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40-plus designer blouse styles to check out for the wedding season

Never has there been a better time to curate an Indian ethnic wear wardrobe. Individuality and inventiveness are encouraged and the same ol’ isn’t …

50 Things You Need To Eat In Delhi Before You Die

<b>1. Jalebi at Old Famous Jalebi Wala</b><p><i>Image courtesy Indiatimes</i><p>Start off with one of the oldest eateries in Delhi. This 100-year-old shop is known for …

8 Gujarati snack spots South Mumbai swears by

<i>Image: Sakina Zojwala</i><p><b>Trupti Dry Fruit Store</b> <br>There is nothing Italian about the gorgeous Italian toast here but it is worth standing in queue on a …

How to Stock a Chinese Pantry: Essential Staples to Keep on Hand

Over the last several decades, Americans have been discovering that there's more to Chinese food than the Cantonese flavors, both traditional and bastardized, that were brought over by the first wave of Chinese immigrants. With 1.3 billion people, 23 provinces, and a geography that covers …

Food & Dining

A French woman turned her address book of Paris's best insider spots into a multimillion-dollar startup

It started with a tip about a secret spirits distillery behind a flower shop in the Bastille.<p>For the last eight years, a weekly email called “My Little Paris” has been revealing the city’s hidden gems to millions of Francophiles. Initially self-published by avid flâneur Fany Péchiodat for friends …

France

The Best IKEA Closets on the Internet

As fashion girls, we might spend most of our time obsessing over current clothing trends and stalking our favorite accessories online, but we also …

How to make the perfect shakshuka

The classic Middle Eastern breakfast dish is spicy, hearty and cheap. But which veg do you use? Can you get away with tinned tomatoes? And do you reach for harissa, paprika or cayenne to bring the heat?<p>Sometimes, I wonder what we all ate before Yotam Ottolenghi came along. Imagine a world without …

North Africa

Fashion Maths: calculations that'll give you a classic wardrobe

In a week in which we learnt that the pursuit of mathematical knowledge is in a sorry state in Britain, with some teaching jobs indefinitely unfilled, the fashion desk has had some Big Society thoughts.<p>It occurred to us that we are rather good at sums – not those arcane ones with italic letters in …

Clothing

Top 10: the best Amalfi Coast hotels

The fabulous coastline between Positano and Ravello, with its switchback road that hugs the cliff and curls around the deep bays that protect the towns and villages along the way remains as glamourous, compelling and historic as any summertime destination in Europe, with breathtaking views, …

Italy

The Pearl of the French Riviera

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The exclusive coastal resort town of <b>Menton</b> is said to be the warmest on the French Riviera. That means lemon trees love it here, and visitors can enjoy its late winter <b>Fête du citron</b>, when temperatures average in the comfortable 50s°F (10°-15°C).<p>It’s the festival saluting the …

10 of the best boutique hotel websites

Photograph: Doris and Dicky<p>Riad Al Jazira, Marrakech<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/8b1139ff9c94bc921c2e655bbedf7ee9c253d8ec/0_80_1200_720/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Gounusual<p>Cabanes Sister treehouse outside …

Boutique Hotels

10 of the best B&Bs in Europe

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Townhouses

Paris by pastry: five patisserie icons and where to find them

Even the mildest sweet tooth will be unable to resist the allure of Paris’ patisseries. They are designed to tempt: the glisten of glaze on a strawberry here, the fluffy puff of cream there, the sheen of perfectly tempered chocolate over there… Fortunately, Paris is about nothing if not giving in …

Italy Beyond the Bucket List

You’ve gondola-ed Venice, bicycled Tuscany, shopped Milan, art-walked Florence, and climbed the hills of Rome—that’s pretty much it for Italy, right?<p>Not by a long shot. Just look at the map. Italy’s a boot, not a shoe, and there are lots of treasures to be discovered down around the ankle and heel, …

The Secret to the Creamiest, Dreamiest Hummus

You could be making better hummus.<p>If it strikes you as a little weird that hummus received top billing as our 2015 Dish of the Year, then, well, you haven’t had chef Michael Solomonov’s. The incredibly rich, ineffably smooth version that he dishes up at Dizengoff, his bustling Philadelphia …

Silvia Venturini Fendi's Guide to the Best of Rome

Fendi’s creative director of accessories on how to revel in her hometown’s timeless pleasures.<p>STICK WITH THE ORIGINAL<p>“I buy jars full of tiny roasted artichoke hearts from shopVolpettiVolpetti —the first one in Testaccio (the other is a bit too touristy)—where you can find the most beautiful foods. …

The foodie traveller ... learns to cook tagliatelle like an Italian mamma

In the glorious surroundings of Il Fontanaro, an organic farm in Umbria, central Italy, a mother and daughter team teach guests to prepare the specialities of the region, and quite a lot about Italian family life, too<p>“I’ve created a monster,” says Lucia Pinelli, gazing at her daughter, Alina, 39, …

Italy

India's 11 healthiest restaurants : Nutrition

Top nutritionists pick eat-out options that won't burn a hole in your diet<b><br>Bean Me Up, Goa</b> <br>Why? Homemade tofu and an organic and vegan menu that …

Where to Find the Perfect Croissants in Paris

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>As dawn breaks in Paris, doughy smells permeate the air, and locals line up at neighborhood <i>boulangeries</i> for freshly baked croissants to enjoy alongside their morning coffee–and as an afternoon <i>goûter</i>, or snack.<p>These yeast-leavened pastries from Vienna—known there as</i> …

Great B&Bs in France: readers’ travel tips

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France

The ultimate wedding black book

The names and numbers you need for your special day<p><b>Wedding planners</b> <b><br>1) E-Factor:</b> Larger-than-life event décor such as an “Ice Wonderland” theme with …

Where to shop in Jaipur

From classic jewellery to modern clothing and more, a complete guide to Rajasthan’s treasure trove<p>No amount of time is sufficient to plan a shopping …

30 fabulous hotels for family fun in England

Whether you're looking to nurture a young chef with cookery classes, partake in sports (on and off water), or simply be able to guarantee that your darlings are having fun – and being well looked after – while you relax in the spa or enjoy some Michelin-starred dining, we've got it all. Our experts …

England

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p>1. Yorkshire<p>Visitors …

Top 10 highlights of San Francisco

You may think you know San Francisco from social media (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest all began here, after all) but for the real thing – the mouth-watering cuisine, ear-tingling performances and truly joyous celebrations of individuality – you have to be here. But where do you start …

San Francisco

The Old Bakery at The Post House, Somerset: Stay the Night

Only someone with vision could have imagined the holiday-home potential in a dirt-floored bakery next to a dinky, 400-year-old post office. Having …

Megève: a guide to the best shops, hotels and restaurants

<b>Stay</b><p>There is no nicer stop-over in the entire French Alps than <b>Les Fermes de Marie</b>, a stunning hotel constructed out of nine restored Savoie farmhouses and filled with the pick of local antiques. <i>From £230</i><p>The legendary <b>Hôtel Mont-Blanc</b> celebrated its 100th season last year and underwent a quirky …

Hotel Estherea

Amsterdam, Netherlands<p>Hotel Estheréa has an eccentric charm, created by décor that manages to be at once zany, plush, and warmly welcoming. Though large, it offers all the engaging hospitality of an old-fashioned, family-run hotel. The rooms are deliciously over-the-top, and the breakfast ranks …

Hospitality

Five Magical Cotswolds Towns for the Winter

In a magical location and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the traditional Cotswolds towns are a destination all year around, even in the heart of …