Carrer d’Enric Granados

Published in The Guardian

Carrer d’Enric Granados is a beautiful, semi- pedestrianised street in the heart of Eixample, just a hop and a skip from Passeig de Gracia and Rambla Catalunya. The street is named after the Catalan pianist and composer Enric Granados who was born in Lleida in 1867. This cultural reference laid the groundwork for what was to come as the street now has an abundance of art galleries, restaurants, cafes and boutiques. Continue reading

Horizon Festival Review

Published in Disorder Magazine

As we touched down at Blodiv airport in Bulgaria for the highly anticipated ski, snowboarding and music festival Horizon my pals and I piled into the mini-bus transfer to Bansko where it was being held. Continue reading

Post-Piste Sips: Courchevel’s Best Apres Ski

Post-Piste Sips: Courchevel’s Best Apres SkiPublished in A Hedonist’s Guide Magazine

Arguably the best ski resort in the world, Courchevel 1850 offers a whirlwind of glamorous adventures to keep all the glitterati happy, from its Michelin-starred restaurants, to buzzing bars, wild nightclubs and fantastic shopping. Beyond its astounding après ski scene, Courchevel also offers superb skiing for every level, owed to its 3 Valleys ski range, pristine slopes and fantastic facilities. These include 63 ski lifts, 117 downhill ski runs and an abundance of off-piste escapades to explore. Continue reading

Montjuic Cemetery

Published in The Guardian

A treasure of funeral art, located on the Route of Montjuic on the hill, lies Montjuic Cemetery. This graveyard of about 57 acres boasts sea views and a place of calm away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Continue reading

The Hedonist: Wining and dining in Essaouira

Published in the Independent

In my dazed and confused state, it feels like I’ve landed in something out of Aladdin. In fact, I’ve just arrived in Essaouira, Morocco’s laid-back, bohemian coastal city. After the cab grinds to halt by the Bab Marrakech gate in the medina, I make my way over to Hôtel Heure Bleue Palais (00 212 524 78 34 34; heure-bleue.com) at 2 rue Ibn Batouta. The former palace’s design is an archetypal Moroccan riad; the decor and ambience a heady combination of Moorish and Portuguese influences. The attentive staff usher me in with mint tea and basbousa, a  syrupy semolina cake, before whisking me up to my bedroom: courtyard views and opulent  Moroccan decor. Continue reading

Down and Dirty Jazz Bars of Greenwich Village | Hg2 PICKS

Smalls Jazz Club: Down and Dirty Jazz Bars of Greenwich Village by Hatty CopemanPublished in A Hedonist’s Guide Magazine

Greenwich Village has been home to artistic evolution since the Bohemian beatnik heyday and the best old-fashioned jazz clubs in New York have remained loyal residents since. Hatty Copeman gets down and dirty in the best jazz bars in Greenwich Village. Continue reading

Manhattan Bound: Great Books About New York

Manhattan Bound: Great Books About New York by Hatty CopemanPublished in A Hedonist’s Guide Magazine

Sometimes you need to get under the skin of a place, and the best way to do that is through the words of the writers that have immortalised it. Hatty Copeman offers her review of five books about New York that offer a glimpse into the history and culture of this great city. Continue reading