Last year, after a weak third quarter, investors were looking for any reason to sell LVMH. I, on the other hand, told you that luxury like that at LVMH never goes out of style. My twice-a-year on-the-ground intelligence gathering trips in France always include visits to LVMH retail locations in Paris. There’s no better way […]
The eagerly awaited list of the Top 100+ European Heritage Restaurants of 2019 is out, and our long- time friend Johan Bjorklund’s Beaune-based Le Bistro de L’Hotel is the #1 ranking French name on the distinguished roster. Debbie and I are at L’Hotel Beaune visiting with Johan as I write you. The #2 French name […]
The Inn at Little Washington was created by chef Patrick O’Connell. This three Michelin star restaurant is our favorite hotel/restaurant in North America. Hotel Le Bristol is easily the finest Palace Hotel in Paris. Our family friend of many years Leah Marshall is the managing director. Debbie and I ran into Patrick, with Leah, on […]
Greetings from the Inn at Little Washington.
Originally posted February 24, 2015. In a recent Washington Post interview, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo was asked, “You said you were going to sue Fox News over its allegations that there are “no-go” zones in France—areas where only Muslims can go. Aren’t there places in Paris where people are afraid to go?” Mayor Hidalgo responded, […]
Dick and I are heading back to Paris late in April. A good part of the fun of our planning is the reading, studying, and dreaming of all things francaise. David Lebovitz’s video of a visit to one of Paris’s wonderful open markets always inspires. We’ve stayed often at the Hotel Lutetia on Blvd. Raspail […]
A top five New England eatery, No doubt about it! Natalie Clunan writes for Only In Your State: Rhode Island has restaurants with spectacular views and restaurants with spectacular food. But if you’re seeking one restaurant that has both, the list of possibilities shrinks. One that tops the list is this pretty pond restaurant where the scenery and […]
L’Ami Louis is always one of our first, must hit, bistro stops when in Paris. And Louis holds court with an iron hand. You had better to be ready with your full table order when Louis hits (I’m ready) your table. I would go for the plates of roast chicken, grass fed steak, escargots, white […]