A morning in Córdoba...
When you think of Granada, chances are the first thing that comes to mind is the Alhambra palace, which is only natural considering it is the #1 tourist attraction in all of Spain. Having been to Spain a few times before this trip, but never in Andalucia, I was pretty stoked to finally get the full Alhambra experience.
This year's Spanish adventure takes me to the south to explore the sunny Andalucian region. My home base was in Málaga, a city known as the gateway to the Costa del Sol and the birthplace of Picasso. Originally settled by the Phoenicians (then, the Muslims and then, the Christians...), there is no doubt of Málaga's deep history but in recent years, the city has reinvented itself as the cultural hub of Southern Spain, thanks in large part to the opening of the stunning Centre Pompidou, the first outside of the Paris museum
To celebrate Pride month, I produced and directed a video series for Beautycon called Dare To Be Me - stories within the LGBTQ community about a moment that defined the decision to be brave and stand against expectations and norms set by friends, family and society. Here's one of the videos with La Demi (below). For more, check out Beautycon's facebook page.
If you've ever needed a reason why you should travel alone at least once in your lifetime, here's 6! Honestly, if you’re itching to go away but feel like you need to wait for someone to go with you first, you could be waiting forever. So, just book the ticket; you'll have the best time ever with the best person ever (i.e. YOURSELF).
When I first started interviewing music artists at MTV back in 2006, I kept a list of their names so that when I was old and grey, I'd be reminded that I once interviewed a band named Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, or The Pigeon Detectives (not even making those up, I swear). Anyway, I dug up said list, which didn't get updated too frequently towards the later years but still pretty funny and nostalgic to browse through nonetheless. I think there's over 300 names in there (including some tv and film peeps too).
Here it is in all it's glory:
I don't normally write about cosmetics but a recent lip allergy lead me to find out that there are lots of you out there who have also, unfortunately, developed random out of the blue allergies to lip products. After learning that the allergy would never go away, I became my own personal guinea pig to find out what I was/wasn't allergic to and which products I could wear that would't blow up my lips and cause them to peel and spew out liquid (pretty picture, right?).
Settling into the first few days of the new year can be tough - no more cookies, no more Home Alone (1 and 2), and a million resolutions to conquer like stop eating so many cookies while watching hours of Netflix. To help heal the hurt, you gotta Treat. Yo. Self, and a perfect place to start is at the Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie.
As you know, I fell in love with Ibiza. My latest with W Dish is all about how the stunning white isle is so very much more than the molly-fuelled raves people think about when they hear the word, Ibiza.
Recently, a press trip to Mallorca and Ibiza included a stopover for a few days in Madrid - a city that I love and haven't been back to since 2009. I love Madrid not only because it's full of history, talent and fantastic eats but especially because it reunites me with my former roommates from that one summer many moons ago in London.