It has to be the city destination of the world today. A bottle of very good red wine from mendoza,Gourmet whatever you imagine in a genius sauce delivered with all the new York trimmings in a trendier restaurant this side of any soho for 15 Australian dollars a head. It´s Paris without the prices. Italy without the attitude, london without the weather. Never before have I spent days shopping in a city´s trendiest boutiques followed by meals the equivalent of a small loan in Australia. We are living it up in BA no doubt about it. Even the sidewalks here have carpets.
The dog walkers are truly hilarious. We have seen up to 18 dogs being walked a la New York style. Interestingly they are amazingly well behaved. You never see them fight or hear them bark, despite the fact they are usually tied up in a huge bundle as their walker heads off to another block of units to collect yet another dog.BA is also the land of the Psychoanalyst. There are more therapists here per capita than anywhere else in the world. Just goes to show that too much good food and excellent boutiques really doesn´t make you happy. Oh well might have to go and console myself with a warm duck confit salad with heirloom tomato bisque topped with caremilised tart tatin and served with grilled gypsy peppers.