A world of endless flavours

As of last year, gin nirvana can be found in Denmark. It has it all: the spirits, the skills, the showmanship. I descended into Aarhus to have a chat with Two Socks founder and owner Ms Susanne Simonsen. As it turns out, the gin entrepreneur [...]

A world of endless flavours

Patrons of the peculiar

From the moment I first passed its large wooden doors, The Trading House didn’t stop to amaze me. This residence on 89-91 Gresham Street in London houses ‘a world of adventure and exploration, where curiosity meets an array of exotic flavours and influences’. Curiosity is [...]

Patrons of the peculiar

NYE under a palm tree

Wherever they may be, palm trees remind me of home. I grew up on the tropical island of Réunion, you see. Standing knee-deep in a blue lagoon is kinda my thing. Here are my six picks for a breezy New Year’s Eve. Tulum, Mexico I [...]

NYE under a palm tree

A dash of Denmark on the Champs-Élysées

Some places make the feathers on my back stand straight up - and I mean that in the most positive way possible. My beloved Paris is home to such a place. Two of them, actually. La Maison du Danemark is located at the end of [...]

A dash of Denmark on the Champs-Élysées

Jungle Paradise

Remember my excitement about the idyllic farmhouse La Granja in Ibiza? Let me tell you a little secret: an equally unusual home away from home is waiting for you in jungleicious Tulum, Mexico. Curious? Follow my lead. Spread your wings, cross the Atlantic Ocean, and [...]

Jungle Paradise

We’re setting off to Ibiza…

Find peace at this idyllic farmhouse There is a place that lets you dream with your eyes wide open. A farmstead set among the pastoral islands of Ibiza, the Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea, where you can soak in the sun and polish up your feathers. That unusual [...]

We’re setting off to Ibiza…

The cool, the food and the spirits

Urban jungle Bar Botanique has it all As I made my way north, seeing the tropical greenness of my birthplace Réunion fade out of sight, I settled on Amsterdam as my destination. As soon as I landed, my search for like-minded spirits began. When stumbling upon Bar Botanique, a [...]

The cool, the food and the spirits
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