and sample the delicacies.
Munich - Around Town : Along the Isar River (part 1)
Four distinct neighbourhoods flank the east bank of the Isar: Bogenhausen, Haidhausen, Au, and Giesing. Bogenhausen is an exclusive district studded with villas and inhabited by many prominent citizens; lively Haidhausen has the best and most extensive bar scene; parts of Au and Giesing, on the other hand, still have a special working-class charm.
Five tips for practical buyers
There’s a fine line between innovator and fashion victim. Look for interesting colour, fabric or detailing, rather than extreme shapes.
So What Are You Doing At Lunch?
Last month, we launched our Reclaim Your Lunch Break campaign, urging you to buck the unhealthy trend for working through. If the increased risk of heart disease, depression and weight gain still hasn’t made you down tools at 1pm, maybe these four inspiring ideas will….
Fashion's Favourite Colour Returns
Fashion’s favourite colour returns. Take your first look at the new autumn/ winter collections and embrace the new gothic
Sun, Sand And Scent
If you’re searching for a summer fragrance to evoke happy holiday memories, look no further than the bottle of sunscreen you take to the beach, says Kathleen Baird-Murray
Barcelona - Around Town - Montjuïc (part 2) - Parks & Gardens, Restaurants, Cafés, Bars & Clubs
To get to the Fundació Joan Miró before the crowds and with energy to spare, hop on the funicular from Parallel metro station. From here it is a short walk to the museum, where you’ll need an hour and a half to absorb the impressive collection of Miró paintings, sketches and sculptures.
Barcelona - Around Town - Montjuïc (part 1)
Named the “Jewish Mountain”, after an important Jewish cemetery that existed here in the Middle Ages, this sizeable and mountainous park rises 213 m (700 ft) above the port.
Can You Wear A Peplum? (Part 1)
Peplum. It isn’t an easy word. As a trend, it’s even harder. In fact, this unnecessary, entirely redundant bit of fabric sewn to the waist of an otherwise ordinary dress or top is up there with neon and the bralette this spring/ summer as a one-season wonder.
Can You Wear A Peplum? (Part 2)
The oversized, the bold cape, the glossy trouser… these are the hero pieces from the autumn/winter collections. Take note: wear with a hint of tomboy attitude!
Work Essentials My Make-Up Bag (Part 1)
Which products can’t you get through the working day without? Emma Strenner shares the beauty staples that keep her groomed in the office
Exit To Eden
There’s town where faiths and tribes intermingle, where birth rates are below average, and culture and art flourish – but it also stands on top of lucrative mining profits. How long can it hold out?
We Love… News, trends and hot buys
Turbo-bright lips aren’t for everyone, but a barely-there shade can be just as alluring. Check out new Rouge D’Armani Sheers – the brightest of bullets that leave just a hint of colour on the lips. It’s all in the subtleties.
New York - Around Town : Lower East Side and East Village (part 1)
The lower east side is alive with memories, a neighborhood still seeming to echo the calls of immigrants crowded into tenements, peddlers hawking wares from pushcarts, and children playing in the streets, the only open spaces to be found.
Garance Dore For Kate Spade New York
The hip illustrator has hooked up with the upbeat fashion house for a hot new collection InStyle got the first peek
Paris - Around Town : Create Bookmark Marais and the Bastille (part 2) - Shops, Specialist Shops
Begin the morning at the Musée Carnavalet , to beat the crowds and allow enough time to view the impressive collections. There is also a lovely garden courtyard. Afterwards, walk to the place des Vosges. Stand in the centre near the fountains to take in the whole square.
Paris - Around Town : Create Bookmark Marais and the Bastille (part 1)
For many, the Marais is the most enjoyable quarter of Paris, with its mansions, museums and medieval lanes, but the district was little more than a muddy swamp until Henri IV built the place Royale (now place des Vosges) in 1605.
Style of the moment
‘It’s a feminine but strong look, so use gel or hairspray and a perfectly straight centre parting to give it a sculptural edge’. Blow-dry hair straight before dividing into two portions. Plait both top of the head and pinning in seamlessly. Monobrow optional.
