Site Contributors

All about our writers

Radka Beach

Founder, Journalist

Prior to graduating in journalism with psychology at the City University in London, Radka worked in Asia and Europe as a fashion model. Being as curious as a squirrel in an urban park, she also studied pharmacology, natural healing and culinary nutrition (certified by NGI in New York), and earned the Advanced Certificate in Wine from WSET in London. While managing her former wine blog Winebeing, she contributed to lifestyle publications from Singapore to London. Next to writing, she enjoys scouting for seasonal plants at farmers markets, creative cooking, foraging, eating sustainably, reading about biodiversity, history and science, immersive traveling, outdoor sports, massages, mindful tea time, socialising with wine, and grounding through yoga. Constantly striving for a balanced lifestyle, the foundation of La Muse Blue, she found her ethos in life.

Based in: Monaco
Twitter: @lamuseblue
Contact: editor@lamuseblue.com

John Hanes

Research Psychology Expert

With a background in research psychology and philosophy, John has an analytical and scientific view on many things. He has an international outlook and enjoys food, cooking, languages, and travel.

John shares his expertise in coaching psychology, book reviews, his passion for ingredients, healthy dining and cooking at home.

Based in: Prague, Czech Republic
WebsitesHanesCoaching.com & EnglishWithJohn.com

Lenka Sedlackova

Master of Wine

Lenka has been in the wine business for over a decade. Based in London, she works with one of the best UK importers Fields, Morris & Verdin. She is the first Czech Master of Wine (MW) and a wife to an Australian Master of Wine, an ideal couple. Next to traveling the world’s most famous wine regions and sipping the best wines, she enjoys cooking, movies and running outdoors.

Lenka answers the editor’s questions themed around the world’s wine regions and other wine-related topics published in our INDULGE > WINE pages.

Based in: London, UK
Twitter@Lenkster

Monika Thomasberger

Journalist, Traveller

Her background in journalism leads Monika to explore a wide range of topics including reporting on the environment and other sustainable issues.

Monika shares her travel adventures, restaurant reviews, her penchant for Austrian wines and seasonal Central-European ingredients.

Based in: Vienna, Austria
Instagram@neneam

Laura Silman

Journalist, Mother

Laura is a freelance journalist specializing in sake and cooking for children with food intolerances. She has two young sons, so her time is now split between being a full-time mother, an inventive cook, and writing. She contributes not just through her sake expertise, but mainly with her healthy family recipes published in our LEARN theme page.

Based in: London, UK

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