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Fish market on Marseille's "Vieux Port"

Fish market on Marseille’s « Vieux Port »

Which other can metropole boast an authentic fish market most mornings of the year, bang in the middle of town? We follow Jose Potier, epicurean, and owner of « Rhizome, Les racines du gout », a high end epicerie in glamorous Endoume.    
Salon Coté Sud 2018: Bleu infini

Salon Coté Sud 2018: Bleu infini

A blue edition, unsurprisingly, as the colour is unescapable at the moment, in all it’s variations and shades. I don’t really complain, as it is my favourite colour anyway, especially indigo..       
Season's greetings!

Season’s greetings!

Il tre stance, Firenze

Il tre stance, Firenze

This kind of place is simply unique and hard to describe, but suffice to say that we won’t look further when staying in Florence. The property is a palazzo, with immensely high ceilings, meters from the Duomo. The interior has been considerately refurbished, leaving the traces of original stucco and furnished with antique or vintage furniture:...
Spring in Hyde Park

Spring in Hyde Park

It’s rare enough to get Hyde park with this kind of light, that it did deserve a few shots Henry Moore’s « The Arch »  The serpentine Gallery       « Still Water », by Nic fiiddian-Green, at Marble Arch And one for the keen memories of when it first opened, the pirate boat of the Lady Di memorial...
Docks de Marseille

Docks de Marseille

Some views of the new Docks, once more renovated to allow for shops, cafes and restaurants to open up on the ground floor of this Marseille’s landmark. This time by 5+1 AA architect. The result is not as beautifully preserved as it was before (see here) but it is now able to receive public on a...
Hotel Amour, Paris

Hotel Amour, Paris

One more entry in my tourist guide section… this one is dark and handsome, just like my other half  
Hong Kong Postcard

Hong Kong Postcard

A long due postcard from Hong Kong…. or looking for the spirit of « In the mood for love », a constant travel in time that hits the most flamboyant modernity          Back home, our Christmas deco is shifting from Chile, to east of France and to the Far East :)…. Merry Christmas and...
Berlin Design

Berlin Design

Baerk (I know, strange name ain’it?) a mini concept store in mitte by Berlin designer Ilov Ilov, a few clever objects available on their website.
St Oberholtz Apartments, Berlin Mitte

St Oberholtz Apartments, Berlin Mitte

Located above a hip internet cafe invaded by macbook users, our first try at airbnb is a large, tall and handsome flat. Restored keeping all architectural artefacts, which starkly contrast with the black and white deco and contemporary art. Right on buzzy Rosenthaler strasse, it really ticket all the right boxes.. We « lived like a...
Titine

Titine

The story starts with an idea: refurbish a vintage caravan into a fun-loving bar/occasional extra bedroom for guests…… next thing we know, our friends Alain and Benedicte show up at our place with « Titine » at the back of the car/truck (but that’s another long story…) So here is Titine with Alain and Ben, before the...
Alexander Mc Queen @ the V&A

Alexander Mc Queen @ the V&A

Although no where close to being a fashionista, and looking a bit out of place amongst the most exuberant fashion crowd at this exhibition… But it was this years must see as I understood it from a friend who had been fascinated at the MET version back in 2011.. and didn’t shy away from seeing...