Interview talks to Cara Delevingne (in case the sexy photoshoot wasn’t enough), research confirms that the internet has made us all narcissistic (we knew it but were just too busy taking #selfies to care), and one well-known author confesses he became more addicted to buying Gucci than most shoe-loving women. That’s all in our reading round-up, while we’ve also got some other cool blogs, articles, photos and events to check out on your Easter weekend.
See them all after the break.
The road less travelled.
The problem with trendy and ‘popular’ tourist destinations? Umm, they’re full of tourists. That means the more exciting and luxurious equivalent for modern day travel is taking the road less travelled. If North Korea doesn’t exactly sound like a relaxing holiday abroad, then perhaps a remote island in the pacific. Either way, you can make Robert Frost proud: here are the 25 least visited countries in the world.
What Ali Wore.
If you’ve never visited this street style tumblr with a difference, it’s worth a scroll. Photographer Zoe Spawton captures portratis of stylish old gent Ali as he walks past her workplace in Berlin.
Paris, then and now.
One of the wonderful things about Paris is that things change, and things stay the same. This neat photo slider lets you view the same spot of the city as photographed almost 100 years apart. There are some tragic losses of grand buildings, some burger joints where old laneways used to be, but other times the spirit of the city remains present – just modernised.
Cara Delevingne Interviewed.
Addicted to Gucci: when clothing and sex become one.
Alongside the fashion editors and celebrities at fashion week sit – perhaps far less conspicuously – VIP clients. The kind of shoppers who earn themselves a ticket to see the new collections simply because, well, it’s their wallets that keep the brand in business. Turns out Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger is one of them. His lengthy confession to shopping and sex addiction doesn’t hold back.
The Internet ‘Narcissism Epidemic’.
It’s not like you needed scientific research to confirm the fact, but here it is none the less: narcissism and narcissistic behaviour are on the rise, heading towards epidemic proportions. All courtesy the internet. But if you’re depressed because you’re being out-tweeted and out-friended by others, you might actually just be… Normal.
Do: Easter Weekend.
The Grounds in Alexandria – starting at 8am Saturday 30 March – will turn their sprawling outdoor courtyard into an organic market of fresh produce and other delicious goodies. Naturally the markets will also be abuzz with a live DJ and other entertainment.
Le Beat Bespoke at 229 on Great Portland Street have an Easter weekend filled with swinging ’60s themed live gigs. You can pick up weekender tickets or check out the program here.
Indulge in some easter eggs, hot cross buns, a Sunday roast… Then it’s back to the gym next week. Have a great Easter weekend everyone.