Pick your preferred drink and transport yourself and spouse to your country of choice in the comfort of your living room.
It’s 11am and I’ve just polished off my third helping of Calvados, an apple brandy with an alcohol content usually reserved until after dark – or at least after lunch. In my defence, this is a tutored tasting under the expert eye of Marie-Anne Saloux, one of the brains behind the Calvados Experience, a new attraction in Normandy dedicated to their signature spirit. Alongside richly salted butter, caramelised apple tarts and meltingly soft cheeses, Calvados is a beloved part of the region’s traditional cuisine.
From spending the day with your family at the Padang, to enjoying animated films hailing from France, there is something for everyone this weekend.
A post by Singapore-raised photographer Stefen Chow has gone viral on Facebook after he claimed to have been racially abused by the staff at an outlet of The Body Shop in Paris, France. In a post that was published on Tuesday (14 November), Chow, who was in the country on a personal trip, had gone to an outlet on Sunday (12 November) at 68 Rue de Rivoli to purchase two items. Later, Chow noticed that the staff had overcharged him by €5 (S$8).
Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 2003; a look by Dolce & Gabbana. Photos: Getty; Dolce & Gabbana Clothing geared towards Islamic women is one of the fastest growing sectors in the clothing industry (the market is expected to be worth $484 billion by 2019) — but one fashion legend isn’t having it. On Wednesday, Yves Saint Laurent co-founder Pierre Bergé — Saint Laurent’s partner in both business and life until the designer died in 2008 of brain cancer — denounced those labels that are now catering to women who wear hijabs and other religious coverings. “I am scandalized,” he told French radio station Europe 1 (via The Guardian).