Category Archives: Eat & Drink

La Terrasse Rouge, Château La Dominique – Saint Emilion, France

Last Sunday, we drove to the Right Bank of the Estuary, to see Pomerol and to dine at La Terrasse Rouge in Saint-Emilion, which opened 18 months ago and seems to attract a growing number of devotees. We arrived at La Dominique. … Continue reading

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HOTEL de NELL, Paris 9 – France

Last week, I stayed in an independently owned boutique hotel located on the south side of the 9th arrondissement in Paris. From the moment the taxi dropped us off, the feeling was right. Tall glass doors, fireplace, design interiors… The styled reception … Continue reading

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Biarritz living for a day… or more, France

This weekend, we were in the coastal city of Biarritz in the Basque Country of France. Each time I have visited in the past years, the vibe, the oceanic breeze, the shades of light, the views, the people, the bistros and … Continue reading

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Pauillac one-hour walking tour #2, France

My first walking tour around Château Cordeillan-Bages sparked my desire to take another walk on the wildside – this time towards the Gironde (the longest navigable estuary in Western Europe). Heading out of the hotel, cross the mythical Route des Châteaux leading to Bordeaux (N2S: … Continue reading

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Pauillac one-hour walking tour #1, France

For the new season, I have a feeling health walks could be a tempting experience for our guests staying at the hotel. And what a better place to start, then by sampling it myself. Thus I designed a tour and loved it… Turn left out of the Château Cordeillan-Bages … 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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L’orangerie @ Jardin Public – Bordeaux, France

Last Saturday, I discovered one of my favorite bistros to have lunch in Bordeaux. Friendly and well-organized service, green and outdoor space, natural night, architecture, design, varied atmospheres, eye candy, fresh, savory and well prepared dishes, kiddy friendly, lively ambiance… A mix between … Continue reading

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