Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The first rule of working from home: never wear pyjamas

I’ve recently started to work from home. What should I wear?Sara, by email An excellent question and one I ask myself most days, because I generally work from home and while working from home...

Art, beats and fashion: an inside view of Tbilisi's creative boom

On the top floor of Tbilisi’s National Scientific Library, I’m watching models stream into a small atrium flooded with light. In this 1940s building, peppered with wooden filing cabinets, bookcases and tropical plants,...

Thoroughbreds prep and Cardi B's shades: fashion lessons from 2018's pop culture

Sustainable dressing from the V&A’s Fashioned From Nature A Greenpeace T-shirt featured in the V&A exhibition. Photograph: Victoria and Albert Museum, London In a world of canvas bags and reusable water bottles,...

Booze bargain hunt: the best budget supermarket tipples

Craft gin aficionados might be surprised to learn that a £10 supermarket gin has been named one of the best gins in the world at the International Spirits Challenge. Aldi’s Oliver Cromwell gin...

Fine art or daring design? 13 must-see new galleries and museums in Europe

BLOX, Copenhagen A vast new – and, as the name suggests, block-shaped – building on Copenhagen’s harbour, the Blox complex is scheduled to open later this spring and house everything from homes to restaurants...

No kidding: goat is the (ethical) new lamb

Some years ago, sitting on a train somewhere in West Bengal, flicking through a dog-eared Indian guidebook for the hundredth time, it dawned on me that the mutton we had been happily eating...

Unusual wedding gowns, perfect tights, colourful watches and shoes in every shade

Tight fit Fed-up with tights digging into your waist and a gusset down by your knees? Heist has invented the perfect pair. The secret is knitting the tights in one tube, hence no seams....

Top of the lago: a saunter around the Italian lakes

Close to the summit of Monte Mottarone, we sit in silence soaking up the 360-degree views. To the east, far below, sparkles Lake Maggiore. A handful of other lakes shimmer in the late-afternoon...

Yotam Ottolenghi’s pork recipes

Pork lets you play with a range of ingredients that other meats simply won’t tolerate. It’s the fattiness of some cuts versus the relative leanness of others, allied to pork’s rather neutral flavour...

Our man in Havana: music, mojitos and swearing in Spanish

The grand windows of Casa Almson are flung wide, the trade winds offering a gentle breeze off the Florida straits as the sun descends across Havana, and I am learning Spanish. “Anoche, yo...

Vegan Advise

'Forget stamp duty, we need a pay rise' – people respond...

With a newborn baby and a 14-month-old son to support on an annual income of less than £20,000, police community support officer Laurence...