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Contemporary dance in the Louvre with Damien Jalet last friday : I was there !

Posted in art and culture, event, museums, Paris on February 26, 2013 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

I love when History meets Contemporary. I’m against partitioning systems in Art and  bridges between past and present have always existed. I do think Paris is the ideal place for this special meeting, especially the Louvre, still today ! Wim Delvoye showed it last summer brilliantly for instance. The Louvre has developped for some years now another  great idea besides temporary contemporary exhibitions :  an ephemeral experience  is offered to a choreographer , by performing one night in the museum’s rooms ! A first glance we could say Dance is the art of present in opposition to the eternity enbodied by work of art…That’s why the allince of both and the experience of attending a dance spectacle in the middle of the works and fabulous architecture of the Louvre is SO unique  !  After you lived it , you just wanted to say at loud : again ! I can tell you all the audience last friday had the feeling to participate to somethig very special and moving.

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Moreover some dancers were accompanied by live musicians and singers. I particularly appreciated Winter Family performance and the singer in Khorsbad . The topics chosen echoed totally the sculptures in Richelieu wing in the splendid Marly and Puget courtyards  : mythologie with Acteon drama , frenzied wild nymphs , the primoridal couple… I attended a fantastic final in Khorsabad courtyard ( image on right), under the protection of Lamassu-winged genius with 5 legs, a bull body ad human’s head- from 8th century BC.

Thanks to Domoina, Art concierge in  Royal Monceau, who  recommended me this  magic night the Louvre !

 

A lovely and delicious Week-end in Antwerp, Belgium

Posted in Antwerpen, art and culture, travels on December 17, 2012 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

Two weeks ago, Edwart and I decided to spent 2 days in Antwerpen to celebrate my birthday. First  because I was born on december 6th, Saint Nicholas day,  which is a great  celebration in northern Europe; moreover it’s only 2 hours from Paris and a beautiful city where Rubens lived and Durer visited also ! Now Antwerpen is famous for fashion designers and…excellent food as you are going to see. We stayed in a Small Luxury Hotel : De Witte Lelie, very well located. The weather was ideal : very cold and dry. The great square was a real enchantment with nighlights and its magical christmas tree.

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We started like pilmgrims with Rubens’ house that we do appreciate for its architecture and fantastic collections ‘after having gorgeous Truffles Spaghetti at Bourla Bar !)

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Then we were ready for an amazing dessert at Het Gebaar ! next to the the small botanical garden you can’t miss what  looks like Henzel and Gretel ginger bread home : it houses the restaurant of a former pastry chef Roger Van Damme. We had a well named “Spectaculos” which was spectacular indeed ! a wonderful work of art , look by yourself :

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We were not reasonable at all as we booked a table at 8pm for the best city’s restaurant on top of MAS : t’Zilte ! but  dec 6th happens only once in the year ! After a walk by nigt through the old cobblestones street we walked to the new museum of contemporay art and had a fantastic dinner. We were surprised when the gifted chef Viki Geuns told us he was self-taught. According to us, he’s more than a chef : he’an artist (inspired by japonism for sure). The service was also very  friendly and perfect.As we took the full tasting menu, I will show you only “samples “. We started we fresh “mise en bouche”, and had several more in tiny portions. Then came the breadS, excessively delicious !

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The tasting menu was a perefct mix between meats(carpaccio to start/ hare to finish) and fish (cod-scallops)

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The second day we visited the fashion museum (MoMu) where you can admire a show devoted to french fashion designer Madame Grès, a very ParisDeluxe&Arty exhibition indeed (until feb 10th)  ! Pleats inspired by neo-classicism and antiques sculptures, impecable style, no taste mistakes, so inspirational ! The major part of dresses are coming from parisian fashion museum Palais Galiera.

crédits : © Stéphane Piera/Galliera/Roger-Viollet

credit : © Stéphane Piera/Galliera/Roger-Viollet

Then we had a delicious lunch at Renaissance Café which is the italian restaurant next to the concept store called Renaissance. Minimalist and elegnt design +  superb food  : all what I loooove !

