• Smoking hot: behind the scenes preparation, tips and recipes for smoked salmon

    Smoked salmon is packed with protein and low in fat – very healthy and a perfect ingredient for a zesty pasta dish, tasty canapés or a delicious toasted bagel with cream cheese on a Sunday morning. So it could well be your best friend during this month of healthy eating and easy cooking. But how did the smoking of foods begin in the first place, and how can you find the best-tasting smoked salmon? HELLO! Online takes a look and finds out more from smokery expert Mark Firth. Smoking fish and meat is a cooking method that has existed since time immemorial but one

  • Designing the perfect nursery for your baby

    Decorating your baby's nursery is one of the most exciting and memorable projects a parent will do. But while your little one will give you gentle daily reminders of their existence with little nudges and kicks, you can only imagine what their personality will be like. So how to go about designing the perfect bedroom for your newborn? HELLO! Online speaks to top nursery interior designer, and owner of Punkin Patch Interiors, Toks Aruoture.   When designing your nursery, start with the end in mind. Your nursery has to be functional as well as beautiful, so before purchasing furniture think about safety and

  • Exclusive: Sir Elton and David Furnish welcome a second son

    Sir Elton John and David Furnish have become parents for the second time, HELLO! can exclusively reveal. The delighted couple welcomed Elijah Joseph Daniel Furnish-John at 6.40pm on Friday January 11, 2013. The 8lb 4oz baby boy - a much -wanted brother for Elton and David’s beloved two-year-old son Zachary – was born in Los Angeles via a surrogate.     Speaking exclusively to HELLO! the couple confirmed the news: "Both of us have longed to have children, but the reality that we now have two sons is almost unbelievable. The birth of our second son completes our family in a most

  • Give up for good: How to sustain a smoke-free lifestyle

    It's easy to pick up a smoking habit with a single puff but it's a much less simple task to give it all up. With the nation's smokers vowing to keep that all too commonly attempted New Years resolution to quit smoking for 2013, the mid-month mark may prove trying to even the most resolute. Although Nicotine is the active ingredient at the root of addiction in cigarettes, another main difficulty that arises when trying to cut out the packs is the habit's behavioural component. Smokers are used to having something constantly at hand, whether whilst reading a book,

  • A heavily pregnant Shakira supports dad's book launch

    A heavily pregnant Shakira stepped out on Monday night to attend the launch of At Wind And At Random, a book written by her father, William Mebarak. Dressed in a black sparkly top, tight leggings and high heeled boots, Shakira was the centre of attention as she arrived at the presentation, which took place in Barcelona. And accompanying the expectant star was her boyfriend of two years, footballer Gerard Pique.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The 25-year-old, who plays as a centre-back for FC Barcelona, kept his look casual, wearing grey jeans with a matching shirt and t-shirt. When the presentation was over, 35-year-old Shak - who wrote the foreword for the

  • Proof life begins at 40: Mathilde looks stunning in birthday portrait

    If ever there was proof needed that the age old adage 'life begins at 40' is true, Princess Mathilde of Belgium might just be it. The royal looks nothing short of stunning in a set of new official photographs to commemorate her milestone year. Elegant in a monochrome outfit consisting of a flowing white top and black trousers, Mathilde smiles at the camera. As well as the solo pics there are some family snaps of the birthday girl with her children - Elisabeth, 12, nine-year-old Gabriel, Emmanuel, seven, and four-year-old Eleonore – taken in the gardens of Laeken Castle

  • Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie to follow in father's footsteps as UK trade ambassadors

    Now they've both wrapped up their studies, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie are entering the world of work. And both the girls are following in the footsteps of their father Prince Andrew as ambassadors of British trade and industry. The sisters will begin their posts on Thursday, when they drive a Mini Cooper from Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to the British Embassy in the city to begin a year-long promotion of UK Industry. They will follow this up the next day with a trip to Hanover to promote British brands. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE   The Duke of York is footing the bill for

  • Lance Armstrong reportedly admits using performance-enhancing drugs on Oprah

    Cyclist Lance Armstrong finally confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs in an interview on Monday with Oprah Winfrey, it has been reported. The 41-year-old sportsman has always denied claims of doping which were aimed at him during his career, pointing to the hundreds of drug tests that he has passed as proof he was clean.   On Monday evening, Oprah revealed details of the interview on Twitter, saying: "Just wrapped with @lancearmstrong More than 2 1/2 hours. He came READY". The chat show queen might reveal more about what was said during the chat on Tuesday, as she is scheduled to appear on CBS This Morning

