Come with me on my travels
Share in my delight of the beauty of the people, the style of the cities and towns, the colour of the countryside, the delicious flavours and distinctive culture of this most captivating country. Come to Paris, visit the chateaux, relax on the Riviera, get lost in the tiny, age-old rues, and indulge in our common love of All Things French.
As I sit here to write shortly after my return from France, I am compelled to ask myself, ”What is a Francophile?’. ‘Why am I so drawn to this country?’. I am ecstatic when I arrive … in tears when I go. What is it that draws me back here again, and again, that causes my heart to swell and tears to …Read More
Experience a fairy-tale moment from your childhood dreaming. For travellers like myself, seeing any Châteaux in France is like stepping through the looking glass into an unreal world. Château de Chantilly is no exception. In pristine condition and nestled serenely into it’s flawless landscape, this beautiful castle must be seen to be believed. The building and gardens themselves are stunning, to say nothing …Read More
I can hear you. Why would anyone want to organise a 6-week holiday to la belle France and travel with an airline-approved, international carry-on bag as their only luggage? Is it even possible? Why would I want it to be possible? Ask my ex. After all, my inexplicable desire to cram 45-odd days of living into a case designed as a weekender …Read More
My latest foray into ‘French women’ land is the book ‘French Women Don’t Sleep Alone’ by Jamie Cat Callan. It’s an interesting title which speaks more to crafting the opportunity for partnering than simply being randomly available – and preferring company. ‘JE NE SAIS QUOI’ Although written in a way that suggests all French women fall unhesitatingly into the category of…well…all …Read More
Deep into the left bank of the River Seine, discover the meeting grounds of the unforgettable ‘Lost Generation’. Many writers, painters, sculptors, and actors, such as Hemingway, Picasso, Fitzgerald and Chagall, found solace and inspiration in the Bohemian lifestyle of Paris during the 1920’s. In Montparnasse, amongst the buzz of neon signs, car horns, and the cheerfully noisy crowds of …Read More
Villa et Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat One of the spectacular highlights of staying in Villefranche sur Mer is undoubtedly the experience of visiting the breathtaking Villa et Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. The deliciously feminine home of Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild is located on Cap Ferrat, the eastern flank of Villefranche harbour. The Villa has magnificent views across the fabulous …Read More