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According to the latest report from the IMARC group, entitled “Soft drinks market in Africa: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2022-2027,“The African soft drinks market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.4% during the period 2022-2027.

Soft drinks are temperance drinks that are alcohol-free or contain less than 0.5% alcohol by volume. These are mainly sports and energy drinks, ready-to-drink tea, soft drinks, juices, bottled water, coffee, etc. Soft drinks help rehydrate the body, improve cardiovascular health, boost metabolism, improve digestive functioning, and more.

like the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) The crisis is taking over the world, we are constantly monitoring the changes in the markets, as well as the industrial behavior of consumers around the world and our estimates on the latest market trends and forecasts are made after taking into account the impact of this pandemic. .

Soft Drinks Market Trends in Africa:

The growing inclination of consumers towards ready-to-drink beverages is driving the growth of the soft drinks market in Africa. Additionally, growing demand for soft drinks, such as fruit juices, dairy drinks, functional drinks, etc., is also propelling the market in the country. Additionally, various regional manufacturers are investing in the development of innovative product variants that are similar in taste, texture, and color to alcoholic beverages. Additionally, rising demand for nutritious drinks, fortified fruit drinks, dairy-based drinks, etc., is further catalyzing the market growth in Africa. Moreover, growing consumer preferences for organic and natural ingredient-based variants are also boosting the demand for products in the country. This, in turn, is expected to fuel the soft drinks market in Africa over the coming years.

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Africa Soft Drinks Market Analysis and Segmentation 2022-2027:

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the market has been studied in the report with the detailed profiles of the major players operating in the market.

AG Barr plc, Al Ahram Beverages Company SAE (Heineken NV), Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (Pty) Ltd, Faragalla Group, Juhayna Food Industries SAE, Kingsley Beverages (Pty) Ltd, Nestlé SA, PepsiCo Inc, Pioneer Food Group Limited, Red Bull GmbH, The Beverage Company, The Kraft Heinz Company, Tiger Brands Limited and Twizza (Pty) Ltd.

The report has segmented the market based on region, product type, category, package type, distribution channel, and end user.

Breakdown by product type:

  • Soft drinks
  • Non-carbonated drinks
    • Fruit and vegetable juices
    • Functional drinks
    • RTD Tea and Coffee
    • Bottled water
    • Others

Breakdown by category:

Breakdown by type of packaging:

Breakdown by distribution channel:

  • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
  • convenience stores
  • Specialty stores
  • Online stores
  • Others

Breakdown by end user:

Breakdown by country:

  • Nigeria
  • Algeria
  • South Africa
  • Morocco
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Tunisia
  • Ivory Coast
  • Angola
  • Others

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Charles Heidsieck’s historic Charlie Cuvée champagne has been relaunched after 37 years Tue, 21 Jun 2022 02:18:00 +0000

For the first time in 37 years, iconic champagne house Charles Heidsieck has unveiled a new, sixth edition of its celebrated Champagne Charlie cuvée, reviving a super premium expression of the House’s history dating back to 1979. Considering the fifth edition of Champagne Charlie was launched in 1985, it’s understandable that the world’s most avid champagne drinkers are scrambling to get their hands on a bottle of the new Champagne Charlie, which was launched this month to celebrate the founder’s bicentenary. , Charles-Camille Heidsieck.

Unlike the Champagne Charlie vintages that have already gone through history – 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985 – the 2022 Champagne Charlie is labeled as a multi-vintage expression with approximately 98% reserve wines and selected components aged on lees up to 25 years. 20% of this is made from a 2016 vintage, to arrive at a Champagne made up of 52% Chardonnay and 48% Pinot Noir.

Although we have not yet had the privilege of tasting the new version, a few reports are already noting the “fine and silky” palate that can be expected from a bottle of Champagne Charlie cuvée when it begins to sell in Australia for ~$900 from August at select fine wine merchants.

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From the end of the 1970s, Daniel Thibault, then cellar master of the House, worked alongside the Heidsieck family to create Champagne Charlie in tribute to their ancestor. Across five highly acclaimed editions, the release became Thubault’s definitive success story and created a legacy that has now been passed down to current cellar master Cyril Brun.

“For this new edition of Charlie, I was inspired by previous editions, tasting each of the past releases to reconnect with the initial creation,” said Brun.

