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Make Your Own Perfume

Make Your Own Perfume

If you ever find yourself on the French riviera with half a day to spare and you like to smell good, jump in a car and drive to Grasse, the perfume-making capital of this world. In this quiant little town nestling in the hillside, all the major perfume-makers grow much of their flowers and create […]

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How champagne and sparkling wine is made

How champagne and sparkling wine is made

Last week I persuaded a friend to join me at a wine tasting organised by Stella magazine, where we learnt the difference between and how to make the different types of sparkling wine, including champagne. Our teacher was the knowledgeable and incredibly charming sommelier Ingvild Tennfjord.     Hailing from Bergen, she made us all laugh as […]

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Juan-les-pins and Cote d’Azur, France

Juan-les-pins and Cote d’Azur, France

Our neighbourhood watch hungry dog Finally, I’ve arrived in France! We are staying in vieil (old) Antibes, exploring the region of Cote de’Azur. Having never been in this part of France before, I’m in awe of the beautiful beaches, charming streets and QE2-sized yachts! Today, on our first full day in Antibes, we timed our outing […]

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Paris // Notre Dame

Paris // Notre Dame

One of my favourite places to hang out in Paris is Notre Dame on Ile de la Cité and neighbouring Ile Saint-Louis, in particular when the weather is good and the streets are buzzing with people. This time around, the weather was really on my side, and I actually ended up – purely by chance – visiting […]

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