• Sotheby's Manhattan wine shop

    Sotheby’s has become the first major international auction house to venture into the realms of wine retail with a specialist shop situated in the lobby of the company's New York headquarters at 1334 York Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Here they provide a complete service for those interested in wine who want to take advantage of the decades of experience of this prestigious firm who work with top winemakers and collectors around the world. 

 The selection on offer includes not only fine wine from the cellars of top producers, but also lesser known choices specific to Sotheby's Wines,

  • Beauty question: is water enough?

    Water has always been the most accessible and natural cleanser, and there's no doubt that there's a place for it in your beauty routine. But, simply put, on its own it isn't enough. Oil and water don't mix, so water alone just can't handle the greasy elements of pollution, sebum and traces of makeup: you need a proper cleanser. Makeup removers and cleansing products are specifically designed to cope with oily cosmetics without upsetting the skin's natural balance or damaging the lipid barrier. What's more... in many areas, tap water contains high levels of lime - the stuff that furs up

  • Student fees protestors attack car carrying Prince Charles and Camilla as riots escalate

    The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall came under attack in London on Thursday evening when their car was caught up in the student riots. Charles and Camilla's Rolls Royce had just turned into Regent Street on their way to the Royal Variety Performance when around 20 demonstrators threw paint and bottles over the car and shattered a back window. While visibly shaken, the couple were left "unharmed" and continued on to their engagement, a Clarence House spokesperson said. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY The incident took place as the latest demonstrations against a raise in tuition fees in England descended into

  • The polar bear kingdom of Svalbard

    At the far limits of Europe, set in the Arctic Ocean, midway between Norway and the North Pole, lies the archipelago of Svalbard, a wild and unspoiled wonderland of white. Over half the area is covered by glaciers and permanent snow, and the wildlife of the Arctic roams a kingdom of ice almost untouched by man. The long Arctic night takes over in winter, but in the summer months it's possible to take a boat and discover the local fauna – polar bears a speciality – the icy landscapes and numerous protected areas. Here you'll find the Austfonna – the

  • Oprah Winfrey gets friendly with the locals on eight-day tour of Australia

    Australia has been at the top of her travel wish-list for a long time. And so it's no surprise that American TV queen Oprah Winfrey is making the most of her short visit to the country. Earlier this year, the 56-year-old surprised 300 audience members with an all-expenses trip Down Under, to mark the 25th and final season of the show. After visiting Ayers Rock, Oprah said: "Me being here is a way of paying respects to the Aboriginal people and showing respect for the land and their culture and all that this rock means to them and the

  • Crazy in love: Beyonce and Jay-Z, the intensely private power couple

    Theirs is one of the most solid unions in showbiz, and the most private. And though they come from very different backgrounds Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z are a perfect match, described by friends as "true soulmates". Hellomagazine.com brings you the inside story on the ultimate hip hop romance, the 'Crazy in Love' tale of former Destiny's Child member Beyonce and rapper-turned-businessman Jay-Z. Click on photo for

  • The Obamas help bring Christmas cheer to the nation

    In a tradition that dates back to 1923, President Barack Obama and family had the honour of lighting the national Christmas tree in Washington DC - officially welcoming the festive season to the US capital Click on photo for

  • Kylie joins fellow entertainers helping to put a smile back on Prince Charles' face

    It was the second time the Prince had met the petite pop princess Click on photo for