Champagne, pastries and tea at Plaza Athénée

My friend Milla and I have a tradition. We’ve only done it three times but the experience is so enjoyable we know it will be repeated. Whenever she takes the Eurostar (she’s British) to spend a few glorious days in Paris, I meet her at the Plaza Athénée on avenue Montaigne. And off we go…

French touch

It’s been a month since my trip to France for the holidays. A wonderful time that ended with a few days in Paris, a city that never ceases to amaze me by its romantic beauty. The gifts and objects I brought back from my home country brighten up my days with a refined French touch.…

Postcards, tea and a kimono: memories of a year in Japan

“Refinement” is the word that comes to my mind when I think of Japan, despite the initial culture shock I told you about. Even though the Japanese are obsessed with high-tech, they are fiercely protective of their traditions and feel close to nature. The few objects I brought back from my stay remind me of…