Fashion Gets Its Sexy Back
At Versace, Donatella revisited the Gianni era with pure, unadulterated S.E.X. — crystal-embellished leather bustier cocktail dresses were paired with caged, knee-high boots, silver chain-mail and cutaway trellis details over bare midriffs.
Kitchen Insider (Part 2) - On frosting cupcakes, On making a great pie crust
Do not over blend. When the particles are the size of big grains of sand that is enough. Do not continue to blend to the point of melted butter when everything will be sticky. A good pie crust needs those pieces of butter intact to create a delicious, flaky texture when baked.
Drink Your Greens (Part 3) - Which juicer is best for you?
Juicers come in many shapes and sizes, so choose a model that will suit your needs. There are two main types, the slower-masticating juicer, good for fruit and leafy greens, and faster centrifugal models, which are ideal for hard fruit and veg.
Toy Story : cramping your style and your baby's
Our baby is only 5 months old, but our apartment was crammed with toys long before my husband and I ever thought about having kids.
To Bank Or Not To Bank
Research shows that cord blood may be able to safely regenerate other types of cells in the body, fuel­ing optimism that doctors may one day routinely use a patient’s own stored cord blood to treat such con­ditions as cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and diabetes.
The Long View
After years on the sidelines, the trouser suit – worn with masculine panache or a feminine flourish – is coming into its own again. And it means business, says Sarah Harris.
Berlin - Around Town : Tiergarten & Federal District (part 1)
In 1999, Berlin’s green centre became the government district. Around Tiergarten, Berlin’s largest and most popular park, stand the Reichstag, the Bundeskanzleramt and Schloss Bellevue, seat of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany.
San Francisco - Around Town : The North Shoreline (part 2) - Wharf Area Shops, Places to Eat
Beginning at the Visitor Information Center, where you can pick up an excellent map, first explore the Main Post. Here you can ride around the Parade Ground, see the Presidio’s earliest surviving buildings, dating from the 1860s, as well as 18th-century Spanish adobe wall fragments in the former Officers’ Club.
Washington, D.C - Around Town : Penn Quarter (part 1)
Like other urban downtown areas, Washington’s city center is filled with shops, hotels, restaurants, and theaters for every taste. Yet downtown Washington borders Pennsylvania Avenue – often called “America’s main street.”
Rome - Around Town : Around Piazza Navona (part 2) - Best of the Rest
This church was built in honour of a 13-year-old girl who was stripped in a brothel but whose hair miraculously grew to cover her nakedness. Borromini’s façade is a wonderful play of concave and convex shapes.
Rome - Around Town : Around Piazza Navona (part 1)
This is Baroque Rome in all its Theatrical Glory, a collection of curvaceous architecture and elaborate fountains by the era’s two greatest architects, Bernini and Borromini, and churches filled with paintings by the likes of Caravaggio and Rubens.
Madrid - Around Town : Downtown Madrid (part 2) - Cinemas and Entertainment,Downtown Shops
Located in the Art Deco Carrión building, this cinema’s greatest moment occurred early in the Civil War when Eisenstein’s stirring movie Kronstadt was shown to an audience including the President of the Republic and leading military figures. Films are screened in Spanish. There are two screens.
Madrid - Around Town : Downtown Madrid (part 1)
This busy intersection was the first to have electric street lighting, trams and, in 1919, Madrid’s first underground station. Meanwhile Calle de Alcalá was becoming the focal point of a new financial district as banks, insurance offices and other businesses set up their headquarters in showy new premises.
Beijing - Around Town : Greater Beijing
Way out in the northwest of the city is a cluster of sights that includes the unmissable Summer Palace, with the almost equally intoxicating hillside Xiang Shan Park and the haunting ruins of the Yuanming Yuan, or Old Summer Palace, close by. It might be a squeeze to get all three into one day’s sightseeing but it’s worth a try.
Beijing - Around Town : Western Beijing
Buddhism, which started in India, probably came to China along the Silk Route. The earliest sign of the religion is associated with the founding of the White Horse Temple near the old capital of Luoyang in AD 68.
Nights Under The Stars (Part 4) - UK, Morocco, Tenerife, France
Founded in 1988 to campaign against light pollution, the International Dark-Sky Association has given two areas in the UK an International Dark Sky (IDS) status as a park or reserve.
