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Saturday 03 December 2011
First there was the prawn sandwich brigade, then the rubber chicken circuit. Now the corporate hospitality industry is bracing itself for the birth of the bamboo banquet.
Friday 02 December 2011
Sadie Frost and Jaime Winstone have posed naked in photographs at London's Groucho Club to raise money for the National Autistic Society. Frost is stretching naked on a bed and Winstone is sitting on a chair, with nothing but a vintage red gypsy curtain over her lap. Organised by Bernie Katz, the club's manager, this collection of nude and semi-nude portraits of stars of Soho, snapped by Andrea Vecchiato, are on show this week at London's The Gallery Soho.
Thursday 10 November 2011
The contest to find the most dimwitted programme on BBC3 is an open-ended one, but Hot Like Us, a modelling challenge that pits real couples against one another in a test of looks and lurve, is surely a good bet for a high placing. "Sex sells and celebrity couples are big business," runs the opening credit's pitch line. Because Posh and Becks and Brad and Angelina can pretty much name their price for a joint photo-shoot, the suggestion goes, then there must be a seller's market for the modelling equivalent of a twin-pack. "If we can find a real couple who are gorgeous and in love they'll make a killing," said one of the show's judges. This is obvious nonsense, I would have thought, since ordinary models can do a perfectly good job of pretending they adore each other for an hour or two, if that's what's required. And while these couples might be able to learn how to pout and pose, they're never going to be able to learn how to be globally famous, which is what really pushes up the price tag on a Posh and Becks shoot.
Sunday 04 September 2011
According to the late, great gardening writer Fred Whitsey, nothing has had a greater influence on garden design in the 20th century than Hidcote Manor Garden in the Cotswolds.
Monday 15 August 2011
Despite widespread economic gloom, rich people's love affair with sprawling mansions continues. Figures published today show a 10 per cent rise in the number of luxury homes on the market compared with the same period last year.
Sunday 07 August 2011
Friday 29 July 2011
Tuesday 19 July 2011
Police are attempting to get to the bottom of what they described as two "bizarre" deaths that occurred within 48 hours of each other at the historic seaside home of one of the wealthiest men in San Diego.
Monday 20 June 2011
Sunday 10 April 2011
Tuesday 29 March 2011
Sunday 31 October 2010
Monday 04 October 2010
The Ryder Cup may have been delayed by a day for the first time in the tournament's history, but it was well worth the wait.
Friday 01 October 2010
"Interiors do not easily offer up their secrets," admits Vickery in this scrupulously documented exploration of 18th-century domesticity. By probing over 60 archives she reveals telling details of life behind the restrained Georgian façades.
Thursday 30 September 2010
The 38th Ryder Cup gets underway on Friday at the Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor Resort.
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