Category: Restaurants

La Villa

While searching for inspiration during the week for a new project I’m working on I found these images of the fairly new Gilles & Boissier designed “La Villa” restaurant and bar in Paris. It was about this time 4 years ago I was last in Paris, celebrating my birthday. While I may not have immediate plans to get back there, I think I’ll be quite happy doing some armchair travel while checking out the rest of the images on the website. The interior is simply breathtaking, and I’m completely in love with the colour palette! Hope you enjoy…



I just had to share some photos of a restaurant I stumbled upon while looking for something else…”Murano” is by Gordon Ramsay in Central London. Those first two images are breathtaking…I LOVE the front of that bar! Not sure exactly what it is, but a little birdy told me it was hand-blown glass, and considering the name of the place, that is more than possible. I don’t even care what the food is like, I definitely have to make it here when I’m next in London!


I spent New Years Eve in Macau – one of my favorite places in Asia. Some of you might be surprised to hear me say that…its not all about the casinos and shopping…but that does make up a large part of it these days. While the casinos lack the atmosphere of their Las Vegas counterparts – I’m not sure if that’s a cultural thing, or just something time will fix – it’s still very Portuguese in parts, and to me really feels like a tiny bit of Europe right on our doorstep (it’s only an hour ferry trip from Hong Kong). In fact, we found a lovely looking Portuguese restaurant that we had never been to – which is rare, because all we ever seem do when we’re in Macau is eat and drink! Michelin recommended Antonio’s is definitely on our must-eat list for our next trip.

So how did you see in the New Year?

Top 3 images in order are: the crazy ass Venetian (the largest single structure hotel building in Asia, the fourth largest building in the world by area, and the worlds largest casino – all in one!), view from our room at the Pousada, and the street lights in Taipa village – all photos taken by me. Bottom image from Antonio’s website.