Eddi Fiegel is an award-winning travel writer who specialises in Spain, America and the UK. She lived in Barcelona for several years, speaks fluent Spanish and has family in Andalucia and the Costa Brava.
She is the Costa Brava expert for The Daily and Sunday Telegraph.
See Eddi's Telegraph Travel Guide to the region, including Costa Brava restaurant reviews, Costa Brava hotel reviews, as well as an overview of the region, attractions and nightlife here:
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She also writes for many newspapers and magazines as well as The Telegraph, including The Independent on Sunday, The Mail, The Express, The Standard, Scotland on Sunday, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, House & Garden, OIive Magazine and BA Highlife.
Read some of her features here:
Binisafúller, Menorca: Secret Seaside - The Telegraph
If your idea of beachside heaven is a secluded cove laced with pristine, silky white sand, knotted pines and clear, teal water, look no further than Binisafúller. Although you’re less than half an hour’s drive away from the airport in Menorca’s capital Mahon, you’d never guess; this really does feel like an idyllic island hideaway.
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Alternative LA - The Standard
"Say the words Los Angeles and most people think of Hollywood glamour, David Hockney swimming pools and the sanitised glitz of Beverly Hills.
But just half an hour's drive north-east of the city, in the areas of Highland Park, Eagle Rock and Pasadena you'll find another LA where vintage clothes boutiques, cycle shops and tattoo parlours sit amid Moorish Gothic follies and Arts and Crafts bungalows..........
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A Quieter Costa - Catalunya's Baix Emporda - The Standard
"Can you taste the saltiness, that almost sea-saltiness in the white wine?” asks Marta, proprietor of Can Sais, a small rural winery, north of Barcelona. “It’s because we’re so close to the sea,” she explains.
Now I know oenophiles can get a little florid in their wine descriptions but I see what Marta means. We’re sitting on the terrace of the 18th-century stone farmhouse in Vall-Llobrega, which is both Marta’s home and the winery which has been in her family for generations. It’s a beautifully warm day and although all we can see for miles are the sentry lines of twig-like vines, you can taste the closeness of the sea.......
Read Eddi Fiegel's feature for The Standard here
Eddi has written on music and film for The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and Mojo Magazine amongst others.
Here are a few of her features:
Nick Cave / 20,000 Days on Earth - The Independent
"At the end of the 20th century, I cease to be a human being," says Nick Cave as he wakes up alongside his wife, Susie, in the crisp white sheets of their bed at their Brighton home. .....
Read the rest of The Independent feature on the Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth here:
Laurel Canyon - The Independent
Once upon a time, there was a wooded wonderland where long-haired men and women wore flowers in their hair and often little else, where wood cabins nestled among cypresses and bougainvillea and the sound of birdsong mixed with guitars.....
Read the rest of Eddi Fiegel's feature for The Independent here:
The Rolling Stones : Exile on Main Street - The Independent
For many bands, the descent into drug-fuelled debauchery signals the beginning of swift creative decline. But for the Rolling Stones, the haze of the early 1970s arguably produced their finest work.
Nearly 40 years later, Exile on Main St – a gloriously louche and wilfully hedonistic double-album often cited as one of the greatest rock'n'roll albums of all time – is due to be reissued, complete with 10 previously unheard additional tracks. A BBC documentary will also air later this month, exploring the making of what is frequently considered the Stones' masterwork.
The story of Exile goes back to the summer of 1971, when, in order to avoid what they considered unreasonably hefty tax bills in Britain, the group decamped, in semi- voluntary "exile", to Villefranche-sur-Mer in the South of France........
Read more of Eddi Fiegel's feature on The Rolling Stones 'Exile on Main Street' here:
Gil Scott Heron - The Independent
In 1969, the 19-year old Gil Scott-Heron told the dean of Lincoln University that he wanted to halt his degree studies temporarily in order to finish writing a novel. The dean insisted he see a psychiatrist. The likelihood of his getting the novel in print seemed minimal, but a year later in 1970, The Vulture – an impressively crafted urban noir, was published to critical acclaim..........
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Lalo Schifrin - The Guardian
"I wanted to create the sound of excitement," remembers the composer Lalo Schifrin of the staccato, edge-of-your-seat rhythms to his theme for Mission: Impossible. "It had to sound like energy, promise, anticipation." And it did.......
Read the rest of Eddi Fiegel's interview with Lalo Schifrin for The Guardian here:
Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock - The Guardian
Think of the shower scene in Psycho and what comes into your mind? Almost certainly it'll be the look of terror on Janet Leigh's face accompanied by the nails-scraping-down-a-blackboard screeches of composer Bernard Herrmann's score. So seamless was the marriage of Herrmann's sound with Hitchcock's image that watching the scene you couldn't be sure where Norman Bates's knife attack ended and those nagging violins began......
You can read the rest of Eddi's Guardian feature on Hermann and Hitchock here: