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Best Cooking Classes in the World, Tried and Tested

Best Cooking Classes in the World, Tried and Tested

Learning to cook a dish from one of Asia’s best restaurants, mastering the art of making macarons in Paris, and cooking with a Countess in Venice are just a few of our picks of the best cooking classes in the world. I’ve long said that discovering...
Romantic Travel: Getting In the Mood for Romance

Romantic Travel: Getting In the Mood for Romance

As it’s Valentines Day, we thought we’d offer some romantic travel ideas and tips from our grand tour for getting in the mood for romance. It may be too late to get on a flight to Marrakech or book a beach house in Costa Rica, but...
Paris apartment rentals are wonderful, but…

Paris apartment rentals are wonderful, but…

Paris apartment rentals are wonderful, but…their damn staircases. It is a pretty staircase  though, but we’ve seen too much of it from our top floor apartment. Check this out for fun in our Paris apartment rental. It’s a long way up, and a long way down....
Paris Reflections and Travel Tips

Paris Reflections and Travel Tips

Sigh...Paris. Time for some Paris reflections. No destination so far on our Grand Tour has put an exclamation point onto what we are trying to achieve more than Paris. Paris really is a series of small villages, all with their own infrastructure, rhythm of life, and feel to...
Getting Your Kicks at the Moulin Rouge!

Getting Your Kicks at the Moulin Rouge!

It seems a night getting your kicks at the Moulin Rouge in Paris’ red-light district, Pigalle, is a must-do experience for many of you visiting Paris if the nightly long lines on Boulevard Clichy are any indication. This certainly wasn’t our first trip to Paris...
A Tale of Two Omelette Recipes

A Tale of Two Omelette Recipes

Seeing we’re in Paris*, we should talk omelettes. But let’s start with a confession. Not one Parisian we have talked to has said they make omelettes at home. Even Paris chef Pierre Gagnaire, who we visited to seek advice about The Dish I should make, went...
Paris Walks — Meandering Multicultural Paris

Paris Walks — Meandering Multicultural Paris

That couscous could be considered Paris’ quintessential dish by one of the city’s star chefs, that an American tourist told us what she most loved about Paris was its diversity, and that a ban of the full Islamic veil (niqab) or ‘burqa’ as the French...