Bilingual Madrid-based freelance writer/market researcher specializing in F&B, travel, history, and material culture. Former Bangkok Lonely Planet Writer. firstname.lastname@example.org
Go Ahead and Complain. It Might Be Good for You.
A mantra to embrace: "This sucks I'm unhappy with what's going on.”
Madrid's Magic Hour (Print, Issue 4 2019)
Step out for an afternoon ramble through the Spanish capital to explore the city's spirited relationship with vermouth.
Why You Should Find Time to Be Alone With Yourself (Print, October 18 2019)
Don't confuse loneliness with time by yourself.
Why Does Any Company Bother to Rebrand? An Investigation.
From Marriott’s Bonvoy to Slack’s ‘swastika,’ the public has made it clear: Don’t dare change a logo on them
Cheese Packing Hacks (Print, Summer 2019)
Tips for globetrotting with wedges and wheels in tow
How to Deal With Job-Search Depression (Print, May 27 2019)
So much of who you are is wrapped up in work, but you are more than your job.
For 30 years, China took in the world’s plastic. What happened when they stopped?
For all the campaigns encouraging people to recycle more, few lay out exactly what happens to our recyclables once they go into the blue bin. Rather than our milk jugs magically reincarnating into toys on their own, for nearly three decades American recyclables were shipped cheaply to China, where they could be sold and given new shape.
That worked well enough, until China started cracking down. With dirty waste continuing to appear in imported recyclables, the rising cost ...
How to Accept a Compliment — Even if It’s From Yourself (Print, December 10 2018)
[published in December 10 print newspaper]
Acknowledging small wins, even if they barely chip away at our larger goals, can still boost our mood and motivation.
Soak in the History — and Drink Where Hemingway Sipped — at Madrid’s 1912 Museo Bar
Stepping inside Madrid’s 1912 Museo Bar is like entering the best kind of time capsule — one with strong drinks and plush seating alongside a hearty dose of history.
Smarter Living Newsletter - Tip of The Week
How to stop making vague plans you know you’ll never follow through with.
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Museums don’t just want gift shops to make money — they want them to shape our understanding of art
The complicated relationship between art and commerce has a home in the museum gift shop.
Spain a Bright Spot in European Beauty Market
As Spanish fashion retailers see generally declining sales, beauty chains register strong growth driven by fragrances and color cosmetics.
Where To Eat The Best Moo Krob (Crispy Pork) In Bangkok
If you walk past Bangkok’s shophouses and food stalls you’ll begin to realise just how popular moo krob is based on how many businesses display sheets of crispy pork belly to entice customers from the street.
How to Get the Most Out of Art (Even When You’re Not Sure You Get It)
No, you don’t have to have a degree to appreciate and love art.