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12 Days in Palermo, Sicily

Posted in art and culture, hotels and restaurants, Palermo, travels on September 3, 2012 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

Still time to go to Sicily for september holidays, the perfect spot to find pleasant heat and sun, meanwhile Paris get colder and colder, greyer and greyer ! Let’s start first with the most beautiful hotel in Palermo, the best location ever for a successfull stay : Villa Igiea.Before I found it, I was dreaming about  a mediterranean garden filled with orange and palm trees overlooking the sea, with a glamourous swimming pool …My dream came true when I saw pictures of Ville Igiea and when we arrived there and visited the mansion,  it was beyond my hopes : as the mansion was created first for an esthete lady ,Donna Fanca Florio,  at the end of XIXth century , and where famous society painter Boldini stayed to paint her portrait. Mmmmm this place sounds definitly very Deluxe&Arty !

As it was very hot , I recommend to visit early in the morning in summer , from 9 to noon. And there is so much to see ! One week is a good timing to see the best of Palermo for monuments and architectural styles as this city had been the crossroad of many different cultural influences which succeeded to mix in an impressive beauty such as arabo-norman style.

My favorite monument is definitly  the Capella Palatina, founded in 1130 by norman king Roger II where you can admire this jewel of  cultural-cross fertilization between islamic art  (the wooden ceiling is a masterpiece of the genre with tempera painted box-sections and stalactic shape) and christian art -influenced by byzantine style with dazzling mosaic on gold background, from 12th and 13th century. I didn’t expect such a beauty when I got inside, it was just breathtaking ! It had been a long time since I haven’t seen so much beauty and spirituality … it’s a total artistic environnement : you’re surrounded by the splendour of architecture and decorative art and it elevates your soul, whatever the God you pray or believe in !

    

I’ve already spoken about my taste for baroque style and I wasn’t desappointed by Palermo, believe me ! The most baroque church is for sure the “Chiesa del Gesù e casa Professa” , , the facade from the end of 16th century even served as decor to famous movie by Visconti “Il Gattopardo” (The Leopard, 1963) with Burt Lancaster, french male icon Alain Delon and glamourousClaudia Cardinale. Inside the church are the triumph and splendour of polychromic marbles, pietra dura marquetry and torso columns-all I like and excite my sense- magnified by natural sunlight.

There is a famous baroque artist who worked so much for churches in 17th and ealy 18th century  in Palermo : Giacomo Serpotta. He’s almost in every churches and  was specialised in stucoes decors. His masterpiece is in Oratorio del Rosario di Santa Cita that offers a monochrome lavish and spectacular representation of the battle of Lepante, the greatest naval battle since Actium, opposing the turkish float to a christian coalition ” The Saint League” on october 7th 1571. The departure was in Messina in Sicily.

In my list of must do in Palermo I could add  :

– San Cataldo, a  church for knights of Jerusalem built 12th century in arabo-norman style with a mosaic grounfloor made of malachite and the original altar piece carved in romaneque style. Minimalist and powerfull.

– San Giovani degli Eremiti : another  arabo-norman style architecture with a lovely garden where jasmin, roses and pomegranates embalm the hot summer.

– The botanical garden  for  freshness and greenery

Il Palazzo Abatellis  for fine art with an unexpected masterpiece by flemish Mabuse (Jan Gossaert), Malvagna Tryptich and two beautifulAntonello da Messina, witjout speaking of amazing medieval anonymous frescoe “The Triumph of Death”

Few kilometers from Palermo don’t miss Monreale and its cathedrale with a tour in the cloister , the masterpiece of norman art whith 228 twin column, all carved with different patterns for capitals and inlaid with mosaic motifs, supporting arcades influenced by islamic art.

If you want to escape the town to go by the seaside I recommend Mondello resort and the restaurant called “Le Terazze”.  A perfect art deco spot to relax and enjoy siclian food and fishes :

 

4 DAYS IN LONDON ….

Posted in art and culture, hotels and restaurants, London, luxury, travels on January 19, 2012 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

Edwart and me spent 4 days in London last week. We choose  a central hotel , 5-star: the Langham at Portland Place, close to Regent street. It’s the first luxury hotel that opened in London in 1865 but they refurbished it into a luxury design hotel, with a very nice asian spa (Chuan Spa). The people working there were ALL kind and nice, ready to answer our request and prompt to please us. The indian and thai food was amazingly good at the restaurant (the unformal one), without speaking of the Moka creme brûlée !

The bar called the Artesian is rated n°3 in the world ! We invited friends to taste and share fabulous cocktails ! My favorite : Aromatic rendez-vous with cardamome and tarragon + flowers, a real water garden in a glass ! And try Diamond life with diamond dust on mint leaves ! Tha bar is neo-Shangai style with amazing lamps.