“My first impression was overwhelming; the freshness and aromatic intensity and the silky, saline finish were found systematically in all the wines as if these qualities transcended the effect of the vintage. It was the key. »

Oatley Fine Wine Merchants will import the 2022 Charlie Champagne to Australia from August 2022 and retail it for, as mentioned above, around $900 a bottle. The release also coincides with a special Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve Collector’s Edition, which has been relaunched in collaboration with French artist Catherine Gran and will be available in Australia from October.

How the chefs aboard Ponant’s Commandant Charcot create fine cuisine during a 25-night voyage Tue, 21 Jun 2022 00:44:00 +0000

“When you work ashore, you can ask for vegetables, meat, fish every day. On a cruise like this most of our produce is frozen because we have no choice.

The fine details

In January next year, Le Commandant Charcot will sail from Ushuaia in Argentina to Dunedin in New Zealand for a 28-night voyage in the Ross Sea. In February, she will sail from Dunedin to Ushuaia. Rates start at $66,760 per person for a Prestige cabin.

Loading supplies in Punta Arenas is another challenge: “When you’re in Paris, you’re used to working with particular products. In Chile you can get similar products, but they are not the same. So you have to adapt. »

To add to the pressures, on land you come home after a shift; on this ship, the chef and his staff live together. “I wouldn’t say it’s easier or harder, but there is a difference. Because here, I’m also the father of the team.

Then there is the weather challenge. “When we have rough seas it is very, very difficult to work,” says Motsch, “but little by little you get used to it.”

Sila restaurant.

Rough seas remind pastry chef Julien Arnaud of the event that put him on the road to Commander Charcot. A business lawyer by training, he was working for a logistics company in Tokyo when the Fukushima earthquake hit in 2011.

He was used to Japan’s earthquakes, but most of them were “like, 10 seconds, max.” This one was two minutes. It was endless, you have no idea, and you have time to think about your life, about what you’re going to do. That’s when I decided to turn to pastry.

When The Australian magazine Financial Review Buttons him, the tattooed father-of-two, 48, has been on the ship for two months and describes the first few weeks as “intense, very difficult”.

Not that you can say. Arnaud and his assistants serve an array of madeleines, lemon meringue tarts, chocolate fondants, panna cottas, Belgian waffles, cheesecakes, crème brûlées, Parisian flans, brownies and so on – each easily the best of its kind that I have tasted.

Her favourite? Lemon meringue, “because it was the first dessert I made for the woman who became my wife. That’s how I got her. And before I got on the boat, I made him one.

The writer traveled as a guest of Ponant.

AFR Magazine’s July issue – the culinary issue – comes out Friday, June 24 inside The Australian Financial Review. Follow AFR Mag on Twitter and Instagram.

Refillable wine bottles are coming to Sonoma County Mon, 20 Jun 2022 17:47:03 +0000

Growing up in a small farming town in Northern California, I’ve always had an affinity for local community and reuse. My mother harvested many meals from our large vegetable garden and nothing was wasted. We bought from local suppliers and learned self-reliance through our 4-H clubs and FFA communities.

When I started to travel around the world, I started to see many examples of reuse through refillable glass beverage container systems across Europe, Central and South America and the Asia. Back home, I kept asking, “what happened to our US-based refillable glass bottle systems, and what can I do to bring this logical circular packaging solution back?” “

“What happened to our US-based refillable glass bottle systems, and what can I do to bring this logical circular packaging solution back?”

That’s why I founded Conscious Container: to build a refillable glass bottle system into our infrastructure and economy in the United States. With our initial investment, we are now launching a bottle washing infrastructure business right here in Sonoma County to enable beverage producers, starting with wineries, to integrate a refillable bottle into their business operations.

Our local and regional California wineries are acutely aware of climate change, implementing strategies to reduce carbon emissions in every possible aspect of their operations. For many wineries, the last mile is now in their preferred packaging, the glass bottle. Regarding the carbon footprint of a bottle of wine, the glass bottle alone holds 18% to 30%, even up to 50% of the carbon footprint. With a refillable glass bottle in a mature system, a winery can benefit from up to 95% reduction in its carbon footprint compared to its current single-use glass bottle.

A refillable bottle system is also about how we support local wineries that are struggling to stock up on bottles due to supply chain constraints. As we launch Conscious Container, we will be tapping into excess bottles from major wine production lines, diverting perfectly good wine bottles to our operation for washing, inspection and sale to local wine producers. This refillable bottle option will allow us to collectively move from single-use “waste” packaging to reusable “asset” packaging. Currently, in the United States, more than 75% of glass bottles end up in landfills.

