04. 05. 2014

Brika – Perth

It started with Cyprus Hill and ended in Celine Dion (and a Sunday full of maudlin self pity), but boy what a night it was. On the last weekend of my whirlwind Easter...

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02. 03. 2014

Clamato – Paris

I read a statistic recently that by 2048 there will be no seafood left to catch except jellyfish. The straits are indeed dire. There are literally no more fish in the sea.  This...

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20. 10. 2013

The Rum Kitchen – London

I am having a bad week. It all started on Monday when, on the way to have a quiet nightcap with the charming Brussel Crowe, I smashed my perfume bottle on the floor...

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24. 09. 2013

Café La Perle – Paris

Humans are, at heart, creatures of habit.  Even in a big, bustling city like Paris your day-to-day life quickly becomes fairly predictable (although mine is admittedly more “eat, (drink), pray, love” than “métro, boulot, dodo“). Take...

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05. 08. 2013

Glass – Paris

Dogs have always been cool in Paris (nothing says fashion quite like a french bully). Now, it appears, dogs are hot. Until recently, Le Mosaique in the Marais, the long-standing red and white tiled,...

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28. 05. 2013

Le Mary Celeste – Paris

Question: What was the name of the mysterious ‘ghost ship’ found in the Atlantic Ocean unmanned and under full sail heading towards the Strait of Gibraltar in 1872? Answer: The Mary Celeste.  I...

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22. 10. 2012

One Night in Paris – Paris

There are some words in French that I really like, for example the word ‘hebdomadaire’ (weekly) which rolls off the tongue with an authoritative ring, and then there is the almost onomatopoeic ‘piquant’ (spicy)...

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05. 04. 2012

L’Avant Comptoir – Paris

What to do when a vegan friend (I know I know, it sounds like an oxymoron) comes to visit you in Paris? After enquiring at a few of my favourite establishments whether they cater...

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