Mythological Sorrento
One of the best-known walks is the Path of the Gods, which you can do at a brisk pace in about two hours, or three with a picnic break built in. The walk starts in the hilltop town of Agerola, and follows a mountain path - scarily narrow in places with an unfenced sheer drop.
Burma Beckons (Part 3)
A number of ceasefires with rebel groups have been holding since about the end of the 1990s, but there is still conflict in some areas – which are out of bounds to tourists – and more recently there have been reports of truces being broken in several previously peaceful places
Chicago - Around Town - Northside (part 2) - Shops
Internationally acclaimed clothing designer Cynthia Rowley grew up in Chicago, so it’s fitting that one of her upscale boutiques is here. Her collection of dresses, accessories, and separates is trendy and feminine.
Chicago - Around Town - Northside (part 1)
Encompassing parts of Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and Wrigleyville, Chicago’s Northside boasts upscale restaurants and chi-chi boutiques galore, as well as some of the city’s best bars and one of its most progressive theater companies, the Steppenwolf.
Munich - Around Town : Schwabing & University District (part 2) - Best of the Rest, Boutiques & Shops
There’s nothing morbid about this park-like former cemetery that dates back to 1866 and has since been given over to the public for recreation and relaxation. Children play on the lawn among old tombstones while adults seek shade on the benches beneath the trees.
Munich - Around Town : Schwabing & University District (part 1)
Encompassing Schwabing, Maxvorstadt, and the fringes of Lehel, this district covers the entire area lying to the left and right of Ludwigstraße and Leopoldstraße. At the beginning of the 19th century, the expansion of the Old Town north and west of Odeonsplatz began with the development of Maxvorstadt, then a suburb.
Volume Control (part 1)
From roomy silhouettes to strong, exaggerated lines, the new directive is one of bolder proportions.
Total Recall : Crystal palace, Winter wonderland, Sweater girl, Strength in numbers
In the afterglow of a fabulously gruelling show schedule spanning New York to Paris, some moment burn bright in the memory. Here, highlights from autumn/winter 2012.
Our Pick For August
As fashion’s love of color continues, jewellery requires an intensity to match the look. Kenneth Jay lane’s clusters add a finishing touch for day, while Adler’s multicolored sapphires and rose-cut diamonds are perfect for night.
Full English : McQ Alexander McQueen
“McQueen’s fascination with futurism and historicism, and also that sense of subversive luxury, interested me,” explains Collins, who pared back the interior of the building to reveal its bones before adding a juxtaposition of graphic black and white with subtly sensual flesh tones and ruby-red embroidered velvet upholstery.
Fashion's Fabulous Families
The solid family unit, It doesn't sound very fashion, does it? But from airy corners of Dalston to the decks of super-yachts, designers are surrounding themselves with trusted family members. Perhaps this is a reaction against the big fashion conglomerates, or maybe it's just that the rag trade has always been about exchanging skills with your nearest and dearest.
Barcelona - Around Town - El Raval (part 2) - Galleries & Design Shops, Vintage & Second-Hand Shops
A labour of love for two Catalan brothers and a Dutch woman, this shop is packed with vintage fur-lined leather jackets, Chinese dresses and racks of old jeans.
Toronto - Around Town - East (part 1)
The eastern part of Toronto is a region of contrasts. Some of the city’s grandest old mansions remain along the stately streets of Jarvis and Sherbourne, though many of these homes were abandoned for years and have only in the past few decades undergone renovation and gentrification.
All That Jazz (part 1)
Runways in Paris, Milan and New York were dominated by ‘20s inspired spring/summer collections. Gucci showcased low-waist dresses with graphic beading. Veronica Etro’s waistless dresses featured prints of intersecting black, white and Nile-green lines inspired by the art-deco aesthetic of the era.
10 Things We Absolutely Love
Absolutely has a soft spot for Barbara Hulanicki, whose Biba emporium in Kensington lives on in the collective memory, with old clothes and even shop furniture to be found in lofts and cupboards all over west London.
