On being left behind

One of my friends, who had been in France for three years, left this year. Why is this  significant  given the peripatetic nature of this life? It isn’t really, because you realise after a few years of doing this over and over that it is best to remain on an even keel each time you…

Lunch at Le Jardin, Geneva

Today was a scorcher! The intense heat we have been having for the past week is unrelenting. As I sat there on the terrace of this restaurant, overlooking Geneva’s immense Water Fountains, it took everything in me not to strip down to the bare minimum. Decorum overtook my desire to cool down. And I think…

Beauté Congo at Fondation Cartier, Paris

The last time I went the Fondation Cartier was almost three years ago for the Ron Mueck exhibition. As with many of the Foundations owned by corporate companies in Paris, think Fondation Louis Vuitton and Fondation EDF, Foundation Cartier also showcases contemporary art.  The current Beauté Congo exhibition, which runs until 15 November, includes painting, sculpture and…