Month: February 2019

‘La Crème de la Crème’ Market Tour and Cooking Class in Paris

‘La Crème de la Crème’ Market Tour and Cooking Class in Paris

Tucked away on a tiny ‘passage’ just off the bustling, vibrant market street of rue Cler in the 7th arrondissement, the last thing you would expect to see when pushing open the front door of Charlotte’s home and workplace is a fully-fledged, gleaming professional kitchen […]

‘In Vino Veritas’ – Discovering Leonardo’s Vineyard in the Heart of Milan

‘In Vino Veritas’ – Discovering Leonardo’s Vineyard in the Heart of Milan

Just across the road from where the sacred ‘Last Supper’ painting is preciously stowed under lock and key lies a small but perfectly conceived hidden gem of Renaissance Italy that would be all too easy to miss. It’s yet another example, so common in Milan, […]

“Life is a Cabaret, old chum” : Putting a Feather in your Cap in Paris

“Life is a Cabaret, old chum” : Putting a Feather in your Cap in Paris

Sally Bowles, aka Liza Minelli, famously urged us all in best carpe diem style to put down our knitting, the book and the broom to come hear the music play – and where better place to do so than during a stay in the heart of cabaret land. Paris may be famous for Food, Fashion and the French Revolution, but it is also synonymous with Love, the Louvre and those long legs kicking out the iconic Can-can routine. Here’s the lowdown on what the three best-known spectacles have in common – and what makes each one unique. (more…)