Beautiful flowers with gorgeous scents

Beautiful flowers with gorgeous scents, colours and shapes are too irresistible to go past. When it comes to finding the perfect gift, a bouquet of autumn flowers are a perfect choice. Flowers have a language of their own and can help you to say what words can’t properly express. An arrangement of flowers can help […]

Rovinj – Croatia’s best-kept secret

Enjoy crystal waters, baroque cathedrals and waterfront tavernas in Rovinj – Croatia’s best-kept secret. Hayley Leaver reports With its beautiful beaches and old-fashioned glamour, it is easy to see why Croatia is Europe’s destination of choice this summer. And away from the tourist favourites of Split, Hvar and Zagreb though, picturesque Rovinj is the Mediterranean’s […]

The Sound of Summer

Forget Leeds and Reading and head to one of the world’s best alternative festivals with Private Life’s summer guide Boryeong Mud Festival Daecheon Beach, South Korea 14th–24th July With its mud wrestling, mud king and mud sliding contests, this sounds like your typical British summer festival. Fortunately, this fun-filled event, which is now in its […]


Evoking images of rich spices, rum punches and reggae, Barbados is every bit the laid-back paradise you expect. Hayley Leaver explores this beautiful island. With its white sandy beaches and crystal waters, Barbados is everything you’d expect in a Caribbean island and yet much more. Combining a fascinating colonial past with a thirst for rum, […]

Summer haze

Summer haze is a great way to sport style to look good for those BBQs and summertime soirees. These collections are from Flannels (Liverpool One, 0151 703 9380) and Gieves and Hawkes (MetQuarter, 0151 224 2390) and the sunglasses are from Silverberg Optician’s (Whitechapel, 0151 709 2012).

Christopher Shannon – Style Supremo

As a 32-year-old Liverpudlian, menswear designer Christopher Shannon is thrusting his roots into the limelight with a collection he defines as ‘refined scallyism’, a phrase one could only expect a northerner to proudly coin for their work while holding their head high down south. Fresh off the first men’s fashion week (The London Collections: MEN) […]

Bellini’s Flair Artist

Bellini’s flair artist, Bruno, shows us how to shake the perfect Melon Cocktail   1)     Take a cocktail glass and fill with ice 2)     Use a sharp knife to cut a slice of ripe yellow melon 3)     Mix ¾ ounce vodka, ½ ounce Midori and ½ ounce Passoa with ½ ounce of cranberry juice and […]