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Autumn 2017 fashion trends: The styles to note now for the season ahead

We may only just be entering the realms of proper summer, but it would be foolish to ignore the fresh batch of autumn 2017 trends that are just around the corner. From futuristic fabrics, to tonal dressing, fashion’s throwing some frivolous, and some revolutionary ideas our way next season - and there’s nothing to stop you
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Plant of the week: Carthusian pink

What is it? This plant may have been named after an order of monks that dates back to the 11th century, but Dianthus carthusianorum is a particularly useful one for our small modern gardens. It has magenta flowers from now to late summer, held on slim stems around 40-50cm tall above a nest of strap-like leaves, and works well amid
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Top tips for holiday-proofing houseplants

I’m off on holiday in a couple of weeks. Believe me, I really can’t wait for the escape. But for obsessive houseplant collectors like me, going away at the height of the growing season can be tinged with anxiety. Given the fact that I am currently watering my growing army of ferns, orchids, carnivorous plants
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Messob platter

A three-hour-long Ethiopian meal with strong coffee and popcorn to end with I’ve always believed that Chennai is a great food city for the experimental diner and this fact has been proven to me time and again. And that super muggy April afternoon was no different, as I sat down to a traditional Ethiopian meal at
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Brush with nature

An essential part of your makeup arsenal, here’s why you should go natural with bristles The makeup world can be a confusing place — be it finding your undertone, a colour match or choosing between loose and pressed powder. But when you start looking at makeup brushes, the confusion goes up a few notches. The various
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Soho Farmhouse: a guided tour of the kitchen garden

feel as if I’ve been chasing Anna Greenland for a long time. Eight years ago, while putting together the garden team at River  Cottage, I approached Anna to work with me. I tried to persuade her to swap the damp climate of her  then-home in Cornwall for the damp climate of Devon; for some reason
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Remembering Princess Diana’s style by Anna Harvey, the woman behind her wardrobe

Princess Diana’s fashion stylist Anna Harvey was there for  every step of her journey from gauche teenager to  international style icon. She talks The Telegraph through her key looks... Princess Diana’s style transformation is the  stuff of fashion legend:  how shy Lady Di – all diaphanous skirts and sensible sweaters – became a glamorously poised style icon,