Monday, July 23, 2018

The Monaco Red Cross Gala 2018

Something that everyone always looks forward to in the summer is one of the Principality of Monaco’s major summer events, the 69th edition of the Monaco Red Cross Gala.
This year it will take place on Friday, July 28 in the famous Salle des Etoiles concert hall of the Sporting Monte-Carlo. 
Members of the Royal family including, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, President of the Monaco Red Cross, and HSH Princess Charlene and other royal members will come together with around 650 elite guests who will be attending this gala ball for a great cause.
This particular Gala Ball has been focusing on Solidarity since 10th August 1948. This very glamorous gala will be attended by many celebrities, artists, sportsmen and women, politicians and business leaders giving their support to the initiatives carried out by the Monaco Red Cross throughout the year.
And this year, the special guest performer will be Seal, the British soul and dance music legend, will be performing live.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Antibes Free Walking Tours!

If you are visiting the Cote d’Azur this summer for your holidays or are a local, one of the things that is not to be missed is the Antibes Free Walking Tours.

Early in May 2018, the owner, Cedric Pages, an IT Professional (systems and network engineer), missed interacting with people on a daily basis so the new father quit his 9-5 job and went with his passion and developed the Antibes Free Walking Tours.
It’s easy to see why the walking tours have been a big hit from the start, Cedric’s love and knowledge of Antibes fully shines through. Even if you have been through the seaside town a million times, on this tour you will be taken to various locations such as the Free Commune of Safranier, a sort of village-within-a-village, determined to safeguard its history and told interesting tidbits along the way that are quite remarkable.
If you are a history buff, this is the tour for you; here you will learn how Antibes became a port town during the Roman times.
And with the turbulence of the Middle Ages, how Antibes found itself on the border of France and Savoy. This vulnerability prompted fortifications to be constructed in the 16th centuries, later for the most part dismantled, and how the redevelopment occurred afterwards with many amusing aspects mentioned throughout the tour.
The Antibes Free Walking Tours are not rushed or overloaded with material, this is certainly Cedric’s calling as he gives you and the group just enough information to let it all sink in and be discussed while you enjoy the beautiful surroundings he is pointing out.
On this tour you will be taken on a fun adventure through the quaint, historical old town of Antibes to show you all the hidden gems of this incredible place. Not only will you discover places that you wouldn't have found by yourself but you'll also hear some fun facts and interesting stories on celebrities that have visited the area, the yachts that are in and around the port and much more.
Keep up with the Antibes Free Walking Tours by liking the Facebook page and be sure to bring all your friends along on your next visit to the area.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sparkle! Sparkle!

I love supporting new business ventures in the French Riviera, especially if they are so well suited to the lifestyle of the region.

If there is anything the world needs now its sparkle and thankfully, Corin, the owner of Sparkling Van is here to help!
Articulate, inspiring and motivated. Corin comes from a long and in-depth history in the hospitality industry and in speaking to him seaside in Villefranche-sur-Mer about his business, the Sparkling Van, one can’t help but feel energized with just how smart and positive he is with a high level of passionate in his work, just what is required by an entrepreneur these days.
The concept for the Sparkling Van did not happen overnight. He had the idea in mind, sketched out the design, found an automobile shop that could at least start to customize his plan but when it came down to it, as many discover with a personal project, it’s best to take care of the details yourself.
With that, after a number of months fine tuning, the Sparkling Van was ready to hit the streets!
Launched in early 2018, the Sparkling Van is a unique pop up traveling bar with sparkling wine on tap that is made from the same grapes that are used to create Prosecco. But that’s not all, with Corin’s extensive bartending background; any other cocktail drinks are made available at your request along with any number of his own fine blends.
What one will find the most impressive is the level of detailed care and knowledge when it comes to the Sparkling Van in how the clients are treated; right away you are acknowledged and immediately taken care of with your preference in drink tastes. You are left feeling special and remembered for the next time you are around, something in the hospitality world you rarely feel anymore. And who wouldn’t instantly fall in love with the vintage touches both on and around the Sparkling Van?  
It certainly didn’t take long for those of us in the French Riviera to notice the Sparkling Van zipping around the region to set up at various events, both at garden parties and seaside or even at corporate functions to liven things up and having this totally unique van has helped make many local weddings even more memorable…drinks can even be designed specifically to the request of the bride and groom...or groom and groom...bride and bride.
The next time you are having an event, you must consider the Sparkling Van, your guests will thank you for that and as one of the taglines for the Sparkling Van states…This Van runs on Love, Laughter & Sparkles! So let’s Sparkle together!!
Connect with Corin and his Sparkling Van team for any of your upcoming events!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The 71st Cannes Film Festival 2018!

