Author: Casey Hatfield-Chiotti

The Tuileries in Paris
Travel

Paris Top Ten

Don’t have a lot of time to plan a trip to Paris? Use this “cheat sheet,” which includes a mix of shopping, museums, restaurants and bars. It is not easy to pick ten things to eat, drink and see in my favorite city and, as all cities do, Paris is […]

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A Weekend in Beaune

The heart of Burgundy entices with excellent cuisine, medieval architecture and, of course, wine. When people ask me what French region they should visit after spending time in Paris, I reply “Burgundy” without missing a beat. It’s easily my favorite region outside Île de France. My husband and I have […]

Food

Portland Top Ten

More and more travelers are making their way to the Rose City for excellent restaurants, stunning scenery and distinct coffee culture. I’m proud to say Portland, Oregon is my hometown. It has changed tremendously since I was growing up in the 1980s and 90s. Back then, it felt more like […]

Image of the restaurant Septime in Paris
Food, Paris

Is Septime the Most Parisian Restaurant in Paris?

Talking local ingredients and graffiti with Chef Bertrand Grébaut plus tips for snagging a reservation. While it’s true that many non-French chefs have helped reinvigorate Paris’s dining scene in recent years, there are plenty of native sons who are contributing immensely. I think the neo-bistro Septime, owned and operated by […]