Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Europe's 'food apartheid': are brands in the east lower quality than in the west?

When Boris Yeltsin visited the United States in 1989, he was said to have been amazed at the variety of food he saw in a Texan supermarket. The cornucopia of products, unheard of...

Three recipes to breakfast like a Scandinavian | Book extract

The Swedes are pretty early risers, which is admirable given that, for much of the year, they will wake up, have breakfast and go to work in complete darkness. The only way to...

Wine: the oldest tricks in the book

Last week, I wrote about wine labels as a source of information. This week, I’m looking at them as a marketing tool, by which I don’t mean a posh name or a gold-embossed...

What's the best way to test my broadband speed?

Recently, I have only been getting 1Mbps from my wifi when it is supposed to be up to 70Mbps. An engineer came round and said there was nothing wrong with the router. His...

Kitchen gadgets review: Slissie – a way to eat flavoured air to lose weight...

What? Slissie, £19.99. Battery-operated atomiser and mouthpiece. Liquid food essence in cartridges is heated until aromatic, then partially inhaled. Why? If you can’t smoke a bowl, smoke a banana. Well? I wanted an e-cigarette as soon as I...

Are 'peticures' – fake nails for animals – ever a good idea?

How sexy should your dog be? Can a shih-tzu ever pull off hot pink? Questions once taboo in polite Crufts circles are now breaking cover with news that animal nail polish and clip-ons...

Fenty x Puma by Rihanna: ethnically diverse and exuberant

It takes a lot to get the fashion crowd properly revved up at a catwalk show, but Rihanna pulled it off at her Fenty x Puma show in New York on Sunday night. It...

Hats off: why the beret is back on the frontline of fashion

The beret is… divisive. I know this first-hand, as I wear them regularly, in black, grey and raspberry. And while much discussion may be found online as to the angle at which one...

'Dogs don’t have egos. Humans do': inside Anthony Rubio's canine couture show

As I shuffle into the main hall at Anthony Rubio’s Canine Couture collection in New York, I see a child shyly clutching a stack of cards. “What are those?” I ask as I draw...

The Straight and Narrow, London: ‘Jazz was born in places like this’

The Straight and Narrow, 45 Narrow Street, London E14 (020 3745 8345). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £70- £100 It is anthem night at the Straight and Narrow in Limehouse, and the...

Vegan Advise

World stock markets hit record highs ahead of UK inflation data...

9.15am BST09:15 Economist Marc Brütsch of Swiss Life predicts that UK inflation spiked to 2.9% in August, from 2.6% in July. Marc Brütsch (@MarcBruetsch) Later today:...