Month: February 2022

Musical Monday: Jamiroquai

I’ve seen today’s artists Jamiroquai  a number of times, including outdoors at nearby Golfe Juan in 2005 which was rather magical. Jamiroquai are an English funk and acid jazz band from London. Formed in 1992, they are fronted by vocalist Jay Kay, and were prominent in… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Jamiroquai”

French fancies: Peugeot

Peugeot cars? Only partly correct! The Peugeot family of Valentigney, Montbéliard, in Franche-Comté began manufacturing saws in 1810 from its steel foundry, which quickly expanded into other hand tools and, circa 1840-1842, coffee grinders; then, in 1874, pepper grinders; and then, circa 1880, bicycles. The… Continue Reading “French fancies: Peugeot”

Silent Sunday #92

Another one of my many photographs of la belle France.

The Musette: Pain Perdu

French toast, known as French pain perdu in France, is one of the easiest (and cheapest) dessert dishes to make. And yet, it’s utterly scrumptious! Legend has is that it was 15th century French King Henry V who made it popular though its origins… Continue Reading “The Musette: Pain Perdu”

One from the vaults: Sunday brunch

We’re only heading back to 2018 today, where I expound upon my love of brunching, specifically buffet brunches. These took a bit of a hit during the pandemic but they’ve re-emerged (thankfully) in a similar guise. One of my favourite brunch spots, The iconic… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Sunday brunch”

Thursday doors #144

Bizarrely, I’ve not taken too many photos of doors recently. But I always have a few old, worn French doors in my back pocket. Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #144”

Postcard from Dubai: Expo 2020

For more than a quarter of a century, the name Dubai has conjured images of big money, fast cars, and sleek towers rising from the sands symbolizing the Emirate’s international ambitions. During that time, nearly every major player in fashion, restaurants, and hotels has… Continue Reading “Postcard from Dubai: Expo 2020”

Wordless Wednesday #111

Here’s another photo from one of my many #adventuresdownunder where there is so much wonderful scenery and fabulous beaches.

Postcard from Dubai: SEE LV Exhibition

While I was in Dubai, fashion house Louis Vuitton presented SEE LV, an immersive journey covering over 160 years of the company’s history at the Dubai Mall Fountain. The exhibition space is suspended on the water next to the Dubai Fountain. This is the… Continue Reading “Postcard from Dubai: SEE LV Exhibition”

Musical Monday: Jonny Lang

I’ve seen today’s artist Jonny Lang a number of times, always in small, intimate venues. Jon Gordon Langseth Jr. (1981 -), known as Jonny Lang, is an American blues, gospel, and rock singer, songwriter and guitarist. He has five albums that charted in the top 50… Continue Reading “Musical Monday: Jonny Lang”