Hotels: Life on the Rocks

Club Dauphin at the Grand Hotel Cap Ferrat A couple of years ago Tanya and I were researching an article for Conde Naste magazines on the best hotels on the Riviera. We visited them all, including the most ...

Lifestyle: A year in the markets

Provence markets Author Jamie Ivey spent a year working in the Provence markets, here he explains what goes on behind the scenes   Early one Sunday morning in July the first whisper of the day’s hea...

Antiques hunting

Provence antiques Jon Bryant investigates the enduring allure of hunting for Provence antiques Woof, woof, a little silver piece for dog lovers everywhere More rewarding than lavender fields, longer lasti...

Hotels: Fab terraces

This month we’re celebrating the finest views which Provence has to offer. Rather than stay at any of the hotels featured, (although if your wallet stretches that far why not) the Guru recommends enjoying a rel...

Food: Asparagus Time

If you go down to the market this month, you’re sure to find plenty of the green gems of Provence – Asparagus. Here’s ten things you might not have known about May’s most delicious veg 1.   An asparagus s...

Wine: Fifty Shades of Pink

We’re holding a party at the beginning of May. It should be sunny and 50 people are flying in from the UK to be with us in Provence. The perception from overseas seems to be that having written three books abou...