The Light Fantastic : 3 ways with Camomile
It’s been 20 years (really) since Yves Saint Laurent brought us Touche Eclat. Incredibly, one is still sold every ten seconds. So, when we heard YSL was launching a foundation equivalent, we: a) couldn’t wait to get our hands on one; and b) wondered why it had taken so long!
Her Hair Is Like Something Out Of An Advert
Avoid frazzled, sun bleached holiday hair by getting a trim a week before jetting off. ‘Getting your hair in good health before you go means it’ll stay bouncy and glossy all holiday long,’ says Jason Cocking, hairdresser to queen of beach hair, Cat Deeley.
Paris - Around Town : Beaubourg and Les Halles (part 4) - Historical Events in Les Halles
The market is enlarged by King Philippe Auguste, who built shelters for the market traders near St-Eustache church. This date is generally accepted as the founding of Les Halles as the city’s market.
Berlin - Around Town : Grunewald & Dahlem (part 1)
Berlin’s green south, which includes the districts of Grunewald and Dahlem, is dotted with numerous lakes, rivers, small castles, private estates and residential villas, leafy roads and cafés for daytrippers.
The Italian Connection (Part 1)
Switzerland’s Italian-speaking canton is a sensuous land of lakeside beaches, unspoilt valleys, literary greats and mountain peaks. Lee Marshall salutes the Swiss Riviera
Washington, D.C - Around Town : The Mall and Federal Triangle (part 2) - Best of the Rest, Items in Museum Stores
Even Washingtonians whose daily pursuits rarely take them to the Mall regard this magnificent open expanse as the heart of the city. A grassy park with carefully preserved trees, the Mall stretches 2.5 miles (4 km) from the Capitol to the east to the Potomac River, just beyond the Lincoln Memorial, to the west.
Washington, D.C - Around Town : The Mall and Federal Triangle (part 1)
Even Washingtonians whose daily pursuits rarely take them to the Mall regard this magnificent open expanse as the heart of the city. A grassy park with carefully preserved trees, the Mall stretches 2.5 miles (4 km) from the Capitol to the east to the Potomac River, just beyond the Lincoln Memorial, to the west.
The Hot List – Aug 2012
Sugary pastels with pops of bright are what to expect from the Spanish store’s s/s 12 collection. Add look who’s fronting the campaign…
Invogue : Sheer and now, Karate kid
There’s a sportif element to the season, resulting in an ease of movement that would make Mr Miyagi proud (The Karate Kid, 1984).
Best of British : English eccentric, English Rose
As the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee evokes a sense of nostalgia in the UK and the Olympics converge on London, British beauty has its own jolly good moment.
Hong Kong - Around Kowloon : Kowloon – Tsim Sha Tsui (part 1)
On one level, Tsim Sha Tsui (universally truncated to "TST" in a merciful gesture to non-Cantonese speakers) is still a parody of a tourist quarter in an Asian port: its tailors and camera salesmen do not suffer fools, its hostess bars are the scene of many a ruinous round of drinks.
Madrid - Around Town : Salamanca and Recoletos (part 3) - Fashion Shops, Tabernas, Bars and Cafés
Men and women’s fashions by one of the country’s most original designers, noted for her daring use of colour. Her name can also be found on the accessories, stationery and household goods sold here.
Beijing - Around Town : Eastern Beijing (part 1)
East of central Beijing, in a corridor between the Second and Third Ring Roads, is the district of Chaoyang. It’s not an area that is particularly old and it doesn’t have very many significant monuments, but it is home to two main clusters of international embassies, and it is where a large proportion of the city’s foreign expatriate community chooses to live.
Chicago - Around Town - Near North (part 1)
History, culture, and commerce collide on Chicago’s densely- packed Near North side. This area is a pleasure to explore on foot, whether motivated by a penchant for shopping or an appreciation of fine art and architecture.
Men's Own
Online shopping can be a depressingly soulless endeavor for those who like their material consumption served with a mitigating dollop of good taste and romance.
Bohemian Rhapsody
Prague’s literary past is as important as its architecture. The best-known name in this chapter is of Franz Kafka. The author of The Metamorphosis and other stories born out of his surreal imagination lived and died here, and worked as of all things an insurance official! The chronicle of his tormented mind is told in a riverside museum.
