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A Visit to Mont St Michel

Mont St Michel is one of the most picturesque historical sights to see in France. Medieval Mont St Michel abbey famously perches on top of a rocky island near the coasts of Normandy and Brittany. This UNESCO World Cultural Heritage listed site is hugely popular and always busy. The Romanesque-Gothic abbey complex is absolutely worth [...]

A Visit to Mont St Michel 2016-12-11T23:39:35+00:00

Infiniti – Empower the drive

While many German brands such as Porsche and BMW, just to name a few, are known for their luxury cars, the Asian brands have been slowly trying to enter the European market. Infiniti is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Nissan. Infiniti officially started selling vehicles on 8th November 1989 in North America. While [...]

Infiniti – Empower the drive 2016-12-14T10:04:38+00:00

A Walk at Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

Paris reputation as a world capital of fashion is firmly established. Essential step of fashion shows, the city also houses all of the greatest French and international haute couture, ready-to-wear and jewelery headquarters. This route will take you to a world of elegance and refinement, going past the poshest districts of the capital. THE ITINERARY: [...]

A Walk at Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 2016-12-11T23:37:00+00:00

Fake Luxury Goods in China : The headache of luxury brands

For the past decades, fake luxury goods have been causing a headache for most luxury brands across the world. They have been particularly challenging in China, where both cheap reproductions and high-quality counterfeits have become easily available. This problem has undoubtedly gotten worse with China’s growing e-commerce market. There are many online published reports about [...]

Fake Luxury Goods in China : The headache of luxury brands 2016-12-14T10:42:37+00:00

Clive Christian Perfumes

Clive Christian was established in 1999 when the English designer acquired the oldest British Perfume House, The Crown Perfumery, first made famous 135 years ago when it was uniquely honored by Queen Victoria with the gift of her crown as a symbol of utmost quality and British excellence. Clive Christian revived the original values of [...]

Clive Christian Perfumes 2016-12-11T23:29:12+00:00

L’Artisan Parfumeur – The Niche Perfume House

L’Artisan Parfumeur is a French niche perfume house established in 1976 by Jean-François Laporte to offer an alternative to mass perfumery. The history relates that L’Artisan Parfumeur was the outcome of a challenge between his friend and himself. He then experimented and created original scents with “natural essences”. With the success of his first line [...]

L’Artisan Parfumeur – The Niche Perfume House 2016-12-14T10:14:46+00:00

Les Néréides Jewellery

Les Néréides begins with a love story. Pascale and Enzo met as teenagers at the Academy des Beaux-Arts. She was from three generations of artists; he was from a large Italian family. Young and in love, the couple married, moved to Nice and founded Les Néréides in 1980. Three decades later, Les Néréides is a [...]

Les Néréides Jewellery 2016-12-11T23:24:42+00:00

42 Avenue Gabriel, a new capital address for the « happy few »

Nestled in a peaceful place mid-way between Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and Avenue Montaigne,  La Réserve Paris – Hotel and Spa overlooks the Grand Palais, the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon and the Concorde obelisk. Just in front, a majestic curtain of trees preserves the intimacy of this place, like an echo of the Elysée gardens [...]

42 Avenue Gabriel, a new capital address for the « happy few » 2016-12-14T11:37:07+00:00

5-star Spa Experience – Encore Spa at Wynn Macau

An exclusive sanctuary, the Spa at Encore offers exquisite signature treatments, relaxing massages and results-driven facials in every suite. Each private suite features its own steam room, sauna, hydrotherapy aroma bath and relaxation lounge. The 11,500 square foot Spa at Encore offers private therapies, invigorating water facilities and a Fitness Center. The Forbes Travel Guide [...]

5-star Spa Experience – Encore Spa at Wynn Macau 2016-12-11T23:20:19+00:00

Meilleur Ouvrier de France

“Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France” (shortened to MOF) is a unique and prestigious craftsmen competition held among professionals every four years in France. This contest is organised and recognised as a third-level degree by the French Ministry of Labour. Created in 1924, initially between the best workers of the era aged 23 and over, [...]

Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2016-12-14T10:20:44+00:00

Les Merveilleuse Ladurée

Before getting to the new holiday collection 2016 of Les Merveilleuses Ladurée, let us talk a little bit about the brand. For those who don’t know (just in case), Ladurée is the legendary patisserie or salon de thé was founded in Paris in 1862 by Louis Ernest Ladurée. Ladurée has been representing the French “art [...]

