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Over the last decade, I’ve been to the Loire Valley many times now on our bi-annual trips home. Here’s the low-down for Prestige Singapore.      You can download the pdf here to read the piece.

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We had a wonderful dinner here last summer when they still had ** Michelin stars, pity about losing one in this year’s guide. Everything from the service to the food was impeccable and worthy of their two stars when we dined there. The restaurant is intimate and cosy with a straightforward menu and every dish […]


We are possibly the shyest photography couple as neither of us like having our photos taken and we only ever do it in a work capacity because it’s good PR from a work point of view and necessary to get ahead. Alas, with a wedding, it gets insane with all eyes on the couple – truth […]


This is a cute little secluded place is just by River Cher in the Loire Valley, along a little street, somewhere I’d imagine only the locals and Michelin forchette and stars hunting gourmands would find.  “Tourangelle” is the feminine noun for a person who comes from the region of Tours in France. This old Maison […]

The Loire Valley  is a UNESCO Heritage region, but somehow doesn’t get half the attention of the rest of the regions like Burgundy or Bordeaux, despite having been the home of many Kings dating as far back as the 9th Century and have equally amazing wines that are the underdogs of the French wine world […]

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(complete untouched, no photoshop or touch up done to this photo taken on a gorgeous sunny day) I’m very fortunate to be part of the annual summer holidays ritual going home to the Loire Valley that I only used to know from my French Reflects textbook while I was doing my DELF exams and am […]


I’m cheating a little again, so I’m cross posting blog content I do for You’d be much better here, given the considerable time and effort that goes into it, it always deserves an extra plug or two! Yvonne is one of my favourite people I work with, super knowledgeable, patient, always ever so obliging with […]

I have so much work to do, I don’t even know where to start, but I know despite the madness and stress, it’s going to be pretty fab. Just hanging out with Pinnochio I’m aiming to get all my summer entries up by this week, so here’s photos from a weekend in Tours. Created with […]

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I was fortunate enough to be in France during the white asparagus season, so here are ways to cook the lovely vegetable. They are known as part of the bamboo family in Chinese, 芦笋. 笋 being bamboo. Three ways to cook with white asparagus: 1. Asparagus with slow cooked egg Our eggs turned out overcooked […]