  • Golden Globes 2013: Fabulous fashionista Louise Roe gives HELLO! Online her verdict

    Looking fabulous herself in a black lace dress that she later swapped for a slinky silver number, Louise Roe was on hand at the Golden Globes to cast a discerning eye over all the wonderful gowns that glided down the red carpet. But who stood out for her as the best-dressed of the entire evening? The fashionista shares her thoughts with HELLO! Online... "My best-dressed was Jessica Alba in a stunning strapless sherbet number by Oscar de la Renta and a matching feather clutch by Roger Vivier – so chic but totally set off by her coral lipstick and

  • Wedding day accessories: celebrity-inspired headpieces for guests

    A special occasion deserves a special hat and finding a design for that wedding you've been invited to can often be a puzzling process. To keep your search simple, here's our celebrity-inspired guide to finding the perfect headpiece that sets off your hairstyle and completes your bridal outfit. These cold months call for something extra luxurious in both texture and colour to inject some warmth into your overall wedding look. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Of course, the Duchess of Cambridge has seasonal styling refined and is a great source of inspiration for anyone planning wedding day attire. The structured

  • Milan Men's Fashion Week: Classic colours and simple sophistication reign

    Fashion Week is an opportunity for eccentric designers to stun their audience with whimsical and boundary-pushing designs. But for this year’s Milan Men’s Fashion week autumn/ winter 2013, classical convention and understated style became the main themes to the runways at the fashion shows of Fendi, Canali, Daks and Missoni. Suited and booted, serious and safe, models dressed in the finest luxurious menswear labels were of ultimate sophistication and elegance. This is potentially due to Italy's fashion houses aiming to remain safe this year in order to try and boost flagging sales and target consumer spending as opposed to

  • The reason why Adele won't be sharing her baby's name any time soon

    Golden Globe winner Adele has confessed she doesn't plan to reveal her baby's name in the near future because she wants to keep her little one out of the public eye and enjoy private time alone with him. The Skyfall songstress gave birth to her first child, a son, in October with boyfriend Simon Konecki, but has kept all details under wraps. Adele has explained why she doesn't want to share his moniker just yet. "I am not sharing his name at the moment. It is very personal to me. I am enjoying him on my own," she added.   The singer also explained that motherhood has definitely

  • The Shard: London's skyscraping innovation and jaw-dropping city views

    The Shard is the latest addition to London's skyline and stands at a gravity-defying height of 1,016ft (310m) as the tallest building in Western Europe. No doubt the impressive tower will soon be a dynamic symbol of the city of London, recognisable and renowned throughout the world with the most exquisite views across the city and beyond. From the Eiffel Tower to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, symbolic landmarks are synonymous with the cities themselves and can transform a previously uninspiring location into something extraordinary. London has taken the reign most recently with its latest architectural gem which has made

  • Kate Middleton's best hairstyle moments

    The distinctive style of Kate Middleton's hair has come to shape the hairstyles of the nation with women up and down the country striving to achieve equally glossy locks. Since the royal wedding of the decade, Kate has tweaked the rather girlish long hairstyle she sported at St Andrews University where she and Prince William met, transforming Kate Middleton look into something truly iconic.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY OF KATE'S HAIRSTYLES Over the last year, Kate has shown that she's not afraid to experiment with different updo's. At the Olympics we saw the young royal wearing her hair up in a sporty ponytail,

  • It's a love match for Benefit Cosmetics as they sign UK tennis star Heather Watson

    What a year  it's been for the young Heather Watson as the sporting sensation recently tweeted that she was more than "pleased to announce my new partnership with Benefit Cosmetics!" One of the UK's rising tennis players, 20-year-old Heather impressed at Wimbledon this year amongst Britain's other talented stars, including Laura Robson and Andy Murray, and is currently in the second round of the Australian Open.   Whether or not Heather bags the gold in down under, Benefit cosmetics have already declared that they are "very excited and delighted to be working closely with the UK's most exciting tennis star in a generation". Ian Marsall, Managing