              

We had the day after a light lunch at Selfridge’s restaurant , in a nice veranda atmosphere. Loved the design and the food was good, guess what  : we had mussels and fries !

Exclusive pictures of the Ritz bar where we had Pim’s and a plate of english cheeses. I love Rivoli Bar, I feel like beeing on an art deco cruiser, such a warm and elegant place where to rest after a whole afternoon visiting museums !  I’m crazy of their pop-corn sprayed with trufflle oil they serve with cocktails !

        

The third day we had to go to South Kensington to Christie’s, and we found a marvellous little exotic restaurant : Madsen. It’s scandinavian food ! So it’s means very healthy and tasty. I recommend the brunch on sunday.
   

We visited the exhibition of a brazilan artist, Lygia Pape (1927- 2004) at the Serpentine Gallery. 3 years ago I discovered her work at the Biennale in Venice, it opened the Arsenal show with the same installation : gold threads playing with light in a dark space and creating volumes. Depending the place you observe the work some part are invisble and revealed little by little as you move around, meanwhile other part are disappearing… it ‘s magical , ethereal, almost  immaterial !

I enjoyed the V&A show about Postmodernism, especially the part devoted to movie (with Blade Runner) and music with Klaus Nomi (video and costumes), Kraftwerk (1st pic  below) , Leigh Bowery (we won’t never say enough that Lady Gaga had stolen so much from that 80’s genius !!). Below a picture from a video by Charles Atlas showing choreography by Michael Clarke on Velvet Underground music (Venus in fur), the dancers costumes were made by Leigh Bowery, who was himself an incredible performer.  You can even admire the turntable that belonged to Grand Master Flash !!

           

One of my favorite artist is Robert longo and I didn’t realize that he made the famous video for New Order Bizarre love triangle, so obvious when you see that image :

We saw of course Leonardo’s show at the Natioanl Gallery. I really wanted to see the Lady with ermine who is today in Kracow.

4 days are short, already time to take Eurostar  back to Paris… but before, a last british ritual : a high tea at the Duke’s !

(By the way, let me whisper you a secret : the BEST PIM’S in the world is at the Duke’s ! they serve it in a silver glass and there is a jungle of  leaves and fruits topping the liquid , just AMAZZZZING  and perfect, sorry no picture this time)

Bêtes Off : contemporary art in Conciergerie until march 2012

Posted in art and culture, contemporary art, event, Paris on November 18, 2011 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

Wednesday I was invited at the opening of a great contemporary art exhibition I do recommend you : “Bêtes Off” , in this fabulous men at arms room-dating back to Philippe the Fair- located in Conciergerie on city island, the craddle of Paris where french kings established first their royal residence and center of power before they moved in 14th century to the Louvre.

The City Palace became then a prison called Conciergerie from the name of high ranking character : the concierge who was in charge of order, police and registered prisoners.The Conciergerie prison became saddly famous with the Revolution for having hosted queen Marie-Antoinette during 70 days before she was condemned to the guillotine on Concorde Square in 1793.

Since wednesday a strange forest inhabited with no less strange animals established its winter quarters in this fantastic 14th century  Men at arms room ( a rare and outstanding ex of civil gothic architecture in Paris) for a temporary exhibition devoted to animal place in contemporary art.

Art Orienté Objet , Necking(le langage du cou) ,2007. A knitting trophy as impressive as a real one !

Nicolaï Polissky, the trophy room, 2011 (Royal Monceau collection)

Claire Morgan, Here is the end of all things, 2011

This young irish artist who was remarked very much on Karsten Greve booth during the last Art fair (FIAC) in Paris, constructs in her sculptures/installations a very  striking visual work, operating a fusion between life and death, the fragile beauty  and the horror in nature. Fascinating !

And last but not least my friend Erik Nussbiker (I support him for 15 years now !) with Le temps des mouches (the time of flees), 2011 :

A giant but elegant twisted silk strucure-evoking an hourglass- trembling gently with drafts,like breathing from time to time, filled with flees trying to fly toward the top and falling down inexorably…the passage of time, the allusion of vanity in 17th century dutch painting (the hourglass, the flees…) make that installation the peak of the exhibition, under the magnificent vaulted ceiling.

