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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THE GHOST MOTH

I like to compare myself to the Puriri Moth – a creature which survives in a cocoon for decades until it finally burrows out to explore the world. Except this moth only lives for 24 hours. And it spends that day fucking. After which it dies. The Puriri moth doesn’t have a mouth, one-track-mind-ed little fucker that […]

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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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MR. PAIN

As a kind of foreplay before mating, female giraffes will urinate in the male’s mouth. – Uberfacts My rules used to be “No shit, no blood, no piss”. Now they’re simply “No shit, no piss”. Blood is fine. You get used to it when your ex’s party trick is removing your tampon with his teeth and […]

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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 […]

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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 Korma […]

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REVIEW: EL RECIBIDOR, BARCELONA

Photographs and text published in Shopikon – featuring the world’s unique boutiques.  http://www.shopikon.com/s/barcelona/el-recibidor Pinball tournaments, costume competitions, vermouth and the most original vintage furniture in northern Spain. That’s what happened when two ad agency art directors and a “mad vintage guy” came together to realize their shared love of retro in 2013. Partly inspired by the […]

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INTRODUCING THE GOLDAPPLE GINTONIC – As designed by Barcelona’s top mixologist

Part of my 5-page feature on Barcelona’s gintonic scene in Ryanair’s inflight magazine, Let’s Go, Dec 2013. Gin does not agree with me. Yes I do. – Gin Joao ‘Cocktailpedia’ Eusebio is serious about gin. As one of Barcelona’s top mixologists, he has trained some of the city’s most talented bartenders. A couple of years ago […]

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HOW TO ACT LIKE A LOCAL IN BUENOS AIRES

As published in The Real Argentina, March 2011: http://www.therealargentina.com/argentinian-wine-blog/how-to-act-like-a-local-in-buenos-aires/ In Buenos Aires, fitting in is a more complicated process than simply knowing your steak, wine and football, or becoming a pro at multiple-dog walking, staring and protesting. Here are some ways you can act, live and love like a local. If you follow them you might just […]

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Top Argentine Film Locations

As published by The Real Argentina, Nov 2011 http://www.therealargentina.com/argentinian-wine-blog/top-argentine-film-locations/ Remember Bambi, that carefree fawn galavanting about in the forest before reaching his (Spoiler Alert) mum’s untimely death? Those were Patagonian trees. How about the grandiose Himalayas in Seven Years in Tibet? They’re the Andes acting as location-doubles. As for the bleak mountains on the border of […]

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