Just over two months ago we launched a competition to find the best, undiscovered writing talent. We called it ‘Feed Your Head’.
Inspired by Bjork’s Possibly Maybe, ‘The Ticking Dick’ is writer Lisa Goldapple’s submission. Lisa’s story is based on a brief relationship with ‘Axtor’, an Argentinean artist, fitted with a pacemaker who fantasises about impregnating his love interest with Siamese twins. With a drop intro that made us rewind and read it again, we’d be lying if we said it didn’t make us blush.
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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 […]
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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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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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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 […]
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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 […]
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As featured in Miniguide – Sept 2014. http://miniguide.es/drink/skye-coffee-co/ Back in 1972 this Citroën H Van never predicted it would grow up to be a space age café residing in a warehouse providing coffee to those in the know in Poblenou. This is Skye Coffee co., the future of Barcelona’s coffee scene from forward-thinking designer Skye Maunsell. […]
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As featured in Miniguide – Sept 2014. http://miniguide.es/events/combo/ By now you’ll have heard of global community EatWith, the food-loving enthusiasts throwing doors open to supper clubs with culinary twists. Combo is the latest of their experimental projects and the idea is simple: chefs combine in an unusual setting and serve a course each. Bourgeois bohemian, yet unpretentious, July’s […]
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As featured in Miniguide – May 2014 http://miniguide.es/drink/nomad-coffee-productions/ Free pouring LDN caffeine-cool into BCN’s comparably small coffee scene, Nomad was originally a market stall in East London. This is what happened when Spanish Barista Champion Jordi Mestre came home to roast, setting up shop (and lab) near Santa Caterina, “a place to taste coffee.” Serving […]
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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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Featuring reviews, interviews and backstage videos with the world’s greatest ballet dancers, opera singers and performing artists.
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“Gin does not agree with me.” “Yes I do.” – Gin Joao designed the Goldapple Gintonic at 11am. Extracted from my 5-page feature about Barcelona’s gintonic scene in Let’s Go inflight magazine, Dec 2013. Every day should start like this. Joao ‘Cocktailpedia’ Eusebio is serious about gin. As one of Barcelona’s top mixologists, he has trained some of […]
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My guide to Argentina’s capital for glossy South African travel mag, Latitude Magazine- what to do, where to eat and tango secrets.
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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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