As we began to push this business model forward, the Conscious Container team and I were impressed with the passion and enthusiasm of local wineries here in Sonoma and Napa counties. Many wineries want to be the first to adopt a refillable wine bottle system. From purchasing refillable bottles that will dramatically reduce their carbon emissions to wineries implementing tasting room and direct-to-consumer programs to reclaiming those bottles of wine for washing and reuse , most wineries know this is the right thing to do.

The sense of urgency that local and regional winemakers share with our mission to act against climate change is tangible. This is a community coming together, with our help, to enable a sustainable solution to reduce their single-use packaging waste and carbon emissions while creating a resilient regional ecosystem for bottle supply. glass. Here we are…

Stay safe in the summer heat Mon, 20 Jun 2022 09:58:00 +0000

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – With warm temperatures expected again this week, Memorial Health would like to remind parents and those who work outdoors to stay safe when you are out there for extended periods of time.

Last week with the heat, Memorial Health brought in about 10-15 people with heat-related illnesses – some were people spending time on the boat or at the beach.

But the majority of patients were people who worked outdoors and didn’t get out of the sun early enough.

The main heat-related illness they see at Memorial Health is heat exhaustion, where people feel light-headed and dizzy.

ER doctor Dr. Jay Goldstein says the key is to limit time in the sun and remember to stay hydrated – not just with water, but a good balance of water and electrolytes in drinks like Gatorade.

“Once in a while you have to get out of the heat and into a cool place, I recommend these cooling towels, you bring a cooler with ice, you put the towel in it and every two minutes you take it out and wipe it down your body and it cools it down a number of degrees and that will really keep you safe and better able to handle the elements,” Dr. Goldstein said.

He also warns to be careful when drinking alcohol outside in the heat, as you may not realize you are not feeling well due to the alcohol in your system, make sure just to drink other liquids as well.

Dr. Goldstein says that during the heat of the day from around 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., you really shouldn’t spend more than an hour outside in the heat if you can avoid it.

The city of Savannah has several pools that are open on different days of the week. Daffin Park is open all week to keep you and the kids cool.

Although the pool and the beach are good options to help maintain your body temperature, Dr. Goldstein says you should always try to limit time spent outdoors for children to less than an hour during the summer. heat of the day.

If they are outside for any length of time, be sure to watch them closely and check for signs of fatigue, exhaustion, pale appearance, improper action, or failure to going to the bathroom so much – all of these can be signs that they are suffering from heat exhaustion and might need to go to the doctor.

“Certainly be careful with your children, it’s essential, the children just don’t know and realize what they need, they go for the drinks and they try to force the drinks, you feel like get a little thirsty, you’re already behind the curb make sure you take this item and if you feel like you need a sip, take three sips,” Dr. Goldstein said.

Throughout the week, the City Manager and Director of Emergency Management will be monitoring the temperature to decide whether to open cooling centers around the city. They will post on their social media and we will also update you if this happens.

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A Global House – Spear’s Magazine Sun, 19 Jun 2022 09:00:28 +0000

Own a residence aboard a megayacht The world opens up the entire planet to a lucky few – and in addition to enjoying the ultimate in luxury, its residents are on a continuous journey of education and adventure.

Many UHNWs identify as citizens of the world, but just over 150 families from 20 countries own a slice of The World, the only privately owned megayacht, which boasts 165 luxury homes. It’s a “private community at sea,” Tom Wolber, its new president and CEO, tells Spear’s. “It offers a unique lifestyle that doesn’t exist anywhere else on the planet.”

The world entering a port
The World will soon land in Gibraltar after completing an epic journey around much of South America.

What makes this set of floating residences otherworldly? “Our residents travel to the world’s most exotic destinations in absolute luxury from the comfort of their own home at sea,” says Wolber.

The World is a floating residential community that circles the globe every few years. Its apartments, which range from $2 million to $15 million plus annual ownership fees, are occupied, enjoyed and, essentially, run by a community of savvy travelers who craft a new itinerary every year.

The ship is currently on an adventure across five continents, which includes over 93 ports of call. Residents’ active lifestyle includes everything from sightings of polar bears in the far reaches of the northern hemisphere to swimming across the equator off the coast of Namibia with a pod of pilot whales nearby to experience the beauty ornate and rarely seen ecosystems of West Papua.

It’s a particularly exciting time for UHNWs with a connection to Europe, as The World will soon land in Gibraltar after completing an epic journey across much of South America.

