From left, bobbin-striped faux-fur coat, €870 by Shrimps, available at net-a-porter; ultra-light down jacket, £49.90 from Uniqlo; grey wool melange kimono coat with belt and envelope pockets, €190 from Cos; faux-fur-collar suede coat, €244.99 from Simply Be; Isa bomber parka, €100 from Monki

The time has finally come, as you knew it would. November is the final cut-off point for choosing a winter coat. It’s not necessarily an easy proce(...)

Kildare Village this week opens a €50m expansion. LPQ’s 200-seat outlet is the main restaurant in the extension

Le Pain Quotidien (LPQ), the New York-headquartered bakery restaurant chain that opens its first Irish outlet this week at the expanded Kildare Villag(...)

 Bono gestures launches the Red Product Line to Help the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in  2006. Photograph: AP Photo/Michel Euler

As U2 prepare for their first indoor tour for a decade, and the first live action since Bono’s serious bike accident in New York a year ago, is it tim(...)

Louis Copeland gets the measure of Conor Pope’s suits. Photographs: Dave Meehan 4:23

I wear the fact that I never have to wear a suit outside of weddings, funerals and the occasional job interview as a badge of professional pride. T(...)

One of our favourite things in Vermont: the Trapp Family Lodge

In the rousing final scene of The Sound of Music, we leave the Von Trapp family, in a crescendo of capes, escaping over a mountain. How nice, there(...)

Chinese industrialist Li Jinyuan  brought 6,400 of his employees on holiday to France in May – a trip that cost more than €13million – where they formed a record-breaking ‘longest human phrase’, reading ‘Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Côte d’Azur’. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

It starts with a pennant flag held aloft by a scarily enthusiastic twenty-something tour guide, skilled in speaking high-tempo Mandarin without pau(...)

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess All Over Illuminator (€45) A chunky warm toned stick that will enable you to swipe targeted colour over cheekbones,(...)

Tanning is dangerous territory, and I’m not referring to the traditional method. It’s always preferable to use a good false tanning product – w(...)

A passion for fashion: Conor Pope working in the Oxfam Ireland shop in Rathfarnham. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

I’m rummaging through my first bag of the morning when I pick out a bra so big you could use it as a parachute. I put this somewhat unconventional (...)

The beauty report: quick fixes
  • Beauty
  • February 7, 2015, 05:00

The time a woman takes to apply her make-up in the morning can often be the only interval in the day when she takes time for herself. I relish the min(...)