• Eimear and Martin wed on the island where they first met

    What´s more romantic than marrying in the place where it all started? Despite both living and working in Limerick, Eimear and Martin Cussen met in their parents hometown and knew that this was the perfect destination for their wedding due to its sentimental value and unique personal meaning. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY On a return holiday to Archill Island and a visit to Keem bay beach, Martin popped the question. Knelt down on one knee, with ‘marry me?’ scrawled across the sand, the proposal was impossible to refuse. The couple exchanged vows on the 4th ocotber on Archill Island,

  • Fall in love with colour this autumn

    Don't be fooled by the recent sunshine – colder, greyer weather is fast approaching. But that doesn't mean it has to darken our wardrobes. This autumn/winter embrace eye-catching colours to hit high in the style stakes. We have picked the top ten colours to be seen in this season, with contrasting tones that have recently been seen hitting the catwalks. From vibrant yellows, forest greens to pastel pinks, be inspired by the designers' collections and get savvy with your colour choices. Mix cool, warm and base colours to create the perfect look. What will feature in your wardrobe this season?   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL

  • Tomato, asparagus and ricotta tart

    Preparation time - 10-15 mins Serves 4-6 Ingredients • 10 spears of asparagus • 375g ready-rolled puff pastry • 250g ricotta cheese • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten • 50g Parmesan cheese, grated • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed • a large bunch of basil leaves, finely shredded, plus extra for garnish • 4-5 ripe tomatoes, quartered • olive oil Method 1. Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC/fan 180ºC fan oven/gas 6. 2. Place the pastry on to a lightly oiled baking tray and prick several times with a fork. 3. Mix together the ricotta, eggs, half of the parmesan, garlic, basil and seasoning and beat until smooth. Spread over the pastry base, leaving about

  • Vine-ripened tomato stuffed with couscous salad

    Serves 4-6 Preparation & Cooking time: 20-25 minutes Ingredients For the Filling: • 1 garlic clove • 300g couscous • 5 tbsps extra-virgin olive oil • A sprig of fresh thyme • 1/2 stock cube • 8 asparagus spears, peeled, cut in half • 1/2 bunch spring onions, finely chopped • 1 aubergine, cut into 2cm cubes • 1 courgette, cut into 2cm cubes • 1 red pepper, de-seeded, cut into 2cm cubes • 75ml red wine vinegar • A handful of rocket leaves • 1/2 bunch fresh basil, roughly shredded For the tomatoes: • 12 tomatoes on the vine • 3 1/2 tbsps olive oil • 50ml balsamic vinegar • 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced • A

  • Brie, tomato and cranberry tart

    Serves 6-8 Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus chilling time Cooking time: 1 hour 5 minutes Ingredients • 175g/6oz plain flour • 75g/3oz lightly salted butter • 250g jar cranberry sauce • small handful fresh basil leaves • 225g/8oz vine cherry tomatoes, halved • 10oz/300g Brie, thinly sliced with skin on • 2 medium eggs • 150ml/1/4pint double cream Method 1. Place the plain flour and butter into a food processor and process to fine breadcrumbs. Add 1-2 tbsp cold water until the mixture comes together. 2. Roll out on a lightly floured surface and use to line a 9in/23cm deep fluted tart tin. Chill for 20 minutes. Meanwhile preheat

  • Roasted tomato basil soup

    Ingredients • 1.5kg ripe plum tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise • 60ml plus 30ml good olive oil • 1 tbsp salt • 1 1/2 tsps freshly ground black pepper • 2 chopped yellow onions • 6 garlic cloves, minced • 30g unsalted butter • 1/4 tsp crushed red chilli flakes • 800g tinned plum tomatoes, with their juice • 600g fresh basil leaves • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves • 1 litre chicken stock or water Method 1) Preheat the oven to 200°C. 2) Toss together the tomatoes in 60ml of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread the tomatoes in one layer on a baking tray and roast for 45 minutes. 3) In

  • The best of great British tomatoes

    Tomatoes have become a staple in the store cupboard and feature in an endless range of recipes, whether you toss them chopped into a salad or layer them on crisp pastry to make a warm tart. British tomatoes are at their peak in September and October so snap them up now for ultimate fresh flavour. Although canned tomatoes can be just as good as the real deal for making hearty stews and soups, don’t forget to make the most out of what is local. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY British-grown varieties include baby plum tomatoes and cocktail tomatoes such as Red Choice

  • Autumn’s best destinations for a post-summer break

    There are lots of reasons why you’d choose to go away in autumn. A glamorous city break, a beach holiday away from the crowds, or just as an excuse to treat yourself after buying some new luggage from Antler. If you’re already pining for some time away as summer peters out, take a look at our guide to the top destinations for an autumn break.   Dublin Autumn is the perfect time for a short city break away in Dublin. You can get cheap flights from a number of UK airports, while all you really need in the way of baggage is cabin sized

  • Reese Witherspoon names her baby after home state

    One of Hollywood's most high profile families has a new addition and he's been named after a place close to their hearts. Reese Witherspoon gave to her third child Tennessee James on Thursday. The Oscar-winner's publicist said she and her husband, Jim Toth, are thrilled, adding: "Both mom and baby are healthy". CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY The 36-year-old Legally Blonde and Walk The Line star grew up in Nashville, Tennessee. And she's very proud of her "definitive Southern upbringing" which, she says, has given her "a sense of family and tradition" and taught her about "being conscientious about people's feelings, being polite, being responsible and never taking for granted what

  • Cheryl goes hell for leather on romantic date with Tre

    Cheryl Cole and her new beau Tre Holloway are making use of the precious little free time they have before the Geordie beauty's A Million Lights tour kicks off. The 29-year-old and her backing dancer love were spotted out on a romantic date in London, dining at the capital's upmarket C restaurant. CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE  The pair first met in 2010 when he took part in one of her numbers on the live X Factor shows. Romance is said to have blossomed around her June 30 birthday, when Tre was a guest at her Las Vegas birthday party.