For over 16 weeks, the ship’s voyages will encompass the best of Northern and Western Europe, from cities like Amsterdam to alternative destinations such as the Faroe Islands and Bantry Bay in Ireland. This will be followed by two more months in locations across the Mediterranean, from Sicily to Tunisia, Israel and Egypt.

Flat on the world
There are 165 luxury homes aboard The World

The residential adventurers of the world will cruise the Suez Canal at the end of the year, indulging in the sunny pleasures of Oman and Qatar before celebrating the New Year in style in Dubai. Wolber urges UHNWs to take advantage of this chance to take advantage of very limited opportunities for private tours and sailings during its European conjuncture.

Demand is strong, he confirms: “We continue to experience strong demand for resale opportunities to join our international community. He reminds readers that the reason for this is not only the wide range of exotic destinations. “Residents on board often invite family and friends to share unique, bespoke experiences,” he says.

“To meet this, The World offers first-class facilities and the highest levels of service, amenities and care provided by a team of experts.” This includes six luxury restaurants ‘with impeccable culinary mastery’, a variety of bar lounges featuring the world’s award-winning wine and sake program, exceptional golf facilities and what it claims is the only regulation tennis at sea, as well as the 7,000 square foot spa it calls “the sanctuary of the senses” with a wide range of products and services including Natura Bisse cosmetics and Luzern skincare products.

Guest speakers, artists and musicians are invited on board to discuss topics relevant to the countries and cities visited and meet the residents’ curiosity and thirst for knowledge. Expert speakers often cover a variety of topics, including arts and culture, history, finance, economics, global affairs and politics, food and wine, photography, health and wellness. being, science, space, etc.

But most important is the fact that residents also participate in crucial environmental efforts and scientific research. Residents consider themselves citizen scientists, participating in a number of projects including identifying rare plants and animals while enjoying the most remote locations.

It’s this seamless combination of conscientious travel, luxury and the highest level of service that sets The World apart from other luxury providers, says Wolber. “We consider a home on The World to be a life filled with global adventure at the height of luxury,” he says. Among its most striking features is the simple fact that as a resident, whenever you return from a day ashore, from one of its hikes, or even from a business trip, the greeting you will hear always when you come back on board is simply this: ‘Welcome home.’

‘The Chosen One’: What to know about the Netflix show with two actors killed in an accident in Mexico Sun, 19 Jun 2022 01:18:00 +0000

Netflix and UK producer RedRum halted production on its comic book-based TV series ‘The Chosen One’ after two actors were killed and six other cast and crew members were injured, a person says knowing the production that was not authorized to speak publicly.

The Baja California State Department of Culture on Friday identified the deceased as Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar. They died on Thursday after the van they were riding in crashed on the Baja California Sur peninsula in Mexico.

Neither Netflix nor RedRum would comment on the crash on Saturday.

Previously called “American Jesus,” the series was one of the latest adaptations from Netflix’s 2017 acquisition of comics company Millarworld, a deal it struck to expand its superhero credentials. The intention was to adapt the characters from the publisher’s titles into films, series and children’s shows to stream on Netflix. The deal was Netflix’s first takeover.

Netflix describes “The Chosen One” as a multilingual series in Spanish and English and based on the story of a 12-year-old boy who suddenly discovers that he has returned in the name of Jesus Christ, destined to save the humanity. It is based on the comic book series by Mark Millar and Peter Gross. The streaming giant called it a Mexican fantasy show.

“He can turn water into wine, make cripples walk, and maybe even raise the dead!” How will he handle the fate of leading the world in a conflict that has been brewing for thousands of years? Netflix said in a 2018 Press release on his list of upcoming adaptations.

The original ‘American Jesus’ comic shows the 12-year-old surviving a freak accident before facing his destiny to lead the world through a conflict ‘that has lasted thousands of years’.

Everardo Gout, whose directing credits include Marvel’s “Luke Cage,” and Leopoldo Gout, whose producing credits include “Molly’s Game,” have been named co-showrunners and executive producers. Goutte was directing. Filming began in Mexico on April 25, according to a Tweeter from Millarworld.

“The Chosen One” would follow Netflix’s Millarworld adaptation “Jupiter’s Legacy,” starring Josh Duhamel, which had its first season on the streaming platform.

Millarworld was started in 2004 by Millar, a Scottish comic book author. Some of the publisher’s graphic novels, including “Kick-Ass,” “Wanted” and “Kingsman,” have already been made into movies by other major studios.

