The singer was forced to pull out of a string of performances after being diagnosed with appendicitis
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Sunday 29 May 2011
Friday 27 May 2011
An new encyclopaedia of Hollywood nuptials could re-balance your view of the 'perfect wedding'
Friday 13 May 2011
Any list of the legendary plush hotels of Paris usually includes Mohammed al Fayed's Ritz, the Hotel George V and the Crillon. But to gasps of astonishment, the inaugural pantheon of French "palaces" – an official new category for five-star hotels of special character – has snubbed all three.
Monday 28 March 2011
My friend is going on safari which, naturally, begs the question: what to pack?
Sunday 27 March 2011
Dylan Jones: 'Years ago I remember saying that the manbag would never catch on – now everyone has them'
Saturday 19 February 2011
All week people have been calling me Alexa. Someone at lunch at The Wolseley the other day even called me Grace Kelly. As yet I haven't been called Jane (who the Hermès Birkin was named after), but such is the predictability of my friends that it can only be a matter of time. (I'm guessing it will happen around Wednesday.)
Saturday 05 February 2011
I have terrible news for Parisian Anglophiles and British expatriates in Paris. The British sausage and the pork pie are not, after all, returning to the French capital. Ten years after its hurried, Dunkirk-like departure from the continent, Marks & Spencer plans to open a new store in Paris. The location is perfect. M&S will take over a 1,000sq m store on the Champs-Elysées, just a few yards from the office that I share with the BBC (or, as I try to tell visitors, the BBC shares with me).
Monday 18 October 2010
When Osborne and Little launched its Zagazoo collection of wallpaper and fabrics this summer, a warm, fuzzy feeling came over me. Designed by Quentin Blake, the collection features all manner of his trademark cheeky characters: mischievous-looking cockatoos perched on jungle branches, wiry children flying about on skateboards, and perky farmyard animals that take me straight back to childhood and my first forays into the rich and magical world of Roald Dahl’s books.
Monday 18 October 2010
The new shoes are flat, if the spring/summer 2011 catwalk is anything to go by.
Friday 15 October 2010
"I'm getting baggy under the eyes," exclaims the old actor on the comeback trail in Clifford Odets's wonderful backstage drama. But as that actor is played by baggy-eyed Martin Shaw, the remark is as superfluous as Edith Evans's complaint in Hay Fever years ago that someone was speaking to her as if she were 80 (which she more or less was).
Thursday 16 September 2010
Works by Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt have gone on show in the UK at the Magnum Print Room in London.
Friday 13 August 2010
Thursday 01 July 2010
Sunday 27 June 2010
Tuesday 01 June 2010
Jean-Louis Dumas, the former president of Hermès, was credited with turning a niche, conservative and stagnating fashion house into one of the world's most successful luxury brands. He achieved this through sweeping changes and the audacious signing of new talent, coupled with an inventive and curious mind.
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