Happy birthday, Emily Brontë!

Happy birthday, Emily Brontë!

On this day in 1818, a renowned British novelist and poet, Emily Brontë was born. To pay homage to Brontë's enormous writing talent, we compiled a list of little-known, yet interesting…
How to eat like Nabokov

How to eat like Nabokov

We have all heard the intriguing stories about fearless artists, glamorous expats and beautiful socialites gathering in cafes, bars, restaurants, mostly European, Parisian, to be more precise.
Great meals in literature

Great meals in literature

A boy, “desperate with hunger, and reckless with misery”, rises from the dining table. He fears that such an act might be an example of inconsiderate rudeness yet, he dares to utter probably the most famous sentence in the history of literature. ‘Please, sir, I want some more.’
Shakespeare’s women

Shakespeare’s women

For centuries, The Bard’s plays have been beguiling us with shadings of emotion and countless twists of fate. The bravery of his heroes is inspiring, and the courage of his heroines is touching.
It’s always tea time: golden rules for a perfect cup of tea

It’s always tea time: golden rules for a perfect cup of tea

For Henry Fielding, “love and scandal are best sweeteners of tea”. However, these days, upon ordering a cup of tea, you would get a cup of boiled water and a tea bag lying next to it. Only if you are lucky enough, a cookie or some other sweetener would be there, too.
Fashion in Fiction

Fashion in Fiction

'Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world's view of us.' - Virginia Woolf