Category Archives: Arts & Culture

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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Saint-Emilion, France

I had not visited this UNESCO city overlooking a sea of vineyards in 17 years and held memories of multi-lingual menus and tourists. When we returned on a recent Sunday, I was happy to find delights beyond the extreme number of wine shops that had … Continue reading

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Barbara Schroeder (at) Château Palmer, Margaux – France

After nearly ten months of living in the northern wine lands of Bordeaux, my senses are beginning to see eye to eye. Trading a 1930s Parisian apartment for an old Girondine stone house, dismissing the stilletos and sidewalks for boots … Continue reading

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The Piano Guys

Each day, our two-year-old son says “see cello, see cello, more cello…”. I’ve shared various styles, and he repeatedly points to The Piano Guys. It has become a daily ritual and I must say that it is one of the … Continue reading

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House dreaming – Antwerp, Belgium

When in Antwerp, beware…. of the architecture & fun! Last week, I was back in this creative mecca for just one day – enough to once again be swept away. We were walking to a work rendezvous when we passed a monument that … Continue reading

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Maison de thé, Paris VI – France

Une fois passé le couloir des agents de comptoir et de brochures qui réveillent en moi de beaux et doux souvenirs de voyages, je découvre la Maison de thé, nichée dans les murs de la Maison de la Chine en plein cœur du … Continue reading

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Aix-en-Provence, encore et encore

Here we are again, back from Aix-en-Provence, with more addresses to share (Honey, don’t you think we should consider moving?). De retour une fois de plus (dit Chéri, tu ne crois pas qu’on devrait s’y installer?) avec quelques adresses pour … Continue reading

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