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Winter Coloured Stems & Bark

Jo Patterson looks at Winter Coloured Stems & Bark When choosing winter plants you may be drawn to scented flowers or evergreen berried foliage, but two of the markers for me in a winter garden have to be bright coloured stems and interesting barks with unusual textures. Easily overlooked in the warmer months, barks and stems really come into their …

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Chloe Dougan

Chloe Dougan Claire Craig talks to Belfast designer, Chloe Dougan about rubbing shoulders with fashion royalty and her plans for the future In the four years since she graduated designer Chloe Dougan has been named as an artist to watch, nominated as a young entrepreneur of the year and rubbed shoulders with fashion royalty. Studying Textiles at the Ulster University …

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For the love of beards

When Adam Henshaw, 34, asked a friend to set him up on a date in October 2014 little did he know how much, or how fast his life would change. Within six weeks of meeting, Adam and Laura Harkin had jumped head first not only into a serious relationship but had taken the first steps to starting their own business. …

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High Speed to Córdoba

Córdoba’s appeal lies in its spectacular old town. Its principal draw, the Mezquita, once a mosque but today a cathedral, merges Moorish arches and ornate chapels, making it one of the most incredible religious buildings in the world. The city’s Jewish quarter is full of interesting alleys and a Roman bridge across the Guadalquivir makes this a must on any …

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Dukes Dubai

Now this is luxury! DUKES DUBAI is the city’s most hotly anticipated new hotel opening. Located on the west trunk of Palm Jumeirah it offers an exclusive mix of British heritage plus Dubai glamour. Offering five-star luxury combined with the exceptional levels of service synonymous with the hotel’s sister property DUKES LONDON, this marks the first international property for DUKES …

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Lyon

If you’re a skiing enthusiast heading for the French Alps, Lyon is a great entry point, especially as there is a winter flight direct from Belfast. However if skiing is not your thing and your idea of sport is inclined towards fighting your way through a seven course tasting menu, Lyon is definitely the place for you. There are three …