• Heston's strawberry magic for Her Majesty

    British favourites are on the menu for the special picnic to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee on June 4. Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal together with royal chef Mark Flanagan have designed the menu that will be served to as many as 15,000 guests in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Because of the sheer volume of attendees, the dishes, which include British classics such as coronation chicken and Scottish smoked salmon, will be served cold.  Heston recently triumphed with two of his restaurants, Dinner and The Fat Duck, in the top 10 of the world's 50 Best Restaurants. Now you can enjoy a touch of his magic at

  • Heston's Diamond Jubilee Strawberry Crumble Crunch

    Dish type: Dessert Serves 8 Ingredients: For the crumble: 50g golden caster sugar 65g ground almonds 50g plain flour Pinch of salt 50g essential Waitrose Unsalted Butter For the strawberry and rose compote: 400g strawberries, washed and hulled (200g chopped, 200g quartered) 120g fruit sugar 20ml vodka (optional – omit if cooking for children) Juice of 1 lemon 1 tsp rosewater 20ml elderflower cordial For the marbled cream: 160ml essential Waitrose whipping cream 400g Waitrose Organic Wholemilk Natural Live Bio Yogurt To serve: 60g broken meringue pieces Sprinkling freeze-dried strawberries Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC, gas mark 3. 2. To make the crumble, place the sugar, almonds, flour and salt in

  • Keep snap happy with top tips for the perfect pics

    The holiday season is almost upon us. Which means good times, and some nice photos to remember them by. But we’ve all returned home after a holiday and felt somewhat disappointed with the photographs we have taken; that somehow they just didn't turn out as we thought they would.  A camera of some kind is essential packing for any holiday, but even if you only use the camera on your phone there are some simple techniques you can use to improve your photography. 1. Simplify Before you even lift the camera to your eye ask yourself one question, 'what is the subject

  • Aishwarya Rai makes dazzling post-baby comeback

    There has been much discussion in her native India about her figure, but Aishwarya Rai Bachchan silenced critics when she made a dazzling post-baby comeback at the Cannes Film Festival this week. The Bollywood star sparkled at the at the AmfAR Cinema Against Aids gala, elegantly attired in a gold embroidered sari and a tailored jacket with Mandarin collar. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY   Her beautiful eyes were accentuated with black eyeliner and her raven tresses were piled high on her head and adorned with a delicate gold band. Thirty-eight-year-old Aishwarya welcomed her first baby with Abhishek Bachchan, the son of

  • Britney back to her very best as she starts new chapter as 'X Factor' judge

    Britney Spears stepped firmly back into the spotlight this week with her first appearance as an X Factor judge. The 30-year-old looked sensational in a hot pink dress that showed off her curves, her blonde locks styled into tumbling curls for the occasion. And she was clearly ready for action, making a joke at Simon Cowell's expense at the first opportunity. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY "Just arrived for @TheXFactorUSA auditions – hope everyone is ready! Still waiting on @SimonCowell of course…," she tweeted upon her arrival at the studios. Joining Britney on the judging panel was fellow newcomer Demi Lovato. The 19-year-old quickly got

  • Sheer beauty Heidi joins fellow angels on heavenly evening

    Past and present Victoria’s Secret models were out in force at the amFAR gala in Cannes on Thursday night. Leading the genetically blessed group was former angel Heidi Klum, who flaunted her fabulous figure in a transparent gown. The 38-year-old, who was with the franchise for over eight years before her departure in 2010, walked the white carpet with confidence in the stunning, floor sweeping number that boasted layers of sheer chiffon.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The daring material was carefully adorned with a silver floral pattern. Fellow angel Karolina Kurkova was also in attendance, showing off her equally enviable

  • Is this a hint? Alec Baldwin's fiancée dons bridal look amidst reports they'll elope

    According to reports Alec Baldwin and his fiancée Hilaria Thomas are set to wed in Europe after the Cannes Film Festival comes to an end. But they could have headed straight down the aisle after attending the AmfAR Cinema Against Aids gala on the French Riveria. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY Hilaria looked every inch the blushing bride in a strapless floor length white gown. Whether the look was a hint to celeb watchers remains to be seen. Alec began dating 28-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria in 2011 and proposed last month. The pair have been enjoying their first Cannes as a couple, and

  • Nicole's real life leading man Keith only has eyes for her

    Zac Efron had earlier declared his love and affection for co-star Nicole Kidman.  But there's no doubt who the Australian beauty's real life leading man is.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Keith Urban stared adoringly at his wife as she captivated Cannes at the premiere of her film The Paperboy. Her cascading, backless Lanvin gown and breathtaking presence may have had something to do with that. The couple – who have two daughters Sunday Rose, three, and Faith, who is one – looked more in love than ever.     And the French Riviera also provided a romantic backdrop to another loved up couple.   Nicole's

  • Would you wear Ugg boots on your wedding day?

    Ugg Australia have released their newest collection exclusively for brides. There is no doubt that these would be the most comfortable shoes by far to wear on your special day, but the question is, would you wear them? The comfy "I Do" collection includes two ankle boot styles, a sequin-covered boot named Sparkles I Do, a silver suede Bailey I Do, and white fluffy flip-flops.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY   The new line has caused quite the stir, coming under scrutiny from fashionistas and receiving bad press on Twitter. But we think these new styles are a perfect, cozy way to run around in the buzz of

  • Recreate Marion Cotillard's elegant Cannes look

    With some of the biggest stars in the world keen to show off their best looks, Cannes is a unique showcase for new trends and ideas. And here at HELLO! Online, we are particularly taken with Marion Cotillard’s elegant up-do that she teamed with a sweetheart-neckline bodice and blue tulle Christian Dior skirt last week. The stunning French actress' elaborate bun was created by Robert Vetica, Moroccanoil’s official ambassador.     If you want to have a go at recreating the stunning look, here's a step-by-step guide from the Moroccanoil experts. 1. "Apply a small amount of Moroccanoil treatment from the mid-lengths to the ends

  • Cannes 2012: Sultry red lips and smokey dark eyes rule

    Many of you may be reaching for your pastel colours and pale palettes now the sun has come out, but hold off as one of Hollywood's oldest trends has proved it still rules. This year at Cannes it has been all about luscious red pouts and smouldering sexy eyes. Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Jessie J and Kelly Brook have been parading the red carpets of Cannes with their sizzling gowns taking most of the glory, but amongst this glitz and glamour this key beauty trend stands out above everything else. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The leading ladies have teamed their luxurious dresses

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