Les Merveilleuse Ladurée 2016-12-13T14:09:12+00:00

Forks, knives and dainty mouthfuls

With the fine dining etiquette, there are many rules that must be followed but let us take a closer look at the cutlery on the table. With the different cultures in the world, the fine dining etiquette is not always known to those who have never heard of it. For first-timers having a meal in [...]

Forks, knives and dainty mouthfuls 2016-12-14T10:27:56+00:00

Japanese’s Real Edible Gold Ice-Cream – 日本镶金冰淇淋

Have you ever seen or eaten "Gold leaf ice cream"? This unique ice cream is produced by the local shop "Hakuichi" located in Kanazawa, Ishikawa. You will be surprised to see the large square gold leaf covers almost the whole ice cream! 你有看过可以吃的镶金冰淇淋吗?这个那么具有特色的冰淇淋是创制于日本的一家出产金银的公司Hakuichi(箔一),位于Kanazawa(金泽市)。看到这个城市带有个金字就大概知道他们是以金闯出名堂的啦! First, have you ever heard of Kanazawa city in Ishikawa prefecture, which [...]

Japanese’s Real Edible Gold Ice-Cream – 日本镶金冰淇淋 2016-12-11T23:05:07+00:00

The Spirit TEA SALON Dalloyau

Paris is often associated with outdoor cafés and coffee and wine culture. As surprising as it seems, there are great spots in Paris where one could stop and enjoy some tea savouring. Tea enters the French history in the 17th century by becoming the regular drink of the French Royal court in the under the [...]

The Spirit TEA SALON Dalloyau 2016-12-14T10:34:28+00:00

Matcha Desserts

Even the healthiest lifestyle needs space for a treat now and then. You’ll savor each and every bite – down to the very last crumb or lick of the spoon. What are your dessert dreams made of? Heavenly custard cream? Dark chocolate truffles? Cute cupcakes with frosting? From milkshakes to mousse to macarons, add matcha [...]

Matcha Desserts 2016-12-11T22:58:58+00:00

Fauchon, more than a century…

Named after his founder « Auguste Fauchon », the first Fauchon store opened in 1886 at Place de la Madeleine. At the very beginning, the core business of Auguste Fauchon was to sell fruits and vegetables from France’s best orchards and fields. It was only in 1895 that the bakery/pastry counter was opened. Over the years, Auguste [...]

Fauchon, more than a century… 2016-12-12T13:32:29+00:00

Coffee Shops in Korea & Things You Need to Know about Coffee

Café Namusairo It first opened in 2002 right in front of Seoul National University and later moved here in 2013. They focus on the basics of coffee and use good materials for everything—from raw coffee beans to the handcrafted sauces. They offer customers a rare type of specialty coffee that costs up to 20,000 won a cup as well [...]

Coffee Shops in Korea & Things You Need to Know about Coffee 2016-12-11T22:53:25+00:00

Quique Dacosta – The Self Made Man

Born in 1972 in Jarandilla de la Vera, Spain, Quique began his career as a chef in 1986. He started to work at the age of 14 in the kitchen and was very much influenced, almost French chefs with very different culinary trajectories from the one he was working on at that time. This sparked [...]

Quique Dacosta – The Self Made Man 2016-12-14T10:47:44+00:00

Angelina’s Classics Pastry Collection

For over a century, Angelina has built a reputation as a place of sophistication and indulgence. Opened in 1903 by the confectioner Antoine Rumpelmayer, the tearoom was named after his daughter-in-law. The Angelina’s salons had the opportunity to welcome Proust and Gabrielle Chanel along with the biggest names in fashion during that period. Designed by [...]

Angelina’s Classics Pastry Collection 2016-12-12T10:32:03+00:00

3 Michelin-Starred Cantonese Cuisine – The Eight at Grand Lisboa Hotel

When you think of Macau, you would associate it with the former Portuguese colony and Las Vegas. Macau is not only a famous place for gamble and heritage but also for its delicious cuisine. On the fine dining spectrum, The Eight is a glamorous 3-star Michelin rated restaurant (since 2014. up to its current list [...]

