Wine

Bistrot Gabrielle, Paris 17.

Article by Melissa Ladd In my never ending search for the perfect Paris café, I have come accross a corner on rue Jouffroy d’Abbans and avenue Villiers that has the most wonderful exposition to the afternoon and evening sun. Sadly the cafés that succeeded each other here never really inspired me… until now. The latest café is a cozy très industrial-chic meets scandi-style… Read more →

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The Taittinger Champagne Caves

Article by Scott Sallée We visited the Taittinger Caves recently in Reims, a short 45 minute TGV away from Paris Gare de l’Est. Three tasting options are available after the tour – the Brut Réserve, the Brut Réserve followed by the Rosé, the Prélude Cuvée Grands Crus, or the recently released Millésimé 2006, and the Brut Réserve followed by the… Read more →

Le Comptoir des Abbayes

In my search for quality food that isn’t hampered with by too much science and technology (aka : GMOs) Chéri and I found a fantastic boutique that sells products made by monks all over France. Le Comptoir des Abbayes regroups products from small workshops, farms and ateliers of the hundreds of monasteries scattered all over the countryside. These Abbeys, places… Read more →

Farm to Plate in Paris

Or as my twin sister often says : Farm to Fork! When you live in a big city, and time for good food is short, it is so nice to know that the good food can come to us. And it was quite by surprise that I saw a farm stand at my local train station in the middle of… Read more →

Spring Restaurant : Merci Monsieur Rose!

I probably would never have treated myself to such an extravagant meal had it not been for my very good friend, Alana, who is also a connoisseur of fine cuisine and has a palate that would challenge most of the well-known food critics out there (whomever they are). We wanted to have a girls’ dinner out and wanted something that… Read more →

Before Winter’s End…

Before Winter’s end, I thought I should perhaps share with you this charming and cozy spot that Chéri and I had drinks at a few weeks ago. The Westin hotel has a bar that I like to go to in the winter, but they added a Winter garden this year. In their atrium that is open to the sky they… Read more →

Ringing in 2014

Chéri and I had a fun intimate party for New Years Eve, at our place with Lisa of Ella Coquine with her chéri and our good friend Sophie. It was nice to just have a small group of good people gathered together to laugh, drink some bubbly, eat decadent delights and be silly until well past the pumpkin hour. I… Read more →

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