Thursday, August 10, 2023

Return of the Dolly White Party


It wouldn’t be summer without the traditional Dolly White Party in le petit Marais district of Nice.

Situated between Place Garibaldi and the Port, at Place du Pin, the Dolly Party will be easy enough to find, just simply follow the direction of the crowds and dance music for this most popular LGBTQ party of the season on Monday, August 14th starting at 18h.

Have fun and support this charity as the party helps raise funds that allow the LGBTQIA+ Center to support its action against discrimination year-round throughout the Cote d’Azur.

The usual mode of fashion for the event is to wear white and expect a diverse crowd of people of all age ranges and nationalities who will be dancing the night away under the stars.

This is a secured event so expect the usual security checks for the safety of everyone.

A myriad of talented DJs that we love will be on the decks: Jissé Flight Møde, DJ Fredsky official, Tristan Garner, Nicolas Dermen, Anna Crouse, and La Fille de l'air, winner of the Tramplin Dolly 2023, and all under the eye of the new Dolly statue by the artist Moya Patrick.

It’s advised to arrive early as the area, although almost two blocks in size, does fill up with people quite quickly.

So get out there and enjoy what will be the most memorable Dolly Party event of the summer!

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Le Saint Jean Restaurant - Saint Jean Cap Ferrat


Although year-round the restaurants on the Cote d’Azur are always remarkable, there is something about summer that just seems to bring that extra seasonal Riviera feeling to an eatery, and one establishment in particular with this type of ambiance is Le Saint Jean Restaurant on Saint Jean Cap Ferrat.

Situated at the port in the heart of the village, just steps from the sea, the restaurant both inside or outside on the expansive terraces (where most people tend to gravitate to), is light and airy, making it ideal for people-watching and taking in the surroundings of the area with views all the way towards Monaco.

Le Saint Jean Restaurant was established back in 1916, making it one of the first longstanding businesses on Cap Ferrat which has also become a favorite haunt of many locals over the decades.

With an ever-changing, enticing array of items to choose from on the menu, including fresh seafood caught daily and brought in direct from the port. Le Saint Jean is a highly regarded, must-visit establishment if you happen to be on the peninsula.

Here, no matter what time of the day or night you visit, the staff is always attentive, proactive in their work, knowledgeable about the restaurant, courteous, and always smiling, in general, they are a lot of fun to be around.

The food is always fresh with any number of items on the menu that will easily tempt your tastebuds, whether it be from the daily specials board, or if you are in the mood for Italian or French cuisine.

At Le Saint Jean Restaurant you get great value for your money with the selection of dishes being quite sizeable, colorful, delectable, and definitely Instagram-worthy, the same goes for the vast array of cocktails and wine options available - all moderately priced.

The next time you are on Cap Ferrat, be sure to experience Le Saint Jean Restaurant.

Photos credit: Le Saint Jean Restaurant

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Saint Tropez Designer Beaches

Summer beach collaborations have been taken to the next level this summer in the sunny Saint Tropez area and here is where to find them.

The best place to get a true feel of Saint Tropez is by heading to the sandy coastline of Pampelonne, home to some of the most iconic beach clubs in the whole of the south of France.

Style has always been the name of the game here and where better to show off what you’ve got than at one of the many glamorous and reputable locations such as Nikki Beach, Byblos, and Club 55.

Let’s start with the super sexy Simon Porte Jacquemus, who is a native of the region and who has exploded onto the fashion scene with a range of vibrant, fun clothing and accessories. This year, he has chosen to open a pop-up boutique with the Été capsule collection at the amazing Indie Beach where you can also get a bright sun lounger to help you capture some rays.

Loulou Ramatuelle and Gucci have formed a partnership this season that showcases all the best aspects of this area of Saint Tropez while providing a strong presence in terms of the Gucci brand. Capture this look from the beaming yellow parasols to the recognizable red, white, and navy will delight anyone looking for that perfect Instagram shot in the sand while on vacation.

To get the full experience of the Gucci capsule collection housed in the pop-up boutique, you can book an appointment with a dedicated client advisor for a memorable holiday shopping experience.


Loyal followers of the Loro Piana brand will find the cool, sophisticated fashion and homewares featured at the renowned La Réserve à la Plage at their own pop-up boutique. La Réserve is where people come to get away from the party scene and relax surrounded by a beautiful, natural environment at the end of Pampelonne Beach, making this collaboration ideal for both brands involved.


Christian Dior himself had a long history in the Cote d’Azur so it’s no surprise that the Dior brand would match itself with Shellona Beach, a laid-back seaside location that has been enticing visitors since 2017.

Affectionately named “Dioriviera”, the brand has lovingly taken over Shellona beach with hints of its recognizable Toile de Jouy in pinky hues, from the numerous loungers and deckchairs to parasols and even the scatter cushions to name but a few items. Here, Dior also has a pop-up boutique displaying this season's capsule collection from Maria Grazia Chiuri.


Sunday, July 23, 2023

French Riviera Real Estate Options Twelve

For the summer month of July, we are focusing on properties in the captivating city of Cannes.

Known for its sandy beaches, luxury shopping, and the famous Cannes Film Festival, as a local you will quickly discover there is so much more to offer from this once sleepy fishing village.

Over the years many updates have been made to the city, the train station has been completely refurbished and extended to accommodate any number of visitors traveling through the Cote d’Azur, the variety of shops has increased, along with restaurants offering a global taste to suit any foodies palette, all situated throughout any number of pedestrian zones in the downtown core.

The seaside hotels are continually being kept the highest standards for guests and offer a wide range of price points to suit a traveler in an area that gets 300+ days of sunshine a year making it a worldwide travel destination.

And because of the number of congresses held throughout the year, this makes most properties an ideal rental investment, no matter the size and location of the property in the safe, secure community of Cannes.

Cannes Waterfront Penthouse
2,580,000 EUR

In one of the few waterfront residences of Cannes, come to discover this magnificent Penthouse with its sumptuous view of the bay of Cannes and the Islands of Lerins.

This unique property offers 4 rooms of 84m2 and is composed of a large living room with an open kitchen, fitted and equipped.

Plus, 1 master bedroom with a sea view, as well as 2 bedrooms en suite with shower room. Cellar and parking

A magnificent terrace of 40m2 allows you to take full advantage of this sublime sea view.

Direct access to the beach completes the comfort of this rare property.

Cannes Modern Villa
4,390,000 EUR

In the Californie district, a modern villa with hints of art deco style throughout, close to the city center and the beach is on the market.

Offering 350 m2 of living space with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms situated on a well-maintained plot of 1528 m2 with a swimming pool and wonderful panoramic views.

Super Cannes
7,900,000 EUR

This magnificent villa of 325 m2 has 5 bedrooms, and 5 bathrooms and is perfect to both entertain and relax with friends and family while offering you an incredible panoramic sea view with a gorgeous garden of 1980 m2 in the heights of Cannes.

Cannes Penthouse
9,600,000 EUR

On the penthouse floor of a renowned residence on the Croisette, a magnificent 270m2 flat with a panoramic sea view over the Bay of Cannes, the Lerins Islands, and the Esterel Hills is on the market.

It consists of a large entrance hall, leading to a magnificent living room of 95m2, with direct access to a terrace of 48m2. A separate kitchen, 4 bedrooms, and 4 bathrooms.

The flat extends into a beautiful 2 rooms directly connected but with the advantage of an independent entrance. Plus, 1 Studio of 15m2, 3 garages, and 3 cellars complete the comfort of this rare property.