October in Lindos, Rhodes (Greece)

This is one of the joys of being in Europe : having so many wonderful and diverse destinations at close reach. Our latest travel was to Rhodes where our friends Tim&Dixie got married. It took us nearly 4 hours to reach the island and the first great surprise was going off…

Un week end a la mer : Margate & Broadstairs

Nothing like a sunny September weekend to visit the seaside. The emptiness gives a nostalgic feeling, the temperature is just cold enough to make it bearable and to bring a crisp clear light. Margate and Broadstairs were sought-after destinations in the 50's, before plane…

Provence, South of France

Provence is a wonderful place to visit and next year will be a particularly good time to head there as Marseille-Provence will be “Capitale de la Culture 2013”. Provence is already packed with fantastic festivals in normal times : Avignon (theatre), Arles (photography),…

Exploring Northern Italy & Venice

Everyone loves Italy, with its sunny weather, great history, gastronomy, and for the beach culture. For who prefers avoiding overcrowded spots, Umbria, Abruzzo and Veneto are great options, with green hilly landscapes, hidden little villages, amazing food and wine. A few years…

Introduction to Farm Life in France

How about unpluging yourself from the urban craze and enjoying the very best of the countryside ? Un Lit au Pré (« A Bed in a Meadow ») offers stays in small-scale French farms. A unique Art de Vivre experience on real active farms, where the farmer and family are passionate…

Le chalet de Balthus, Switzerland

Travelling to Switzerland is like walking in a postcard. Cliches there are reality out there: green grass, white mountains, blue lakes, cows and bells, geranium & flags on balconies...We always have fun in Switzerland and there is so much to dbe seen in that tiny country :…

Eat and sleep in London

New update - April 2014...have a nice stay in London!

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

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

Travel : Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

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…

The colours of Peru

Peru, a festival of colours - Here I will let the images speak!  ……

Hidden in Uruguay…

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…

Shopping, eating, 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?