Recommended: Realfood Festivals; Theodore Alexander; bowties; Earth Hour; chocolate badger; Pooh Sticks World Championships

 

Word on the street

The best street food vendors all in one place, Realfood Festivals comes to London's South Bank this Friday. Running throughout the Easter Weekend, the festival is a celebration of the capital's "smorgasbord of sights, smells and flavours". Feast on paella, pani puri and traditional French crêpes while watching the Thames go by. 29 March to 1 April, realfoodfestival.co.uk

Top table

Furniture makers Theodore Alexander make beautiful pieces rooted in English heritage which have just enough modernist flair. The Raindrop is one of the best in their current collections – an organically-styled occasional table handcrafted from ofram wood. £1,305, Brights of Nettlebed, nettlebed@brights-interiors.com

Stick your neck out

The wedding season is just around the corner, which for chaps means a rare excuse to wear a bowtie. A style item ridden with pitfalls, we advise you put yourself in the capable hands of Vivienne Westwood, who has made a bowtie featuring the rose print that is at the heart of her spring/summer collection. There's also a necktie in the same pattern – but be bold. As Doctor Who says, bowties are cool. £55, viviennewestwood.co.uk

Do it in the dark

At 8.30 this evening the lights go out for the World Wildlife Fund's annual Earth Hour. From Piccadilly Circus to Times Square, the big switch-off is a truly global gesture of support for efforts to protect the planet by switching to renewable energy sources. Why not join in? earthhour.wwf.org.uk

All sett?

Easter is only a week away – for a change this year, why not bin the bunnies and tuck into a chocolate badger? Handmade by the excellent Bettys of Harrogate, each badger's coat is individually hand-brushed by expert chocolatiers from the family business. Order yours by Tuesday to guarantee delivery in time for Easter. £20, bettys.co.uk

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