“Turn the car around Paul, we’re not staying here.”
Monastic tranquility and a religious experience on Mount Koya, Japan
Rosie Birkett on Cornwall, Padstein and Cyril
"There are too many black souls out there to make this a happy place"
How do you like your cauliflower steak? Cafe Clover is quite the scene, and full of Zeitgeisty veg-focused cooking
"Kobe mythology, incidentally, has cows seduced by music and massaged with beer. The reality is somewhat different"
"The alarming sounding chocolate xiao long bao is a thing of great joy"
Sarah Hall's new novel, The Wolf Border, returns to the Lake District for a sensual page-turning story about love, maturity and "wilding"
"I’ve seen frankly alarming pictures of people eating the balut whole, but I went spoonful by cautious spoonful"
“I’ve been going to the Glastonbury Festival since I was 14,” she said. “Who’s giving who permission? I feel like it’s my festival”
"Her previous misadventures have included overly vigorous boob massages, being forced to lie corpse-like on a concrete slap wrapped in cling film, weird intrusive intestinal manipulation and to top it all off, ear stapling acupuncture"
"Who gives a fig about blagging your way into the Polo Bar when you can flick through a grill menu (with a mysteriously large selection of sushi) while watching home movie footage of a bunch of guys in grey beards high-kicking through their ankle-length black coats on the Tel Aviv tarmac next to an El Al jumbo?"
Fashion forward cakes are all the rage. Michelle Scott tucks into the afternoon Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley in London and thinks she might actually prefer something a bit more Primark, Builder’s and Battenberg than haute couture
From Jamie Oliver to dodgem cars – the recently launched Quantum of the Seas is one of the biggest cruise ships ever built. Nick Harman walks the gangplank
"The sea thrashed and trees braced themselves against the wind, their backs bent by gusts that rocked the car. My sun hat sat dormant on my lap"
"First of all, I’m local and I was here before the other reviewers, okay?" Karen Krizanovich’s new favourite neighbourhood restaurant
Bjork at New York's MoMA and Carnegie Hall: Eccentric genius or self-indulgent whimsy?
Sitting soft with a flute of champagne is our favourite way to enjoy something on the big screen in London
Derek Guthrie dodges the fancy dress, the Mozart and the tourists, and explores Vienna’s District 5
"It’s the texture and the colour of the things: a 50s hue of salmon pink meets dusky rose that’s bloody beautiful. I want to rub my face on those shiny, Bakelite-looking kitchen tops"
There’s no dining room more Beverly Hills than Spago Beverly Hills. Chrissy Iley likes it. A lot.
Stained glass and stunning food – Giselle Whiteaker hunkers down at Glasgow’s most celebrated hotel
Jennifer Sharp and the new adventures in couverture
Karen Krizanovich on the most wooden big screen icon of all time
An American icon that was all the rage, before the Polaroid and “selfie”
McQueen and Galliano. Two designers. One decade apart. Two tragic stories
Rebecca Fortey tries out the new Umai menu at Sake no Hana, experiences some hits and some misses, but lives to tell the tale
Just before winter hit Europe, Sudi Pigott soaked up the last rays of autumn at the new Domaine de Manville in Provence. It’s definitely on her list for a revisit in spring
Can Mondrian London breathe new life into the once cutting edge luxury brand?
"The scene is at once surreal, grotesque and utterly mesmerizing. I revel in the weirdness of the place"