COURVOISIER: MY ODYSSEY GETTING A TASTE FOR COGNAC

COURVOISIER: MY ODYSSEY GETTING A TASTE FOR COGNAC

History tells that a Chinese man was the first person to make brandy. In the Compendium of Medical Herbs of 1596, the great pharmacologist Li Shizhen wrote: “There are two types of grape, one that gradually turns into wine and the Shaojiu wine grape.” And when the French accidentally discovered the effect of curing this wine in oak barrels, they hit upon the final process that would produce brandy. (more…)

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Before summer ends

Before summer ends

Dinard, a fresh coastal city in Brittany, where has a bit darker blue than in Nice (only my theory ;p). Dinard is more delicate like The Little Mermaid comparing to southern France which is much stronger and richer. People here are less talktive and enthusiastic but they are politer. In the end of August, there are still many people having their holiday here.

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Close Encounters of the ‘Second’ Kind

Close Encounters of the ‘Second’ Kind

We ‘foresee’, so we ‘encounter’. Guo Pei plays with words (‘forsee’ and ‘encounter’ have the same pronunciation in Chinese), putting faith in her dreams and calling her Fall/Winter 2016 couture collection ‘Encounter’. (more…)

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4 reasons to go back to Amsterdam

4 reasons to go back to Amsterdam

Bicycles, bicycles, and bicycles…

I witnessed this city on two wheels with my own eyes. As soon as I got off the train, I saw 2 huge bike rental points beside the canal, in front of the train station. There are more than 800,000 bycycles in Amsterdam, which means, there are more bikes than people! Cycling is a way of life in Amsterdam. I barely found place to walk because walking paths is much narrower than bike paths… (more…)

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Finding peace in Paris: GEORGES HOBEIKA HAUTE COUTURE

Finding peace in Paris: GEORGES HOBEIKA HAUTE COUTURE

Yearning towards love, beauty and peace is a natural human instinct. So when a butterfly stops to flutter on your arm, lotus flowers are sleeping on your shoulders, and the petals drop at your tiptoes… peace will stay in your heart. It is in my search for tranquility that I fell in love with couturier Georges Hobeika and his works of fashion art. (more…)

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