Agenda: London's Dorchester; Henry Lloyd-Hughes; Lady Gaga/Wild Beasts; Doing Something; 'Carnage'
Sunday 28 August 2011
Fashion: What a suite smell!
Many are looking forward to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee next year, but first there's a big birthday for another of our grande dames. London's Dorchester, hostelry to the rich and famous, is 80 this year – and is celebrating with a new range of spa packages and products. Aromatherapy Associates has created a bespoke scent for the hotel's birthday box, made with cedarwood, frankincense and sandalwood. As well as featuring in gift sets, the fragrance will be used in the Anniversary Ritual massage at its world-famous spa. £150 for 80 minutes, dorchestercollection.com
Face to watch: Henry Lloyd-Hughes
It's been a true summer of love for this spiffingly-tached thesp – having reprised his role as the Inbetweeners' nemesis in their Cretian, big-screen adventure, he'll be living it up further in rave-era flick Weekender (out 2 September)
Lexpionage: Direlect (n)
A variety of speech egregiously different to the one it is trying to imitate. Mostly peculiar to Hollywood's finest, eg Anne Hathaway as a New Yorkshirewoman in One Day
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Katie Price, Hulk Hogan, Ellen Page, Paul Daniels
1. Fennel is the best!
2. BTW Mam is a chain smoking, lard cooking, chocolate and sweet eating, fried food woman. It's all wrong but she has beaten the odds.
3. I love getting excited! I am excited!
4. Perfect morning, my feet hit the ground and all I could think about was being grateful and thank you for perfect health, abundance, greatness
App watch: Fundedapps
It all goes a bit meta with this entrepreneurial app that allows you to pitch your app idea to a panel of developers. Those whose ideas make the cut will then receive £250 and 25 per cent of net profits from the resulting sale of the app. Free from iTunes store and Android Market, but £1.49 to submit a suggestion
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Lady Gaga/Wild Beasts
Yes, you read that right – marvel at the unlikeliest combo in pop, as the cerebral Kendal four-piece remix the Queen of shock-pop's latest single to magisterially eerie effect. bit.ly/oPpdAt
Dating: Doing Something
This delightful new match-maker cuts a cutesy swathe through the competition while putting an emphasis on activities – you can even spin the "Wheel of Date" if you're feeling adventurous.doingsomething.co.uk
We can detect the sweet smell of awards season in this adaptation of Yasmina Reza's middle-class rage-a-thon starring Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz and John C Reilly. bit.ly/rnMYcG
MATCH THE TWEET: 1. ELLEN PAGE; 2. PAUL DANIELS; 3. KATIE PRICE; 4. HULK HOGAN
Life & Style blogs
Britain's kitchens so filthy that they present a health risk, says new research
Surgeon backs 'good death' plans - and reveals his own
NHS hit by stealth cuts of £2bn as tariffs received for medical procedures are reduced
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter
Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 1 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 2 Why this father didn’t hide his daughter’s heroin overdose in her obituary
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 4 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
- 5 The most powerful passports in the world
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