Paris: Hotel Sezz

Posted on September 8, 2005 Under Travel

During my quick stay in Paris last weekend, I got to check out Hotel Sezz, the new hotel "experience", designed by Christopher Pillet, who cut his teeth working under Phillipe Starck. The idea behind the hotel is in regards to…

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Paris Restaurant: Kong

Posted on September 7, 2005 Under Travel

My last night in Paris I ate at a restaurant called 'Kong', on the top two floors of the prestigious Louis Vuitton building address-- 1 Rue du Pont Neuf. The restaurant is an elevators ride up, above the Kenzo flagship…

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Paris Restaurant: Cabaret

Posted on September 6, 2005 Under Travel

Right around the corner from Musée Du louvre in the 1st Arrondissement, lies an incredibly simple and standard looking restaurant called Cabaret with a view of the neatly table-cloth covered tables on the ground floor -- but that's only from…

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Paris: Update

Posted on September 4, 2005 Under Travel

Maison et Objet is by far the largest show I've ever been to-- the facility felt about ten times the size of the Javitz center in New York. In two very long days I walked just about every single row,…

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Next Stop: Paris, France

Posted on September 1, 2005 Under Travel

I'm off to today to Maison and Objet, in Paris. "10 Years of Trends, Encounters, Passion and Home-Style". This will be my first M and O, and I've heard nothing but good reports from past years. Of course, I plan…

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A9 Maps: Sidewalk Views

Posted on August 17, 2005 Under Travel

A9 Maps, an Amazon owned company, has one of the nicest city mapping resources I've ever found. It uses an updated looking Mapquest, with a google maps feel-- and most interesting are the "block view images", which allow you to…

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Berlin: Shopping in Mitte

Posted on June 22, 2005 Under Travel

The side street shops in Mitte are all worth a look, but the main streets are like any other city--Diesel, Camper, and the like--the usual international shopping scene. I did really enjoy browsing around the Adidas Originals store, something about…

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Berlin: Monsieur Vuong

Posted on June 22, 2005 Under Food, Travel

Monsieur Vuongs is a wonderful Vietnamese restaurant, tucked away on a side street in Mitte. A red awning, and several rows of tables and benches are in front, under a bright red awning. A local friend took me here my…

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Berlin: Mitte

Posted on June 21, 2005 Under Travel

My second day of exploring Berlin brought me to Mitte, which is clearly where the "hip" people hang out. It reminded me a lot of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. If you visit, you need to wind around a bit away from the…

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Hotel Alternatives

Posted on June 20, 2005 Under Travel

There is something be said for the feeling of being in a home like environment, even if it's not your own. I've been in hotels for the past few weeks, and despite how nice each of them have been, they're…

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