Well Summer is coming to an end for us in Australia, so what was the highlight of my Summer travels? Mexico without doubt, our favorite spot was Patzcuaro which we got to by local bus, and then spent 5 days lodged in a most charming, 300 year old adobe house with 5 rooms. From there … Continue reading Summer Travels….
I’ve created a board on Pinterest(http://pinterest.com/clairerhoare/the-vf/ the photos represent my summer plans, here’s a few: Alfresco swimming at Tooting Lido, South London Dancing at Strawberry Fields Festival (www.strawberryfieldsfestival.co.uk) Ibiza sunset worshipping. Continue reading Summer Plans….
For white truffle lovers, Croatia offers ‘truffle tours’…by bike, to compensate the over-indulging I guess! http://www.trufflehuntingcroatia.com/truffles-trail-bike-tour Also heading to Turkey to stay in a suite in a Cappadocio caves. The best way to enjoy a sunrise view is by hot air balloon Continue reading Summer Plans…
I do not dare look into your green eyes they strangle me And I will not shed my clasping mantle I will not let you its comfort and warmth will keep me safe whilst you have no right to threaten you do not understand you do not listen you smirk and wound my callous cover … Continue reading Lucius
The fashion photographer Guy Bourdin contributed regularly to Vogue Paris throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s. As his work developed he became a master of the double page spread according to Shelly Verthime, editor of Guy Bourdin: In Between (2010). In both the book and exhibition of the same name, Verthime worked with master retoucher and creative director, Pascal … Continue reading Vogue Paris and Guy Bourdin- The Double Page Spread
In this financial climate people are wanting more bang for their buck, in all aspects of their life, including travel. The all-inclusive concept is becoming more on trend in luxury boutique properties, not just institutions like Club Med. FUSION RESORTS have opened Asia’s 1st All-inclusive spa, perfect for a girls spa-a-thon trip or a romantic … Continue reading Luxury for a Little Less
Recently I’ve noticed a trend in Hong Kong, both in newly opened eateries and old favourites that are becoming popular again. The days of buffets, ‘fusion’ food and 10-page menus are over. Instead eateries are preferring to offer one dish and one dish only. They perfect this one type of food, often selling out before … Continue reading One Dish, and One Dish Only
Today, the 15th April, marks the anniversary of the death of the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. Sartre was and remains a leading figure in the philosophy of existentialism and Marxism. He believed that, as humans, ‘we are condemned to be free’, with no essence before our existence because there is no creator humans are fully … Continue reading Jean-Paul Sartre
Since retiring, academic Jim Warden meets every Tuesday at Melbourne University with former colleagues to discus various topics and enjoy Australian red wine (only red wine)! They each take a bottle of wine and then guess what grape it is. The list of films below derived from Jim’s and the film critic, Brian McFarlane’s discussion … Continue reading 10 Favourite Films
Trying to remember what the sun feels like, a bit of mental vitamin D. Photograph: Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia by Sally Anne Loxley. http://itwasphilip.blogspot.co.uk Continue reading W.A