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When I first saw Mont Saint Michel from 25 kilometers away, it did not seem real – just a mirage off in the distance.   It rises out of the misty fog in the bay like a fairy-tale castle.  It is almost seems fake, but as you get closer you realize that it is indeed real and huge.   One can see how this place can inspire many with wonder.

When I first saw Mont Saint Michel from 25 kilometers away, it did not seem real – just a mirage off in the distance. It rises out of the misty fog in the bay like a fairy-tale castle. It is almost seems fake, but as you get closer you realize that it is indeed real and huge. One can see how this place can inspire many with wonder.

Two years ago, on a sunny day four good friends set off on a road trip to Provence in search of Château La Coste.   We didn’t really know much about the place.  We did know that there would be some art within a vineyard setting, and it was along the way to our final destination, a holiday in Nice and Alsace.   So we took a chance and went in search of it.  Boy were we surprised when we found Chateau La Coste ...

Two years ago, on a sunny day four good friends set off on a road trip to Provence in search of Château La Coste. We didn’t really know much about the place. We did know that there would be some art within a vineyard setting, and it was along the way to our final destination, a holiday in Nice and Alsace. So we took a chance and went in search of it. Boy were we surprised when we found Chateau La Coste ...

The Cimetière du Père Lachaise (Father Lachaise cemetery) is definitely a must do when visiting Paris and I firmly believe its residents would have wanted that.  For many generations it has remained one of the top ten things to do. It resembles a hilly English garden complete with moss-covered trees, flowers and cobblestone streets. Under the jurisdiction of the Mairie de Paris (the mayor’s office), it is the most prestigious and most visited park.

The Cimetière du Père Lachaise (Father Lachaise cemetery) is definitely a must do when visiting Paris and I firmly believe its residents would have wanted that. For many generations it has remained one of the top ten things to do. It resembles a hilly English garden complete with moss-covered trees, flowers and cobblestone streets. Under the jurisdiction of the Mairie de Paris (the mayor’s office), it is the most prestigious and most visited park.

I have been very lucky to have the pleasure of travelling a lot this past year. Being such a foodie, wherever I go, I try to eat in at least two great restaurants in town.  Here are my top 10 choices of restaurants from the past year.  Each of the restaurants was able to create a great evening and experience for me.  Do keep in mind that I don’t believe in rating restaurants by numbers, just by a pass or fail.  Roman style – thumbs up or thumbs down.

I have been very lucky to have the pleasure of travelling a lot this past year. Being such a foodie, wherever I go, I try to eat in at least two great restaurants in town. Here are my top 10 choices of restaurants from the past year. Each of the restaurants was able to create a great evening and experience for me. Do keep in mind that I don’t believe in rating restaurants by numbers, just by a pass or fail. Roman style – thumbs up or thumbs down.

I took to wine later in life (pun intended) but up until that time, it just seemed like strong grape juice to me.   It was after my days in politics, once I started working as an event planner that my mind really opened up to one of the oldest and greatest drinks on the planet. The symbol of le raffinement de la vie (the fine life) associated with history, tradition, local quality products, gastronomy and dignified social settings.

I took to wine later in life (pun intended) but up until that time, it just seemed like strong grape juice to me. It was after my days in politics, once I started working as an event planner that my mind really opened up to one of the oldest and greatest drinks on the planet. The symbol of le raffinement de la vie (the fine life) associated with history, tradition, local quality products, gastronomy and dignified social settings.

Entertaining 1.0 – my insider tips to make your next party perfect

Entertaining 1.0 – my insider tips to make your next party perfect

Fill with eggs for Easter, flowers for a wedding, poinsettia leaves for the holidays, or breadsticks for any occasion. Get the directions here.

Fill with eggs for Easter, flowers for a wedding, poinsettia leaves for the holidays, or breadsticks for any occasion. Get the directions here.

One of my first acts in France was to go shopping with mes belles-parents.   It was fantastic.   They had everything and it was so lively. The market, or le marché, as it is known in French, is an integral part of life in all French towns.

One of my first acts in France was to go shopping with mes belles-parents. It was fantastic. They had everything and it was so lively. The market, or le marché, as it is known in French, is an integral part of life in all French towns.

The life of a gregarious event planner & foodie in the south of France. Creating milestone moments for his clients. This blog will be about my work and our lives, but also the interesting things I see and experience. It will also be a discussion on life’s social aspects, with an eye on entertaining and event planning.

The life of a gregarious event planner & foodie in the south of France. Creating milestone moments for his clients. This blog will be about my work and our lives, but also the interesting things I see and experience. It will also be a discussion on life’s social aspects, with an eye on entertaining and event planning.