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"
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 […]Read more "THE GHOST MOTH"
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"
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 […]Read more "MR. PAIN"
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 Korma […]Read more "VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE, BUT I PREFER CHILLIES"
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 […]Read more "REVIEW: EL RECIBIDOR, BARCELONA"
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 […]Read more "INTRODUCING THE GOLDAPPLE GINTONIC – As designed by Barcelona’s top mixologist"
Fatty Deposito is a fat lump. A massive five-inch eyesore of a gelatinous lump. He’s ending his life being hacked out of my body in a third world hospital with the name and birth date of the Canadian blonde whose identity I’ve stolen wrapped around my wrist. If I die right here on the operating […]Read more "THE LIFE AND DEATH OF FATTY DEPOSITO R.I.P."
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 […]Read more "HOW TO ACT LIKE A LOCAL IN BUENOS AIRES"
My guide to Argentina’s capital for glossy South African travel mag, Latitude – 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: Latitude Magazine"
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 […]Read more "Top Argentine Film Locations"