Interest and Hobbies

I have many interests and hobbies, and one of my foremost is personal health. I enjoy romance, great restaurants, and relaxing music. I work to keep my body, mind and soul in optimum shape. I maintain my lean, toned physique and beautifully sculpted abs through a dedicated workout regimen. I lead a healthy, 

Please find here the  things I love and enjoy.

Drinks: I love Campagne and a good Red wine  although I am often tempted with a good tropical cocktail.  Also a big tea drinker, I love the ritual of making hot drinks.

​Food: Brazilian, Japanese, French, Italian, Thai, Spanish, pretty much everything, I can’t think of any cuisine I dislike. Fine dining is a nice indulgence, but I am really most interested in how the food tastes, and not keen on stuffy service. I really enjoy food, and also love to cook and bake, especially Mediterranean Cuisine. 

Turn-ons: KISSING! Anticipation; soft, gentle, drawn out touching, mindful sensuality, intimacy and connection… most of the time. Occasionally there are times that the tamest visual cues can get to me, setting off a million inner animal urges, although this is random. I like to experiment and explore and I certainly have done this with regards to my sexuality, but in doing so I discovered that the vitally important qualities needed when I engage in sexual experiences of any kind are intimacy and connection, which requires trust and open, honest communication. For me that is what keeps things fresh and exciting. This is where my interest in Tantra developed as I found it helped develop my experience of sex from being just a way to achieve a quick, empty release into something more fulfilling that can always be developed further. So I do like to indulge myself with variety now and again, but if you took those qualities away I think I find that eventually even the most debauched activities start to feel dull and hollow. Oh and I am quite the voyeur.

Destination: I’m a big fan of city breaks, I love wandering around exploring, enjoying the architecture, stopping to eat and people watching. My favourite cities are Brazil, Barcelona, Paris, Santorini, NYC, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Stockholm and Bangkok (and of course London!)

Perfume: Recently I have started to become a bit of a perfume enthusiast and my collection is ever expanding. Favourites are from Kilian, Channe and Female Tom Ford.

 

Art:

The Scream by Edvard Munch

There are actually four versions of a figure with an agonizing facial expression created by Edward Munch between 1893 and 1910. Two are on display at the National Gallery in Oslo, the third is owned by the Munch Museum which is also located in the Norwegian capital, while the fourth is in a private collection. It was sold in 2012 for nearly $120 million at an action at Sotheby’s.

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon) by Pablo Picasso

The oil painting that was created by the renowned Spanish artist Pablo Picasso in 1907 was a revolutionary departure from the traditional painting and one of the pioneering works of both the Cubist movement and modern art. However, one of Picasso’s greatest masterpieces which depicts five nude prostitutes was initially showen by the artist only to his closest friends, artists and art dealers. Les Demoiselles were first exhibited only in 1916. In the late 1930, the painting was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City.

The Dance by Henri Matisse

There are actually two paintings by Henri Matisse that have been titled The Dance. Both versions are portraying five dancing nudes but the first, which is a preliminary study for the second, has less detail and less intense colors. The first version which was painted in 1909 is on display at the MoMA, while the second version that was created one year later is owned by The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.

Fountain by Marcel Duchamp

The porcelain urinal signed as “R. Mutt” is widely considered as an early example of Conceptual art but it took nearly five decades for it to be recognized both as an artwork and one of the pioneering works of Conceptual art. It was created in 1917 for an exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists in New York but it was rejected. The original was lost but Duchamp created several replicas in the 1960s which are today on display worldwide.

On White II by Wassily Kandinsky

On White II is widely considered as one of the greatest masterpieces by the Russian abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky who is credited with the first fully abstract painting. Although the artist used multiple colors, the painting is a brilliant combination of just two – black and white. Black represents death, while the many dimensions of white represent the many opportunities in life. Kandinsky’s masterpiece is owned by the Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris.

The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali

Created in 1931, The Persistence of Memory is probably the most famous painting by the celebrated Spanish artist Salvador Dali but it is also widely considered as one of the most distinguished Surrealist artworks. Since 1934, the painting is in possession of the MoMA and is a part of its permanent exhibition although it is occasionally loaned to other art museums both in the United States and abroad.

The Marilyn Dipt

​Writers: I read mostly non-fiction these days. Authors of some of my favourite books are: Vladimir Nabokov, Milan Kundera, Oscar Wilde, Oliver Sacks, William Butler Yeats, Sylvia Plath, Iain M. Banks, Alan Bennett, Emily Bronte, Roddy Doyle, Donna Tartt & Cormac McCarthy.

Directors: Kenji Mizoguchi, Pedro Almodovar, Michael Haneke, Nicole Holofcener, David Lynch, Akira Kurosawa, Ingmar Bergman, Alexandro Jodorowsky, Asghar Farhadi, Paul Thomas Anderson, Hayao Miyazaki, Wes Anderson, Agnes Varda, The Coen Brothers, Terry Zwigoff.

TV: I don’t seem to have time for TV these days, especially as they often release it all at once now and I am a terrible binger, so I try and avoid exposing myself when possible, lest I (inevitably) fall in and lose a few days/weeks and my schedule goes to pot. I loved The Wire (my favourite), The Sopranos, Louie, Mad Men, Twin Peaks, The Thick of It and anything to do with Chris Morris.

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, fine and not so fine dining, learning new things, Psychology, Anthropology, Neurology, new places, Kundalini, fermenting, films, photography, hiking and long, aimless walks, I like exploring, whether it is with my brain or my body, I try to stay curious.