What do you feel like doing this weekend? Heading out to a film festival, a fashion show, an exhibition displaying the inimitable style of Greta Garbo? If it’s on in your city, maybe. And if it’s not, there’s plenty to read and marvel at and take in that doesn’t require you to catch a flight.

After the break: a round up of things to read, go to, do, and check out (online) this week.

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How to choose where to sit at dinner

The thing you didn’t know you needed until this moment: an infographic the helps you pick the best seat at any social dinner.
Read it here.

Awesome photo concept: leading around the world

It’s the kind of concept you wish you’d come up with yourself: simple and yet breathtakingly effective. Murad Osmann’s girlfriend takes him by the hand and leads him around the world. View more photos here and you can also read more about the story behind them here.

Disney characters go high fashion

What would Pocahontas or Jasmine or Cindarella look like if they went all high fashion on us? One illustrator has put pens to paper and envisaged just that. They’re rather cute and you can see them all here.


The richest man you’ve never heard of

Notoriously reclusive, born of humble beginnings, the man behind the Zara fast fashion empire has bumped out Warren Buffett as Forbes’ 3rd richest billionaire. This article takes a peek inside his empire.
Read it here.

The Professor, the Bikini Model and the Suitcase Full of Trouble

How a smart man falls for an age-old Honeytrap. “A world-renowned physicist meets a gorgeous model online. They plan their perfect life together.
But first, she asks, would he be so kind as to deliver a special package to her?”
Read it here.

The extraordinary science of addictive junk food

To say junk food is addictive is not at all a stretch. Turns out there’s a reason why opening a packet of crisps always results in them being eaten in one go. A look at the industry of junk food, and the science behind it.
Read it here.


Hong Kong

Now in it’s 37th year, the Hong Kong International Film Festival will present a programme that spans pretty much every film genre imaginable, starting on March 17. If you’re in Hong Kong you can check out the full listing of events here.


The Melbourne Fashion Festival is about to kick off next week, again making Melbourne’s Docklands a hive of fashion-related activity. Unlike other fashion weeks, consumers can pick up tickets and attend the shows. For ticketing information, head to lmff.com.au.


Miss G – The Private World of Greta Garbo is an exhibit showing at London’s Belmacz gallery. Demonstrating Garbo’s much acclaimed and iconic personal style are items from her personal wardrobe and her home. Check it out now until the 19th of March. More details here.

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