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Statement baubles - whether chunky or dainty - are the ‘it’ accessory with the ability to make any outfit sparkle
There is an 18-hour beach party on the last day of Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Festival, which starts next week, in Sète, in the south of France. This year's line-up, hand-picked by Peterson, includes Raphael Saadiq, Dam-Funk, James Blake, Jamie xx, Flying Lotus, Mount Kimbie, Joy Orbison and Laurent Garnier.
Fancy and folly of the man who fell to earth
May is National Wine Month, aimed at encouraging more adventurous wine drinking – so some recommendations in that spirit. First, proving that Spanish wine is not all Rioja (though it comes from the same Tempranillo grape) is this amazingly concentrated, barrel-aged red from the Ribera del Duero. Lots of port-like liquorice, coffee and raisin fruit flavours best savoured with roast rare meats. £18.99, Oddbins
Organic fruit and veg, artisan breads and cheeses, 'fancy' foreign delicacies... Today, we take it all for granted. But, says Peter Stanford, if not for these pioneering deli owners, we'd still be eating rubbery cheddar
Strikingly different in style to Maurice Steger's sequinned brilliance, recorder virtuoso Pamela Thorby's soft, sweet, natural tone is ideally suited to the whimsical delicacies of d'Hervelois, Philidor and Dieupart.
Once upon a time it was enough that restaurants served up mouth-watering delicacies. But as the number of restaurants grows, establishments are seeking ever more unusual ways to draw in the punters and differentiate themselves from the competition.
In a country where so many people go hungry, it is a dark irony that up to 30 per cent of the fruit and vegetables grown in India goes bad before reaching the market thanks to a combination of bad roads and a lack of refrigerated trucks.