Hello, friends…Here’s this week’s Sunday Seven in wine, food, lifestyle, design and travel!
Ahh Paris sounds so dreamy right about now! It possesses that special je ne sais quoi that captivates millions of visitors day in and day out. This link shares 36 tips for your first time in Paris, including tips on language, when and where to go, and what to do.
A feature on the Jagdhof Spa Hotel in Neustift, Austria – a classic luxury spa hotel that is as charmingly old-fashioned as it gets, from fondue feasts to toboggan rides. The Wilderer sauna alone has 20 different “bathing experiences” in Vitality World, the Jagdhof’s vast spa complex. A week of five-course meals, saunas and schnapps sounds like my kind of vacation.
The best places in the world to vacation if you love cheese as much as I do! A highlight of the homes of the best cheeses – from France to Spain, Italy, England, the Netherlands, plenty of the US, and more. Who wouldn’t want the perfect excuse to roam around France, eating every morsel of Camembert, Brie and Beaufort in their sight?
Wine has come so far from the days of Robert Parker having the final word. Not so long ago, it would have been unthinkable for a pro athlete with almost 50 million Instagram followers to be one of the most influential voices in wine, but these days it’s a different ballgame. Today’s oenophiles are attentive to all kinds of opinions, including those that are crowdsourced. This is a really interesting story of influencers in wine, and where we’ll go from here.
Mother Nature showed off recently in Yosemite as she does almost each year in February. For a special few days, Horsetail Fall in Yosemite Valley appears to be on fire. This occurs from a confluence of events, including the perfect amount of snowfall in the area, along with a precise beam of light from the setting sun. What a rare and stunning display!
I am obsessed with this modern kitchen in LA – stark white simple cabinetry set against a dark dramatic room, with bursts of color provided by contemporary artwork. And, each of the kitchen cabinet doors features not one but two simple, round wooden knobs. Who would have thought that two knobs would look better than one, but I love the resulting look with all the bling!
Nine women participated in the first-ever Serengeti Girls Run in Tanzania. This is an all-women event that raised funds for women living on the edges of the wildlife-filled Serengeti, running amongst all the animals who roam there. The 55-mile run goes right through Tanzania’s lion-filled Serengeti. Girl power, indeed!
I hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing rest of your weekend! It’s been raining here for what feels like forever. I am going to work on planning a little weekend getaway to somewhere warm — we are over this!