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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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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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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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Côté Bastide – Aix en Provence, France

I have discovered and shared rare finds in Aix en Provence, and sadly realize over time that curated independent boutiques are often succeeded. This April, a stroll through the Mazarin neighborhood on the South side of the Cours Mirabeau comforted me. Welcome to Coté Bastide. Depuis plusieurs années, je partage mes … Continue reading

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Port de Beychevelle – Bordeaux, France

Last weekend, the mild Fall climate of the South West called for a ramble by the water. We headed to the Port de Beychevelle, located in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Medoc and home to a Chateau dating back to the Middle … Continue reading

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