Chaque Détail Compte: The Bowtie’s Guide to a Weekend in Marseille

Marseille is one of those cities that make you dream—the Vieux Port, the Mediterranean, the lifestyle. It has all the qualities of paradise. A normal afternoon consists of a large terrace, a highball of chalk-yellow Pastis, a good book, salt water, sunshine, and maybe, the occasional rabble of passing tourists. C’est la base. But troubleContinue reading “Chaque Détail Compte: The Bowtie’s Guide to a Weekend in Marseille”

1.5 The Blue Notes–Panic Room

December 16th Panic Room—02h00 You still open? Of course. Doors down lies a packed bar. It’s where I wanted to go. Before we were sidetracked by L’Etincelle. A caricatured overweight, black doorman hassles us. He reels us in after a drawn out moment. Loud music. Loud people. Dirty, dark bar. Leftovers from all the otherContinue reading “1.5 The Blue Notes–Panic Room”

Piña Colada-Hin Wong Bungalows, Koh Tao, Thailand

Ao Hin Wong, Thailand-On the far side of Koh Tao, there is a secluded beach that’s protected from the normal hubbub of backpackers. Watch the days spread before you like a glimmering Southeast Asian cove, and the nights slip over the sky like a dark gown, cloaking the day with a seductive nostalgia leaving youContinue reading “Piña Colada-Hin Wong Bungalows, Koh Tao, Thailand”