Helen Parker

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Self-governing ‘red collars’ at Hôtel Drouot accused of stealing diamonds, furniture and art over period of many years<p>It was allegedly called <i>la yape</i> – “pilfering”, in the slang of their native Savoie – and over the years, prosecutors say, it made some of the men rich: one drove a Porsche 911, …

Before & After: A Vintage Saucer Chair's Low Cost DIY Salvation

Cintia's beloved saucer chair needed some major TLC after battling the elements. She not only resurrected this chair with a ton of style, she did it …

8 Charming Crafts You Can Make With Vintage Silverware

Turn thrift-store spoons and forks into something that shows off their style.<p>Turn thrift-store spoons and forks into something that shows off their style.

What to Look For and Know When Shopping For a Vintage Engagement Ring

When it comes to shopping for an engagement ring, there are two paths: a brand-new, just-made stunner that's never sat on anyone's finger or something vintage, with history. There's something special about that latter option, not least because they're often more delicate and unique than the pieces …

6 Killer Kitchen & Bath Trends Coming Your Way in 2016

I attended the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas last month, and spent the day looking for fresh and fun finds to share with you …

8 Websites Every Entrepreneur Should Keep in Bookmarks

We all come across thousands of websites while looking for something we need, or following a trail of links, or simply surfing aimlessly – and once …

Eating clean: homemade cauliflower pizza with roasted vegetables and pesto – recipe

In theory pizza shouldn’t be all that unhealthy - it can be topped with plenty of fresh veg and it’s baked in the oven. Where you run into trouble is with a greasy base and lashings of oily cheese. But make your base out of blitzed cauliflower, and replace cheese with pesto, and suddenly your pizza …

Food

Thomasina Miers: how to make the ultimate guacamole

It's easy to make, good for you and utterly delicious. Thomasina Miers of Mexican chain Wahaca shares her favourite recipe for the popular dip<p>Guacamole is the Aztec for 'avocado’ (guac) and 'sauce’ (mole). The secret is to use ripe avocados, and masses of fresh coriander and lime. Season well and …

Small Businesses Can Compete With Big Brands On SEO

Even though Google favors big brands, the truth is that small businesses <i>can</i> compete with the bigger names for organic search engine traffic. This is possible even though big brands often spend tens of thousands on SEO without batting an eye, and even though small businesses are spread thin on …