Les Foodies in Paris

May 31st, 2019 by
All of Paris is super excited about the recent opening of the Eataly franchise in the 4th arrondissement aka the Marais. However if you can't handle the crowds then head just beyond the Italian superstore, to a discrete and innovative upscale neo-bistro. The delightful co-owners of Les Foodies, as the…

5 Under-the-Radar Things to do in Bordeaux

April 2nd, 2019 by
by Ira Szmuk Plenty of articles have been written about Bordeaux and its charms. However, this city is so much more than wine and beautiful monuments. It’s full of flavors, art and hipster spots and it’s time for you to discover them. Here are five under-the-radar things to do in…

Hemingway in Paris

January 20th, 2019 by
I was just a year old when my grandparents went on their first trip to Paris. Serving in the Air Force as a co-pilot in World War II, my grandfather Parker had spent some time in Europe, mostly in England. Nearly 30 years later, in April 1972 he and his…

Paris Photography with Georgianna Lane

January 20th, 2019 by
[caption id="attachment_190963" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Paris by Georgianna Lane[/caption] Would you like to make your photos of Paris and anywhere you travel look even just a little bit more like these? Who wouldn't?? Georgianna Lane, published author and photographer extraordinaire and I would like to invite you to our exclusive Paris…

French Fashion – Andrew GN

April 4th, 2018 by
By Debbie Kobayashi Backstage at Andrew Gn Autumn Winter Fashion Show Paris, early March 2018. Clutching pink invitations in chartreuse envelopes on a Friday night we stepped into a crowd of Andrew Gn followers and paparazzi snapping celebrities at the Westin Vendome. We bypassed the mob at the cloakroom- as seasoned…

Michelin Star Restaurants Paris – Le Pergolese

April 2nd, 2018 by
by Debbie Kobayashi Michelin starred Le Pergolese is located in the posh 16th arrondisement just off of Avenue Foch. Many of its clientele live in the neighborhood and hold standing weekly reservations, so do book ahead. The dining room features a private room in the rear and works by contemporary…

Seafood Festivals in Provence

March 12th, 2018 by
[caption id="attachment_189605" align="alignnone" width="700"] Author Ashley Tinker enjoying her shrimp[/caption] When we first moved to Provence we had to pinch ourselves on January days where we’d often sit in the sun for hours and bask in the winter sun. Could this be so? Coming from snowy Montréal and dreary London,…

Top Ten Reasons to go to Provence

December 29th, 2017 by
1 Everyone you know has been there, and its getting embarrassing Yes….it really is that nice. Some famous places and things just don’t live up to expectations like the Champs des Elysees & Times Square (too tripisty, too commercial and too crowded) or the Mona Lisa, too small and impossible…

The Beautiful Villages of Southwestern France, A Girls’ Only Tour

July 6th, 2017 by
One of my most favorite St. Emilion Wine Chateaux I’ve been to nearly every region of France and each has its own secrets to discover….its own culture, its own distinct architecture, gourmet specialties and regional wine. Like Italy, it wasn’t until the late 19th century that the map of France,…

Festivals in Arles – Provence Tours

July 6th, 2017 by
by Ashley Tinker of Curious Provence If you’re looking for a glimpse into Provençal culture, the best place to visit would be a festival in Arles. Due to it’s location off the Rhône river, this small town in Southern France has a rich history starting as a Ligurian settlement in…
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