3 Michelin-Starred Cantonese Cuisine – The Eight at Grand Lisboa Hotel 2016-12-11T22:46:09+00:00

Coca-cola Themed Restaurant

  Hong Kong Disneyland transformed the original Main Street Corner Cafe on Main Street U.S.A into the city’s first Coca-Cola themed restaurant in October. The Victorian-style restaurant hosted by Coca-Cola showcases a historical collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia from the 1900s with its new décor, including Coca-Cola stained glass windows, posters and calendars of Victorian Gibson [...]

Coca-cola Themed Restaurant 2016-12-11T22:39:03+00:00

La Pâtisserie des Rêves, a dream comes true…

French pastries and cakes have always been at the summit of guilty pleasures. Philippe Conticini, a talented pastry chef and Thierry Teyssier, the founder of Lever le rideau and Maisons des rêves, have collaborated to materialise « La Pâtisserie des rêves » to bring us to our childhood gourmet experiences by reinventing with their own touch the [...]

La Pâtisserie des Rêves, a dream comes true… 2016-12-13T01:49:37+00:00

Amazing AirBnB Rentals in Paris

Renting out someone else’s home during travel is becoming a thing now. Not only you get to live in a larger space with fully equipped kitchen, living room etc, you also get to live like a local, experience the culture of a foreign city better. Staying in a rather decent 4-star hotel for approximately 150euros [...]

Amazing AirBnB Rentals in Paris 2016-12-11T22:34:46+00:00

Le Chocolat by Alain Ducasse

For the past 30 years, the three Michelin star chef Alain Ducasse, has been known for his rigorous selection of quality products, fully expressing their original flavours and fragrances in his cuisine. In the optic of providing his clientele the finest experience of chocolate through his art, « La Manufacture du Chocolat » has been materialised in [...]

Le Chocolat by Alain Ducasse 2016-12-12T16:08:23+00:00

Best Cruises

Best Value for Money Winner: Carnival Cruise Line Why: Carnival is the Everycruiser's line, appealing to a broad spectrum of vacationers who share one common trait: They all want a crazy-fun escape without going bankrupt. The combination of Carnival's sizable fleet (24 ships), emphasis on popular destinations (Caribbean, Bahamas and Mexico) and dedication to accessible [...]

Best Cruises 2016-12-11T22:29:17+00:00

10 classics of French pastries

The keenest palates will be delighted with the classics of the French pastry. Often revisited by the pastry chef to add their personal touch, from the buttery croissants to the elegant “Saint Honoré”, these are a few classics of the French pastry. The Croissant The croissant is largely considered to be just about the Frenchiest [...]

10 classics of French pastries 2016-12-14T11:17:46+00:00

5-star Luxury Casino Hotel in Asia – Wynn Palace

Wynn Resorts had opened its doors to Wynn Palace, the latest masterpiece from Steve Wynn, at 8pm on August 22, 2016, after six years of development.  The spectacular new destination represents the culmination of Mr. Wynn’s more than 45 years of experience and redefines luxury in Macau’s evolution into a world center of tourism and [...]

5-star Luxury Casino Hotel in Asia – Wynn Palace 2016-12-11T22:24:48+00:00

The Kavalan Distillery – A promising distillery

Taiwan does not have a strong history of making whisky. The Kavalan Distillery, which was established in 2005, is in fact the first and only distillery on the island. Inspired by Taiwan’s relatively consumption of Scotch in recent years, Kavalan Distillery is a dream come true for Mr. Tien-Tsai Lee, the founder of King Car [...]

The Kavalan Distillery – A promising distillery 2016-12-12T11:13:56+00:00

Unusual & Unique Hotels of the World

Liberty Hotel, Boston You don’t have to commit a crime anymore to earn acceptance into Boston’s famous Liberty Hotel, which used to be home to the Charles Street jail—inmates once included Malcolm X and shamed Boston mayor James Curley. Built in 1851, the jail, which resides in the heart of Boston’s Beacon Hill, sealed its [...]

Unusual & Unique Hotels of the World 2016-12-11T22:15:41+00:00

Discovering « Les Caves du Louvre »

  Located in the heart of Paris, « Les caves du Louvre » offering a breath-taking setting to discover the history of wine. This mansion of the 1st arrondissement classified as a historical monument has one of the most beautiful facade of the 17th century of Paris. Erected by the Sommelier of Louis XV, it [...]

Discovering « Les Caves du Louvre » 2016-12-13T01:38:34+00:00