  • 'I love her with all my heart': Ewan McGregor pays tribute to wife Eve

    When Ewan McGregor became the youngest actor to be given the prestigious Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award, there was only one person on his mind – his wife Eve. Visibly moved on stage at Spain's San Sebastian Film Festival, the Scot dedicated his accolade to the woman who has witnessed every stage of his evolution to screen superstar .  "We met between my first and second film and my career would not be the same without her," a visibly moved Ewan said.    CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY "I love her with all my heart," he added as a ripple of applause spread

  • Eccentric fashionista Anna Dello Russo's fabulous carousel of style

    Bright and bold was the order of the day for Anna Dello Russo as she showcased her new accesories range for H&M at Paris Fashion Week. In bejewelled sunglasses and a tight embellished turquoise dress which featured a ram's face, Vogue Japan's editor-at-large put on a fabulously glamorous evening for her guests.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The eccentic Italian fashionista of had a gaggle of 'mini Annas' at the event, adorned with the her designer accesories and sporting matching sunglasses. In keeping with the Parisian setting, the show aimed to be "an amusing cabaret that, while being pure Parisian entertainment, could also function as a metaphor

  • Charlotte Casiraghi puts a spring in actor beau Gad Elmaleh's step

    Charismatic French actor Gad Elmaleh was in high spirits on promotional rounds for his film, The Capital. His blossoming relationship with Monegasque royal Charlotte Casiraghi may have something to do with his happy demeanour.     Things have been progressing nicely since 41-year-old Gad wooed Princess Caroline's daughter following her split from British gallery owner, Alex Dellal. Earlier in the month, Charlotte, 26, hopped on a plane to Canada to support him at his film's Toronto unveiling. She wasn't present for the latest screening, but her positive influence was clear as Gad commanded the photo call with some good natured showboating.    In

  • Prince William mourns death of his beloved nanny Olga Powell

    She cared for them for many years through their parents' divorce and the death of their mother Princess Diana. So Princes William and Harry were hugely upset to hear that Olga Powell had died of a heart attack.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY A spokesman said: "The Princes have been informed and are very saddened to hear the news." Olga, an 82-year-old widow collapsed on her doorstep this week. For 15 years at Kensington Palace she was a kindly presence, dispensing hugs and, if need be, a firm word of rebuke.  Her reward was that the boys regarded her as family and their old nanny was invited to the

  • A sneak peek into the fairytale villa of Martine McCutcheon's dream wedding

    Following Martine McCutcheon and Jack McManus' fairytale wedding in Lake Como, Italy last weekend, HELLO! Online has obtained an exclusive look inside the villa where the magic took place. Destination weddings have become extremely popular and with venues such as Villa Balbianello it's no surprise. Situated on a small peninsular on the edge of Lake Como it is an ideal venue for a truly luxurious wedding. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Idyllic locations like Lake Como can offer spectacular backdrops for unforgettable wedding photos. Martine and Jack's choice of villa is surrounded by lush vegetation and, although protected from the mainland, offers up panoramic views of the

  • David Cameron put President Obama on hold for tennis, says friend

    David Cameron postponed a phone call from Barack Obama to secure victory in a game of tennis, according to one of his friends. The claim was made by Charlie Brooks – who went to Eton with the Prime Minister and is married to former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks. Racehorse breeder Charlie told the Racing Post : "I played tennis with him at Chequers one day.   "I won the first set easily, then he won the second set, and then someone came up to him and said 'er ... Mr Obama is on the phone for you, Prime Minister'.  "I

  • Raf Simons unveils perfect marriage of Dior heritage and signature minimalism

    Showing his first ready-to-wear collection for iconic fashion house Christian Dior, Raf Simons was firmly in the spotlight. But the designer managed to thrive under the intense pressure on Friday, unveiling a stunning collection that left the gathered glitterai – which included Kanye West, Natalia Vodianova and Olivia Palermo – speechless. It was a perfect marriage of the brand’s rich heritage and the luxurious minimal aesthetic that Raf perfected during his time as creative director at Jil Sander.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY A procession of impeccably tailored tuxedos kicked off the catwalk show. And the androgynous looks were balanced

  • 'I was never considered a typical beauty': L'Oreal's new girl Lea Michele opens up

    She was recently announced as L'Oreal’s new campaign girl – a choice that left Lea Michele stunned. The actress, who is the new face of the beauty brand, revealed that she couldn't believe it when she landed the gig, insisting she is not a "typical beauty". "That they would look at me and consider me is unbelievable," the modest star told WWD magazine.   "It's so amazing for me because I'm from New York and growing up I was never really considered the typical beauty," she continued. "So the fact that I am now the face of such an incredible