I STILL have the T-shirt. Stretched, faded, full of holes; it is, if you can believe this, almost 23 years old.
THIS has been a long time coming. Four months, to be precise.
HERE’S a non-typical example of a conversation at Spectrum Towers.
IT’S –5°C when I arrive in Krakow’s medieval market square, the largest of its kind in Europe, dating back to the 13th century.
FROM the outside, Glasgow’s tallest hotel is as likely to be praised for its architecture as one of the city’s last remaining 1960s high rises.
THIS summer, make sure you shine in gold, silver and sequins.
JO MALONE. What do those two words mean?
A NEW dawn on Iona. The bright sun bounces off buoys and creels and shines like a benediction on skipper Davie Kirkpatrick’s beautiful wooden boat, Iolaire, Gaelic for eagle, as she leaves the harbour for Staffa.
RORY McEwen caused an international hullabaloo in the worlds of art and music. Now the Scot’s creative talents are recognised in exhibitions and a book that celebrate the legacy of this Renaissance man.
AFTER writing a novel based on his famous father, Scottish psychiatrist R D Laing, Adrian Laing says he would rather write about their relationship than go into therapy
THERE are many things I like in restaurants, but the acronym BYOB is my second favourite – pipped only by the same letters on the door of a restaurant within 100 yards of a decent off-licence.
HEAVY, ripe and alcoholic expressions of shiraz (or syrah) have given it an unfair reputation for brashness. While this generalisation was never completely true, the current popularity of cooler-climate versions has brought freshness, subtlety and balance more to the fore.
THE conservation message comes over loud and clear when visiting Kenya’s famous animals on safari.
ONE of three hotels owned by the National Trust, Hartwell House, in the Vale of Aylesbury, was first mentioned in the Domesday Book as belonging to a natural son of William the Conqueror. But the stunning building that stands there now, with its Jacobean and Georgian aspects, dates from the early 17th century.
LEARNING to cook, no matter what level you’re at, is all about a few essential things. Whether you enjoy trying new recipes or ingredients, just love cooking for your family and friends or you’re training to be a chef, there are a few key things you need.
NOW a household name beyond his Danish homeland after appearing in political drama Borgen, Pilou Asbaek is swapping the corridors of power for the hardship of being held hostage by Somalian pirates
SPRING is a wonderful time to make the most of the many colours the season brings to the plate. Lighter, brighter dishes are called for, and desserts are no exception.
ALTHOUGH marketing may have made us regard Oz wines as a kind of single entity, any such notion is obviously daft. Some 2,500 miles separate Margaret River from Hunter Valley, for instance. But that said, premium wine spots do tend to be grouped together – and South Australia is one of the best illustrations.
I AM not one of those people who gets obsessed about their diet, but when I was feeling mildly under the weather the other day a restaurateur friend told me that it was down to a conflict between my blood group and my eating habits.
“THESE are the sexual sacks of the beaver,” says a prim lady who has just tricked us into breathing in the powerfully musky smell of a dark and shrivelled pair of what we had thought were some sort of exotic fruit. Poor old beaver.
AS we entered this fine Georgian mansion, the young receptionist almost bounded from behind her desk in the hallway to give us the grand tour.
Through one door, white tablecloths and silver cutlery gleamed from a sunlit dining room packed with Sunday lunchers.
FROM playing a modern-day Sherlock Holmes to the villain of the new Star Trek movie, Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t afraid to boldly go where few have gone before.1 comment
HIS parents’ deaths made celebrity photographer Rankin acutely aware of his own mortality. Now his latest project is turning the focus on others who are facing death.
Pedro Almodóvar was inspired by his rural childhood in the post-Franco era, yet he had to leave his family and village behind in order to make it as a director
From punk rock to pushchairs, robots to recycled computers, designer Sebastian Conran always seems to know what people want before they do
HOW many times have you looked at the ingredients on a can of juice and given up, realising you should have paid more attention during double science?
For those who follow this column, you will have read all about my passion for this glorious season.
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