London & Paris: Our Ultimate Guide


Yes, that’s me at the Duane Reade check-out, grinning ear-to-ear. I’m buying a box of Airborne and I’m ecstatic. Because that little box means I’m about to get on a plane. And planes mean travel. And I love nothing more in this world (save my little family) than traveling. Yes, I know that’s like saying […]

Paris In The Springtime…


Let’s go to Paris. We’ll shred our puffer coats—those ambulatory sleeping bags that we’ve all been wearing for the past six months—hop the next Paris-bound flight at JFK and make a plan when we get there. The outdoor markets on the boulevards will show off with their first April strawberries, new garlic (ail nouveau), ramps […]

Les Fines Geules

Les Fines Geules, jazz I

It was one of those happy moments when we had nothing to do but stroll around the most beautiful city in the world and discover- unearth delicious places, bites and sips. An unexpected right turn and we found ourselves in the stately Place des Victoires (Really? How do the French get their sidewalks and monuments […]

Le Severo

Accept no imitations. Steak tartare in Paris should be hand-chopped, fresh, no frills and just about the best you’ve ever tasted. The frites that share the plate should be fried golden, the perfect potato refuge between silky bites of raw beef. Le Severo, all 20 seats of it, steps in where so many of the […]

Les Itineraires


Les Itineraires needs to be a part of your “flaneur” existence in Paris. Don’t know what that is? A flaneur is an only-in-Paris kind of character who wanders, idles and considers themselves a “connoisseur of the street.” Beauty and leisure time for their own sake. Start along the narrow streets of Ile St. Louis, taking […]