The show should not be confused with Netflix’s other series called “The Chosen One”, which is a Portuguese supernatural thriller about doctors trying to bring a Zika virus vaccine to a remote Brazilian village.

Local Events List | Community Fri, 17 Jun 2022 23:30:00 +0000

farmers market

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Local growers still have plant starters to share as well as meat, eggs, crafts, jams and pickles. There will be another acoustic jam session, so grab your instrument and head to the Palestine Farmers Market, 815 W Spring Street.

Railway Heritage Center

A 37ft x 17ft HO scale train display and exhibit that illustrates the many facets of the railroad. Open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

Lake Creek Blueberry Farm

7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open daily

Join us at Lake Creek Blueberry Farm in Montalba, TX for the best fruit, service and family experience! This year we will be offering pre-pick and self-pick options. Please email us at or call 903-386-8200 if you have any questions. See you at the farm!

Open every day

Curious summer camping

from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. from June 13 to June 24

Have fun at the Curious Summer day camp. Reduced camper fee is $50. Register with full camper fees by June 1. The camp must have a minimum of eight to go. To register, go to Questions? Email us at

Decommissioned American Flag Disposal Ceremony

The American Legion Post 85 invites Anderson County to participate in the “Disposal of Unserviceable American Flags Ceremony” at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18 at Reagan Park. This ceremony is an integral part of the American Legion and has been a ritual since 1937. If you have any faded, tattered, or torn American flags, please bring them from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11 to American Legion Station 85 at 927 Gardner Street or you can bring them from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on June 18 at Reagan Park, before the ceremony.

Celebration of June 16 in Palestine

The annual parade will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 18 from Calhoun Park to the Anderson County Courthouse, followed by a short program. A vendor fair will also be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at By God’s Grace Ministries, 119 Kickapoo St.

The Healing Music Concert Tour

Jamie Jorge will be in concert, with his healing music concert tour, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 16 at Elkhart Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2253 E. Hwy 294.

Piney Wood Express Steam Engine

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June 16 to June 30

A historic steam locomotive is the muscle that pulls the group of cars representing a bygone form of notable travel. From the moment you step aboard a vintage 1920s car, the excitement of being on the rails is exhilarating. This four-hour round-trip train adventure from Palestine, with a one-hour stopover at Rusk Depot, takes passengers on a journey through the awe-inspiring Piney Woods and 135 years of history. Casual seating, thoughtful decor, and friendly, responsive attendants add to the ambience of the scenic journey offered by travelers a century ago. The four-hour journey includes comfortable seating, adult food and drink service, and historical narration on a train journey that takes you back to another century. Most cars are air-conditioned, have restrooms, access to a concession car stocked with snacks and drinks suitable for children and adults. All seats offer a view of the Piney Woods road and the narration and music enhance the journey. Five different accommodations are offered to savor the Texas State Railroad experience: Caboose, Presidential, Observation Dome, First Class, Open-Air Coach and ADA Coaches are available.

For more information or tickets, call 855-632-7729 or log on to

Online Auction at Ye Olde Auction House

7 p.m. on June 17

Take a first look as we add hundreds of awesome items over the next few days. For more information, log on to

Dogwood Jamboree

7 p.m. Saturday June 18

A live classic country music and comedy show at the Palestine High School Auditorium, Highway 287 South and Loop 256. Doors open at 6 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. All adult tickets are $18. For more information or tickets, call 903-729-7080. Call for special hotel rates 903-729-6070 or 903-724-2556.

The Speakeasy Special

5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, June 24

Attention all of you Bootleggers, Flappers, Raccoon Coats, Bathtub Gin Bathers, Flagpole Sitters and Marathon Dancers! Join us as we travel back in time 100 years to an era of prosperity, indulgence and carefree living on “The Speakeasy Special”. Dress to impress in your favorite 1920s outfit. Our adventure begins at the Palestine Depot on June 24, where we will quickly board the train at 5 p.m. We’ll cross the tracks to our Rusk, Depot while enjoying freshly made appetizers and listening to the sounds of 1920’s tunes. We’ll disembark at our Rusk Depot and enjoy a live jazz band and dinner 1920s themed by the lake and under the stars. Several price and seating options are available. Prices for this event include a champagne or cider toast, freshly prepared entrees, dinner and dessert with iced tea or water, and a commemorative gift for your visit to “The Speakeasy Special”. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase on the train and at the depot. This is an adults-only event. ADA compliant coaches are available. This is an out and back excursion. To reserve tickets, please visit our website at and check our reservation calendar on June 24. You can also contact our reservations office directly at 855-632-7729. Reserve your tickets now as this event will be sold out.

