Agenda: MYO swimwear; Holly Walsh; Sipsmith Summer Cup; Delilah; Comedy Mondays
Sunday 10 June 2012
Fashion: Stay cool by the pool
The sartorial spotlight this summer is firmly on the guys for a change, with the inaugural London menswear Fashion Week kicking off on Tuesday. So why not take the opportunity to spruce yourself up a bit? First stop: a holiday shop which should include some swimming trunks of distinction. MYO is a British company that trades in Italian luxury, with each pair woven in Como (ooh!) according to the aesthetics of bespoke tailoring (aah!). There's nothing better to swim or be seen in this year. £135, myoswimwear.com
Face to watch: Holly Walsh
This Surrey-born comic took flight with last year's debut Edinburgh show The Hollycopter and is now set to take off on TV as co-writer of BBC3's Dead Boss, an all-star prison-set sitcom with Sharon Horgan and Jennifer Saunders
Lexpionage: Hodgson's choice, phr.
A free pick of players to take to an important international football tournament, in which only one option for the squad is offered, because everyone else is either crocked, banned – or won't play with JT
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Jeremy Vine, Alan Sugar, John Simm, Bret Easton Ellis
1 Baaar chocolate baaar
2 I like the way Twitter gives you a score depending on how funny your tweets are. Mine keep getting -1
3 Having sex while "Game of Thrones" is on is a really bad idea.
4 Must've had too much to dream last night. My head feels like an electric prune..... #nurofenplus
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch: HMRC Tax Calc
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Drinks: Sipsmith Summer Cup
Move over, Pimm's: we have a new favourite, endlessly quaffable summer-booze option in the form of this gin-based drink blended with lemon verbena, Earl Grey and cucumber. thewhiskeyexchange.com
We've been listening to this trip-hopper's fine debut LP "From the Roots Up" on loop and we're truly not being snide when we say it's destined for dinner-party saturation when it's released on 30 July. bit.ly/HD3Fy5
TV: Comedy Mondays
Filling the gap left by Game of Thrones, Sky Atlantic is getting right on the funny from 25 June with its new early-week laffs line-up, including Armando Iannucci's Veep and Kathy Burke's Walking and Talking
Match the tweet: 1. Alan Sugar; 2. Jeremy Vine; 3. Bret Easton Ellis; 4. John Simm
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