Sunday, January 31, 2016

La Cave Wilson

It has been said that with everyone seemingly on online nowadays for cheap entertainment purposes, and those in the gay community on all the latest hookup apps available, that in many cities around the world the bar and nightclub scene is slowly fading out.

One keeps expecting that to happen in the French Riviera, but so far that doesn’t seem to be the case, at least not in the city of Nice where a new establishment appears on the frequency to the tune of at least one or two a year.

Take for example La Cave Wilson, this latest hotspot to the LGBT community in Nice opened only a few months ago and is already a smash hit.

Known as the place to go after work for a drink or before heading out to the nightclubs on a weekend, with the addition of a cabaret drag show taking place at least once a week, La Cave Wilson has the most wonderful ambiance, especially if you love décor and nostalgia.
Instead of turning a new bar into the latest hipster establishment, the owners have stayed true to the original roots of the property with a nod to the looks of a Parisian style café in the roaring twenties.

Step in and be surrounded by old movie posters, chandeliers, classic mirrors and finer touches from a bygone era that are deep into the bones of this cool hangout.

With the staff doing a great job of making one feel right at home as soon as you enter with a smile and great service!

Whether establishments are closing or not in gay communities, in the city of Nice, getting out and being social always seems to be in style. So step away from those laptops and put the cell phone in your pocket and meet all kinds of cool people at La Cave Wilson.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Put A Ring On It

It has been a season and a half of events and weddings in the French Riviera! Never have I seen it so busy in the summer with all kinds of soirées leading into the autumn months with what seems like every gay and lesbian couple I know getting married.

At one point I was wondering, is there something in the water?!
But this is France, the place of romance and there is no better environment in which to get married than in the country of love!

Same-sex marriage has been legal in France since May 18, 2013 but there are still steps to consider before even arriving and thinking it can happen overnight (this isn’t Vegas after all) and in France they prefer to keep procedures in place, that is why if you plan on coming to France to get married it’s a must that you hire a certified wedding and events planner first.

The company that comes highly recommended in France is Sumptuous Events; based in Paris, the owner Jean Charles has an extensive company portfolio having arranged numerous luxurious events and weddings all over the country (and world), from historic estates to private seaside beaches.
On such an important day, you want everything arranged and done properly from the start and that is where Sumptuous Events can help, no matter the size of the wedding or any event you would like to have, budgets will be maintained and all those details you wish for will be made possible.
Having traveled around the world, Jean Charles is a certified consultant and degree-qualified events manager, along with being one of the first male wedding planners in France and also one of the first wedding and event planners in the country who also works with same-sex couples as his portfolio indicates. Without question, your needs for your day will be met intuitively.

Anyone who has read Gay French Riviera over the past few years or knows of my work in the French Riviera realizes I don’t just recommend anyone or any place unless I have experienced it myself and have done all the background checks.

It is also one of the reasons why my company has partnered with Sumptuous Events through Experience The French Riviera, to help provide you with these wonderful services in the region as we only work with the best that have a proven success record.
Think about it, the French Riviera! With our stunning landscapes and clear blue Mediterranean Sea, along with access to luxurious villas and yachts, secret beaches and hilltop vistas, there are but a few places around the world as enchanting as this beautiful region in which to hold your wedding.

With the help of Sumptuous Events, your special day and all that surrounds it will make for the most unique, memorable wedding day possible!
Photo credits: D-IP Photography, Le Secret D'Audrey