Friday, January 19, 2018

Nice Cote d'Azur Airport Breaks Record!

It’s no surprise to that the number of visitors continues to climb each year to the French Riviera and now the Nice Cote d’Azur Airport has announced a new record has been set for the number of passengers in 2017.

A total of 13.3 million people have passed through the gates to the French Riviera during the past year which is up by 900,000 from 2016. 

You can see for yourself that the changes have been happening consistently at the airport recently with a renewed interest in shops and services provided overall for passengers. And that has been confirmed by the airport officials by the commissioning of the new passenger route and the redesign of the comfort and commercial areas. 
From my own personal experiences traveling through the airport, it just seems easier and more stress free now compared to even a few years back.

The Nice Cote d’Azur Airport is the second largest airport in France after Paris, with a total of 114 direct destinations and 56 scheduled airlines serving 40 countries. Also outside of Paris, it is the only French airport to offer daily flights to Doha and Dubai, along with New York and Montreal.

Come and party in the French Riviera everyone!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

French Riviera Casting Call!

Have you always wanted to be on TV?

A new show is now in development with producers and casting agents for a reality docu-series surrounding the luxury lifestyle of a UHNWI’s (Ultra High Net Worth Individuals) on holiday during the summer months in the French Riviera, particularly those that stay in high-end villas in the region.

The local company, Experience The French Riviera, is currently working with this team from a very prominent production company based out of the United States in helping to cast individuals who would like to be a part of this project, from there it will go into production.

Since the casting call is out, here are a few of the requirements:

- Must currently live in France (preferably within the Cote d’Azur)

- Can be of any nationality but must have all proper working papers for France

- Speak very good English (written and oral) as this is an American production and primary audience

- Any age, race and sex

- Looks are great but your true personality will take you further

Important: Filming will take place mostly around villas and those that spend their vacation in them. Those ideal candidates that go to the top of the list will already have experience with working on such properties and/or currently does work in the luxury market within the French Riviera for UHNWI’s.

An example of what they are looking for include: top chefs, host/hostess, driver, personal protection service, event planner, personal assistant, management, waiter/waitress, housekeeper, gardener, fitness trainer, maintenance, etc.

Basically whatever a client would need or a property would require for their stay that makes it all encompassing, manageable, memorable and pleasant.

A bonus on your behalf to show the casting agents is if you have a vibrant social media network such as Instagram...thinking Bloggers and Influencers, anyone that is already comfortable in front of a camera.

Filming will take place in and around luxury properties throughout a possible 7-10 week filming period with plenty of fun, extracurricular activities (beach parties, yachts, restaurants).

Time is essential to submit your information; this will be a paid opportunity for the right candidates so serious applicants only please.

References and everything else will be verified before proceeding.

If you are interested, or know of someone that might be, please connect only by email at:

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Le Dandy

As any of my friends will tell you, I don’t regard myself to be a foodie but I do know what I like when it comes to a great restaurant with an enticing ambience.

Le Dandy is what I would consider to be one of these places, and friends of mine will vouch for this as well.

Anticipating my first visit when Le Dandy opened in the summer of 2016 as they showcased what was taking place through their Instagram account. And located in what is affectionately known as 'Le Petit Marais' as the area reminds people of the gay district in Paris, Le Dandy is an obvious choice for many as it seems every time one goes by the restaurant, especially during high season in Nice, the terrace is packed with locals.

Upon my first actual visit, I was naturally drawn in by the color choices and lighting which totally sets the tone for an evening out and with a design that is modern with a slight, memorable, quirky decor matched with classic touches, all very welcoming.
Here you will find a French atmosphere; one that isn’t pretentious with both traditional infused with some ever changing trendy food choices.

Known as one of the coolest wine bars on the block, staff is always friendly, attentive and courteous. And with a menu that makes every visit feel like a fun adventure for the taste buds.
It wasn’t long before Le Dandy became one of the first choices to hang out with friends and enjoy an apéro or dinner, even business lunches become more inspired.
 Le Dandy in Nice, highly recommended.

Photos courtesy of Le Dandy