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
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
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
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
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
Lors de mon dernier séjour à Paris la semaine dernière, j’ai logé dans deux jolis hôtels. D’habitude, je squatte chez mon meilleur pote Kévi, guide touristique parisien fondateur de Black Paris Walks (j’en profite au passage pour vous conseiller de découvrir ses visites privées de Paris – que vous soyez parisienne ou pas, ça devrait vous intéresser ! Il propose des visites originales, personnalisables sur demande et notamment sa “spécialité”, une visite touristique dédiée à l’histoire du Paris Noir super intéressante et insolite.) Fin de la parenthèse “je fais de la pub à mon pote” !
Cette fois-ci, j’étais avec … READ MORE