Wednesday, May 3, 2023

LGB Fest in Nice


The sisters are doing it for themselves.

This weekend, from May 5th to 7th, the second edition of the LGB Fest will be a 100% female musical event featuring twelve female artists who are either locally known in the region or have a degree of international fame.

Additionally to the concerts taking place, there will also be a number of events over the three days to enjoy.

In a world seemingly dominated by men in the music industry, LGB Fest is doing its best to bring awareness of new artists and also shine a stronger light and balance to showcase what these talented women can accomplish.

An array of musical styles will be represented from rnb to house, techno, neo-soul, progressive rock, dance…you name it.

For the Friday opening, you can find Lazuli, Enchantee Julia, Siloh, and Roxie.

On May 6, Alys LF (Venus Club), Globale Industrial Culture, and Helena Hauff.

The weekend entertainment ends on Sunday with Vanille, PÖ Olympe4000, and Vicky R.

This LGBTQ+-friendly event will also be eco-friendly and with activities between and during the shows such as workshops, games, artisans, et al.

Doors open on Friday at 8:30 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday at 6 pm.

Further information can be found here on Instagram.
Get your tickets asap here at LGB Fest.  

Monday, May 1, 2023

City of Nice - Highly Rated for LGBTQ Marriages


Nice has recently been rated as one of the top regional capitals in France to celebrate the most “marriages for all”.
The municipality is pleased to announce that Nice is "the example in (its) fight against homophobia".

More than 700 LGBTQ marriages have been celebrated in Nice in the past ten years, for a total of 70,000 in France. As soon as same-sex marriages became legal in the country, Nice, the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes became one of the French cities that celebrate the most marriages. 

In 2013, 6% of these unions were performed in Nice, the second city after Paris, a few months after the law was passed in Parliament. Nearly one marriage in 10 in Nice in 2015 was from the LGBTQ community.

Before the law came into effect in France, the mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi (UMP), seemed on the fence about the subject. In Nice-Matin (13/01/13) he had "confirmed his opposition to the opening of marriage for homosexuals". As a deputy, he had even voted against it. Four months later, he said he was now "delighted" to be one of the first mayors to celebrate the legality of same-sex marriage in France.

Since the early 1990s, the city of Nice, along with other cities up and down the regional coastline has slowly come to realize the importance of the LGBTQ community. This in many ways has been spearheaded because of the large tourism boards, realizing how strong of an impact our money can be anywhere we travel in the world.

With Nice being one of the top-rated places in France to get married as members of the LGBTQ community, it signals this to be a safe destination and acceptance as a whole, all the while feeling very second nature in our lives.

Friday, April 28, 2023

A New Bugatti Showroom in Monaco


If there is one thing that is synonymous with Monaco, it’s luxury cars. 
So it’s no surprise that Bugatti just unveiled their new showroom at Racasse, one of Formula 1’s most famous corners in Monaco.

Bugatti is a natural fit for the Principality of Monaco, delivering the unparalleled prestige, excellence, and timeless luxury that the clientele of this region expects,” Bugatti Automobiles managing director Hendrik Malinowski said. 
“We are delighted to open our new home in Monaco; these are the very streets that Bugatti made history many years ago and we couldn’t imagine a better place to pay homage to our extraordinary heritage and connection to Monaco.”

Bugatti is operating the dealership with Segond Automobiles, which has been in Monaco for more than 35 years. The new showroom also features a maintenance and servicing facility that is also overseen by Segond Automobiles housing a team of specialized technicians that have been trained by Bugatti in Molsheim, France.

“The Bugatti Monaco showroom is in one of the most desirable European venues and is situated in one of the most iconic areas of the city,” said the managing director of Segond Automobiles Group, Stephane Colmart. “It is the ideal location from which to welcome customers into the world of Bugatti, a brand renowned for its racing successes and its world-leading craftsmanship. We are immeasurably proud to be part of the Bugatti network, with both the showroom and the after-sales center, and are really excited to welcome guests to offer them the ultimate in design, convenience, and luxury.”

Photos courtesy of Bugatti Monaco

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Louis Vuitton Campaign Showcases Eileen Gray’s E-1027 Villa


For those with a passion for both architecture and the world of luxury fashion, the world-renowned brand Louis Vuitton just released their latest campaign featuring the American actress and singer Zendaya as the newest ambassador for the company with the first photo shoot completed at the intriguing and historic Eileen Gray’s E-1027 villa in Roquebrune Cap Martin.

Once left to ruin, over a decade ago, a team was set in place to bring this most marvelous seaside property back to life and in step as close as possible to the original idea of the villa dreamed up by Eileen Gray.

Now known as a local treasure, one can visit E-1027 Cap Moderne which was designed between 1926 to 1929 to see and experience Eileen’s vision and how the property was built to live both simply and comfortably while also used as a work/invention studio capturing the famous light of the French Riviera.

With the youthful elegance of Zendaya on board in this new Louis Vuitton campaign, a new generation will now also discover more about the talents of the Irish artist and architect, Eileen Gray.

In this campaign, Zendaya is showcasing the brand’s bestselling Capucines handbag that was launched in 2013. According to Louis Vuitton, “Personifying the dreamy energy of the Côte d’Azur, the new House Ambassador brings a playful vibrancy to the Capucines campaign, exuding a bold, feminine allure emblematic of the Maison’s signature collection.”

The photographs for the campaign were taken by the famous Mert Alas and Marcus Pigott team, and feature Zendaya in monochromatic black and white outfits posing with the handbags in a variety of glorious colors. 

In a behind-the-scenes video published by Louis Vuitton, the actress describes how she felt about the iconic villa after its revitalization renovation in recent years.

“The Cap Moderne is just stunning and absolutely beautiful to look at. When you shoot in places that are cinematic and beautiful and have their own character and interest and history, it’s really special,” says the 26-year-old. “I think every time you look at it, you find something new. And then when the light is coming in, it creates all these beautiful shadows and shapes on the wall. It’s a dream because it makes the picture that much more interesting.”

Zendaya started her career as a child model, before moving into the world of Disney and then movies, where she debuted in The Greatest Showman. Additionally, she became the youngest-ever recipient of a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actress for her role as a drug-addicted teen in the HBO series Euphoria.