“Dirty Martini, Dirty Bastard.”

Ever since Samantha Jones threw a Dirty Martini in Richard Wright’s face in Series 5 of Sex and the City, managing to relatively cool off after catching him eating another woman’s “sushi” and probably receiving a lot of “Yeah, Samantha!” praises from the women watching from behind the screen, the said drink has somehow beenContinue reading ““Dirty Martini, Dirty Bastard.””

Men + white socks = Big “No-no”, please.

They say fashion is always changing, but aren’t we supposed to learn from our mistakes? Or does that apply to our personal and professional lives only? I beg to differ I am hereby typing out loud a question that has been on my mind for a couple of months now: where have all these youngContinue reading “Men + white socks = Big “No-no”, please.”

“Going To See The David.”

There is a lot of hype around Florence and its cultural treasures. Rightfully so, as the city was the home of the Renaissance and of all its creative minds and they have left a living treasure behind. For this reason, every morning is a cultural rush around the streets of Florence and an attempt toContinue reading ““Going To See The David.””

Face to Face with The Grand Master.

I decided several years ago that Salvador Dali was going to be my favourite painter for life. What does “for life” mean? It means for as long as I live. There is a certain fluidity to his art, with all the different shapes flowing not only into one another but also into the background andContinue reading “Face to Face with The Grand Master.”

I Have Developed A Pavlovian Relationship With Italian Food.

Courtesy of my recent trip to Florence and of the splendid food I experienced on the occasion, my salivary glands go into overdrive whenever I hear or see words such as “Italian Food”, “Italian Restaurant”, or “Tagliatelle al salmone” in my proximity. I was planning on a relatively innocent weekend, at least in as muchContinue reading “I Have Developed A Pavlovian Relationship With Italian Food.”

D-Pod, Personable Design & Retail.

One of the most beautiful things about a beautifully designed object is that it can make you feel unique. You look at it, at its colour and its shape, and immediately its functional and emotional attributes transfer onto you. You feel current, in the know, and modern. You feel you have good taste in theContinue reading “D-Pod, Personable Design & Retail.”

Simbiosi, Partnering With Food.

There is another restaurant in Florence that stole my heart, took my time and some of my lunch and dinner money. Simbiosi was a couple of streets down from my hotel and greatly accessible whenever I needed a bite at lunch or dinnertime. The most memorable plates I have had there were of course platesContinue reading “Simbiosi, Partnering With Food.”

Excerpt from Option B, Failing and Learning At Work, Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant.

“When it’s safe to talk about mistakes, people are more likely to report errors and less likely to make them. Yet typical work cultures showcase successes and hide failures. Just look at any resume; I have never seen one with a section called Things I Do Poorly. Scientist Melanie Stefan wrote an article challenging herContinue reading “Excerpt from Option B, Failing and Learning At Work, Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant.”