Yourtime soundtrack of blues and country music, and eat barbecued pork on the verandah. But what I also found was a whole lot more than that -- and I was unprepared for the incredible beauty of the region. The vast Appalachian mountains pushed up to an enormous sky, hand-made signs advertising peaches, home-made jams or fresh-picked pecans hung by every road. Even the gas stations were pretty. HUNTINGLIKEANATIVE My fIAnc James and I had started with the intention of doing it all authentically by attending a field trial at the cool Springs Hunting Lodge ( in Statesville. It offers guided hunts through- out the carolina forests and is extremely proud of its gun dogs which have won many a prize in trials across the US. The day we arrived was to be a warm-up before the hunting season started. now I am not Frieze Art FAir, 15-18 Oct LondonS frieze Art fair takes place next week in Regents Park. More than 160 galleries will present works by 1,000 of the worlds most innovative artists. new this year is frame, a section devoted to solo artist presentations. 15 (day pass), Art BAsel MiAMi BeAch, 2-6 Dec THE sister event of Switzerlands Art Basel is considered the most important art show in the US. It combines an international selection from 250 top galleries with a string of parties and exhibitions. 22 (day), artbasel Art cOlOgne, 21-25 Apr 2010 GERMAnyS biggest art fair will showcase 180 modern, post-war and contemporary galleries. Highlights include the Hidden Treasures programme, where an underrated artist is given a special display, and the new Talents scheme featuring 25 young artists. 20 euros/18.50 (day pass), Art 41 BAsel, 16-20 Jun 2010 THE worlds premier international art show features nearly 300 leading international galleries. More than 2,500 artists are represented. next year, Art Basel conversations premieres with Jeff Koons and Sir norman Rosenthal. 12.25 guided tour, shcOnteMpOrAry, septeMBer 2010 SHconTEMPoRARy is held every September in the Shanghai Exhibition centre in china. Its billed as Asias most dynamic contemporary art fair. Last years event attracted over 140 international galleries. shcontemporary-info. com Olivia Walmsley 12 Friday, 9 October 2009 London Lite hunting, shOOting and riding The rain in Spain: falls on Matt Dillon Celebrity hotspot Seville Asian art: Shcontemporary The 5 best... art fairs O,Brother Ilovedmy redneck roadtrip WhO Matt Dillon spends a rainy holiday in Seville. Why gO Street celebrations, cultural activities. the ViBe Spirited -- this Spanish city is all about enjoying yourself. Best FOr Moorish architecture, museums, bullfighting. Where tO stAy The EME Fusion Hotel ( is a five-star hotel with glorious views. Deluxe rooms from 185 a night. Where tO eAt You must have tapas and El Rinconcillo ( is amazing. Try the spinach with chickpeas or Iberian pork sirloin in brandy sauce. Menus from 25. WhAt tO DO The spiritual home of flamenco remains in Andalucia. Head to El Arenal (00 34 954 216 492) for a performance. sOMething DiFFerent Explore the citys oldest antiques market, El Jueves. Open Thursdays. tOp tip Eating and drinking are central to the Seville experience. Sevillanos begin their day with a pre-breakfast snack, followed by breakfast at 10am, a glass of sherry or beer before lunch and then tapas at 8pm. hOW tO get there Air Iberia ( flies from Heathrow to Seville for 131 rtn. FOr MOre DetAils JenniFer BartOn by alice von simson A hunting we will go: James and Alice with gun dog pups W HEn I came up with the idea of driving across north carolina, I imag- ined myself camping by a lake in a tent with a bottle of moonshine and a rifle, arriving in dusty towns and head- ing for the bar, daisy duke style. And yes, I did discover during my 10-day trip that, in some ways, north carolina is just what you might imagine -- an over- whelmingly white, Protestant southern state, where people farm and hunt to a index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html