Thursday, April 26, 2018

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The lie pictures tell: an ex-model on the truth behind her perfect photos

I sit in child’s pose on the carpet, my back inches away from the heater in the wall, cradling images of the girl I used to be. I cup her many faces in...

Lessons from Beychella: how to dress like Beyoncé this summer

A new word was invented on Saturday night: Beychella, the rightful portmanteau for Beyoncé performing at Coachella and making it a festival – indeed a world – where she is queen and everyone...

‘I’m Spartacus!’: gladiators galore at Nîmes’ Great Roman Games

The first gladiator is down, flailing his gladius towards the emperor before being pummelled by a giant hammer (thankfully, into a furrow of sand left by one of the racing chariots). Two “slaves”...

Throwing in the towel: is the beach holiday over?

Could the beach holiday be over? According to travel company Responsible Travel, bookings for more adventurous trips are up by several hundred per cent. The company says it has seen a 700% increase...

Anna Jones’s broad bean recipes

The 100 denier tights and woolly jumpers have been moved to my top shelf, and the spring vegetables are here at last. Among them, the first broad beans from Italy; soon the British...

True grit: gravel biking through Wales’ ancient Cambrian heart

“You used to be able to ride through here,” I said. “Yes,” replied my friend Mark, “but that was more than 20 years ago.” We were looking for a dirt road through Cwm Henog...

Quick packed lunch ideas for busy people | Rosie Birkett

Egg, potato and gherkin salad (pictured above) Boil 250g baby new potatoes in salted water until tender, drain. Boil another pot of water, lower in 2 eggs and cook for 8 minutes. Drain and...

10 of the best design hotels in the world

Pumphouse Point Hotel, Tasmania In the world heritage wilderness of Tasmania, next to Lake St Clair, this 1930s hydroelectricity station is a gem. The designers have created rugged simplicity and unrefined comfort – even...

'Life on the edge of civilisation': hiking in Croatia's mountains

Motoring down the Croatian coast towards the city of Zadar, the road sweeps majestically south. To the right are necklaces of islands in a dazzling turquoise sea and sudden sweet coves with antique...

'Dad gets a wave and a nod': how we greet now

Two or three times a week, I leave my young son with a childminder before taking my daughter to nursery. It used to be that, when first meeting the minder or the teacher...

Vegan Advise

World's wealthiest families keep getting richer as markets boom

Just 4% of the world’s richest families lost money last year thanks to booming stock markets and money-spinning private-equity deals. Research into the intensely...