One week in the most beautiful city in the world, very Deluxe&Arty : Venice !!

Posted in art and culture, contemporary art, event, hotels and restaurants, luxury, shopping, travels, Venice on August 10, 2011 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

Ciao amici ! we just come back from Venice and it was sooo fantastic I would like to live there 6 months per  year ! This is really the most beautiful city in the world and 20 millions people do agree with me !

Moreover this is the 54th Biennale of contemporary art this year, so many exhibitions and artists to discover in a unique atmosphere…

     

We stayed at The San Clemente Place hotel and resort, this is THE place to be in summer ! Located on an island, 15 min boat ride only from Piazza San Marco (free shuttle service each 20 min), the 5-star hotel opened in 2004, after immense works in a former convent. Today it offers a marvellous garden with several hundred years old trees, a golf, two tennis courts, a refreshing pool, 2 restaurants… I take advantage to thank Melissa who helped us to improve our stay and make it memorable, grazie mille carissima ! Below : our bedchamber (we were upgraded with a junior suite), the bar, the pool.

           

The Biennale of Art 2011 :

We loved the austrian pavillion in the giardini with Marcus Schinwald.In the same time an installation, video and paintings, creating a white hanging maze with strange and unquiet meetings : anonymous portrait who received new proesthetics on their faces, minimalist sculptures hidden in corners with hangers and great video , closer to contemporary dance with body trapped  and contortions.Fabulous !

    

We also loved Sigalit Landau in Israel pavillion with shoes recovered with salt from dead sea falling down slowly in the sea.

Don’t miss the british pavillion by  Mike Nelson, you fell like visiting a taliban house…very impressive.

Are you a fluxus fan ? Visit the german pavillion, a flux oratorio (winner pavillion this year) by Christophe Schlingensief. Total success.

Art around the clock : in the Arsenal (globally very disappointed according to me this year) don’t miss Jean-Luc Mylaine and his fabulous birds,

James Turell for a space and light experience, and the great winner is (golden lion) : Christian Marclay with “The clock”, a video lasting 24h, a fantastic collage of movies excerpts evoking each minute of the day and night !

Want to have fun ? visit the narrow house by austrian artist Erwin Wurm (in Palazzo Franchetti’s gardens).Wurm was  famous for fat objects, here is some picture and there is no special effect !

      

Next to the house the exhibition “Glasstress” : master of contemporary art using glass in their work. Beauty still exist in Art if you ever doubted and you can find it here. Javier Perez crown of thorn is a good example as well as Zaha Hadid  futurist flowing like desk or Charlotte Gyllenhammar ‘s Alice in wonderland world :

    

Am a great fan of Pinault’s collection but photographs are not allowed…Nevertheless I do recommend Punta della dogana for Koons’s big red heart, Tatiana Trouvé drawings , Julie Merethu works … In Palazzo Grassi you cannot miss Joanna Vasconcelos  (next year in Versailles !) with a textile sculpture, a proliferating assemblage on  all the height of the building  : spectacular, decorative and a tribute to minor and folk art on a giant scale. after Wurm, great fun too with Francesco Vezzoli video : a pastiche of Hollywood true story, a kinf of hilarious self-portrait !

Prada exhibits its own collection in a fabulous 18th century palazzo Ca’ Correr della Regina : the place is great first for architecture, and  frescoes influenced by Veronese, then the collection with Pino Pascali (see below), Anish Kapoor (early work), Francesco Vezzoli again (works after famous Bernini with my friend Eva Mendes, we went to Louvre and Pompidou center together some year ago, fabulous and adorable girl !).

        

Do you know Axel ver Voordt ? a man of taste for sure then a famous belgium art dealer who loves to mix antique, modern and contemporary art , creating connoisseur cabinet. Each two years my great pleasure is to visit his new opus at charming Palazzo Fortuny (first pleats please inventor !). Among the treasures this year  (Op Art, Arte Povera, James Turrell, Lygia Pape …) , my favorite artist : Anthony Gormley !! I looove the dynamic energy emanting from this inner body… by the way, is this a centrifugal or centripetal strenght ? actually it’s working  in both way…

(Some of) My favorite restaurants in Venice :

1) da Forni

Spaghetti vongole is my sin in Venice ! I can eat them each day ! the best I’ve ever had  are there. Without forgetting another venitian specialty : le canocie (sea cicadas ).The waiters are just perfect, they make me think about italian movies in the 60’s, I can imagine them  twisting on Adriano Celentano…

             

2) the best Bellini ? At Gritti !!

