He’s danced for the Queen and Presidents of America. Yes, that’s Presidents, plural – and now he’s added the Institute of the Arts Barcelona to his resume. Critically-lauded as “The World’s Greatest Dancer”, Ángel Corella’s head-spinning career has taken him from his home city of Madrid to being Principal Dancer at the age of nineteen to providing superlative […]Read more "The World’s Greatest Dancer: Ángel Corella"
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 […]Read more "MTV Review: Primavera Sound 2014"
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 – […]Read more "INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS BARCELONA"
My guide to Argentina’s capital for glossy South African travel mag, Latitude Magazine- what to do, where to eat and tango secrets. To actually read it, go to p36-42 http://www.latitudemag.co.za/magazine/current-issue/Read more "INSIDER’S GUIDE TO BUENOS AIRES"
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). […]Read more "BUENOS AIRES SUPPER CLUBS: Go underground or go home"
“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 […]Read more "THE TICKING DICK"
Anonymously reviewed by Lisa Goldapple (Latina bon viveur) for Mr and Mrs Smith, March 2011. “We’re kinda like Keith Richards, right?!” I can see where Mrs Smith II is going with that. We’re high – 4000ft high – and feeling pretty rock and roll. That’s because Kiaroa’s airport transfer happens to be a 35 minute trip in […]Read more "REVIEW: KIAROA LUXURY ECO-RESORT, Bahia, Brazil"
Just over two months ago we launched a competition to find the best, undiscovered writing talent. We called it ‘Feed Your Head’. We were inundated, with over two hundred short story submissions that our panel of author judges – including Dazed favourites, Evie Wyld and Matthias “Wolfboy” Connor – had the pleasure of reading. The standard was high, with […]Read more "DAZED & CONFUSED SHORT STORY COMPETITION"
Anonymously reviewed by by Lisa Goldapple (Latina bon viveur) for Mr and Mrs Smith http://www.mrandmrssmith.com/as/luxury-hotels/mihir-garh/review It has been said that a man without a moustache is like a cup of tea without sugar. On arrival in Rajasthan, it’s clear there’s no fear of either of these eventualities – the chai is super sweet and the whiskers, bonkers. Movember wannabes […]Read more "REVIEW: MIHIR GARH, Jodhpur, India"
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 […]Read more "TOP 5 BARS IN BUENOS AIRES"
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 […]Read more "VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE, BUT I PREFER CHILLIES"
I did. I royally ballsed it up and missed the balls at the Bacchanalia Ball. Literally couldn’t see the wood for the trees. In my world the Bacchanalia Ball involved drinking, dancing (loose term), gibbering gibberish, flailing and flitting and some damn sexy outfits. What fun, ho. But this is how it and everyone else […]Read more "CAN YOU GO TO AN ORGY AND NOT NOTICE?"
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 […]Read more "MTV REVIEW: SONAR FESTIVAL 2014"
Published in Institute of the Arts Barcelona – May 2014. http://www.iabarcelona.com/cultural-life-in-sitges/ Mirò was born here, Picasso painted here and you can bet that Dalí twiddled his ‘tache over some cava and tapas in these very streets. Muse to many, the inspirational Sitges has deeply ingrained artistic roots. (OK, it’s Joaquim de Miró, not Joan Miró.) For […]Read more "CULTURAL LIFE IN SITGES"
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 […]Read more "MODERNISM, MEDIEVALISM AND MICHELIN STAR MEET UPON THE MED"
Anonymous review for Mr & Mrs Smith – Aug 2013. http://www.mrandmrssmith.com/luxury-hotels/cortijo-del-marques In the Eighties my father printed my mother a T-shirt that read ‘I don’t want to go to Granada!’ It became a running joke I never understood, assuming it to be ugly – or worse – an inland Fuengirola. It turns out she was simply […]Read more "REVIEW: CORTIJO DEL MARQUÉS, GRANADA"
Featured in Delitessen – Delicious Destinations for Gourmet Travellers. Aug 2014. https://www.delitessen.com/destination/barcelona/hotel/hotel-cram 18th Century Mansion turned Futuristic Design Hotel The Experience What is black and white and red all over? The chic Cram Hotel. No joke, in 2004 this uniquely avant-garde hotel in the fashionable Eixample quarter was inspired by the unlikely combo of piano […]Read more "HOTEL CRAM, BARCELONA"
Anonymous review for Mr & Mrs Smith – Nov 2013. http://www.mrandmrssmith.com/luxury-hotels/mercer-hotel-barcelona The blue dotted line informs us that the Mercer is a six-minute walk from my apartment, but Google Maps doesn’t account for culinary deviations. It’s really just over ten if you stop to gorge on a Michelin-starred mascarpone croissant at the nearby Hofmann Bakery. I live in […]Read more "REVIEW: MERCER HOTEL, BARCELONA"