Maria Humphries

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Book It: Four stylish Greek beach resorts for a late summer getaway

Bask in the sizzling sun, swim in the sparkling sea and feast on mouthwatering local cuisine. No wonder everyone flocks to Greece when summer comes round.<p>Eagles Villas, Halkidiki<p>Best for...family perks<p><b>The low-down:</b> Combining the privacy of a villa with superb hotel facilities beneath, a stay at one …

Swimming Pools

This is the best style of meditation for you, based on your wellness needs

Thanks to an ever-growing contingent of studios, apps, and audio guides, meditation is now as accessible as a cup of expensive take-out coffee. And …

This 3D effect plant is set to take pride of place in gardens this summer

It produces an array of glorious two-tone flowers, all summer long.<p><b>This award-winning 3D effect plant is tipped to be a hot favourite in gardens this summer.</b><p>The Calibrachoa MiniFamous Double PinkTastic has become widely recognised because it’s incredibly vigorous and easy to grow. It produces …

1 Easy Hummus Recipe, 5 Ways to Mess with It

By Alex Beggs<p>Spicy hummus. Avocado hummus. Curried sweet potato hummus. ALL OF THE HUMMUS.<p>Sometimes I waltz through the refrigerated aisle of hummus and brush my fingers along all of the different brands and sing, “I’ve never seen so many hummuses in my life”! Like Belle when she sees all of the …

Healthy Eating

If You Liked Gone Girl, You'll Love These Suspense Thrillers

For a long time, it seemed like maybe Liane Moriarty and Stephen King had cornered the modern market on the suspense-fiction genre. But no more: …

Books

Top 20 online plant nurseries

The internet has transformed gardeners' shopping habits, with everything from bamboo to perennials to trees available to buy online. Here, <b>Val Bourne</b> picks out the best online plant nurseries...<p><b>Brilliant all-rounders</b><p>Crocus<p>Crocus made mail-order fashionable when two plant lovers (Mark Fane and Peter …

Top 20 most reviewed books of all time from Amazon

One of the many reasons we love Amazon is because of their stellar customer review section. Having the ability to read thousands of opinions from customers before hitting the purchase button is super useful, especially when it comes to picking out a book. From cult classics such as Harry Potter to …

William Shakespeare

France's 21 most beautiful beaches (according to our experts)

Notre-Dame, Porquerolles, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur<p>La Côte des Basques, Biarritz, Nouvelle-Aquitaine<p>Parlementia, Guéthary, Nouvelle-Aquitaine<p>Espiguette, Le-Grau-du-Roi, Occitanie<p>Ploumanac’h, Brittany<p>Les Plages, Seignosse, Nouvelle-Aquitaine<p>La Grande Plage, St Jean-de-Luz, Nouvelle-Aquitaine<p>Conche …

The 7 Most Unique Restaurants in the World

Dining out can be fun and all (<i>Ooh</i>, look honey. They have a fish tank!), but we pretty much always know what to expect. That is, until we heard you …

Surprising ways that you are ageing your skin

• Stress<p>And how to stop the sabotage...<p>You cleanse and moisturise twice-daily; you’ve added sheet masks to your Sunday night Netflix binge and even …

This 20-Minute Power Yoga Workout Will Strengthen and Stretch From Head to Toe

Yoga is a great addition to any fitness routine. Unlike your high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts or weight-lifting sessions, yoga is …

13 Podcasts You Should Listen To, Based On Your Favorite Books

Finding your new favorite podcast = easier than ever.<p>There are thousands of podcasts about any conceivable topic, which makes it that much more intimidating to get started if you’re a podcast newbie.<p>So here are 13 podcasts that you might like, based on 13 books that are at the top of best-seller …

Books

Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Ideas That Blend Looks And Function In Crazy Ways

Having a fire pit out in the backyard is simply genius. It gives you the perfect entertainment setting for outdoor. The fire pit is an excellent …

10 of the best coastal swimming spots in Devon and Cornwall

Pedn Vounder, Penwith, west Cornwall<p>This dramatic bay is protected by the towering granite outcrop of Logan’s Rock. In summer, the sandbars create shallow blue tidal lagoons that warm up in the afternoon sun. The water is crystal clear and this is definitely a clothing-optional beach. There are …

Composting can enrich your garden soil

Composting is one of the best things you can do for your garden and the environment, say Contra Costa Master Gardeners who specialize in …

22 amazing rooftop bars in London

Grow your own herbs and spices

There’s nothing as fragrant and tasty as freshly cut fennel, coriander and chamomile, and cultivating them couldn’t be easier<p>Of all homegrown crops, to me no others have a more stark “night and day” flavour difference than that of fresh herbs. This is because the aromatic compounds that give these …

The 25 best European city breaks for summer 2018 and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to the top 25 destinations for a city break in 2018, including what to do and where to stay in Venice, Amsterdam, Florence, Lisbon, London, Barcelona and Reykjavik.<p>Italy<p>Rome<p>Rome's mild Mediterranean climate is a persuasive draw for visitors from the cool north, but the …

The top 5 Valentine’s Day heartbreak films

<b>"Lovers" (Bar Nothing)</b><p>Not everybody can agree about what makes a great heartbreak movie, but this list has something for everyone<p>Gary M. Kramer<p>February 14, 2017 5:40pm (UTC)<p>Heartbreak in cinema engenders the most passionate emotions. It also generates some of the best movies. “Gone with the Wind” …

The 10 best destinations for big ski areas

These vast playgrounds are perfect for racking up the miles or exploring huge swathes of untouched backcountry. All you have to do is choose where to set up base camp.<p><i>Unless stated otherwise, prices are per person, half board, based on two people sharing a double or twin room for seven nights,</i> …

18 Modern and elegant gardens requiring little maintenance

With our careers and hectic schedules, who has time to look after a garden? But this does not mean that you should give up on the idea of having a …

12 modern gardens that will make you sigh with pleasure

We all love having a beautiful garden at home as it is practical and gives us our own small piece of nature in the urban world of South African …

14 ideas to illuminate the entrance to your home

The entrance to your home is the first thing seen by a visitor and as such the first thing that represents your character. Therefore it should be …

Living Rooms

Gardening 101: Hellebore

Hellebore, <i>Helleborus</i>: “Makes Winter Worthwhile”<p>The fascinating elegance of Hellebore is head and shoulders above any other winter flower. Just as the …

Plants

Critics' Choice Nominations: Winners List (Updating Live)

'La La Land' was named best picture, while 'Silicon Valley' and 'Game of Thrones' won best comedy and drama series, respectively.<p>The 22nd annual …

10 Best Movies of the 2016 Toronto Film Festival

As the Toronto International Film Festival comes to a close, our critics choose the 10 best movies (out of a whopping 296 features) unspooled this …

Toronto International Film Festival Roundup: 10 Must-See Standouts!

Greetings! I’ve come from the future — actually, a bustling city in Canada — to report that excellent movies are on the way. <b>Amy Adams</b> plays a frosty …

Film Festivals