In the meantime, happy Holi

It’s the festival of colour today, and so I thought I’d do a (fairly) wordless tribute. It’s a Hindu celebration, where they paint everything with powdered colour, and something I’d love to participate in first-hand one day, probably in Rajasthan, but I also like the idea of being in Braj, where it’s legal to hit…

Ruinart Brut Rose NV

I met a lady the other day who really knows her wine. She was complaining that she opened up a bottle of Ruinart Brut Rose the previous weekend, and her plebby friends sculled it back, smacking their lips, and saying, only on the last dregs “mmm, that’s luvly! I could drink a lot of this!”…

Hotel Stein, Salzburg

Salzburg has been the stage set for music and drama in real life and fantasy. The likes of the Von Trapps and young Wolfgang Amadaeus Mozart are revered by residents and visitors alike. The city itself still appears to reside in a fantastical state. Too pretty to be real. I visited at Christmastime, hoping to…

The Dubai Gourmet Trail

I’ve been involved in a task recently for the Dubai Food Festival. They contacted me a short while ago, and asked me to assist with creating a “Gourmet Trail”, for visitors and residents alike, who would like a little more to get excited about for the food festival month. (As if all the events were…