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The Sparkling Pleasures of London and Beyond

“It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it,” I told my friends when they learned I was traveling…

The Small Pleasures of St. Hilaire-en-Brens

On a recent trip through France, friends and I made the fortunate decision to rest for a few days in…

More Small Pleasures of Languedoc

You know there’s something special about a place when you find yourself returning again and again. That’s the case with…

The Small Pleasures of the Rhone Valley

In the middle of a terraced hillside vineyard, with statuesque Mont Ventoux in the background, Hugo Levingston kneels down to…

Tasting the Pleasures of London's Hippest Wine Bar

I’m always happy to stroll along Lamb’s Conduit, a block-long pedestrian street in the heart of London’s Bloomsbury. For over…

Small Pleasures and Happy Moments

There's been a ton of research into happiness. In fact, it makes one wonder if trying too hard to "get…

The Small Pleasures of Languedoc

I had planned to come to Languedoc for a three-week creative retreat, but once I learned about the unique beauty,…

The Small Pleasures of Mayfair

"Your room should be ready in about fifteen minutes," said the lovely young lady who greeted me at the front…

The Small Pleasures of Geneva

Recently, I had the chance to experience a small slice of life in Geneva, a stately city in a spectacular…