Ghost Hunting at Historic Bower Mansion

8 p.m. to 2 a.m. July 29, July 30

Over 140 years old, the Historic Bowers Mansion is a beautiful place, one of the finest historic mansions in Palestine. However, beneath this attractive facade, the house hides a dark secret – it was the scene of a murder-suicide in the 1950s, and there have been many suspicious deaths in the house over the years. The historic Bowers Mansion in the small town of Palestine, East Texas has quickly earned a reputation as one of the most haunted places in the country. A bit of a local legend, until recently no other paranormal group has been able to investigate this historic Texas landmark. Join Haunted Rooms America as we try to connect with the spirits who are waiting to share their story with you. Tickets are selling out quickly. Reserve your tickets at

Wines in the Pines

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. from May 13 to Sept. 9.

Join us for our 2022 “Wines in the Pines” train. We will depart Palestine Railroad Depot at 6:00 p.m. and travel through the Piney Woods of East Texas while tasting fine wines from Red 55 Winery, located in Lindale. Red 55 wines are the Texas State Railroad’s signature wine. Wine tastings will be accompanied by appetizers that appropriately complement each wine. We’ll head to Rusk Railroad Depot, guided by moonlight, where we’ll stop and have dinner. The menu will be announced closer to the event date. All wines tasted as well as other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options will be available for purchase. Each ticket holder will also receive a Texas State Railroad wine glass as a souvenir of your evening with us! Our first Wine Train of the season is scheduled for May 13, 2022. This is a popular event, so book early by logging on to or calling 855-632-7729.

Quiz night at the pint

Monday evening

7 p.m.

Test your Pint and Barrel knowledge at a quiz night. Teams of up to five people. The cost is $10 per team. Pint and Barrel Drafthouse, 302 E. Crawford St. in Palestine.

T&C Travel Guide: Paris in Summer Fri, 17 Jun 2022 16:45:41 +0000

Although Paris is sadly quiet – and devoid of real French people – during the month of August, there really is no better time of year to visit the city than during the summer. And with the sun setting well past 9 p.m., the day is stretched out to maximize wandering around the city, sampling all the most delicious food the city has to offer, discovering the best arts and cultural offerings and, of course, admire the sights. as only a flâneur can. With so much to do, it’s a wonder anyone has ever slept on a trip to Paris, although when the weather calls for it, we have a list of fabulous places to stay, too. The spiral of boroughs offers something for everyone, you just need to know where to go. From must-visit restaurants, exhibitions, shopping and more to the best accommodation imaginable, here’s T&C’s travel guide to Paris in summer.

AFTER: Jean Imbert takes Paris by storm

Where to stay

The Bristol

Tucked away on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is the elegant, storied Le Bristol, with its 190 renovated rooms and suites. It’s been a fashion favorite for many decades and for good reason. Not only does the hotel have a spectacularly manicured interior garden, a spa and three restaurants (Epicure, 114 Faubourg and Cafe Antonia), but it is also home to Le Bar Bristol, the perfect comfortable and glamorous place to start, or end, an evening in Paris. And the covered swimming pool on the model of a sailboat on the Riviera? It’s a sight to behold. But the most untouchable: Le Bristol has its own grocery store, and its own flour mill and chocolate factory for the ingredients they use to create their own pastries and delicious chocolate treats on site. It’s luxury from top to bottom.


The iconic facade of the Bristol.

Photographer: Claire Cocano

Hotel Madame Reve

Located in the Post Office of the Louvre, nestled in the lively and historic first arrondissement, the Hotel Madame Rêve offers an escape from everyday life. Not only do the hotel’s suites and rooms offer modern finishes and excellent views (complete with mail and postage references) – it’s literally a hotel within a post office, but as soon as you walk into the hotel, you really feel like you’re stepping through the ages. On the first floor, classic French savoir-faire, but when you reach the third floor, where the La Plume restaurant is located, or go up to the Roof (the outdoor lounge on the top floor), you are in an elegant and the hotspot shi-shi destined to spend the evening only as a bon vivant can.


The Ritz Paris

The reputation of the Ritz Paris is well established. After all, everyone from kings and queens to cultural figures such as Ernest Hemingway and Coco Chanel have stayed here.. The scene can only be described as lavish with elegant decor of rich brocades and pastel hues. This is a must visit for a hotel lover, and at the risk of stating the obvious, even with plenty of restaurants to choose from locally (some with Michelin stars), one should always make time to visit. the always crowded Hemingway Bar, as well. It would be a mistake not to.