Heirlooms For Keeps
If you are looking to keep tradition alive, invest in a classic sari. Each one comes with stories woven into every yarn of its five yards. We pick the five saris every Indian woman must have in her.
A Love Affair With Colour
Patchworked textures and rich, vibrant hues are combined with the smell of baking bread in this family home full of character and style.
25 Reasons To Visit Zurich (Part 1)
Nora Baldenweg highlights the top attractions of the sophisticated Swiss city, from spectacular architecture and breathtaking Alpine views to shopping, alfresco dining and nightlife.
Boston - Around Town : Back Bay (part 2) - Art Galleries, Homegrown Newbury Shops
With a commitment to exhibiting works by promising New England artists, this non-profit organization boasts a 120-year history of providing young artists with that crucial first break.
Paris - Around Town : Beaubourg and Les Halles (part 1)
The small but lively Beaubourg quarter, brimming with art galleries and cafés, has become a major tourist attraction since the construction of the Centre Georges Pompidou.
Life on the Edge (Part 2)
The next day was a Sunday, and my last morning in Lucerne. I got up early and went for a walk to Wagner’s house, which I had seen from the boat. The first five minutes led me through railway sidings and boatyards behind the KKL, but soon I was in a pleasant park.
Berlin - Around Town : Charlottenburg & Spandau (part 3) - Shops & Markets
This traditional Berlin store specializes in fresh, home-made foods and delicatessen. Of its numerous branches, one of the most attractive ones is in Charlottenburg.
Eat Right – Fuel Your Body!
The success of this recipe stems from the days I had my own catering company and a pick-up-and-go ready-made-meal division that dictated a demand for fish the whole family could enjoy. Over a seven-year period, this became my most ordered menu item.
Washington, D.C - Around Town : Around Capitol Hill (part 1)
Bustling with the business of government, Capitol Hill is also a destination for shopping, entertainment, food and drink, or simply strolling its handsome neighborhood streets.
Hidden In Plain Sight (Part 4)
Tripura has good roads and the best way to get around is to rent a car with a driver. There are many options but you can contact Asit Bhowmik (9836180038) of Point to Point Tours and Travels. Rates: 7/km; car charges 600 per day, driver charges 100 per day.
Cover Story Paris … The Museum-Lover's Guide (Part 4)
All over the world, the name Cartier evokes fine jewellery or precision watches, but to Parisians, and Parisian artists especially, it also evokes a contemporary art ‘space’ that rivals any state-sponsored institution in terms of diversity, pedagogical approach to curating as well as practical support for the creative process.
Cover Story Paris … The Museum-Lover's Guide (Part 3)
From the outside the Pompidou Centre looks like an urban factory covered in giant coloured exhaust pipes. A large glass-covered tube staggers its way up across the frontal façade, somewhat like a graph charting the uninterrupted rise of a financial asset blinking on a computer screen.
Cover Story Paris … The Museum-Lover's Guide (Part 2)
While shopping in the large department stores in the centre of Paris, you may need a quiet retreat from the throngs of tourists. If so, slip into a nineteenth-century townhouse just behind the Paris Opera and enter the quiet and fragrant world of the Fragonard Perfume Museum.
Madrid - Around Town : Salamanca and Recoletos (part 1)
The Marquis first saw the commercial possibilities of the area bordering the Retiro in the 1860s and transformed it into a model of urban planning, with grid patterned streets and elegant mansions.
Beijing - Around Town : North of the Forbidden City (part 1)
By far the most rewarding area to explore on foot, north of the Forbidden City stretches an almost contiguous run of lakes, either set in parkland or surrounded by swathes of charming historic hutongs. It’s an area rich in temple architecture and dotted with grand old courtyard residences.
Enjoy A Well-Earned Rest!
Ever hankered after a tranquil creative space to explore your emotions? Discover your inner artist at myriad art retreats across the country. You’ll not only learn to express yourself through dance, writing, theatre or painting, but you’ll return home reinvigorated.
25 Reasons To Go To Milan (Part 2)
Founded in 2007, the first designing museum of Italia is located in a building displaying all artworks of the city every 3 years. The display of artworks includes pictures, products, interior and graphics from around the world.
