Côte d’Azur: Monaco

Ah... Monaco, Monaco. All the glitz, glamour, multibillionaires, fast cars, yachts and bling that one cannot get enough of in Dubai. And snobbery. Wait, but no. Curiously enough, I did not get that. In fact, I felt more like everyone was there just to relax and enjoy themselves along the Mediterranean coast, with a lot … Continue reading Côte d’Azur: Monaco

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it’s uncanny what life throws at you when you least expect it

I was watching a program this week featuring El Celler de Can Roca, a 3-Michelin star restaurant in Catalonia, Spain, apparently the top restaurant in the world, when I thought: it would be such a nice treat to eat at such a place for one of my birthdays... As I watched, I could only imagine what a delight … Continue reading it’s uncanny what life throws at you when you least expect it

Champagne: the go-to wine for celebrations in France

Birthday? Crack open a bottle of champagne. New job, promotion? Get out the champagne! New baby? More champagne! A weekend lunch with friends and family? Champagne, please... Only the sparkling wine from the Champagne region in France can be called champagne. Not reserved just for weddings and New Years, champagne is usually served as an aperitif with a … Continue reading Champagne: the go-to wine for celebrations in France