A toast to getting in the mood

Valentine’s Day is this Sunday and with it comes a lot of heightened expectations. Along with overpriced flowers, heart-shaped chocolates and prix-fixe dinners comes the real…

How to be a great giver

“The weather outside is frightful, but inside it is so delightful,” goes the old Christmas song. But ask anyone who works inside the week leading up…

Taking a tip from Paris

“Bonjour,” said one of the three waiters hanging around the front door. Two were paying attention and the other one was smoking. The world over, there…