Corsica; part 3, Porto, L’ Ile Rousse & Calvi

Corsica; part 3, Porto, L’ Ile Rousse & Calvi

PORTO We arrived into Porto from the Restonica Valley just in time for sunset and dinner and left not long after a late lazy breakfast overlooking the marina the next morning. All of us would have been more than happy to have stayed and explored everything that this part of the coast offers, however we… READ MORE

Corsica; part 2, Corte and the Restonica Valley

Corsica; part 2, Corte and the Restonica Valley

In the mountains of Corsica it’s all about meat and cheese and they do them so very, very well. So well in fact that it led me to a mainland self imposed cheese ban for having eaten way too much of it on the island! (well intentioned but very short lived as are most of my self imposed disciplinary actions)! READ MORE

Corsica; part 1 Bonifacio and up into the mountains

Corsica; part 1 Bonifacio and up into the mountains

Corsica; I have dreamed of visiting this mediterranean island for the longest time, so when Australian friends invited me to join them for 5 nights I jumped at the opportunity (after all I am but a 40 minute flight away)! The plan, to meet up in Bonifacio and then head north through the island’s rugged mountainous center and finish in the town of Calvi situated on the island’s north west coast. READ MORE

Mesiano; Patissier, Chocolatier, Beaulieu sur mer, France

Mesiano; Patissier, Chocolatier, Beaulieu sur mer, France

              Patrick Mesiano (former pastry chef for the renowned Joel Robuchon restaurant at the Hotel Metropole in Monaco) and his staff are behind all this ‘deliciousness’. Patrick is the patissièr and chocolatièr at his Beaulieu boutique Mesiano and he kindly allowed me to photograph his delicacies from behind the… READ MORE

Hervé Frézal, fleuriste

Hervé Frézal, fleuriste

                The handsome guy amongst all the color and beauty is Maurice and he’s a permanent fixture at the sublime Hervé Frézel Fleuriste in Beaulieu sur Mer. While he doesnt quite ‘match’, I personally think he is adorable! A big thank you to Hérmine and the staff at… READ MORE

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