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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 Tory Leadership Contest: which candidate is the best dressed?

From Boris’s bulk to Rory Stewart’s scruffy schoolboy look, we ask which of the men can pull off a suit and tie with the panache of a PM.

10 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
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Where to buy a coastal bolthole

Realising the dream of coastal property, either as a bolthole or main home, is getting trickier these days. Prices in…

20 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

The best driving experiences

Have you had enough of rush-hour traffic jams on the morning commute? Fed up with your kids bickering in the…

1 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

London’s Best Charity Shops

From Mulberry handbags to fashion PR cast offs, London’s charity shops are full of unique finds if you know where to look

10 Apr 2019

What Prince Harry can learn from Meghan’s style

Marrying into the royal family has not made Meghan Markle any sort of chattel, as John Bercow would say, to…

2 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

The six best commuter rucksacks

Whether you’re catching the train, cycling, walking or running to work, it’s worth investing in a bag that suits your…

20 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

Forget London Fashion Week, head to the galleries for inspiration

As designers prepare final tucks and tweaks for London Fashion Week, we’ll soon be hearing what inspired their collections. Among…

14 Feb 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

I’m bewitched by my watch

This year I fell in love. The object of my affection wasn’t a boy — rather a gift from one.…

28 Nov 2018
Arne Jacobsen cutlery from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

As seen on screen: where to find iconic objects from classic movies

How a sinister carpet from The Shining inspired a thriving business

28 Nov 2018
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Christmas 2018: The best new gadgets to buy

What a cornucopia of goodies to choose from! I’ve always had a weakness for high-tech gadgetry and here were some…

28 Nov 2018

Christmas 2018 Gift Guide

1 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona watch, £POA2 Cassandra Goad Conversacion green tourmaline and ruby pendant, £6,8903 Polly Wales stud…

28 Nov 2018

Timely Art

Some horophiles believe the art of the watch lies only in the mechanical heart that makes it tick. But for…

13 Jun 2018