People cool off in the water at Berlin’s Wannsee lido as temperatures hit 40 degrees. Staff at the nudist area say they have  full-time job demanding that visitors either shrug off their swimsuits or move elsewhere. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

As temperatures tipped 40 degrees yesterday, Berliners’ thoughts turned to their three summer pleasures: cool beer, ice cream and public nudity. Stum(...)

Conor McGregor, who fights for the interim UFC featherweight title against Chad Mendes in Las Vegas, throws a high kick during his open workout session in the MGM Grand. Photograph: Getty Images

Conor McGregor likes to give the impression that no external force can possibly affect the serene course of his ship of destiny. “The ship was sailing(...)

Luxury acommodation at the Beverly Wilshire hotel, setting for Pretty Woman

D espite its enormous cinematic history, Beverly Hills is less than 15sq km in size. That’s about two Phoenix Parks laid side by side, though it’s mor(...)

 Shelly Corkery, fashion director for Brown Thomas. Photograph: Alan Betson

For every applicant for a shop floor job in Brown Thomas, there are hundreds who want to skate straight in as a fashion buyer. Ideally in a flippy (...)

An Ireland Currency Commission ‘Lady Lavery’ one hundred pound note sold for €3,600 at Whyte’s Irish Art and Collectables Auctioneers

Saturday (June 13th) Whyte’s, The Eclectic Collector auction, Molesworth St, Dublin 2. 80 per cent of lots sold. A 19th century mahogany coin cab(...)

“Louis Vuitton has lost the unitary protection for the Damier pattern, which means that where it does not have national trade mark registrations for the marks, it will face difficulties in halting the activities of copycats and counterfeiters.” Photograph: by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

In a landmark decision, the European Union’s General Court has denied Louis Vuitton the right to call the well-known Damier chequerboard pattern its o(...)

‘Portrait of a Lady with a Large Hat’ by Charlotte Blakeney Ward

The cover of the catalogue for Adam’s Sunday interiors’ auction in the St Stephen’s Green saleroom tomorrow features an image of Lot 130, an attractiv(...)

Hermès scarves and vintage handbags by Dior and Céline, as well as weekend bags by Louis Vuitton, are included in next Wednesday’s sale at O’Reilly(...)

Folding not fretting: Deirdre McQuillan learning the art of packing at Louis Vuitton’s  London branch.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

You have to think a lot about packing these days whether it’s for a business or holiday trip. There’s nothing that annoys me more than finding (...)

Let loose your inner leprechaun by making your own slippers and stilettos. Shoeniversity, in the stables of Bantry House, is dedicated to reviving (...)