Chateau de Beaucastel – The Estate

If you had the choice of visiting any of the iconic Southern Rhone vineyards, Beaucastel would surely be close to- if not at the top of- your list. It certainly was mine and if I…

Isle Sur La Sorgue Market

The French are not yet en accord with the British habit of shops opening on a Sunday. Unless you live in a large town with the occasional open shop, the best you are going to…

Paris: Kitchenware of Les Halles

Paris holds a special place in my heart having been obsessed with the likes of Edith Piaf, Montmartre and Toulouse Lautrec since my early teenage years and the sight of the light beaming out of…

Shopping in Sri Lanka

Despite my London apartment being stuffed to the rafters (minimalist is never going to be my style) I always seem to find myself sitting on top of a suitcase at the end of every trip…

Eating out in Colombo, Sri Lanka (or “How to Eat Your Own Bodyweight in Seafood”)

Colombo feels as though its a city on the cusp of change. For years it has had a reputation as somewhere that you don’t stop for long before heading to one of the coasts and,…