• Scooting around Rome

    You'll probably be slightly stunned at first by the sheer volume of traffic, but once you've got the hang of it, there you'll be, like Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, weaving through the streets of the Eternal City. "Turisti en motorino?" The locals may look startled by the tourists on a scooter when you pull up and ask for directions to St Peter's, but it doesn't really matter what they think: the tide of traffic will carry you inexorably away to yet another enchanting plaza, architectural gem or ancient monument. 
It's clear that in the Italian capital chaos and harmony

  • Jarlath and Áine jump for joy

    On April 8 this year, Jarlath Molloy took Áine Kelly to be his wife in the Newgrange Hotel in Navan, Ireland. The joy-filled wedding followed a whirlwind engagement - a true romantic, Jarlath had organised the ceremony before he'd even asked Áine. Family and friends were then only told at Christmas, leaving little time to adjust to their new relationship status before the couple walked down the aisle. The happy day was filled with fun and laughter and continued into the morning, with the bar closing at 7am. However this didn't stop the festivities continuing the next day, with lunch

  • Caramel rice pudding

    Ingredients (Serves 4) 55g sugar 30g arborio rice 420ml whole milk 205ml evaporated milk (not condensed) pinch of sea salt To serve prunes soaked in a mixture of earl grey and orange juice overnight orange zest salted butter caramel (optional) Method Heat the sugar in a pan over a medium heat in an even layer and cook until you have a dark-ish caramel. Add the rest of the ingredients. The sugar will

  • The Big Apple goes crazy for Susan Boyle and her new Christmas album

    A dream come true: Singing sensation Susan Boyle's rise to the top Two years ago nobody had heard of Susan Boyle. Those days are long gone. Click on photos for gallery The Scottish singer had crowds chanting her name and waving cardboard cut outs of her face as she performed at New York's Rockefeller Center this week. She was in the Big Apple to perform tracks from her new album The Gift. The footage of Susan singing Perfect Day and Holy Night, backed by a choir of children, was broadcast live on the Today Show. In addition the 48-year-old star also sang a duet

  • Pippa Middleton cool as she limbers up for royal wedding

    This kind of composure will come in handy, if she's called upon to perform bridesmaid's duties in Westminster Abbey. Kate Middleton's younger sister Pippa was gracefulness itself as she helped get the Christmas fun started at the annual festive ice-rink in London's Somerset House. Also having fun, if rather less steady on her feet, was actress Jaime Winston. Meanwhile, with temperatures plummeting, singer Paloma Faith was wrapped up warmly as she performed before a huge Christmas tree. Running until January 23, the attraction includes a skate school for beginners, and DJ nights every Friday and Saturday. In January, Norwegian composer

  • Game on: Halle Berry's ex Gabriel and Kim Kardashian get cosy

    Hollywood beauty Halle Berry is a tough act to follow. But it seems that Kim Kardashian has risen to the challenge after being spotted with Halle's ex Gabriel Aubry, at a Laker's game on Saturday night. Judging from her smile, 30-year-old Kim was clearly delighted to be with the Canadian model. And 34-year-old Gabriel even got the chance to meet Kim's mother, Kris Jenner. This, along with a source saying that "they've been dating a little bit", has fuelled rumours that the two might be more than just friends. Click on photo for gallery

  • Power Balance: The lowdown on the band worn by One Direction and David Beckham

    Boyband One Direction are fast becoming the new pin-ups for teenage girls across the nation. As the fresh-faced fivesome take the X Factor finals by storm, putting in show-stopping performances week upon week, we've noticed they've been wearing the Power Balance silicon wrist band – dubbed "the latest in performance technology". But what is this wrist band, which has also been spotted adorning the wrists of top athletes including David Beckham? Hellomagazine.com got the lowdown on the latest celebrity craze, which claims to help improve the balance, strength and flexibility of whoever wears it. "These benefits are attributed to the holograms

  • Maxima shares Prince Carlos' joy as he weds his princess-bride

    Rose petals, smiles and cries of delight greeted Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma and his new wife Princess Annemarie after they were united in marriage during a moving ceremony conducted in Dutch and French. Among those wishing the couple joy at the celebrations in Brussels was Princess Maxima, who was escorted by her husband Willem-Alexander and mother-in-law Queen Beatrix, the aunt of the 40-year-old groom. Click on photos to enlarge Despite the impressive guest list and grand surroundings – it took place in La Cambre Abbey, which was founded in 1196 and remodelled in the 18th-century – the wedding had the

  • Dreaming of an orange Christmas

    Heston Blumenthal’s crazy cooking has captured the imaginations of people around the world. He recently turned his hand to creating dishes that we could buy in our supermarkets to try out at home. These featured his trademark quirky food pairings – vanilla with mayonnaise for example which the foodie punters tried out with fascinated trepidation. His latest offering for supermarket chain Waitrose sees a surprise landing on your post-turkey Christmas table. It might appear to be a traditional steamed pud, but cutting Heston’s latest creation open reveals an entire candied orange inside. The orange infuses the fruit and nuts


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