Eat and sleep in London

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New update – April 2014…have a nice stay in London!

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San Francisco – what to see, where to eat and sleep

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I had a wonderful time in sunny San Francisco, where I was able to catch up with children’s designers Jess Brown & to Dagmar Daley. Both recommended 

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Travel : Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

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Cartagena is a fun destination with kids. The ancient city, surrounded by walls, was declared Unesco
World Heritage Site in 1984. Way back in time, the Spanish used Cartagena to store the gold they stole from the Incas. The fortifications were built  to protect it from pirates and corsairs (French and English privateers licensed by their king). 

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The colours of Peru

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Peru, a festival of colours – Here I will let

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Hidden in Uruguay…

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Alium Boutique  opened in Garzon (Uruguay) in 2008 by Carolyn Prevett (textile designer) and Mariano Piñeyrúa (industrial designer), founders of  Alium Design Studio. Both students of the Centro de Diseño Industrial (CDI) Montevideo, Carolyn and Mariano play with the aesthetics of the peaceful village. Respecting the materials and techniques of craftsmen, Alium develops unique and original products

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Shopping, eating, wandering in Sao Paolo

Wandering in Sao Paolo

The largest city in the Southern hemisphere, Sao Paolo counts 20 millions habitants, 10 millions cars and the largest Italian, Jewish, Japanese communities in the world. A tower of Babel full of energy and vitality. And stunning architecture. Could you live here?

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Rio de Janeiro

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Modern Rio, Vintage Rio, Decadent Rio, Rio is so much beauty and fun. All vertical, with a crazy urban jungle and beautiful beaches. We loved the Jardim Botanico, a must to visit with kids.

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Copenhagen!

The mythical Northern light

When it comes to design, it’s an evidence : there is really plenty to see all over the city.

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A day in Paris

Le bonbon au palais, a wonderful candy store in Rue Monge, selling all the old good candies from all the regions of France, like the Calissons d’Aix, Betises de Cambrais, les Violettes de Toulouse…

Paris in December, between Le Marais and La Sorbonne….

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We Love Switzerland…

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Jasmine in the Swiss mountains –  Tee-shirt Maan, short pants Bonton, cardigan  Petit Bateau.

Vintage posters on display at Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland.

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At play in Provence

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Pictures taken at La Bastide de Richeaume, a lovely B&B with tons of charm at very friendly price. Breakfast is served in the garden under a tree, with homemade jams, fruits, delicious bread and viennoiseries. Highly recommended!

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Discovering and loving Brooklyn

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Coming from Manhattan, Brooklyn feels like an oasis of creativity and calm. When I moved to New York in 2004,  taxis were reluctant to go take people to Brooklyn. Now it has become a must-visit destination with lots of great restaurants and cool hotels. Since we left New York in 2008, more than two thirds of our friends living in Manhattan have moved to Brooklyn! Here’s a few addresses for you.

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