Amy Rose Everett

Mökki life and Moomin minutiae in Finland

16 February 2024 2:45 am

Moomins are synonymous with Finnish culture, like saunas, porridge and mökki (summer cottages). The large-snouted white fairytale creatures feature in the Moomin…

Opening a bottle with… Angela Hartnett

13 February 2024 3:58 am

Quizzed on how to assimilate to new cultures, travel writer and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain once said: “Drink heavily with…

How to celebrate Christmas in London

22 December 2023 6:10 am

You just can’t beat London at Christmas. Unless you’re lining up to get into the Tube station (never mind onto…

Mount Etna and a museum with rooms

14 December 2023 6:07 am

“There is too much Nutella in the cornetto.” Not the words you hope to hear while trudging up the craggy…

Opening a bottle with… chef Heros de Agostinis

5 December 2023 12:26 am

“Stealth wealth” became A Thing in 2023. TikTok was awash with “get the look!” fashion videos; magazines full of think…

Tuning in and dropping out at Gilpin Hotel

2 November 2023 11:30 am

It is 7.30am, and already seventy degrees in Bowness-On-Windemere. A rare, early summer heatwave. My friend Ebele and I lower…

The Witchery weaves Halloween magic in Edinburgh

31 October 2023 9:07 am

Halloween traditions might hail from All Hallows’ Eve, the Christian celebration preceding All Saints’ Day, but that has roots in…

Summer madness in Helsinki

24 October 2023 1:18 am

“For the bravest in the group. Exit Flow from the back.” “We’ve found it. It is insane.” “This is the…

A fairytale wedding in Mallorca

9 October 2023 7:07 am

“You are Kevin?” “Pardon?” Embarking on a solo week driving around Mallorca, then losing my drivers license in transit? Not…

Don’t cry from pleasure: chef Ciccio Sultano’s Sicily 

16 September 2023 11:30 am

The Cerebrus heatwave is as fierce as they said it would be. I feel like I’m being microwaved on a…

Happy birthday, Hollywood

26 August 2023 8:04 pm

Prohibitively expensive. So huge it’s basically impossible to navigate without a car. Where the Kardashians live. These are the hard…

Road trips out of Lisbon: a slice of tranquilidade

14 July 2023 2:02 am

Forget Barcelona. Say sayonara to San Fran. And so long, London. Post-Covid, Lisbon has become a hub for the creative,…

Open a bottle with… two-Michelin-star chef Hans Neuner

9 July 2023 12:53 pm

Quizzed on how best to assimilate a new culture, travel writer and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain once uttered the famous…

Two days in Johannesburg: the city with a heart of gold

7 July 2023 1:15 am

Sunrise in Johannesburg, blazing a brighter red than I can recall seeing before. The orb seems unnaturally huge; burning my…

Tears, tangles and tremendous views in Cape Town

18 June 2023 11:25 pm

Thirty feet underwater, somewhere on the False Bay coast near Simon’s Town in the Western Cape, South Africa. I’m getting…

Cape Town after Covid: business buzzes despite power outages

24 May 2023 11:09 pm

Blazing sunshine. Endless traffic. Horns honking. Wine bars heaving. Trance music blasting. Street hawkers calling. Coastal wind (called the “Cape…

Food worth flying for

7 May 2023 1:48 am

Somewhat by accident, I’ve become a professional glutton. The sort of person who’ll traipse for an hour in the wrong…

Zululand, not Disneyland

19 April 2023 12:33 am

I’d heard that KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa delivers life-changing memories. Roaming Shaka Zulu’s hunting ground. The Big Five. Bushveld…

An avalanche of fun in Winter Park, Colorado

15 April 2023 2:00 pm

Arriving to spend a month in Denver, Colorado, decision-paralysis hit me like a ton of bricks. Almost as hard as…

Snow problem: getting slushed in Verbier

18 March 2023 3:51 am

“There’s no snow. Nothing.” The week after Christmas, 2023. Eager to ski, I’d phoned an old friend living in a…