South meets North in Palermo. The capital of Sicily vibrates to a cacophony of sounds, colour and smells. The city's architecture dates back to the Arabs and the Normans, as wave after wave of...

At times, we need to get away from dense, city centres to find more intimate neighbourhoods. Hani Belasen opened Bonjour Jacob concept store near Canal Saint-Martin in Paris because the neighbourhood was a place...

There's a small crossroads in the 11th arrondissement in Paris, a five-minute walk east of Bastille, where there's a Michelin-starred restaurant, a seafood restaurant, a patisserie, a natural wine bar...

A mere two hours south west of Paris by train, Bordeaux is a cool contender for a weekend break by the water. Even the city's very name reflects ‘au bord de l’eau’ –...

I've been to Cannes more times than any other town (not city) in Europe. It's always for work, for an event, whether the Cannes Film Festival, the International Luxury Travel Market, MAPIC (retail) or...

I hadn’t seen Daniel Morgan since his pop-up at Carousel in London.  After which he left a message of thanks on my blog post, adding “I hope we meet again some day". That day...

When the Olympic Games open in Paris in 2024, the newly renovated Le Grand Palais will take centre stage. This Beaux Arts wonder of the world is a 1900s cathedral to glass and metal,...

"Beauty is the promise of happiness,” wrote French writer Stendhal in 1822.  I went along to the Bourse de Commerce, in Paris' 1st arrondissement, this November (2021). I wanted to marvel at the beauty of...

Familiarity is comforting. It creates a warm feeling. That’s why I returned to Fleur de Pavé this autumn (2021). The one-Michelin starred restaurant of Sylvain Sendra's is less than ten minutes’ walk...