How do you mourn a father you can barely forgive? A searing memoir on living with mental illness

Old Man in Sorrow by Vincent Van Gogh | Wikimedia Commons You attributed any spell of despair to the incompetence of the world or to specific events or people who disappointed and hurt, but never thought of it as sustained sadness that you could not let go. All decisions were taken in a high emotional tenor. … Read more How do you mourn a father you can barely forgive? A searing memoir on living with mental illness

Fashion: Put it all on diamonds

From left: 18-carat white gold and diamond ring, £9,600, Chanel. White gold and diamond bracelet, £153,200, Van Cleef & Arpels. White gold and diamond ring, £34,700, Dior Joaillerie. White gold and diamond necklace, £66,600, Chaumet. Titanium, sapphire and diamond earrings, price on application, Adler. Muse morganite and 0.35-carat pave diamond earrings, £7,000, and snowflake 1.48-carat … Read more Fashion: Put it all on diamonds

Sheikha Intisar Salem Al Ali Al Sabah on her new jewellery label Intisars

Jewellery designer says Sheikha Intisar. Antonie Robertson / The National A gold bangle is engineered to emulate the design of the egal or aqqal – the black rope worn by men of the Gulf to keep their headwear in place. But the ingenuity of this jewellery piece lies not in its shape, but in what it … Read more Sheikha Intisar Salem Al Ali Al Sabah on her new jewellery label Intisars

The 9 Stylish Accessories That’ll Cover Every Woman on Your Gift List

You’ve already monogrammed gifts for a third of the people on your list, bought a non-terrifying present for an iffy new boyfriend, and even pinned down a gift so perfectly timeless that mom will finally admit to everyone that you’re her favorite. Yet somehow, you still have holiday shopping to do. The solution: accessories. Not just any accessories, of course. … Read more The 9 Stylish Accessories That’ll Cover Every Woman on Your Gift List