How to throw an ultra stylish Platinum Jubilee garden party

Their approach, as seen here at a table set up for a party in Jemima’s garden, is to decorate an outdoor table in much the same way as they would an indoor one, with proper table linens, crockery and glassware. “Using fabrics to create that indoor-outdoor feel can transform a garden dining area,” says Jemima. … Read more

Flight bookings for leisure and business travel top 2019 levels

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, global leisure and business flights have risen to levels not seen since 2019. That’s according to the Mastercard Economics Institute’s third annual travel report, titled “Travel 2022: Trends & Transitions,” published yesterday. After analyzing 37 global markets, the report found that cross-border travel reached pre-pandemic … Read more

Vancouver inmates carve a new future as they prepare for life on the outside

Correctional supervisor Phillip Boudreau carves into a 40-foot cedar pole alongside individuals in custody at Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Center in Victoria, on May 3.Amy Romer/Amy Romer © 2022. All rights re At Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Center, Tsawout artist Tom LaFortune, his brother Aubrey LaFortune and the institution’s Indigenous cultural liaison, Max Henry Jr., … Read more

Firms plan to use balloons to go to space in 2024

Nearly half of Americans want to travel to space. But that means the other half doesn’t, according to a 2021 survey by ValuePenguin, one of LendingTree’s financial research websites. Nearly 40% said space travel was too dangerous, while others worried about environmental impact and costs. Soon there will be an option that addresses those worries, … Read more

Disney (DIS) fiscal Q2 2022 earnings

In this photo illustration a close-up of a hand holding a TV remote control seen displayed in front of the Disney+ logo. Thiago Prudencio | SOPA Images | Light Rocket | Getty Images Shares of Disney rose 2% after the closing bell Wednesday after the company reported stronger-than-expected growth in streaming subscribers across all of … Read more

Ancient Roman sculpture discovered at Texas Goodwill store

Swinging into a local Goodwill store four years ago, Texas art collector Laura Young said she went in prepared not to find anything that day. “Goodwill is a heartbreaker,” she told CTV National News. “As a dealer you have to go, but there’s a high probability I’m going to leave empty handed, so I was … Read more

DNA testing: Ont. woman reconnects with long-lost relatives

It was only when her adoptive mother began developing dementia that Heidi Belair began to consider looking for her birth mother. “Deep down inside I wanted to look, but I never wanted to hurt my mom,” she told in a phone interview on Monday. “I didn’t want anybody to think I was unhappy. “I … Read more

CNBC survey will reveal readers’ favorites

Business people are getting out and about again. And they’re looking for places to stay. More people are traveling for business meetings and industry events now than at any time in the past two years. A full recovery may be a couple years away, but Deloitte is forecasting 55% of business travel will be back … Read more

How cinemas are going beyond studio marketing to lure moviegoers back

A Regal Cinemas movie theater stands at night on 42nd Street in New York, US, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Amir Hamja | Bloomberg | Getty Images “If you build it, they will eat.” Universal’s president of domestic theatrical distribution borrowed the iconic line from “Field of Dreams” during the studios slate presentation at CinemaCon … Read more

Bill Murray reflects on inappropriate behavior that led to the shutdown of his latest film

Bill Murray is still reflecting on his inappropriate behavior, which led to a production shutdown on the Searchlight Pictures’ film “Being Mortal” last week. On Saturday, the actor told CNBC’s Becky Quick that he had a “difference of opinion” with a woman he was working with on the film, saying, “I did something I thought … Read more