Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin As with every winter, an onslaught of new restaurants have opened in the French capital, making it even harder to choose where to eat in Paris . So, to help you along, we've done the research for you by testing 20 of the most talked-about places in the city, in hope of making the process of picking a restaurant to eat in Paris on your next visit as smooth as possible. From design-forward hotspots serving up laid-back cuisine to the young chefs en route for the stars, we've got you covered. 1. Granite, A Former Chef At Anne-Sophie Pic's Who's Destined For The Stars Tucked out of sight just around the corner from the Louvre, the young crew at Granite are sure to nab themselves a few stars in the coming years for the stellar service, slick décor and magnificently crafted cuisine. Helmed by 28-year-old Tom Meyer, the young chef is no stranger to multi-Michelin-star excellence. Having created no less than an astounding 400 … [Read more...] about The 20 Restaurants To Try In Paris Right Now
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Down the street from the White House, the hotel sits in a historic edifice with a fashionable interior Regal is the word that describes the new Waldorf Astoria Washington, DC hotel that opened in June. Done in Romaneque style, it’s one of interior design high fashion and history. Set in the Old Post Office and Clock Tower, the building has been an icon for 123 years. It was first the home of the General Post Office and DC post office until 1914, when it then became a federal office building. It was almost torn down but Nancy Hanks fought to keep the building up, and her efforts paid off. It has been a post office, an office building, a food court, and now a hotel. The hotel’s General Manager Senih Geray opens up about the architectural history of the building. “Designed by Willoughby J. Edbrooke, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury Department, the 123-year-old historic and castle-like structure is … [Read more...] about The Regal Style Of The New Waldorf Astoria In Washington, DC
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Alibaba, has come under fire for his views on the controversial practice known as "996." This number refers to Ma’s belief that everyone in his company should happily work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week. From his earliest days in the late '90s, Ma preached to a small scrappy group of employees that they must emulate the “hard-working spirit of Silicon Valley” to compete against them. “If we go to work at 8 a.m. and go home at 5 p.m., this is not a high-tech company.” His message is the same today: "I personally think that 996 is a huge blessing," he said. "How do you achieve the success you want without paying extra effort and time?" Ma added that the real 996 is not overtime work. He declared that everyone does have the right to choose. However, that option may be frowned upon in the eyes of management. He chastises those who … [Read more...] about Jack Ma Is Criticized For Endorsing 12-Hour Days, Six Days A Week — But He’s Right About One Thing
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin My tires kick up dust that swirls about as I drive a short distance along an unpaved road riddled with stones. But I take comfort, knowing that at the end, a verdant paradise awaits, one that has a very special place in my heart. In fact, an aphorism inscribed on a sign beside the Main House couldn’t be more apt: “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” In Portugal’s Alentejo region, Herdade da Matinha , a country boutique retreat, though just 15 minutes from glorious white sand beaches, is snuggled on a vast 272-acre landscape that’s blanketed with cork oak forests, olive and numerous other trees, aromatic wildflowers (such as lavender and honeysuckle) and hills so green they exert a magnetic attraction. But it wasn’t always this way. In fact, when the man at the helm, Alfredo Moreira da Silva, discovered this abandoned property, he found that the soil had been severely damaged from overgrazing … [Read more...] about Touch The Vitality Of Nature At This Portuguese Country Retreat
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin You’re certainly spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing where to eat in Paris , so you can imagine how difficult it is for me, a local for the last 11 years, to answer the unavoidable question from friends and family about the best new restaurants to try. Well, without further ado, for those of you who are wondering where to eat in Paris right now, here are 11 places that have opened or have welcomed new chefs in the last few months , each with its own spark, and where you can’t go wrong. Beefbar Paris - a historic restaurant near the Champs Elysées The Beefbar' restaurant's Art Nouveau interiors in Paris near the Champs Elysées. Beefbar Paris It’s sleek, it’s got the historic Parisian pazzazz (a jaw-dropping Art Nouveau glass ceiling inherited from its 1898 Fermette Marboeuf restaurant days), and if you're a meat fan, then it won’t let you down. In true Beefbar fashion (and those who … [Read more...] about Where to Eat in Paris: 11 Restaurants to Try Right Now
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Summer's well underway in Paris, and, staying true to French tradition, many locals have left the city for the south or somewhere further flung. A sudden lull settles on the capital, which gives those left some breathing space. The downside is that many shops and restaurants close, so you could find yourself facing a "We're closed" sign with nowhere decent to dine if you don't do your research first. Don't be caught out and book yourself a table at one of these 11 spots with splendid outdoor spaces, from places with views of the Eiffel Tower to an offbeat pop-up in the manicured gardens of one of the city's oldest museums. 1. La Plûme Paris' Jungly Outdoor Space Inside The Old City Post Office One of the city's most beautiful restaurants, with views of the gothic Saint-Eustache Church dating back to 1633, La Plûme, not to be confused with the hotel's ROOF bar, is a sleek and cozy cocoon to hide away from the cold in the … [Read more...] about 11 Paris Restaurants With The Most Beautiful Outdoor Spaces Staying Open In August
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Director and CIO of cKers Finance, and co-founder of global sustainability advisory firm cKinetics. Carbon markets today are estimated to be worth over $100 billion and are expected to grow in the coming years. This potential spike in value could lead to a great opportunity for both the environment and investors. Has a new gold rush started? Let’s take a closer look. Carbon Is A Way To Put Value On A Scarce Resource: Air Imagine that our Earth was the size of an apple. Our atmosphere would be similar to the skin of the apple. That is how small our atmosphere is. The atmosphere stretches a mere 6.2 miles after which it rapidly loses its air density. So far, we have deemed air to be an endless resource, but that is clearly not the case. Carbon markets are a way to put a price on the real estate that exists above our heads. Combatting Climate Change By Bringing Carbon Markets To The Forefront … [Read more...] about Could Carbon Markets Become Larger Than Oil And Gas?
This article first appeared in City & Country, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on August 1, 2022 - August 07, 2022. The Zhongshan Building, which was built in the 1950s, has been restored at a cost of RM1 million and now houses an arts and research community (Photo by Patrick Goh/The Edge) - A + A Kuala Lumpur is an amazing city. The mix of old and new buildings juxtaposed with pockets of greenery presents a tropical feel that only a few cities can boast of. As the city moves with the times, what is to be done to the older buildings? Should they be replaced with something sparkling new? Or should we consider the historical value they bring to the landscape? City & Country asks property experts about the practicalities of upgrading these old properties — be it through converting, refurbishing or rebuilding. “This is a very interesting and evergreen topic, where all developers or landowners would like to know what to do with their old buildings when they … [Read more...] about Is it worth upgrading KL’s old buildings?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin More than 300 years of agricultural and architectural history are represented at a 135-acre property in Clarksville, Maryland. Known as Richland Farm , the spread about 25 miles outside of Baltimore has earned a spot in the National Register of Historic Places as a “farmstead which characterized rural Howard County from the late 18th century through the mid-20th century.” MORE FROM FORBES Eclectic Style And European Design Harmonize In Portland's Dunthorpe Area By Kellie Speed The earliest remaining structure on the property is a log cabin attached to the central section of the manor house and dating to 1781. At the time it was built, the Revolutionary War was in full swing. The 1800s saw the addition of a superintendent’s house, a bank barn, a stone springhouse and a smokehouse. A two-story expansion to the manor house in 1846 added the main level parlor and upper-level bedrooms. Farm education … [Read more...] about 135-Acre Maryland Farm Comes With A History Worth Noting