Hotel Brach

The sixteenth can carry the reputation of a calm and stuffy atmosphere, to which we say, to each his taste. However, if in search of something a little more off the beaten path you come across Hotel Brach, it’s the warm and eclectic response to the aforementioned reputation of the neighborhood in which it is located. Think: a meeting between 1930s architecture, modernism, Bauhaus, Dada and a touch of surrealism. The result: warm and eclectic accommodations that have made this hotel an essential reference for Parisians. Need we say more? If we must, we would be remiss not to mention the rooftop garden which not only supplies berries, vegetables and herbs to the hotel restaurants, but also houses the chicken coop, with three hens to supply the hotel in eggs. Also on-site is a Norwegian bath for guest use and a praiseworthy sports club (which channels a 1930s boxing club) that offers memberships.


Chateau Voltaire

Chateau Voltaire is a bit of a best-kept secret – the kind backed by unassuming hospitality that truly earns its reputation as a stealthy luxury stay. Guests continually remark that despite the hotel being located in the bustling second arrondissement, they find their stays remarkably quiet. The rooms are spacious and elegant with exquisite finishes and full of sumptuous details that only underline that Château Voltaire (with its three buildings and 32 rooms) is a sensual sanctuary that deserves its reputation as a hidden gem.


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what to eat


If you can get a reservation at Septime – the emphasis is on the ‘if’ – move mountains to make it work for your itinerary. The coveted reservations open three weeks to the day in advance, and if dinner is not possible, a trip for lunch is strongly suggested. And yes, lunch should accompany the food and wine pairing. You are in France! The farm-fresh and local food is innovative and vibrant, but the ambiance is unpretentious. It’s a meal to write home about.

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John’s friend

L’Ami Jean is an institution among foodie travelers and locals who know what they’re talking about. The bistro opened nearly 100 years ago as a Basque pub and has become a mainstay of classic French cuisine. It’s not fancy, and absolutely one of those joints you always stop at when you’re in town.



In old French, “vantre” refers to the belly, which means… come to Vantre hungry. With creative wine pairings and inventive interpretations of French classics that will have you wanting to lick your plate, you’ll inevitably become a loyal customer.


114 Suburb

One word to describe 114 Faubourg: chic. Well, actually two, the other word is delicious. The setting is glitzy and modern, with floral prints on the walls and shiny gold columns – and the food? It’s decadent and flavorful and the service is in a class of its own. This will be one of the best meals of your trip, if not the best. And yes, even if you go there for lunch, food and wine pairing is strongly suggested.


At Denise’s

An old fashioned French brasserie in the best sense of the word. Chez Denise is in the middle of the bustling Les Halles district, but rest assured it’s just as lively once you enter the premises. Wine flows from the decanter and truth be told, if you don’t get a steak, you’re missing out. It’s not one of those places to have a light meal, which is meant entirely as a compliment.


The panoramic views are spectacular, but the Japanese-French fare of the sexy Plume is a great complement. Dress to impress because you’ll notice everyone is there too. It’s not typically Parisian, but it’s great for a romantic evening.


la plume restaurant in paris interior view

A view of La Plume at Madame Reve.

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What to do


There are rooftop lounges and then there is ROOF at Madame Reve hotel. Located on…you guessed it, the rooftop, the new outdoor space is the perfect place to grab an aperitif (or a few) and munch on bites while watching the sunset. It has a wonderful hanging garden and the crowd is young and fashionable. And the view? It’s so good you won’t want to leave.


The Great Grocery

If you’re not going to take my word for it… at least follow the advice of Ina Garten, who also suggests travelers head to the breathtaking Grande Epicerie. It is, without an ounce of hyperbole, the best specialty food store in the world.


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30 Avenue Montaigne

Earlier this year, Dior reopened its jaw-dropping Paris flagship with an archive gallery, café, haute couture and jewelry workshop, as well as a restaurant, patisserie, three gardens and a boutique. Well worth a visit if you like fashion, but even if you don’t, it’s a great experience from top to bottom.


Regis Oyster Factory

Yes, Huitrerie Regis is listed here as a thing to do. Because it’s an experience. Grab your travel buddy — and a few friends, even if you have to — and order some Muscadet with your oysters. It’s a great old time.


