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A happy marriage of cultures at the Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall, Montego Bay,...

The mere mention of Jamaica is enough to elicit myriad expectations, from the food (jerk everything), the music (reggae of course), the colour scheme...

Real Lives: ‘My best friend’s death changed me and put trivial things in perspective’

When you’re young, how do you cope with the death of a best friend? A new campaign aims to help these ‘forgotten mourners’. Here...

The original domestic goddess

A handwritten 17th-century book of recipes, household tips and medicinal potions gave historian Lucy Moore a fascinating insight into the life of the woman...

Our pick of the best festive afternoon teas

Tea (or champagne) and festive fancies, served in opulent surroundings, is the ultimate seasonal indulgence. Here’s our guide to afternoon tea with a Christmas...

How to cope with being disinherited

How to cope with being disinherited By psychotherapist Wendy Bristow Ask yourself, ‘What meaning am I making from this?’ It may not be quite accurate. We...

Five golden rules for a happy kitchen

Eat mostly plants Our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate a large variety of whole, unrefined plants. Huge changes to the human diet over the past 200 years...

Meet the female distillers making gin more popular than beer

Thanks to the rise of artisan distilleries, savvy women are helping to make the quintessentially British spirit more popular than beer, reports Miranda Thompson. Gin,...

Jasmine Hemsley’s quest for balance

If chilly damp days make you yearn for body-and mind-warming comfort food, slow-cooked and sloppy enough to need a bowl and a big spoon,...

Shepherd’s delight: The cosy appeal of haute huts

With their simplicity, cosy proportions and proximity to the great outdoors, it’s easy to understand the appeal of a shepherd’s hut. Sarah Moore The designer, writer...

The 12 reads of Christmas: the best book gifts

From carousing critters to soothing stanzas, there’s a book gift to suit every taste. YOU books editor Kate Figes picks her desirable dozen. CHILDREN OF...

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