Fragrance and fiction: a heaven scent combination

Alice Dunn sniffs out the perfumes inspired by great literature

Recipe: Hot cross bun bread and butter pudding

Buy extra hot cross buns and whip up the ultimate Easter pudding

Watches: a buyer’s guide

Expert advice on picking out the perfect watch

How to pair beer with food

Enjoy a glass of stout with your steak or an IPA with your Indian

Annabel’s: an icon of London nightlife reborn

The Mayfair members’ club is aiming to rekindle its old magic in a plush new home

How Marrakesh is attracting a new kind of holidaymaker

There’s more for tourists in Morocco than package holidays thanks to a host of new galleries and cultural events

Dublin’s best museums and galleries

Discover fine art, archaeology, military history and much more in the Republic of Ireland’s capital

Recipe: Chocolate Guinness cake

You’ll need something to soak up the St Patrick’s Day booze

The best Easter eggs for 2018

This year’s luxury chocolate eggs tasted and rated

Collection of Irish whiskey in shot glasses

Go beyond Guinness for your St Patrick’s Day drinks

Ireland’s finest whiskey, small-batch gin and craft stout will keep you nicely topped up on March 17

Ken Dodd: a comic genius who inspired true devotion

What set Dodd apart wasn’t his one-liners, but his ability to build an extraordinary rapport with his audience

Bryony Frost is the jockey to watch at Cheltenham Festival

Five things to look out for at the greatest show on turf

Recipe: Victoria sponge

The Women’s Institute are sticklers when it comes to this classic cake, but there’s really no need to follow the rules

Beard Board: An online community that has really grown on me

Jamie Bartlett has discovered that rarest of things – a website where men can open up and be nice to each other

Gallery: Picasso 1932 at Tate Modern

A new exhibition focuses on an intensely creative year in the life of the great artist

The spirited women behind one of the world’s finest rums

Photographer Nicolee Drake meets the weavers of Guatemala

How to bluff as a wine buff

Masquerade as a connoisseur with these tips from The Wine Show’s Amelia Singer

Hotel review: Sofitel Darling Harbour, Sydney

A hotel that’s hard to tear yourself away from – even with the wonders of Sydney on its doorstep

Recipe: Wild boar pie

A perfect recipe for British Pie Week, or any other time of the year

Oscars 2018: in pictures

Highlights from the 90th Academy Awards

Oscars 2018: full list of winners

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water was named best picture at the Academy Awards ceremony

Mother’s Day 2018: gift guide

The best ways to treat mum on March 11

Civilisations is right-on and rather underwhelming

Ed West reviews the BBC’s much-hyped sequel to Kenneth Clark’s seminal documentary series

World Book Day 2018: MPs’ favourite childhood reads

Politicians, including Jess Phillips, Nadine Dorries and Vince Cable, on the books they fell in love with as children

Recipe: Bara brith

How to bake speckled bread, a Welsh classic for St David’s Day