The stringer for Monocle magazine in Madrid. An Australian that knows this city like the back of his hand and lives every day, from culture and gastronomy even to politics.
You travel a lot… What do you always pack in your suitcase?
Microphone and recorder, toilet bag and some clothes and trainers for running, laptop and a Monocle issue to show where my reports will be seen.
How would it be your stay in 7 Islas Hotel? Which movie would you watch? Which book would you read? Who would you meet in the Lobby?
In Madrid there´s never time to watch movies or read books, you are never alone (laughs), so I would stay with some friends at the Lobby to have some beers and we would proceed beginning right on this street where it is precisely, one of my favourite restaurants, Navaja, and another favourite, Corazón.
How might Liam´s perfect day in Malasaña be?
In the morning, I would have a double macchiato in Tomás Café, where most probably I would find someone to talk for a while. I would eat in Casa Macareno, where they have a menu del día that is very good. At night, when there´s nice weather, I like to have some drinks in Plaza del Dos de Mayo, which very shows well how is Madrid. It´s full of people, there´s music, you always find things going on. It´s one of the most authentic experiences in Madrid, everybody is very sociable.
And if you could choose someone to show you around, who would it be?
The architect Fernando Higueras, who I have just directed a short film about for Loewe, and the shooting was very interesting and magical. He would show me buildings and art galleries or some hideouts. He´s a very talkative character, I´m sure I would have a good time.
Our three most special rooms. Totally designed by Kikekeller, they provide a private terrace with a view of Madrid sky, bathtub or shower and yoga kit. Handcrafted carpets from Gan Rugs and therapeutic and fresh toiletries by Malin + Goetz.