Agenda: Laura Mvula; Love-A-Fayre; The Breakfast Bible; The Modern Pantry at Harrods
Sunday 10 February 2013
Fashion: Get your dancing shoes on
The vogue for retro high-top trainers shows no sign of abating and Reebok is the master of the sneakerhead style. The new Dance trainer has been formulated for Zumba and studio work-outs but will walk just as well on pavements to give you a stage-tastic spring in your step. £60, very.co.uk
Face to watch: Laura Mvula
The Birmingham singer was a nominee for this year's Brits Critics' Choice award for new talent, but her orchestral soul is more offbeat than such recognition might suggest. Debut album Sing to the Moon is out on 4 March
Lexpionage: Crapport, n.
An unlikely, somewhat cringeworthy relation between two famous people, established on the celebrity party circuit. Typically confirmed by a lolsome Twitpic. See Alain de Botton and Harry Styles
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Cerys Matthews, Tulisa, Geri Halliwell, Solange Knowles
1. Ok a Q - follow - heart or head ?
2. If you can, it doesn't mean you should.
3. Spontaneous spice strikes again...
4. Duct damn tape diapers??
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch: Waze
in the world of free voice-enabled satnavs, Google Maps is king. But give Waze a whirl. It monitors user movements and allows you to update traffic status: real-time data (up to a point) sees journey times and routes are altered accordingly. It's not all great: keep an eye on route selection. Otherwise, it's impressive.
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On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about…
Go one better than forecourt flowers and find something lovesome for your loved one at this east London market devoted to Valentine's gifts. Today, 12pm to 6pm, Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London E2
Books: The Breakfast Bible
Bring some serious joy to that most important meal of the day with this new book of recipes, tips, essays and musings from the creator of the revered London Review of Breakfasts blog. £16.99, Bloomsbury Publishing
Food: The Modern Pantry at Harrods
Culinary exoticism meets culinary ease thanks to the superb Clerkenwell restaurant's new range of take-away meals, condiments, spices and pastries, around till May. harrods.com
Match the tweet: 1. Geri Halliwell; 2. Cerys Matthews; 3. Tulisa; 4. Solange Knowles
Life & Style blogs
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