Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Lisboa, Portugal

Colourful, proud, inventive, romantic, upbeat, traditional whilst pushing into modernism, the Lusitanian capital of seven hills is a must-see place. Four-day itinerary (M-F) in Europe’s new destination for entrepreneurs with a fluent English-speaking population. Day 1: Sintra / Alfama Bem … Continue reading

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24hrs in Limoges, France

Recently, I travelled to Limoges in the foothills of the northern Aquitaine region of France. Traditionally known as a butcher (breeding of sheep and cows) and manufacture town, Limoges has sustained its graceful position from the late 18th Century as a capital of “fire arts” – enamel, porcelain, and oak barrels made for Cognac … Continue reading

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Saint-Mich’, Bordeaux – France

Last weekend I laced up my all-star, grabbed my camera and hit town with no specific agenda other than to capture the mood in Bordeaux. I was encouraged to visit Saint-Michel and Saint-Pierre, two neighborhoods on the move since a … Continue reading

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Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac – France

Earlier this week, I visited Château Lafite Rothschild, in Pauillac, one of Bordeaux’s haute wineries (1st Classified Growth). The number of times that I had imagined its interiors, as I peddled through the hillside and sprawling vineyard, or stopped to capture the moment, are countless. As I feasted my eyes on … Continue reading

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Meet the artist: Antoine Vincens de Tapol

Just back from the holidays, we kicked off the Winter season in the Bordeaux winelands with the opening of a new exhibit at Château Palmer (Margaux). “Balkans” is a series of photos taken using a Rolleiflex between Montenegro and Albany, by photographer Antoine … Continue reading

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Meet the artist : Christian Bonnefoi

Today, we discovered French contemporary artist Christian Bonnefoi, on exhibit thru March 15, 2015 at the gigantic La Base Sous-Marine in Bordeaux. The bleak and photogenic submarine base built in the early 1940s was instantly warmed by the colors and … Continue reading

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September in the Medoc, France

September in the Medoc was in-cre-di-ble… And as a bonus Mother Nature seems to be granting locals with quite a 2014 harvest. N2S, don’t change a thing for next year! Chill in the picturesque village of Bages during the Marathon des Châteaux du Medoc. … Continue reading

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