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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The colours of Rio de Janeiro

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Rio modern, Rio vintage, Rio decadent, Rio is so much beauty and fun. We LOVED staying at charming and very friendly Hotel Mama Ruiza. Thanks to Jean-Michel and his team.

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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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New York Stories

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It’s always an early wake up when coming to New York from London. What’s so great about NY is that you will find life at any hour of the day. My daughter Jasmine and Iris were thrilled to find big blue bubble gums in a Deli at 6am, walking out of the hotel.

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Kids in the streets : Kitulgala, Sri Lanka

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I took these three pictures in the same spot, in the deep countryside of  South Sri Lanka. I first saw the girl on the store front with her 70′s dress, matching the colourful products and advertisement of the background. Just opposite the store, another girl was staring, proud in her father’s sneakers.

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Les Landes, South West of France

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I have spent all my summers in Les Landes as a child. My parents fall in love with the place and bought a house there soon after I was born. Les Landes is located in South West of France; it is a long strip  that goes from South of Bordeaux to North of Biarritz. It was planted with pine trees under Napoleon, to fix the moving sand ground.

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