There is a definite buzz this time of year in the French Riviera surrounding the upcoming 71st Cannes Film Festival that takes place May 8 to May 19, 2018!

Although preparations have been going on for months, you can still sense an awakening in the springtime air with those in the business community getting everything prepared for when this part of France goes up on the world stage.
The first annual Cannes Film Festival was set to start in the small resort fishing city back in 1939 but World War ll had put a quick stop to that idea. But in 1946, France’s government approved a revival of the Festival de Cannes as a means of luring tourists back to the French Riviera. So the festival finally began on September 20, 1946, and 18 nations were represented.
Though there were a few bumpy early years where the festival was cancelled for economic reasons, by the mid-fifties, the Festival International du Film de Cannes came to be regarded as the most prestigious film festival in the world.
And this is easily seen today by way of the global media on hand and those in the city enveloped in a community of renowned actors, producers, directors and every other profession of the film industry for the many glamorous film premieres, events and of course, to be seen on the steps of the Palais des Festivals’ famous red carpet.
The excitement continues this year for the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival with the stunningly talented, Oscar award-winning actress Cate Blanchett as the President of the Jury presiding over those hoping for the chance to win the much prized Palme D’Or award.
With my passion for everything French Riviera, my team and I work daily along with our 29 local business partners as part of a shared economy to bring those coming to the region the very best there is to offer so that you may have a truly authentic and wonderful experience, not only for the Cannes Film Festival, but any time of year.
Now, let’s get you here:

With this being the Cannes Film Festival, we work with Smart Aviation private charter jet services who are able to fly you and anyone else in your entourage from most any location around the world to either the Nice Cote d’Azur International Airport or the more discreet and even closer Cannes-Mandelieu Airport.
Also, since traffic tends to increase dramatically around Cannes for the film festival, we suggest our aviation specialists arrange for a quick helicopter charter either from the airports or even from your yacht charter or to one of our villa rental locations.
Private car service will be essential, especially if you need to get to any meetings or events safely not only in Cannes but throughout the surrounding areas. For this, you will definitely require an experienced chauffeur service such as our partners at AJM Touring.
Not only do the drivers know the region extremely well, AJM Touring will offer you the most realistic and reasonable quotes along with providing you with drivers that are trained in all aspects of safety and security, who will also stay with you throughout your journey and who can navigate where you need to go so that you arrive in a timely manner.
As for a place to stay for the Cannes Film Festival, time is of the essence and although it’s not unusual for our team to take last minute villa rental requests, so that you feel everything is well prepared, it’s best to book now so that you can arrive knowing your home away from home is fully supplied with all the essentials you require.

We have a wide selection of high-end properties available, not only in Cannes but also throughout the region including a number of private, off-market villas giving us in total access to almost 200 properties. Many of these properties will allow you to not only entertain during the film festival but they will also give you the privacy needed to relax and retreat.

All of our property rentals are price matched and fully insured so that you are protected and guaranteed and you will be provided with all the necessary legal documents required before your stay. Discretion assured.
If there is a property type you had in mind but don’t see on our website, just let us know. We can easily do a more extensive search in our portfolio and love the thrill of seeking out the perfect villa environment.

As for the parties during the Cannes Film Festival, there are certainly plenty to be found, and like the films presented, in every genre imaginable. This is the time to dress to impress and to definitely be on the VIP guest list.
If it’s happening, we have the direct access you need to obtain tickets to the various after parties, galas and charity events. This will definitely be the time to put those apps to use.
This will be your chance to mix and mingle with those on all levels of the A-List in the film and media industry, tickets for these sensational events do sell out quickly and the demand for tickets increases daily, especially during the Cannes Film Festival so connect with us for your head start on the selection.
Overall, we are always available for this much anticipated time of year with the Cannes Film Festival. We love getting to meet and work with people from every nationality around the world to take care of all their needs so that they may have a most pleasant and productive stay and to also truly Experience The French Riviera.