• Michelle Obama enjoys solo vacation on Spanish island

    After moving her daughter Malia into her freshman dorm at Harvard University, former First Lady Michelle Obama has travelled across the pond for a solo vacation. According to El Pais, Barack Obama's wife touched down in Palma de Mallorca, Spain on Tuesday for her private visit.    Michelle visited Spain last summer for her Let Girls Learn tour Photo: Getty Images  Michelle is a guest of former United States Ambassador to Spain James Costos and his husband Michael Smith. The 53-year-old will spend time at the couple's rented summer house, Ses Planes – a property owned by Marieta Salas – which is a breeding

  • You can stay in a chic Parisian hotel room designed by Karl Lagerfeld

    He's one of the world's most famous fashion designers, and now Karl Lagerfeld has turned his hand to interior design to showcase his "personal vision of French chic and modernity" at an iconic Parisian hotel. The Chanel creative director has decorated two signature suites, called Les Grands Appartements, as part of a recent £150million renovation at Hôtel de Crillon. The hotel dates back to the 18th century and first opened its doors in 1909, quickly establishing itself as a favourite among celebrities and royals alike; Madonna, Charlie Chaplin and Queen Sofia of Spain are just three of the former notable

  • The Central Line is set to get a major upgrade – find out how

    If you're one of the 800,000 people who uses London's Central Line every day, we've got some good news! The tube line, which is one of the busiest in the capital, is set to get an upgrade to its fleet of trains that is promised to mean fewer delays and an increased capacity. TFL bosses have revealed that new motors and traction control equipment will be installed on all Central Line trains, and work will start in the next few weeks. Mark Wild, managing director of London Underground, said: "The Central line is one of the busiest and most important

  • Honeymoon in Mauritius – the most romantic island on the planet

    For a tropical island getaway like no other, there’s only one honeymoon destination as far as we’re concerned. Mauritius has history, scenery, culture, critically acclaimed cuisine and a flawless reputation for setting the scene on countless unforgettable holidays. One of the most popular honeymoon destinations on the planet, Mauritius still manages to give the feeling of seclusion, remoteness and privacy – all the while providing supreme levels of luxury. We spoke to online travel agents at Destination2.co.uk to find out what makes Mauritius the dream honeymoon destination. Honeymoon in Mauritius When you’re looking for R&R&R (rest, recuperation and romance) after the thrills and

  • Johnny Depp puts the luxury ranch he bought for his late mother up for auction

    Johnny Depp is selling the Kentucky ranch he bought for his late mother Betty Sue at auction, 15 months after her death. The Pirates of the Caribbean star bought the luxurious property in Lexington, Kentucky for £735,000 in 1995, and looks set to make a sizeable profit when it sells on 15 September. The six bedroom, seven bedroom home originally went up for sale in December for $2.9million (£2.2million), although no reserve has yet been revealed for the auction, which has been organised by the Halfhill Auction Group. Jim Halfhill, the senior auctioneer who is organising the sale, said: "It's

  • Where to stay and what to do in Portugal's Algarve

    The south of Portugal, also known as the Algarve, is rich in Portugese culture and sunshine, and with only a two hour flight time from the UK, it is unsurprisingly one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations. The Mediterranean coastline is full of tiny fishing towns, ancient history and exquisite food, making it a haven for keen travellers and relaxed holidaymakers alike.      Where To Stay The Anantara Vilamoura is a beautifully luxurious five-star hotel that takes the Asian-based Anantara group's prestigious hospitability but shapes it firmly within Portugese culture. From the vast reception area, decorated by local art deliberately chosen