Alicia Dowling

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The 7 types of tights you need in your winter wardrobe

The fashion world has oft had a tricky relationship with hosiery, sometimes seen as the un-cool aunt to edgier ideas. Yet, current ideas are bucking the trend: tights were deployed to excellent effect on the autumn winter 16 catwalks by Prada (cosy grey argyles), Chanel (black-out opaques), Gucci …

Fashion Week

50 meals everyone should eat in their lifetime

Sometimes one meal is all it takes to make your vacation one to remember forever.<p>From incredibly fresh ceviche in Peru to the modern Spanish cuisine …

How to Feel Better About Not Being as Good as You “Should” Be

Here’s the bitter truth: we will never be as good as we think we should be.None of us will.There will inevitably be times when we slip up and fail to …

#MonthOfMindfulness Challenge Day 27 – Developing Mindfulness One Day at a Time

The key to mindfulness is not being in the present every moment of the day. That is not possible and not appropriate for a successful life; you do …

Knife Skills Every Home Cook Should Master

Chopped mirepoix from above.<p>No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. Since …

10 habits of people who always have a clean home

These simple steps will help you become more tidy with minimal effort.<p>For some, keeping a clean home can feel daunting, but for others like myself, …

Cleaning

Why You Should Try A Relationship Cleanse

Beet juice, lemon juice, alkalizing water, fruit fasts, broth fasts, quick fasts, slow fasts—you might've tried 'em all.<p>But the most important kind …

Yoga Nidra: The Key to Better Sleep? | Goop

According to Ananda’s head of yoga, Kirit Thacker, one session of the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, which means, “psychic sleep,” is equivalent to …

The 10 simple pieces you need to create a classic wardrobe

How many times have you opened your wardrobe only to be overwhelmed by the feeling that you’ve got nothing to wear? Thought so…<p>The key to easy mornings and solving all dressing dilemmas is to have a wardrobe full of classic staples. Invest in - and take care of - these basics and you’ll be wearing …

The Biggest Meditation Practice You've Never Heard Of—And 5 Steps To Try It Today

At this point, we’re all familiar with the wide-ranging health benefits of meditation. It can help you handle adversity, eradicate stress, lose …

Ken Hom's Chicken fried rice recipe

The best chicken fried rice I have ever had was from a street food stall in China. Instead of tough, over-cooked chicken, with the fried rice as an afterthought, the dish was cooked fresh from scratch. The cooking time was literally minutes and the result was delicious. I have created a version …

5 Hotel Booking Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

By <b>Wendy Perrin</b>, TripAdvisor travel advocate<p>If you think the path to the lowest hotel price is to book as far ahead as possible or to wait for a last-minute deal, you may end up overpaying for your next trip. TripAdvisor has crunched its hotel booking data to uncover the least expensive time to book …

New York City

Tom Kerridge's ultimate ham and cheese toastie

It's Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day today, so what could be better for lunch?<p>This toastie is a play on Welsh rarebit and an adaptation of what I think is the best ever recipe for it, created by the great Gary Rhodes.<p>The recipe does make more topping mixture than you need, but it freezes brilliantly – …

The perfect cheese toastie: experts reveal their secrets

Is there anything more comforting than a perfectly made cheese toastie? But which bread to use: fashionable sourdough or a traditional slice of white? Which cheese melts best - and should you use a toastie machine, a frying pan or a grill? The questions are endless.<p>To help you out - and to mark our …

6 Delicious Ways to Eat 2 Breakfasts Without Gaining Weight

Yum x2. (And your scale will never know.)<p>If you want to benefit from breakfast but can't stomach food first thing in the morning, need to fuel up before and refuel after morning workouts, or wake up criminally early and want to keep your energy levels up until a reasonable lunch hour, it could be …

Stephen Harris: the secret to perfect roast lamb

The Sportsman overlooks a salt marsh so we gaze out on grazing sheep all year round. The sound of their young bleating is a sign that spring is here – and reminds me of the pervasive myth of “spring lamb”. The lambs are mainly born in February and March; when Easter is very early, as it was this …

Amelia Freer's rice paper wraps

Take your pick from crab, chicken, salmon or king prawns for these gluten-free wraps.<p>SERVES<p>Each filling makes approximately 10 wraps<p>INGREDIENTS<p>10 round spring roll wrappers<p><b>Crab and pink grapfruit filling</b><p>200g white crab meat<br>• 1 pink grapefruit, peeled, cut into segments and very gently dried between …

How to make the ultimate roast potato

Forget the turkey and stuffing, the pigs in blankets and the cranberry sauce.<p>Isn't the best part of a Christmas lunch, in fact any roast, the humble potato, fluffy and piping on the inside and roasted to crunchy perfection on the outside?<p>Here's a fool-proof recipe for delicious, crunchy roast …