After reading a series of books on the history of Champagne, I fell in love with the story of Napoléon Bonaparte and his friendship with Jean Remy Moët. I fell in love with Champagne itself. I wrote a letter to a gentleman who had written my favourite book on the subject and he wrote back inviting me to visit France to learn all about champagne.
I turned on my heel and quit my finance career, left my long-term partner, gave away my dog and bought a one-way ticket to Paris. This is where my incredible new journey began – a charmed life of delicious champagne, grand soirees, Saudi Arabian princes and luxury travel.