Forage for fresh eats, fairy-tale spots in Cotswolds, fashionable guys

PICKING edible treats from the wild is a fresh culinary trend worldwide. In the latest issue of The Life multimedia magazine, out on May 29, journalists Lydia Vasko and Clara Chow hand-pick pristine ingredients such as spaghetti seaweed and mussels for gourmet lunches - amid gorgeous vistas in South Africa and Iceland.

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Back in Singapore, photo-journalist Desmond Lim discovers local foragers who scour fields and seashores for wood sorrel and rock oysters.

The Life is free for download from The Straits Times Star E-books app.

Taking a journey back in time, senior writer Wong Kim Hoh experiences the beauty of the Cotswolds in the English countryside at a relaxed pace. The Cotswolds is a region filled with honey-coloured manors, gardens, meadows and rippling brooks and it is easy to imagine fairies and pixies in such a pastoral setting.

Back home, six men aged 24 to 36 have started a new movement that espouses good dressing. The Gentleman's Pride movement has a style focus, but also encourages refined behaviour. Also, The Life discovers 10 objects of desire for the traveller, from Panama hats to colour-coded currency cases.

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