Hotelier Ian Schrager, founder of mythical 1970s nightclub Studio 54 and credited with creating the concept of the ‘boutique hotel’, has announced the opening of his new hotel brand PUBLIC in New York, which opens on June 7. PUBLIC, which is located at 215 Chrystie Street in the Bowery district, is, claims Schrager, a ‘disruption’ to the city's current lifestyle brands. “I truly believe that everyone deserves a one-of-a-kind experience that lifts their spirits and makes their heart beat faster, one that elicits an emotional response…and to deliver this at a reasonable price point is even more on the mark for today’s savvy and sophisticated traveller,” says Schrager of the project.
An expert guide to the top luxury hotels in the Lake District, from Michelin-starred restaurants with rooms to country house hotels, including the best for sumptuous spas, historic interiors, great views and walking access, in locations including lake Windermere, Grasmere and Great Langdale. Holbeck GhyllLake Windermere, Lake District, England
The awkward body language between the 47-year-old and her 70-year-old husband, US President Donald Trump, is increasingly drawing comment on social media. In the latest incident, which occurred on Tuesday after the couple landed in Rome, President Trump was seen reaching for his wife's hand as the pair disembarked Air Force One. President Trump is known for having a fear of slopes and stairs.
“Unnerving, unreal, unbelievable, and utterly brilliant,” exclaimed James Basson, after receiving the Best Show Garden award for his M&G garden, while his wife Helen, wiping away tears, rang her mother and children back home in France to convey the news. Inspired by the structures and flora of a Maltese limestone quarry, the garden is stark, bold and wispily planted, and as Christopher Woodward, Director of the Garden Museum described to me, “It makes people think about what a garden is. “It brings a whole new scale to Chelsea.” The monumentality of its construction is indeed mind-boggling, with columns over 8m high and footings 13m deep.
For some, having children and teaching them how to navigate our messy world is the most important thing a person can do. To others, the horrors of childbirth and the commitment to a nuclear family with 2.4 children is enough to make them break out in hives.
When Alice Morrison realised she was about to lose her job as a chief executive because the firm she worked for was closing, she quit the rat race and joined another one: the Tour d’Afrique. At just six weeks old, Morrison's life took a different turn to those of the other children in her home city of Edinburgh when her parents packed their bags and set sail to Uganda. “I had a magical childhood,” Morrison, who presents BBC Two’s Morocco To Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure, tells The Independent.
Eurostar, the cross-Channel train operator, is claiming it is charging less than the Heathrow Express and Gatwick Express on trains to and from the Continent. On Wednesday only, Eurostar is selling tickets from London St Pancras to Paris and Brussels for £19 each way. The deal is available only through its “Snap” sales channel, which allows buyers to choose only their destination and either a morning or afternoon train.
Whether you’re looking to top up your post-holiday tan or you're unlikely to be basking in warmer climes anytime soon, bronzer is your best bet for creating a more radiant look. For the paler among us, marbled shades and pro-blending is the key, while olive skin can tap into golds to bring the tan. Nars' new Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer collection is a compact powder that comes in four shades, including cult classics Laguna and Casino.
Feria de Londres takes place from 27th-28th May at Potters Fields Park, London. Field Day takes place on Saturday 3rd June in Victoria Park, east London. Remaining general admission tickets cost £64.50.
Gone are the days when wearing a one-piece swimsuit meant you were either a serious swimmer, sun-averse, or body-conscious. Designers have heard our cries and flooded the market with styles anyone can love in cuts and colours that rival the two-pieces we've been wearing for years. And whether your look is more retro or sexy, maillot is experiencing a resurgence that goes way beyond the occasional #TBT.
Welcome to Money Diaries, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking a cross-section of women how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period – and we're tracking every last penny.
If you haven’t heard about Convicted, then let us tell you: it’s what the group on the next table in the pub are debating, it’s what everyone on the bus is listening to, it’s the podcast that went straight to the top of the iTunes chart in its first week. After its success (it’s now holding steady at number two), people inevitably started calling Convicted the "new Serial " – the addictive season one broke podcast records (it’s been downloaded over 80 million times) and resulted in its subject, Adnan Syed, being able to appeal for a retrial on his conviction for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. The subject of her podcast is Richard Nicolas, who's been in prison since 1996 and therefore has never used the internet or heard a podcast.
A report from the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research shows that consuming just one drink a day can cause an increased risk of breast cancer in women who are both premenopausal and postmenopausal. Well, according to one of the report’s lead authors, Dr. Anne McTiernan, it’s higher than she would have liked to see. In an interview with CNN, McTiernan said that the research found the risk for premenopausal women who have one drink, say, an 8-oz.
The Trump administration's budget proposal for 2018 aims to prevent any organisation that provides abortions from receiving federal funding. Considering almost half of Planned Parenthood's annual revenue comes from government grants and reimbursements, the plan would have detrimental effects if approved by Congress. Hidden in the appendix of President Trump's proposed budget is a clause stating that no federal funds will go to entities that perform abortions, except in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the mother's life.
Fans and followers of Ariana Grande are probably familiar with the tall, black latex bunny ears that have become part of the artist's look since the release of her 2016 album, Dangerous Woman. Now, in the wake of the explosion at Grande's concert in Manchester last night, some fans have started to change their social media profile pictures to an image of those ears fused with an awareness ribbon, similar the pink ones used to symbolise breast cancer awareness. This graphic is meant to express sympathy for victims of the bombing and anyone affected, including Grande.
Update 7:00 am, 24 May 2017: British Prime Minister Theresa May said UK officials believe another terror attack is imminent, so the country is increasing the threat level from severe to critical. May also believes Salman Abadi, the 22-year-old man identified as the suspected suicide bomber by the authorities, may have belonged to a bigger network. The BBC reported that he was born in Manchester and from a family of Libyan origin.
On the day my son Tim was fatally injured by an IRA bomb, he had gone into town with a couple of friends to buy a pair of Everton football shorts. It was March 20, 1993, and Tim - 12 years old and football mad - had left our home in Warrington for a day of innocent fun with his friends, just as on Monday evening the girls and boys at the Manchester Arena were dropped off by their parents for an evening of singing and dancing, unaware that a couple of hours later they would be fighting for their lives in hospital.
The bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, which is being called a terrorist attack, has reportedly left 22 dead and more than 50 others injured. It's being called the most fatal terror attack in the country since 2005. Now, the first victim of the bombing has been identified as 18-year-old Georgina Callander, a fan who had previously met Grande. According to The Evening Standard, Callander had met Grande back in 2015 and shared a photo to Instagram of the meeting.
After a deadly terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in England on Monday night, 22 people were left dead, and 59 were wounded. Plenty of celebrities, including Grande, tweeted messages of support for the victims' friends and families who were affected by the tragedy. On Tuesday afternoon, Kim Kardashian also tweeted a message about the attack.
People take to Facebook to mark themselves safe after a tragedy, but also to show solidarity with those who are affected. This was true after the Paris attacks in 2015, when Facebook launched a special French flag filter that users could place over their existing profile photos. People have already started adding a Manchester-themed frame to their Facebook profile photo.