Through the night all was still, as though death was satisfied with the slaughter…
Wine is a category that demands effort, otherwise why should travellers bother? At Heathrow, Champagne shows plenty of fizz, but table wine falls a little flat.
Vivian was in every way the father of the travel retail publishing industry
There’s nothing quite like the breathtaking view of the Milky Way from the surface of Mars.
Like countless journalists and writers down the years I often reach for a Dylan quote to embellish a story, knowing full well that one’s own words will be made to look puny, insufficient, even banal in comparison.
It might get tiring but what a venue, what hospitality and what memories. Whenever we complain about this arduous week we should remember how blessed we are.
As they enter these famous halls in coming days and months, the fears of Venetians will be allayed. This is a glorious fusion between the commercial and the cultural.
When the project was revealed in September 2014, DFS Chairman and CEO Philippe Schaus described both the honour and the humbling experience of becoming “the guardians” of this iconic landmark. I feel similar emotions and I am only reporting on it.
I admit they’re loud (in fact I couldn’t shut them up) but what do you expect? After all, Paul Smith is my sole mate.
Incredible India indeed. Mumbai we will never forget you. Mumbai we will return. To our hosts, friends and mentors of the past few days, we say thank you.
One of Mumbai’s most famous attractions is The Gateway of India, not far from my hotel. Maybe the guide books should be changed to say there are now two must-see gateways.
All you have to do is take two teaspoons a day. And while I find it has added a certain residual sweetness to my Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, I am expecting a barrage of compliments.
The great Italian winemaker Masi must love this place – there seems to be more Masi wine here than in the whole of Verona.