Asperges [əˈspærəɡəs] English translation: Asparagus It’s spring and although we can find asparagus year round at the market these days, in April asparagus is at its peak. Enjoy it while you can! G-
Espionner [És.pjÉ.ne] English translation: to spy It has been said that Mark Zuckerberg covers his computer camera with tape and our FBI Director, James Comey, strongly suggests we all do the same. My design consultant Michele envisioned something more aesthetically pleasing than a piece of duct tape stuck to her beautiful iMac. This little frog figurine was a gift, Michele does not recall where it came from, but felt it was a perfect solution to deter those who might try to spy via the computer camera. G-
An attempt to educate the consumer spotted at Le Platane a small café in Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt, France…. G-
C’est une belle journée! English translation: It’s a beautiful day! Enjoy! G-
The iconic Four Seasons restaurant, located in the Mies designed Seagram’s building with a Philip Johnson designed interior of landmark status will be closing July 16th. The restaurant will reopen in a new location within walking distance of the current location. I stopped in last week for lunch and inquired about the new location finding it is a well kept secret, not even the staff have been informed yet! Cheers to the Four Seasons— bonne chance! G-
amant [amɑ̃] English translation: Lover The elusive, French dry erase artist, Amant, has struck again! His creative mind brings you a whimsical sketch of my famous winter retreat for snow lovers— Mont G. I hope to bring you more of Amant’s dry erase sketches, until then– À bientôt, j’espère! G-
Coller [kuh lay] English translation: to glue The origin of collage is from the French word coller an art technique popularized in the early 1900’s by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. The collage shown here is one of many designed and produced by my creative consultant, Michele. You can find more examples of her photo and paper/found object collages on her Coller Pinterest board. G-
Photo courtesy of Chef Grenouille’s Creative Consultant, Michele L. Moses.
The Promenade du Paillon in Nice, France is a wonderland for children and adults alike with lush gardens, creatively paved walkways, and unique water features. It opened in October 2013 after 3 long years of construction that included the demolition and relocation of the bus station. The promenade was constructed over a river of the same name that was covered over in the 19th century. The river still exists below the promenade and flows from it’s source, Lucéram, in the Alpes Maritimes into the Mediterranean Sea near Nice Old Town (Vieille Ville).