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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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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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Chateau du Tertre, Margaux-France

On a recent September morning, I drove along the picturesque and rolling Route des Châteaux from Pauillac to Margaux in the Bordeaux wine country, to reach Château du Tertre. This estate of 52 unbroken hectares of vine has since 1997 … 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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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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48 hrs in Columbus, OH – USA

Until last fall, I had heard ho-hum remarks about this place. With a little help from the Internet, before I knew it I was drafting up an inspirational wish list as I packed my Paris gifts and camera. Beyond the … Continue reading

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Le Corbusier apartment-studio, Paris XVI – France

Built in 1933 by architect-designer-painter-sculptor Le Corbusier, and Pierre Jeanneret, this building in Paris has stirred my imagination through seven years – so I was thrilled when on that cold December morning I finally made time to visit the apartment-studio … Continue reading

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