Costa Rica : RIO PACUARE

29 January 2014

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Fifty shades of Green – part 2!

After our first stay in Tortuguero, we headed to the destination I was the most eager to discover : the Pacuare Lodge, a haven of peace completely lost in the jungle by the Pacuare river. This place is considered by National Geographic as being one of the most beautiful eco-lodges in the world.

Yesterday we talked about photo equipment, today we’ll focus on eco-tourism and sustainable hotel management, an issue you obviously have to care about when you visit that kind of place.

One of this lodge specificity is that it’s really difficult … READ MORE


28 January 2014

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Hola! I’m back! Did you miss me?
I came back from Costa Rica on Sunday night, and I’m going to extend my honeymoon a little bit by publishing each day this week a photo story of our journey in this incredible Central American country. Each step will give me the opportunity to talk to you about a specific topic and point out a particular aspect of the journey, whether it’s cultural, personal or technical. We’ll start today with the complex issue of photographic equipment needed in this kind of place.

After landing in San Jose (five-hour flight from New York) … READ MORE

Winter Wonderland

4 January 2014

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What a nice surprise when I woke up yesterday morning to see that New York was wrapped in a lovely white blanket! The first snow of the year! After the storm, there was a beautiful and magical light.

I took my courage and my camera, I put so many clothes on that I looked like nothing (multiple layers mode! On my legs : wool and cashmere tights, Uniqlo Heattech legging and warm pants, a pair of thick socks, and a pair of UGG! On top : Uniqlo Heattech long sleeves t-shirt, a cashmere sweater and a chunky wool sweater, a … READ MORE

Christmas in the City : Dyker Heights, Brooklyn

29 December 2013

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My dear Célinette arrived in New York a few days ago. She always has good plans, and she’s the one who told me I should go take a look at Dyker Heights Christmas Illuminations in Brooklyn (her article here). The least you could say is it’s really worth the trip!

As she had told me, the people in the neighborhood try to outdo each other by decorating their houses in the most creative or kitsch manner. And that’s how this middle-class suburb turns into a magical amusement park for kids… and for grown-ups! All the houses are covered with … READ MORE

Atlantic City Getaway

7 October 2013

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This week-end, we decided to escape from New York madness for two days, in order to discover something different about the USA. We had many ideas that were eliminated by common sense or delayed because of the weather, and we finally chose to go to Atlantic City.

Atlantic City is a town from New Jersey, often compared to Las Vegas because of the casinos.

It actually made me think of Coney Island, plus casinos. So I kind of liked it !

Plans for the week-end :

– walking on the boardwalk, the beach and the piers – especially the Steel … READ MORE

French Cuisine in New York : Brasserie Cognac

15 July 2013

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As you already know, one of the things I miss the most here in New York is our french gastronomy. I know there are a lot of french restaurants in New York, but… they’re not always worth it ! I recently discovered, within a short walk from my place, a French brasserie, far better than many parisian ones : the COGNAC brasserie.

The chef, Florian Hugo (great great great grandson of Victor Hugo) created a very varied menu and taught his team how to offer new-yorkers the best of traditional french food.  Thanks to his training with Alain Ducasse, his … READ MORE