Bachelorette party with view of the Chateau de Versailles

Bachelorette party at the Trianon PalaceFor her bachelorette party, Chloe received a short letter written in the style of the 18th century, that gave her appointment in a mythic place: her friends thought of everything.

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The Colin Field from the Ritz Paris Cocktail made for La Première

Cocktail Colin Field for Air FranceAir France wanted to serve a sur-mesure altitude cocktail for La Première and asked the well known Head Barman of the Hotel Ritz Paris, Colin Peter Field to create it.

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Historical Haute-Couture in Versailles

historical costume"I was born in Versailles and visited frequently the Château: I am fascinated by the Grand Siècle which inspired so many artists and conferred to the French Savoir-Vivre its patent of nobility, to become a world reference."

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VIP at the château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Vaux-le-VicomteSuperintendant of King Louis XIV, Nicolas Fouquet acquired an enormous wealth and built a magnificent château, between 1641 and 1661.

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Horses in the city, under the Eiffel Tower

Longines International Jump"Horses in the city": the sentence appears on the projection screen when I come into the Café de l’Homme for the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping launching.

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Concierge services at Paris Aeroport

Concierge services at Paris AeroportParis Aeroport has introduced a premium bus link between Paris, Roissy and Orly, launched a conciergerie for VIP travellers...

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The everyday hat of the 21st century

hats by Genevieve ParoisGenevieve is hat designer for events or ceremonies, but especially for the everyday life.

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Saint-Tropez by Willy Rizzo in a limited edition

St-Tropez by Willy RizzoThe gallery is located in the very select Carré Rive Gauche in Paris. When I come to the private view of the exhibition, it is pouring rain; Willy Rizzo’s sunny photographic images line the walls inside.

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Once upon a time, there was an old-growth forest in Yunnan

old-growth forestOnce upon a time, there was an old-growth forest in Yunnan, where a very rare tea tree was growing, which was the ancestor of all teas : it was called the Pu’Er tea.

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Gardener of a rainbow of forgotten vegetables

forgotten vegetables in BolzanoDuring his trip to India, Harald discovered the harmony of working the land, the life punctuated by the seasons and the real measure of night turning into day.

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Private concierge for VIP in Paris, in the Loire Valley and in the Champagne region

Anne de Paris conciergeAnne gave me an appointment at the Ritz Paris and we sat down in the Bar Vendôme, below the glass roof. She took her blue notebook, printed with the four gold letters, from her bag.

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Veuve Clicquot and the urban kitchen garden, a few steps away from the Champs Elysées

Veuve Clicquot kitchen gardenHanging aromatic herbs pots on the side, orange bar stools, deckchairs and candles on the garden tables, we are in Veuve Clicquot’s urban kitchen garden, a few steps away from the Champs Elysées.

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Ultra-creative eco-friendly fashion in Bolzano

Re-belloThey are three, want to change the world, do something that they really enjoy to do and which allow them to earn a living: Re-bello was born.

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The Tower Rizzi, with drawbridge, indoor pool and astronomical observatory

Tower Chalet Rizzi in South TyrolSimone met us in a traditional restaurant, midway up the hill: above us, we can see the overhanging tower Rizzi.

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Hay sorbet and fresh herb massage in Italy

fresh herbs massageTwo refined luxury surprises awaited me when I traveled to the South Tyrol in Northern Italy last year: the hay sorbet and the fresh herb massage, in the heart of powerful natural surroundings.

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Dalida’s wardrobe at the Palais Galliera

DalidaDalida was a fervent lover of fashion, all fashion. Ex-Miss Egypt, she was prepared to wear any type of clothes and any style, with audacity.

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Barber and creator of the shaving caviar and gold foam

Stache cornerStache Corner is a barber, a sort of creative barber who had the idea of inventing a shaving foam for caviar and another for gold. Stache Corner, barber - Art de Vivre à la Française (French Art of Living): the elegant business card that David gives me...

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The wine tasting school for beginners, experts and oenologists

wine tasting"Wine tasting is an activity open to everybody. French do not have the monopol, nor experts or oenologists […] the aim remains common. It allows us to gauge and to understand a wine." The foreword of the Petit Traîté de la Dégustation (Short Treatise of Wine Tasting) drew my attention.

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Gastronomic dinner as if we were in Piazza di Bolzano

Chris Oberhammer at the Atelier des ChefsThe Province of Bolzano or Alto Adige is located in the north of Italy, at the Austrian border. Also called « South Tyrol », it is nevertheless Italian and the event which took place at the Atelier des Chefs in Paris this week, particularly seduced the guests by a warm welcome.

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Autophoto at the Fondation Cartier

Autophoto at the Fondation CartierWhen looking through the windshield of a car, is a rectangular landscape, like taking a snapshot : Autophoto at the Fondation Cartier explores the crossover between car and photography from their origins.

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