• Puerta Campeche: a five-star Mexican hacienda

    Situated in the historical centre of Campeche – a UNESCO World Heritage site – the hacienda Puerta Campeche evokes the traditional colonial splendour of this southeastern tip of Mexico. The surrounding area, an exuberant tropical setting where once the Mayan culture flourished, is rich with archaeological and natural wonders and offers a marvellous juxtaposition of the natural, the ancient and the modern. 
The building itself retains the style and charm of the original thick stone walls, arches and courtyards, but has been thoroughly modernised throughout. Many of the 15 meticulously decorated rooms and suites have 18-foot ceilings and exposed beams

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  • First aid for summer-damaged hair

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  • Fit and fabulous: Jane Fonda releases brand new fitness DVDs at the age of 72

    Twenty five years have gone by since Jane Fonda released her very first exercise video. And now, incredibly, at the grand old age of 72, the American actress is back with a brand new fitness DVD. In November, Jane's latest workouts will be made available – one featuring aerobics titled Walk Out, and a second based around weights called Fit & Strong. They are targeted at the baby boomer generation and, according to the actress, "People who think they are too old and too unfit to start again." There is certainly no one better placed to inspire than Jane, who remains one of Hollywood's most elegant, and age defying stars. The

  • 'We're going to Australia.. and John's the pilot': Oprah stuns audience with gift

    Audience members hugged and screamed with delight as chat show host Oprah invited them on an eight-day trip to Australia – with John Travolta as pilot. The dramatic gesture was to celebrate the last series of her iconic programme – which is ending on September 9, 2011 after a 25-year run. On Monday's show confetti streamed down and the set was transformed into an airport, complete with a plane and a worker with glow sticks to guide it onto the set. Click on photos for gallery Later John Travolta – who has a hangar of planes at home and has

  • Meet the Smith family: Hollywood's hottest clan

    Show business runs through the veins of the Smith family. Dad Will is one of Hollywood's most profitable leading men - a popular, well-liked actor who has a knack of starring in one box office hit after another. And mum Jada is no less accomplished, having racked up a number of film roles all the while keeping her foot firmly in the music industry. And, of course, her husband famously began his career as a rapper. But the spotlight looks in danger of shifting away from this famous couple – and it's all thanks to their children. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY First up, their 12-year-old son

  • Bathing beauty Teri Hatcher shows how to pull off a wetsuit

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  • Exclusive: 'Strictly' stars Kristina and Joe on her health scare and their plans for children

    Kristina Rihanoff, the Russian blonde who seduced former World Champion boxer Joe Calzaghe during the last series of Strictly Come Dancing, has told HELLO! magazine how the Welshman has a softer side, and nursed her through a secret health scare earlier this year. The professional dancer, who this series is partnered with DJ Goldie, had an operation to remove a benign ovarian cyst. “It was a really scary experience because I want to have children one day,” she told HELLO! magazine, as she and Joe posed for an exclusive photoshoot at their home in Wales. The health problem occurred

  • Eternal beauty Sophia Loren returns to where it all began

    Having walked the beauty contest platform herself in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy, Sophia Loren certainly would have understood the hopes, dreams, and nerves the young participants in the Miss Italy 2010 contest were experiencing. The stunning 75-year-old Oscar-winning actress returned to the pageant 60 years after her own debut in the


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