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What To Do, See & Buy: David Sedaris; Gavin Turk; The Chapar; Caprice group; Heals

 

Charlie Cooper
Thursday 18 April 2013 22:17
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The wit who wooed

A new collection of essays from David Sedaris is something to celebrate. In Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, he tackles such diverse topics as European attitudes towards Obama and, memorably, a visit to a taxidermist in search of a stuffed owl for Valentine's Day. Warm, sincere and very funny. £12.99, littlebrown.co.uk

Young Turk

Every stage in the career of the one-time enfant terrible Young British Artist Gavin Turk is represented in a new exhibition, The Years, at London's Ben Brown Fine Arts. For devotees this is a dream come true, as the best of two decades of work are collected in one place, while for the uninitiated, it's a unique opportunity to get better acquainted with one of Brit Art's brightest talents . Friday to 14 June, benbrownfinearts.com

Suits you

Savile Row for the Facebook generation, The Chapar is an online stylist service that spares men the Herculean trial of shopping for a new wardrobe. You fill in a 'style profile' online and an expert picks a selection of clothes suited to you. These are delivered to your home, and you can even meet a stylist one-to-one, all for free. Pick the items you like and that's all that you pay for. Smart. thechapar.com

Click eats

Ever eaten at a great restaurant and wished you could recreate the dish at home? Without giving away all of their chefs' secrets, the Caprice group, owners of J Sheekey and Mayfair's 34 restaurant, are helping their fans do just that with the launch of their recipe website. The site will be regularly updated with seasonal dishes so you're never short of something new to try at home. recipes.caprice-holdings.co.uk

Escape to the country

Heals have a fine selection of new cushions on which to lay your weary head after that frantic spring clean – and if the weather has ruled out an outing in the countryside any time soon, this rather lovely one (see gallery) comes with the added bonus that you can bury your face in it and pretend you're inhabiting a scene from an HE Bates novel. £98, heals.co.uk

All that jazz

Originally published in Germany, where it won a clutch of design awards five years ago, Jazz: New York in the Roaring Twenties, is a hymn to the era of Louis Armstrong, smoke-filled jazz bars and Harlem dance halls. Author Hans-Jürgen Schaal and illustrator Robert Nippoldt bring the past to life with an entertaining mix of fact, anecdote and illustration. £34.99, taschen.com

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