How to avoid getting black and blue

Some people bruise really easily while others can sustain hard knocks without a mark. So what is a bruise anyway?

Tuesday, 1 September, 2009, 12:00am

Beauty buzz

A change in seasons should mean a change in beauty regimes. The latest organic body lotions and oils on the market leave your skin feeling richly hydrated - and as an added bonus the ingredients are non-toxic and natural.

26 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Vigilius Mountain Resort, Lana, Italy

Where is it? Perched alongside a dramatic tree-covered gully at an altitude of 1,500 metres, Vigilius is located in the heart of the South Tyrolean Dolomites. It overlooks the spa town of Merano and the valley's vineyard-covered floor, and offers vistas of snow-capped peaks.

9 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Masked radiance

Renowned for her ability to turn the most troublesome complexion into a flawless one, Laura Mercier has gone one step further in her pursuit of perfect skin with a new range of skincare products. The One Step Foaming Cleanser ($285/150ml) is ideal if you're always on the move and is suitable for all skin types, cleansing, toning and removing make-up, including mascara.

23 May 2004 - 12:00am