• French artist Yves Klein in the spotlight at Blenheim Palace show
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    French artist Yves Klein in the spotlight at Blenheim Palace show

    Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill, has announced that French artist Yves Klein will be the subject of its latest art exhibition, with a comprehensive solo show set to open this summer. Coinciding with the 90th anniversary of the late artist's birth, the show also marks the fifth

  • Maurizio Cattelan creating 'cemetery for the living' for Art Basel Cities in Buenos Aires
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    Maurizio Cattelan creating 'cemetery for the living' for Art Basel Cities in Buenos Aires

    Buenos Aires is the first city to be chosen for Art Basel Cities, an initiative by the organizers of the long-running Art Basel art fair and aimed at highlighting and supporting cities' local art scenes. The name "Hopscotch" (Rayuela) is taken from an experimental novel by Argentine writer

  • Times Square to get sprawling $300 million tropical-themed resort
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    Times Square to get sprawling $300 million tropical-themed resort

    New York's Times Square is going to get even more tourists crowding its streets, with the opening of a 234-room resort hotel from singer Jimmy Buffett's lifestyle brand Margaritaville. 

  • Sarah Jessica Parker has non-traditional brides covered
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    Sarah Jessica Parker has non-traditional brides covered

    Sarah Jessica Parker has opened up about the creation of her new bridal collection -- and don't expect to see any meringue dresses. The actress and fashion designer's "SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker" label has teamed up with the fashion brand Gilt on a 10-piece clothing range for the

  • Global carmakers show off SUVs, electrics as China promises reforms
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    Global carmakers show off SUVs, electrics as China promises reforms

    Global carmakers touted their latest electric and SUV models in Beijing on Wednesday, as China promises a more level playing field in the world's largest auto market where domestic vehicles are making major inroads. Industry behemoths like Volkswagen, Daimler, Toyota, Nissan, Ford and others are

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class L saloon revealed
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    2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class L saloon revealed

    A number of markets will be at least equally as interested in the saloon version that's also going to be available this time around, and we now have an idea of what it's going to look like after a long-wheelbase version was unveiled at the start of the Beijing Motor Show. Chinese-buyers love

  • Bulgari to open new hotel in Tokyo
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    Bulgari to open new hotel in Tokyo

    After Paris, Shanghai and Moscow, Italian luxury goods brand Bulgari has announced plans to expand its burgeoning hotel empire to Tokyo. 

  • Britney Spears has a fashion and lifestyle merchandise collection in the works
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    Britney Spears has a fashion and lifestyle merchandise collection in the works

    Popstar Britney Spears is launching a fashion and lifestyle line. The Grammy Award-winning singer has teamed up with the licensing company Epic Rights on a collection that reflects "her personal sense of style, lifestyle, artistry, and creativity," according to the brand. "I am excited

  • What can we expect from Rihanna's debut lingerie collection?
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    What can we expect from Rihanna's debut lingerie collection?

    Rihanna has given fans a sneak peek of her upcoming lingerie line. The multitalented singer and entrepreneur took to social media to showcase the first look from her upcoming collection, "Savage X Fenty," in honor of National Lingerie Day. The superstar can be seen modelling a lacy pink one-piece

  • Beijing auto show opens in world's largest market
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    Beijing auto show opens in world's largest market

    Global carmakers will take the stage in Beijing on Wednesday with new car models to woo the world's largest auto market as China promises to liberalise the industry. Industry behemoths like Volkswagen, Daimler, Toyota, Nissan, Ford and others will display more than 1,000 models and dozens of concept

  • Passenger satisfaction in US air travel declined over last year: report
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    Passenger satisfaction in US air travel declined over last year: report

    Between add-on airline fees, lost bags and increasingly cramped seating, a new report reveals that passenger satisfaction with US airlines has dipped over the last 12 months, reversing gains made in 2017. 

  • Saudi Arabia pushes back launch of 'entertainment city'
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    Saudi Arabia pushes back launch of 'entertainment city'

    Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said it has delayed by three days the launch of an "entertainment city" near Riyadh, part of a series of multi-billion dollar projects as the oil-reliant kingdom seeks to diversify. King Salman had been scheduled on Wednesday to launch construction of the 334-square

  • Webby Awards name the best in online travel content 2018
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    Webby Awards name the best in online travel content 2018

    National Geographic, mobile travel app Hopper and Anthony Bourdain are a few of the big winners in this year's Webby Awards for travel. 

