Agenda: Beach Flamingo; Nick Payne; Rita's in Dalston; Theme Park; A Conversation With My 12-Year-Old Self

 

Fashion: Totally tropical tastes

Thinking of scarpering off on a last-minute holiday while England really doesn't burn? Then it's worth taking a trip to Beach Flamingo first. The brainchild of Grazia shopping editor Lily Russo and her retail hotshot sister Jessica, the website is a treasure trove of the latest in designer beach fashion, such as this 1980s-evoking swimsuit from Aussie label We Are Handsome, below. £192, beachflamingo.com

Face to watch: Nick Payne

This Royal Court-mentored playwright is the toast of theatreland, with If There is… set for Broadway with Jake Gyllenhaal, Constellations transferring to the West End, and the Harold Pinter award to his name.

Lexpionage: Defestation, n

The destruction of a season of outdoor entertainment via the combined forces of punter apathy, overpriced tickets, mediocre line-ups, administrative incompetence and insanely crap weather

Social network: Match the tweet to the star

Jennifer Saunders, Alexa Chung, Jodie Marsh, Jessie J

1. My smiley face balloon broke free as I left the shop with it. Unsmiley face buffoon.

2. Anybody know if it would be poss to take a G Wizz car workings and put in old fiat 500 body?

3. Stop making MY past YOUR present. Its not a gift. Smh

4. Short people: God only let's things grow until they're perfect. Some of us didn't take as long as others :-) X x

Answers at the bottom of the page

App watch: Song Pop

move over, Draw Something: there's a new insanely addictive competitive gaming phenomenon in town, namely this ear- straining Name That Tune variant in which you battle friends or strangers to recognise song clips across a variety of genres in the quickest time possible. Free from iTunes store

Social network: Because some things are still worth getting excited about…

Food: Fried chicken

Say hello to the latest finger-lickin', haute fast-food trend, as a host of new London eateries look to edge on to KFC's patch over the coming months, beginning with Rita's in Dalston. @ritasdining

Music: Theme Park

Lull yourself into a false sense of summeriness with this new London band's single "Jamaica", out 20 August, a limpid piece of tropical-pop that slips down like a British riff on Vampire Weekend. bit.ly/KMFKMY

Web: A Conversation With My 12-Year-Old Self

If you've yet to see Jeremiah McDonald's high-concept interview, it's imperative you find 3 minutes 47 seconds to do so now. Then prepare to sigh with wonder for a while. bit.ly/LRBD1G

Match the tweet: 1. Alexa Chung; 2. Jennifer Saunders; 3. Jessie J; 4. Jodie Marsh

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