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How to Tie a Tie: The Complete Guide | The Art of Manliness

It’s a sad fact, but there are grown men who don’t know <b>how to tie a tie</b>. If they have a big interview that afternoon, they’ll go shopping for a …

Men's Fashion

London's 10 best afternoon teas

The ritual of afternoon tea owes its origins to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. As a young women in the early 1800s she lived during a time when it was common to eat only two main meals a day, with breakfast scheduled early in the morning and dinner occurring late in the evening. Routinely …

Primer: How To Remove Scratches From Watch Crystal

Of all the different categories of everyday carry, there’s one that stands out to us as the most precious: watches. And we figure that makes a lot of …

Crystals

9 Alexa tips for music lovers

Simple as it may be, streaming music is one of Alexa's key features, largely because it does it so well. Alexa removes a lot of the friction that used to exist when trying to play music throughout your home. You no longer have pull out a phone, connect the phone to the speaker, look up the music …

Smart Homes

Everything You Ever Wanted (and Needed) to Know About The Ordinary

The Ordinary, the disruptive and jaw-droppingly affordable skincare brand, is over a year old already. Can you believe it? Industry insiders and …

5 Tips for a Better Cup of Coffee

From pre-warming mugs to water temperature guidance, we're here to improve your morning ritual.<p>Drinking coffee is more than a routine that starts the day. It's the routine that lets you know you’re still breathing. That being said, it’s easy to get stuck in your ways. Stubbornness—or maybe just …

Coffee

Dining with Antiques – Pierced Sterling Serving Pieces

The Collector's Minute: Stag Handled Carving Sets

The Fragrant World of Vintage Perfume Bottles

A perfume bottle expert tells us about the incredibly beautiful items in an auction launching today.<p>Do you smell that smell? Is that the smell of love in the air? It is, indeed, for collectors of high-end perfume bottles. This evening, a huge auction of over 240 vintage perfume bottles takes place …

Celebration Of Vintage and Retro Design

7 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Antique Silver Georgian Silver vintage watches vintage jewelry

Antique Silver and Sterling Silver from I.Franks Antique Silverware

Purveyors of the Finest Quality Antique<br>British Silver and Silver Plate<p>ABOUT I . FRANKS<p>I.Franks are purveyors of the finest quality Antique Silver, …

Silver Makers Marks

1. The dates in the "Dates seen" column are the earliest and latest dates for which I have seen the accompanying mark - they do not necessarily …

You can stay in one of Dubrovnik's new five-star hotels for a lot less than you think

The interest in Croatia’s southernmost hotspot, the fabulous Dubrovnik, doesn’t subside. The first four months of 2017 saw an increase of over 20% in both number of guests and overnight stays, and the peak season is only yet to come. With an established status of the country’s leading high-end …

How to Revive Dead Flowers

You are walking home from work when you pass the loveliest hydrangeas. At $6 for two stems at the local bodega they are a steal and impossible to …

London's best butchers

The best butchers in London<p>Shopping, Specialist food and drink<p>Barbecoa Butchers<p>Mansion House<p>Given that the ‘barbecue steakhouse’ above it is a …

England

London's best beer gardens

The best beer gardens in north London<p>Bars and pubs<p>The Albion<p>Barnsbury<p>Halfway between Upper Street and the Caledonian Road, this Georgian boozer has …

England

Duke of Wellington's 400-piece gilt dinner set laid out for first time

A spectacular dining set given to the Duke of Wellington to celebrate his victory over Napoleon is to go on on display for the first time as it would have been used, laid out in full 200 years on.<p>For the first time visitors to Apsley House, Wellington's London home, will be able to see part of the …

'Tea leads to prostitution': amazing facts and legends about tea

Did you know that 75 per cent of the Irish population drink six cups a day? Here we share fascinating facts about tea from a book<p>Tea has a rich and fascinating history –as a drink, it is as old as the pyramids of Egypt and is second only to tap water as the nation’s most popular drink.<p><b>Here are some</b> …

Now You Know: Why Is 'Teatime' in the Afternoon?

<i>Do you have a question about history? Send us your question at history@time . com and you might find your answer in a future edition of Now You …

Best places to eat and drink in Hong Kong

New York may be the city that never sleeps but Hong Kong is the city that never fasts. Whether you want egg tarts, roast goose or the biggest prawn …

Hong Kong

Where to eat in Reykjavik, Iceland

Discover clean Nordic flavours in the Icelandic capital, from hot smoked catfish and freshly baked sourdough to waffles with rhubarb jam<p><i>Looking for</i> …

European Travel

World’s first commercial flying car is now on sale

A Dutch vehicle manufacturer has made flying cars commercially available for the first time ever.<p>PAL-V has created the Liberty Sport and Liberty …

Flying Car

How to Measure 3D Objects, Including Silver, Ceramics, Glass & Sculpture

Accurately measuring irregularly shaped three-dimensional objects can be challenging. This guide will give you the tools to accurately measure your …

In honour of National Tea Day, the secrets of the perfect brew

The British are a nation of tea lovers - there's even a National Tea Day on April 21, and a Fes-Tea-Val taking place at Chiswick House this weekend - but on one great question, we stand divided: how do you brew the perfect cup of tea?<p>Does the milk come first or last? How long should the teabag stay …

Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook-Linux hybrid

Common scenario: You buy a new laptop, thinking you'll sell, donate or hand down the old one... but it never happens. Maybe you don't want to deal with the hassles of Craigslist or Ebay, not to mention wiping all your data, reinstalling Windows and so on.<p>Whatever the case, now it's just taking up …

Linux

20 Tequila Cocktail Recipes to Have in Your Party Arsenal

Do not go gentle into that good night.<p>Because we've never heard of anyone having a quiet evening at home after a round of hearty tequila cocktails, we say that if you're going to rage against the dying of the light, you might as well do it with drinks that go down easy, too. Below, delicious and …

Recipes

Bear pits and heads on spikes: 10 surviving secrets of Shakespeare's London

Shakespeare arrived in London around 1590, aged 26, and stayed for almost a quarter of a century at various addresses in the City and Southwark. He found a timbered metropolis of 200,000 people, ravaged by plague, yet outgrowing its medieval walls. What follows is a selection of the sites, spaces …