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The Samaritan

The historic French department store in the first arrondissement reopened last year, and even if you’re not going to shop, it’s worth a visit due to its jaw-dropping renovation. Plus, Le Cheval Blanc is a hop, skip, and a hop away.

town pharmacy

If you know, you know. And now you do. Skincare addicts and beauty lovers have long considered City Pharma a must-see Paris stop. Because in a world of exquisite French pharmacies, City Pharma is a beauty outlet where you can get the best in luxury French beauty for less. Do yourself a favor and buy Bioderma in bulk, okay?


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From wine bottle to sandbag filler: glass recyclers Lafayette and LCG find new use for local waste | New Fri, 17 Jun 2022 09:00:00 +0000

That empty glass wine bottle or jar of pasta sauce in your kitchen could become sand used in sandbags to protect against flooding thanks to a new partnership between Lafayette Consolidated Government and a local business in glass recycling.

BackYard Sapphire, the local glass recycling business started by Tina Crapsi and Dawn Vincent last year, has partnered with Lafayette Consolidated Government to supply sand made from crushed glass to sandbag sites around the city. -parish.

The operation plans to supply between a ton and a ton and a half of sand to the parish town each month. BackYard Sapphire currently diverts approximately two tons of glass per month from landfills and reuses it; having a dedicated endpoint for most of their products will allow them to absorb more glass, Crapsi said.

Crapsi and Vincent began their operation in the backyard of their Lafayette home in February 2021 with a focus on turning glass into mulch and pebbles for the garden or decoration.

The couple added a machine that crushes glass into sand in November after finding the glass mulch market was too limited to offload the amount of glass they were taking in. They started piling the sand in their garden, mastering the production cycle while learning how to better market the sand and find buyers.

Enter Lafayette Consolidated Government. Sand purchased from BackYard Sapphire will be used to fill sandbags at the Dean Domingues Composting Facility at 400 Dugas Road, just in time for hurricane season, LCG announced.

Mulch now represents a smaller part of BackYard Sapphire’s business, but the duo said they wanted to have a diverse line of products made from their recycled glass and were constantly considering opportunities for growth. Their mulch is currently sold in about five local stores, Vincent said.

“We want to have as many opportunities to reuse glass in any way. Whatever desire someone expresses to us, if we can make it happen, that’s what we’re going to do. The goal is to use it somehow,” she said.

Besides a larger potential sales market, the sand is also more efficient to produce than glass mulch, they said.

Creating the glass mulch involves soaking the bottles in a baking soda solution to remove the labels, crushing the glass, then sifting the product to sort it into different size categories for sale. Meanwhile, the sand machine can accept the bottles with the labels and the grinding time is shorter, Vincent said.

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“We take the waste out of the community and put it back into a new product to use in the community. The excitement of having that full circle of sustainability within a 5 mile radius – it’s like a home run in the goal of recycling and upcycling,” said Crapsi.

Bess Foret, environmental quality supervisor for LCG, said the partnership is a win for everyone – it provides LCG with a needed product, helps a local business expand its operations and helps divert waste from the city. parish and to reuse them locally.

Reducing the volume of local waste entering the landfill is an ongoing goal of his department, the supervisor said. Lafayette’s waste is currently trucked to Wales, approximately 50 miles away, for disposal at the Republic Services landfill, resulting in significant trucking costs and additional environmental impact from transporting the materials. .

Lafayette does not currently offer glass recycling. Glass recycling was phased out in 2016 when recycling contracts were renegotiated, and glass recycling infrastructure is very limited in the state. Some basic operationslike BackYard Sapphire, are now taking root, but other than them, the closest major processing facility is in Houston, Foret said.

When she took over, Foret said she was keeping an eye out for alternatives that could get glass back into the recycling mix in some form.

“As soon as I heard about it, I knew it was a good thing for Lafayette. I think it also causes other people to think outside the box for different ways of thinking about eliminating things , where our waste goes, what’s going on with it, and how we can better deal with it. Waste management is important to our community,” Foret said.

BackYard Sapphire sand will only represent a small portion of total LCG sand purchases for sandbags and related needs, but it’s a starting point with room for growth, Foret said.

“It is very enriching to visit with [LCG’s environmental quality team] and realize that we all aspire to the same thing. We protect the environment we live in in every way possible,” Vincent said.

BackYard Sapphire offers curbside pickup services for Lafayette area residents and businesses and has a twice-weekly drop-off site at the Fightingville Fresh Market at 315 West Simcoe Street.