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Borgo Santo Pietro: charming loveliness

Ten years ago, we got hitched in the back garden but in the months leading up to the Big Day I got entirely freaked out about the cheesiness of a prop(...)

La Dolce Vita: Italians are naturally nostalgic for the booming, confident Italy that Federico Fellini caught on film. Photograph: Fine Art/Heritage/Getty

The last time I was in Rome I hired a Vespa. What a way to see the city. Zooming around magisterial, imperial Rome gives you a false impression of the(...)

Get adventurous around South Dublin and Wicklow with Ian O’Riordan’s new guide book.

Summer cycles Wheel heads will be delighted to learn about a new book, Cycling South Dublin & Wicklow, Great Road Routes, by Ian O’Riordan. The g(...)

Hubert De Givenchy with Audrey Hepburn in the mid-1980s:  Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Audrey Hepburn glides through the credits of the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s in a black dress that is in no way little. It’s a long, narrow sheat(...)

Plaza de España, Seville
Lose yourself in searing Seville
  • Europe
  • December 16, 2017, 06:00

I always knew I was a late bloomer. For starters, I’m a November baby, I was practically the last of my peers to leave home, and I don’t yet possess a(...)

 Caryna Camerino of the Camerino Bakery on Dublin’s Capel Street. Photograph: Alan Betson

The bakery business can get emotional – eliciting joy and disappointment – which is why Caryna Camerino, of the Camerino bakery in Dublin’s Capel Stre(...)

Women sell fresh produce at a street market in Hoi An

A week into a month-long backpacking trip from southern to northern Vietnam, my partner and I came up with the most appropriate tourist slogan – Vietn(...)

Tubridy sitting beneath a smock as Margaret Curran applies his make-up. “This is one of my least favourite things,”

It’s Friday morning, on April 22nd, and Ryan Tubridy is looking at his suits and ties. There’s a row of them, amid racks of more outlandish costumes (...)

Irene Queally, owner and founder of  Pip & Pear Chilled Baby Foods: “I’m a big local supporter. I try and buy everything in Waterford as we have so much to offer here.”

Are you a saver or a spender? I like to have “just in case” reserves in place for a rainy day. In saying that I am definitely a spender at heart, espe(...)

Enny Buono, owner of Barbiere Barber Shop in Dublin. “My notion is simple: the client is king.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Barber Enny Buono lived in his home town of Naples until three years ago. He didn’t know anything about Ireland but found himself watching Jim Sherida(...)

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