Further Reflections on Chateau Marmont

Last year we stayed at Chateau Marmont on our visit to LA, and I was a little disappointed. More than any other hotel, the Chateau is the embodiment of Hollywood and the…

How to rent a Velo Bleu in Nice

The Velo Bleu are publicly available bikes for anyone to use in Nice. They cost just 1 euro per day and can be found across the city. To use them for the…

Postcards from Nice, April 2017

It has been two years since my last trip to Nice. We tend to visit at least once a year but chose to visit Venice & Croatia last summer. On the day…

Dreaming of a Desert Trip

One stage. Six concerts. Three nights. Desert Trip billed itself as a once in a lifetime event. Big words perhaps but with this line-up, few could argue with it. Sharing the same…

Living with Alexa

Have you met Alexa? Maybe you know her friends, Siri, Cortana or Google. Alexa is the voice behind Amazon’s massively successful Echo, the cylinder shaped object that plays music, orders your shopping…

One grey autumn morning in London. Walking between meetings along the south bank of the Thames, I found these guys. They were playing the most wonderful electronic music, like the Orb or…

Will U2 Headline Desert Trip in 2017?

At the very end of 2016, U2 posted a cryptic video promising a new album and some “very special shows coming” to honour 30 years since the release of The Joshua Tree.…

Top 10 Restaurants in Bath

As regular ‘weekenders’ to Bath, we spent a lot of time eating out. The city has no shortage of restaurants to choose from and there is always a new place to try…