MTV Review: Primavera Sound 2014

LEGACY ACTS, BOBBLE HEADS AND A DOUBLE RAINBOW According to Primavera Sound’s website FAQs you can enjoy Barcelona’s 3-day festival ONE HUNDRED PERCENT simply by dressing appropriately. See… Q: What are the things which I need to bring with me in order to enjoy the festival 100%? A: Comfortable footwear, a hat, baseball cap or […]

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INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS BARCELONA

For the past year I have been Creative Content Producer for the Institute of the Arts Barcelona, transforming this startup from unknown to having an online paper trail of interesting and engaging original content and thousands of followers. I shaped the IAB’s editorial voice by writing, editing and producing all of their website News articles – […]

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BUENOS AIRES SUPPER CLUBS: Go underground or go home

As published in The Real Argentina, Aug 2011 http://www.therealargentina.com/argentinian-wine-blog/buenos-aires-supper-clubs-go-underground-or-go-home/ When in Buenos Aires, open your eyes and bellies to the craze that keeps evolving – underground supper clubs. Last week I dined with an ousted cult from Alabama, a brain surgeon on sabbatical and an ex-prostitute from Amsterdam, complete with mini-me poodle (still a poodle). […]

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THE TICKING DICK

“Mon petit Vulcan. You’re eruptions and disasters. I keep calm. Admiring the lava.” Bjork – Possibly Maybe “I can’t get the apple off the head. It’s sore. The Sharpie hurt it. The tip is most sensitive, you know?” Then don’t fucking draw on your dick, you dick. And yes, I do know. It has been in […]

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TOP 5 BARS IN BUENOS AIRES

As published in Journey Latin America’s Papagaio magazine. http://www.journeylatinamerica.co.uk/papagaio/Top5/bars-in-Buenos-Aires.aspx\ May 2012 Guest post by Lisa Goldapple, a regular contributor to The Real Argentina. The panic caused by a London pub’s “last orders” bell is something Britain knows all too well. While we’re downing drinks like there’s no manaña, Buenos Aires rests easy in the knowledge that they […]

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VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE, BUT I PREFER CHILLIES

Published in The Real Argentina, September 2010.  http://www.therealargentina.com/argentinian-wine-blog/ceviche-puertas-cerradas-barrio-chino-in-buenos-aires-argentina-food/ If you’ve come to Argentina under the illusion you’re in for a heat sensation of the oral variety, then you’re wrong. No warm reception here. I have a spice vice, a chilli fetish. I like it hot. And we’re talking serious heat. No pussying around with a […]

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YOU CAN TAKE THE GIRL OUT OF MTV, BUT YOU CAN’T TAKE THE EMPTV OUT THE GIRL

In prehistoric times, a pre-blogging world where film was loaded digitally via fingers into SLRs and the word status was used alongside symbol rather than to describe ‘What’s on your mind?’ or ‘What’s happening?’ (aka the Dark Ages of 2003), a self-proclaimed London Meeja Ho bought a one-way ticket to Argentina to travel the globe. She said […]

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REVIEW: COLMADO, BARCELONA

Although the name may translate to “grocery store,” you won’t find bread and butter basics at Colmado.  (That is unless wooden watches, fish-shaped handbags and ukuleles made from candy boxes are your staples). Rest of article published in Shopikon – featuring the world’s unique boutiques. http://www.shopikon.com/s/barcelona/colmado COLMADO C/Brosoli 5 Neighborhood Born Phone +34 931 722 966 Website colmadoshop.tumblr.com Hours Mon-Sat […]

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MTV REVIEW: SONAR FESTIVAL 2014

Feel the pulse of the electronic music landscape There were 110,000 people at Sónar in Barcelona this year. We know that because Massive Attack told us – in green LEDs. They also taught us that Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffiths have divorced after 18 years of marriage, and something about Shakira and the new King […]

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MODERNISM, MEDIEVALISM AND MICHELIN STAR MEET UPON THE MED

MERCER HOTEL, BARCELONA It transpires that behind the spires of Barcelona Cathedral and the Catalan capital’s Roman walls stands a hotel with stones older than those of the attention-grabbing basilica – but the Mercer’s attitude is anything but ancient. Listed as a historical monument owing to the gorgeous 1st century walls integrated in its architecture, it was designed by […]

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