Jacques Vert

11 Dec 18
News Archives Uk

Poor figures from John Lewis, and Sainsbury's has raised concerns that the political climate is taking its toll on consumer confidence this Christmas. John Lewis said sales in his department stores fell by more than 5% last week. The picture from its fashion and homewares divisions was even weaker, with sales in about 7%. Last […]

04 Dec 18
David Crossley's Wide World of Wine

It was quite fortuitous that, with a trip to Arbois imminent, we (that’s three couples with a passion for all things Jura) had the chance to take over the private room at The Pig, near Brockenhurst in the New Forest last Wednesday, for a Jura evening. Five, I must say, exquisite courses, including the chef’s […]

03 Dec 18
The Influencer

Y a-t-il un pilote dans le bastion ? Les orateurs réunis en meeting, rue du Faubourg Saint-Déshonoré, avaient pour objectif que le monstre Hulk avale cette pépite de diamants pour renflouer le géant vert, ce machin de la Seine à gauche qui deviendra une institution de “con-férenciers”, de copains et consorts. Cette réunion des fossoyeurs […]

02 Dec 18

“In France, we have a saying, ‘Joie de vivre,’ which actually doesn’t exist in the English language. It means looking at your life as something that is to be taken with great pleasure and enjoy it.” –  Mireille Guiliano, author of French Women Don’t Get Fat