Despite an inauspicious start, Gillian Vine fell in love with Paris.
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Carla Fendi, one of the five Italian sisters who transformed their parents' small leather workshop into an international luxury fashion powerhouse, has died at the age of 79.
Darkness abides at the moment, globally and in the personal lives of friends, where things are awful and I don’t know how to fix them, writes Lisa Scott.
Neither Donald Trump nor the market have the answers to addressing climate change, writes Colin Campbell-Hunt.
Controversial series 13 Reasons Why has set the teenage world on fire. Pam Jones provides a parent's perspective.
Track pants aren't just for lounging around the house in, writes Amy Parsons-King.
She was a star at 16, and David Bowie called her the sound of tomorrow. Four years on, the singer-songwriter is aiming even higher, Tom Lamont, of The Observer writes.
From bedroom recordings to international music festivals, Dunedin guitar-slinger, singer and songwriter Kane Strang is poised for another great leap, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Is busyness the new status symbol, Jan Aitken wonders.
The latest offering from Black Grace aims to provide some beauty in troubled times, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Communication is important in any relationship, writes parenting coumnist Ian Munro.
More than 140 years old, A History of the Birds of New Zealand provides an intriguing glimpse into our history, writes Peter Sime.
What to do in your garden this week.
This delightful little climber deserves to be better known than it is.
There is more to poinsettias than you think, writes James Wong.
Medical researchers in Australia are taking to the skies to find ways to counter jetlag.
Britain's tourism industry is proving resilient despite recent militant attacks and is set for higher bookings this year, outperforming the European average, a travel data analysis company says.
There are many reasons I love British food, one being my husband and extended family are British, which gave me first-hand knowledge of the traditions and pride the dishes held.
When we buy food, we expect it to be what it says it is and to be safe to eat, but things may not always be what they seem.
Roughly an hour's drive south east of the Italian city of Torino lies the wine region of Barolo. Eleven villages (including Barolo itself) make up the region; producing predominantly red wines...