Category Archives: Visit / Travel

Sexy Fish – London, UK

Last week, I tried an Art Deco meets Brasserie sort of restaurant in the Mayfair area of London. Think GQ-style doormen, voluptuous hostesses with fitted sea-green dresses and heels, loud music, a loveboat line up of barmen shaking exotic cocktails below the Frank Ghery sparkling fish, a Damien Hirst mermaid … 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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Magasin Général, Bordeaux – France

Femmes: Troquez les bottines ou talons hauts pour les baskets, la mini pour le jean, et trouvez le juste équilibre masculin féminin relevé d’un joli brillant à lèvres. Hommes: Embarquez le skate et enfilez la chemise de bucheron sans oublier le pull réservé … Continue reading

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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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Marathon du Médoc, France

Each mid-September, since 31 years, the longest marathon in the world kicks off, right here in Pauillac, near Bordeaux. Why longest, you may wonder? The Marathon du Médoc  is the official distance, except it offers a unique experience to its 8,500+ runners from 71 nationalities. Taste wine, oysters or other … Continue reading

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L’Atelier Blanc, Valbonne – France

If you’re passing through the old village of Valbonne in the area of Nice-Antibes on the French Riviera, pop in to L’Atelier Blanc (12, rue de la Mairie), a newly-opened boutique by two friends seeking a fresh adventure. You will find myriad inspiration for interiors, exteriors, gifts, and accessories … Continue reading

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My bike and I, from NYC to Saint-Estèphe

Moons ago, I purchased my very first bike from a girl who lived in New York City and who was moving back to France. She had bought it from a boyfriend who departed for France a year earlier. I rode … Continue reading

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