Safety and refuge is what I seek in a hotel. In turn that implies that the décor is aesthetic, the staff welcoming, and the very act of walking through the main door drapes me...

On the rue de Charonne, in the backstreets of Paris' 11th district, just north of the Gare de Lyon, is a cluster of four extraordinary places to eat and drink: Séptime, Clamato, Tapisserie and Séptime...

If I could live anywhere in Paris, I would chose an apartment overlooking the Maurice Gardette Square – the largest patch of green in the 11th arrondissement, shaded by mature trees, and with green...

"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...

I discovered Belleville when I stayed at Babel Hotel Belleville, which has become one of my favourite hotels in Paris. Belleville is a vibrant district, home to successive waves of immigration from cultures around...

I asked Frenchie Covent Garden if I could hang out in their kitchen to shoot my 'documentary' for the London Institute of Photography. It was my first time back since Greg Marchand opened Frenchie Covent Garden...