• A gourmet taste of the literary wonders of Paris

    A new generation of gourmet restaurants has sprung up in the French capital, reinventing the whole concept of cutting edge international cuisine.  Stroll the historical streets of the city of lights, poetry and gastronomy and discover this outstanding selection of enticing restaurants where you can sample a whole range of creative and exciting dishes. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Verjus, a taste of the exotic  It's well worth your while to visit this American restaurant because Bostonian Chefs Braden Perkins and Laura Adrián offer some of the best dishes in the city. The Bistro Verjus, located next to the Royal Palace, offers a mouth-watering menu

  • Create sweet dreams in your baby's bedroom

    It's every mum's dream to have her child sleep through the night. Although it won't happen when your baby is very young, it hopefully will sooner rather than later. Here are some tricks to help you and your baby have sweet dreams all night long. The right bed A cot will probably be your baby's bed until the age of two or three, so it needs to be strong, safe and comfortable. Make sure there are no broken slats or jagged edges, and if you are buying second-hand invest in a new mattress to make sure it is clean and firm.

  • Blake weds her leading man Ryan in secret ceremony

    Almost a year after they were first publicly linked, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have secretly tied the knot. The pair wed at the weekend in South Carolina, a source confirms to People magazine.   According to the US publication, the ceremony took place in a white tent on Boone plantation in Mount Pleasant on Saturday night. The Gossip Girl star's good friend Florence Welch apparently performed at the wedding with her band Florence and the Machine. Blake's mum and sister were also spotted in the town, though reps for the actress and her new husband have declined to comment on

  • Charlotte flies all the way to Canada to support her new man

    It's the clearest sign yet that the relationship between Charlotte Casiraghi and actor Gad Elmaleh is getting serious. The glamorous young Monegasque royal flew all the way to Canada to support her beau at the unveiling of his film The Capital at the Toronto Film Festival. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Charlotte was chic and sophisticated in a tuxedo jacket and shorts combo which she wore with a loose white top with drawstring detailing. Though she didn't pose with him on the red carpet, the brunette beauty met up with the 41-year-old actor inside the event. Gad plays a rookie CEO in financial

  • Music titans bring spectacular summer of sport to an end

    The organisers behind London 2012 had already wowed the world with three spectacular ceremonies. And on Sunday evening, they pulled out all the stops one last time as the Paralympics closing show brought a spectacular summer of sport to an end. Music was the driving force behind the night, with Coldplay, Rihanna and Jay Z joining forces to rock the Olympic stadium.  And much like during the Games themselves, the roll call of participants showed that drive and creativity can overcome adversity. Swimmer Ellie Simmonds and sprinter Jonnie Peacock were charged with the task of extinguishing the flame that had shone so

  • 'I am not a crier,' insists emotional Victoria as Harper supports her at NY fashion show

    Harper Beckham is fast becoming one of the world's biggest style queens. Looking every inch the mini fashionista in Mary Jane bootees, a white cotton dress and a matching bow, the 14-month-old took her place in the coveted front row of her mum Victoria’s fashion show. She was carried in by dapper dad David, who was also on hand to support his wife, who looked lovely in one of the new collection's black minidresses, at New York Fashion Week.     CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY And the presence of her gorgeous girl and doting husband clearly had an effect on Victoria – while taking

  • Valentina gets an introduction to mum Salma's glam red carpet scene

    Salma Hayek looked as stunning as ever at the closing ceremony of France's Deauville American Film Festival in a dramatic black fishtail gown. But the actress was upstaged on the red carpet by her cute daughter Valentina. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The youngster, who turns five this month, looked excited to be accompanying her mum to the event wearing a pretty white sundress and cork-heeled sandals with bright orange straps. The actress was also snapped with her husband, François-Henri Pinault at the event. Earlier the whole family attended a photocall for Salma's new film Savages, which also stars John Travolta.

  • Maximum effort from Maxima as she swims Amsterdam's canals for charity

    Princess Maxima of the Netherlands has once again proved she's always keen to get stuck into her royal duties. And if those duties involve slipping into a wetsuit to swim the canals of Amsterdam, then the vivacious royal is right at the front line.     CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY On Sunday, the Argentina-born blonde shed her finery to take part in the Amsterdam City Swim – a charity event organised to raise funds for those affected by motor neuron disease. Cheered on throughout by husband Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and their three daughters, an inspired Maxima powered her way through the 2km course in just under an hour.