  • Your package is in the trunk: Amazon wants keys to your car
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    Your package is in the trunk: Amazon wants keys to your car

    Amazon, which is already opening front doors for parcel delivery, now wants to offer the same service for vehicles. The online giant said its Amazon Key, which enables in-home delivery and keyless guest access, now offers customers an option for deliveries inside their vehicle, if it has the right technology

  • Auntie Anne's launches fashion line for National Pretzel Day
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    Auntie Anne's launches fashion line for National Pretzel Day

    National Pretzel Day is almost here, and global chain Auntie Anne's is helping fans of the snack to celebrate with the launch of a new fashion collection. The restaurant franchise is marking its 30th anniversary with a clothing and accessories line for men, women and children that aims to help improve

  • The top dining destinations of Europe 2018, revealed
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    The top dining destinations of Europe 2018, revealed

    Triple Michelin-starred restaurant Schloss Schauenstein, located in an historic castle in a bucolic valley in eastern Switzerland, has been named the top dining destination in Europe by some of the world's most worldly gastronomes and galloping gourmands. 

  • Vans puts 2018 'Custom Culture' competition to the vote
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    Vans puts 2018 'Custom Culture' competition to the vote

    Vans has unveiled the semi-finalists for its annual Custom Culture high school art competition. The annual competition aims to encourage creativity among high school students across the US, in the face of widespread cuts to arts education. "This year's top 50 designs offer a snapshot into

  • WOW air introduces new 'premium' class tickets
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    WOW air introduces new 'premium' class tickets

    Ultra-low cost carrier WOW air has reversed its flight path and introduced a new premium, full-service ticket bundle for flyers who are willing to pay more for bigger seats, in-flight meals and more checked baggage allowance. 

  • How to have a thoroughly British afternoon tea in the clouds
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    How to have a thoroughly British afternoon tea in the clouds

    A British airline is taking the notion of high tea to new heights, with the launch of an afternoon tea service that will be served 38,000 feet in the air. 

  • The world's best nationalities 2017, revealed
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    The world's best nationalities 2017, revealed

    A new report ranking the best nationalities in the world based on quality of life and external value attached to a country's citizenship, has placed France at the top of the charts. 

  • Cannes Film Festival: 10 red carpet fails
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    Cannes Film Festival: 10 red carpet fails

    The prestigious event may be synonymous with glamour, but the Cannes Film Festival still sees its share of fashion faux pas each year -- although these are very often intentional attention-grabbing outfits. With the 71st edition of the French festival just around the corner (May 8-19, 2018), here'

  • Rihanna teases lingerie line
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    Rihanna teases lingerie line

    Neither the new brand's Instagram handle or website is giving much away, but we do know that the intimates collection will stock bra sizes running from 32A to a 44DD, with underwear sizes ranging from XS to 3X. The move is the latest big career boost for Rihanna, who is fast becoming an entrepreneurial

  • Queen marks 92nd birthday with Commonwealth concert
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    Queen marks 92nd birthday with Commonwealth concert

    Queen Elizabeth II marked her 92nd birthday on Saturday with traditional gun salutes and a Commonwealth-themed charity concert featuring Tom Jones, Kylie and Shaggy. Horse-drawn guns fired 41 times in Hyde Park and 62 times at the Tower of London, while at Windsor Castle, the band played "Happy

  • What we know: Britain's royal wedding
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    What we know: Britain's royal wedding

    While some aspects of Britain's upcoming royal wedding are still under wraps, the palace has divulged a few details ahead of the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19. The happy couple will wed in Windsor Castle, a royal residence west of London dating back more than 900 years. The

  • NY to ban cars from Manhattan's Central Park
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    NY to ban cars from Manhattan's Central Park

    Automobile traffic was already prohibited in the north of Manhattan's iconic green space, which will celebrate its 160th birthday next year. Vehicles could still circulate, however, on three concrete lanes in the south: West Drive, Terrace Drive and Center Drive. "Our parks are for people,