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Telling stories | The extraordinarily priced tale of Louis Xlll cognac

Telling stories | The extraordinarily priced tale of Louis Xlll cognac

by Jennifer Sharp

"Words such as 'willing suspension of disbelief' and 'you’ve got to be kidding' spring to mind but no, I’m wrong. The New York sale has been and gone with a successful bid of nearly US$135,000"

How to do your hair when you hate it

How to do your hair when you hate it

by Karen Krizanovich

"I have long straight hair and my mother decreed I looked better with curls: so I slept in rollers, sharpened barbs in their cylinders for traction"

Gentrifying tonight | Dining in Glasgow’s Finnieston

Gentrifying tonight | Dining in Glasgow’s Finnieston

by Derek Guthrie

"Heavy industry departed a long time ago, and most Glaswegians regard it as a commuter rat run en route to somewhere more interesting. A tad unfair TBH"

Mirage in Marrakech | How I lost a museum, but discovered a city

Mirage in Marrakech | How I lost a museum, but discovered a city

by Jennifer Sharp

How I lost a museum but discovered a city

A night in the cells | Review: Holborn Police Station, London

A night in the cells | Review: Holborn Police Station, London

by Stephen Unwin

Celebrity journalist and travel writer Stephen Unwin is taken into custody for an evening and finds the amenities lacking

Why I can’t stand any more awful, clichéd travel writing about India

Why I can’t stand any more awful, clichéd travel writing about India

by Monisha Rajesh

"I’ve read this stereotypical, clichéd pile of horseshit about India in every UK national newspaper, Sunday supplement and monthly glossy"

Palm Springs eternal

Palm Springs eternal

by Richard Bence

"Where Parker led a decade or so ago, Ace has followed, with mellow yoga, dog park and stargazing deck catering to the bearded hipster crowd"

Slaves to fashion | St Barths is heating up

Slaves to fashion | St Barths is heating up

by Neil Stewart

“I saw your hat and just had to ask if it came from the same milliner as mine did!”

Hello Dollywood

Hello Dollywood

by Richard Bence

"Somehow in my heart I always knew I would end up here"

Why I love the feral parakeets of London

Why I love the feral parakeets of London

by Corinna Tomrley

"This is like seeing a unicorn on a rubbish heap." London is synonymous with its grey pigeons. But there's a more colourful bird that fills the capital's skies too