  • Zac Posen reunites some of the world's top models for 'super' show

    A collective gasp went up from the jam-packed room as the lights dimmed and the queen of catwalk, Naomi Campbell, stepped onto the runway. But Zac Posen had more supermodel-shaped surprises up his sleeve at New York Fashion Week.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Dressed in stunning cocktail gowns, Erin O'Connor, Karolina Kurkova and Alek Wek also lent their famous faces and bodies to the presentation. And Cocha Rocha closed the show spectacularly, suddenly appearing in a tiered wedding gown that provided another wow moment for the crowd that included Kelly Osbourne and Madonna's daughter Lourdes.   But his heavenly models couldn't

  • Make-up must haves for the Duchess of Cambridge on tour

    Since receiving professional lessons from London-based make-up artist Arabella Preston for the royal wedding, the Duchess of Cambridge personally takes care of her beauty regime. So we're sure Kate knows exactly what essentials she'll need in her make-up bag to look as fresh and chic as ever on the 10-day tour that begins on Tuesday.  CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY As with all long-haul flights she will need to keep her skin well hydrated throughout the journey to maintain a perfect base for make-up. Karin Herzog's oxygen-infused skincare items are said to be a regular in Kate's daily regime. And the Karin Herzog Oxygen cream (£36) will

  • New Carrie Bradshaw AnnaSophia Robb mingles with iconic original SJP

    AnnaSophia Robb is prepping to play one of the biggest fashionistas of all time – iconic character Carrie Bradshaw. So what better way to establish herself on the style scene than grace the front row of one of New York Fashion Week's hottest shows, Diane von Furstenberg. What's more, the starlet even got the opportunity to mingle with original Carrie Bradshaw Sarah Jessica Parker.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY While it is unclear if the pair actually met, both ladies watched the presentation and headed backstage after to congratulate the designer, whose beautifully cut, very wearable collection was met

  • Liberty Ross admits nerves on NY catwalk as Kristen insists she and Rob are 'fine'

    She has experienced a tumultuous few months in the public eye following her husband’s indiscretion with Kristen Stewart. But it was back to the day job this weekend for model Liberty Ross. Wearing a white windbreaker and matching pencil skirt, the 33-year-old oozed confidence as she stormed the catwalk for Alexander Wang in New York.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY But beneath her poised exterior, Liberty was "totally terrified," she later revealed, talking to The Cut at the show’s after party. "I hadn’t actually been out of my house for seven weeks so I was really anxious. But it felt

  • All-star Scots gatecrash Andy Murray press conference

    Andy Murray was given an all-star Scottish suprise on Sunday at the US Open. Thrilled after making it through to the final of the tournament, Andy was met with a comment from a presumed member of the press. Apologising for interrupting, James Bond star Sean Connery rose to congratulate the tennis player on making it through to the final.     But the shock wasn't yet over for the tennis player, as Sean then introduced him to Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson. The camaraderie between the group as they joked about their Scottish roots delighted press and fans alike. Sir Alex, who has managed Manchester United since 1986,

  • Kimberley slips into sequins and sparkles ahead of 'Strictly' debut

    Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh is raring to go ahead of her debut on Strictly Come Dancing. The pop star posted a pic on Twitter of herself swathed in sequins – and showing off her toned figure in a cat suit with cut out side sections. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE   Kimberley will join her co-stars from the dancing reality TV show in a special launch show on BBC One this Saturday, during which their dance partners will be revealed. But Kimberley seemed to have let the cat out of the bag early by adding a second photo of her with

  • Spectacular scenes as London cheers Team GB's Olympic success

    The people of London gathered to show their admiration as hundreds of Britain's Olympic and Paralympics athletes made their way through London during a victory parade. Thousands of sports fans cheered and waved flags at the athletes, who included Zara Phillips, Victoria Pendleton, Mo Farah and Chris Hoy. Cyclist Sir Chris, who won two gold medals during London 2012, said: "This isn't really for us, this is for [the public] because they've made the Games. "They've made the atmosphere, they've supported the athletes, not just in the venues, but through the streets, and the pubs, the public venues -

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