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The man who pays his way

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Restaurants; The ladies who brunch

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Travel: Lord, won't you buy me a Ralph Lauren coat

You'll need it for the Gospel Brunch.

Restaurants; Let's raise a toast!

Restaurants have woken up to a bleary weekend breakfast market. Nikki Spencer celebrates the great British brunch

Restaurants: Out to brunch

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Free meals for two at Sauce

Sauce barorganicdiner, which opened recently in Camden Town (0171- 482 0777), is dedicated to providing organic all day diner-style food in an attractive and fun

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The Italian capital has bewitched visitors for more than two thousand years. Anne Hanley offers advice on how to capture the city's magical spirit

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Photography: close-up and personal

Jeanette Jones was a wife and mother, leading a happy if unexceptional life in Essex. Then she found photography. Or did photography find her? Her work is inspired, spontaneous, her style uniquely her own. Her pictures of drag queens appear around the world. Now she has put her own spin on ballroom dancing. By Rose Shepherd

CAFE SOCIETY: Life's little pleasures?

Going out for a meal with your kids doesn't have to mean a migraine-inducing experience in some tacky pleasuredome with nothing to sustain you but a lukewarm burger and soggy chips.

Fast Track: Fastfood - A penchant for pancakes? Then the time is right to flip out

To the uninitiated, next Tuesday may seem like any other day of the week, but what you should really be doing is rushing out after work to eat pancakes, or rushing home to mix up some batter. Because it will, of course, be Shrove Tuesday.

City break: 48 hours in the life of Edinburgh

Hamish Scott provides a shortcut to the soul of Scotland's capital.

City break: 48 hours in the life of Dublin

Each week, 'The Independent' provides a prescription for a perfect weekend break. This week,

Cafe Society: Good food in Blackheath shock

One Lawn Terrace is revolutionising the night-life of the Hampstead of the South. It's almost worth leaving London for as Serena Mackesy discovered

Best of the brunch?

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