How romantic  ! a dinner at Gritti Palace hotel (remember “Everybody says I love you”by Woody Allen ?) : we started with a glass of Bellini, our table facing la Salute …we had the tasting menu and we finished with an exquisite and incredibly light Tiramisu :

    

3) last day in Venice ritual : a dinner on Danieli terrace

It’s a ritual now, a way to say goodbye-but never farewell- to the Serenissima : we have a lunch with a view in legendary  Palace  Hotel Danieli, on the top roof.

That night the sky was so spectacular, we had a a marvellous table  and I enjoy so much my lobster salad !!

         

Shopping in Venice :

I’m so happy, I’ve found THE perfect gift from Venice you can wear each day at home !! I was so excited to find “Furlane”, these elegant venitian slippers originally  used by gondoliers and customized today with coral motifs made of beads. It is said that courtisans worn them when they went out, late at night, in venitian street …Mine furlane were embroidered by this charming lady, owner of a shop called “Venitian dream” (3805A, calle de la Mandola) I do recommend you.

                  

4 days in Amsterdam. Envy, Nomad’s, Bo Cinq : the places 2 B

Posted in Amsterdam, art and culture, hotels and restaurants, travels on July 20, 2011 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

We just come back from Amsterdam, it’s not our first stay, I was used to guide french upscale groups there for fantastic temporary exhibitions such as Gauguin/Van Gogh in Van Gogh museum some years ago.

I wanted to escape from Paris, a 4 days break just before our real holidays coming soon…I wanted to stroll along the canals, take a boat for a cool cruise, have a horse carriage ride through the city, take time to walk in gardens and through old little streets, discovering the new hotest places …and this is exactly what happened !

     

So it won’t be a very cultural post, as Rijke museum is still a “work in progress” until 2013 ! and we even didn’t go to Van Gogh museum, where I’ve been many times. Unfortunatly the Stedelijk museum closed early so we had 30 minutes only to discover the refurbished spaces, the works are breathing , the light is perfect , the hanging was about art and nature, lansdcape…

        

We stayed at the Pulitzer, thanks to the young duty manager Dennis van Vlaam, our stay was definitly inproved ! Thanks a lot Dennis, you know how to manage a five stars for sure ! The location was perfect because just next to the hotest places : Envy , Nomad’s , BO Cinq, everything around betwenn 2 and 12 minutes walk !

First, ENVY restaurant. More than food , ART n your plate ! Exquisite, fresh and tasty plates, very small portions like tapas on a very sophisticated scale, just have a look at pictures below, lobster and langoustines, yummy sooo yummy !

  
 Funny, we’ve been in Marrakech in may and it looks like Moroccan style is the fashion now in Amsterdam, the hotest place is called NOMAD’S and served excellent mezze and tajins in a vey hot atmosphere : belly dancers among the tables !  Tents echoing nomadic life await you, take off your shoes, sit back  and relax, an arabian night in hand (gin, tonic, mint, rose water) and enjoy the electro-lounge music. The DJ was perfect.
The trendiest lounge bar and bistrot is called BO CINQ. We even had a famous young french actor next to us with his new fiance…
Excellent dinner with an half lobster, one more tajins (so unexpected in Amsterdam !), with figs and other caramelized fruits…the service was so friendly and warm.
I do recommend all these places I’ve mentioned, you won’t be desappointed !
        

Anne Muraro in LUXURY TRAVEL MAGAZINE !!

Posted in art advisor, art and culture, contemporary art, hotels and restaurants, luxury, museums, Paris, personal shopper, private guide in Paris on April 10, 2011 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

