How to Make Meghan Markle’s Favorite Holiday Cocktail at Home

The Duchess of Sussex is all about getting into the holiday spirit — and she once shared her tips on hosting the perfect Christmas. Speaking to Grazia in 2015, Meghan Markle shared her go-to decorations, which included garlands placed around mirrors and all-white flowers in low vases. She also shared her favorite side dishes — including a recipe for maple glazed potato wedges — […]

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48 Hours in Gibraltar

Lands, seas and cultures converge to spectacular effect in this multi-dimensional place in the sun, at the gateway to the Mediterranean. Right now, the spotlight is on Gibraltar because it is one of the very few destinations that UK travellers can visit with no coronavirus-related restrictions in either direction. And access is getting easier with Wizz Air launching new flights […]

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I’m Obsessed with This Kaley Cuoco Thriller-Comedy…and I Don’t Really Like Thriller-Comedies

© HBO Max *Warning: Minor spoilers ahead* The Friday night pitch from my spouse: “Let’s watch The Flight Attendant. It’s a thriller that’s supposed to be funny about a woman who wakes up next to a dead guy and her life changes forever.” Meh. On a scale of one to violent, my tolerance level falls somewhere between The Crown (that Lord Mountbatten scene, OMG) and Barry (loved it, but […]

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Great British boltholes: A review of The Hare, North Yorkshire

Great British boltholes: The Hare in North Yorkshire packs a punch with a ‘chunky-wood chic’ vibe and amazing food, including ‘nitrogen-frozen ewe’s-milk ice cream’… The Hare Inn flies slightly under the radar, despite head chef Paul Jackson hoovering up numerous awards It’s a fine old building in a handy location, flanked by fields and moorland in the farming village of […]

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Why airports are getting better every year, and where I love to go

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information. Check with each airport on the status of its concessions. “If you’ve seen one airport, you’ve seen one airport.” That’s a saying I heard regularly when covering tales of U.S. terminals. In the old days, airports, from the best to the worst, were pretty utilitarian, offering no-brand newsstands, snack bars […]

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Covid outbreak reported at California chicken factory

A California chicken company where eight workers reportedly died following a coronavirus outbreak has been forced to close a second site due to a fresh surge in infections. Foster Farms has pulled down the shutters at its Fresno operation after 193 staff tested positive for coronavirus in the past two weeks, the company said in a statement. “Once reopened, Foster […]

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'The Nightmare Before Christmas' writer says Tim Burton screamed at her and attacked an editing machine after she said she didn't like the ending

Caroline Thompson, screenwriter of “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” told Insider that Tim Burton once screamed at her and attacked an editing machine after she told him she didn’t like the movie’s ending. Thompson wanted to give the ending another draft, as she thought Jack Skellington and Sally’s relationship needed “another couple of beats” to feel earned. Thompson, who is no […]

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Another Idyllic Italian Town Is Selling €1 Homes

Castropignano, a medieval village carved into the hills about 140 miles southeast of Rome, is joining the growing list of Italian towns selling their vacant homes for as little as €1.  Many of Castropignano’s €1 homes boast river views, according to CNN, but buyers will have to do some work before they can sit back and enjoy those vistas. Like […]

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