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Tuesday 11 December 2012
Claridge's has let the TV cameras in and the result is a runaway reality hit. But what's it really like to spend the evening there? Unforgettable, say John Walsh and Charlotte Philby
Thursday 19 July 2012
From Magnum contact sheets to portraits by Mario Testino, there’s something here for everyone to feast their eyes on...
Saturday 16 June 2012
Saturday 16 June 2012
'I injected my friends and family'
Travel Agenda: Hotel Villa La Massa; Oliver Peoples; Dorset Square; Tibet; The Olde Bell; Mersey Ferries
Friday 15 June 2012
Wednesday 02 May 2012
So you want to make like Marilyn Monroe? You don't need to start a hot and heavy affair with a president nor hit the (bleach) bottle. What you need is a needle and thread, some slinky white fabric and a copy of a new book, Sew Iconic: How to Make 10 Classic Hollywood Dresses by Liz Llewellyn (A&C Visual Arts, £14.99).
Friday 06 April 2012
The early American reaction to Nicki Minaj's follow-up to Pink Friday has been "mixed" – which is entirely appropriate, given that the album itself has an almost schizophrenic character.
Sunday 26 February 2012
Winter in the Eternal City provides the best chance to soak up the history without all the hassle. At least that's the theory
Saturday 14 January 2012
'I'm very good at archery'
Friday 26 August 2011
Tuesday 28 June 2011
Vintage prints of the stars of Hollywood's 'Golden Age' will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery from 7 July.
Saturday 18 June 2011
The star of the hit film Singin' in the Rain , Debbie Reynolds' is to sell off some of Hollywood's most famous frocks when part of her collection of movie memorabilia goes under the hammer in Beverly Hills today.
Friday 15 April 2011
Mod fashion returns as Vespa relaunches its classic PX scooter
Saturday 05 March 2011
Pyjamas have seen something of a revival these past chilly winters. Not the mimsy ones in pastel colours whose principal existence now is in the parallel world of modesty-conforming television bedrooms, but the full flannel, with stripes, cord and top pocket (for your hanky, of course). What could be more comforting and more secure (so long as you've tied the cord properly) while the ice grips and the wind whistles without?
Friday 11 February 2011
As he nears retirement, Mr Shaw the insurance broker goes on his summer holiday and falls for a creature with "eyes a man could drown in". Their "strange affair" begins with a shock of mutual recognition in a field: "two strangers come face to face" and "an overpowering force shakes them". Shaw takes his new-found beloved back to the family home, an object of "devotion" as much as "affection". She wins over office colleagues, when she comes into work, with her "lovely personality". Her staff assessment promises swift promotion."Always well-groomed and never over-dressed", she also learns to play chess with a grandmaster's eye and a killer instinct. Her gift shows off "the grace of a dancer, the force of a juggernaut". Yet, for all her allure, this angelic being keeps a distance: "She combined great personal charm with an air of serene detachment". Then, one sad night, Caroline nudges open the door of her makeshift stable in Mr Shaw's backyard and disappears for ever.
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