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A  Paris  Insider  Shares

Her Secrets

Luxury Travel Magazine interviews Anne Muraro, Paris tour guide of choice for A-List celebs, Middle East royals, sports stars and the like.Muraro is an art historian, art advisor and personal shopper in Paris since 2000. She was recently referenced by American Express Centurion in their Paris City Guide. Her VIP clients include: Eva Mendes (pictured above with Muraro in the Louvre museum), Denise Richards, Robert Downey Jr., Will Smith’s family, Kobe Bryant, HRH Princess Victoria of Sweden, Al Nahyan family, among many others.
Luxury Travel Magazine’s interview with Anne Muraro:
How do you proceed in order to create personalized tours for your clients ?
I try to obtain the maximum of information about their tastes. Concerning a city tour for example, I ask them if they prefer architecture, fine arts, history…About fine arts if they prefer modern art, contemporary art or old masters, then I build the perfect tour corresponding to their interests. The same for museums, if they want the highlights or if they want to explore an artistic trend through Parisian museums, for example, an impressionist tour included not only Orsay, but also Marmottan collection and Orangerie, and why not a journey to Monet’s home in Giverny?
How can you surprise visitors who had already been to Paris many times ?
Usually, the best way is by going on “off the beaten path” walking tours. My favorite starts in the gardens of the Palais Royal near the Louvre and leads us to the Paris Opera house, through the covered passageways created in the early 19th century (around 1830 for the most part). They are classified national heritage sights with vintage decor (mosaics, glass roof, sculptures). They have become trendy with many bistros and boutiques, so it’s the perfect blend of history and contemporary Parisian life. Another way to surprise visitors: my special gourmet tour! It’s a selection of the best places for wines, cheeses, chocolate, fine groceries, where we can taste the best products. It’s another way to speak about french history, visiting street markets or the oldest french pastry shop on one hand and discovering contemporary talents like Pierre Hermé on the other hand. (By the way I gave tours to Pierre Hermé his winter!)

So you’re an art historian, art advisor for collectors, and personal shopper specializing in high fashion and jewelry, but are you able to advise people about restaurants and hotels for their stay ?

Of course! Hotels and restaurants are my passions too! I know all the palace hotels and their restaurants very well, since I’ve been working with them for 11 years now and I’m able to recommend the best places for the best stay.

All tours are private and custom-designed, starting at 100 euros per hour/250 euros for high-end jewelry tour (Boucheron private collection, Chanel VIP collection and vintage pieces, etc.). To book, call Anne Muraro at 33-6/60-64-65-02 or e-mail her at amuraro@club-internet.fr. Website: www.annemuraro.com

The best private guide in Paris according to Le Meurice Palace Hotel

Posted in Art, art advisor, art and culture, contemporary art, hotel, luxury, news, Paris, private guide in Paris on March 8, 2011 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

Their latest newsletter has been released  just yesterday and …I’m in !!  Many thanks to Anne Vogt-Bordure-in charge of communication and Franka Holtmann, General Manager.

So don’t hesitate to book me if you’re coming soon to Paris. I remind you I’m a private guide graduate from Ecole du Louvre, Art Advisor and personal shopper for fashion and high jewellery…please visit my web site : (direct link on blogroll)

http://annemuraro.com

Hope to guide you soon !

a magical trip to Bath at the Royal Crescent, relais chateau

Posted in art and culture, Bath, hotels and restaurants, luxury, travels on December 9, 2010 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

Hi ! I just came back yesterday from a marvellous trip my fiancé offered me for my birthday : we spent 4 days in Bath, near London. We stay in a fantastic place I do recomend for a honeymoon or celebration with a lover : The Royal Crescent, located in the famous crescent built by John Wood-we had John Wood suite by the way,a lovely bedchamber with a fire place and the view on the countryside.The hotel staff was very nice, professional and efficient, ask for Charlotte, she’s perfect !

On the morning of 7th when we woke up, it had snowed a little bit during the night and with the frost, all the countryside was recovered with a fine layer of white, better than a christams set !

You know my taste for spa and the one in the hotel is Georgian style, dark, made of stone and wood, it looks like you’re swimming in a chapel ! I looove it ! Perfect after an afternoon walk where we dicovered the famous roman bath vestiges and the abbey where college boys and girls rehearsed Chritsmas songs for the midnight mass. Magical, I told you !

The restaurant is delicious and the chef deserves one star at Michelin guide, hope he’ll have it soon. I can say we had the best fish and chips !! we ordered room service the last night, we wanted to stay quiet by the fire, looking at “Holidays” movie with Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. I enjoyed a glass of Pomerol and a plate of english cheeses, my favorite is the Stilton.

The restaurant has a very good french somelier, don’t hesitate to ask his advice, he’s an expert.

The dinner for my birthday was excellent : quails terrine, creamy scallops as I never tasted, lambs, seabass, and a very special chocolate cake made for me , I’m was so happy ! A fairy tale …