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Get out and about, wherever you are.  New York runs a food festival – see above. There’s a big push to sip rosé, magnificently chilled of course, morning, noon and night.  Try to make it Whispering angel if possible (here in Thailand Girlahead is growing quite fond of  Monsoon Valley’s 2020 Rosé, from the Hua Hin winery and theme park started by entrepreneur Chalerm Yoovidhya, heir to the Red Bull fortune and said by Forbes to be worth $20.2 billion).

At the same time NYC Restaurant Week sees some operations offering pre-fixe lunches, two courses, for $42 – of course plus-plus. Sceptical it may sound but it’s tempting to think chilled lettuce soup followed by lettuce risotto. All around town there are special culinary events – Champagne & Oyster Pairings here, and Salt-Baked Fish Dinner over there, at Estiatorio Milos.

Girlahead’s greatest pairing of the last 24 hours? The hour-long complimentary wine pairing offered everyone staying at FOUR SEASONS TENTED CAMP GOLDEN TRIANGLE, here in Northern Thailand. The dedicated multi-sided wine room, its walls clad in charcoal to fight humidity, is the stage. Khun Lae is the solo performer, taking us through four local wines – sparkling, white, rosé and red – with local cheeses and Thai snacks as well. Favourite of the assembled company was the Monsoon Valley 2018 Signature Red, with a creamy blue cheese with significant veins. Lovely!