How are you? It's, um, been a while.
A couple of holidays have rolled by, and I just can't seem to have the kind of spare time I had in the countryside. But here are some images to give you an idea of what I have been doing.
Actes Sud. The bookstore, with its over 40,000 well-chosen titles is also the headquarters of a well-regarded publisher. Definitely worth dropping in, even if you can't actually read French, as they have scads of lavishly illustrated art and photography books.
L Huot Fils, whose entry-level Champagne has been gilded with three stars (the highest possible rating--as well as a coup de coeur title) by the discriminating reviewers at the Guide Hachette.
Their three-star Champagne, the Carte Noire Reserve, is all the more impressive considering it goes for well under 15 euros a bottle.