20 August 2019

A spot of breakfast

Back at Angelina, one of my favorite breakfast meeting spots in Paris.

Above: side table laden with fresh viennoiseries, rolls, butter, assorted preserves

226 rue de Rivoli 75001

15 August 2019

Vacation en ville #2

A tranquil lake, an unexpected find in the sprawling Bois de Boulogne.

Above: canoes at the ready to rent by the hour

14 August 2019

Vacation en ville #1

Where is this?
Today and until Saturday I will be posting a photo a day of an idyllic location in Paris' own Bois de Boulogne.

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13 August 2019


A profiterole made with vanilla ice cream tops off lunch on the terrace.

Restaurant Le Vauban
7 Place Vauban 75007

12 August 2019

Lemon aid

A lemon tree adds a touch of fraîcheur to the interior at Eataly.

Eataly Paris
37 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie 75004

10 August 2019

Street of dreams

Narrow rue des Coutures Saint-Gervais, our home in Paris for years, runs alongside the Hôtel Salé, a.k.a. the Picasso Museum.

9 August 2019

Breakfast banquet

Joining friends visiting from Spain for an elegant brunch in courtyard of Hôtel George V.

Below: still warm viennoiseries, as good as they look

Four Seasons George V Hotel
31 Avenue George V 75008

6 August 2019

On a quai

“Though I have often looked for one, I finally had to admit that there could be no cure for Paris.”
Prologue, The Paris Wife, Paula McLain

5 August 2019

Tartine du jour

A light summer's day lunch: 
farm fresh goat cheese atop toasted pain de campagne, radishes, green onion, grilled cherry tomatoes, baby spinach leaves en salade

Au Sauvignon  
80 rue des Saints-Pères 75007


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3 August 2019

3 hours (or less) from Paris: Côte d'Azur #6

With today's photos, the last of this week-long series, I return to the city of Nice. There's so much more, as this entire region will always hold special memories.

Above: early morning walks on the beach

Below: Nice's open-air market; lemons and leaves; in line for socca, local griddled chickpea flour olive oil pancakes; fountain at Place Massena near La Promenade des Anglais

Direct flights daily (1 hour 30 minutes) + car rental at airport

- La gastronomie on the Côte d'Azur -
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1 August 2019

3 hours (or less) from Paris: Côte d'Azur #4

Mougins, not far from Saint Tropez and where Pablo Picasso chose to spend the last years of his life, is one of the prettiest villages of the Côte d'Azur. But for me, a mere mention of its name and I remember how many times, when in the region, we'd excitedly head to Roger Vergé's incomparable Michelin three-starred Moulin de Mougins. Considered one of France's greatest chefs, Vergé sadly passed away in 2015. It was there, with friends from London years ago, our three-hour lunch kicked off with deep-fried fish bones, piled high on a platter and served with a spicy aïoli, one of the most exquisitely simple ameuse-gueules we'd ever had.

Below: portrait of Picasso in town center