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Kabul's Nightingales

Kabul's Nightingales

In the face of death threats and accusations they are dishonouring their families by daring to perform, the women of Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra are charting a new destiny for themselves through music. 

All set for the party

All set for the party

With the chilly season continuing, don’t let the nip in the air hamper your party glam.

Green Living: Guardian of the world's lost plants

Green Living: Guardian of the world's lost plants

Stacked beneath vaulted ceilings in a tsarist-era building, cabinets store the seeds of thousands of plant varieties, many long gone from their original areas of habitat or cultivation. 

The charm of the Chesterfield Sofa

The charm of the Chesterfield Sofa

Chesterfield sofas have become a classic statement of sophisticated style and design.

Speaking Out

Speaking Out

It isn’t an opinion heard frequently in the famously liberal Hollywood, but sci-fi queen Zoe Saldana has spoken out against the acting community for bullying abrasive Donald Trump. 

The Yacht Affair

The Yacht Affair

Oman’s trendy are embracing the newest venue of hosting parties: Yachts. People are turning to the sea to celebrate their birthdays, weddings and anniversaries instead of a closed hall or hotel, as the idea of yachting is now finding a niche in the sultanate.

Secrets from Naples

Secrets from Naples

When a Neapolitan pizzaiolo created the ‘Pizza Margherita’ in honour of the Queen consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy in 1889, history was made. 

Shaking Up Tradition

Shaking Up Tradition

Women and men sashayed down catwalks together at London Fashion Week, in an unsettling of tradition backed by celebrated designers including Vivienne Westwood.