Munich - Around Town : Downtown & Old Town (part 1)
Munich's historic Old Town is also the downtown area. This is where you will find many historic buildings as well as Marienplatz, (the historic central square), and the Residenz.
Seattle : Around Town - Downtown (part 4) - Belltown Shops & Downtown Shops
The store stocks an enviable selection of reds, whites, and sparkling wine, and the layout makes searching by region easy. The staff is proficient in recommending wines no matter what your budget is.
Barcelona - Around Town - Barri Gòtic & La Ribera (part 1)
Though hard to imagine today, there was a time when Barcelona was just a small Roman village (named Barcino) encircled by protective stone walls. Over the centuries, the village grew, culminating in a building boom in the 14th and 15th centuries.
Toronto - Around Town - Downtown (part 2) - Best of the Rest
A sprawling campus of greenspaces and historic stone buildings dominates a huge swath of the central city, fanning out north, east, and west from Queen’s Park up to Bloor Street. A more recent addition is the post-modern Graduate House. .
Water - Undoubtedly The Heart Of Switzerland
In Switzerland, there truly is a lake for everyone. Nature lovers will love Lake Oeschinen, dwarfed by the towering Bluemlisalp, fed by glacial mountain streams and fringed by a lush carpet of mountain orchids, gentian and edelweiss.
Living Well (Part 2) - Herbs for health
Add herbs to salads. Try wild rocket, which has a peppery taste, helps stimulate digestion and is high in sulphur, which is good for healthy skin, hair and nails.
Living Well (Part 1)
Introduce spices and herbs gradually to your cooking so you get used to how they work and then you’ll learn how not to overpower a dish.
Hotlist 2012 - The Americas & Caribbean (Part 4)
Mondrian Soho opened in March 2011 on cobbled Crosby Street and is the tallest building in the ‘hood: a 28- floor glass block (literally, it backs onto Lafayette Street), fronted by a glasshouse restaurant and accessed through a glass tunnel covered in ivy.
Hotlist 2012 - The Americas & Caribbean (Part 2)
It may be technically in Miami, but the less- then- one- square- mile community known as Bal Harbour is a world apart from the high- volume bling of South Beach. Best known for its clutch of exclusive shops and restaurants, it now has a truly luxurious hotel to match.
Travel - Hot List 2012 (Part 2)
Looking to the future rather than feeling nostalgic for the past. Shanghai is luxury hotels tend towards sky tower modernism, but Asia’s first Wladorf Astoria adroitly rewinds the stylistic clock.
Spain - History in the Making (Part 2)
Baroness Carmen Thyssen- bornemisza already had one museum to her name, the Museo Thyssen- Bornemisza in Madrid, but that was full up with her late husband’s collection and she needed somewhere to show her own.
Spain - History in the Making (Part 1)
For lovers of museums, Spain is surely one of the world’s happiest hunting- grounds. The range is enormous: the Ministry of Culture can only estimate that there are ‘more than a thousand’ museums nationwide.
Chic Beside The Seaside (Part 2)
Watergate Bay is justly renowned for its beachside hotel and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant, both of which are packed for much of the year. Until recently, there has been a lack of decent seft- catering accommodation in the immediate vicinity, but a couple of smart new developments are putting that right.
Oman : An Oasia Of Beauty (Part 2)
The Muscat Opera House demands attention with its beauty. The palm trees swaying around and the hills enhance its charm. This attractive white complex witnesses many concerts and ballet shows and is one of the favourite tourist hang-outs.
Paris- Around Town : Ile de la Cité and Ile St-Louis (part 2) - Shopping
Arrive at Notre-Dame by 8am to beat the crowds and appreciate its magnificence, then head for the fragrant Marché aux Fleurs. As well as flowers, you can buy all kinds of garden accessories and seeds.
London's Top 10 : Children's London
One of London’s most popular attractions, this is where you can see everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Queen. A Spirit of London ride takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the city’s history.
San Francisco's Top 10 : Day Trips from the City
This town is renowned for its world-class aquarium, the Monterey Jazz and Blues Festivals, and Cannery Row, made famous by author John Steinbeck, who described it as a collection of sardine canneries and whorehouses. Established by the Spanish in 1770, Monterey was the first capital of California – some early buildings survive.
