I wrote some ‘fiction’. And it’s all true. Warning: Includes Elstree, rhubarb and the cock of Christ. Short story commissioned as ‘Fast Fiction’ by top men’s fashion magazine, HERO. Theme: suburbia. (Sorry about the Bieber.) MAGNOLIA He liked to compare himself to the Puriri ghost moth, a creature that survives in a cocoon for decades […]Read more "MAGNOLIA"
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"
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). Welcome to the puerta cerrada closed-door dining experience. Fixed […]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"
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 curry. I scissor skinny bird’s-eyes raw into […]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?"
Meet Ian Davidson: Lecturer in Vocals It’s important to love your voice and nurture it. That’s why working with a good vocal instructor is invaluable, because they act as that extra set of ears to help guide you in the right direction. At Institute of the Arts Barcelona, self-confessed “complete vocal geek” Ian Davidson is […]Read more "INTERVIEW WITH A VOCOLOGIST"
As published by Institute of the Arts Barcelona, Dec 2014. http://www.iabarcelona.com/introducing-iab-health-science-behind-the-art/ We’ve all heard the mantra “No pain, no gain”, especially in the world of dance. Whilst it is important to push yourself, adopting this adage’s attitude can lead to unnecessarily high pain thresholds and injury tolerance. This isn’t healthy and as many as 80% […]Read more "Dance Health: The Science behind the Art"
For the London-centric of you, a quick geography lesson: The Isle of Man is nowhere near the Isle of Bestival. You’ll find it smack bang in the middle of the Irish Sea – left at Liverpool or right at Belfast. And the Manx folk? They’re white, 4-horned-sheep-eating, tailless-cat-owning, tax-avoiding, Martin Clunes-haters. Oh, and their 3-leg-logo […]Read more "THE GREAT VICTORIAN KIPPERS V OPIATES DEBATE"
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 […]Read more "YOU CAN TAKE THE GIRL OUT OF MTV, BUT YOU CAN’T TAKE THE EMPTV OUT THE GIRL"
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 […]Read more "REVIEW: COLMADO, BARCELONA"