“We would prefer not to serve cassoulet,” said legendary winemaker Alain Brumont over lunch at his club-like restaurant, La Table de Bouscassé in Madiran, France. “First of all this isn’t the right city for cassoulet. But more importantly, here in the southwest, we are trying to escape the clichés.”
Normand Latourelle strides into one of the white tents anchored near the shores of Lake Ontario, where the members of his multinational equestrian spectacular, Odysseo, are having lunch. He is all smiles, even as he acknowledges that he can’t remember anyone’s name.
You’ve heard it said many times: “No two snowflakes are alike.” It’s the same with ski resorts. Some are large, some are small, some are friendly, others impersonal. Some push the limits of the best skiers while others make them yawn. But like the humble snowflakes on which they depend, each resort has its own personality.
If a six-deep battalion of bottles, pots, and packets already line your kitchen shelves, G. Detou is a dangerous place.
Think of French wine regions, and the Loire Valley is not one that is top of mind.
On a sunny day in St. Barths this March, in perfect end-of-season Caribbean sailing weather, a spectacular fleet of 36 yachts is racing just offshore.
When he answered his front door, Jean-Pierre LeBlanc found himself put on the spot, a camera on him, and a woman with an eight-on-a-scale-of-10—and rising—migraine standing before him. His orders, as given by the television reporter also in attendance, with a chronometer in her hands, was to heal the woman using only a blend of essential oils.
While many of their projects have an eco-message, what sets Studio Swine apart from other design studios is their desire to elevate so-called waste products into the luxury sphere.
With TOMS shoes, social entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie pioneered a for-profit business model known as “one-for-one”. The nine-year-old company now sells eyewear, handbags, and coffee—but its bona fide product is the power of giving.