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.”

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.”

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.”

My Italian Fix.

My recent trip to Florence has renewed my penchant for Italian food and I hereby declare myself a pasta lover for life. (I may actually go and buy myself some ingredients for pasta making right after I am done with this post.) I have several weaknesses when it comes to the Italian cuisine, aside fromContinue reading “My Italian Fix.”


There is a lot of coffee manifesting itself in my life at the moment, be that in my personal life, where I seem to have come to a point where I drink coffee instead of water, be that in my professional life, where I look after a nice little coffee brand. I am a coffeeContinue reading “Coffee-La-La-Land.”

Chocolate galore.

A friend of mine was going through a healthy season last season. One Saturday afternoon, as she was moving house and packing her stuff (all her stuff), she invited a couple of girlfriends over to put everything into boxes, chat and indulge in a couple of glasses of wine and homemade food. The recipe duContinue reading “Chocolate galore.”