Beaune weekend getaway

  I spent some time in the charming medieval town of Beaune recently. This is one of my favorite getaway locations as it’s in the heart of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or (the Gold Coast) and is a quick train ride from Paris. Read more

My favorite Paris bistrot!

One of the best parts of living in Paris is of course the food and there is no shortage of restaurants, cafés and bistros to choose from. One of my favorites is Les Botanistes in the 7th arrondissement. Click here or the photo above to find out more. Bon appetit! Read more

Pouilly-Fumé by the river

  The wind was tough when I filmed this snippet but well worth it for Pouilly-Fumé, one of France’s greatest terroirs for Sauvignon Blanc and a fabulous refreshment as temperatures climb. Cheers! Read more

Chianti Classico

The black rooster - or gallo nero in Italian - is the icon for Chianti Classico, the heartland of the original Chianti region.  Sangiovese reigns supreme here. Learn more about these wines and how they pair with food… Read more


  Join me on vacation this week in beautiful Chianti. Food, wine, friends, fun and sun - doesn't get better! Read more