Archive for December 6th, 2018

While taking a break touring around Lille on my recent visit, my traveling companions and I stopped at a café where I enjoyed a lovely bottle of Badoit sparkling water. Perrier who?

About Badoit sparkling water:

“This major sparkling water brand is much-loved by the French. Badoit brings over two centuries of pleasure and sophistication to every meal. Originally acknowledged for its exceptional properties in the 18th Century, Badoit was recognised in 1778 by King Louis XVI’s physician as having virtues that ‘enhance the appetite, soothe digestion and lift the spirit’. Resolutely traditional, Badoit knows how to reinvent itself; its bottles are increasingly elegant, and highlight this unique product. Choosing to enjoy Badoit fine bubbles means making each meal a special occasion.”

Learn more about Badoit sparkling water here.


The Brits know how to send the perfect housewarming gifts at Christmas – the traditional Christmas hamper full of the beverages and treats that make the perfect holiday celebration. The fine folks at UK retailer John Lewis (the ones whose Christmas ad with Elton John went viral) have a great collection of Christmas hampers like their Sophistication Christmas Hamper.

About the Sophistication Christmas Hamper from John Lewis:

“A fabulous family hamper, built around a sophisticated … colour scheme and filled with quality food and drink which includes a bottle of Champagne, a Christmas pudding, luxury shortbread and 6 premium Christmas crackers. Presented in a lidded basket.”

Find the Sophistication Christmas Hamper from John Lewis here.