"So, this is where the crime novelist James Patterson lives,” said my guide, Leslie, as she pointed at a colossal pale stucco mansion built in the Mediterranean revival style. To my right was the ocean, blue and majestic. To my left, Greco-Roman palaces on Ocean Boulevard owned by some of the world’s wealthiest individuals. Palm Beach is home, after all, to more than 30 billionaires. Donald Trump, Rod Stewart and Iris Apfel all have property here. The playground of the rich and famous lives up to expectations. There’s glamorous shopping district Worth Avenue dotted with Mediterranean alleys, manicured courtyards and wrought-iron balconies. Lining the shore are palatial homes the size of small countries. Yet Palm Beach is but one small part of Palm Beach County, also known as the Palm Beaches. The wider area comprises 39 cities and towns, including Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, Boca Raton, Delray Beach and, of course, Palm Beach. Each area has a … [Read more...] about How Palm Beach is stealing the art crown from its Miami neighbour
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It is immensely frustrating to be unable to fully illustrate the rage and fury I feel while watching and listening to the grotesquely biased and prejudice dripping drivel which has risen like steam off a freshly laid tonne of manure from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky News and all the American so-called news programmes in relation to Venezuela in the last few days. READ MORE: Senator Graham Says Trump Discussed with Him Using Military Force in Venezuela It is a disgraceful, illegal and immoral power grab on behalf of the rich and powerful and ordinary folk are fed nothing but darkness and bullshit by the medium of TV which is supposed to illuminate and educate. The newspapers are unsurprisingly just as bad including the ‘liberal' ones like the Guardian and Washington Post which have long lost their claim to independence and are now mere manipulated mouthpieces of the … [Read more...] about Yankee Go Home – Get Your Blood-Soaked Hands Out Of Venezuela
Rod Liddle 12 January 2019 9:00 AM 12 January 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp There is a satirical website called ‘Guardian headline generator’ which purports to offer a service to aspirant journalists who wish to be published in the floundering, godawful rag. Press a button on the site and it will give you your subject matter for a typical article, such as: ‘Islamophobic white men will soon be widening the gender pay gap. This shouldn’t happen in 21st-century Britain.’ It even gives you a suitable name for your byline — in this case Jessica Veryangry. The problem, however — as the website rather forlornly admits — is that increasingly it is out-satirised by real Guardian headlines. It simply cannot match the woke idiocy and hysteria, nor the craving for victim-hood. Indeed, just before writing this piece I clicked on the Guardian’s site and immediately saw this headline: … [Read more...] about Can the National Trust please forget about ‘heteronormative privilege’ and just look after houses?
Six in 10 Brits are constantly improving their home and currently have 16 'small' projects on the go, it has emerged. That means more than 435 million home improvement projects are on the agenda across the UK. The kitchen is the room which needs the most attention according to 24 per cent of adults, with nearly half of owners saying it’s the most lived-in room of the house. More than half of those polled said the décor, fixtures and fittings tire quickly due to cooking – and as such worktops, sinks and taps need replacing. One in six adults need to re-do tiling in the kitchen, a fifth want to update appliances such as the oven and dishwasher, while 14 per cent would like to add an ‘on-trend’ colour to the walls. Of the 2,000 homeowners polled an overwhelming 84 per cent believe tending to little projects around the house can have a big impact on their living space. The study shows Brits are most likely to undertake a new DIY project in the home if they … [Read more...] about DIY-crazy Brits have average 16 ‘small’ projects on the go at any one time
FT Seasonal Appeal 2018 Tuesday, 20 November, 2018 Habitat for Humanity, the FT’s Seasonal Appeal partner, is a global non-profit housing organisation that builds or improves homes for those affected by disaster or inequality.Habitat runs volunteer programmes across the world. Volunteers generally offer their services for anything from a few days to a fortnight. Working alongside experienced craftsmen, they assist with various stages of the house-building process at whatever level of difficulty they are comfortable with.Volunteers are drawn both from the countries where they live and overseas. Last year, a total of 12,700 international volunteers worked on projects around the world. They participate in teams - either with friends, family, colleagues, or as part of open groups. Many workplaces encourage team trips. Volunteers are expected to raise the funds for their trip, though Habitat provides resources and advice to help fundraisers.Together, volunteers help those less … [Read more...] about Volunteers’ stories: helping Habitat for Humanity change lives