Out of Africa and The Power of Now

I welcomed the New Year in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. I fell in love with the slower pace of life there. I call...

Monaco Foodie: Match Point for Eqvita

“Eat your vegetables.” This mantra is on the lips of everyone from our parents to our governments, while even geniuses such as Einstein and Tolstoy...

Monaco Foodie: A Fish Tale

The first of April arrives this weekend with its Poisson d’avril when children try to stick a paper fish upon their friend’s back. This...

Monaco Foodie: Song for your Supper

The time of year has come for lounging upon a beach recliner with a book. My current read is about quantum physics. I’ve just...

Monaco Foodie: To Screw or Not to Screw

By Louise Simpson “What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?” Sitting down to write about corks vs screw caps, I think of this infamous...

Monaco Foodie: Searching for tight lines in a Tale of Two...

It was the best of sunrises. It was the worst of hangovers. My fishing trip had been postponed twice due to high winds so...

Monaco Foodie: Whisky and The Art of Blending Liquid Sunshine

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” It’s a rare thing that draws Mark Twain and Ava Gardner...

Monaco Foodie: Castelroc and A Culinary Heritage

“To do a Burberry: meaning to successfully revive a famous but moribund heritage name.” I’m killing time before lunch at Le Castelroc restaurant on The...