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Timely Arrival: L’Hommage Bistro Français brings true French comfort food to DC

By at 2 December, 2015, 8:37 pm


WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) — Comfort food food comes in many varieties, and is often accompanied by a vast array of imagery. In autumn in Washington, DC, the imagery includes chilly temperatures, dry leaves rolling windswept across a quiet street in the NOMA district, and warm fireplaces. Comfort food warms you from the inside, fills your belly, makes you sleep better, and leaves you instantly happy.
Then there is French cuisine – real French cuisine, the kind you remember from your visits to the French countryside, or that – if your are fortunate enough to be of French descent, your own grandmother might have made.
The sum of these two can be found in one place, at L’Hommage Bistro Française, Washington, DC’s latest French-inspired restaurant at 450 K Street, NW. Executive Chef Josh Laban Perkins has created a menu of familiar and traditional French dishes, and he and his kitchen staff deliver them to your table with authentic and exquisite perfection.


Full Bloom: Wollam Gardens flower farm is a unique B&B destination

By at 18 June, 2015, 10:27 pm


Jeffersonton, VA (Herald de Paris) —  In searching for unique Bed & Breakfast destinations in Virginia, this one stood out.  Farmstay at Wollam Gardens is not a restored Victorian dripping with ornament, antiques, and old dolls; it is not some old manor house trying to hold on.  Wollam Gardens is a farm, a very active […]


Treat your Special Someone to Valentine’s Day at Bouchon!

By at 13 February, 2015, 10:26 pm

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BOUCHON BEVERLY HILLS —  Pick up sweet treats all week long at Bouchon Bakery. (Feb. 9th – 15th) highlights include:​ ​ Conversation Heart Shortbread Cookies, a seasonal take on one of Bouchon’s signature desserts, topped with icing. Choose from Love You, Je t’aime, Text Me, or Be Mine. ($3.75/$6.50) ♥ Sugar Cookie Heart Sandwich, two […]


Political Cronyism! Backroom Deals! Crooked One-Percenters!

By at 28 January, 2015, 1:21 am

NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 27, 2015 – Trusted sons of wealthy families who ascend to high office to do their party’s bidding? Crooked backroom deals that ignore the will or needs of the people? Well-placed one-percenters who avoid punishment no matter the crime? These are not merely well-trodden news angles ripped from the latest headlines. They’re among the central themes of The Man of the Hour, a 1906 play inspired by Tammany Hall, which begins performances on February 20, 2015 at Metropolitan Playhouse.


Madera Kitchen – a delightful find.

By at 13 January, 2015, 12:54 am


HOLLYWOOD (Herald de Paris) —   There are few joys greater than the discovery of a great restaurant.  I had one of those rare occasions a couple of weeks ago in Hollywood, at the Madera Kitchen.  Tucked inconspicuously next to the Solar de Cuhanga Cafe, Madera Kitchen – a trendy watering hole for music and […]



By at 15 December, 2014, 8:29 pm


LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 87th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” “Foxcatcher” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” “Guardians of the Galaxy” “Maleficent” “Noah” “The […]


Top golf resort Terrace Downs proves to be an accessible winter getaway

By at 20 July, 2014, 6:54 pm


By Anna Wilding CHRISTCHURCH (Herald de Paris) —  The Southern Alps stretch along the entire backbone of the South Island of New Zealand.  These Alps are to the Southern Hemisphere, what the Rockies are to Canada and North America.  They are a great winter playground, provided you play and stay safe.  The Southern Alps are […]


S+M in Downtown LA – Luxe City Center Hotel opens its latest eatery

By at 31 March, 2014, 7:56 pm

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By Anna Wilding & James Edward Sved LOS ANGELES (Herald de Paris) — On March 25th, we were treated to both the nice and the naughty, with a tasting menu from the Stafford and Mathis Kitchen.  Located in the the Luxe City Center Hotel, in Downtown LA, Stafford + Mathis Kitchen’s duel menus are designed […]


Fine restaurants and excellent hospitality in Santa Barbara make it a perfect getaway

By at 15 December, 2013, 10:39 pm


By Anna Wilding SANTA BARBARA (Herald de Paris) —  Santa Barbara is nestled on a south-facing section of coastline between the Santa Ynez Mountains and Pacific Ocean. The city, designated one of the most expensive areas to live in the United States, is a mere and very pleasurable 90 minute drive up the Pacific Coast […]


Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Beverly Hills, worth it’s salt

By at 22 November, 2013, 4:22 am

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By Anna Wilding BEVERLY HILLS (Herald de Paris) —  It is always pleasure to eat at any Thomas Keller enterprise and Thursday night’s return to Bouchon Beverly Hills was no exception. The evening’s jaunt to Bouchon was in honour of a special occasion in the history of wine making.   A time for celebration for […]