Let new lights enter your life

Winter is a good time to renew your lighting around the flat and I found four sorts of lights to indulge in. Kartell, one of my favorite shops in Paris, has new lights all the time and the Planet lamp, which comes in three colors, is really chic.

La Régalade a win-win restaurant

When someone used to ask me for a cozy no fuss restaurant to go to, I would say la Rôtisserie near the Tour d’Argent and I knew I would get many thanks the next day. Since the owner redecorated the restaurant and changed the staff, it has become very disappointing, noisy, trendy, irritating although the food is still good. But … Read More

Valentine’s Day at the Châtelet with “Fantasio”

It was a fun occasion to discover the last works of restoration at Opéra Comique (which is reopening at the end of April) while tasting the raspberry love cake called « Favart » after the theatre’s founder’s name. Created by Le Nôtre to celebrate Valentine’s day and the new production of “Fantasio” by Offenbach, the cake will be served with … Read More

Women march around the United States

Saturday, January 21 will be forever remembered as the day after the Elections, a symbol of American women’s independence and determination, of a people’s revolution against the new President, when close to two million marched around the U.S. In L.A., San Francisco, Portland, Chicago, Boston, Austin… 400 000 marchers took over Fifth avenue near Trump tower in New York and … Read More

Two French sporting records

Two amazing sporting events happened recently in France. While the Vendée Globe, a round the world sailboat race alone and with no assistance, is soon ending, the French sailor Thomas Coville, sailed around the globe on his trimaran in 49 days, reaching Ouessant on Christmas Day at 6 pm. His sponsor Sodebo, a manufacturer of pizzas from Brittany has sponsored … Read More

Happy New Year to all of you!

I don’t know what you did on New Year’s day but I watched and listened to the New Year Concert at the Musikverein in Vienna, because waltzes and polkas are the best antidote to nightclub terrorism. Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel, 35, conductor of the Los Angeles orchestra, is the youngest chef to have ever conducted the famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on … Read More

Bear stories at Museum d’histoire naturelle

Going to Jardin des Plantes is always a beautiful experience, especially during school vacations when myriads of children babble away in the alleys.  Created in 1635 by Louis XIII th’s doctor, Guy de la Brosse, it was a Royal medicinal garden to start with. It was developed in the 17 th century as an ornemental garden and still has lovely … Read More

Biskra, a forgotten oasis in Algeria

I was wandering around the Institut du Monde Arabe which advertises its Simbad exhibition extensively and I felt a little disppointed by the « seafaring adventurers ». There are a few good pieces of furniture in wood and mother of pearl from Goa, and some nice models of boats from the red Sea, a XV th century glass pearls necklace … Read More