Hong Kong Island – Northeast (part 2) - Places to Shop
Start off with a brisk stroll through Hong Kong Park, a green haven surrounded on all sides by thrusting towers of glass and concrete. Chances are you’ll see several caparisoned couples awaiting their turn to be married at the Cotton Tree Drive Registry Office.
Madrid - Around Town : Around Paseo del Prado (part 2) - A Day on the Paseo del Prado
Begin at Plaza de Cibeles and take a peek at the palatial central hall of the Town Hall . Plans to redirect traffic away from the Paseo del Prado have been frustrated, but the central boulevard still makes a pleasant walk, with plenty of shade in summer.
Madrid - Around Town : Around Paseo del Prado (part 1)
This imposing tree-lined avenue,adorned with fountains and sculptures, is home to no fewer than three worldclass art galleries: the Prado, the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. In the 18th century the prado was a meadow, crossed by a stream, but the bucolic surroundings were deceptive, as the area was acquiring an unsavoury reputation for muggings and amorous encounters.
Beijing - Around Town : South of Tian'an Men Square (part 1)
The Qian Men (front gate) at the southern end of Tian’an Men Square was once part of the inner city walls. These divided the imperial quarters of the Manchu emperors from the “Chinese city,” where the massed populace lived apart from their overlords.
Chicago - Around Town - The Loop (part 1)
Named after the ring of elevated train tracks that encircle it, this is downtown Chicago’s core, and the city’s financial and governmental hub. Abuzz with laptop-toting business folk during the week, the Loop is transformed on weekends when a veritable shopping frenzy erupts along its famous State Street.
Seattle : Around Town - Downtown (part 1)
Bookended by Belltown to the north and Pioneer Square to the south, downtown can be seen on foot or by city bus at no cost – since all of it lies in the Ride Free Zone.
Cultural Capital: waiting to explored
Close to Chenai is the Unesco World Heritage Site of Mahabalipuram, which is one of eight such classified sites in Tamil Nadu. Originally a port city of the South Indian ruling Pallavas dunasty, Mahabalipuram is home to an as tonishing collection of historic monuments that were sculpted from rock between the 7th and the 9th enturies.
Go on a fashionable travel with American Tourister
Since founded by Sol Koffler in 1933, American Tourister has been known as one of the American top brand in manufacturing luggage, and has been recognized for 77 years.
Pregnancy : Budgeting for Baby, Your Basic Maternity Wardrobe
Early pregnancy is a great time to look closely at your financial situation and plan ahead. There’s no doubt that having a baby can be expensive, but with a little tweaking of the budget, and some prudent cuts, you can help to make sure that you are in a comfortably stable financial position to enjoy life as a parent.
Caribean New Traveller's (Part 4)
By day, it is a casual Rodney Bay lunch spot; by night, it isgeared up for a bustling dineer crowd of visiting yachties and resort guests. They are primarily attracted by the creations of St Lucian chef Magdalene Emmanuel, who, with more than 20 years of kitchen time under her belt, is expert at both Caribbean and American cuisine.
Adventurous ASIA – 2012 (Part 1)
Take a Himalayan trek across China’s wilder side. Drive off road by jeep through Vietnam’s sand dunes. Trek into the Cambodian jungle with eyes peeled for rare birds to spend a starry night alongside a deserted Andkor temple. Dive with whale sharks at newly- discovered sites along a marine superhighway known as the Wallace Line.
The Beauty Trick We Are All Missing
You would not go out without mascara and you have put serious time into perfecting your eyeliner flick over the years. So, why do not you think more about the areas around your eyes, too?
Rome's Top 10 : Rome for Children
Scipione Borghese’s private Renaissance park and the adjacent 19th-century Pincio gardens, with statues and fountains, are a joy to explore, especially on two wheels. There are bike rental stands scattered throughout the park.
Beijing - Around Town : Tian'an Men Square and the Forbidden City (part 1)
The geographical, spiritual, and historical heart of Beijing, Tian’an Men Square and the Forbidden City together represent a yin and yang arrangement; one is a mind-bogglingly vast, empty, rectangular public space, the other is an even more massive, rectangular walled private enclosure.
