Agenda: Aesop; Mark Grist; Burial; Women of the World; tobacco cocktails
Sunday 19 February 2012
A fabled beauty comes to town
To those in the know, Aesop is a beauty brand like no other. Its brown-glass apothecary bottles tinkle in all the bathroom cabinets that matter – but now the Australia-born, France-inspired brand is bringing its natural, nurturing products to a new store in London's Soho. Step inside and try out the signature parsley-seed range: your skin will thank you for visiting. 41 Lexington Street, London W1, aesop.com
Face to watch: Mark Grist
This Cambridgeshire teacher-cum-slam- poet has become a YouTube sensation thanks to his triumphant rap battle against an MC pupil, which has received a million views and counting. We await further Bardic barbs with bated breath.
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Azealia Banks, La Roux, P Diddy, Frankie Cocozza
1 feeling a bit leggy
2 Lol does my twitter make me look racist ?
3 I love that police women used to have handbags
4 i need to meet 219,512 new people on twitter today
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch: Pregnancy
those 'expecting' will know exactly what to expect with this trusty pregnancy companion, which incorporates week-by-week medical advice up to the birth, a doctor's appointment planner, 3D foetal models and sub-programs to monitor weight, length of contractions and baby kicks. £2.49, from iTunes store
Lexpionage: Adelation, n.
Excessive admiration of an entirely decent pop singer resulting from their unprecedented display of normality. May be compounded by egregious, cretinous comment from other celebrities
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
The mysterious dubstep pioneer is back to reclaim his genre crown with a fab new EP, Kindred, and the result is as serpentine and sensual as ever. It's available for downloading and streaming at hyperdub.net
Festivals: Women of the World
Now in its second year, this women's festival boasts a sisterly slam dunk of a line-up – from Sinead O'Connor and Katy B to Camila Batmanghelidjh and Rachel Johnson. 7 to 11 March, southbankcentre.co.uk
Drinks: Tobacco cocktails
The snuff that drunken nights were made of? Or as delectable as a used ashtray? Sip for yourself from the new tobacco-infused cocktail menu at Chelsea's trendy Barts speakeasy. London SW3, barts-london.com
MATCH THE TWEET: 1. FRANKIE COCOZZA; 2. AZEALIA BANKS; 3. LA ROUX; 4. P DIDDY
Life & Style blogs
What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
Overly-controlling parents cause their children lifelong psychological damage, says study
What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?
Star Wars BB-8 droid toy is real, should be impossible
Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
- 1 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train
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