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Land of inspiration, between lush forests, green rice fields and timeless steep ravines, Ubud is the Balinese city where arts are expressed and joyfully glorified following the pure Indonesian tradition.

In this cultural atmosphere, traditional arts are present for centuries in a variety of ways, each one more poetic and surprising than the other: from sculpture to painting through dances and religious feasts, all those sacred celebrations give rhythm to the inhabitants’ everyday life. The more refined aesthetes will appreciate the Legong’s beauty, an ancestral dance, a real ode to grace, made by Balinese young girls who realized a real poetic prowess, similar to ballet dancers.

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However, this omnipresent artistic madness, mainly focused on religious believes, has known a revival since the early 20th Century. Indeed, Bali has become a welcoming land for many artists such as Walter Spies who took delight in illustrating these landscapes and share them to famous persons like Charlie Chaplin. This true cultural mix gave birth to new approaches and new topics in artistic processes.

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In the living streets and sacred temples, we feel this aesthetic abundance and it illuminates the village - In Ubud, museums and art galleries come one after another along the Jalan Rayan Ubud. Le Collectionist strongly recommends to visit the famous Bali’s oldest museum, the Puri Lukisan to discover a large range of modern traditional works and local artists’ exhibitions, such as Pita Maha’s creations.

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Like a divine gift, Ubud, and other Balinese villages present unparalleled discoveries and treasures, necessary for an amazing travel experience. As Hippolyte Taine said, Bali is one of these places where « we travel to change, not to change of place, but ideas. ».

To enjoy your travel experience, discover all our luxury villas in Bali!

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Published for the first time by Harry McElhone in 1927 in its guide 'Barflies and Cocktails', the Boulevardier's cocktail was imagined for the writer (and the Vanderbilt family's nephew) Erskine Gwynne, the monthly magazine's editor, a kind of Parisian 'New Yorker' named The Boulevardier.

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Note: The Boulevardier cocktail is derived from the Negroni one, where the high-end bourbon is replaced by a quality gin.

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Since its creation in 1946, the mythical Courchevel continues to attract ski and mountain lovers aesthetes with its 490 skiable hectares, its countless luxury boutiques and delicious bars and restaurants. Because culinary experiences are at the heart of Le Collectionist’s vision, we selected some of the best restaurants in Courchevel for your next winter’s season in the French Alps' village.

Courchevel 1850

  • Meet The 1947 restaurant and its French chef Yannick Alléno’s that has recently been rewarded by the Michelin Guide. With its minimalist kitchen, it’s an enjoyable place to have dinner, especially to taste their royal Black Angus beef fillet and their truffle pastas.

  • Regarding seafood specialties, the best address would be the Kintessence’s table with its mi-cuit fried and poached blue lobster. The young chef Nicolas Sale offers a modern, fine and creative cuisine in a welcoming decor, with its two Red Guide’s stars. It should be noted that La Table du Kilimanjaro, the Nicolas Sale’s other address in Courchevel, is also a two-starred best table, offering a similar kind of cuisine with a different menu.

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  • The 1850 restaurant is the perfect compromise with traditional dishes and also tinged of originality that could surprise any fine gourmets palates. Le Collectionist recommends the original combination of the lobster and foie gras or the lightly lemony sorbet with Genepy, the emblematic liquor from Savoy.

Courchevel Le Praz

  • Le Bistrot du Praz and its specialties made with foie gras, especially this one with Calvados apples. The restaurant’s chef Rémi Weisrock uses with perceptiveness to imagine delicate dishes using Savoyard flavors

  • Azimut: In a discrete atmosphere, discover a simple and delicious cuisine, with its Michelin Guide’s one star. Don’t miss: Scallops with Porto cream and its chicories’ stew.

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Courchevel Moriond

  • Le Manali: Authentic address of the region, taste the roasted lamb from Aveyron with violet aubergines and Reggiano Parmesan cheese

To enjoy your trip, discover our selection of chalets in Courchevel !

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This is the 'Tasty Note' of the week,a perfect blend of fine ingredients for a delicious recipe.

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Prestigious and sophisticated village situated in Upper Savoy, Megeve has become one of the favorite vacation spot in French Alps.

The ski resort expanded rapidly in the 1910’s thanks to the Rothschild family, especially Noémie, the Baron Maurice de Rothschild’s wife, who wished to transform the place into a real French lifestyle’s symbol. A successful bet since Megève has attracted a large number of crowned heads and prestigious families for their winter sojourns.

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Nicknamed « the XXIème arrondissement of Paris » by Jean Cocteau, Megève is more than a simple enjoyable and posh Upper Savoy’s ski resort. It is also an authentic land of refuge where its occasional inhabitants love finding each other again and where they feel always pampered. The childlike souls will appreciate the elegant illuminated Christmas tree, that every year sits on the Village square: a Christmas tale within easy reach.

Megève seduces its visitors thanks to its family atmosphere, very friendly and festive. Moreover it is able to fulfill them with its many gourmet restaurants, such as Le Flocon de Sel on the Leutaz Road, with the Gault & Millau’s five-toques of the three-starred chef Emmanuel Renaut, which promise a marvelous moment marrying Savoy tradition and modernity.

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Collectionists will enjoy the « Randonnée en montagne » menu, a real gustatory trip to discover the fresh regional products such as the true Féra, freshwater fish from the Lake Geneva.

The ones who wish to see and to be seen will go without hesitation to Les Enfants Terribles, a chic bistro idolized by Cocteau where in his time, he already ate the mythical steak au poivre. (Please note: the restaurant will open from December 5th.)

Discover here our Chalet Eugenia in Megève and other marvelous properties.

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