best bistro cuisine in Paris

Semilla: buzzing market cuisine for locavore foodies in Saint Germain

Semilla fills an authentic yet contemporarily-aligned french niche in Saint Germain created by the expats and tourists flocking into Cafe Flore, Brasserie Lipp et al. This millennial Parisian bistro has ...
boulangerie

Best bakeries in Paris: best traditional bread, organic loaf from ancient grains, baguette, croissant and pain au chocolat

Long comme un jour sans pain, long as a day without bread, the idiomatic French saying captures what along with butter and cheese, well might be a true national dish ...
Best tea rooms NOW in Paris

Best tea rooms NOW in Paris

Paris tea culture has evolved tremendously over the past twenty years since I visited the enchanting French capital for the first time. Beyond the established commercial giants and the 'historic' ...
Silvacane Abbey: one of the three Cisterian treasures in Provence invites culture in

Silvacane Abbey: one of the three Cisterian treasures in Provence invites culture in

I reached the Silvacane Abbey on the spur of aesthetic and spiritual curiosity. After being intrigued by the island monks habitat on an island in the Mediterranean this summer, I craved ...
Find your inner balance at Villa La Coste in Provence

Find your inner balance at Villa La Coste in Provence

In the countryside north of Aix, the abstract palette of Cézanne finds a new expression in the art park, the vines and the spa nested in the luxurious Villa La ...
INSPIRED BY... a poem on longing and mystery

INSPIRED BY… a poem on longing and mystery

INSPIRED BY... A suggestion, a sketchy line; the incomplete stroke zooms in my mind. An unfinished cup, a half moon of joy; the curiosity irrigates my youthful soul. A shadow, ...
Henri Milan: naturally better wine in Provence

Henri Milan: naturally better wine in Provence

Henri Milan is a character. Still experimenting after thirty-three years at the helm of his Domaine Milan, the flamboyant and outspoken vigneron has produced a wide range of distinct wines from ...
God's blessing and nature crafted into wine by the monks at Abbaye de Lérins

God’s blessing and nature crafted into wine by the monks at Abbaye de Lérins

A brief  boat ride from Cannes or Juan Les Pins into the azure Mediterranean 16-centuries of monastic life on l'île Saint-Honorat meets the tech-age. The industrious Benedictine monks of Abbaye de ...
Hostellerie Jérôme La Turbie

Hostellerie Jérôme La Turbie

In an ambitious and advance-driven time when a change of chef or culinary concept can spoil your next gastronomic experience at a renowned restaurant, Hostellerie Jérôme is the guardian angel ...
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