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How to flirt in the age of MeToo

Statistics show we’re becoming more cautious in our dating habits. Has MeToo killed off flirting for good?

9 Aug 2019
Tapestry Lawn, photo courtesy of Dr Lionel Smith (www.grassfreelawns.co.uk

How to grow a tapestry lawn

The so-called ‘tapestry lawn’ is the trend making its way into this year’s summer gardens. Here’s how to turn your lawn into a floral masterpiece

17 Jul 2019
Blue Butterfly (Adonis Blue - Polyommatus bellargus

Nature notes: what to look out for this summer

From skylarks to poppies, here’s what to spot on your country walks this summer

16 Jul 2019

How to make the perfect picnic

From quiche to cake, we bring you all the recipes you need to pack a picnic to remember

How I survived the San Fermin bull run

In spite of new safety measures, the San Fermin bull run is still a perilous undertaking. Here’s what it’s like to run it.

9 Jul 2019

How to spot British wildflowers

Truly native wildflowers can be tricky to spot. Here are the five British wildflowers you should look out for this summer.

3 Jul 2019

How to dress for the British summer

As Wimbledon shows us, looking smart at the same time as keeping cool is a fine art.

2 Jul 2019

How to create a romantic rose arbour

No matter the size of your outdoor space, create your own garden sanctuary with a scented arch

25 Jun 2019

How to deal with red wine stains

Nothing causes more domestic strife than a clumsy spillage of red wine. One wild gesticulation and you’re up into the…

23 Jun 2019

How to complain in restaurants

The British hate to complain but, if the restaurant industry is to survive, we need to learn to speak up

19 Jun 2019

The Art of the Garden: how to grow Irises

It is an intoxicating idea.  The summer of 1939, the atmosphere shot through with the rumblings of impending war, and…

28 May 2019

How to host the perfect dinner party

The most comforting point to remember when preparing a dinner party is that nobody comes for the food. There are…

16 May 2019

Should you use an estate agent?

Yes. But hang on, it’s not that simple is it? Everything and everyone is being disrupted by tech. There is…

15 May 2019

Looking to buy your first London home? Go west, not east!

Property expert James Max explains how to find lasting value in the capital

23 Apr 2019

How to smoke a pipe

Old fashioned mindfulness: why pipe smoking is a portal to tranquility in a frenetic world

29 Mar 2019

The Art of the Garden: Pierre Bonnard’s Mimosas

In Bonnard’s dazzling ‘The Studio with Mimosas’, an energising, diagonal sweep of rich lemon fills over half the canvas. The…

21 Mar 2019

How to master country dressing

Ensure you blend in on a country weekend with the sartorial wisdom of Tom Chamberlin

6 Mar 2019

How to smarten up Boris

A pressed suit and a trip to Savile Row would do wonders for Boris ahead of a potential leadership race

30 Jan 2019

How to master smart casual

This contradictory dress code can lead to much befuddlement as to what to wear

22 Jan 2019

Bed linen: how to ensure a good night’s sleep

Lara Prendergast on why we should all be perfectionists when it comes to beds

2 Jan 2019

How to pull off black tie dressing

My office is on Upper Brook Street, which means that throughout the year, hoards of black tie party-goers amble along…

17 Dec 2018

The best of Baselworld

The industry is climbing out of a downturn thanks to innovative new models that went on show in Switzerland

25 Apr 2018

How luxury watches smartened up their act

The latest generation combine smartphone technology with time-honoured craftsmanship

25 Apr 2018

Watches: a buyer’s guide

Mechanical watches are remarkable things. An inanimate movement, made up of hundreds of parts, until the addition of a wheel…

23 Mar 2018
The private cinema at Lillie Square

How upmarket flats became Home Suite Home

Expensive apartments used to have the odd gym or bar. Now they offer everything you get at a five-star hotel

29 Nov 2017

Ecole Lesage: The Embroidery School for Haute Couture

Inside Ecole Lesage, an artisan workshop that provides exquisite needlework for the top fashion houses

20 Sep 2017