Go for the fantastic peach-and-champagne Bellinis and martini cocktails, the interesting people, the fact that Ernest Hemingway sat at a certain table writing his novels and Ezra Pound composed poetry here, says travel writer Sharon Feinstein. Harry’s Bar, Venice, is a one-off and never fails to impress. Harry’s doesn’t advertise itself. It’s so understated that … Continued
Sharon Feinstein is a London based journalist and interviewer whose work has been published in national newspapers and magazines for over 30 years. This includes The Sunday Times, Sunday Mirror, Mail on Sunday, The Mirror, Express, The Sun, Jewish News and Private Edition abroad.
Her subject matter and range of work is extensive, she has had many front pages, Page 3, spreads and breaking stories.
Born in Zimbabwe, daughter of a prominent local doctor, Sharon left to study English literature at Edinburgh University. She achieved a first class honours and won the Janet Christie Bequest to study abroad.
Clutching her wad of prize money, she drove to Florence and lived in an old farmhouse for 8 months studying at the British Institute and enjoying Tuscany. She returned to Scotland and lived in a remote cottage in Argyll for some years writing a novel and walking the hills.
She came to London and started life as a journalist with small speculative pieces for magazines, and then her first major interview for a Sunday Newspaper, with the legendary Cliff Richard, who had visited her home town of Bulawayo playing at the one and only concert hall when she was growing up…
He’s the man with the golden strum… and now ed sheeran is being lined up to sing the theme for the new Bond movie. do so at the time, but insisted: “It’s good.” Previous artists providing the theme song have included Shirley Bassey, Paul McCartney, Madonna and Adele. The Film-makers got the global chart-topper firmly in … Continued
GEORGE Clooney enjoys a night out with wife Amal and throws his art and soul into the occasion. The actor, 58, sketched a cat for staff at Da Ivo restaurant in Venice and signed it: “Another perfect night, thank you, Amal and George.” On an earlier visit, George inked a self-portrait and signed wine bottles … Continued
4 Venice restaurants that locals (and celebrities) frequent Venice is bewitching, with its canals, poetry, art and architecture. But, says Sharon Feinstein, there’s something extra to love about the city, and that is its pride and passion for food. I first went to Venice to write about food – it’s the way into the heart … Continued
At dawn, post Lowveld thunderstorm, we stood on the broad terrace of Rattray’s Camp facing the wide riverbed with its first pools of water, the sky the colour of purple pressed grapes. Our soft-spoken, knowledgable guide, Gordon, grabbed his shotgun and prepared the Land Rover with blankets and flasks of water. There are never more … Continued
Ristorante Da Ivo doesn’t only owe its fashionable reputation to its famous patrons but also to its charm as a traditional Venetian trattoria with great character and class. Owner Giovanni resembles a friendly bear and may hug you or crush your hand in an effort to make you feel undoubtedly welcome. Inside, you’ll notice paintings … Continued
EXCLUSIVE A STUNTMAN revealed how he has “become” superstar actor Rami Malek to double for him in the new James Bond movie. French-born Sebastien Soudais, 36, immersed himself in the high-octane film so much he “erased” his own personality. He practised Rami’s stance and body gestures everywhere he went – even in the bathroom – … Continued
Top cameraman reveals how new Bond movie includes fight scenes filmed under frozen lake He’s known for being ice cool under pressure. But James Bond is set to reveal hidden depths with underwater fight scenes filmed 16ft below the surface of a frozen lake. Actor Daniel Craig – on his last appearance as the suave superspy – … Continued