Sake and Spice at Moti Mahal, Covent Garden

Ruby Murray, the Northern Irish popular singer who gave her name to rhyming slang’s favourite cuisine, was herself a big drinker. But probably not this classy. ‘A journey along the Grand Trunk Road is a bewildering mix of the past and present, tripping back and forth between the mundane and the momentous,’ writes Tim Smith…
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South Place Hotel Art Prize

London’s contemporary art scene is consistently exciting. But in a city that’s literally bursting with fresh talent, pinpointing the masters of tomorrow can become time-consuming. Don’t worry though, because London’s South Place Hotel is connecting emerging artists with the rest of the world by holding its annual art prize tomorrow night. Head there for the…
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Upper Crust – Dualit’s £1k Toaster

Comfortable in the knowledge that there are literally scores of punters who’d fork out £1,000 for a device that heats up bread, Dualit has added this 24-carat gold-plated toaster to its collection. The virtually unbreakable device combines a gold-plated retro design with four slots that can produce up to 130 slices in an hour. Which…
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The Need For Swede: Charley Speed meets Thom Richard

There’s an air of military behind Thom’s disarming smile. Perhaps it’s the precision with which he goes about his business, or the clean-cut appearance and vice-like hand shake upon introduction. Either way, being surrounded by his extraordinary collection of historic aircraft at Warbird Adventures certainly adds to the sense of combat.
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Karen Krizanovich: The Truth About Altruism

I volunteer at a Positive Health Programme, aimed at improving the wellbeing of HIV patients. I am not HIV+ myself, but I have friends who are. I didn’t ask to serve in this programme. They needed accredited personal trainers and I am one, so I offered. (In the interests of full disclosure, I also get free gym…
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Vertu for Bentley: A £10.7k smartphone to match your car

A phone to accessorise your Bentley? There’s only one contender. Just when you thought you’d got all your car accessories sorted, Bentley goes and releases the Vertu for Bentley phone. The two marques have signed a five-year deal and this is the first that bears both names. Each handmade model has the Bentley badge embossed on…
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Bill Borrows: Rebel Yell(ish)

“Hey Johnny, what are you rebelling against?” “What have you got?” THE WILD ONE (1953). So then Johnny (a young, magnificent, brooding Marlon Brando) goes to pull the object of his attentions towards him. She walks away but the rebel as an icon in American cinema stays put, staring down the camera in an act of bravura…
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