Say It With Flowers
Instead of traditional window boxes, Kally chose rustic woven planters that mimic her cosy indoor style. White hydrangeas and budded jasmine on the street side are complemented by some secret planting on the window side of the boxes, which only those inside the living room can see and admire
Barcelona's Top 10 : Attractions for Children
The zoo has an enormous adventure playground where children can run wild. There are also dolphin and whale shows in one of the aquariums. Other activities for children include guided tours and workshops. The “farm” area has goats and rabbits that younger children can stroke.
The Real Riviera (Part 1) - From Menton to Cannes
A comfortable alternative to the palace hotels of Monaco, it has bright walls and striped curtains, and original drawings and photographs by Jean Cocteau, among other artists associated with the area.
All About Evora (Part 3)
It is well known to oenologists, but a little surprising to the rest of us, that the region is not only by far Portugal’s prime producer of plonk, but increasingly the source of some genuinely classy and sophisticated wines.
Toronto - Around Town - Harbourfront & the Financial District (part 2) - An Art Walk
Start at Commerce Court North to admire the stunning lobby. Walk west to Bay St and the TD Centre , noting the Wall and Chairs sculpture in the plaza and Joe Fafard’s life-sized bronze cows lounging on the lawn behind
Toronto - Around Town - Harbourfront & the Financial District (part 1)
Recreational opportunities – from sunbathing to cycling to children’s amusement rides – abound on the car-free islands, Toronto’s summer playground for more than a century. Ferries depart regularly for the islands from the foot of Bay Street; the 10-minute trip across the harbor offers unparalleled views of downtown .
More Fun With Your Children - Goody Bag :Trendy Goodies for a Joyful June
From bags to T-shirt to footwear, this classic superhero has made a comeback. Check out the Superman-inspired merchandise which is never outdated, and is a favorite with kids, despite the innumerable novice superheroes. Inspire your little hero with any of them.
Rome's Top 10 : Hidden Rome
A Fascist Art Deco Temple of Karnak is home to this fascinating museum. The most striking exhibit is a 1:250 scale model of what Rome looked like in the 4th century. Other items include models of ancient furniture and musical instruments.
Hong Kong's Top 10 : Places for Children
The Giant Panda Habitat, Atoll Reef, Sea Jelly Spectacular and Dolphin University exhibits will keep children engrossed for hours. Older kids will love the supervised sessions where you can touch some of the animals.
Julia's Walk (Part 4) - Tunnicliffe's Malltraeth, Artists' town: Kirkcudbright
With a population of around 3,500 people, the merry Galloway coastal town of Kirkcudbright (pronounced ‘kir-coo-bree’) punches well above its weight when it comes to artistic endeavours.
Seattle's Top 10 : Islands & Historic Towns
Founded as a sawmill town in the 1860s, Tacoma is known for its historic buildings and strong architectural symbols, which includes the 1893 Italianate tower of Old City Hall.
A Weekend In Bishop's Castle And The Shropshire Hills
Timber-framed houses line cobbled streets in characterful market towns; crumbling castles dominate high ground with distant views; and charming villages are threaded along green roads once tramped by drovers
Planning with Kids : Routines - Slotting cleaning into your routine
People often think that as I’m slightly planning obsessed I must have the ‘perfect’ house, but I’m always happy to dispel this myth! My house is generally well organised, but with five children it meets that ‘perfect’ status only on very rare occasions, and even then only after a tremendous amount of work.
Designed With Kids In Mind (Part 2)
For those who really want to spoil the kids, Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas has a Barbie Suite with hot pink furnishings. Or try The Plaza, New York , which has an Eloise Suite, themed around Kay Thompson’s Eloise book series.
Berlin's Top 10 : Children's Attractions
If you are visiting Berlin with children you should not miss out on the Zoo. Particular favourites are the Monkey House (with baby gorillas and chimpanzees) and the Baby Zoo, where children are allowed to touch and feed the young of various animal species.
Seattle's Top 10 : Stores & Shopping Centers
Both Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines have praised the Swiss-born kitchen wizard, Kaspar Donier, who combines exotic flavors with local fish and seafood such as Penn Cove mussels, Alaskan king salmon, and crab dishes.
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